Bedgrove

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Bedgrove
Bedgrove1.jpg
Typical housing in Bedgrove
Bedgrove is located in Buckinghamshire
Bedgrove
Bedgrove
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population9,171 (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceSP8312
Civil parish
  • Aylesbury
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAYLESBURY
Postcode districtHP21
Dialling code01296
PoliceThames Valley
FireBuckinghamshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire
51°48′23″N 0°47′01″W / 51.806283°N 0.783516°W / 51.806283; -0.783516Coordinates: 51°48′23″N 0°47′01″W / 51.806283°N 0.783516°W / 51.806283; -0.783516

Bedgrove is one of the housing estates of the modern town of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, though it takes its name from a farm and hamlet that stood in the area until the area was cleared for building in the late 1950s. At the time it was built it was the largest housing estate of its kind in the country.[1] The housing estate is on the south side of the town. The farm (and associated cottages) was where Pevensey Close now stands.

In the 2001 census the population of Bedgrove was 9,171 people.

Also the ancient village of Caldicot was thought to be situated approximately where Caldicot Close is today, hence the name of the new road.

Facilities[edit]

In the middle of Bedgrove, there are two churches, one Church of England called Church of the Holy Spirit, and one Roman Catholic Church, called Our Lady of Lourdes. There is also a Baptist church in Limes Avenue.

Bedgrove is served by Bedgrove Infant School, for children aged from three to seven, and Bedgrove Junior School, for children aged from seven to eleven. Both are foundation schools, which each take approximately 480 pupils.

On the southside of Bedgrove is Bedgrove Park, a large field with many football pitches, a community centre, a playground designed for 2-12 year olds and an all-weather pitch designed for youths to play football and netball.

In the heart of Bedgrove is Jansel Square, which consists of several take away restaurants (Chinese and Fish and Chips) and many shops including: Co-operative, Sue Ryder Care, Extra Care, McCoy's Fish & Chips, Jade Garden (Chinese Restaurant)William Hill, Tilbury's Butchers, Martin McColl's Newsagent (which includes a branch of the Post Office), a gift shop, and a café called The Coffee Bean. A new Sainsbury's Local store recently opened next to the William Hill bookmakers, on 28 April 2014.[2][3][4]

There is also a Pub named 'The Buckinghamshire Yeoman' in Jansel Square.[5]

The Arriva Shires & Essex 'Pink Route' service 8 to Aylesbury serves Bedgrove Monday-Saturday, at a frequency of up to every 20 minutes, which runs via Broughton.[6] Stops on this route serve Welbeck Avenue, Cambourne Avenue, Cam Mead and Long Meadow. For a Sunday bus service, Red Rose Travel operates the 501 service from Aylesbury to Watford which serves two stops in Bedgrove, on Cam Mead and Long Meadow.[7]

Demography[edit]

Bedgrove compared
2001 UK Census Bedgrove ward Aylesbury Vale borough England
Population 9,171 165,748 49,138,831
Foreign born 7.4% 7.9% 9.2%
White 95.9% 94.1% 90.9%
Asian 2.4% 3.4% 4.6%
Black 0.7% 1% 2.3%
Christian 77.8% 73.8% 71.7%
Muslim 0.5% 2.7% 3.1%
Hindu 1.2% 0.5% 1.1%
No religion 13.6% 15.7% 14.6%
Unemployed 1.5% 2% 3.3%
Retired 16.1% 11% 13.5%

At the 2001 UK census, the Bedgrove electoral ward had a population of 9,171. The ethnicity was 95.9% white, 0.9% mixed race, 2.4% Asian, 0.7% black and 0.1% other. The place of birth of residents was 92.6% United Kingdom, 1.1% Republic of Ireland, 2.1% other Western European countries, and 4.2% elsewhere. Religion was recorded as 77.8% Christian, 0.1% Buddhist, 1.2% Hindu, 0.2% Sikh, 0.1% Jewish, and 0.5% Muslim. 13.6% were recorded as having no religion, 0.3% had an alternative religion and 6.2% did not state their religion.[8]

The economic activity of residents aged 16–74 was 45% in full-time employment, 14.7% in part-time employment, 8% self-employed, 1.5% unemployed, 2.9% students with jobs, 3% students without jobs, 16.1% retired, 4.8% looking after home or family, 2.5% permanently sick or disabled and 1.5% economically inactive for other reasons. The industry of employment of residents was 16.4% retail, 13.8% manufacturing, 5.8% construction, 13.7% real estate, 13.2% health and social work, 8.8% education, 5.8% transport and communications, 7.4% public administration, 2.5% hotels and restaurants, 6.4% finance, 0.7% agriculture and 5.5% other. Compared with national figures, the ward had a relatively high proportion of workers in finance and public administration. There were a relatively low proportion in agriculture, hotels and restaurants. Of the ward's residents aged 16–74, 22.8% had a higher education qualification or the equivalent, compared with 19.9% nationwide.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Bucks Herald (2002) Memory Lane Aylesbury: Into The Seventies. Derby: Breedon Books
  2. ^ http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/more-news/sainsbury-s-town-supermarket-lines-up-another-store-in-aylesbury-1-5321823
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-29. Retrieved 2014-04-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Bucks Herald (28 April 2014). "New Sainsbury's Opens in Bedgrove". Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.pub-explorer.com/bucks/pub/buckinghamshireyeomanbedgrove.htm
  6. ^ http://www.arrivabus.co.uk/serviceInformation.aspx?id=34359739460&r=South+East
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ a b "Neighbourhood Statistics". Statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 2008-04-20.