Fairfield Park

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Fairfield Park
Fairfield Park Bedfordshire.jpg
The centre of Fairfield Park
Fairfield Park is located in Bedfordshire
Fairfield Park
Fairfield Park
Fairfield Park shown within Bedfordshire
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHITCHIN
Postcode districtSG5
Dialling code01462
PoliceBedfordshire
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire
52°00′N 0°15′W / 52.00°N 0.25°W / 52.00; -0.25Coordinates: 52°00′N 0°15′W / 52.00°N 0.25°W / 52.00; -0.25

Fairfield Park is a village in the civil parish of Fairfield, in the Central Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England.

Background[edit]

The village was established in the early 2000s in the buildings and grounds of Fairfield Hospital, a defunct psychiatric hospital which closed in 1999. The village consists of some 900 Victorian inspired dwellings of different housing types and about 100 apartments in the former hospital building.[1]

Politics[edit]

Fairfield Park was originally intended to become a new village in its own right, but was designated by planners as part of Stotfold civil parish.[2] However, on 1 April 2013 Fairfield became a separate civil parish,[3] and elected its own parish council in May 2013.[4]

Commercial area[edit]

Amenities in the village include a community centre, Fairfield Park Bowls Club, Fairfield Park Lower School, a cricket club, Bannantynes Gym, The Orchard restaurant, children's parks, hair salon, dry cleaner, nursery & a small Tesco Express.

Major construction work is now occurring to form more housing on the East side of Hitchin Road. There will be a new school building; however, at this stage there is no news of any other amenities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fairfield Park Lower School - School History". Fairfield.beds.sch.uk. Archived from the original on 12 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  2. ^ "Fairfield Park". Fairfield Park. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  3. ^ "Bulletin of change to local authority arrangements, areas and names in England" (PDF). Lgbce. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  4. ^ Published on 18/05/2013 10:05 (2013-05-18). "Historic moment for community's parish council - Local News". Biggleswade Today. Retrieved 2013-05-25.

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