Fairstead, Norfolk

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This article is about the suburb in Norfolk. For the hamlet in Essex, see Fairstead, Essex.
Green space in Fairstead
Houses in Fairstead

The Fairstead Estate is a suburb of King's Lynn, Norfolk, England. The population of Fairstead ward of King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough at the 2011 Census was 6,479.[1]

Location and brief history[edit]

The Fairstead Estate is about 3 km south-east of King's Lynn's town centre. The area is known locally as "The Fairstead" or just "Fairstead". It is a late 20th century development, the result of an overspill agreement between the Municipal Borough of King's Lynn and the Greater London Council in 1962; it started Lynn's second industrial revolution (light engineering, chemicals, clothing, food processing).[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

Fairstead has two schools, Fairstead County Primary School, a very large primary school, and Churchill Park School, which was completed in 2010 and is a merger of Alderman Jackson and Ethel Tipple Schools.

Fairstead has its own minor shopping zone, called Centre Point, with a doctor's surgery, a chemist and about 4-6 other shops. There is also a community hall. At the other end of the estate there is a convenience store.

Fairstead has a small wooded area extending from the front of the school area.

The pub has been knocked down as the residents complained of it being an eyesore this was done through the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk and West Norfolk police safer neighbourhood teams.[clarification needed][citation needed] Affordable housing is to be built on the site of the old pub.

Fairstead has its own website - http://www.fairstead.org - where local residents talk about local issues.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 

Coordinates: 52°45′10″N 0°26′08″E / 52.752666°N 0.435651°E / 52.752666; 0.435651