Sundon Park Shopping Parade
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Sundon Park is a suburb of north Luton in Bedfordshire. The area is roughly bounded by the edge of Luton to the north, Leagrave Park to the south, the Midland Main Line to the west, and Spinney Woods and the footpath from the woods to the edge of town to the east.
The "official" entrance to Sundon Park is through the "Sundon Arch", the railway bridge which connects Sundon Park Road to Toddington Road. The estate is in two distinct parts, divided by Hill Rise. The older part to the south (known colloquially as "the Avenues") consists of a number of long, straight avenues which are numbered ("Fourth Avenue", etc.). Fourth Avenue was the first to be built in the 1920s, followed by the other Avenues in the 1930s. North of Hill Rise, are the newer houses, built mainly in the 1950s and 1960s. Most of the roads here are named after hills and mountains e.g. Grampian Way, Pennine Avenue. These were all built as owner-occupier properties.
Shopping is provided around the junction of Hill Rise and Sundon Park Road, with a precinct featuring convenience stores, takeaways and a petrol station , and a large Aldi Superstore as well as a community centre. There is also a smaller parade of shops on Ashwell Avenue. The SKF factory has been largely turned into industrial units, with other large industrial facilities concentrated in the strip between Sundon Park Road and the railway line.
There are three schools in the district. Cheynes Infant School, on Cranbrook Drive, caters for 4-7 year olds; Sundon Park Junior School (SPJS), on Kinross Crescent, is for 7-11 year olds; and Lealands High School on Sundon Park Road is for 11-16 year olds. Next to Lealands is the City Learning Centre for Luton, elearning@luton.
Sundon Park is within the Sundon Park ward (of which the southern tip also contains part of Leagrave) and is represented by Cllr Anna Pedersen (Liberal Democrats) and Cllr Clive Mead (Liberal Democrats).
The ward forms part of the parliamentary constituency of Luton North, and the MP is Kelvin Hopkins (Independent). Sundon Park is within the East of England (European Parliament constituency).
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Two or three weekly newspapers are delivered free to all the houses in Sundon Park. However they are not specific to Sundon Park. They are:
- Luton & Dunstable Express - Delivered every Wednesday
- Herald and Post - Delivered every Thursday
- Luton on Sunday- Delivered every Sunday
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