Warden Hills

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Warden Hills
Warden Hills is located in Bedfordshire
Warden Hills
Warden Hills
Warden Hills shown within Bedfordshire
Population Within Bramingham ward
OS grid reference TL085253
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LUTON
Postcode district LU2
Dialling code 01582
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°54′58″N 0°25′19″W / 51.916°N 0.422°W / 51.916; -0.422Coordinates: 51°54′58″N 0°25′19″W / 51.916°N 0.422°W / 51.916; -0.422

Warden Hills is an area of Luton in Bedfordshire, which is named after the hills overlooking it. Formerly part of a village called Streatley, until the 1960s, Warden Hills has become one of the fastest-growing areas of Luton in the past 50 years[citation needed].

Cows on Warden Hill near Luton

Warden Hills lies on the outskirts of Luton, and is three miles north of the centre of the town. It possesses one junior and infants school, one church, a golf course, a recreation centre, and several pubs. The oldest pub in Streatley is the Old Chequer. Also in the area, there is the only Catholic Secondary school in Luton, Cardinal Newman.

There are two hills overlooking the area - Galley Hill (formerly a place of public execution) and Warden Hill - the latter being the bigger and wider of the two. The two hills have now become a Site of Special Scientific Interest, as the Galley and Warden Hills Nature Reserve. There are a number of rare species here, including butterflies, moths, and flowers.

The Icknield Way Path passes through the hills on its 110 mile journey from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Knettishall Heath in Suffolk. The Icknield Way Trail, a multi-user route for walkers, horse riders and off-road cyclists also passes through the hills.

Politics Warden Hills comes within the Bramingham ward in Luton and is represented by Cllr Gilbert Campbell (Conservative) and Cllr David Johnston, who is the Conservative Leader at Luton Borough Council.

The ward forms part of the parliamentary constituency of Luton North, and the MP is Kelvin Hopkins (Labour). Bramingham is within the East of England (European Parliament constituency).

Map of Luton showing Bramingham ward

Local Attractions[edit]

AP Icon.svg Abbey/Priory/Cathedral
Accessible open space Accessible open space
Themepark uk icon.png Amusement/Theme Park
CL icon.svg Castle
Country Park Country Park
EH icon.svg English Heritage
Forestry commission logo.svg Forestry Commission
Heritage railway Heritage railway
Historic house Historic House
Museum (free)
Museum (free/not free)
National Trust National Trust
Drama-icon.svg Theatre
Zoo icon.jpg Zoo

Local Newspapers[edit]

Two weekly newspapers are delivered free to all the houses in Warden Hills. However they are not specific to Warden Hills. They are: