Farley Hill, Bedfordshire


Farley Hill, Bedfordshire

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 51.871
longitude= -0.434
official_name= Farley Hill
os_grid_reference= TL0523
population= 10,650 (est.). [ [http://www.bedscc.gov.uk/BedsCC/SDimr2.nsf/Web/Thepage/Population+Estimates+and+Forecasts+2005 Bedfordshire County Council: Population Estimates and Forecasts 2005] .]
region= East of England
unitary_england= Luton
lieutenancy_england= Bedfordshire
constituency_westminster= Luton South
post_town= LUTON
postcode_district = LU1
postcode_area= LU
dial_code= 01582

Farley Hill is a post-war housing estate in south Luton, Bedfordshire, England .

In the late 12th century a 'hospital' where poor travellers could stay was built in Farley Hill.Fact|date=August 2007

The estate was constructed after World War II to replace houses destroyed by German bombers. The design of the estate primarily consists of residential housing, which was considered advanced at the time of its construction, incorporating a shopping precinct in the centre of a large roundabout and a wide avenue stretching from the centre to the edge of Stockwood Park. Farley Hill is served by two Junior schools, St Margaret Of Scotland Roman Catholic which opened in 1960 to serve the large, mainly Irish, Roman Catholic population and Farley Juniors which opened in 1956. A single secondary school, Rotheram Senior School existed until 1988 but dwindling numbers and government funding restrictions led to its almalgamation with Stockwood High School into South Luton High School.Fact|date=August 2007

The estate is bound by the M1 motorway and the villages of Caddington and Slip End are nearby. A view of Luton can be seen from the top of the Dallow Hills which are situated on the outskirts of the estate.The area is home to Stockwood Park, which contains the Mossman Collection, Stockwood Museum, Gardens, playing fields and 3 par golf course.

Politics

Farley is represented by Cllr Robin Harris (Labour), Cllr Mahmood Hussain (Labour) and Cllr Sian Timoney (Labour). The ward forms part of the parliamentary constituency of Luton South, and the MP is Margaret Moran (Labour). Farley is situated within the East of England (European Parliament constituency).

Local Attractions

Local Newspapers

Two weekly newspapers are delivered free to all houses in Farley Hill, with news about Luton and the surrounding area.
* [http://www.lutontoday.co.uk Herald and Post] (Luton based) - Delivered every Thursday
* [http://www.lsnmedia.co.uk/Luton/ Luton on Sunday] - Delivered every Sunday

References


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