- South, Luton
infobox UK place
country = England
population= 10,364 [http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=3&b=5940134&c=south&d=14&e=15&g=405063&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&enc=1]
region= East of England
constituency_westminster= Luton South
post_town= LUTON|postcode_district = LU1
postcode_area= LU |dial_code= 01582
South is the name for a ward in the southern part of
Luton, England. The ward includes New Town, Park Town, Chapel Langley and most of Luton town centre. Junction 10 of the M1 is just outside the ward. Both Luton Airport Parkway and Luton railway station are located within the ward. London Luton Airportis close by.
The local area is a mixture of residential and commercial yet the area itself has traditionally been associated with the working class population, however, a series of deveolpments towards
Stockwood Parkand Golf Centre, on the edge of Luton, have helped to bring in new residents, lifting the area.There is a local business park, Capability Green, and nearby, Gypsy Lane Retail Park on the A1081 and towards Castle Street heading up towards the town centre, new businesses have been setting up, boosting the area further. There are a series of local pubs in the area with a diverse culture behind every one of them, making the area one of the most diverse in Luton.
"For more information , see main article
South Luton High School"
South is home to
South Luton High School, which has had a rich history, formerly being "Stockwood High School For Girls" then merging with "Rotheram High School" to form South Luton High School. The school was focus of attention in 2004 when the students staged a protest against measures imposed by the then headmistress, Sherry Gladwin.The area also house buildings for the University of Bedfordshireincluding accommodation.
Being on the edge of Luton, South has some very good connections to the town centre, the M1 and
London Luton Airport. The area is also next to Luton Airport Parkway railway station, giving it good links with Londonand Bedford.
The area has a main green space of
Stockwood Parkto enjoy, but also sees the River Lee leave Luton through this area, meaning plenty of wildlife to enjoy as well. The area has good links with the local manor house, Luton Hoowith the countryside surrounding the area.
South ward is represented by Cllr Lynda Ireland (Labour), Cllr Dave Taylor (Labour) and Cllr Michelle Kiansumba (Labour). The ward forms part of the
parliamentary constituencyof Luton South, and the MP is Margaret Moran(Labour). South is situated within the East of England (European Parliament constituency).
newspapersare delivered free to all the houses in South. However they are not specific to South. They are:
* [http://www.lutontoday.co.uk Herald and Post] - Delivered every Thursday
* [http://www.lutononsunday.com/ Luton on Sunday] - Delivered every Sunday
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