Brickhill Parish Council, Bedford

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Brickhill Parish Council - About Us

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Brickhill is a civil parish within northern Bedford in Bedfordshire, England.

The boundaries of Brickhill are approximately Kimbolton Road to the East, Bedford Park and the old Bedford cemetery to the south, with Cemetery Hill and the Manton Heights Industrial Estate to the west.

The new Woodlands Park housing estate on the northern edge of the town formally became part of Brickhill Parish on 1st April 2015, but remains part of Great Barford ward of Bedford Borough Council. The rest of Brickhill Parish is in the Brickhill ward of Bedford Borough Council.

Governance

Brickhill Parish Council is made up of elected councillors and as such they can alter whenever there is an election. Brickhill also elects two councillors to Bedford Borough Council - they too can change whenever there is an election. All positions are currently occupied by Liberal Democrats.

Statistics

Extensive data regarding Brickhill is maintained at the Office for National Statistics and is available online - just follow this link to the Brickhill Ward Section (opens in a new window).

Economy

There are two parades of shops in the area, one on Brickhill Drive and the other on Avon Drive. They include a variety of retail outlets which between them offer an extensive range of goods and services to the local community.

Further along Brickhill Drive is The Pilgrim Centre. This small business park (remodelled on the site of the old Pilgrim's Upper School) houses Bedford's Registry Office and a number of other offices/businesses.

There are a few other smaller businesses and facilities located in Brickhill, including Public Houses and most notably a vets, located on Linnet Way.

Education

There are four state schools in Brickhill - Brickhill Lower School which is on Dove Road, and Scott Lower School plus Beauchamp Middle School which are located on Hawk Drive. Bedford's only Roman Catholic upper school - St Thomas More Catholic Upper School is located on Tyne Crescent, Brickhill. For upper school education, most of Brickhill is in the catchment of Biddenham Upper School, the remainder is in the catchment of Mark Rutherford Upper School. St Thomas More School does not have a catchment area as it is a Roman Catholic school.

Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory School is an independent school located on Brickhill Drive. This school belongs to the Harpur Trust.

Religious sites

Community facilities

Like Waveney Green, Brickhill's Community Centre,which is located on Avon Drive, is leased by the Parish Council from Bedford Borough Council and houses the Parish Office. Additional information can be found in the 'Information' section of the website

Recycling is actively encouraged with recycling points on Brickhill and Avon Drive.

Transport

We are fortunate to be on one of the main bus routes into Bedford town centre and the road system affords excellent access to the main road infrastructure.

Brickhill has a comparatively high number of open spaces and children's play-parks, including Waveney Green (situated between Avon Drive, Waveney Avenue and Falcon Avenue). There is also a generous area of allotments located off Brickhill Drive.

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