Fairfield
Fairfield Park Bedfordshire.jpg

The centre of Fairfield
Fairfield is located in Bedfordshire
Fairfield
Fairfield
Location within Bedfordshire
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHITCHIN
Postcode districtSG5
Dialling code01462
PoliceBedfordshire
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire
52°00′N 0°15′W / 52.00°N 0.25°W / 52.00; -0.25Coordinates: 52°00′N 0°15′W / 52.00°N 0.25°W / 52.00; -0.25

Fairfield (originally known as Fairfield Park) is a village and civil parish located in the Central Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England.

History

The village was established in the early 2000s in the buildings and grounds of Fairfield Hospital, a defunct psychiatric hospital which closed in 1999. Today the village consists of some 900 Victorian inspired dwellings of different housing types and about 100 apartments in the former hospital building.[1]

Fairfield was originally intended to become a new village in its own right, although for the first few years it remained within the civil parish of Stotfold.[2] However, on 1 April 2013 Fairfield became a separate civil parish,[3] and elected its own parish council in May 2013.[4]

Governance

Fairfield Parish council is the local parish council for the village, with seven members elected every four years.[5]

The village is within the 'Stotfold and Langford' ward for elections to Central Bedfordshire Council, with three councillors elected every four years.

Fairfield is located within the North East Bedfordshire parliamentary constituency. The elected member is Richard Fuller of the Conservative Party.

Amenities

Amenities in the village include a community centre, Fairfield Bowls Club, Fairfield Park Lower School,[6] a cricket club, a Bannatyne's health club, The Orchard restaurant,[7] children's parks, a hair salon, a nursery school, a Garden House Hospice Care Charity Shop[8] and a small Tesco Express.

Major construction work is now occurring to form more housing on the East side of Hitchin Road. There will be a new school building, however at this stage there are no known plans for any other amenities.

References

  1. ^ "Fairfield Park Lower School - School History". Fairfield.beds.sch.uk. Archived from the original on 12 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  2. ^ "Fairfield Park". Fairfield Park. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Bulletin of change to local authority arrangements, areas and names in England" (PDF). Lgbce. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 January 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  4. ^ Published on 18/05/2013 10:05 (18 May 2013). "Historic moment for community's parish council - Local News". Biggleswade Today. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  5. ^ https://www.fairfieldparishcouncil.gov.uk/
  6. ^ "Fairfield Park Lower School - Home". www.fairfield.beds.sch.uk.
  7. ^ "The Orchard @ Fairfield Park | Restaurant and Bar". Orchard Fairfield.
  8. ^ "Fairfield Shop". www.ghhospicecare.org.uk.