Central Bedfordshire

Living in Central Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire is a unitary authority area in the county of Bedfordshire, England. It was created from the merger of Mid Bedfordshire and South Bedfordshire District Councils in 2009. The patient population for the area is 283,600. Central Bedfordshire is a highly desirable place to both live and work, with accessibility to 3 train stations and the new bus link allowing travel around the country to be made easy.

The average house price for this region is £247,000 compared to £539,000 in London (2015). There is also a buoyant rental market and key worker housing initiatives.

Bedfordshire is bordered by Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. Bedfordshire is bursting with wonderful countryside (Downs, Chiltern Hills, Greensand Ridge, Marston Vale),  delightful towns and villages (Woburn & Harrold were named in the 2013 Sunday Times 120 best villages to live in Britain), great places to eat, drink (Old Warden Vineyard) and shop, beautiful cottages and impressive stately homes (Wrest Park, Woburn Abbey, Luton Hoo Mansion House) and plenty of exciting attractions and historical monuments (ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Mead Open Farm, Woburn Safari Park) to keep the kids occupied!

Working in Central Bedfordshire

The local area is known for its natural beauty, friendly people and good transport links. We are only 35 minutes from London, but without the inner city challenges and pressures. The mix of urban and rural means that our staff can have variety in their work.

There are ambitious plans for investing in the future. Brand new leisure centres, libraries and the independent living scheme are all part of the commitment to provide world-class facilities and services for its residents. Investment is also being allocated to major new road links and high street regeneration to keep our market towns thriving and easy to access.

Businesses are thriving locally too and highly profitable businesses are investing across a range of sectors within this locality, such as Amazon, Center Parcs and Lockheed Martin.