Central Bedfordshire Overview

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The Big Picture

Central Bedfordshire is a unitary authority located in the south-central region of England. The area has a diverse population of around 280,000 residents living in a mix of rural and urban areas. The housing in Central Bedfordshire consists of a range of styles, including modern apartments, townhouses, and detached houses. The council has initiated a scheme to encourage the construction of affordable housing in the area. Community is an essential part of Central Bedfordshire, and there are several initiatives and events that bring the residents together, such as the Biggleswade Carnival, the Leighton Buzzard Festival, and the Dunstable Kite Festival. The area also boasts several venues for quality local entertainment, such as the Grove Theatre, the Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, and the Sandpit Theatre. In terms of the economy, Central Bedfordshire is home to several major employers, including Amazon, Whitbread, and AstraZeneca. The council is actively promoting the area to new businesses and encouraging economic growth through investment in infrastructure projects such as the new A421 bypass.

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Central Bedfordshire Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in Central Bedfordshire’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

Central Bedfordshire Diversity

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