Birch Close

Postcode: SG17 5QY

Birch Close is a street in the settlement of Clifton (Central Bedfordshire) governed by Clifton Civil Parish council which is within the electoral area of Arlesey Ward in the administration area of Central Bedfordshire Council located in the Eastern Euro Region of the UK.

Birch Close is located 37.99 miles North from the centre of London, 9.67 miles South East from the centre of Bedford, 11.61 miles North from the centre of Luton and 18.99 miles East from the centre of Milton Keynes.

Road Name:Birch Close
Road Type:residential
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Postcodes for Birch Close

SG17 5QY
Height

Height

The Central point of Birch Close is approximately 49 Metres above sea level
Telephone codes

Telephone Information

Area Code: 01462 - Hitchin
Area Code: 01767 - Sandy
Broadband

Broadband Speed (megabits per second)

Speed: Less than 2 Mbps
Average Speed: 21.5
Median Speed: 12.4
Maximum Speed: >=30
Next-generation access (NGA)?: Y
Number of Connections: 4
water

Water and Drainage Details

Anglian Water
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House Sales

Recent House Sales in Birch Close

8 Birch Close
Sale Price: £267,000
Sale Date: 17/07/2015
2 Birch Close
Sale Price: £230,000
Sale Date: 02/09/2005
Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data accessed via API

Healthcare and Education

Schools

Nearest Schools

Samuel Whitbread Academy

Distance: 0.46 Kilometers
Type: Academy Converter
Phase: Secondary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 1630
Address: Shefford Road, Clifton, SG17 5QS
Telephone: 01462629900
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Birch Close to Samuel Whitbread Academy

Clifton All Saints Academy

Distance: 0.64 Kilometers
Type: Academy Converter
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 1 Outstanding (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 149
Address: Church Street, Clifton, SG17 5ES
Telephone: 01462628444
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Birch Close to Clifton All Saints Academy

Raynsford Church of England Academy

Distance: 1.88 Kilometers
Type: Academy Converter
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 182
Address: Park Lane, SG16 6AT
Telephone: 01462812319
Website: Visit School Website
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Henlow Church of England Academy

Distance: 1.91 Kilometers
Type: Academy Converter
Phase: Secondary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 504
Address: Church Road, SG16 6AN
Telephone: 01462813733
Website: Visit School Website
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Nearest Hospitals

Nearest Hospitals

Biggleswade Hospital

Address: Potton Road, Biggleswade, SG18 0EL,
NHS Sector
South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 0300123 0808
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Distance: 8.47 (km)
Directions from Birch Close to Biggleswade Hospital

Hampden House

Address: Elmside Walk, Hitchin, SG5 1HB,
NHS Sector
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01462 633666
Distance: 9.67 (km)
Directions from Birch Close to Hampden House

Pinehill Hospital

Address: Benslow Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9QZ,
Independent Sector
Ramsay Healthcare UK Operations Limited
Telephone: 01462 422822
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Distance: 10.05 (km)
Directions from Birch Close to Pinehill Hospital

Cygnet Hospital Stevenage

Address: Graveley Road, Stevenage,
Independent Sector
Cygnet Health Care Limited
Telephone: 01438 342942
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Distance: 13.62 (km)
Directions from Birch Close to Cygnet Hospital Stevenage
Nearest GP Surgeries

Nearest GP Surgeries

Shefford Health Centre

Address: Robert Lucas Drive, Hitchin Road, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5FS
Telephone: 01462 818620
Distance: 0.67 (km)
Directions from Birch Close to Shefford Health Centre

Henlow Medical Centre

Address: Building 82, Henlow, Bedfordshire, SG16 6DN
Distance: 3.05 (km)
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Dr Collins and Carragher

Address: 109 Station Road, Lower Stondon, Henlow, Bedfordshire, SG16 6JJ
Telephone: 01462 850305
Distance: 3.22 (km)
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Chicksands Medical Centre

Address: Building 106, Bunyan Road, Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5PR
Distance: 3.65 (km)
Directions from Birch Close to Chicksands Medical Centre
Nearest Dentists

Nearest Dentists

The Shefford Health Centre

Address: The Shefford Health Centre, Robert Lucas Drive, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5FS
Distance: 0.67 (km)
Directions from Birch Close to The Shefford Health Centre

Health Centre

Address: Health Centre, Iveldale Drive, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5AD
Distance: 1.31 (km)
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Shefford Dental Practice

Address: Shefford Dental Practice, 34 High Street, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5DG
Distance: 1.63 (km)
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Chicksands Dental Centre

Address: Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5PR
Distance: 3.65 (km)
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Nearest Libraries

Nearest Libraries

Shefford Library

High Street, Shefford, SG175DD
Telephone:
Distance: 1.57 Kilometres
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Stotfold Library

Hitchin Road, Stotfold, SG54HP
Telephone:
Distance: 5.76 Kilometres
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Biggleswade Library

Chestnut Avenue, Biggleswade, SG180LL
Telephone: 3003008055
Distance: 6.82 Kilometres
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Letchworth Library

Central Library, Broadway, Letchworth, SG63PF
Telephone: 0300123 4049
Distance: 8.63 Kilometres
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Transport

Rail Stations

Nearest Railway Stations

Luton Station is 18.41 Kilometers away

Directions from Birch Close to Luton

Luton station is operated by Govia Thameslink Railway in the Luton South area on the St Pancras - Bedford stretch of line.

Direct Trains to the following stations: • Balcombe • Bat & Ball • Beckenham Hill • Beckenham Junction • Bedford Midland • Beeston • Bellingham • Bickley • Blackfriars • Brighton • Bromley South • Burgess Hill • Carshalton • Catford • Chesterfield • City Thameslink • Corby • Coulsdon South • Cricklewood • Crofton Park • Denmark Hill • Derby • East Croydon • East Midlands Parkway • Elephant & Castle • Elstree & Borehamwood • Eynsford • Farringdon • Flitwick • Gatwick Airport • Hackbridge • Harlington • Harpenden • Hassocks • Haydons Road • Haywards Heath • Hendon • Herne Hill • Kent House • Kentish Town • Kettering • Leagrave • Leeds • Leicester • Long Eaton • Loughborough • Loughborough Junction • Luton Airport Parkway • Market Harborough • Melton Mowbray • Merstham • Mill Hill Broadway • Mitcham Eastfields • Mitcham Junction • Morden South • Nottingham • Nunhead • Oakham • Orpington • Otford • Peckham Rye • Penge East • Petts Wood • Preston Park • Purley • Radlett • Ravensbourne • Redhill • Sevenoaks • Sheffield • Shoreham (Kent) • Shortlands • South Merton • St.Albans City • St.Helier • St.Mary Cray • St.Pancras • Streatham • Sutton (Surrey) • Sutton Common • Swanley • Sydenham Hill • Three Bridges • Tooting • Tulse Hill • Wakefield Westgate • Wellingborough • West Dulwich • West Hampstead Thameslink • West Sutton • Wimbledon • Wimbledon Chase • Wivelsfield

Luton Airport Parkway Station is 19.02 Kilometers away

Directions from Birch Close to Luton Airport Parkway

Luton Airport Parkway station is operated by Govia Thameslink Railway in the Luton South area on the St Pancras - Bedford stretch of line.

Direct Trains to the following stations: • Alfreton • Balcombe • Bat & Ball • Beckenham Hill • Beckenham Junction • Bedford Midland • Beeston • Bellingham • Bickley • Blackfriars • Brighton • Bromley South • Burgess Hill • Carshalton • Catford • Chesterfield • City Thameslink • Collingham • Corby • Coulsdon South • Cricklewood • Crofton Park • Denmark Hill • Derby • East Croydon • East Midlands Parkway • Elephant & Castle • Elstree & Borehamwood • Eynsford • Farringdon • Flitwick • Gatwick Airport • Hackbridge • Harlington • Harpenden • Hassocks • Haydons Road • Haywards Heath • Hendon • Herne Hill • Kent House • Kentish Town • Kettering • Langley Mill • Leagrave • Leeds • Leicester • Lincoln Central • Long Eaton • Loughborough • Loughborough Junction • Lowdham • Luton • Market Harborough • Merstham • Mill Hill Broadway • Mitcham Eastfields • Mitcham Junction • Morden South • Newark Castle • Nottingham • Nunhead • Orpington • Otford • Peckham Rye • Penge East • Petts Wood • Preston Park • Purley • Radlett • Ravensbourne • Redhill • Sevenoaks • Sheffield • Shoreham (Kent) • Shortlands • South Merton • St.Albans City • St.Helier • St.Mary Cray • St.Pancras • Streatham • Sutton (Surrey) • Sutton Common • Swanley • Sydenham Hill • Three Bridges • Tooting • Tulse Hill • Wakefield Westgate • Wellingborough • West Dulwich • West Hampstead Thameslink • West Sutton • Wimbledon • Wimbledon Chase • Wivelsfield

Airports

Nearest Airports

London Luton Airport is 17.9 Kilometers away Directions from Birch Close to London Luton Airport
Cambridge Airport is 38.35 Kilometers away Directions from Birch Close to Cambridge Airport
London Heathrow Airport is 63.1 Kilometers away Directions from Birch Close to London Heathrow Airport
London City Airport is 64.05 Kilometers away Directions from Birch Close to London City Airport
Ferries

Nearest Ferries

Savoy Pier is 60 Kilometers away
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Blackfriars Pier is 60 Kilometers away
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Embankment Pier is 60.13 Kilometers away
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Festival Pier is 60.27 Kilometers away
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Motorways

Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

Birch Close is approximately 3.43 miles from the A1

Nearest Motorway Junctions

Junction: A1(M) J10/A1(T)/A507 - 7.77 Km Away
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Junction: A1(M) J9/A505/B197 - 10.91 Km Away
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Junction: A1(M) J8/A602/B197 - 13.51 Km Away
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Junction: M1 J12/A5120 - 16.45 Km Away
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In the Area

Nearest Supermarkets

Nearest Supermarkets

Wm Morrisons Supermarkets PLC

W M Morrisons Supermarkets Plc, St Francis Way, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5DZ
Distance: 1.58 Kilometres
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Iceland Frozen Food

22 Market Square, Biggleswade, SG18 8AS
Distance: 6.49 Kilometres
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My Local

15 Market Square, Biggleswade, SG18 8AS
Distance: 6.49 Kilometres
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Asda Stores Limited

Church Street, Biggleswade, SG18 0JS
Distance: 6.58 Kilometres
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Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Museum

Attraction Name: Stondon Transport Museum
Distance: 4.44 (km)
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Tourist Attraction

Attraction Name: Jordans Mill
Distance: 5.09 (km)
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Garden

Attraction Name: Swiss Garden
Distance: 5.68 (km)
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Wildlife Centre

Attraction Name: English School of Falconry Bird of Prey
Distance: 5.71 (km)
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Local Government and Policing

Councils

Local Council Details

Within the area of Central Bedfordshire
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Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House
Monks Walk
Chicksands
Bedfordshire
SG17 5TQ
Send Mail
Telephone Number: 0300 300 8000
Within the electoral area of Arlesey Ward -
Within the Westminster Parliamentary Constituency of Mid Bedfordshire
The Member of Parliament is Nadine Dorries
Details for the MP Nadine Dorries on parliament.uk
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In the 2017 General Election Nadine Dorries won with a majority of 20983 the result was Con hold. The total electorate was 84161
Within the area of Clifton Civil Parish Council
Population

Population Statistics

ONS Area Code: E01017392
Ons Area Name:Central Bedfordshire 013B
Average Age : 47.22
Population: 1511.00
Male Population: 740.00 (48.97%)
Female Population: 771.00 (51.03%)
Number Claiming Benefits: 5 (0.33%)
Source: Office of National Statistics 2011 Census Data
Policing

Neighbourhood Policing

Police Force:
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Recent Crime in the Area

Vehicle-crime5
Criminal-damage-arson6
Violent-crime5
Other-theft3
Burglary5
Shoplifting3
Public-order4
Bicycle-theft3
Source: data.police.uk accessed via API

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Location details

Location Details

Birch Close

OS Reference: 515893, 238810
OS Grid Reference: TL159388
Latitude and Longitude: 52.035147029992, -0.3102963468007
Approximate distance to the nearest high tide point: 39.8204 miles

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for Birch Close

Map Number: 153
Map Name: Bedford & Huntingdon
Clifton
Central Bedfordshire
South East
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