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Coordinates: 51°53′28″N 0°22′01″W / 51.891°N 0.367°W / 51.891; -0.367

Wigmore
Wigmore is located in Bedfordshire
Wigmore

 Wigmore shown within Bedfordshire
Population 11,681 [1]
OS grid reference TL123226
Unitary authority Luton
Ceremonial county Bedfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LUTON
Postcode district LU2
Dialling code 01582
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Luton South
List of places: UK • England • Bedfordshire

Wigmore is a new estate situated on the outskirts of Luton near to Luton Airport. Although it had a few residential houses in the 60s, extensive development only began in the 1970s and now it has a population of several thousand. The estate has proven to be popular and the local amenities have grown to keep pace with the needs of the community.

Nearby are many beautiful Hertfordshire villages such as Ley Green,Tea Green and Cockernhoe with typical quaint country pubs which can transport you back to a time before the hustle and bustle of modern times which has been accelerated with the expansion of Luton Airport.

The southernmost part of Wigmore is closest to the airport, and there was originally talk of having to demolish some homes here in order to allow for the expansion of the runways. However, this seems unlikely now as the most popular plan at present is to build another runway to the south of the existing one. Some homes to the south of Wigmore may experience occasional aircraft noise, but as it is not on the flightpath, this only tends to be taxiing noise and so is not as intrusive as it is for people in the village of Breachwood Green.

Wigmore also houses Luton's Asda supermarket. This is one of the smallest ASDAs in the country, and the carpark is always overflowing as it is not only used by Luton residents, but also people from all of the villages around the east and south of the town. However, this has recently been extended with the internal layout of the the shop altered causing confusion and with some residents opting for the nearby Iceland store.

A small number of shops can be found on Wigmore Lane including, a mini Co-op store, Co-op funeral care, Peaches and Cream beauty parlour, Laundrette, Hendersons newsagents and a male and female barbers.

Also many corner shops, convenience stores and off licences can be found around the Wigmore area.

In the Wigmore area there are several Public Houses, The Wigmore Arms in Wigmore Place which serves meals as well as real ales with friendly bar staff and a sports bar which shows live football and pool tables. The Wyvern on Eaton Green Road.

Politics

Wigmore is represented by Cllr Peter Chapman (Liberal Democrats), Cllr Roy Davies (Liberal Democrats) and Cllr Mick Siederer (Liberal Democrats). The ward forms part of the parliamentary constituency of Luton South, and the MP is Margaret Moran (Labour). Wigmore is situated within the East of England (European Parliament constituency).

Map of Luton showing Wigmore


Local Newspapers

Two weekly newspapers are delivered free to all the houses in Wigmore. However they are not specific to Wigmore. They are:

Local Attractions

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