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clairebarr68 Wed 04-Jan-17 16:52:04

Hi all,
Am looking for some help please. I am trying to gather some info on the area as my hubby is likely to have to relocate ( he will be working 2 days in peterborough) and we are looking at the Bedford area to live but within a reasonable distance to Peterborough. I am researching on google but wanted some honest opinions from people in the know.
We currently live in a village but accessible to the city and have older children so need to be able to access good schools/colleges/activities etc but preferably a nice village or small town, not the city itself.
If anyone could advise us to good / bad areas anywhere around Bedfordshire, we'd be grateful!
Thanks in advance

Fireinthegrate Tue 24-Jan-17 19:07:18

TBH I would say that pretty much all of the villages in North Beds are lovely places to live. Or if you want to live in Bedford itself then stick to Brickhill or Putnoe areas.
If your husband has to go to Peterborough then look at the villages nearer to the A1 for easy access.
St Neots is a nice little town and houses are a little cheaper than Bedford.

wizzywig Wed 25-Jan-17 09:37:47

Id say look around the A312/A321 sorry i cant remember the exact A road name.

Fireinthegrate Wed 25-Jan-17 10:29:43

Wizaywig, there are no road numbers like that around Bedford.

Did you mean the A421 ?

wizzywig Wed 25-Jan-17 22:17:15

Thats the one! fire it leads you to bedford plus the a1 for peterborough.

ItWillSoonPass Thu 26-Jan-17 12:31:35

Wixams is pretty much on the A421 outside Bedford, is getting a secondary school from September 2017 and hopefully a railway station in the next few years. It's all brand new, though, so only any good if you like newbuilds.

Klaxton Thu 26-Jan-17 16:17:28

I'd live the other side of the black cat roundabout tbh in cambs. Traffic is a bloody nightmare

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