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Flitwick information

Flitwick (Flit – ick), is a town and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as ‘a hamlet on the River Flitt’. It has a population of 12,998 (2011 Census).

Where is Flitwick?It is 10 miles from Bedford and 10 miles from Luton. How far is Flitwick from London? It is 44 miles away by road.

At present, Flitwick has a Tesco, a Barclays bank, a Co-op, which provides a secondary food source to the community and many smaller shops and estate agents. As well as a railway station, which is on the Thameslink Line (used to be known as Bed-Pan Line). Flitwick Station is the closest train station to Center Parcs Woburn Forest, which is in Millbrook and not Woburn…

There is an open-air market near the Tesco store every Friday.

The Central Bedfordshire Council Flitwick Ward includes the neighbouring village of Steppingley.

MP: Ms.Nadine Dorries MP

Ward Councillors: Councillor Gareth Mackey (Independent), Councillor Neil Arthur Bunyan (Conservative) and Councillor Charles C Gomm (Conservative).


The leisure centre opened in May 2016, at a cost of £14.7m, to replace the former site which was opposite.

Flitwick Town Council owns and operates from The Rufus Centre on Steppingley Road, which is close to the boundary with the parish of Steppingley. The Centre is also a conference and special event venue, and it also has office space available to lease.

Flitwick has four public houses: the Crown, the Swan, the Bumble Bee and the Blackbirds.


Flitwick is 5 miles (8 km) from junction 12 of the M1 motorway.

The main bus services are as follows:

42 (Grant Palmer) provides an hourly daytime service Mondays to Saturdays providing a connection to: Westoning, Harlington, Toddington, Ampthill, Houghton Conquest, and Bedford. Mondays to Saturdays – no Sunday service.

42 (Stagecoach) provides an hourly daytime service Mondays to Saturdays to Ampthill, Kempston and Bedford. Mondays to Saturdays – no Sunday service.

44 (Grant Palmer) Bedford via A6 to Bedford, Wilstead, Flitwick, Silsoe (Monday – Friday Only)

200 (Grant Palmer) provides a two hourly service to Ampthill, Shefford, Clifton and Biggleswade. Mondays to Fridays only.

34 (Grant Palmer) Milton Keynes

Flitwick has a station on the Thameslink line. Trains go north to Bedford and south to Luton, St Albans, London, Gatwick Airport, Three Bridges, East Grinstead and Brighton.

Flitwick has three lower schools (Kingsmoor, Templefield and Flitwick Lower School) and a middle school (Woodland Middle School Academy).