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Biggleswade Offices

Beautiful new office spaces for Business in the Bedfordshire town of Biggleswade.



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Biggleswade Community

Biggleswade is a town with a strong sense of community. 21% of people here volunteer at least once a month, and 9% take part in civic roles. Overall, the majority of the Biggleswade population strongly feel part of their neighbourhood and community.

Sport

The town boasts two football clubs - Biggleswade Town and Biggleswade United, also rugby, cricket, athletic, badminton, tennis, and netball clubs amongst other sporting pursuits such as archery, bowling, squash, snooker and even pigeon racing.

Saxon Pool and Leisure Centre includes a heated swimming pool, and is home to the Biggleswade Swimming Club. Biggleswade United F.C. play in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division, and in 2007 began a bid to become the first English football team to be managed by a collective membership online. Biggleswade Town F.C. play in the Southern Football League, Division One Central, and have their home in the Carlsberg Stadium in South Biggleswade.

Arts and Entertainment

Biggleswade boasts its own radio station, BigglesFM 104.8 which serves both Biggleswade but also neighbouring Potton and Sandy. More traditional musical pursuits can be found with Biggleswade & District Choral Society, a gospel choir, drum and bugle corps and and old time music hall society all meeting regularly in and around the town.

Residents enjoy line dancing to Egyptian style belly dancing, and more conventional dance with over four different groups within the town, and can extend their talents to the stage with theatre classes, and the Biggleswade Amateur Theatricals, locally known as BATS.

As Biggleswade does not yet have a cinema, local residents set up the Ivel Flix Film Club with regular showings. Other varied clubs and societies include the Biggleswade History Society, Biggleswade & District Art Society and Camera Club, Biggleswade Flower Club and the Catherine Lace Makers - lace being a traditional Bedfordshire craft.

Culture

In May 2000 Biggleswade became twinned with Erlensee near Frankfurt in Germany. A tree in the town was planted to commemorate the occasion, and the town fosters strong links with Germany.

Each year runners from Biggleswade enter events in Germany with the Erlensee teams and runners from there come to Biggleswade to take part in the Sandy 10 race. The annual carnival in Biggleswade features a special float for Erlensee, and in November students from there come to Biggleswade in a work experience exchange. Back in Erlensee, there is now a Biggleswade Strasse in celebration.

Environment

The beautiful River Ivel runs through Biggleswade, and the town is surrounded by miles of footpaths, cycle ways and bridleways through beautiful arable countryside. The Greensand Ridge Walk passes not far from Biggleswade. Bedfordshire countryside is rolling, and accessible for all.