Living in Bedlington
Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you're moving to will support you and your family, as well as being a pleasant place to live. So here's some useful information about the area around The Acres.
Education and Health
The Acres is within the catchment area for Bedlington West End First School, Meadowdale Academy Middle School and Bedlingtonshire High. There are also RC schools, St Bede’s First School and St Benet Biscop High, less than a mile from the development. Bedlington Medical Group, with five GPs and a nursing team, is based in Glebe Road, three quarters of a mile away, and there is a nearby dentist in Front Street.
Recycling receptacles in Bedlington Market Place Car Park, around half a mile from The Acres, accept glass, textiles and shoes.
Leisure and Recreation
Paramount Health and Fitness, three quarters of a mile from The Acres, has a fully equipped gym, and there is also an Evolution gym at the east end of the town.
Bedlingtonshire Golf Club’s challenging 18-hole course is just a short walk from the development, and nearby Blyth, in addition to its excellent beach and parks, has a sports centre with a swimming pool and a children’s play area.
Bedlington is served by buses running approximately every 20 minutes between Ashington and Newcastle, with bus stops around five minutes walk away via a footpath from The Acres. The journey to Newcastle takes around 40 minutes. The development is less than two miles from the A189, and Newcastle is fifteen minutes by train from Cramlington station, a little over four miles to the south.
Bedlington’s traditional shopping area, Front Street, contains a lively mixture of restaurants, pubs, local specialist retailers, convenience stores, a post office, pharmacist, hairdressers, florists and other shops and services including banks and building societies. There are also Morrisons and Co-op supermarkets in the town.
Arts & Entertainment
Bedlington Community Centre in the town centre presents a variety of events, from classical and popular music to theatre and children’s shows, alongside regular activities such as dance classes, a community choir, crafts and music tuition. Occasional live music also takes place in Bedlington and the surrounding towns, including Blyth and Cramlington, in venues ranging from local bars to the imposing surroundings of Seaton Delaval Hall. There is a theatre in Blyth, the Phoenix, and a Vue multiplex cinema in Cramlington.