About Arlesey

Arlesey is a small town situated in the county of Bedfordshire, with a population of over 5000 and extends for about 3 miles along the River Hiz valley. In historic times, Arlesey was a Royal Manor (Manor of Arleseybury) and a market town, once known as the most prosperous parish in the area and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. St Peters Church is situated at the Church End side of the town and was built over 900 years ago by the monks of Waltham Abbey.

Arlesey is a very friendly and welcoming community, with young and old working together to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. All communities are dependent on having people willing to work to improve things and Arlesey is fortunate in having a number of voluntary organisations and recreational facilities, all adding to the rich pattern of life.

Arlesey has good transport links whether by road or rail. Details of these can be found in our transport section. Arlesey was given a significant boost to its development by the re-opening of the railway station. This was extensively refurbished and re-opened on 1st October 1988 and provides an excellent service to the larger local towns of Stevenage, Biggleswade and Sandy, as well as to London and Peterborough.

The town benefits from a range of shops and community services, including a health centre, library, schools and recreational facilities. You can find more details of these by clicking on the links on the left of the page.

Situated at the junction of House Lane and High Street, is the Town's War Memorial and is a reminder of all the brave men of Arlesey, who gave their lives during both World Wars. They are particularly remembered at the Memorial Service, held in November each year and at the annual Civic Service.

Our Mission

Our aim is to provide the residents of Arlesey with a high quality, cost effective and efficient service in:

  • providing information
  • managing selected services for the town
  • representing the town at other local government forums
  • allowing residents to express their views
  • keeping residents informed and where necessary, involved in
  • all relevant matters affecting the town