Whipsnade is a small village and civil parish in the county of Bedfordshire. It lies on the eastward tail spurs of the Chiltern Hills, about 2.5 miles South-South-West of Dunstable. It is the home of Whipsnade Tree Cathedral, as well as the famous ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, and is the namesake of Whipsnade Park Golf club.
Edward John Eyre, explorer of Australia, was born in Whipsnade in 1815.
A hill figure can be found in the site. The figure is shaped like a lion. It was made for Whipsnade Zoo. During the Second World War, this chalk image of a lion on Bison Hill, owned by Whipsnade Zoo, was covered with a black sheet in order not to attract attention from the German bomber planes.
If you have a matter that you would like to raise with the Parish Council you can contact the Clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish Council meet the second Tuesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November). Residents of Whipsnade are welcome to attend the meetings.
Cllr.Ken France – Chairman
Cllr.Craig White – Vice Chairman
Cllr M Stott
Cllr J Majewska
Cllr P Wilkins
Central Bedfordshire Council have developed an online system for reporting problems with highways from potholes to overgrown verges. If you are unhappy with any part of the highway within the parish you can report it directly and then follow its progress by using the attached link.
Whipsnade operate within the Borough of Central Bedfordshire Council.
Councillors responsible for Whipsnade are currently:
Councillor Kevin Collins Councillor Vicky Malone