“Second ugliest town in Britain” is Luton’s latest dubious accolade, awarded this weekafter a nationwide poll.
Nearby Hemel Hempstead topped the ugly-poll, conducted by the writers of ‘Crap Towns Returns’ website.
More than 3,000 people took part in the survey and Luton received 592 votes compared to Hemel’s 785 votes.
Luton Borough Council leader Hazel Simmons said: “What a silly survey! Luton is a fine town with a mixture of old and new buildings surrounded by the beautiful Chiltern hills.
“Seven of our parks have just received Green Flag awards, which means they are among the best in the whole country. Clearly someone hasn’t done their homework properly!”
The good news is Luton isn’t on the shortlist for the next ‘Crap Towns Returns’ survey - ‘Britain’s dullest town’.
Have your say on Luton’s latest title at www.lutontoday.co.uk and on the Herald & Post Facebook page where debate is already raging.
Reacting to the news on the Herald & Post Facebook page, Johanna O’Donoghue said: “That made me chuckle. It’s not the town that’s ugly it’s the people in it, the way some people treat others is disgusting. However once you get a name it’s hard to shake it off” and Neil Jones said: “To be honest there are loads of much uglier towns than both Hemel and Luton” and Fred Thomas said: “The council have to invest more in town, we pay huge amount of money with council tax, we don’t see benefits, Luton is very dangerous place now isn’t only ugly.”