Village Consultation Continues, Glebe News, FAQ’s and Playground Report
Following on from the village consultation leaflet, the Parish Council has subsequently met with residents living nearby the potential playground sites of Apreece Way and Gala Close. These meetings took place on site with a socially distanced meeting afterwards at the Pavilion. The Parish Council appreciates that not everybody who would like to voice an opinion was either invited to these meetings (due to Covid-19, the PC wanted to ensure the safety of those attending and so numbers had to be limited) or could attend, so is giving residents 2 further opportunities to get involved and have a say in their preferred location for the new under-12’s playground. The final decision is to be made at an Extraordinary Meeting to be held via Zoom at 7.30pm on Tuesday 22 September 2020. All welcome to attend.
We will be holding a remote ‘surgery’ via Zoom on Tuesday 15 September between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. To attend please email for a log in or look out on social media and the website for the meeting details. All welcome between these hours – there will be Councillors available to answer questions.
For those who prefer a face-to-face meeting, Councillors will be at the Parish Room on Church Street on Saturday 19 September between 10am and 12 noon to address any concerns and answer questions. As this will be an ‘in-person’ meeting and we have to adhere to Covid guidelines, please email the Clerk at and let us know a time that would be good for you. We will then confirm your ‘appointment!’
Should you be unavailable for either of these meetings, please do contact the Clerk by email or pop a note in the Parish Room post box and we will respond to your query as soon as possible. Your views are important to us.
Furthermore, the Parish Council has published in the September edition of SCAN, a list of FAQ’s which can be found below.
There has also been a lot of discussion about the Pavilion as a potential location for a play area and whilst the Parish Council is looking forward to providing a playground for the over 12’s at the Pavilion as soon as funds allow, has reached the decision that for the under 12’s it would be an unsuitable location. Please see the Playing Field Report below for a fuller explanation.
And finally, we have received important feedback from our Pre-planning application ruling out the Glebe as a potential play area site. This can also be found below.
The Parish Council would like to thank the village for sharing their thoughts on the new playground and hope to see you at the above meetings!
Stilton Parish Council adopted a Grant Award policy at its August meeting. If you are a member of a group that benefits the Stilton community and you would like to be considered for a grant, please fill in the form and email to or post to The Parish Room, Church Street, Stilton PE7 3RF.
The playground consultation leaflet has been circulated to most of the village – if you have not received a leaflet, there’s a copy of it attached below.
We look forward to receiving your replies.
Thank you if you’ve already provided the Parish Council with feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to do so😊
Skate Park and Barn Close Play Area to Remain Closed
As you may have heard, the Government has advised that play areas are able to re-open from this Saturday, 4thJuly. The re-opening is conditional on the owners of the sites (so, in Stilton, the Parish Council) being able to put in place sufficient measures to manage the risk of COVID-19. If we are unable to do that, it may constitute a breach of health and safety law.
The Parish Council places paramount importance on the health of Stilton’s residents (children and adults alike) and, in accordance with Government guidelines and the requirements of our insurers, carried out Risk Assessments on both Barn Close play area and the Skate Park this week and determined that, at this time, we cannot provide a safe play environment for users. This means, for the time being, we will keep Barn Close play area and the Skate Park closed. Both risk assessments are available to view on our website www.stiltonparishcouncil.org– under Parish Council > Policies and Procedures Documents.
Additionally, in our yearly RoSPA inspection of the Skate Park, repair works were detailed that would be of benefit to the Skate Park and we are aiming to use this time of closure to carry those works out. The RoSPA report on both the Skate park and Barn Close can also be found on our website.
We kindly ask that people do not use the Skate Park while it is closed due to Covid-19 and the repair works that will take place. We also politely request that people continue to observe the closure of Barn Close due to Covid-19. We aim to have both play areas open as soon as it is safe to do so and understand the disappointment residents might feel at these amenities remaining closed.
Please forward any questions to the Clerk of the Parish Council by emailing
Stilton Parish Council
The field has re-opened!
From today (23/06/20) the field at the Pavilion has re-opened following pitch improvement works (apart from the main pitch which is having further works done and will need protecting for another couple of weeks – area roped off.)
Please respect the restricted area to allow the freshly seeded areas to flourish and give us gorgeous pitches for when football resumes. Either end of the field though is ready for picnics, exercising on, kickabouts, etc… (social distancing guidance continues.)
STILTON PLAYGROUND PROJECT
For nearly two years the Parish Council has worked towards building a playground for the under-12’s in Stilton, with much enthusiasm and support from children and residents. Recently we were awarded a grant from Cambridgeshire’s Communities Capital Fund so we now have £60,000 for our playground equipment.
We are moving to the final stages of deciding where to site the playground and the Parish Council is welcoming views from the village on its proposals.
Three sites are under consideration: Apreece Way, Gala Close and the Glebe (off Church Close.) Click on the link to access the various reports that have been used to arrive at this shortlist together with the Parish Council’s Green Space Strategy which aims to make better use of our green spaces for the benefit of all villagers.
We look forward to hearing your views on our shortlist of sites. You can email the Clerk () or drop a note into the mailbox at the Parish Room, Church Street, Stilton. Please include you name and the road where you live and note, we need to hear from you by the end of July.
From Monday 15th June until Friday 24th July, any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested.
See attached documents for more details!
Where to find help …
Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council Adult Social Care have commissioned a wide range of community organisations specifically to support their residents.
Where you identify that an individual has longer-term care and support needs, beyond those you are immediately able to meet, you can make referrals to the appropriate organisations that can be found by clicking the link below.
This is a small sample of the community services available across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, you can search for others using the online directories detailed. The directories are being updated daily with the latest information about what is currently available.