Skatepark re-open after lockdown – restrictions continue

Skatepark Open

Following lockdown, we are pleased to confirm the re-opening of the skatepark from today, Wednesday 2nd December 2020.

Restrictions are Tier dependant – for further details please see below …

For Tier 2 (Stilton) –

  •  No more than 6 people in the skatepark at any time
  • A 2 meter distance should be kept from those not in your household/bubble

Many thanks and happy skating😄

Skatepark Closed



In accordance with current Government regulations, the Parish Council have unfortunately had to close the skate park temporarily.

This will be the case for the duration of lockdown (until 2nd December 2020) when the situation can be reviewed.

Thank you!


Remembrance Sunday 2020

Remembrance Sunday 2020

A ceremony of sorts will take place at the War Memorial outside the church but guidance recommends limiting attendance to wreath layers and members of the services only.

 Members of the public are being asked to pay their respects on their doorsteps rather than attend the ceremony to keep everyone safe given the current lockdown.

The Church bell will ring just before 11.00am to mark the beginning of the two minutes silence and a wreath will be laid by Cllr Angus, Chairman of the Parish Council, on behalf of the village.

Thank you

Residents Q&A’s – Proposed Playground

The Parish Council have collated the questions raised through the village consultation, site/Pavilion meetings for those residents surrounding potential sites and email concerns that have been sent to the PC over the last few months.

Thank you for bearing with us, we now have a Resident’s Q&A sheet alongside specific questions that were raised at both the Gala Close and Apreece Way sites.  Residents who were invited to these meetings will also receive a copy posted directly over the new few days.

Please feel free to ask any questions by emailing the or popping a letter in the Parish Room letter box.

Residents are always welcome at the Parish Council meetings (2nd Tuesday in the month – next meeting 10/11/20 at 7.30pm via Zoom) to ask questions to councillors directly.  Agendas go on the website and notice boards the week before – email the clerk for a log-in.  The public participation section is at the start of the meeting.

For anybody who would like to join the Parish Council and get involved directly with issues affecting the village, we have 2 vacancies for new councillors, it’s an exciting time to join the PC with lots of challenges/projects on the horizon.  Email the clerk for further information.

The Parish Council is looking for 2 new Parish Councillors!

Make a change, become a Parish Councillor!





We are looking to co-opt Parish Councillors to fill 2 vacancies.  Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm (currently held via Zoom.) There is the option to also join one of SPC’s committees too.  This is an exciting time to join the Parish Council so if you’d like to get involved, it’d be great to meet you.


Please contact the Clerk to ask any questions or request an application form at

Skate Park Re-Opens!

The Skate Park is now OPEN following maintenance work and and the addition of Covid-19 signs🎉 So that social distancing can be maintained, we are asking for a maximum of 6 people in the park at any one time and please remember to wash your hands if you touch the railings.
Barn Close Play Area remains closed while maintenance work gets underway but we hope to re-open it as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience while these works were carried out.

New Playground ‘Surgery’ Meeting Saturday 19 September 2020

This Saturday (19 September) between 10am and 12noon, the Parish Council will be holding an open ‘surgery’ at the Parish Room (in the grounds of the Cemetery on Church Street) to enable any residents who have questions or concerns about the proposed new playground for the under 12’s to speak to a Parish Councillor directly about those.
Due to Covid restrictions we ask that you make an ‘appointment’ (a time to attend!) by emailing the Clerk so that we can adhere to current guidelines and ensure the a safety of both residents and Councillors.
If you have any questions or concerns please come along and share them with us … we hope to see you there😊

New Playground Update

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.

Meeting No.1

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.

Meeting No.2

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!

New Grant Award Policy

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.

Playground Consultation Leaflet

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😊