Barn Close Play Area Re-Opens!

Barn Close Play Area is open!


Following maintenance works, the Parish Council has undertaken a Covid-19 Risk Assessment at the Play Area and is pleased to announce it is now open and ready for use.  You can read the full document here

Given we are still in lockdown, we ask …

  • Only one family at a time uses the play area so that a 2m social distance can be maintained
  • All rubbish is placed in the bin
  • No food is consumed in the park
  • Hands are washed after using the equipment

There are two new signs in the play area to provide a reminder of current recommendations when using play equipment (see pic of Cllr Gilden securing them in place👍🏼)

Thank you for your patience and understanding while the Parish Council carried these works out.



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New Play Park Presentation

Click below for the new Play Park presentation as detailed at the Open Public Meeting held on 27/01/21.

New Play Park – Open Public Meeting


Following the Parish Council’s Extraordinary meeting on 25/01/21, it has been resolved that the new Play Park is to be located at the Pavilion Playing Field.

There will be an Open Public meeting providing further details on this on 27/01/21 at 7.30pm via Zoom.

If you would like to attend or have any questions, please click on the link below to join the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you there … and getting started on the new Play Park soon!

Topic: Play Park Open Public Meeting
Time: Jan 27, 2021 07:30 PM London

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Logs Available

🌳Lovely Logs🌳

The Parish Council has recently had 2 poorly Poplars felled in the Cemetery and chopped up.  The PC would like to offer this green wood (it is in need of seasoning before being ready to warm your toes by) to residents for their use.

If you are interested in the wood, the Parish Council is asking for donations which will be used for good causes in the village (we’ll keep you updated on how much we receive and where the money is spent.)

Please contact SPC’s newest councillor, Michelle Lockyer at or on

07522 611771 for more details on how to make a donation and where the wood can be collected from.

 Thank You

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 mid-February) when the situation can be reviewed.

Thank you👍🏼

Coronavirus – Tier 4 Restrictions

Stilton is now in Tier 4 – for further advice on restrictions please click the link …


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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.