This article was published in July 2015. Please see News & Campaigns for more recent information.

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The Parish Council is very saddened at the loss of Lin Sargeant. She will be sorely missed by the Parish. She worked with dedication and tirelessly for the Council as Clerk and RFO for many years. Her Parish knowledge and recall were extensive. She could always be relied upon to help and the village will be a much poorer place without her. The Council send their love and condolences to her family and friends.


The council currently has one plot available to let at the Northall site, anyone wishing to rent this should contact the Clerk.

The council reminds all tenants that the use of hosepipes on the allotments is strictly forbidden. Any tenant found to be regularly using a hosepipe will risk having their tenancy terminated.

New Trees

The EDaN Beautification team are currently developing a tree planting program for the village of Edlesborough. Any parishioner wishing to sponsor a tree should contact the Clerk to register their interest.


Currently there are five reported faulty streetlights within the Parish; the Council have agreed to add these lights to Phase One of the streetlight replacement program instead of repairing them. Please remember to report faulty streetlights to the Clerk.


Following a very informative demonstration by the South Central Ambulance Service the Parish Council are now considering the installation of defibrillators within the parish.

Community First Responders

Anyone wishing to know more about becoming a community first responder should contact the Community Responder Manager on 0800 587 0207 or [email protected] More information will appear on Facebook and in subsequent issues of Focus.

Edlesborough Parish Council Cemetery

Work is continuing on the levelling and seeding of some of the graves in the Cemetery. Parishioners are reminded that Edlesborough Cemetery is a lawn cemetery and the planting on or around graves is not permitted. Please would friends and relatives remember these rules also apply to the cremated remains areas; pots of plants surrounding the memorial stones will be removed and disposed of. Any items contravening these rules will be removed. A full copy of the rules and regulations of the cemetery can be obtained from the Parish Clerk.

Traffic Management

The EDaN Traffic Management team is keeping up the pressure on the three MPs that cover the A4146, fortunately all were re-elected to parliament. Pressure is also being applied to County Councillors to push to get the road re-classified to a ‘B’ road when the new M1 link opens. This will enable HGV restrictions to be placed on the road.

The team had a very positive meeting with Ruth Vigo-Hedderly BCC regarding the 7.5 tonne restrictions on HGV vehicles, Ruth was working with Stephen Woolford BCC who is working on a project with Beds and Herts.

Noisy Planes

Following an question raised by a Parishioner anyone wishing to report noisy aircraft should do so using the following link or by telephoning the Noise Complaints line 01582 395382

Parish Council Vacancies

Following the recent elections there are currently two vacancies on the Council, one for the Ward of Edlesborough and one for the Ward of Dagnall. Any person wishing to be considered for the role of Councillor should contact the Parish Clerk for more information.

Parish Council Website

The Parish Council are still experiencing technical issues with their website. It is hoped that these issues will be rectified soon. If, in the meantime any person wishes to see a full copy of the minutes for the Parish Council meetings please contact the Clerk who will be happy to assist.

Edlesborough Parish Council Meetings

The next Edlesborough Parish Council Meetings will take place in Edlesborough Memorial Hall on Thursday 16th July and Thursday 17th September 2015. Both meetings will commence at 7:30pm.

All Parishioners are welcome to attend and may ask questions, raise issues and give suggestions during the Open Forum.

The full minutes of the Parish Council meetings are normally available to view on the website.

Contact Information


Clerk to Edlesborough Parish Council: Penny Pataky, 01525 229 358 or email: [email protected]
Please note office hours are Monday-Friday 10.30am-2.30pm. Messages may be left on an answer phone outside of these hours.