Staploe Parish is made up of three hamlets Staploe, Duloe and Honeydon and also contains the smaller settlements of Upper Staploe, Begwary, Bassmead (sometimes also spelled Basmead) and Bushmead. The parish falls within Bedford Borough authority. The hamlets are in Bedfordshire but on the border with Cambridgeshire close to St. Neots.
The Parish Council manage Duloe Playing Field which is held in trust, manage the grass cutting within the 30mph speed limits and maintain the street lights. We are the principal point of contact for consultations with Bedford Borough on all local goverment matters including planning. Duloe Village Hall is managed by the Village Hall Committee.
Staploe is the largest of the three hamlets followed by Duloe and Honeydon is the smallest.
We have a Facebook page (but only the Parish Council can post on this) and an e-mail newsletter as well as a paper newsletter called The Hamlets Voice. To sign up for the e-newsletter please e-mail the Parish Clerk email@example.com
There is also a Facebook group which is a community Facebook group where parishioners can post. It can be found here https://www.facebook.com/groups/325908041268638/
Government regulations oblige us to publish certain information on our website. In order to make this easy for your to find I have listed links to the relevant documents here:
All items of expenditure above £100, end of year accounts, annual governance statement, internal audit report are in the Parish Council folder under Accounts and listed by year. The latest accounts are: 2018-19 Accounts
List of Councillors and their contact details and responsibilities are listed in the Parish Council folder under Councillors Councillor Contact Details 2019
Details of public land and building assets ("SPC Land and Buildings Asset Register") here
01480 471 526
Keeping in touch
You can keep in touch in the following ways:
We have a Facebook page (but only the Parish Council can post on this)
An e-mail newsletter. To sign up for the e-newsletter please e-mail the Parish Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org
A paper newsletter called The Hamlets Voice which is distributed two or three times per year.
There is also a community Facebook group where parishioners can post. It can be found here https://www.facebook.com/groups/325908041268638/
You can also request membership of this website by clicking on the tab on the blue strap line at the top of the home page. This will keep you informed when news items are posted on the site.