Slapton is a rural parish with three distinct settlements, namely Slapton, Horton and Grove. It is situated in the Vale of Aylesbury, one of three administrative districts in Buckinghamshire. It lies between the Grand Union Canal and the border with the county of Bedfordshire. The nearest town, Leighton Buzzard, is several miles to the North. The name Slapton, Anglo Saxon in origin, means ‘Farm by a Slippery Place’. The number of farms in the Parish and quantity of clay testifies to this!
We have a vacancy for a Parish Clerk
With the imminent retirement of John Furniss, our Parish Clerk, we are now advertising to recruit his replacement. The advertisement may be viewed here.
Village Hall Information & Survey Document
In December 2019 the Parish Council voted to consult all the villagers on future options for the Village Hall. To this end an information and survey document will be sent to every household in the parish over the next few weeks. We would greatly appreciate you taking the time to read the document and consider how you would like the Parish Council to act in this matter, then using the voting form respond with your preference. Once the data has been analysed the Parish Council will try to use your preference in any future projects involving the Village Hall.
Slapton Parish Recreation Ground
Slapton Parish Council would like to draw to the attention of all of those people that enjoy using the recreation ground and play equipment, that a set of guidelines have been produced. The guidelines are on signs in the recreation ground or can be viewed here.
Property and Land Security
As the autumn equinox has now passed, and the days are getting shorter, now might be a very appropriate time for all our Parishioners, businesses and farmers to ensure that their houses, buildings and garden sheds are secured, locked, alarmed and that any entrance ways to fields or other land are very adequately locked or blocked. If you notice any suspicious activity, it is always best to contact the police immediately. Let's not make it easy during the dark days of winter for any unwelcome intrusions in our Parish.
Community Boards - Get Involved
Community Boards are a way for Buckinghamshire Council to engage with as many parishioners as possible to get people involved and thinking of projects in line with their priorities that they set in July. Further information on Community Boards can be found here.
Councillor Vacancies - Slapton Parish Council
Following the resignation of Jane Savage from Slapton Parish Council, there is now a vacancy. If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please follow this link for further information. There is also a vacancy that can be filled through co-option. Further information on co-option can be found here.
Aircraft Noise Reporting - London Luton Airport
As the restrictions on air travel are lifted, aircraft noise is likely to become a problem again. If you are affected by aircraft noise, here is further information on how to report it.
Slapton Parish is on Facebook
Follow the latest news and information pertaining to Slapton Parish on our Facebook page. Click here or on the Facebook logo at the bottom of the page to get yourself connected.
Covid-19 Warning Notices
If you or a member of your household be either vulnerable to, or exhibiting symptoms of, the Coronavirus, Covid-19, you may like to display a poster in your window to alert anybody visiting your property, Download the PDF versions for printing here. If you are in our Parish and in need of a poster, but are unable to print it, please contact the Parish Clerk to arrange for one to be supplied for you.
To help keep our community safe, if you or anyone in your household experiences the symptoms in this video, you should stay at home. Stay at home if you have either: A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature). A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
If you are feeling ill please do not go to your doctors surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Only call 111 if your symptoms are severe. Instead, visit
Follow this link for all matters relating to the Parish Council
Slapton Parish Neighbourhood Plan
1. All information supplied on this website is correct at the time of publishing. Any corrections to the information should be directed in the first instance to the Parish Clerk via the contact page.
2. Slapton Parish Council is not responsible for the content or availability of any external link and any views expressed in those external sites. These links are supplied for the convenience of visitors to this website only.
3. In no event will Slapton Parish Council be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
4. Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Slapton Parish Council takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
© 2017-2020 Slapton Parish Council