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!
Slapton Parish Recreation Ground
Following the relaxation of Covid guidelines and the re-opening of the 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 can be viewed here.
Government's White Paper Consultation “Planning for the Future”
Buckinghamshire's draft response to the Government's White Paper Consultation can be found here. You will see from the draft response and covering report that there are a number of important points that Warren Whyte is proposing to raise with Government as part of Buckinghamshire Council’s response. You can submit your own response to the Government's consultation online by following this link.
Buckinghamshire Council Post 16 Home to School Transport Consultation
A public consultation launches today to hear the views of parents and residents on how Buckinghamshire Council can continue to improve its educational transport policy. Further information can be found on the Buckinghamshire Council website by clicking 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
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