The Eaton Bray Parish Council is responsible for community centres, arts and leisure facilities, parks and play areas, public conveniences and other services within Eaton Bray, and have a right to be notified about planning applications in the area.
The next Eaton Bray Parish Council Meeting is scheduled for 8th March 2021, 7:30pm at the Coffee Tavern.
Government guidelines prevent the meeting being held in person. If you wish to attend the meeting, please do so via the remote Zoom video link.
Flooding alert and help
With the recent heavy rains, flooding in our village and surrounding area has become an issue. There are many factors – the obvious being climate change but this is having an effect on the volume of water entering the watercourses in our area and those courses being able to cope with the increased volumes.
We have prepared a help page that has all the contact details for where to get help if you experience flooding.
Community Litter Picking
The Parish Council are very aware of the problems with litter and fly tipping on the roads around the village.
Unfortunately, due to Government restrictions we are not able to organise any litter picking at the moment. It is vital that members of the public and community do not enter the highway or attempt to move fly tipping themselves. If the fly tipping is blocking a highway you can report it directly to Central Bedfordshire using the ‘Fix My Street’ app.
We thank you for your patience and please be assured that as soon as it is safe to hold a community litter pick there will be one.
If you would like to put yourself forward and join the Litter Pick Team, please register with the Parish Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org who will hold your details on file until such time as a litter pick is planned.
Parish Council Meeting Documents
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Around the village
Eaton Bray play parks temporary closure after inspection
Following Government advice, the Eaton Bray play parks in School Lane Recreation Ground and The Rye Recreation Ground will remain closed.
The Government’s requirement for us to perform a ROSPA inspection of all play equipment prior to reopening found that a large proportion of the equipment was not safe and needs replacing or repair.
Following the instructions around movement and gatherings from the Prime Minister on 23 March 2020, we are monitoring daily advice from the UK central government. As we understand the situation at the moment it is still permitted to visit your allotment plot, ideally on your own to take daily exercise. Therefore the Eaton Bray allotment sites at The Meads and Holmans Field remain open at present and will remain open unless we are advised otherwise.
The Parish Council urge all parishioners to check the Government’s official Coronavirus web page for advice, updates and information if you are concerned:
Bower Lane cemetery restrictions
Losing a loved one is a sad and distressing experience, and funerals are important and personal. During this very difficult time for the country, the Government’s aim is to protect the most vulnerable from the spread of coronavirus.
Public Health England (PHE) have stipulated that funerals must be conducted in a manner consistent with social distancing principles to avoid the further spread of Covid-19.
We are very mindful of such a sensitive matter, however we also have to consider guidance from the Government – the key outcome is that funerals should continue, as normally as possible for now, but take into account the guidelines issued for minimising the risk of transmission.
Become a parish councillor
Eaton Bray Parish Council now have vacancies to become a parish councillor. We are looking for members of the community to volunteer some time each month to help support the work of the parish council. If you would like to help support your community with a little time and would like to know more about becoming a parish councillor, read more on our Become a Parish Councillor page.
Eaton Bray in Pictures
Our village as seen by the phones and cameras of everyone in the village. If you have some photos of the village you’d like to share, please get in touch and we’ll grow our gallery and show off our beautiful village!