Silsoe, Bedfordshire, UK

Silsoe Parish Council

Caretakers for the beautiful village of Silsoe and its thriving rural community in the heart of Bedfordshire

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Keep up with the latest news from the Parish of Silsoe

upcoming Silsoe Parish Council Meeting - February 2024

Upcoming SPC Meeting

7 February 2024, 7 p.m. This month’s Silsoe Parish Council Meeting will be held at Silsoe Village Hall at 7pm. Agenda can be found here

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Silsoe advent windows winners

Silsoe Christmas Windows Winners!

We are so grateful to everyone who took part in the Christmas Windows competitions. Thank you all for putting so much effort and creativity into your window displays. They were[…]

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Free climate change training for residents.

Community and environment charity, Gourndwork East and Central Bedfordshire Council launch a new initiative for residents

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Christmas Lights at Wrest


The Parish Council have met with English Heritage and the Christmas event organisers to discuss the forthcoming Christmas Lights event at Wrest Park. The event organisers have instructed a professional[…]

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Key Silsoe Amenities

Silsoe is a thriving community with many services and amenities that residents can use. From a  range of services incuding our own post office to schools and a lesiure centre

Silsoe V.C Lower School

Our vision is to be an excellent, God-centred, values-based, community-focused school where everyone is welcomed, encouraged and included.

The cornerstone of all of our work is our ‘Christian Values’ based education, which is embraced by the whole school community. These values are our guiding principles. They work together to create a successful and happy school and encourage every child to develop into a caring, responsible, hardworking and positive person.

Silsoe Community Centre

The Centre is owned and operated by the Parish for the Residents. 

This modern facility is found on Chestnut Avenue in Silsoe. The Fitness Room, is equipped with Technogym equipment and mywellnesscloud technology.

Other facilities include a Dance Studio, with a range of fitness classes, a 2 court Sports Hall for Badminton and Short Tennis sessions and a MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) which is available for hire.

St James Church

St James Church, Silsoe

A key to the achievement of our vision is the creation of a welcoming atmosphere to support worship and community spirit.

Our Church is a vibrant, growing community and we hope that you will find much to interest you in the variety of services, as well as the many social and community events organised by the Friends of Silsoe Church or by the Parochial Church Council.

Something on your street that needs fixing?

Around the village

Discover Silsoe –
Beautiful walks

To discover more about our countryside, SPC has prepared six walks varying in length from 3.0 to 6.7 miles all starting and finishing from Silsoe Church. These can be downloaded below – each one includes a marked-up section of the relevant Ordnance Survey map for easy reference.

All of the walks follow public footpaths or bridleways, with the occasional short stretch of country road, or road crossing.

View the range of local walks

Need to report a non- emergency crime? 

Call 101 if you want to report a minor crime or incident, such as anti-social behaviour, property damage or other non-urgent enquiries.

About Silsoe

The village of Silsoe is in the county of Bedfordshire situated midway between Bedford and Luton on the A6 and between Ampthill and Shefford on the A507.

The village name is derived from the Danish word ‘hoh’, in “Sifels hoh”, meaning “Sifel’s hill”.

Our Mission

To work on behalf of Silsoe residents where we focus our efforts on maintaining our picturesque and historic village as a place where people aspire to live; with housing and services to meet the needs of all our residents; where traffic is managed so that our sites are accessible to visitors; and that local businesses enjoy the benefits of being advantageously placed, yet respect the heritage of the village.

Contact us

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