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

SPC May Meetign Wednesday 8th May 2024 at 7pm


This month’s SPC meeting is taking place on Wednesday 8th May 2024. Please note, the May SPC meeting will be held at the earlier time of 7pm, at Silsoe Village[…]

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The bravery and sacrifice of those people in securing the peace and freedom we enjoy today will be observed by the lighting of beacons around the United Kingdom. The Village[…]

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Silsoe Council Meeting 27 March 2024


The April Silsoe Parish Council meeting has been moved forward to the 24th March to discuss some urgent matters. Please find agenda here

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Silsoe Social Fair poster 10th april, 7pm-9pm, Silsoe Community Centre

Silsoe Social Fair

Come and meet your local interest groups! Date April 10th, 2024 Time: 7pm – 9pmVenue: Silsoe Community Sports Centre, Chestnut Avenue MK45 4GP Have you ever wondered what groups, clubs[…]

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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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