Key Silsoe Facilites
Silsoe is a thriving community with many services and amenities that residents can use, from a range of services including our own Post Office to schools and a leisure centre. For a full list of contact numbers covering essential services, Centra Bedfordshire Council and local services, please visit our Who to Contact page.
Silsoe Leisure 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.
It is additionally used by Silsoe Cricket Club, Silsoe Carpet Bowls. Clophill & District Football Club and Netball teams
Situated in the grounds of the new state of the art Silsoe VC Lower School, we offer children aged 2 ½ to 5 years the very best start to their early years education.
We have created a calm, nurturing environment where children can engage in purposeful play.
Children are supported physically and emotionally by caring and experienced practitioners who encourage every child to make progress, enjoy learning and become independent and confident learners.
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 help us to work together to create a successful and happy school. They encourage every child to develop into a caring, responsible, hardworking and positive person capable of fulfilling their God-given potential.
Silsoe Horticultural Centre
A Day Centre for people with learning disabilites. Customers get the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of horticultural activities which includes all aspects of the planting, growing and harvesting of a range of produce. They also are involved in the preparation and production of a range of preserves such as chutneys and jams made from our own produce.
The produce is sold in the local area as well as at our on-site Sunflower tea room. The tea room operates on a Thursday and is open to the public.
Silsoe Offers Support
Police-checked volunteers helping those who need assistance in Silsoe: giving lifts to hospitals, GP’s surgeries, shopping and more. We only ask for a contribution towards transport costs. Call 07747 827642 any time from 9am to 7pm, 7 days a week.
SOS Tea Rooms – runs on the first Tuesday of every month at the Village Hall 2pm -4pm. All welcome for tea/coffee and home-made cake.
A regular monthly magazine which is delivered free of charge to every household. News and information about clubs, societies and other organisations in the village and its close proximity, forthcoming events of interest to residents and regular advertising covering a wide range of products and services.
Editorial: Mrs Linda Sharpe 01525 860639
Advertising: Mr Alan Denton 01525 860409
The Millennium Green is a 4.94-hectare amenity space located off the High Street.
Cranfield University landscape engineering students drew up designs in collaboration with residents of the village and won a grant of over £45,000 to form the Green, a tranquil centrepiece for the village
Silsoe Village Hall
Silsoe Village Hall is situated in School House Mews adjacent to the junction of Ampthill Road and High Street.
It is available for hire by private organisations, individuals and business users.
Grade One listed English Heritage Property located within Silsoe.
Over 90 acres to explore including landscaped gardens, woodland walks, historic buildings and regular events. Also has a children’s play area and cafe.
Silsoe Village Allotments: 50 Allotments of various sizes. Wonderful sandy loam soil. Easy vehicle access. Convenient water taps. Garden Shop on site. Contact Mike Ginger on firstname.lastname@example.org
Shops and Services
Star and Garter Pub
A 17th Century country pub located on the High Street and run by Wendy Alford. The Star and Garter offers a wide range of drinks and a friendly atmosphere.
Silsoe Dental Clinic
Silsoe Dental Clinic is now open Mon – Fri. Principle Dentist Dr Salaman Iqbal is now accepting new patients.
Where Silsoe cannot provide, residents are advised to travel to local villages and towns, such as:
– Clophill: post office and pub/restaurants
– Barton-le-Clay: a range of services, including doctor’s, dentists, Co-op, bakers, cash points, post office and restaurants
– Maulden: small supermarket, pub/restaurants, printers
– Flitton: pub/restaurants
– Greenfield: pubs
The largest amenities and services however can be found at Flitwick, Ampthill, Bedford and Milton Keynes.