Staploe Parish Council

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Staploe Parish is made up of three hamlets Staploe, Duloe and Honeydon and also contains the smaller settlements of Upper Staploe, Begwary, Bassmead (sometimes also spelled Basmead) and Bushmead.   The parish falls within Bedford Borough authority.  The hamlets are in Bedfordshire but on the border with Cambridgeshire close to St. Neots.

The Parish Council manage Duloe Playing Field which is held in trust, manage the highways verge grass cutting within the parish and maintain the street lights.  We are the principal point of contact for consultations with Bedford Borough on all local government matters including planning policy.  We are statutory consultees on planning applications in the parish but we do not determine the outcome – this is decided by Bedford Borough Council.  Duloe Village Hall was closed for safety reasons in 2018 and demolished in 2020.

Staploe is the largest of the three hamlets followed by Duloe and Honeydon is the smallest.

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The voice of local people.

All members of the public are entitled to attend the meeting and are cordially invited by the Council to do so.  Time will be set aside prior to the published agenda to enable informal discussion to take place in the Open Forum.

Agendas will be posted on notice boards and this website


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