Eaton Bray Parish Council
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.
Parish Council Clerk
Mrs Heidi Head,
17 Hammond Street,
Tuesday: 09.30 - 13.30
Thursday: 09.30 - 13.30
Friday: 09.30 - 13.30
Chairman of the Parish Council
Councillor Neil Cartwright,
Tel: 01525 222597
A full list of Councillors is available in the Parish Council Contacts document.
See the Local Police page for contact details.
Minutes and Agenda
For minutes of previous meetings and date & agenda for the next meeting, please scroll down to Parish Council Meetings.
Riverbank at Waterside/Mill End Close
From: Bedford Group of Internal Drainage Boards (IDB)
Re: Riverbank at Waterside/Mill End Close
After considering various options for repairing the riverbank at Waterside the best appear to be:
- Pile along the whole riverbank with light weight steel piles, backfill behind the piles with soil, re-profile and seed. Excavate island to fill voids and reinstate island.
- Excavate a trench through the island, remove the clay core that was placed previously. Line the trench with a geotextile and fill with bentonite. This material has better erosion resistance than clay. Pile along weak points of riverbank to provided extra protection. Reprofile and reinstate riverbank.
On completion of the main work the channel will be dredged with the material levelled on the island. When dry, the island would be reinstated to grass.
In August/September the site was visited by IDB with the contractors to discuss the project and are awaiting estimated costs, before a decision is made on how to proceed.
During site visits with the contractors, further leaks have appeared on the south side of Waterside next to the concrete overspill weir. This section will be added to the cost estimates for repairs.
Please come and help to run your village
Become a Parish Councillor
The Parish Council is nine members of the public
We come to each Parish Council Meeting in the Coffee Tavern on the 1st Monday of each month and spend on average around six-eight hours each month advising and helping to run our village. Being a Parish Councillor in Eaton Bray Parish gives you a real opportunity to make a difference to the community.
At present we have a vacancy - will YOU come and join us?
Please see Become a Parish Councillor for more details.
Eaton Bray Parish Council meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month at 7.30pm in The Coffee Tavern.
The next Parish Council meeting is on Monday 3rd February 2020.
Minutes of Previous Meetings
A summary of the minutes is usually available soon after each meeting, along with a downloadable copy of the full minutes where required.
Below are direct links to the minutes for the last six months. Please note that the most recent Parish Council Minutes (where available) are the draft minutes of that meeting and are subject to ratification at the following council meeting.
For previous minutes, please see the Parish Council Minutes Archive.
Your Parish In Pictures
Parish Council Matters
The searchable planning application list on the Central Bedfordshire Council website is updated every day at: www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.
Central Beds have provided a handy guide for how to use the new Alcolnet weekly list pages.
Neighbourhood Plan / Designation as a Neighbourhood Area
The Eaton Bray Neighbourhood Plan is your opportunity to shape development within our village until 2035, and tell Central Bedfordshire Council what the village wants.
Please see Eaton Bray Neighbourhood Plan for more information.
Details about the current plans are available from the Parish Plans pages.
Skate & Ride Area
Details about the Skate & Ride Area that was built in early 2010, including photos and various questions & answers are available from the Skate & Ride Area pages.
If you would like to view the Parish Council Annual Return, a summary is now available:
Download summary of Eaton Bray Parish Council's Annual Return for 2017 and 2018.
See also: Previous Annual Returns.
Other Business Matters
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) the Parish Council is required to routinely and proactively provide information to the public.
These documents are available within the Parish Council Business Matters section.
Parish Council News and Forums
There is now an interactive online forum available specifically for the Parish Council: Parish Council Forum.
For discussing other topics about Eaton Bray, please see the main Forums page for the appropriate forum.
Edlesborough Parish Council
Please see the Edlesborough Parish Council website for coverage of Edlesborough, Northall and Dagnall.
District / County Council
Related services for Eaton Bray can be found on the website of Central Bedfordshire Council.
An A to Z of Central Beds Services is also available here.