The footpath linking Middle St and Back St that runs past Mabel's Farmhouse has been closed for safety reasons due to the recent heavy rainfalls causing concern with regard to ongoing construction work at Mabel's Farmhouse. The Parish Council will continue to monitor the situation in conjunction with the property's owners with a view to re-opening the footpath as soon as it is safe to do so

The audit of accounts for Ilmington Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2020 has been completed.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit for Year Ending 31 March 2020

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR)


Ilmington Parish Council invites candidates to apply for the office of parish councillor.

A parish council is the tier of democracy closest to the community that it serves and makes decisions on issues affecting its local area. Make a difference to your parish:

• Get involved in your community
• Have a say about the local issues that people care about
• Influence local service delivery
• Decide how local money is spent to improve your community.

Ilmington parish council meets monthly except in December, usually on the last Thursday of the month. Owing to coronavirus restrictions, parish council meetings are currently held remotely by video conference, so access and ability to use email and internet technology is essential to be able to fully participate in the council’s activities at this time.

The role is unpaid, but can be extremely rewarding.

To apply to become a councillor, please write to the clerk at briefly describing what skills and experience you could bring to the role.You will be asked to confirm that you are eligible to hold the office of councillor. Please see below for details on the qualification criteria. If you have any questions about this, please contact the clerk.

Applications will be considered by the council at its next meeting on 25 November 2020.

If you would to discuss what it is like to be a councillor and the work of the parish council, please contact the Chairman, Gerald Osborne on 01608 682472.

The parish council meeting that was due to take place on Thursday 29th October 2020 has been cancelled due to councillor availability. The meeting will be rescheduled for Thursday 5th November at the usual time of 7:30pm. We apologise for any inconvience. Please check the Meetings page for the new agenda and details of how to join the meeting.

Warwickshire County Council has made a Temporary Traffic Order for closure of the C49 Mickleton Road, Ilmington.

The works covered by this TTRO are scheduled to be completed in one day on the 4th November.

Advance warning signs relating to these works will be put out on site and the contractor will inform local businesses and residents directly affected by this.

Please see the attached notice and map for futher details.


C49 Closure and Diversion Plan 4 Nov 2020



Warwickshire Local Welfare Scheme helps the most vulnerable residents at times of unavoidable crisis by providing basic and essential help. It is recognised within the Scheme that some families who are struggling financially, and are eligible for free school meals, have difficulty covering the period when their children are off school during the school holidays. This scheme is therefore an opportunity to reach and help those most in need by supporting eligible families with the cost of food for their children over the school holiday periods.

Further information on the Scheme can be found at:

NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a vacancy exists in the office of parish councillor for the parish of Ilmington, by reason of the resignation of Councillor Wilf Buck on 27 August 2020.

Following “Lock-down” at the end of March, the Council was required to close the Playing Fields and Children’s Playground. Some weeks ago, the Playing Fields were re-opened for exercise purposes and the first competitive cricket match took place last week. There has also been limited use of the Bowling Green. After a Risk Assessment and completion of the identified actions, the Council re-opened the Children’s Playground from 31st July.

The Parish Council has recently completed actions arising from its risk assessment and is pleased to re-open the Children’s Playground from 31st July 2020.

The Council urges all users of the playground and its equipment to follow Government advice with respect to social distancing and hygiene.

In particular, users are advised to:

  • Remain 2 metres apart from others or where this is not viable, 1 metre with risk mitigation measures in place
  • Bring hand sanitiser gel or wipes to clean hands
  • Sanitise hands more often than usual using approved gel and foam sanitiser, particularly at the beginning and end of play

With regard to the public toilets at the Playing Fields, the Council has recommenced its cleaning programme. However, it is not practicable for this cleaning to be undertaken at the frequency necessary to reduce the risk of cross-contamination of the coronavirus. Accordingly, the Council is maintaining its advice on the signage affixed to the door of each toilet that the public is advised NOT to enter or use them.



Warwickshire County Council has made a Temporary Traffic Order details as indicated below:

Description of road to be closed

Back Street closed to vehicular traffic from the junction of Mickleton Road to a point outside Folly Farm.

Reason for Order

To facilitate works for the undergrounding of overhead cables.

Order Effective from: 10 August 2020 for up to 18 months or until the works are completed, whichever is the sooner.

Anticipated Completion Date: 28 August 2020.

Access & Diversion:

An alternative route will be signed and is available via Mickleton Road, Front Street, Back Street and vice versa.

Vehicular access & egress will be maintained where possible.

Contractor: For Western Power Distribution, Kier Services Tel: 07395 600 330.

To report any problems with these works or for further details of our current & planned roadworks visit our website or call us 01926 412515. 

S Duxbury, Assistant Director of Governance & Policy,
Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL.

6 August 2020

On 26 June the Government provided Guidance on reopening of Play Equipment which puts responsibilities on owners (in this case the Parish Council), to review the guidance and the ability to comply with it.

As of 3 July 2020 work this work has commenced but not been completed and, therefore, the play equipment will remain closed.  We realise this will be a disappointment but hope you will appreciate that the Council has your best interests at heart.

Your cooperation is appreciated – should you have any queries please contact the Clerk, Sarah Furniss:


The Council is pleased to advise that its public meetings resumed from 28 May 2020.  Until further notice, in order to comply with Government guidance, these meetings will take place via the web using the app Zoom.  This can be accessed on-line by downloading the Zoom App to your device, desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone. Alternatively, both Members and the public may join the meeting by telephone (landline or mobile).  A meeting ID (on-line) or telephone number (for those phoning in – phone charges are at the local rate) will be required and these will be on the meeting Agenda which is published on the Parish Council Notice Boards and website ( 

If you require further information please contact Sarah Furniss, Clerk to the Council on 07786938072 or .