Ilmington Parish Council will meet this month on Thursday 20th January 2022 at 7:30pm in the Community Shop Café rather than the previously advertised date.  Apologies for any inconvenience.

Members of the public are always very welcome to attend council meetings and a period is set aside early in every meeting for questions and feedback.

The agenda will be published on the village noticeboards on Upper and Lower Green and online at

***Please note that these road works have been delayed and are expected to be completed on 14-16 December ***


Bus services will be unable to service the village during the closure.

Bus closure during roadworks 14 16 Dec 2021

The annual playground inspection at Ilmington Playground has identified some safety concerns which are currently being addressed. Unfortunately the timber posts on the basket swing are rotting and therefore the unit has been taken out of use. The frame is considered to be beyond economic repair and the council is exploring options for its replacement in the not too distant future. We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope you appreciate that the safety of users must come first.

Joint press release from the UKHSA, Worcester City Council and Stratford District Council

Public urged not to touch sick or dead birds – as avian influenza confirmed by Defra in Worcestershire and Warwickshire

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has now confirmed there is avian influenza A (H5N1) in wild bird populations in Worcestershire and the Stratford area of Warwickshire.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is urging people in Worcestershire and Warwickshire not to touch any sick or dead wild birds – with avian flu confirmed in the swan populations around Diglis Basin in Worcester and in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Voice of Warwickshire PanelWarwickshire County Council is forming a new residents’ panel called ‘Voice of Warwickshire’ – and they need your help.

The panel will help to shape council decisions and priorities over the next few years. It will help the council to understand people’s needs and improve how they work with communities in tackling the huge challenges we face in a world that has been changed by the pandemic.   

People who sign up will be helping to deliver the new County Council Plan, focusing on big issues in Warwickshire, like health and wellbeing, climate change and sustainability, community safety, education, transport, economic growth, inequalities and inclusion, and more.

As a resident of Warwickshire, this is your chance to get more involved in big decisions that affect the local area.

How people can take part

To be eligible to take part, you need to be 18 or over and live in Warwickshire. People are asked to sign up initially for 12 months. Once they register as a Voice of Warwickshire member, they will be asked to contribute around four times a year through short surveys and polls. 

To register please visit or, if you don’t have access to the internet, by calling 01926 410410 in office hours.

The closing date for registration is 14th November 2021.

Ilmington Parish Council is seeking suitably experienced contractors to submit priced tenders for the mowing of grass in the village for the next 3 years.

The areas for grass cutting comprise Ilmington Playing Fields, including the area of the children’s playground, the two village greens and verges within the village. Suitable candidates are likely to be professional landscape or agricultural contractors or similar with expertise in the operation and access to professional grade mowing equipment.

Interested parties are invited to contact the Clerk to the Parish on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01451 885189.

The deadline for responses is 5pm on Friday 12 November 2021.



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. Ilmington Parish Council provides a range of services, like playgrounds, playing fields and grass cutting. We work with local organisations and other tiers of local authority to help to make the village a better place to live and work. Meetings are held monthly except in December, usually on the last Thursday of the month.

There are two vacant seats on the council at present. To apply to become a councillor, please write to the clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. briefly describing your interest in joining the council. Councillors must be over 18, an UK, EU or Commonwealth citizen AND be on the electoral roll for the parish OR live or work in the parish or within 3 miles of it for the previous 12 months. If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact the clerk.

If you would like to have a chat about what the council does, please contact the Chairman, Karen Peachey on 01608 682401.


The public consultation on the plans to create a South Warwickshire Council started on Monday 6 September and runs until Sunday 24 October.

Local residents, businesses, parish councils, local groups and organisations and key stakeholders are encouraged to take part and have their say by completing the online questionnaire.

The consultation document and online questionnaire can be viewed and completed at

Questionnaires for completion on paper, as well as in different formats, can be requested by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 01789 267575. The paper questionnaires are returned using a FREEPOST address.


Notice is hereby given that the audit of accounts for Ilmington Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2021 has been completed and the accounts have been published. The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Ilmington Parish Council on application to Pauline Rigby, Clerk to the Parish. Please contact the Clerk to make an appointment.


Stratford on Avon District Council is pleased to report that recycling collections will start again on Monday 2 August.

The District Council would like to apologise for the temporary suspension of recycling collection service following the devastating fire at the Pure Recycling facility in Ettington. We have been working hard since the fire to reinstate the service.

  • Please present your bin on your normal collection day - in Ilmington the next scheduled collection is on Tuesday 3 August.
  • Please make sure your bin is out for collection at 6am - collections may not take place at your usual time, so make sure your bin is available for collection.
  • If it is not collected, please don’t report as a missed bin, please leave it out and crews will collect it as soon as they can.
  • All the usual recycling material will be collected – please make sure it is washed, cleaned and dry as possible.
  • Extra recycling will be collected and this can be placed beside the bin in cardboard boxes, rigid containers or in, preferably, clear plastic bags.

Crews will be working round the clock to catch-up on collections and extra crews will also be out to help with the rounds. Residents may see different vehicles collecting the recycling, but please be reassured that all the material collected will be recycled.

The mobile library vehicle will be coming back on the road for customers to visit from the end of June.

The first visit to Ilmington is on Thursday 1 July at 10am.

The timetable is attached: pdfALM_D_Route_2021.pdf


The Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the Council Year 2020-21 has now been submitted to the external auditors for review and is published below.




Any interested person has the right to inspect the accounts for the year under review. Please see the attached notice for details.



Dated this day 11 June 2021.

Pauline Rigby
Clerk to the Parish

Notification of Public Consultation: Monday 10 May to Monday 21 June 2021

Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are working together to produce a new South Warwickshire Local Plan to cover our combined geographic area.

Why is the South Warwickshire Local Plan important?

The South Warwickshire Local Plan sets out the strategy and identifies sites to meet our future development needs in terms of housing, jobs, infrastructure and open spaces to 2050. We are aiming to do this in the context of addressing the important issues of climate change, wellbeing, connectivity and biodiversity. The Local Plan will also set out the planning policies that the two Councils will use to assess applications for development. It will replace certain key policies in the existing Stratford-on-Avon District Council Core Strategy and Warwick District Council Local Plan but other policies in these documents will remain in force.

What does the Scoping and Call for Sites consultation cover?

The consultation asks a series of questions about what issues the new Local Plan should cover, and seeks your views on how to tackle these issues. In particular, it seeks views on where in South Warwickshire new development should be located and how best to accommodate growth.

At the same time, a ‘Call for Sites’ exercise is being undertaken to invite suggestions for potential sites to be allocated for a variety of land uses.

On Thursday 6 May, voters in Ilmington went to the polls to respond to the question:

"Do you want Stratford-on-Avon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Ilmington to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

The results were as follows:

The number of votes cast in favour of YES was 325
The number of votes cast in favour of NO was 33

Total number of ballot papers issued 361 - 3 reject.

The turnout was 59.97%.