Posted on 2 May 2018


 Annual Return for the year ended 31st March 2018

Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

The audit of accounts for the Stondon Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2018 has been completed and the accounts have been published.

The Annual Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Stondon Parish Council on application to:

Mr James Stirling, Clerk and Resonsible Finicial Officer

22:03, 08 May 2018 by James Stirling

Study Shows Henlow/Stondon is the Safest Post Town in the East of England


Stondon and Henlow (as part of the SG16 postcode) is the safest post town in the East of England, according to a recent study by consumer-research group ValuePenguin. Those living in the SG16 postcode district (which includes Lower Stondon, Upper Stondon, Henlow and Henlow Camp) can take comfort knowing they’re less likely to be the victim of a crime, according to data collected between March 2016 and March 2017.

Under the protection of the Bedfordshire Police, the Henlow post town came in 1st with the lowest overall crime score out of the 122 East of England post towns included in the study, which considered post towns with 3,000 residents or more. Henlow’s overall crime score of 798 is 61% lower than the East of England’s average crime score of 2,043.

The overall crime score is composed of a violent crime factor and a property crime factor. Henlow ranked a solid 1st in violent crime safety with an effective rate of 624 violent crimes per 100k residents, boasting a score 66% lower than the East of England average. In terms of property crime, Henlow came in 7th out of the 122 post towns included in the study, with a property crime rate equivalent to 1,494 incidents per 100k residents.

In the full study you can see how other post towns in the East of England rank and learn about the methodology used to determine the crime scores.

The safest places in the East of England behind Henlow are Knebworth, Melton Constable, Welwyn and Hockley – all small to medium post towns. Among large post towns with populations greater than 50,000, Ely ranked 1st as the safest place with a crime score of 1,368, followed by Hitchin, Bishop’s Stortford, Leighton Buzzard and Huntingdon.



10:08, 04 Aug 2017 by James Stirling

Short cut from Birch Grove to Station Road

 There is now a short cut with a path (red line) that connects Chaffinch Green (in the new Bovis estate) to Birch Grove. This allows you to cut the corner in either direction and should provide a slightly safer route.




It avoids the roundabout and area opposite the Post Office and connects Station Road to Bedford Road.

16:36, 15 Jun 2017 by James Stirling


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