Winter scene at Seven Hills Repton, looking towards Sledge Wood.A Brief Introduction to the Parish Council

Repton Parish Council is the Parish Authority for Repton and Milton in South Derbyshire.  It is the tier of local government that is closest to the community it serves, below South Derbyshire District Council and Derbyshire County Council.
  
The parish council operates under legal powers granted and regulated by Acts of Parliament to supplement the provision of local government services in Repton and Milton. Also it promotes and represents the area with other national and statutory bodies.

Parish Councillors are unpaid but have an active interest and concern for their community. They are elected to represent the wishes and needs of the local population, and are required to abide by a Code of Conduct established under the provisions of the Localism Act 2011. Councillors must declare any financial interest they have in the parish and also any personal or prejudicial interest in matters discussed at council meetings. To read the full Code of Conduct adopted by Repton Parish Council click RPC Code.


Council Amenities

Mitre Recreation Field.  Situated off Burton Road, this near 2-acre parcel of land was gifted to the village in 1923 by John Stewart Shearme, a housemaster at Repton School, for the benefit of local young people.  The recreation field is a registered charity and is maintained by the Parish Council as trustees.  It is the principal location for children's play equipment in the village; the Scouting/Guiding Den stands here too.  A Pre-School group also currently uses the Den.
 
Broomhills Playing Field.  An area of just over 5 acres with charitable status, the playing field is owned and maintained by the Parish Council.  The Bentley Sports Pavilion is situated here.  The field and pavilion are used for sporting and recreation activities.
  
Monsom Lane Allotments.  17 allotments on land owned and managed by the Parish Council.  There is usually a waiting list for vacant plots.
  
Burial Ground. The Parish Council is the local Burial Authority: it owns and manages the burial ground in Monsom Lane.  For details of burial charges and regulations click link: Burial Fees/Regulations.


 
Sledge Wood.
  A
12-acre broad-leaf wood created as a millennium project part-funded by the Parish Council. The woodland is managed in an environmentally sensitive way by the Woodland Trust. Newly planted native species trees and shrubs are flourishing, together with existing 100 years old trees on the southern boundary. The public are free to walk in Sledge Wood at any time.
 

Serving the Community

In recent years the Parish Council has completed a number of valuable initiatives for the benefit of the local community:

  ~ Public bench seating throughout Repton and Milton 
  ~ S
tone surfacing of internal village footpaths
  ~ Heritage map and amenity signpost at The Cross
  ~ Public access to toilets at the Bulls Head, High Street
  ~ P
edestrian lighting of the Cinder Track
  
  ~ Pavement widening and traffic calming in Main Street
  ~ CCTV protection of Mitre Recreation Field/Scouting Den
  ~ Children's Play Equipment at Mitre Recreation Field
  ~ Roadside tree planting programme
  ~ Memorial Arboretum in Pinfold Lane

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