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  Parish Council Meeting Minutes

The first Parish Council Meeting was held on 5 January 1895. From then until August 1981 the minutes were handwritten in a set of 4 bound Minute Books. Subsequent minutes have been typed, initially on a typewriter, later using a word processor. From May 2013, the minutes have been published online.

Sherington Parish Council has made its archives available to Sherington Historical Society, and hence a complete set of minutes from January 1895 to October 2015 can now be made available here. The collection includes the Annual Parish Meetings from 1914 to 2014 and the Recreational Field and Amenities Committee Meetings from 1980 to 1997. Transcripts of some of the handwritten minutes are available, but this transcription work is continuing and further updates will be provided when available.

          Parish Council Minutes


  Other Local Government

11th Century - Moulsoe Hundred - One of the 18 Hundreds in Buckinghamshire. Later (14th C) joined with Bonestou and Sigelai to form Newport Hundred (or Three Hundred).

1835 Newport Pagnell Poor Law Union - Sherington is one of 45 parishes.

1875 Newport Pagnell Rural Sanitary District - The Board of Guardians of the Union becomes also the Rural Sanitary Authority.

1888 Buckinghamshire County Council - Bucks CC is created and takes over the administrative responsibilities of the Quarter Sessions.

1894 Newport Pagnell Rural District Council - Initially this covered almost the same area now covered by Milton Keynes Borough, but the towns of Bletchley, Wolverton, and Newport Pagnell itself, were subsequently split off into separate Urban Districts. The RDC's history is summarised in 2 publications issued by Newport Pagnell RDC:

          Newport Pagnell Rural District Council - 1894-1954 Diamond Jubilee - A Record of Activities - Published in 1954

          A History Of Newport Pagnell Rural District Council - Published in 1974 at the time of its demise.

1974 Milton Keynes Borough Council - The Borough Council is formed through the merger of Newport Pagnell RDC with the Bletchley, Newport Pagnell and Wolverton Urban Districts and a small part of Winslow Rural District.

1997 Milton Keynes Council - The Borough Council takes over the responsibilities of Bucks CC in its area and becomes a Unitary Authority. Bucks CC continues to be responsible for the rest of Buckinghamshire.


  Village Development Plans

1973 Village Plan - Produced by Buckinghamshire County Council.

1983 Village Plan - Produced by Milton Keynes Borough Council.

1989 Village Survey - Report on the results of the village survey undertaken by the Parish Council in September 1989. 156 residents responded.

1999 Questionnaire - The Parish Council's questionnaire received 117 responses. These are the individual (anonymous) responses:

          Responses 1 - 40   Responses 41 - 80   Responses 81 - 117

2004 Village Appraisal - Produced by the Parish Council in November 2004.


  Barry Hollis's Book

Sherington Parish Council celebrated its centenary in 1995. To mark the event Barry Hollis researched and wrote a book called 'The Hundred of Sherington'. This told the history of the village based on Parish Council records from 1895 to 1977. The following are the sections of his book:

Allotments Amenities Best Kept Village
Burial Ground Celebrations Chairmen
Charities Clerk Correspondence
Councillors Education and School Matters Fire Brigade
Free Fifths Green Belt The Knoll and Village Greens
Lamplighter Meetings Miscellaneous
Overseer Parish Constable Planning and Property
Post and Telephone Precepts and Finances Recreation Field
Roads and Footpaths Sanitary Business and Water Lane Stonepits Close
Street Lighting Townsend Pond Transport
Vice-Chairmen Village Hall Water Supplies/Sewerage Disposal
World Wars    
Crest from the cover of Barry Hollis's book

The coat of arms shown on the left is from the front cover of the book.

A description of this coat of arms by Barry Hollis is given in the Introduction to the Book.

The Hundred of Sherington by Barry Hollis - The history of the village from Parish Council records 1895 - 1977 - Published 10 November 2001 - ISBN: 0 907700 20.9


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