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Police Surgery – Thursday 7 December












Police drop-in surgeries provide an opportunity for you to meet your local engagement Officer and raise any issues or concerns.

The surgeries are informal with no requirement to book to attend. You can pop in any time between the hours below and you will have the opportunity to speak to the officer about any issues affecting your area, obtain crime prevention advice and raise any concerns.

Thursday 7 December, 5-7pm
Leeds Hall, High Street, Eye.


Notice of conclusion of audit 2023

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2023

Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

The audit of accounts for Eye Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2023 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 Eye Parish Council on application to:

Brenda Stanojevic
Clerk/RFO, Eye Parish Council
The Leeds Hall, High Street
Eye, PE6 7UP

Monday to Friday 10am to 12noon

Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £2 (c) for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return.

Brenda Stanojevic
28th September 2023


A decade of growth

Further details of the 2021 Census have been released by the Office Of National Statistics (ONS). The new data shows that between 2011 and 2021 Eye (inc Eye Green) has seen the largest growth in population in a 10 year span in it’s history. Between 2011 an 2021 the population of the parish has grown from 4,340 to 5,409, an increase or 1,069 persons or 25.6%.

For comparison over the same time period the population of Peterborough has grown by 17.4% or 32,100, from around 183,600 in 2011 to around 215,700 in 2021. The population of England has grown from 53 million in 2011 to 56 million in 2021, an increase of 5.8% or 3 million.

Population by year

In comparison to other villages in the Peterborough Area, Eye has had one of the highest increases in residents with Thorney in second place and Helpston in third.

2011 – 2021 population growth

Village Population growth

ParishPopulation (2011)Population (2021)Increase in residents

For further comparison Crowland across the border in Lincolnshire has grown from 4,211 to 4,854 (643 persons or 15.3%).

The new housing developments has meant some benefit to the village with 15% of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) going to the Parish Council to pay for improvements around the village. The remaining 85% percent of the CIL goes to Peterborough City Council to spend on city wide infrastructure projects.

Eye Parish Council is in the first phase of developing a neighbourhood plan. If you are an Eye resident and would like to be involved please contact the Parish Clerk.

Read more about the villages growth here.

Data provided Office Of National Statistics

How does your garden grow!

In collaboration with Peterborough Presents, theatre company Casson & Friends are looking to chat to allotment holders & keen gardeners about their experience of growing plants & relationships on the plot. Whether you’re new to gardening, or a seasoned expert we’d love to hear from you!

Tim from Casson & Friends will be coming to the allotments on Green Road in Eye on Sunday 28 May from 11am – 3pm, so please do say hello and have a chat with him!

The chats will be used to inspire Casson & Friends’ new show: The Allotment Project – a joyful mix of dance & documentary that celebrates gardening communities and encourages people to get growing!

Find out more about the performance project at

Coronation of King Charles III

The Coronation ceremony to mark His Majesty King Charles III’s ascension to the throne took place at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday May 6, 2023. To mark the occasion an extra bank holiday took place across the UK on Monday May 8, 2023 which provided an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the Coronation.

The weekend’s events in Eye started on Saturday evening with a free community disco at Manor Farm Community Centre and at 9pm the new beacon* at Manor Farm Park was lit. A few words where first said by Adrian Martin, Vice-Chairman of the Parish Council before by Chairman of Eye Parish Council, Andrew Short lit the beacon for the first time. Over 150 attended the nights events so thank you to everyone who made it a great night.

Monday saw the popular Big Lunch at Manor Farm Community Centre with a picnic and best crown competition.

* The Parish Council obtained and installed the beacon in Manor Farm Park for this and future events. Beacons or fire beacons were originally lit to warn local people of the approach of an enemy but have become a traditional way of marking major royal events. An estimated 3,500 Jubilee Beacons were lit throughout the United Kingdom for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee last year.

Thank you to Eye resident Dale McKean for the photos.

Neighbourhood plan meeting – 25 April

Do you want to help in the creation of the Eye neighbourhood plan and be involved in the future development of our village?

Following our recent engagement event come along to the first meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Team on Tuesday, 25 April at 7pm in the Leeds Hall.

All residents interesting in developing the village’s neighbourhood plan are welcome.

Read more about the neighbourhood plan and why we are doing it…

Census data 2021 now available

Census 2021 data has been released for parishes. The census happens every 10 years and gives a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The resulting information helps organisations make decisions on planning and funding public services in the area, including transport, education and healthcare. Figures for the 2021 census are rounded to the nearest 100.

According to census information on the ONS website the population for the parish of Eye in 2021 was 5,400 an increase of 24.4% over the 2011 census figure of 4,340. Over the same time period the population for Peterborough has increased from 183,600 in 2011 to 215,671 in 2021, an increase of 17.5%. For England the population in 2011 was 56,075,912, in 2021 59,597,542, a 6.3% increase.

The number of homes in the village has risen from 1,799 in 2011 to 2,300 in 2021 although car ownership is slightly down.

One of the big changes is to the number of people working from home which the 2021 Census shows it as 29.8%. This is up from the 4.9% shown in 2011.  Of course this has to be taken in context of the COVID-19 pandemic although does show a shift in the ways people are working.

Further metrics can be found on the ONS website. You see can previous census population statistics dating back to 1801 on the website’s population page.