The Parish Council Office is situated in the Y2K building, Cavendish Road

Parish Council office opening hours:-

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:  9.30am to 3pm

Friday:  8.30 to 2.00

Please telephone the Parish Office on 01582 840110 before visiting to ensure the office is open because we are called out for various reasons from time to time, thank you.



Parish Council Vacancies

We have two vacancies on the Parish Council.

If you are interested in what goes on in Markyate and are interesting in being a Parish Councillor, please contact the Parish Office for further information  or come along to our next meeting and see how business is transacted.

Go On Get Involved!



We have a vacancy for a weekend Caretaker.  If you would like further details please call the Parish office on 01582 840110 for further details.


Parish Council Meeting

The date for the next scheduled Parish Council Meeting is Tuesday 1 December 2015 at 7:30pm in the Y2K Hall, Cavendish Road.

A Halls Committee Meeting is being held on 8 December 2015 in the Jones Room at the Village Hall.

A full schedule of Meetings of the Parish Council and Committees can be found at

Procedures & Policies.


Christmas  Lights

We invited 3 quotations from companies who could supply lights and we have elected to hire them from one of these companies who will also install  and take them down again.  This option proved to be far more economic than purchasing them, particularly as County Councillor David Lloyd has promised to fund £400 through his Locality Budget.

Despite having to overcome various issues it is hoped we can still achieve a 'switch-on' before Christmas 2015.  We hope this will bring some festive joy to the village.


Road Safety

Last year we requested to have school signs and lines painted on the road near the school which should by this time have been completed, but we still await confirmation of an installation date for the flashing school sign on Buckwood Road.


Bus Information Display Panels

Many local bus passengers had been looking forward to having the facility of up to the minute information of buses being displayed on screens to be situated at the two busiest stops in the village.  However due to some local objections regarding this the Parish Council is now investigating the possibility of a combined southbound/northbound screen, to be sited next to the Notice Board outside the Fire Station.


Internal Audit

Although we were pleased to report on our successful External Audit, we can confirm that during the recent Internal Audit 18 separate checks were undertaken, all to the satisfaction of the independent Auditor.


M1/A421/A5 Bedfordshire Improvement Works

We have received notification from amey regarding forthcoming improvement works on the A5, M1 and A421. 

Subject to weather conditions work is scheduled to start on 28 October and will take approximately 10 weeks to complete.  The work will involve various closures and restrictions along the A5, M1 and A421. 

For clarification:


A5 closed from A505 to M1 junction 9: Westbound traffic will be diverted along from M1 junction 9 along the A5183 Dunstable Road towards St Albans. Traffic will then follow the A4147 westbound to join the A414 at Hemel Hempstead and then take the A4146 northbound to join the A505 at Billington. Traffic will then travel eastbound on the A505 to rejoin the A5 at Houghton Regis. Eastbound traffic will follow this diversion in reverse.


A5 closed from A505 to A4146 at Little Brickhill: Westbound traffic will follow the A505 until it becomes the A4146 at Billington and then continue to follow the A4146 around Leighton Buzzard and through Stoke Hammond to rejoin the A5 at Little Brickhill. Eastbound traffic will follow this diversion in reverse.


If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by email to: info@highwaysengland.co.uk.


Baby Clinic in the Y2K Hall

Baby Clinic for September 2015 will be held on the following dates:-

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Tuesday 17 November 2015


bag it and bin it!

Dog owners are asked to bag and bin their dogs' waste to keep the village clean.  Dog mess poses serious health risks. It can carry roundworm - containing the parasite Toxocara canis which can cause blindness, epilepsy, asthma and infections.  So it's vital to reduce dog fouling to protect others, particularly children.  Failing to clean up after your four legged friend when in a public space is an offence.

If your're walking your dog please take a doggy bag, pick up after your dog and use the dog waste bins provided around the village.

If you are aware of the address of any dog owner who does not clean up after their dog, please email dog.fouling@dacorum.gov.uk with the relevant details.