Wilstead is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, just off the A6 Bedford to Luton road approximately 5 miles south of Bedford town centre.
Over the years the name of the village has been spelt many different ways. Whilst known as Wilstead today, formerly the village was known as Wilshamstead and Wylhamstead. The civil name for the village hasn't yet been amended and is still Wilshamstead.
The population is around 2700 people, most of whom live in the main village although there are a number of hamlets and isolated houses.
There's a parade of shops which includes a convenience store and pharmacy, an Indian and Chinese takeaways, two pubs, a used car retailer and a sub post office. A number of businesses operate from within the village.
On the western side of the A6 the Wixams is being developed. This is a new town that's being built in phases and will eventually include a number of schools, shops and a railway station.
Wilstead Parish Council is made up of up to 11 Councillors. The Council has a number of subcommittees that cover Planning, Village, Environment and Facilities, Play Areas and Finance and General Purposes. The council meets monthly and the agenda will be published on this site. Parishoners are welcome to attend the meeting and speak in the open forum when questions are taken.
The Parish Council office is located to the rear of Wilstead Village Hall where you'll find our administrator Lizzie Barnicoat on Monday mornings between 9am and noon. Outside of these times you can contact us on 01234 743152 or feel free to make contact with any of the Councillors if there's a specific issue that you'd like to discuss. We're here to help.