Welcome To Shipston-on-Stour
The town council is an elected body made of 13 Town Councillors with the support of a Town Clerk and an assistant Clerk. It is the first tier of government, and exists to provide support and services on behalf of the residents of Shipston. Its responsibilities include: provision of allotments; as a burial authority, the upkeep of the cemetery grounds, the chapels and the administration of the cemetery records; upkeep and maintenance of six play areas in the town and delegated responsibility for maintaining grass verges and town cleansing.
The Council has operated from New Clark House on West Street since 2012 when the building was acquired from Warwickshire Police. The offices are open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm for enquiries. There is also a small office used by Citizens Advice on Mondays, and for the District Council’s Customer Access Terminal from Tuesday to Friday. The Council Chamber is a large room, and is available to all non-profit making groups for meetings, free of charge.
The town council works hard to promote the town within the county and continues to instigate or support events and initiatives in the town such as the Wool Fair; the tourism group – “Visit Shipston”; the “Proud of my Town” litter picks, snow warden scheme and flood resilience.
We have opted not to publish local events for the time being, in line with the Government's new ruling banning social gatherings.
Our What's On calendar is normally packed - especially at this time of year. Although all of these activities are on hold, Shipston's clubs and societies will be back and we look forward to the challenge squeezing everything in in due course.
On behalf of everyone at Shipston Town Council, We would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who plays a role in organising such a huge range of activities for our town. We feel sure they will be appreciated all the more after this temporary shutdown.
Stay safe, stay home.