Welcome To Shipston-on-Stour

The Town Council is an elected body of 13 Town Councillors, including a Mayor and Deputy Mayor, who are supported by a Town Clerk and an assistant. It is the non-political first tier of government, and exists to provide support and services on behalf of the residents of Shipston.  Its responsibilities include: the upkeep and maintenance of seven play areas within the town, duties as a burial authority looking after the cemetery grounds, the chapels and the administration of burial records, acting as consultee on planning applications, providing allotment gardens, and also has delegated responsibility for maintaining grass verges and town cleansing. 

The Town Council works hard to promote Shipston on Stour within the county and continues to support local events and initiatives in the town such as the Wool Fair, the “Proud of my Town” litter picks and flood resilience.

New Clark House in West Street, the former Police Station, is the address from which the Town Council operates. The local Safer Neighbourhood Team do have a police office in the building and can be contacted through Warwickshire Police telephone lines.  The opening hours of the Town Council office are Monday to Friday between 9am and 1pm; Telephone 01608 662180 ; Email: clerk@shipstononline.org

COVID UPDATE: The offices are currently closed to the public but enquiries can be taken over the telephone or by email. Visits are by arrangement and only when absolutely necessary.  Food Bank parcels can be collected from St Edmunds Church between 10am and noon on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The face to face service provided at New Clark House by Citizens Advice on Mondays, and access to the District Council’s Customer Access Terminal are currently not available.  The Council Chamber is also not available for meetings. All council meetings are being held virtually via the 'Zoom' platform until further notice.

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Events

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.