Town Council Responsibilities

Shipston Town Council's Office is currently closed to the public.  However, the telephone lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm

Clerk to the Council

Mrs Alison Packer
Shipston Town Council
New Clark House
West Street
Shipston on Stour
CV36 4HD

See New Clark House on a map

Telephone: 01608 662180

Admin Assistant

Mrs Diane Neath
Shipston Town Council
New Clark House
West Street
Shipston on Stour
CV36 4HD

Telephone: 01608 662180

Council Aims

The Council has agreed to the following aims to be taken into consideration in all policy matters:

  1. To improve the service it provides whilst ensuring best value.
  2. To work with others to improve safety, the environment and quality of life in the town, paying particular attention to the needs of vulnerable members of our community.
  3. To regularly and effectively consult the community.
  4. To promote the local economy.

Shipston Town Council Responsibilities

  • Play areas, recreation areas and other public open spaces
  • Street cleansing (contracted from SDC)
  • Provision of Grit, Litter and Dog Bins
  • Grounds maintenance (grass cutting)
  • Community Grants
  • New Clark House
  • Clark House
  • Burial Authority
  • Benches and street furniture
  • Keeping residents informed through Shipston Forum and as well as our Facebook page and Twitter feed.
  • Provision of Allotments (2 sites at New Street and Shoulderway Lane)
  • Planning Consultee on all planning applications within the Town
  • Emergency Plan

As well as its statutory responsibilities the Town Council also:

  • Contribute to initiatives that improve the quality of life for local people e.g. facilitating the return of CAB to Shipston
  • Makes known its views to the Planning Authority (Stratford District Council),
  • Seeks to encourage partnerships which will lead to improvements for Shipston people e.g. working with local groups; SDC; WCC
  • Keeps in touch with local residents and is able to inform the relevant authorities of action that needs to be taken.

Town Council meetings are held on 2nd Monday of every month, at 7.00 pm at New Clark House.  Member of the public are encouraged to attend, during the meeting there is a section where the public can ask questions or put forwards points of view.

There are 13 Town Councillors, they do not receive payment or expenses for their work.

The Town Mayor, holds a surgery in the High Street on every 2nd Saturday of the month, often with our District Councillors.  Elections are held every four years.

Open Spaces for which Shipston Town Council is Responsible

  • Mayo Road – Play Area
  • Sensory Garden – Mayo Road
  • Hawthorne Way – Medieval Meadow
  • Angela’s Meadow – Play Area
  • Railway Crescent – Play Area and Open Space

New Clark House

New Clark House is owned by Shipston Town Council and managed by the Town Clerk’s Office.

The Council Chamber can accommodate 30 – 35 people and it is an ideal venue for individuals and organisations for meetings; there is limited parking space, but a free SDC car park next door to the property.

The Council Chamber can be booked through the Town Clerk’s Office, on 01608 662180 or Monday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm at New Clark House.