Helpful Hints

Dog Fouling

Problems with dog fouling can be reported to the district Dog Warden at Stratford District Council on 01789 260839. Where mess is being left in high footfall areas, alert the Town Clerk

How do I get an allotment?

We operate a waiting list for allotments. Call or email Diane Neath via to have an informal chat about how the system works and have your name added to the waiting list.

Cemetery queries, including funerals and installation of memorials

Contact the Town Clerk who will discuss your individual requirements and give appropriate advice.

My neighbour’s hedge/tree is causing an obstruction

Report the details to the Clerk’s office. The Town Clerk will write to the householder, with a warning that WCC Highways may issue a compliance order. Further action may be taken if the problem is not rectified.

Finding lost property

All lost property should be taken to the Library on Church Street.

How can I access the local police?

If you need to see someone urgently, it may be worth visiting New Clark House to see if an officer is available. However, the best advice is to call 101 – call handlers will then arrange for the appropriate next steps. In the case of a real emergency, dial 999.

Advice on snow clearing, flood preparation, grass cutting and other seasonal issues

The Clerk’s office holds details of all the emergency planning and snow clearing services. Please contact the Town Clerk for specific advice. General advice will be given out on the council’s twitter and Facebook pages in the event of a weather warning.

Non delivery of Forum

The Shipston Forum is delivered via the Midweek newspaper. This is the most cost efficient way of getting the newsletter delivered but does have limitations. If you consistently miss out on receiving the Forum, please email Diane Neath with your address details so she can inform the delivery manager at the Stratford Herald. Copies can be found at New Clark House, the Post Office and the Library as well as online here.

Complaints about grounds maintenance work

Please report your concerns to the Clerk’s office. Complaints or issues will be dealt with as soon as possible. In some cases the concerns are about housing association open space, tenants should contact their landlord directly.

Highways Headaches

For all streetlighting, potholes, drains and illuminated sign queries, visit and select “Report it”. Alternatively, visit

Council Tax - Making Payments

To make payments to other authorities, including paying your Council Tax, contact Stratford District Council on 01789 267575. Residents can also use the Stratford District Council Customer Access Terminal (CAT) at New Clark House, Tuesday to Friday, 9am – 1pm.

Rubbish collection

For all rubbish collection queries, contact Stratford District Council on 01789 267575 or visit The Shipston Household Waste Recycling Centre is managed by Warwickshire County Council. Opening hours can be found at

Signage Queries

Complaints about missing / obscured / damaged signage should be referred to Streetscene at Stratford District Council. Please contact Jennifer Wharton or Angela Lloyd on 01789 267575 for road name signs.

To report problems with traffic and direction signs, visit and click on the “Report it” section.