Welcome to the website for the Parish of Shipton which incorporates the villages of Shipton Oliffe, Shipton Solers and Hampen.

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Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 23rd October at 7.00pm in the Reading Room. Everyone is welcome.  The agenda can be found here.

The minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting held on Wednesday 15th May can be found here.

Reading Room Public Works Loan Final Consultation

You should have, or will shortly receive, a hand delivered package from the Parish Council and the Reading Room Trustees asking for your support for a Public Works Loan to provide funding for the Renovation and Extension of the Reading Room.

A full copy of the pack can be found on the Reading Room Renovation page of this website.

We are also hosting two drop in sessions in the Reading Room on Saturday 12th October.  Please come along to discuss the project and the funding with the Reading Room Trustees and Parish Councillors.

The first session will be from 11.00am to 12.30 pm where we will be serving tea, coffee and cakes.
The second session will be from 6.30pm until 8pm when we will be serving wine, beer and soft drinks.

The closing date for the survey is Tuesday 15th October.

You can also cast your vote online.

Shipfest 2019

Despite predictions of thunderstorms and all three bands cancelling on us at the very last minute, our village managed to pull off one of our best fetes to date!  We managed to net £1750 for the Reading Room, which will go a long way in helping us acquire grants to contribute to the cost of its renovation.  This was nearly double that of previous fetes, thanks mainly to a very successful auction that raised £905.

This success is owed to the hard work and generosity of many people in our village. Read more.

Reading Room Consultation July 2019

Thank you very much for responding to our recent Reading Room consultation.

We have now collated the responses and the majority, by a clear margin, expressed the view that we should abandon the new build option and focus on the renovation and extension plan for which we already have planning permission. The detailed results can be found here.

A small number of very valid issues were raised during the consultation - a response by the Reading Room trustees can be found here.

Village Welcome Pack

The parish council produce and maintain a welcome pack for people new to our village - a copy can be found here.

Shipton Village Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Shipton Parish Council and Shipton Village uses and protects any information that you give Shipton Parish Council and Shipton Village. Click here to review our privacy policy.

Shipton History Project

If you would like to know more about the history of Shipton, we have launched a new site that should be of interest.

The site contains notes, photographs (some of which have recently been on display in the Reading Room) and a timeline that starts to tell the story of our village from the Iron Age up to the end of the last century.

In time we will incorporate the site into this website but in the meantime you can access the site from Shipton History Project page of this website or by clicking here or by cutting and pasting the address below into your web browser: 


If you have any historical material that could help the project tell more of the Shipton story, please let us know via the 'Contact Us' page, we would be very interested to discuss this with you.

We hope you enjoy exploring the site.

Defibrillator and VETS (Village Emergency Telephone Service)

This volunteer-provided service for emergencies is now in place. Information about how this works is available on the Village Emergency Telephone System page under the Community page of this website.