Shackerstone Parish Council

Serving Shackerstone, Congerstone, Bilstone, Odstone & Barton in the Beans

Clerk: Helen Chadwick
The Dairy, Village Farm, Main
Street, Stanford on Soar
Loughborough, Leics LE12 5QA

Tel: 07827 785836

Shackerstone Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Shackerstone a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest News

GP Practice Survey

On Monday the NHS launched a GP practice survey exploring views and experiences of GP-led (primary care) services during the Covid-19 pandemic to help us build on the things that people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland like about the service and to identify areas of care that could be improved. More »

Over the last year, Coronavirus has placed enormous strain on all areas of the NHS, including your General Practice. Despite that, General Practices have remained 'open' providing more than 6 million appointments over the last 12 months, with the majority still providing face-to-face. Some changes have been made to keep both patients and staff safe though, including increased use of both telephone assessment and, in some cases, online consultation where appropriate. Right now, your GP and GP practice is handling more appointments than ever before.

We would love to hear your opinion and about your experiences that will help us to plan for service delivery in the future. Even if you haven't visited your General Practice recently it's still really important that we hear from you so that we can understand the way care needs to be provided to you in the future. The gathered feedback will inform a series of discussions going forward to help create a shared vision for modern, sustainable primary care.

The survey closes on Monday 12th July 2021.

Link to survey:

We would be most grateful if you could share this survey with your communities and networks to enable us to collect the views of a wide range of local people.

If you would like a hardcopy of the survey or people in your networks want support to complete it, please let us know.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Kind regards

Marzena Edwards

Partner Insight Senior Assistant

Mobile: 07768796912

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Posted: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 20:35 by Helen Chadwick

Parish Council Annual meeting

The annual parish council meeting will take place on Wednesday 5th May at 7.00 Pm via zoom.

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Meeting ID: 857 6940 4406 More »

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Posted: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 21:19 by Helen Chadwick

COVID vaccine

If you are over 50 and need to book for your COVID vaccine, please follow the link below:

Posted: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 08:38 by Helen Chadwick

Welcome to Shackerstone Parish Council

Shackerstone Civil Parish consists of the five villages of Congerstone, Shackerstone, Barton in the Beans, Odstone and Bilstone, which are linked by local roads, footpaths and the Ashby Canal. All are traditional farming villages, with connections to the former Gopsall estate and the Howe family. For further information, visit the Leicestershire Villages website.

Acquisitions from the Crown Estate 2016

Shackerstone Parish Council – Summer 2016

Consultation on acquisitions from the Crown Estate, 2016

The Parish Council wants to hear your views on its proposals to acquire land and property from the Crown Estate to meet future community needs and secure existing amenities for the future. Please let us have any comments by Tuesday 9th August 2016.

You may be aware that the Crown Estate has decided to sell the whole of the Gopsall Estate. Accordingly, the Parish Council has had discussions with the agents for the Crown Estate about its ideas to acquire the following -

  • ·land at Church Walk, Shackerstone for an extension to the cemetery, which is nearly full
  • ·land adjoining Congerstone cemetery, to secure the long term capacity for burials there
  • ·the play areas at Odstone and Shackerstone, which are currently leased from the Crown
  • ·the village green at Shackerstone, also currently leased
  • ·land at the far end of Poplar Terrace, Congerstone for the future provision of allotments
  • ·Shackerstone village hall, to secure it for future community use. The hall is currently leased by the Crown to a charitable trust, and this lease will continue

The Crown's agents have made it clear that they will not sell land within the estate other than to the farmers and the Parish Council. Any other property within the Gopsall Estate will be sold to an investor. We have a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to secure existing community facilities for the future, and meet the long term need for burial grounds next to our two parish churches.

A figure of £43,720 has been proposed by the Crown Estate for the whole package of acquisitions, and this has been confirmed to be a fair price by the Council's surveyor. In addition to the purchase cost there will be some works to be carried out and fees to be paid. We estimate that the total will be about £65,000.

It is proposed to fund the acquisitions and works by taking out a 30-year loan for £65,000. There will be some increases in our annual outgoings to pay for additional mowing and maintenance and for insurance, and some increased income is also needed to help keep the Parish Council's books balanced. The total cost will be about £5,000 per year.

An increase in the Parish Council's Council tax charge of £5,000 per year will be just over £10 per household per year for Band D properties, which is 0.7% of the total Council Tax bill in 2016/17.

These are important proposals for the future of our communities. We are therefore keen to hear your views. Please take a minute to let us know what you think, by dropping a short email to our Clerk at

Or, you can post a comment on our website: using the 'Contact us' form. Our website home page contains plans showing the land we propose to acquire under 'acquisitions from the Crown Estate 2016'

Please let us have any comments by Tuesday 9th August 2016

You can also contact your local parish councillor

Barton in the Beans Paul Bannister 01530 262285

Bilstone Andrew Wright 01827 880330

Congerstone Mike Foley 01827 880311

Odstone Sam Brown 01530 260345

Jennie Ayres

John Matthews