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

Council Tax - Band D

Following the submission of the parish council precept request to HBBC I have now been notified that a Band D council tax will be £63.12 compared to £62.78 in 20/21 which is a 0.6% increase from the 2020/2021 Band D council tax.

Posted: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 21:13 by Helen Chadwick

Gritting and travel this winter

When winter weather hits, we work with our snow wardens and farmers to keep the roads moving and council services up and running.


When the temperatures start to fall Highways work 24/7 to monitor the roads and their 23 gritters are sent out day and night when conditions dictate. More »

Although public finances are stretched, they are committed to gritting key routes - that's around 1,300 miles of roads - to help keep the county moving.

Problems can be reported via and you can also check out their interactive gritting map showing their first priority and second priority road gritting routes. » Less

Posted: Sun, 24 Jan 2021 18:01 by Helen Chadwick

COVID vaccination transport

It is very important for us all to have our vaccines against coronavirus. If you need help or know someone who needs help getting to a Vaccination centre please give Westfield Volunteers a call on 01455 637516 or 07980 631255.

Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 19:45 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