Grange Rd Planter

Planter built by members of Shilbottle Forum to commemorate 100 years from the commencement of World War 1. The planter is a focal point on the main thoroughfare through the village. A memorial plaque will be added each year to advertise major events.

Annual Meeting 2021

Following recent advice from NALC we have decided to postpone the Annual Meeting until June.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Chairman's letter to community

Dear villagers

We have now been in Lock Down for almost 2 months and at times we get weary of staying at home and abiding by the guidelines, but to overcome this dreadful virus and save lives we must adhere to Government directives.

It was with great reluctance that we closed our Play parks and Welfare field, but it was essential to adhere to Social distancing and ensure the safety of all villagers. As the Welfare has a football pitch, Muga, play park and skateboard park, we cannot as yet remove the fencing, but once we have clear guidance over the coming months, we will act upon Government advice.

Please continue to act with every caution and remember we are not out of the crisis yet. It is hard for us all, but we must work together to beat this virus and get back to some normality in the future months.

Our thanks go to all organisations who are supporting the villagers with weekly food supplies and to Elisabeth, the Forum and Bob and Mary Bains who make and deliver meals to over 30 people every Friday. Thank you to any other organisation which is supporting our community.

In the meantime, the Parish is continuing with its work on cemeteries, village cleanliness, planters, planning applications, finance and work with our County Councillor.

Please contact the Clerk, Daniel Metcalf on 01665 575168, myself on 01665 575461 or the Vice Chair, Elisabeth Haddow on 01665 575629


Tom W. Scott, Chair


Clerk's holiday

The Parish Clerk will be on holiday from Sunday 15th August for three weeks.  Please contact the Chair, Elisabeth Haddow 01665b 575629 or the Vice Chair, Celia Lewis on 01665 b575088. There will be no Parish Meeting in September

Council Priorities 2019

Farriers Rise

New Estate built in the early 2000's bringing over 70 new families to Shilbottle.

Leatherland Road

Grade 2 Listed row of former miners' cottages. These eight cottages can be accessed from North Side and are now inhabited by aged miners and their descendants. They provide an historic backdrop to this former mining community.

Message to villagers

Dear Villagers

May we wish you all a very happy Easter. In line with Government directives please stay safe and stay at home. Please keep to the Lock down and don't put yourself or others at risk. 

Several people have contacted us offering their help with shopping. Please get in touch with Elisabeth  on 01665 575629 or myself on 01665 575461 and we will give your details to our volunteers.

There are many in the village doing wonderful work. Last week 22 villagers received soup, cake and scones delivered to their doors from a lady who made and donated the items and other volunteers made the deliveries. Others are shopping, caring, telephoning and generally boosting the spirits of all around them.


It is with sadness that we have been advised of a death of a lady in Shilbottle due to Covid 19. We offer our deepest sympathy to her family.


T.W.Scott Chair of Shilbottle Parish Council


On behalf of all Councillors I wish to extend a sincere message of Goodwill to everyone in the village of Shilbottle. This year I celebrate 50 years as a Parish Councillor and it has been an honour to serve this Community.

I have seen many changes for the better during my terms of office, but I can truthfully say that I felt my greatest achievement was the erection of the War Memorial in 2014 at Green Hut Corner. It is a fitting tribute to all those who died in the Service of their country.

The whole site, including The Memorial Garden and the monument to former miners, strikes a chord between past and present and it is wonderful to see the school children so involved in recognising the contributions of their forebears.

I hope 2020, sees the Community joining together in moving the village forward, and bringing peace, health and happiness to us all.

T.W. Scott, Chair Shilbottle Parish Council.

Remembrance Sunday 2020

It is with great regret that we cannot hold our traditional remembrance day service at  The War Memorial. However, small grassed boxes will be placed near the Memorial for villagers to place their crosses and any organisation or individual may lay a wreath at the Memorial.

Parish Councillors will gather - socially distanced -  at 11 a.m. at the Memorial on Sunday 8 November to pay their respects and lay wreaths.

Shilbottle Forum will dress the hedge with knitted poppies during the coming days.

We hope that there will be better news for us all this Christmas, but in the meantime keep safe, apply the rules, and work to combat this dreadful virus.