Useful Links

Bridge on the Stour at Shipston

Below is a list of useful links to organisations and places related to Shipston. Please note that when you link to one of these sites you will be leaving the Shipston web site. We cannot take responsibility for the content of any of the sites in this list.

Community Groups

Shipston has an active community, and a range of clubs and societies can be found on Shipston Town Council’s website.

Rotary members are enthusiastic, fun-loving and active volunteers who give their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas. These are dedicated people, men and women from business and professions, who share a common interest in helping others. Shipston Rotary is a dual gender Club and takes great pleasure in welcoming all new members. They meet every Tuesday at the Halford Bridge Hotel 7.30pm for 8pm

The Shipston Proms is organised by a committee of volunteers who aim to bring the community a varied and exciting programme of music. They usually meet on the third Wednesday at 7.30pm at the White Bear. As well as committee members meeting once a month, the Proms also have a group of volunteers that assist during the Proms fortnight.

Stour Health and Wellbeing Partnership form strategic partnerships with a wide range of public and voluntary organisations and we are working collaboratively to help improve the health and wellbeing of all residents in the Stour area.

Stour Valley Lions, based in Shipston on Stour, are a group of like minded people trying to make life a little better for those less fortunate than themselves with activities which cover the Stour Valley Area. They meet at the George Hotel, Shipston on Stour monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7-30 p.m. to plan activities, including social events, and welcome like minded individuals, either male or female, who are prepared to put a little back into the community.

Countryside & Access

Information on all the Country Parks managed by Warwickshire District Council

Warwickshire's leading local independent conservation organisation. Their mission is to bring people closer to nature and create a land rich in wildlife. WWT support Shipston Town Council with advice regarding Cornmill Meadow. The area has been declared a Local Wildlife Site, and, over time, Shipston Town Council hope to develop a wildflower meadow, a community orchard, a bug hotel and a new area of woodland, amongst other activities which will increase the biodiversity of the area.


English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of the empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year.

View thousands of photos, stories, memories, and maps uploaded by local people, museums and archives at Our Warwickshire.

The Shipston-on-Stour District Local History Society is a voluntary, charitable organisation formed to collect, preserve and display, in Shipston Museum, any item which furthers knowledge of local history. The Society provide talks, displays and information to organisations, individuals & schools.

The Warwick County Record Office collects, preserves and makes available the historic records of Warwickshire and its people.

Local Government

The Town Council is an elected body of 13 councillors, including a Mayor and Deputy Mayor, who are supported by a Town Clerk and an assistant. It is the first tier of government, providing support and services on behalf of the residents of Shipston. Responsibilities include: the upkeep of seven play areas, duties as a Burial Authority looking after the cemetery grounds, the chapels and the administration of burial records, acting as consultee on planning applications, providing allotment gardens, and delegated responsibility for maintaining grass verges and town cleansing.

The Stratford-upon-Avon District Council serves the residents and businesses of the area surrounding the famous town of Stratford-upon-Avon. They are responsible for a variety of services, including waste and recycling collection, council tax, planning and building regulations, and leisure and cultural activities.

Warwickshire County Council serves as the elected administrative body for the entire county of Warwickshire, overseeing over half a million residents across diverse communities. They focus on delivering a wide range of essential services, including education, social care, transport, and infrastructure. With a strong commitment to sustainability and long-term prosperity, the council strives to make Warwickshire a thriving place to live, work, and raise a family.


Warwickshire County Council has developed a Safe and Active Travel programme to promote and support the delivery of road safety education and active travel interventions to schools, workplaces, and communities across Warwickshire.

An overview of all the routes in the county at Warwickshire County Council

Komoot's route planner for cycling and mountain biking trips will plan a cycle route based on the type of bike you intend on using

However you want to get around Warwickshire County Council has a journey planner for you. Whether its by bike, train, bus or on foot, check out the planners below to help you out.

Love to Ride are on a mission to get the world on bikes. With Love to Ride, you can track your bike miles, see your carbon savings, set goals, and find help and support to ride more often.

The definitive source of customer information for all passenger rail services on the National Rail network in England, Wales and Scotland.

Custodians of the National Cycle Network and a charity promoting access to cycling

Traveline help you find the way that best suits you for making your journey using the most up to date information from around the UK for all transport companies.

Visitor Information

A one stop site for all your canine needs in exploring Warwickshire. Everything from suggested walks and dog-friendly businesses to groomers, vets and pet supplies.

Visitor information for the neighbouring county of Oxfordshire

Visitor information, events and things to do in Royal Leamington Spa.

The official tourism body for the South Warwickshire region.

The official tourism website for the Cotswolds

The official tourism website of Great Britain

Visit England is the official tourist board for England

The destination website for historic Warwick

Tips, ideas and inspiration on where to explore in Warwickshire. Managed by Warwickshire County Council.