Shottle & Postern Parish Council

Serving the people of Shottle & Postern

Clerk RFO: Mrs Laura Storey
P O Box 8108, Derby
Derbyshire DE1 0ZU

Tel: 07941 052009

  • Shottle Hall

    Shottle Hall

Shottle and Postern Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Shottle and Postern 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.

Shottle & Postern is a small, charming Derbyshire village situated approximately 5 miles south of the market town of Wirksworth in the Amber Valley area. It has a population of around 266.

In Norman times, the manor of Shottle, referred to as "Sothille" in the Domesday Survey, belonged to the Ferrers family.

Shottle is a rather rural village spread out on the road from Shottlegate to Wirksworth via Alport Height (Chequer Lane). Its main industry was, and remains, agriculture. Shottle Hall dates from 1841 and is a pleasant building in the late Georgian style, now used mainly for weddings and events.

Whilst some way out of the village itself, Shottle has its own railway station - called Shottle after Shottle Hall which is nearby. The station, which is on the Wirksworth Branch, was closed in 1947 to passengers and the building is owned by Peak Oil Ltd. The railway line has been reopened to passengers as the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.

Latest News

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE Gorses, Shottle

WHEN: 11th October 2021 to 13th October 2021. WHERE: Gorses, Belper between its junctions with Wildebrook Lane and Palerow Lane. REASON: To facilitate repairs to water pipe. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Belper Road, Jackass Lane, Holly Lane, A6 Derby Road / Matlock Road, A517 Bridge Foot, Belper Lane and vice versa. Access will be maintained, whenever reasonably possible, on the affected length of road. The road will re-open as soon as the work is finished. This may be earlier than advertised. Derbyshire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused while work takes place. Anyone needing further information should ring Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190. The County Council intends to make/has made an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to prohibit its use by traffic. Chris Henning, Executive Director – Place Department, County Hall, MATLOCK DE4 3AG

Posted: Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:15 by Laura Storey

Live Life Better Derbyshire Services

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If so then a free, local health lifestyles service is here to help. Derbyshire County Council's Live Life Better Derbyshire service offers support to help you:

  • Stop smoking
  • Manage your weight
  • Get more active
  • Identify your health and wellbeing needs

An online self-assessment MOT can help you identify your health priorities and, if appropriate, refer you into the free service.

Services are available to any Derbyshire residents (excluding Derby City)

You'll need to be aged 18+ to take part in the weight management and exercise services or 12+ for the stop smoking service.

For more information visit the website www.livelifebetterderbyshire.org.uk or call 0800 085 2299.

If you've not yet taken up your Covid-19 vaccination invite then it's not too late. You can book by calling 119 or visiting the NHS website.

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Posted: Tue, 07 Sep 2021 10:23 by Laura Storey