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 A517 Ashbourne Road, Turnditch

WHEN: 6th March 2021, 07:00 - 19:00. WHERE: A517 Ashbourne Road, Turnditch between its junctions with Hillcliff Lane and Windley Lane. REASON: To facilitate new water connection. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: A517 - Ashbourne - A52 - Derby - A38 - A6 - B5023 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. Tim Gregory, Director – Economy, Transport and Environment, County Hall, MATLOCK DE4 3AG

Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 12:09 by Laura Storey

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE A517 Ashbourne Road, Cowers Lane

WHEN: 27th February 2021 (08:00 to 17:00). WHERE: A517 Ashbourne Road, Cowers Lane between its junction with B5023 Wirksworth Road and a point 500m east of that junction. REASON: To facilitate a new water connection. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: A517 Ashbourne Road / Bridge Hill / Bridge Foot (Belper), A6 Matlock Road / Bridge Street / Chapel Street / Derby Road / Milford Road / Town Street (Duffield), B5023 Broadway / Wirksworth Road 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. Tim Gregory, Director – Economy, Transport and Environment, County Hall, MATLOCK DE4 3AG

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 08:39 by Laura Storey

Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society

Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society

Households across Derbyshire will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021. More »

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

It will be the first run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets. However if preferred, a printed version will be available on request.

"A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put services and funding in the places where they are most needed", Iain Bell, deputy national statistician at the Office for National Statistics, said.

"This could mean things like doctors' surgeries, schools and new transport routes. That's why it is so important everyone takes part and we have made it easier for people to do so online on any device, with help and paper questionnaires for those that need them."

Census day will be on March 21, but households across the country will receive letters with online codes allowing them to take part from early March.

The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. And, for the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations.

For more information, visit census.gov.uk. » Less

Posted: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 07:53 by Laura Storey