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Local Heritage List

November 3, 2021

Shotley Bridge is one of eight pilot areas in County Durham where the County Council is seeking nominations to add to a new Local Heritage List.

This is a new national project known as the Local Heritage Listing project, a partnership project supported by Government and Historic England. The main purpose of the project is to begin to compile a list of County Durham’s heritage assets which are not currently protected either through legal or planning processes. These could be buildings, structures, items of street furniture, landscapes, open spaces or street signs, for example.

The Village Trust has been asked to promote the project and will itself be nominating potential sites.
If you wish to be involved and have suggestions of what to include on the Local List you can nominate them on the project website. The website gives a thorough overview of the project as well as the nomination form and associated guidance. 

You need to either use a grid reference or ‘what3words‘ to precisely identify the location of a site. Just click on the map and note the 3 words in the top left corner. Or you could use the app on your phone.

Deadline for submissions is 5.00pm on Sunday 21 November 2021.

Deadline now extended until 17th December 2021.

Nominations that meet the established criteria will go to a panel made up of representatives from each pilot area, which will have an independent chair. Once the panel have made their decision, nominations that have made it to the Local Heritage List will be put on the Keys to the Past website.

Slam Dunk the Junk

May 20, 2013

Volunteers are needed to help Slam Dunk the Junk in Derwent Valley

The Derwent Valley Partnership have organised two morning litter picks in the Shotley Bridge area this Wednesday [Derwent Walk] and the first Monday in June [Shotley Bridge playpark and field].  The community litter picks are being delivered as part of the Derwent Valley Partnership’s ‘Slam Dunk the Junk’ programme which also includes dog micro-chipping and educational assembly activities.

The attached poster provides full details of where and when the community litter picks will be taking place so please spread the word to your friends and neighbours – the more volunteers they have, the more rubbish can be collected.  [Click on image to enlarge.]


Local policing

October 24, 2012 is a new website which gives information about local policing, crime statistics and PACT meetings. If you click on the map you will be able to find out about all the incidents of crime in the area, since December 2010.

Don’t forget on the 15 November, if you want more of a say in local policing,  you can help choose your local police and crime commissioner.  The website gives information about their role.

Salt bins

February 11, 2012

Did you know that all salt bins now have a reference number.  When they need refilling you just contact HAL [Highways Action Line] at Durham County Council [].

Here is a map showing all salt bin locations [click to enlarge].

If you need to know more about treated roads and footpaths, go to the County Council’s Winter Service in County Durham.

Conservation Area Appraisal

June 30, 2010

The Shotley Bridge conservation Area was originally designated in 1975 and the boundary has been amended three times since.

A Conservation Area Appraisal has been produced by Northumberland and Durham County Councils to assess the features and qualities of the Area that make it special, and consider how it can be effectively preserved and enhanced.  The Village Trust was consulted on the draft version and the final version was adopted in December 2009.

The document explains the planning policy framework, history of development, buildings and materials of architectural interest. Nine character areas are described, issues and potential for improvement are discussed and management proposals outlined. There are some interesting maps and photographs as well as information on all the listed buildings and buildings of local interest.

Download a .pdf version of the document from the Conservation Area page.

Google Maps – Street View

March 20, 2010

Did you know that in Google Maps you can not only see a street map, satellite image and terrain of Shotley Bridge but also photographs of where you live in Street View.

Directory distributed

February 20, 2010

2400 households in Shotley Bridge and Benfieldside should receive a copy of the Shotley Bridge Directory through their letterboxes over the next two weeks.

The Directory, which was published by the Trust last December, provides information on community facilities, clubs and groups in the village and at Snods Edge. It also includes a map of the area together with information about the history of the village and the Village Trust.

If you do not receive a copy, pick up one from local businesses or Consett library. Alternatively you can download it here.

Shotley Bridge Directory

January 7, 2010

The funding application to Durham county Council’s ‘Grants for Groups’ for the new leaflet was successful and the Shotley Bridge Directory was published last month. The full grant of £1200, administered by the Derwentside CVS & Volunteer Bureaux, has paid for the design and printing. It is intended to use the advertising revenue from local businesses to produce an updated reprint for next year.

The Directory provides information on community facilities, clubs and groups in the village and at Snods Edge.  It also includes a map of the area together with information about the history of the village and the Village Trust.

Village Directory

November 23, 2009

Work has started on designing the first Shotley Bridge Directory, providing information on community facilities, clubs and groups in the village and at Snods Edge.  A grant application has been made and this, together with advertisements from local businesses, should pay for 10,000 copies to be printed in time for distribution at the Victorian Christmas Weekend.

Residents will also receive a copy through their letterboxes, which will be delivered by volunteers.  The funding will also cover an updated reprint in December next year.

The publication will also include information about the history of the village and the Village Trust.