Eccleshall Parish Council

Eccleshall is an extensive Parish comprising some 20,000 acres and lies 6 miles to the north west of Stafford. Eccleshall is formed of 4 Wards with a total population of approximately 4,700 – 60% of whom live in the town.

Eccleshall lies in the Sow Valley one of the most picturesque areas of Staffordshire. For many Centuries it was the market town for a large agricultural area and the country home of the Bishops of Lichfield. In the 19th Century it became even more prosperous as an important staging post for coaching traffic in the Chester to London Route. The many and varied small shops in town still cater for the needs of residents and visitors alike.

Housing developments in recent years have helped to maintain the town’s vibrant community. Eccleshall is a well preserved market town with a large number of listed and architecturally significant buildings in the High Street. It is easily accessible and yet retains a charm that many other small towns have lost.

There are the usual groups within the community including an indoor bowls club, Women’s Institute, Wives, Allotments and Historical Society as well as The Ecclian Society – volunteers who organise baskets of flowers in the High Street and Christmas trees. Eccleshall also has a Football Club, Tennis Club, Rugby Club and Cricket Club.

The town has excellent facilities, including doctors, library, primary school, opticians, retail outlets, restaurants, take-aways and 7 public houses, most of which serve food. The Community Centre is well used and hosts a variety of activities including a Day Centre and Pre-School.

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Councillors & Staff

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Latest News Posts

Are you eligible for 30 hours free Childcare?

30 Hours Funded Childcare Initiative Working parents in Staffordshire can receive 30 hours a week of funded childcare for their 3 and 4 year old children. This could save you up to £5,000 a year in childcare costs. Children celebrating their third birthday this spring...

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The Successful re-dedication of Eccleshall’s War Memorial

The re-dedication service for the war memorial was held on Sunday 24th June. The service was to honour the 17 Eccleshall men who lost their lives in the Great War, and whose names had just been added to the War Memorial. The Service involved the Lord-Lieutenant of...

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