Please note that a DEFIBRILLATOR can be found on the wall of the village hall. Dialling 999 will allow a release code to be made available. Clear verbal instructions are given once the unit is started.


Tour of Britain

SHELFORD is to welcome international cyclists in the Country's Premier Road Race

The village has been chosen to be on the route of the 2018 top ranked Tour of Britain cycle race.  The event itself lasts a week and will be travelling through the village on  Saturday September 8 for its seventh stage.  On the day the 120 international riders taking part will be setting off from Central Avenue at West Bridgford at a time yet to be confirmed.  In all on that day before they finish at Mansfield they will have covered 129 miles.

The event is televised live throughout its route and that means the village will be seen on television both in England and many other countries.

Rushcliffe Borough Council say they feel Parish Councils in Rushcliffe will want to welcome the OVO Energy event passing through their village look forward to them marking the major sporting spectacle with a community event.

The Borough Council are giving tips and ideas on the countless exciting ways to get involved in the event, before, during and after it flies through the Borough on the big day. It will include how you can decorate your house, business or neighbourhood in a cycle theme to welcome the riders or create your own land or water art that could be captured by the live coverage on ITV4.

Rushcliffe will in due course be providing  further information about the route, timings and potential volunteering  opportunities.

For more information and a map of the route please download the file below:

Tour of Britain.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [879.7 KB]


Parish Councillor Vacancy

Following the resignation of a councillor there is a vacancy on the Patrish Council. Please see "Parish Council" for full details.


The refurbishment of the village hall toilets has now been completed thanks mainly to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund and contributions from our County and Borough Councillors.

The facilities are now bright, modern and environmentally efficient. We hope users will appreciate our continuing efforts to improve the building



Preparation of the County Council's new Minerals Plan has started with two consulatations - see Gravel news for more details. 28/11/2107

For the latest Gravel news click here


The following is a message from the Broadband Programme Manager at Notts. County Council

By the end of our programme all properties within Shelford will have access to Superfast Broadband

 There are two structures planned for Shelford Parish. A Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) structure serving approximately 100 properties in Shelford and a further smaller structure to serve the properties within postcodes NG12 1ES and NG12 1ER.

 The structures are planned to be deployed during Phase three of our programme running from July 2017 to March 2018. However we are accelerating much of the FTTC deployment so hope this cabinet can be delivered towards the beginning of the phase 3 period.  

About Shelford



Shelford is a typical rural community village with a church, pub and village hall which are all well used. It is situated beside the River Trent.


Shelford means ‘place of the shallow ford’ and there has been settlement here since the Bronze Age. The village is in the Trent Valley, about 8 miles from Nottingham. Shelford is still very much a farming community with arable and mixed farming and a livery stable. There is plenty of wildlife, particularly migrating birds down near the River Trent. There is a toll ride for horses and the Trent Valley Way runs through the village.


The village has one pub, the Earl of Chesterfield Arms and one Village Hall, previously the Church of England School, built in 1873 by the Earl of Carnarvon and later taken over by the Notts Education Committee, the school closed in 1964.  The building belongs to the Crown Estate and was leased first to the Church and then to the Parish Council to be used as a Village Hall.


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