Shotley Bridge Village Trust

The Village Trust is a registered charity, which aims to improve the environment in the village and promote high standards of development, whether in new buildings or the renovation and alteration of existing ones.

The Trust aims to secure the protection and improvement of features of public and historic interest and encourage an interest in the history of the village and surrounding areas.

Issues that the Trust has addressed over recent years include the desirability and standard of new development proposals and changes to the use and appearance of existing buildings, a wide variety of traffic and highway issues, litter and dog fouling. They have arranged for the erection of plaques to provide information about people and buildings of historic interest, organised village litter pick days and had a variety of speakers at our open meetings. For the last two years they have presented Design Awards for the best new development, following a poll of members. In the past they have published booklets of items about the history and development of the village and produced a leaflet of heritage trails.

Every three or four months the Trust holds an Open Meeting, in Shotley Bridge Junior School, for members and guests to raise and discuss issues arising in Shotley Bridge. They circulate a newsletter to members before each meeting.  If you are interested in finding out more about the Trust, please visit