About us

Shotgate is an area of 1.25km2 situated on the edge of Wickford, in the district of Basildon, East Essex, and lies within Wickford North Ward. December 2019 records show 19.6% of the demographic as 0-17yr old’s, 61.3% as 18-64, and 19.1% as over 65’s. The majority of the population are UK born. As of the 1st April 2020, the electorate stands at 2833.

On 1st April 2007 Shotgate became the first area of Wickford to have a Parish Council.  The Parish Council has 7 Councillors, and hold a full meeting on the second Tuesday of every month (apart from August) to which the public and press are invited,with three committees; Personnel, Finance and Parks & Open Spaces. The Parish council host numerous events throughout the year, and have introduced summer hanging baskets, summer & winter planters, new boundary gates and a very special Christmas tree event, as well as making some great additions to the areas parks.

This site enables you to catch up on how your Parish Council is serving you.

These pages include all the minutes of Parish Council Meetings. If there is anything that you feel the Council should be aware of or where it can help or support you, then please contact the Parish Council.



Upcoming Events

  • Shotgate Parish Council Meeting March 12, 2024 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Shotgate Baptist Church, Bruce Grove, Wickford SS11 8QZ, UK
  • Easter Fayre March 31, 2024 at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm SS11 8QS, Southend Rd, Wickford SS11 8QS, UK
  • Shotgate Parish Council Meeting April 9, 2024 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Shotgate Baptist Church, Bruce Grove, Wickford SS11 8QZ, UK