Shepton Mallet Town Council has funded the installation of six community noticeboards across town. These are aimed primarily at enabling community groups to promote their events and activities. These noticeboards rely on users adhering to the following guidelines to ensure the information remains appropriate and up to date.

We are also working with community volunteers who regularly inspect the noticeboards and remove any material which does adhere to the guidelines or is out of date. If you would like to enquire about becoming a community volunteer for one of these noticeboards, please email info@sheptonmallet-tc.gov.uk

If you have any questions or concerns about the community noticeboards, please email info@sheptonmallet-tc.gov.uk and remember to include the location.


Community noticeboard guidelines:

  •  The noticeboards are primarily intended for the promotion of community events and services taking place in Shepton Mallet and nearby parishes.
  •  They adhere to the Council’s Equality and Diversity policies and do not infringe anti-discrimination legislation.
  •  The material does not constitute political advertising except as determined by the regulations governing a statutory election when it will be subject to the conditions stipulated in the Council’s Electoral Policy.
  •  The material does not directly promote a religious cause – speakers or sales of work in religious venues should be considered as community events.
  • The activities or events take place at a public venue or if in a person’s home, for public purpose.
  •  The material is not likely to cause offence to public taste and decency.
  • The material is to an acceptable standard of production in a size no larger than A4.
  •  The materials must include contact details and make clear who has published the information as well as the date it was published.


Prospective advertisers accept that:

  •  The material is displayed by the general public and may be obscured by subsequent postings.
  •  The material will be affixed to community notice boards by the individual themselves.
  • Material which does not comply with these guidelines may be removed and destroyed.
  •  Material not adhering to these guidelines should be reported to info@sheptonmallet-tc.gov.uk
  •  Preference in order will be given to materials submitted by:
    o Voluntary organisations and services (and community groups).
    o Non-council statutory organisations and services.
    o Commercial organisations and services.
    o Council services.



You can view the location of all six community noticeboards on the map below.