Sharnbrook is a North Bedfordshire village located 9 miles north of Bedford, just off the A6 and to the north of the River Great Ouse where it meets the brook that gives the village its name. The village has its origins in Saxon times and the name is probably of Saxon origin ‘Sharnbrook’ means ‘dung brook’. The Domesday Book of 1086 holds the earliest recorded evidence of Sharnbrook.

The village has approximately 2400 residents and the main employer is Unilever Research which is based on the Colworth Business Park.

Parish Council

Meetings are held once a month usually on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Methodist Church from 7:45pm. There are no meetings in August. Anyone is welcome to attend.

For all official records and information about the Parish Council, meetings, agendas and minutes as well as other official documents, please visit the dedicated Parish Council website.


We hope you find our website is extremely easy to use and reflects the village’s thriving community. The website is run by the Parish Council, so if you wish to have an article published or your business listed then please contact the Parish clerk, Helen Glanville.