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Ashwell, Hertfordshire

 Welcome to a Thriving Community for over 1000 Years


This is the web site of an active village and shows the breadth of the community at work and leisure.  Browse around to see the sights and visit the linked sites of the businesses and organisations.

Ashwell is a picturesque village in north Hertfordshire some 45 miles from the centre of London and a few miles from the A1(M) motorway.  It nestles on the chalk scarp on the spring line.  The springs, to be found in the village, are one of the sources of the River Cam.

The Springs, from a drawing by Colin Barker

Roles and responsibilities of the Parish Council
At the May 2015 elections only seven candidates stood for the twelve places available on the Parish Council.  The seven elected parish councillors met to discuss and agree, how best to cover the roles and responsibilities for (i) the management of village amenities, (ii)  liaison with the other authorities that have duties to provide services to the village, (iii) liaison with other village organisations, (iv) the representation of parishioners with other authorities, (v) providing a forum for village affairs and to encourage involvement for the benefit of the whole community.
It was agreed that, in addition to where parish councillors were willing and able to take on roles and responsibilities, volunteer input from users or other interested parties would be sought, and lines of communication set up, to effectively manage these.  It was noted that some of these arrangements already existed.  See full minutes of the meeting.

For details of village organisations and clubs, local businesses and services see the
Ashwell Yearbook  (button on left).  Contents on page 1 and Directory pages 86-88.