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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

Ashwell needs volunteers who are prepared to give something to the community by becoming Parish Councillors

Parish Council Election
Thursday 7 May 2015

(same day as the General Election)

Parish councillors make representations on behalf of residents on a wide range of community life and are responsible for local facilities including the upkeep of the Springs, the cemetery, the allotments and the recreation ground.  The Council is also currently in the process of developing a Neighbourhood Plan which will help form the future development of Ashwell.

Councillors make decisions which affect everyday life in Ashwell.

Councillors do not need any special qualifications, in fact Ashwell will benefit from a wide range of abilities, backgrounds and ages.  The main requirement is the ability to think and act locally.

If you are interested please talk to any of the present councillors

Application forms are available from Electoral Services at NHDC (01462 474000); the Parish Clerk also has some copies.

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.