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
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
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
of the meeting.
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.