Who does what/which authority is responsible?

Parish Council Responsibilities: 

Office at 6a Back Street 743706 clerk@ashwell.gov.uk

Chairman (from May 2023): Graham Lee graham.lee@ashwell.gov.uk

     Management of parish facilities

Recreation Ground, Pavilion, Playground & Public Toilets 

The Springs 
Small Gains Allotments 
St Mary’s Churchyard Grounds Maintenance and liaison with the PCC
Parish owned Seats, Street Furniture and  Dog Waste Bins
Parish Clock 
War Memorial 
(in conjunction with the Ashwell Branch of the Royal British Legion)
Lock Up 
Carters Pond and  Merchant Taylors Green 

     Liaison with other authorities or organisations 

  • Arbury Banks Scheduled Ancient Monument
  • County Councillor Steve Jarvis re  Hertfordshire Highways
  • Public Rights of Way – Footpaths:
  • Ashwell School
  • Ashwell Museum
  • Henry Colbron Trust

     Working groups (some might not be currently active)

  • Yearbook: Leader Cllr Norton Mahy
  • Trees and hedges: Cllr David Sims
  • Local business support: Leader Cllr Graham Lee
  • Litter picking: Leader Cllr Norton Mahy
  • V​illage Sports Day.

North Herts District Council Responsibilities:

Contact District Councillor – Tom Tyson tom.tyson@north-herts.gov.uk 07546 589377

General enquiries – Tel: 01462 474000 or www.north-herts.gov.uk

  • For Planning - if you need to speak to someone call general enquiries and ask for the Duty Planning Officer
  • Street Cleaning and Refuse/recycling collection 0800 328 6023

Hertfordshire County Council Responsibilities:

Contact County Councillor – Steve Jarvis (tel: 01438 727122 or steve.jarvis@hertfordshire.gov.uk)
General enquiries – Tel: 0300 123 4040 or www.hertsdirect.org
  • Highways & roads including drains
  • Street lighting
  • Verges & hedges
  • Education
  • Social care
  • Fire & Rescue
  • Free bus passes

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