The Chairman's 'Welcome' is reproduced below. Click here to access the full online version
Welcome to the 2021 edition of the Ashwell Yearbook.
This year’s Ashwell Yearbook understandably differs from most previous editions because the activities of so many local groups have been affected, some quite seriously, by the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Nevertheless, the Yearbook Working Group has sought to bring you a stimulating edition that includes and celebrates some of the many Ashwell based individuals and service providers who contribute to our unique and much-loved village. As always, the Parish Council would like to thank all the members of the Yearbook Working Group and other contributors for producing such a quality publication. I would also like to thank Norton Mahy who has led the Group, and Cliff Jenkinson in particular, both of whom have contributed so much to help create this edition in such challenging times. We would also like to thank the many Ashwell based businesses, and other businesses that provide a service to Ashwell, for advertising in this issue. It’s been a difficult year for them all in one way or another, and yet despite that they have paid to advertise, which makes a huge contribution to the viability and quality of the Yearbook. In a year when we have all been urged to minimise our contact with others outside our household, the local service providers have been exceptionally important. It demonstrates just how much we need them and vice versa. Ashwell would be a much less attractive place to live in without the range of services available. So please use them to avoid risking losing them. This Yearbook acts as a valuable reference book for both the services available locally, and also the activity groups in the village, all of which contribute to the Ashwell community.
Graham Lee Chairman Ashwell Parish Council