Key Contacts and their Responsibilities

Parish Council Responsibilities:

     Management of parish facilities

  • Recreation Ground, Pavilion, Playground & Public Toilets 
    Cllr Madeleine Legg
  • Cemetery 
    Cllr Madeleine Legg
  • The Springs 
    Cllr Martin Hoffman
  • Small Gains Allotments 
    Cllr David Sims
  • St Mary’s Churchyard Grounds Maintenance and liaison with the PCC
    Cllr Martin Hoffman
  • Seats, Street Furniture and Dog Waste Bins
    Cllr Bridget Macey
  • Parish Clock 
    Cllr Mark White
  • War Memorial 
    Clerk & Ashwell Branch of Royal British Legion
  • Lock Up 
    Cllr David Short
  • Amenity & Character Areas/Carters Pond, West End ‘triangle’, Merchant Taylors Green 
    Cllr Martin Hoffman

     Liaison with other authorities or organisations 

  • Arbury Banks Scheduled Ancient Monument: Cllr Martin Hoffman
  • County Councillor Steve Jarvis re Hertfordshire Highways: Cllr David Sims
  • Public Rights of Way – Footpaths
    Cllr Graham Lee or Parishioner Martin Lush (Tel: 01462 743408)
  • Ashwell School: Cllr David Short
  • Ashwell Museum: Cllr Martin Hoffman
  • Henry Colbron Trust: Cllr David Short
  • Moss Cottage Homes: Cllr Madeleine Legg

     Working groups currently active

  • Yearbook: Leader Cllr David Short
  • Neighbourhood Plan: Leader Cllr David Short
  • Website: Leader Cllr Graham Lee
  • Local business support: Leader Cllr Graham Lee
  • Litter picking: Leader Cllr Madeleine Legg

North Herts District Council Responsibilities:

Contact District Councillor – Janine Patterson (tel: 01462 491880 or

General enquiries – Tel: 01462 474000 or

  • Planning
  • Street Cleaning
  • Refuse/recycling collection

Hertfordshire County Council Responsibilities:

Contact County Councillor – Steve Jarvis (tel: 01438 727122 or

General enquiries – Tel: 0300 123 4040 or

  • Highways & roads
  • Street lighting
  • Verges & hedges
  • Education
  • Social care
  • Fire & Rescue
  • Free bus passes

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