Ashton Parish Council

Serving the people of Ashton Parish

Clerk: Mrs Jill Sardeson
Northview, 15 Main Street
Yarwell, Northamptonshire
PE8 6PR

Current Councillors

What the Parish Council does

Parish Councils are statutory bodies, originally created by the Local Government Act 1894 and having powers under a number of different Acts and Regulations (e.g. the Highways Act 1980, the Localism Act 2011, etc.). The Parish Council can raise funds through local taxation, known as the Precept, which is added to the Council Tax bill and collected by the District Council on behalf of the Parish Council. The Parish Council can also apply for grants.

Meetings of the Full Council and Committees are held throughout the year, usually in the Green Room, The Chequered Skipper, Ashton PE8 5LD.

The Parish Council's responsibilities currently include -

  • Amenity Land (Ashton Green)
  • Community Events
  • Community Safety (e.g. Defibrillator, Parish Emergency Plan);
  • Parish Newsletters
  • Planning (as a statutory consultee);
  • Provision of "self-help" gritting bin (within Ashton Village, formerly the responsibility of Northamptonshire County Council)
  • Provision of the parish noticeboards;
  • Street Furniture (public bench, certain litter and dog bins);
  • Trustees (to various charities);
  • Website (the Council's website)

Committees

[INCLUDE COMMITTEE STRUCTURE / INFORMATION & TERMS OF REFERENCE]

Standing Orders

Code of Conduct

Mrs Jill Sardeson

The Clerk to the Parish Council

Address
Northview
15 Main Street
Yarwell
Northamptonshire
PE8 6PR
Telephone
07814 468044