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Drivers are being urged to keep their rubbish with them instead of leaving it on the roadside, putting workers lives at risk for them having to collect it.

The cash offices in Sutton, Hucknall and Selston will close on Friday 1st September. View full details here.

Take a look at the Summer 2017 edition of the quarterly newsletter for the King and Miller to Kingfisher project, available to download here.

Ashfield’s volunteers took home the majority of the prizes at the 14th Annual Greenwood Community Awards held at Red Brick House, Mansfield on 11th July.

You will soon be receiving a new blue lidded bin that will replace the current blue box

Ashfield District Council’s Locality Team have been working alongside a local residents working group, Acacia Centre staff and Acacia Association board members to develop an improvement plan for their local recreation ground.

It was all fun and frolics over two nights as workplace teams from across the district took part in the Active Ashfield Games ‘It’s A Knockout’ competitions at Kingsway Park, Kirkby.

Selected volunteers recently gathered for the celebration and recognition of the support and efforts they have given to Council projects and initiatives within the last year.

Plans for marketing Ashfield as a ‘place to be’ were launched on Friday morning in front of a range of business and community leaders at Vision West Nottinghamshire College.

A dangerous structure at Romans, Annesley Road, Hucknall has led to it being deemed necessary to close the road until temporary support and remedial safety works have been undertaken. The road will be re-opened as soon as it is safe to do so.

Network Rail has installed heritage murals on Station Road bridge in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire after they were removed from derelict shops which were due to be demolished.

Mr Matiz Ali and Mr Choudhry Shoaib-Ur-Raza, have been served with a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Order for their takeaway Kirkby Balti House at Kirkby in Ashfield.

This week a report will go to Cabinet outlining plans for a new flagship leisure destination in Kirkby in Ashfield.

Warwick Close on the Coxmoor Estate in Kirkby-in-Ashfield is now home to nine families following the redevelopment of empty properties by Ashfield District Council.

On Friday 9 June, Darlison Court, Hucknall won the Best Inclusive Building Award at the LABC (East Midlands) Awards.

SPS Environwall, the suppliers of External Wall Insulation used on the Green Deal Communities Grant Scheme have provided us with the following information following the Grenfell tower fire. If you are one of the 250 households in Ashfield who received funding via the scheme please read the following information, if you have any further questions please contact us on 01623 457370.

Following completion of the resurfacing and pedestrianisation works to High Street in Hucknall, the 19th century market has moved into a new home.

We will be carrying out essential maintenance work to our telephone systems on Friday 23rd June 2017 commencing at 17:00 through to 08:00 on Saturday 24th June 2017.

From September, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will be moving into the Urban Road Council offices to create a shared location for the DWP and Ashfield District Council.

Ashfield District Council is working in partnership with local companies and local groups to help deliver their Corporate Social Responsibilities.

Local heritage groups and conservation professionals recently came together at Sutton Lawn's Rumbles Café to brainstorm ideas and potential activities for the project.

Although the current threat level to the UK has now been reduced to severe, the chance of an attack is still highly likely. There is no intelligence to suggest that...

Three general public consultations are being held in Ashfield this June to discuss the King and Miller to Kingfisher project. Be part of the discussion and help shape the future of local outdoor spaces.

Run, Hide, Tell provides information on how to stay safe in a firearms or weapon attack. 

Kirkby Cash Office is closing on 30th June 2017. You will no longer be able to make cash payments at the Council offices in Kirkby. Full details here.

The Council have been made aware that a number of residents have been target by scammers receiving cold calls from someone claiming they could get their Council Tax banding reduced for them.

We will be carrying out essential maintenance work to our telephone systems on Friday 19th May 2017 commencing at 17:00 through to 09:00 on the 21st May 2017.

The Council’s cash offices in Kirkby, Hucknall and Selston will be closed on Saturday 20 May due to scheduled maintenance on our computer systems.

Take five minutes to complete the King and Miller to Kingfisher project and help shape the future of open spaces in Ashfield.

Calling all green fingered tenants.... you can still enter the 2017 Tenant Garden Competition!  Entries close on 12th June 2017.

The Annual Plant Fair in Sutton took place on Sunday the 21st of May, selling a range of plants and cakes to the public.

Local residents are being encouraged to help shape the future of three important outdoor spaces in Ashfield and Mansfield as part of the development phase of the King and Miller to Kingfisher project

Soon, you will no longer be able to make payments in the Council's offices. Set up your payments via Direct Debit and you could win £100 in shopping vouchers.

We will be carrying out essential maintenance work to our telephone systems on Monday 8th May 2017 commencing at 17:00 through to 08:00 on Tuesday 9th May 2017.

With all 66 seats declared, no party has overall control of the County Council.

Lindley’s Mill is taking part in the National Mills Weekend on 13th and 14th May and the Sutton Heritage Society will be opening the historic monument’s doors to visitors to mark the occasion. 

Neighbourhood planning gives communities the opportunity to shape the development and growth of their local area.  Public consultations are being undertaken on two plans until 12th June 2017.
Find out more here.

Ambulance crews who attended a man who suffered a cardiac arrest in a swimming pool have presented bravery awards to the lifeguards who helped save the patient’s life by performing CPR and using a defibrillator.

Brierley Forest Park in Sutton in Ashfield has been accredited by Natural England with country park status.

Nottinghamshire will host an entire stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, the UK’s premier road cycling race, this September as the event visits Sutton, Kirkby, Hucknall and the rural areas.   It is the only county in the Midlands to host one of the eight stages.

A number of local shops across the district have benefited from Ashfield District Council’s retail improvement scheme since its introduction last year and are now seeing the changes make a real difference to their businesses.

Employees from Ashfield District Council, Mansfield District Council and Local Authority Building Control recently conquered a coast to coast bike ride from Morecambe to Whitby to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Why not try something new with our Get in2 Week? Free sessions are taking place across Ashfield between 24th April and 30th April.

Hucknall volunteers were out in force yesterday at three environmental events as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Great British Spring Clean’ and the Council’s ‘Even Cleaner Streets’ campaign.  

Soon, you will no longer be able to make payments in the Council's offices. Find out the best ways you can pay here.

Volunteers from Teversal village and the New Life Ministry in Christ Church turned out on two weekends to support the recent Keep Britain Tidy campaign Great British Spring Clean.

We will be conducting a survey to gain Tenants views on Housing Services. Find out more...

Mr David Hawkins has been sentenced to 160 hours unpaid work after pleading guilty to 24 food safety offences in his sandwich shop in Kirkby after appearing at Nottinghamshire Crown Court on 16th March 2017.

Ashfield residents should check their poll cards ahead of the forthcoming County Council elections because boundary changes may affect where they go to cast their vote.

The new scooter park for Acacia Recreation Ground funded by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Supporting Local Communities scheme and s106 monies from housing developers is underway.

Sgt Martin Severn from Nottinghamshire Police has received a national award for his work tackling underage drinking in Sutton in Ashfield and Huthwaite.

Rent calendars for 2017/18 are now available, providing information on rent free weeks and the best ways to pay your rent.

Mums’ Movement is an exciting new project being delivered by Sport Nottinghamshire and Ashfield District Council inspiring mums to be active in the Ashfield area.

Are you a business owner in Sutton, Kirkby or Hucknall? Then why not put your creative skills to the test and enter our Easter Shop Window competition?

Funding available for Infrastructure Community Organisations in Kirkby in Ashfield. Deadline for applications is fast approaching.

If you enjoy singing, then don’t miss your opportunity to take part in the Active Ashfield Factor 2017!

All About Ashfield, the Council's bi-annual resident magazine, has been delivered to households across Ashfield over the past few days.

Ashfield District Council is launching a campaign to tackle the epidemic of fly-tipping that is affecting communities up and down the country.

You still have until midnight on 27th March to get your views in online on the Boundary Commission for England

Take a minute to learn about Benefit Fraud, how to spot it and how you can report it online or on the phone.

Ashfield District Council is to receive £128k from over £660k awarded from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to Mansfield District Council and countywide partners to support victims of domestic abuse in the area.

Yet another fine example of community spirit when 23 Selston Parish volunteers came out to support the special waste collection around Underwood village

The exciting redevelopment of Sutton’s Indoor Market is well underway, with the much anticipated completion of the £1.8m project on track for the autumn.

The Chairman of Ashfield District Council, Cllr David Griffiths was joined by Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Liell Frankilin and year five pupils from Orchard Primary to raise the Commonwealth flag outside the Council offices.

Over 40 Environmental Volunteers attended a celebration event as a thank you for their massive contribution towards the Council’s achievement at the Keep Britain Tidy Network Awards as winners of the Community Engagement Award. 

Plans for the major project to help preserve and promote Kings Mill Reservoir for future generations are now available for the public to view. 

Ashfield has been working with the owners of Annesley Hall for some time to explore opportunities for bringing the iconic and historic site back into use. 

The change in avian influenza legislation is now in place, and is in force until 30th April 2017. Find out the key points here.

Local children were invited to make a splash alongside Olympic swimmers at an event which aims to get more young people active in water.

Ashfield District Council has been presented with the national Community Engagement Award at the Keep Britain Tidy Network Awards.

Battling against the snowy weather, volunteers turned out early in the morning on Saturday 11 February to collect litter...

Nottinghamshire County Council elections will take place on 4 May 2017, which will include the ten electoral divisions in Ashfield district.

Ashfield District Council is backing a campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March 2017.

As part of the delivery of the Sutton Locality Plan, Ashfield District Council worked in partnership with First Art and Can-do Film to deliver two community film projects in the Huthwaite and Stanton Hill areas.

In order to make our service even more customer-friendly, you can now book your building control inspections online.

An abandoned vehicle has recently been removed from Vine Terrace, Hucknall on 11 January 2017. 

The H5N8 strain of the disease has been found in wild and farmed birds in the UK. A number of measures are in place to reduce the risk of the disease spreading.

In order to address Ashfield District Council Corporate plan priorities, an extensive Leisure Facilities Review has been undertaken.

Ashfield District Council marked Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 with the planting of a commemorative tree at Brierley Forest Park on Friday, 27th January.

In its recent budget consultation the Council’s aim was to reach budget reductions of £670k each year to live within the means of reducing government funding.

Turning out in rainy weather, Councillors, volunteers and Council officers helped residents to remove unwanted items and clear out on Saturday 28 January.

An Integrated Services Hub in Ashfield which has brought police and council officers together in shared office accommodation is “already exceeding expectations,” guests at its official opening were told.

Following recent consultation with residents in Ashfield, at Cabinet on Thursday, 19th January, proposals for Huthwaite and Edgewood Leisure centre will be considered.

Following recent consultation with residents in Ashfield, a proposal for modernising the way the Council accepts cash payments will be considered at Cabinet on Thursday, 19 January 2017.

Following a recent consultation with Ashfield residents, a proposal for the future running of Selston Golf Course will be considered at Cabinet on Thursday 19th January.

Ashfield District Council supports raising awareness of the dangers of grooming and child sexual exploitation. Find out about Kayleigh's story. 

Cold weather has been forecast for the coming days for all of the East Midlands.

Properties available to let NOW at Beauvale Court, Hucknall and Desmond Court, Underwood.
Find out about what they have to offer.

Please be aware of these changes to the waste collection services over the festive period.

Chic Boutique and Sauce and Brown have been crowned joint winners in the Kirkby Christmas Shop Window competition.
'The Kirkby 'Storehouse' Foodbank is in need of those Christmas 'extras' we often take for granted to include in parcels.
To help protect poultry from a highly pathogenic strain of avian flu present in Europe, poultry keepers (including domestic) across Great Britain must now keep chickens, hens, ducks and turkeys housed indoors where practicable, or keep them separate from wild birds.
The Christmas Shop Window competition being hosted in Kirkby has seen a huge response from businesses in both the town centre and surrounding area.
Richard Oakey has been sentenced to 30 weeks in prison at a hearing at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to ten offences of fly tipping in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Ashfield District Council and Nottinghamshire County Council - together with partners - have secured £121,000 of support from National Lottery players to help preserve and promote King’s Mill Reservoir for future generations.
To assist residents to remove unwanted items and help clear out before Christmas, Councillor Christine Quinn-Wilcox and Council officers came together to make it happen on Saturday 3 December.
Ashfield residents, businesses, employees and other organisations are being reminded that they have until next Monday (12 December) to comment on the Council’s budget and policy proposals for 2017/18.
Kirkby based businesses are being encouraged to take part in the town’s Kirkby Christmas window competition.
Ashfield’s three town centre Christmas events will this year feature ice and snow alongside community entertainment and Christmas Market stalls.
A draft five-year plan for the future of health and social care in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has been developed.
‘Jump Avenue’ is a free 12 week interactive healthy lifestyle programme packed full of fun and learning for overweight children and their parents and carers in a supportive, welcoming and friendly environment.
Ollie Hynd’s record breaking double gold medal achievement at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games was celebrated with the unveiling of a unique golden street sign at Wickerwood Drive, Kirkby on Saturday.
Sutton’s Lammas Leisure Centre is celebrating after being classified as an outstanding facility by an external assessor.