Rich in natural, cultural and industrial heritage, Ashfield is the home of a number of historical and cultural/literary figures, most notably Lord Byron and his daughter Ada Lovelace, regarded as being the first ever computer programmer. There are miles of traffic free walking and cycling trails to be explored around the district and links into Derbyshire Dales. The area is also rich in sporting heritage, being the home of cricketing legend Harold Larwood.
Ashfield District Council is an ambitious and enterprising council committed to maintaining and improving services in challenging financial times. Focused on our residents’ needs and a desire to help shape a positive future for our District, we are improving our performance to ensure we provide value for money. The Council is on a positive journey and over the past five years the Council has successfully improved performance year on year.