News and Updates

All the latest news

Leisure provision across Ashfield is on the up thanks to work by Ashfield District Council.

At this week’s Cabinet meeting plans to build new affordable family homes in Hucknall have been given the green light.

Success for the BIG Ashfield Spring Clean

Wednesday 16 September 2020

The BIG Ashfield Spring Clean took place in February and saw over 249 additional tonnes of household waste collected across the District.

We will be carrying out essential maintenance work to our telephone systems today from 5pm until 8am on Tuesday 15th September.

Hodgkinson Road Car Park Closure

Thursday 10 September 2020

The car park on Hodgkinson Road, Kirkby will be closed between Friday 11th September and Monday 14th September.

Nottinghamshire County Council is working with partner agencies to deploy testing capacity at the Summit Park development site in Sutton-in-Ashfield to offer free COVID-19 testing to contractors and other employees who work at the site.

A birthday card from the Queen was waiting for Hucknall resident Hilda (Tilly) Tilcock, a lifelong resident of Hucknall, on reaching the special age of 100 on Wednesday 2nd of September.

The Council’s Community Safety Team is taking a zero tolerance approach to Anti-Social Behaviour in Sutton Town Centre.

Ashfield District Council is introducing two hours free parking in all its town centre car parks from 7th September 2020.

The Mansfield & Pinxton Railway, which is the oldest continuously running commercial railway in England, recently celebrated its 200th anniversary

Nottinghamshire Police & Crime Panel

Friday 28 August 2020

The Council’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Scrutiny Panel has been established to review the Council’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and take an active role in respect of the Council’s recovery plans.

Ashfield District Council is urging landlords and tenants to seek further advice if they are having problems with rent payments.

Ashfield District Council’s Community Protection Team have been busy serving the community throughout lockdown.

Ashfield District Council is investigating a spree of vandalism to public litter bins in Selston.

The Council is carrying out an interim review of a limited number of polling places and a consultation on Change of Electoral Area Names

Mill Waters Photography Competition

Friday 21 August 2020

The winners of the first Mill Waters Photography Competition have been announced this week.

Are you a small community group who delivers a project in Ashfield? The Ashfield Community Fund is back to support you!

A student from Huthwaite has been offered a place at one of the UK’s top performing arts schools. 

Summit Big opens in Ashfield

Friday 14 August 2020

A year after the contracts were signed, Amazon have announced this week that they’ll be opening their latest fulfilment centre on Summit Park.

Ashfield District Council’s Complex Case Team work with the most vulnerable residents in the District to help them overcome difficult situations they face.

Swimming pools at Lammas Leisure Centre and Hucknall Leisure Centre are set to reopen in August after a five-month closure due to coronavirus.

The Government has announced a support package of £20 million specifically aimed at SMEs.

Reopening of Council Offices

Wednesday 5 August 2020

We will be reopening our Urban Road, Kirkby office on an appointment based system from Monday 10th August. 

Discretionary Grants Scheme relaunched

Wednesday 5 August 2020

The Council’s Discretionary Grants Scheme has been relaunched

From Thursday 30th July, some restrictions at Idlewells Indoor Market will be eased following government guidance, including the reinstatement of seating in the foodcourt.  

Carsic clean-up follow up

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Following last week’s days of Action on Carsic Estate, Council Community Protection Officers have issued Fixed Penalty Notices for anti-social behaviour.

Custodial sentence for Council Tenant

Wednesday 29 July 2020

An Ashfield District Council tenant has received a four week suspended sentence for breaching his Anti-Social Behaviour injunction.

Ashfield District Council is running a new campaign over the summer months focussing on reducing littering and anti-social behaviour in our parks.

Police and the Council's Private Sector Enforcement officers carried out an operation targeting properties that posed a danger to the occupants.

Lammas Leisure Centre, Festival Hall Leisure Centre and Hucknall Leisure Centre will reopen their gyms and group exercise studios on Saturday 1st August.

Council carries out Carsic Clean-up

Thursday 23 July 2020

Ashfield District Council have been carrying out a clean-up around the alleyways of Carsic estate in Sutton.

Kingsway Cemetery

Monday 20 July 2020

On Friday 24th July, Kingsway Cemetery will be closed for essential maintenance with contractors on site.

Build your Business at Brierley!

Friday 17 July 2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen to start, expand or transfer a catering business in one of Ashfield’s busiest Green Flag parks.

Customers at The Devonshire Arms in Sutton-in-Ashfield are being given a final warning to behave sensibly or face their local pub shutting down.

Ashfield District Council needs you!

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Ashfield District Council are looking for a range of talented people to come and join the Council in a variety of roles.

A-maze-ing fun at Sutton Lawn

Tuesday 14 July 2020

There is fun for all the family with the new grass maze at Ashfield District Councils flagship park, Sutton Lawn.

Ashfield District Council’s pest control team are once again gearing up for a busy wasp season this summer.

Following the success of the BIG Ashfield Spring Clean and Bag It! we are pleased to announce more details about Skip into Summer!

This week the Discover Ashfield Awards were presented to the winning residents, following the postponement of the planned awards ceremony.

Lockdown success for the Council

Thursday 2 July 2020

Over the 100 days since lock down began, Ashfield District Council has gone above and beyond to deliver services throughout lockdown.

Ashfield District Council Community Protection Officers (CPOs) supported Police in dispersing a party taking place close to Skegby Hall on Friday night.

Plans have been published that outline how future outbreaks of COVID-19 will be managed in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

At next week’s Cabinet meeting Ashfield District Council will propose two hours free parking in all its town centre car parks.

Ashfield Matters - Summer Edition

Wednesday 24 June 2020

The Summer edition of our residents magazine is now out. 

Annesley Woodhouse based clothing brand, Sauce & Brown, have been nominated for the High Street Hero award at the Small Awards 2020.

Plans for Kirkby’s multi-million pound new leisure facility are set to take a huge step forward this week as the exciting plans go before Ashfield District Council’s Planning Committee.

Due to a recent increase in vehicle nuisance we will be closing Teversal Visitors Centre car park until 22nd June 2020.

From Monday 15th June, non essential retailers at Idlewells indoor market will be reopen for business.

Ashfield is Open for Business!

Friday 12 June 2020

From Monday 15th June retailers across the District will start to open.

Town Centre Businesses Survey

Thursday 11 June 2020

As our town centres continue to reopen, we want to hear the views of local town centre retailers and businesses on what Ashfield District Council can do to support you.

Black Lives Matter - Ashfield

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Ashfield District Council are pained by the tragic racial injustices and consequent backlash across the world in recent weeks.

Following the success of the BIG Ashfield Spring Clean and Bag It! we are pleased to announce Skip into Summer!

Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society have received £11k funding from Ashfield District Council as part of their plans to open the areas first planetarium.

Plans to bring a new state-of-the-art leisure centre to Kirkby in Ashfield have taken another step forward.

Discretionary Grant Scheme

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Ashfield District Council has been allocated £1.078m to help fund local businesses who were NOT eligible to apply for grants from the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Fund.

Earlier this week two residents were spotted swimming up to the newly installed wildlife island in Calladine Pond, on the Ashfield Estate, Sutton.

Ashfield’s outdoor markets will be reopening from Monday 1st June, after ten weeks of closure.

Ashfield District Council has been going the extra mile to ensure the most vulnerable members of the community have the support they need.

Vandalism at The Lawn

Thursday 28 May 2020

The Lawn, Ashfield District Councils flagship park in Sutton, has suffered at the hands of vandals.

Council Property Advertising Reopens

Wednesday 27 May 2020

From Wednesday, if you are registered for rehousing you can search and bid for Council properties advertised on the Homefinder website.

Any collections due to be carried out on Monday 25th May will be carried out on Saturday 23rd May. This is the only change to waste collections.

New planters have been installed on the High Street in Stanton Hill following requests from ward Councillor Helen-Ann Smith to support the work of a local community group.

The Government has published its guidance for Councils in respect of developing and implementing Discretionary Business Grants schemes

Ashfield Voluntary Action has received vital funding from Ashfield District Council’s Community Fund which has allowed them to open The Wellbeing Hub.

Parks & Green Spaces Update

Tuesday 12 May 2020

From tomorrow (13th May), in line with government guidance there will be a number of changes at our parks and green spaces.

Ashfield District Council has been working to ensure the Districts most vulnerable residents are supported during lockdown.

Nottinghamshire County Council is working on preparations to safely reopen six of its 12 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) from Monday 18 May.

Due to its unique design, Hucknall Battle Headquarters has been listed Grade II, just in time for Victory in Europe Day on the 8th May.

Ashfield District Council is inviting residents to leave out an extra bag of rubbish with their upcoming general waste collection.

On Friday 8th May Ashfield District Council will be celebrating VE Day alongside the nation, and we’re inviting the residents of Ashfield to join us!

Ashfield District Council has installed huge thank you messages to NHS staff and all key workers who are working during the current pandemic.

Ashfield District Council has already paid out £15m in business grants to help businesses in the Ashfield District, but there are still businesses yet to claim their grants.

Two special WW2 benches are being installed at Selston Country Park and off Plainspot Road as part of the Council’s VE Day celebrations. 

A bench at Brierley Forest Park, one of the Council’s green flag sites and much loved park has been vandalised.

Kirkby and Sutton could receive up to £25 million each and we want you to have your say on how this money could be spent.  An online public consultation is now open until 30th May.

Today Ashfield District Council said its final farewell to its beloved former Chairman, Cllr Anthony Brewer.

Ashfield District Council’s Housing Team have been praised for carrying out hundreds of essential repairs and gas checks since the start of the coronavirus lockdown. 

Ashfield District Council has so far issued over £12.6M in grants to local businesses. 1144 businesses have so far benefited from the Small Business and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants.

Ashfield District Council are continuing their huge effort to ensure essential aid and support is given to vulnerable residents within the District.

The ‘Sutton Swan’ and her eggs are all safe and well at Sutton Lawn Pond.  She is 15 days into their hatching process which typically last seven weeks.

Following advice, Ashfield District Council will re-open its cemeteries from Saturday 18th April from 9am until 4pm. 

A huge amount waste has been dumped at a site in Ashfield overnight, instigating an investigation into one of the largest environmental incidents seen in the district.

Ashfield District Council has already paid out £8.5m in business grants to help businesses in the Ashfield District with millions more to be paid out next week. 

The elderly and vulnerable will be prioritised after Ashfield District Council announced that it will be giving an extra £10,000 to community groups. 

Cllr Anthony Brewer Condolences Book

Tuesday 14 April 2020

If you would like to contribute to Cllr Anthony Brewer's Book of Remembrance please share your message with us by completing the form .  We will add it to the book which will be shared with his family.

Following a deliberate attempt to harm the swans at Sutton lawn last week, measures have been put in place to protect them.

As the weather begins to get warmer and Easter Bank Holiday just around the corner you may want to spend time in your garden and have a bonfire.

Easter Bank Holiday Bin Collections

Thursday 9 April 2020

Bin schedules for the bank holiday weekend

Rogue Landlord Funding Success

Tuesday 7 April 2020

Ashfield District Council has been successful in a £35k bid from Government to target rogue landlords in the District. 

It is with heavy hearts that we announce today the passing of Ashfield District Council Chairman, Cllr Anthony Brewer (74), from Coronavirus.

Government Business Grants

Monday 6 April 2020

Thank you to everyone that has so far applied for the government business grants.

Ashfield District Council, alongside Nottinghamshire County Council and the six other District and borough councils, has launched Phase Two of the Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub.

Swans Nest Set on Fire

Monday 6 April 2020

This weekend we received reports that the reeds the swans are nesting in at The Lawn pond, Sutton Lawn were set on fire.

A local council has used its powers working with Nottinghamshire Police to shut a pub under the new Covid 19 rules.

Food businesses at the Idlewells Market have introduced a delivery service to help Ashfield’s most vulnerable residents.

Waste & Environment Update

Friday 27 March 2020

Our Waste and Environment Teams are working tirelessly and continue to deliver services in these extremely difficult circumstances.

Ashfield Community Hub Now Available

Thursday 26 March 2020

An Ashfield community hub has been set up to provide information for residents about support that is available across the District.

The Health teams in Private Sector Enforcement, Food Safety, Health and Safety and Environmental Protection are all working collectively to assist landlords, tenants and commercial businesses with the correct and legal guidance on all environmental health matters.

Free Car Parking

Wednesday 25 March 2020

 All Ashfield District Council managed town car parks will be free for three months from Thursday 26th March.

Ashfield District Council is progressing exciting transport plans it has been working on for the last two years and is now seeking public feedback.

At the recent Notts Getting Active Together Awards 2020, Feel Good Families took home an accolade after being shortlisted as a finalist in the Project/Initiative/Innovation of the Year category.

Ashfield District Council has submitted plans for Kirkby’s brand new leisure destination. Fresh artist impressions of the proposed leisure centre have also now been unveiled.

Ashfield District Council is seeking public feedback on a proposed new plan to reshape Kirkby Town Centre.

We are temporarily changing the way we deliver services to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Ashfield District Council would like to thank residents from across the District for getting involved in this year’s BIG Ashfield Spring Clean.

Nearly two years ago, Ashfield District Council started making the case to reopen the Maid Marion Railway Line to passengers. 

The Arc Cinema is delighted to confirm that it will open to the public on Friday March 27th.

There are now a number of people selling food items on online selling groups. It's important to remember you should only buy food from legally compliant food businesses.

Helping Ashfield get more Energy Efficient

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Citizens Advice Ashfield are announcing they have secured two years funding from the Energy Redress Scheme, run by the Energy Saving Trust, to help vulnerable people in Ashfield become more fuel efficient and avoid fuel poverty.

A range of intensive wrap-around services aimed at preventing rough sleeping and supporting those affected in Nottinghamshire have been awarded £837,000.

All nominations will recognise achievements during January to December 2019. Presentation of Awards will take place on the evening of Thursday 2 April 2020 and nominations close at midnight on Sunday 8th March 2020.

A new development off Davies Avenue in Sutton in Ashfield is set to see a road named after a fallen local soldier, a decade on from his death. 

If you have received a notification from your bank regarding a new direct debit for garden waste, please do not be alarmed and no action is required.

Sutton Lawn has welcomed a brand new junior parkrun for local children. The opening event, held on Sunday 2nd February, saw 80 children aged between 4 and 14 year old brave the elements to complete the four lap course.

Major works are reshaping the visitor experience at Kings Mill Reservoir. The key improvements are centred on enhancing and connecting people with local heritage.

Ashfield District Council want to offer a big welcome to The ARC Cinema as they start recruitment for their new cinema in Hucknall.

Two Kirkby residents have been found guilty of failing to clear waste from the garden of their property.

Students from Sutton Community Academy unveiled their artwork this week alongside Cllr Jason Zadrozny at Idlewells Indoor Market.

The BIG Ashfield Spring Clean 2020

Monday 27 January 2020

Following on from the success of previous years, The BIG Ashfield Spring Clean is once again coming to Ashfield.

Following consultation with residents and stakeholders in September 2019, the Council has further developed its plans for the new leisure facility for Kirkby.


Ashfield District Council Leader, Cllr Jason Zadrozny will be leading a workshop on creating tomorrow’s communities, towns and cities at this year’s District Council’s Network (DCN) Conference.

Ashfield District Council - 2019 Review

Wednesday 15 January 2020

It’s been a busy year for Councillors and Officers at Ashfield District Council.

Ashfield District Council were one of just five Nottinghamshire businesses to be presented a Silver Employer Recognition Scheme award at a recent event in Leicester.

What happens on Election Day?

Thursday 12 December 2019

Both leading up to an election and on Election Day itself, the Elections team at Ashfield District Council work around the clock to ensure casting your vote is as easy as possible.

Sutton in Ashfield’s Idlewells Market has been nominated for Britain’s Best Small Indoor Market at the Great British Market Awards 2020.

Works to public right of way network

Thursday 5 December 2019

Works to public right of way network between Lindrick Road and Southwell Lane to Penny Emma Way, Kirkby in Ashfield.

Action on Fuel Poverty in Ashfield

Friday 29 November 2019

Through their Research and Campaign team Citizens Advice Ashfield, in partnership with Ashfield District Council, will be raising the issues around fuel poverty for all vulnerable residents in Ashfield this winter.

Two hours free parking for town centres

Friday 29 November 2019

Ashfield District Council will introduce two hours free parking in Hucknall, Kirkby and Sutton from May next year. 

Restoration works on a historic viaduct at Kings Mill Reservoir have now begun thanks to £232k from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

We will be carrying out essential maintenance work to our telephone systems on the following date:- Thursday 28th November 2019 commencing at 16:00 through to 08:00 on Friday 29th  November 2019
You may contact us on the normal Repairs Call Handling Centre numbers tel:  01623 457999. Alternatively you may contact us on 01623 554984.

Following the heavy rain on Thursday 14th November, three Ashfield District Council Community Protection Officers (CPO) rescued two residents trapped in their cars on Mill Lane.

35 trees were planted over the weekend on Meden Bank in Stanton Hill by a local community group.

Closure order served on Carsic Property

Thursday 21 November 2019

Ashfield District Council has served its second Closure Order of the year.

Flood Risk

Thursday 14 November 2019

Ashfield District Council is working closely with Nottinghamshire County Council across the District to support those residents whose homes are at immediate risk of flooding due to increasing water levels.

An Ashfield District Council Community Protection Officer recognised a local male that was wanted by Police whilst on patrol in Sutton town centre.

An Ashfield landlord has been found guilty of failing to comply with regulations in regards to a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO).

Remembrance Events in Ashfield

Wednesday 6 November 2019

A number of Remembrance events and parades are being held across the District on Sunday 10th and Monday 11th November.

Fly-tipping down over 21%

Tuesday 5 November 2019

New figures show that Ashfield District Council is winning the fight against fly-tippers.

More has been revealed about the huge investment that both Kirkby and Sutton are set to receive. 

Ashfield District Council has marked the first council house ever built in the District with its very own blue plaque.

Morven Park Play Area Transformed

Tuesday 5 November 2019

Improvement works have transformed the play area at Morven Park in Kirkby.

Council Receives Community Donation

Tuesday 5 November 2019

Ashfield District Council has been awarded £2,187 by EEM as part of their Community Donation Scheme.

Junior parkrun needs you!

Tuesday 5 November 2019

We want Sutton-in-Ashfield to have its very own Junior Parkrun but we need some volunteers to make this happen.

Poppies pour down on the Plaza

Friday 1 November 2019 (4:15 PM)

On Friday 1st November, thousands of knitted and crocheted poppies were installed on Kirkby Plaza.

Thanks to £6,000 funding from the War Memorials Trust, the landmark in Huthwaite is one of an initial four memorials to be cleaned.

The Acting Returning Officer will be holding a briefing session for prospective candidates and agents on 6th November 2019 at 5pm in the Committee Room, Ashfield District Council Offices.

Plans for the development of the Annesley Miners Welfare site have been approved by the Council’s Planning Committee.

Fireworks advice for dog owners

Thursday 31 October 2019

As Bonfire Night approaches, the Dog’s Trust have issued some helpful tips to ensure that your four legged friend has a stress free night.

An Ashfield resident has been convicted for failing to comply with a Community Protection Notice issued for failing to dispose of excess rubbish on their garden.

Volunteers from around Ashfield are coming together with Ashfield Voluntary Action to help run the Ashfield Community Enterprise.

Using a log burner in a smoke control area

Wednesday 30 October 2019

With winter fast approaching, take a look at this handy advice about log burners and how to comply with the Clean Air Act.

Electric Charging Points Go Live

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Twenty new electric charging stations for hybrid and electric cars are now live across Ashfield.

Summit Big in Ashfield

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Construction on Summit Park in Sutton in Ashfield is currently underway.

Selston Football Club has received financial backing from Ashfield District Council towards a new team bus and ground improvements.

Dinosaurs on the loose in Sutton

Tuesday 29 October 2019

If you're looking for an activity to entertain the kids this half term, head down to Sutton Lawn or Kings Mill Reservoir where dinosaurs are on the loose!

Future High Streets Fund for Sutton

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Ashfield District Council has been awarded £95k in the next step of the Future High Streets Fund. 

Free Parking in December

Monday 28 October 2019

Throughout December the Council will be offering free weekend parking.

The Ashfield Community Fund has recently been allocated to various community groups in Ashfield. Nuncargate Crafters are one of the 17 groups to have been awarded some of the grant.

Community groups from across Ashfield have received cheques which total almost £10,000 in grant funding.

An Ashfield resident has been issued a hefty fine for failing to pay a fixed penalty notice.

Ashfield District Council Anti-Social Behaviour Team has been successful in obtaining their first ever Criminal Behaviour Order following a conviction.

Ashfield District Council’s Planning Development Team won the RTPI East Midlands Highly Commended Award for Excellence in Planning for a Successful Economy.

A driver spotted going the wrong way down the M1 was last night stopped by Council Community Protection Officers.

First Community Orchard Planted

Friday 18 October 2019

As part of the Council’s commitment to planting 1000 trees across the district, today the first community orchard was planted at Sutton Lawn.

Skate Park to receive Urban Mural

Friday 18 October 2019

The skate park on Titchfield Park, Hucknall is to be painted by a local Mural Artist.

A new road sign has been unveiled on Addison Drive in Hucknall, 100 years after the Addison Act was introduced. 

We will be carrying out essential maintenance work to our telephone systems on Thursday 17th October commencing from 16:00 through to 08:00 on Friday 18th October.

Cllr Dale Grounds, also known as That Spidey-Tastic Superhero, has been nominated for the Unsung Hero of the Year Award at the Nottingham University Hospitals annual Team NUH Awards 2019.

An Ashfield District Council tenant has been evicted following convictions

Floral Expressions are a local florist that have stood the test of time; they have just celebrated their 20th Anniversary of trading in Kirkby town centre.

Residents have had their say on the new leisure destination coming to Kirkby. Here are ten clear messages we heard from the consultation.

The first Hucknall Community Games was held on Wednesday 1st October 2019, to mark International Older Peoples Day and National ADHD day.

Today marks Ada Lovelace Day, a worldwide event that celebrates the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). 

It has been announced today that Ashfield District Council has been successful in securing £6k in funding from the War Memorials Trust.

To mark World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October, Well into Arts are working in partnership with Ashfield District Council to provide a new Wellness for Women programme.

The Property Health & Safety Check programme, delivered in partnership with J Tomlinson Ltd has raised over £4k.

Local dance artist Annie Woodhouse from Kirkby is working in partnership with Ashfield District Council and PlatformThirty1 to create and deliver new inclusive tap dance classes to benefit local people living with dementia.

Marie Gowns have been a fixture of Sutton town centre for the past 72 years 

The 16th Annual Greenwood Community Awards took place on Wednesday 11th September 2019 at Swancar Farm Country House, Trowell.

On Saturday 28 September Nottinghamshire Archives will be throwing open the doors and hosting a day of talks and demonstrations.

Spooky Screenings coming to Sutton

Thursday 19 September 2019

Following a successful summer programme of outdoor cinema screenings, Ashfield District Council is bringing two more to Sutton.

Discover Ashfield Photography Competition

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Today Discover Ashfield are launching their first photography competition.

Over 650 people attended yet another hugely successful job’s fair at the Festival Hall, Kirkby.

Lindley’s Mill will be included in this year’s Heritage Open Days. Every September, some 40,000 volunteers across the country come together to celebrate our fantastic history and culture.

We will be carrying out essential maintenance work to our telephone systems on Wednesday 11th September commencing at 16:00 through to 08:00 on Thursday 12th September.

Kirkby and Sutton town centres are set to receive a huge financial boost.

Closure Order issued on Sutton Property

Wednesday 4 September 2019

A closure order has been issued on a property following ongoing criminality and anti-social behaviour.

Huthwaite Hero Helping Fight Dog Fouling

Wednesday 4 September 2019

A Huthwaite resident is doing excellent work in his local park to fight dog fouling.

We will be carrying out essential maintenance work to our telephone systems on the following date:- Wednesday 4th September 2019 commencing at 16:00 through to 08:00 on Thursday 5th September 2019

The Ashfield Community Partnership (CSP) carries out an annual Strategic Assessment in order to refresh the Strategic Plan and assess how effectively the partnership is tackling crime and anti-social behaviour across the District.

Councillor achieves the im-paws-able

Friday 30 August 2019

District Cllr Jim Blagden went above and beyond the call of duty when he saved the life of a Yorkshire Terrier.

Twenty new electric charging stations for hybrid and electric cars are currently being installed across Ashfield.

Unauthorised encampments on Council land

Wednesday 28 August 2019

The Council is aware of two unauthorised encampments in the District 

Kirkby in Ashfield’s Ada Lovelace House will be one of over fifty buildings across the UK lit up to mark Blood Cancer Awareness Month.

Sutton has been successful in the Future High Streets fund following the announcement that a further 50 towns have made it through to the shortlist.

Ashfield District Council is proud to have been awarded the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award. 

Calling all budding Entrepreneurs

Friday 23 August 2019

Come and join us at our New Enterprise Programme networking events.

As many traders as possible will be automatically allocated an EORI number to enable them to trade smoothly once the UK leaves the EU on 31 October.

Fly Tipper Jailed

Friday 16 August 2019

A former Ashfield resident has been jailed for fly tipping and burning waste in the district.

Interim Review of Polling Places

Friday 16 August 2019

The Council is undertaking an interim review of a limited number of polling places to resolve a small number of issues identified at recent elections held in 2019.

Ashfield District Council’s Community Benefit Fund has been awarded to Ashfield Voluntary Action.

Titchfield Park, Hucknall has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best parks in the UK as it joins five other green spaces awarded recognition in Ashfield.

Introduced in 2009, Community Protection Officers continue their work to keep residents safe, support vulnerable victims and patrol Ashfield’s parks, estates and town centres.

New Discover Ashfield road signs have been installed and unveiled at gateways across the district.

New Enterprise Programme

Tuesday 30 July 2019

Get expert advice from Ashfield and Mansfield's New Enterprise Programme.

Kingsway Park has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best parks in the UK as it joins five other green spaces awarded recognition in Ashfield.

Branded as the Cleaner Nottinghamshire Group, representatives from across the county are sharing resources and intelligence to investigate fly tipping offences across borders.

Streets in Annesley Woodhouse and Hucknall have been nominated for the Great British High Street Awards 2019.

Ashfield District Council have submitted a bid to Historic England for High Street Heritage Action Zone Funding.

Resident Falls Foul of the Law

Wednesday 24 July 2019

An Ashfield resident has been fined for failing to pick up excessive amounts of dog faeces from her garden.

Selston Country Park has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best parks in the world it joins five other green spaces awarded recognition in Ashfield.

Brierley Forest Park in Huthwaite has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best parks in the world it joins six other green spaces awarded recognition in Ashfield.

Children from Jacksdale Primary School have welcomed a brand new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) to the village with open arms.

Ashfield District Council is the only Council to make 24 Housing Magazine’s prestigious top 50 landlords list, making us the best local authority landlord in the UK.

An Ashfield District Council tenant has been evicted following multiple complaints of anti-social behaviour and criminal activity.

Ashfield Matters - Summer 2019

Monday 15 July 2019

The Summer edition of Ashfield Matters is now available.

Ashfield Loves Parks

Thursday 11 July 2019

Ashfield District Council is celebrating its parks and green spaces next week as part of Love Parks Week.

Work will begin on Wednesday 10th July on the installation of electric car charging points in the public car park at the Kirkby Council Office, Urban Road.

Summit Big is coming to Ashfield

Tuesday 9 July 2019

Summit Park in Sutton in Ashfield is set to see a 1,750,000 square foot distribution centre built on the site as part of a major development.

£75,000 of PCC Funding Secured

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Ashfield Community Partnership has successfully applied for funding that will help fund a number of projects across the district.

A teenager has been sentenced for breaching his Criminal Behaviour Order which prohibits him from entering Coxmoor area of Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

Armed Forces Day Flag Raising

Thursday 27 June 2019

An Ashfield District Council tenant has been evicted following a prosecution for drugs and firearms offences.

Dreamcatcher Gifts and Naboulsi’s Pizzeria & Caffe have joined the busy market as it goes from strength to strength following its refurbishment.

Housing Heroes Recognised

Friday 21 June 2019

Two Ashfield District Council employees have been shortlisted as finalists for the Housing Heroes Awards 2019.

Dozens of young people recently enjoyed a healthy food event hosted in Sutton Town Centre.

Ashfield District Council has welcomed Angling Direct, who have opened their doors at its brand new flagship store in Sutton in Ashfield.

Lammas Leisure Centre in Sutton is celebrating after scooping the Kids Award recognising children’s sports provision

It’s Playtime at Sutton Lawn

Monday 10 June 2019

The newly installed play area on Sutton Lawn is going down a storm with families across the area.  Children are now enjoying brand new swings, a junior climbing frame and a multi-play area installed by Ashfield District Council.

Any vehicle the authority finds to have been used to fly tip in the district can now be crushed, thanks to new legislation.

Insurance Scheme Scam

Friday 7 June 2019

We have been made aware of a scam targeting tenants that buy their contents insurance through the Council's insurance scheme.

Tomorrow marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Multi Michelin Star award winning Chef Jean-Christophe Novelli was welcomed to Portland Square in Sutton to kick off a new healthy eating project.

Restoration works have been completed to the mining memorial on Watnall Road, Hucknall after it had fallen into disrepair. 

An Ashfield resident was issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice after being witnessed throwing a significant amount litter out of his car window.

We are experiencing intermittent phone line faults within our Repairs Call Handling Centre. We are currently working hard to resolve this issue. Please continue to call 01623 457999 and we will answer your enquiry as soon as possible.

An Ashfield resident has been prosecuted after failing to stop playing excessively loud music.

National pub chain JD Wetherspoon are showing their commitment to Sutton town centre with a major investment in the Picture House.

OpenAshfield problems fixed

Thursday 2 May 2019

We are experiencing temporary problems with OpenAshfield meaning users are currently unable to log into their account.

A tattoo and piercing studio in Huthwaite has become the first Ashfield business to achieve an excellent five-star hygiene rating.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Café Culture Week in Hucknall, this year Café Culture Week is back and even bigger with 35 cafes across the district joining in on the fun.

Open Ashfield - View the Easy Way

Friday 26 April 2019

Open Ashfield allows residents and businesses to view their Council Tax / Business Rates / Benefit claim online

Garden Waste Collections

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Planning on being out in the garden this Easter weekend?

An Ashfield private landlord has been ordered to pay over £12,000 after failing to improve her property to a liveable standard.

The Council, in partnership with Mansfield District Council and Newark & Sherwood District Council commissioned Homeless Link to carry out a Homelessness Review and develop a new Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy.

Saturday 13th April 2019 sees the 200th Anniversary of the Mansfield & Pinxton Railway

Our free collections are now complete and we'd like to thank everyone that booked a free bulky waste collection.

Last night the Discover Ashfield Ambassadors came together for the first time.

We are seeking residents views on a draft Street Trading policy.

Free dog bag dispensers installed

Friday 22 March 2019

We are currently installing 25 free dog bag dispensers in our parks and open spaces across the district.

'Nags Head' Clock Unveiled

Friday 22 March 2019

This morning (Friday 22nd March) the 'Nags Head' Clock was unveiled in Kirkby. 

Ashfield District Council’s plans to bring a swimming pool to Kirkby have received backing from both Sport England and local swimming hero Ollie Hynd MBE.

Ashfield Matters - Spring Edition

Monday 18 March 2019

The Spring edition of Ashfield Matters is now available.

Crime and Disorder Scrutiny Meeting

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Live on Facebook and Twitter - Tuesday 12th March, 7.00pm.

Following a successful consultation period, Ashfield District Council’s cabinet has approved a new spatial masterplan for Sutton Town Centre.

Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Ashfield District Council once again held a Flag Raising Ceremony, for ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’ at the Council Offices, Urban Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

On Thursday 2 May residents in Ashfield will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level.

The Big Freeze Hits Ashfield

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Ashfield District Council’s Council Tax will be frozen for 2019/20.

Ashfield District Council has received vital powers which enable the authority to seize, retain and destroy vehicles involved in fly-tipping.

A Huthwaite business owner has pleaded guilty to eight charges relating to food safety at First Class Chicken on Sutton Road.

Ashfield District Council Community Protection Officers have confiscated a range of alcohol from juveniles over the month of February.

An Ashfield private landlord has been ordered to pay almost £10,000 after numerous hazards were found in the rented family home.

Citizens Advice Ashfield are changing the way they support people in debt.

Two Jacksdale residents have been convicted after ignoring a notice to clear land that breached planning control.

The latest figures shows a 15% decrease in fly-tipping service requests compared with last year.

The Big Freeze Hits Ashfield

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Ashfield District Council's Cabinet has approved recommendations to freeze Council tax for 2019/20 in the Council’s budget report at a meeting held this week.

Today saw the launch of week two of the BIG Ashfield Spring Clean in Kirkby as Kirkby Rotary led a litter pick around the town centre.

Families are settling into their brand new Council homes on the former Rolls Royce site in Hucknall.  

Be Part of the BIG Spring Clean 2019

Friday 15 February 2019 (12:42 PM)

Are you a business owner in Ashfield? You can make a difference in your High Street.

Brexit Enquiries

Friday 15 February 2019

Are you a local business or resident and have a question regarding how Brexit might effect your business or the district?

From Monday 18th February the BIG Spring Clean will be coming to Kirkby, Selston, Jacksdale and Underwood.

Man jailed following Coxmoor incidents

Tuesday 12 February 2019

A 19-year-old man has been jailed after pleading guilty to charges following incidents around the Coxmoor area of Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

Ashfield District Council will introduce two hours free parking in selected carparks across the district if recommendations are agreed by Cabinet on Monday 18th February.

The Big Freeze to Hit Ashfield

Friday 8 February 2019

Council Tax will be frozen for 2019/20 if Cabinet approves the recommendations in the Councils budget report being considered by Cabinet on 18th February at Ashfield District Council.

Council online payments downtime

Thursday 7 February 2019

On Monday 11th February our online payment system will be down for maintenance from 1pm.

Week 1 of the BIG Spring Clean will roll out in Sutton & Huthwaite from Monday 11th February.

The Council's Complex Case Team assist individuals with various support needs including domestic abuse, mental health, substance misuse and housing matters.

An exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Mansfield & Pinxton Railway is on show from Saturday 2nd February to Saturday 2nd March at the Mansfield Museum.

Broomhill Park, Hucknall is set to benefit from major improvements thanks to a £50,000 grant from funding body WREN’s Community Action Fund. 

Artist’s impressions of the plans for Kirkby’s new leisure destination, including swimming pool, are now available.

Ashfield District Council is seeking public feedback on a proposed new plan to reshape Sutton Town Centre

This week two more motorbikes have been seized as part of an ongoing operation in Kirkby by Ashfield District Council.

Ashfield Forges Links with Ohio, USA

Tuesday 22 January 2019

A Friendship Resolution between Hucknall and Wadsworth, Ohio was approved at Cabinet.

The recommendation to discontinue the proposal to investigate the potential to ban all dogs on council owned football and sport pitches was agreed at Cabinet meeting

At Cabinet on 21st January the recommendation to adopt the Council’s Guide for Converting Shops to Residential dwellings was approved. 

The Green Flag was raised above Brierley Forest Park for the 15th consecutive year.

Up-and-coming athletes in Ashfield are being given the opportunity to receive funding from a local leisure provider as part of its athletes mentoring scheme.

The BIG Ashfield Spring Clean 2019

Monday 21 January 2019

Following last year’s success, The BIG Ashfield Spring Clean is once again coming to Ashfield.

The clock, affectionately known as the ‘Nag’s Head’ clock will be completely re-furbished and returned to as close to its original plot as possible if recommendations are approved at Cabinet on 17th January

Ashfield District Council’s cabinet will meet this month to agree the land behind the current Festival Hall site as the preferred location for Kirkby’s new flagship leisure destination.

From the New Year, a local leisure centre will be introducing its new ‘quiet hour’ initiative.

Following on from the success of last year's spring clean, The BIG Ashfield Spring Clean 2019 is coming to the district this February.

A Kirkby resident has seen her life transformed thanks to an affordable warmth grant awarded by Ashfield District Council.

Ashfield District Council is committed to helping tenants find the right property for them and so has now subscribed to HomeSwapper’s online mutual exchange service

Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping has launched a hunt for new volunteers to become part of his custody welfare scheme.

Pay the easy way

Monday 31 December 2018

From today you can now pay for more Council services than ever online

Warning - Council Tax Email Scam

Friday 28 December 2018

Some Ashfield residents are receiving scam emails

Civic Christmas Carol Service

Monday 24 December 2018

The Chairman of Ashfield District Council held their annual Christmas Carol Service on Saturday 15 December.

This Christmas, Everyone Active will open the doors to its leisure centres for free to all members of the emergency services and frontline NHS staff.

Ashfield District Council's Christmas Opening Times

A list of the more unusual heritage places gaining listed status this year has been published by the BBC. One of these is the Rolls-Royce test hangar in Hucknall.

New Year, New Ways to Pay

Wednesday 19 December 2018

From 2nd January you'll be able to pay for more Council services than ever online

Funding for local heritage boost

Tuesday 18 December 2018

Two centuries of industrial history alongside the river Maun will be brought to life with a new heritage trail linking Sutton in Ashfield to Mansfield.

Day of Action on Coxmoor Estate

Monday 17 December 2018

Last Wednesday Council Officers from the Community Protection and Housing teams and the Neighbourhood Policing Team had a day of action on the Coxmoor Estate.

Revised bin collection dates for Christmas & New Year

Outline Business Case withdrawn

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Ashfield District Council is supporting the decision to withdraw the Outline Business Case from Thursday’s County Council meeting.

Police response officers are now based at the Ashfield Integrated Services hub as part of a move to bolster officer numbers and improve response times in the area.

The Green Flag was raised above Kingsway Park as a new grass pitch stadia was officially opened in Kirkby in Ashfield.

At Full Council in October there was a motion for the Council to consider banning all dogs from Council owned football and sports pitches. The decision taken by Council was for further investigation into the issue.

White Ribbon Day, a global campaign which seeks to end male violence towards women and girls will be marked at Ashfield District Council on 25th November.

Ashfield District Council is continuing their fight against the fly-tippers who blight the District. 

Ashfield District Council is seeking public feedback on the proposed designation of a Conservation Area for Hucknall town centre. 

The Bank of England is to ask the public to nominate a scientist as the face of the new plastic £50 note.

Letter to Father Christmas Competition

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Tell Father Christmas your recycling good deeds
WIN a family ticket to Robin Hood at Nottingham Playhouse!

Exercise at your own pace with new app

Monday 12 November 2018

The Council and Everyone Active have teamed up with interactive mobile app, Sprytar to encourage and engage the local community who may not have access to a local leisure centre.

From January Selston Leisure Centre, currently operated by Everyone Active, will transfer its operation to Selston High School through Two Counties Trust.

Three top athletes hailed an ‘amazing’ day as Sutton-in-Ashfield’s flagship leisure centre celebrated its tenth anniversary with an action-packed community day over the weekend. 

Bogus Caller

Tuesday 6 November 2018

We have had reports of a man knocking on doors within the district claiming to be a tree surgeon offering services on behalf of the Council.

War Memorials

Tuesday 6 November 2018

The council is really proud of the work it has done with residents and communities to mark the centenary event this year.

In a case prosecuted by Ashfield District Council at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday 5 November 2018, Alliance Care (Dales Homes) Ltd were ordered to pay a fine of £600,000 and costs totaling £100,000 for failing to ensure the health and safety of residents and employees at Kestrel Lodge care home in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

Ashfield District Council backed UK Sausage Week in order to support local butchers. 

Papplewick Green Artwork Unveiled

Monday 5 November 2018

The Papplewick Green Artwork was unveiled on Friday 2nd November.

Resident Prosecuted over Fly Tipping

Friday 2 November 2018

 A Kirkby resident has been prosecuted for failing to supply information under section 108 of the Environment Act.

Ashfield Matters, the Council's bi-annual resident magazine, is being delivered to households across Ashfield this week. 

Poppy Appeal Launched

Friday 26 October 2018

Today the Poppy Appeal was launched in Ashfield by members of the Royal British Legion, the Royal Green Jackets and Children from Kingsway Primary School.

War Memorials

Friday 26 October 2018

As part of this year’s celebrations marking the end of WW1, Ashfield District Council are working with local and national organisations to ensure the survival of war memorials for the next 100 years. 

A host of top-class athletes will be flocking to Sutton-in-Ashfield next month as the town’s flagship leisure centre celebrates its 10-year anniversary.

Please Take a Seat with the new initiative

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Ashfield District Council are proud to be supporting an Age Friendly project which aims to make our area a better place to live and grow older in. 

Poppies pour down on Kirkby

Friday 19 October 2018

Over 9.000 poppies are on display in Kirkby-in-Ashfield following the installation of the poppy downpour.

As part of this year’s celebrations marking the end of WW1, Ashfield District Council are working with local and national organisations to ensure the survival of war memorials for the next 100 years. 

Positive action by Ashfield District Council and Nottinghamshire Police was taken this week, when Joanne Taylor appeared in Court following threats of harm towards a Community Protection Officer and an Anti-Social Behaviour and Nuisance Officer.

Sutton Spice Dealers Evicted

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Ashfield District Council’s action to get tougher on crime continues. The Council has been successful in two cases to evict known drug dealers from their Sutton homes.

Jim Grice Ltd and Rose Bower both celebrate 50 years of trading in Ashfield this month.

Housing Green Paper Consultation

Tuesday 16 October 2018

The Government has produced a Green Paper on Housing, and we are seeking your views. 

Ashfield District Council Environmental and Walking for Health Volunteers were recently recognised at the 15th Annual Greenwood Community Awards which took place on Thursday 4th October

Warning - Council Tax Scam

Thursday 11 October 2018

We are aware that some Ashfield residents are receiving phone calls from bogus callers stating that they can get them a reduction in their council tax banding and a council tax refund.

Nottinghamshire County Council is undertaking public engagement about the structure of local government in the County and is keen for local people to have their say in this important debate.

Ashfield District Council is seeking public feedback on a proposed new planning design guide for converting vacant shops to homes.

Ashfield District Council have successfully prosecuted the owner of a dilapidated building in Ashfield for failing to improve the appearance of the building.

Well known for its award winning parks and green spaces, Ashfield District Council is committed to ensuring that good quality facilities continue to be provided for the community and visitors.

Conservation Area Proposed for Hucknall

Wednesday 3 October 2018

At Cabinet today it was agreed that a six week public consultation will be carried regarding a proposed conservation area for Hucknall town centre.

Council supports Astronomical project

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society have secured grants of £13,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, £4,200 from the Architectural Heritage Fund and £3,000 from Ashfield District Council to fund a major growth project.

Ashfield District Council’s policy on tackling crime and anti-social behaviour continues.  From next week, Ashfield District Council will extend its Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).

Ashfield District Council is reminding landlords and tenants that the law has changed regarding Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) – with wider ranging requirements and new penalties for landlords from 1 October 2018.

Local stall Cele-bakes 60th Anniversary

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Geoff Webster Bakery, located in Idlewells Indoor Market is celebrating their 60th Anniversary this week.

Partnership working between Ashfield District Council and Ashfield Police Safer Neighbourhood Team has resulted in an 18-year-old being sentenced for driving offences and antisocial behaviour in Kirkby-in-Ashfield

The Ashfield Police Safer Neighbourhood Team and Ashfield District Council’s Community Safety Department are working in partnership to address drug taking in Sutton-in-Ashfield Town Centre.

People are being encouraged to dispose of their unwanted knives during a seven-day knife amnesty, as part of the national knife crime campaign Operation Sceptre.

Hucknall Resident turns 100

Thursday 13 September 2018

Councillor John Wilmott paid a very special visit to a Hucknall resident this week.

Find out the facts about the withdrawal of the Ashfield Local Plan by taking a look at our FAQs.

Unitary Authority

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Ahead of the Nottinghamshire County Council Policy Committee meeting today, Ashfield District Council Leader Cllr Zadrozny wishes to put on record that the Council does not support the proposal to abolish District Councils.

Active Ashfield Factor Finals

Tuesday 11 September 2018

As part of the Hucknall Rocks the Tour event on Saturday local singers battled it out to be crowned this year’s winner of the Active Ashfield Factor.

A motion has been passed at Cabinet allowing the Council to increase the Council Tax premium on properties that have been empty over two years.

Today at Nottingham Crown Court, in a case prosecuted by Ashfield District Council, Alliance Care (Dales Homes) Ltd admitted its guilt of failing to ensure the safety of residents and employees at Kestrel Lodge care home in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

ADC Celebrate Merchant Navy Day

Monday 3 September 2018

Today Ashfield District Council celebrated Merchant Navy Day by raising the Red Ensign and providing a service at the Kirkby Council offices.

The countdown is on for Tour of Britain

Monday 3 September 2018

It’s now only five days until some of the biggest names in cycling ride the 215km Tour of Britain route through Nottinghamshire on Saturday 8 September. 

Cheques have been presented to community groups from across Ashfield to support projects around the district.

Hucknall’s thriving café culture has recently been celebrated with a week of special offers and promotion.

Exciting new Business Opportunity

Thursday 23 August 2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen to start, expand or transfer a catering business in one of Ashfield’s busiest Green Flag parks.

Ashfield District Council have successfully prosecuted the owner of a dilapidated building in Ashfield for failing to improve the appearance of the building.

Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas and Giro d’Italia winner Chris Froome will ride together in the OVO Energy Tour of Britain for the first time since 2009, Team Sky have announced today.

ADC are looking for local businesses who we can develop case studies about, to show how they have succeeded in Ashfield and community groups to share their stories of how they have improved their local communities.

Ashfield District Council are finalists in the category of Landlord/Housing Association of the year at the national Energy Efficiency Awards 2018.

Hucknall Rocks the Tour

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Fun for all the family as the Tour of Britain come to Hucknall.

The Green Flag has once again been awarded to Hucknall’s Titchfield Park for its high quality green space, taking the park to a decade of flying the flag.

Tenant Gardens look Blooming Lovely

Wednesday 8 August 2018

The winners of Ashfield District Council’s annual Tenant Garden Competition have been announced at a ceremony in Sutton today.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information after a man was shot in the thigh in Kirkby-in-Ashfield last night (Monday 6 August 2018).

Brierley Forest Park - Car Park

Friday 3 August 2018

The large car park at Brierley Forest Park will be closed between 4pm and 7.30am starting today.

The final route and times for the Tour of Britain in Ashfield have been confirmed. The race will travel through Ashfield on Saturday 8th September as part of Stage 7 of the race in Nottinghamshire. 

Ashfield District Council is asking parents’ for their support in tackling anti-social behaviour caused by underage drinking.

Ashfield District Council have signed the Make a Stand pledge, pledging its commitment to supporting those suffering from domestic abuse.

The final list of teams for the OVO Energy Tour of Britain has been confirmed, including the identity of the four British UCI Continental teams that have qualified for the UK’s most prestigious cycle race. 

Schools out, the sun is shining and FREE activities are available for under 17’s at Ashfield District Council Leisure Centres.

On 16th July a record number of parks and green spaces across the UK were awarded a Green Flag Award, with six of these being in Ashfield. 

Ashfield District Council is adding nine new properties to its housing stock following pro-active work with Persimmon Homes.

A Kirkby man has been charged after failing to comply with orders to clear waste from his property. 

Ashfield Voluntary Action (AVA) recently hosted a tea party for community groups from across Ashfield at their Kirkby Health and Wellbeing Centre base.

More Poppies Please

Monday 16 July 2018

To mark the Centenary of the end of WW1, local crafters are busy knitting and crocheting thousands of poppies for a Poppy Cascade in Kirkby.

New Play area for Bluebell Wood

Monday 16 July 2018

The Bluebell Wood play area in Sutton in Ashfield has been upgraded to provide greatly improved facilities for children and young people.

Ashfield District Councillors and staff joined Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping during a special walkabout in Kirkby.

Ashfield District Council has installed signs to commemorate the centenary of the Great War on the Gateway entrances to the district.

At Cabinet on Monday 9th July recommendations will be made to further develop the Ashfield Place Leadership agenda.

Ashfield’s community turned out in droves to support the WW1 Centenary and Armed Forces event at Portland Square, Sutton-in-Ashfield on Saturday 30 June.

With the region still basking in the hottest June for 40 years, demand for water has increased massively and, while Severn Trent has ramped up production at its treatment works, it still needs its customers to consider how they’re using water.

We have been made aware there have been faults with Virgin landlines across Ashfield. 

A new, potentially life saving Defibrillator has been fitted at Titchfield Park, Hucknall thanks to funding from Council grant schemes.

As part of its pledge to improve the gateways to its towns and villages, Ashfield District Council has planted the Kirkby Road roundabout in Sutton.

In celebration of 100 years since the end of World War 1 Ashfield District Council has a jam-packed feast of entertainment planned for all the family. The Armed Forces event will bring Portland Square, Sutton-in-Ashfield to life on Saturday 30th  June to kick off Ashfield’s centenary celebrations.

 Ashfield District Council’s three week BIG Ashfield Spring Clean campaign has been a huge success in making Ashfield a cleaner place to live, work and visit!

Poppy Light installed in Annesley

Tuesday 19 June 2018

A poppy light has been installed on Derby Road in Annesley to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

PSPO Extensions planned for Ashfield

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Cabinet has given approval to authorise the necessary consultation and notification for the extension and variation of the existing Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which allows the Council to take preventative and enforcement action in public places. 

This year’s Tour of Britain will once again be coming to Ashfield as part of the Nottinghamshire Stage of the race. 

Ashfield District Council have been working closely with Nottinghamshire Police to tackle car cruising around Junction 27 of the M1.

As part of Ashfield District Council’s celebrations marking 100 years since the end of WW1,  four Tommies have been installed across the district.

Following the decision to offer the former Huthwaite Leisure Centre as a base for local community groups, Ashfield District Council is seeking expressions of interest from local groups interested in accommodating the building. 

Ashfield District Council have prepared a number of Poppy beds throughout the District as part of its ongoing celebrations marking the centenary of the end of WW1.

New Smarter Bin Stores at Brookhill Court

Wednesday 30 May 2018 (12:56 PM)

As part of its ongoing work to improve the gateways into the town centres, Ashfield District Council has installed sleek new bin stores at Brookhill Court, Sutton.

To commemorate the life and works of locally-born world-famous Carl Toms OBE, a plaque marking his birthplace on Kingsway in Kirkby in Ashfield has been officially unveiled.

Bank Holiday Bin Collection Update

Thursday 24 May 2018

If your usual bin collection is on Monday the 28th of May your bin will be collected on Saturday 26th of May.

Week two of The BIG Ashfield Spring Clean starts in Kirkby and the Rurals on Tuesday 29th May.

One of Ashfield District Council’s aspiring apprentices has been named Apprentice of the year at the coveted Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) East Midlands Awards 2018.

Ashfield Police teamed up with Ashfield District Council Community Protection Team and carried out a night of action against car cruising on the M1 at Junction 27 due to the implementation of the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).

There has been a really positive response from residents and we have collected a huge amount of waste across Sutton.

Consultation is to take place on Local Geological Site Criteria for six weeks between on Monday 21st May 2018 until Monday 2nd July 2018. 

IdahoBiT Day

Thursday 17 May 2018

Ashfield District Council raise the flag for IdahoBiT Day. 

There are certain items that we are unable to accept in the Static Skips and Flying Skips.

The BIG Ashfield Spring Clean launches in Sutton this Saturday 19th May. Find out more about where and when...

The Council introduced a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to tackle Car Cruising on Junction 27 of the M1 Motorway. 

Teversal, Stanton Hill and Skegby Neighbourhood Forum at their litter pick.

The BIG Ashfield Spring Clean

Monday 14 May 2018

The BIG Ashfield Spring Clean 2018 - Putting Pride in the Community

A closure order has been obtained on a property in Kirkby-In-Ashfield to protect the local community from unacceptable crime and behaviour.

Ashfield District Council has introduced a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to tackle Car Cruising in the district which comes into force 4 May 2018 for a three year period.

A closure notice has been served on a property in Kirkby-In-Ashfield to protect the local community from unacceptable behaviour.

Bee-come an Expert!

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Learn more about Bees and Wasps.

Ashfield District Council has taken home the top prize at the East Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards.

Citizens Advice in Ashfield and Ashfield District Council have come together to agree best practice on council tax collection, arrears and debt. This is part of a national campaign by Citizens Advice to have sensible approach to council tax arrears and debt through the council and its collection agencies.

Three commemorative street decorations have been installed across Ashfield to mark one-hundred years since the end of the First World War.

Garden Waste Update

Friday 6 April 2018

We have reached nearly 10,000 Garden Waste Subscribers and have received many more sign up forms.

Gender Pay Gap

Thursday 5 April 2018

UK companies had to submit their gender pay figures by midnight on Wednesday 4th April and Ashfield District Council is proud to have a gender pay gap of only 1.65%.

Walk, Run and Cycle in Ashfield

Thursday 5 April 2018

Active Ashfield has launched a new booklet aimed at people who want to take steps to getting out and about and active in Ashfield.

Ashfield Community Fund Grants

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Ashfield District Council have launched a new Community Fund in partnership with Nottinghamshire Community Foundation. 

Tenant Garden Competition 2018

Tuesday 3 April 2018

If your garden is blooming wonderful, then why not celebrate by entering our annual Tenant Garden Competition?

High Demand of Garden Waste Calls

Thursday 29 March 2018

We are currently experiencing high volume of calls regarding signing up for the Garden Waste Scheme. 

Garden Waste Recycling

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Don't forget you can sign up now and begin receiving your collections.

Easter Bin Collections

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Two Kirkby in Ashfield based schools have been making a difference to their local area by planting trees.

ADC Sign Dying to Work Charter

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Ashfield District Council have added its name to a charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work.

Easter Treasure Hunt

Thursday 8 March 2018

Annesley, Hucknall, Kirkby, and Sutton are all taking part in the Easter Treasure hunt. 

Customer Experience - Payments Survey

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Ashfield District Council is undertaking a brief customer experience survey to understand the effectiveness of the current payment system.

Bin Collection Update

Tuesday 6 March 2018

If you missed a bin collection last week due to the weather conditions, your red lidded bin will be emptied this Thursday and Friday.

Ashfield District Council is undertaking a brief customer experience survey to understand the effectiveness of the current payment system

Market Closures

Thursday 1 March 2018

We have taken the decision to cancel this weekends markets in the interests of safety of our own personnel, market traders and the public due to the adverse weather conditions.

A decision has been taken to suspend our waste collection service on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd March due to the adverse weather.

Weather Warning

Monday 26 February 2018

Amber warning of snow for overnight and tomorrow morning in Nottinghamshire.

Ashfield District Council has launched a year of events commemorating the end of World War 1 by unveiling a floor lighting display on Kirkby Plaza, in tribute to all armed forces members past and present.

Ashfield District Council win top prize at the 2018 Building Communities Awards

Kirkby in Ashfield Community Benefit Fund

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Funding is now available for Infrastructure Community Organisations in Kirkby in Ashfield. 

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy was delighted to announce its Network Award winners at a prestigious ceremony in Brighton on the 8th February.

Ashfield District Council have once again been crowned winner in the RSPCA’s prestigious Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) awards for its Stray Dog Service.

As the £1.8m refurbishment of Idlewells Market draws to a conclusion, traders are looking forward to successfully developing their businesses.

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

Sutton Cemetery - Water Supply

Thursday 21 December 2017

Work to upgrade and replace the mains water supply in Sutton Cemetery will be starting on Monday 8th January 2018.

Ashfield District Council is commencing a consultation period on the introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Order in exercise of its power under Anti-Social Behaviour Crime Policing Act 2014. This is designed to tackle car cruising around junction 27 of the M1.

Ashfield District Council has recently published the Active Ashfield Lifestyle Strategy 2017 – 21, with a vision to ‘Improve the health, well-being and quality of life for local residents by increasing levels of participation in inclusive healthy lifestyle activities.

Ashfield District Council are looking to bring in a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to tackle Car Cruising in the district.

Budget Fact Sheet 2017/18

Tuesday 12 December 2017 (2:18 PM)

Ashfield District Council is planning its Budget for the financial year, which begins in April 2018.

Work is taking shape between Ashfield District Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and partners on the development of a project centred around King’s Mill Reservoir to preserve and promote for future generations.

The Chancellor made announcements on a number of policies important to local government, but it was disappointing that the Budget offered nothing to ease the financial crisis facing local services.

The Government has introduced a four year rent reduction scheme which has resulted in Ashfield District Council having around £8m less to spend on our housing services and upkeep of our homes. 

Voluntary and community groups in Nottinghamshire are being invited to apply for grants from a new funding stream set up by the County Council to support grassroots projects throughout the area.

Hucknall Leisure Centre pool closed for boiler repairs.

A fly-tipper who dumped a vast amount of waste at two locations in the Ashfield district has been sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work following a recent court hearing.

Idlewells Market shaping up nicely

Monday 6 November 2017

Excitement among traders and shoppers alike is building ahead of the completion of the major refurbishment works at Idlewells Market in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Find out about Ashfield’s three town centre Christmas events this year featuring ice and snow alongside community entertainment and Christmas Market stalls.

In a case prosecuted by Ashfield District Council at Nottingham Crown Court, a Sutton-in-Ashfield care home has been sentenced for failing to ensure the health and safety of its residents. 

Take a look at the Autumn 2017 edition of the quarterly newsletter for the King and Miller to Kingfisher project.

Homefinder Lettings Policy Review

Monday 30 October 2017

The Homefinder Lettings Policy is under review and we are keen to get your views and comments on the changes that are being considered.

Did you know Parliamentary constituency boundaries are changing to make them fairer and more equal? Learn more here...

Ashfield District Council is to donate £525 to fund road closures for the Remembrance Day parades in Sutton, Kirkby and Hucknall.

Acacia Community Park Officially Opened

Wednesday 18 October 2017

The newly named Acacia Community Park in Annesley was officially opened on Sunday 15 October. Ashfield District Council have been working alongside...

Results of the recent community poll on a new name for Lime Tree Recreation Ground are now in! Find out here...

Neighbourhood Planning Referendums

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Neighbourhood Planning Referendums are being held in two areas on Thursday 12 October to decide whether to adopt the community’s Neighbourhood Plans.

Celebrations took place on Friday to mark the official opening of the new look reception area at Ashfield District Councils Kirkby offices, that brings together the Council and the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) under one roof.

National Church of England Academy students have used their creativity to produce artwork for Darlison Court, Hucknall.

Nottinghamshire Switch, Save & Smile

Friday 29 September 2017

Queens award winning charity Nottingham Energy Partnership (NEP) has partnered with Rushcliffe Borough Council & Ashfield District Council to launch a collective switching campaign for the County and offer you the chance to find a better energy deal.

Improvement works at Acacia Recreation Ground, now known as Acacia Community Park, are now complete and fully open to the public.

Chad Business Awards 2017

Monday 18 September 2017

Are you an exceptional local business? Then why not enter this years Chad Business awards. The awards will raise the profile of your business and enhance its reputation by promoting the great work you do. 

‘It was all yellow’ as a record number of shops and businesses got involved in the Tour of Britain Shop Window Competition.

Neighbourhood Planning Referendums

Thursday 7 September 2017

Electors in the parish of Selston will decide if they want to adopt the Neighbourhood Plan for Selston on 12 October.

Thousands of residents lined the streets of Ashfield to welcome the Tour of Britain to the district on Wednesday 6 September.

Flag raised for Merchant Navy Day

Monday 4 September 2017

Ashfield District Council celebrated Merchant Navy Day by raising the Merchant Navy flag and providing a service at the Kirkby Council Offices on the 1st September.


A takeaway in Hucknall has been closed due a series of food hygiene safety problems.

Harold Farr Bequest Fund 2017/18

Wednesday 30 August 2017

Find out how the Harold Farr Bequest Fund is helping young people to achieve their aspirations in sports or cultural activities and find out how you can get involved. Nominations now open!

HS2 Consultation Events

Wednesday 23 August 2017

In July 2017, the Government confirmed the route for the next phase of HS2. Find out about information events that are being held during September.

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Active Ashfield Awards in the categories of Junior Sportsperson and Junior Disabled Sportsperson.

Ashfield District Council are pleased to announce that the appointed Planning Inspector, Simon Berkeley, has now confirmed the date of the Ashfield Local Plan examination.

Hucknall Launch Day

Wednesday 9 August 2017

A great day was had by all in Hucknall on Saturday 5 August, celebrating the launch of the Tour of Britain and the first Saturday Market.

The way we collect your glass will change from 25 September 2017.

Wheelie Good Bikes

Monday 31 July 2017

To celebrate the Tour of Britain coming to Ashfield on Wednesday 6th September you will start to see yellow bikes popping up across the District. 

This week Ashmere Care Homes (a Partnership) admitted its guilt of failing to ensure the health and safety of residents at Sutton Court care home in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

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.

Cash Office Closures

Friday 21 July 2017

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’s a Workplace Knockout!

Thursday 6 July 2017

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.

Housing Stock update

Wednesday 5 July 2017

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.

Ashfield is the ‘place to be’

Tuesday 4 July 2017

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.

Temporary Road Closure

Monday 3 July 2017

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 Completion

Tuesday 20 June 2017

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.

The DWP are Moving in....

Tuesday 13 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.

Give and Gain

Friday 2 June 2017

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.

Threat Level Reduced to Severe

Tuesday 30 May 2017

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

Thursday 25 May 2017

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

Kirkby Cash Office Closure

Thursday 25 May 2017

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.

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.

Tenant Garden Competition 2017

Tuesday 16 May 2017

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.

Neighbourhood Plans in Ashfield

Friday 28 April 2017

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.

Bravery Award for Lammas Lifeguard

Thursday 27 April 2017

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.

Get in2 Week

Tuesday 18 April 2017

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.  

We're changing the ways you can pay

Tuesday 11 April 2017

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.

Take part in the Star survey

Friday 31 March 2017

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.

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 Calendar 2017/18 now available

Tuesday 28 March 2017

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.

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

Learn about Benefit Fraud

Thursday 16 March 2017

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 Scoops Environmental Awards

Wednesday 15 February 2017

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...

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.

Abandoned Vehicle found in Hucknall

Thursday 2 February 2017

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

Bird flu update: How to reduce the risks

Thursday 2 February 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.

Council Invites Expressions of Interest

Wednesday 1 February 2017

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.

Find out about Kayleigh’s Love Story

Tuesday 10 January 2017

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.

Please Donate to Kirkby Storehouse Foodbank

Wednesday 14 December 2016
'The Kirkby 'Storehouse' Foodbank is in need of those Christmas 'extras' we often take for granted to include in parcels.

Avian Flu (Bird Flu) Prevention Zones

Friday 9 December 2016
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.