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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.

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

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%.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Over the past six months Ashfield police have been working closely with Nottinghamshire County and Ashfield District Councils to tackle car cruising around Junction 27 of the M1.

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.

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.

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.

We will be collecting real Christmas Trees for disposal on the following dates

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.

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.

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.

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

We will be carrying out essential maintenance work to our telephone systems on the following date:-
Thursday 12th October 2017 commencing at 16:00 through to 08:00 on Friday 13th August 2017

Following the by-election for Hucknall North ward and the Neighbourhood Planning Referendums held on 12 October, the results are now available here

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

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.

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.

A list of candidates is now available here for the Hucknall North by-election to be held on 12 October.

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.

Following yesterday's by-election, results for the Underwood Ward for Selston Parish Council can now be found by clicking here.

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

An election has been called to fill the vacancy in the office of councillor for Hucknall North. Find out more here.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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