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Ashfield District Council office building in Kirkby in Ashfield

Your council

We are here to provide local services to those living, working and visiting Ashfield.

We have 35 councillors elected to represent the people of Ashfield. They make decisions through committees and meetings, and the running of the council is set out in our constitution, strategies, policies and plans. 

Living in Ashfield

Ashfield is nestled on the edge of beautiful countryside, with three vibrant towns and picturesque rural villages.

Renowned for its welcoming, supportive and passionate communities, the area boasts a mix of beautiful countryside, complemented by award winning urban and country parks.

There are also some fantastic leisure centres and attractions for visitors.

The area has excellent road, rail and transport links and access to a mix of affordable housing, schools, colleges, and shopping centres.

Visiting Ashfield

Rich in natural, cultural and industrial heritage, Ashfield is the home of a number of historical and cultural and literary figures, most notably Lord Byron and his daughter Ada Lovelace, regarded as being the first ever computer programmer.

There are miles of traffic free walking and cycling trails to be explored around the district and links into Derbyshire Dales.

The area is also rich in sporting heritage, being the home of cricketing legend Harold Larwood.

Working in Ashfield

Ashfield is the ideal business location in the heart of the country, situated on the M1 directly between the cities of Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield. The majority of the country can easily be reached within a 3 hour drive.

There are 3 rail stations in the district, along the Robin Hood line, connecting with Worksop (to the North) and Nottingham (to the South). The district is also connected by tram services into Nottingham from Hucknall. Phase Two of the high speed rail network (HS2) which will link the West Midlands to Manchester and Leeds, may also bring future rail connection opportunities for the district.

Ashfield has seen significant growth in commercial development activity over the past few years, making it one of the region’s leading business locations.