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Welcome to the official website of the Parish Council of Ashby St Mary in Norfolk.    
It provides
not only the records of the Parish Council's proceedings, but also more information about Ashby St Mary including its features, history and much more.  The Parish Council hopes visitors to this website find it an interesting and informative experience.
Most documents in this website open in .pdf format which requires Adobe Reader.
Click on the Adobe icon in the left column to download Adobe Reader.



(This replaces the update of 29th November 2018 - To view previous updates, click HERE)

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Parish council meetings are now held on Tuesdays instead of Thursdays

- The confirmed minutes for the council meeting (20th September 2018) have been published. The draft minutes for the meeting of 22nd November will be published when received - see below
- All 2019 parish council meeting dates have been determined - see below
- An account of Ashby's Harvest Supper appears in the Gallery section of the HISTORY page
- See the CHURCH page for pictures of Ashby church featuring one of the iconic WW1 centenary soldier figures
- The separate page dedicated to Ashby St Mary Church has now been created. Read more about it below
- Parish rainfall figures have been updated

Please take note of the REMINDERS (if any) shown below the Latest News Section.


Next Parish Council meeting
The next meeting is due to be held at the Ashby & Thurton Village Hall on TUESDAY 19 MARCH 2019 commencing at 7.30 p.m. The draft agenda appears below and is therefore subject to amendment. 
2019 meeting dates are -
All TUESDAYS : 15 January, 19 March, APM 16 April, AGM 14 May, 16 July, 17 September and 19 November.

Parish Council Meeting Minutes
When published, the draft minutes of the last (22nd November 2018) meeting will appear in the HERE link on the MANAGEMENT page.
The confirmed minutes of the 20th September meeting will be found in the 2018 minutes link on the same page.
The latest correspondence, accounts and planning document has also been published on the MANAGEMENT page.

New CHURCH webpage
The new CHURCH page has been created due to the amount of detail that has been learnt about Ashby church's graveyard.   As a result it contains the page contains its own dedicated Gravestone and Memorials section. The gravestones and memorials have not only been been researched but pictured as well. This new section is almost ready for publishing.

Messages from the Ashby & Thurton Village Hall Management Committee

100 Club winners
- Recent 100 Club winners are -
- The Hog Roast night held on Saturday 25th November in aid of hall funds raised £834.

(If any pages, their contents or links do not function as they should, please accept our apologies and inform us promptly via the Contact Us tab at the top of this page.   If any sections 'overlap', try viewing our website using another internet browser.

Parish Council Meeting
at the Ashby St Mary & Thurton Village Hall on TUESDAY 15 JANUARY 2019 at 7.30 p.m.
D R A F T     A G E N D A
1. Apologies
2. Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interest
3. Minutes of the meeting held on 22nd November 2018
4. Matters Arising from the minutes of 22nd November 2018
5. Correspondence - tabled separately
6. Finance – tabled separately
7. Planning Applications – tabled separately
8. Report from Representative on Village Hall Management Committee
9. Website
10. Neighbourhood Security and Heating Oil Syndicate
11. Public Consultation including reports from County and District Councillors
12. Other Matters for future agendas and items for information
13. Date of next meeting
The Press and Public are warmly invited to attend
Parish Clerk: Jayne Casey
Parish Office: 1 Hill House, Mill Road, Ashby St Mary, Norfolk NR14 7BN
Tel 01508 480162
Email:   Website:

(All Council Meeting Minutes are available to be accessed from the Management page. The Correspondence, Accounts and Planning list for this meeting can be found in the appropriate section on the Management page. All Council Meeting Minutes can be inspected at any reasonable time by appointment with the Clerk.)

Unless stated otherwise, all parish council meetings commence at 7.30 p.m. and now take place on Tuesdays.
All meetings are of course available for the public to attend.

Latest News
Until otherwise advised all Latest News will appear on this Home page so make a note to check it regularly. For speedier access in the future why not add the link to this Home page to the Favourites folder of your Internet Browser?  Latest News for approximately the previous 12 months from the date of the Update above can be found in Latest News Archive on the Management page.


In line with statutory provisions, formal notice of forthcoming Parish Council meeting agendas, latest meeting minutes for public view and every parish election are displayed on each of the Council's three noticeboards - at the junction of Mill Road and Mill Common; the junction of Sandy Lane and Spong Lane; and close to the junction of Chapel Lane and Chapel Road.

(including other Meetings or Events held in the Parish or that may interest Ashby St Mary residents)

2019 dates are all on Tuesdays - 15 January, 19 March, APM 16 April, AGM 14 May, 16 July, 17 September and 19 November.
Unless otherwise stated, all Parish Council meetings take place at Ashby & Thurton Village Hall commencing at 7.30 p.m.
Click HERE to show the location of the hall.  Always check Latest News for advice of meeting date/time changes.


There are currently no / no other Ashby St Mary fundraising activities or announcements concerning Ashby St Mary which the Parish Council has been requested to advertise.



Do you use Domestic Heating Oil? If so, why not join the Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate?
It’s free to join and you could make real savings.
· Your parish council has set up the Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate.
· The Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate makes worthwhile savings for residents after compiling a bulk order.
· It works! The syndicate’s bulk order regularly saves 2 – 4p per litre over a typical 1000 litres amount.
· Come and join the increasing number of residents who have already benefited.
· This is a free parish service.
· Like to know more? Email for a fact-sheet.
- This is an Ashby St Mary Parish Council initiative for serving the local community.
RECOMMENDED - A useful site that includes oil price trends between one week and five years ago can be found HERE.

Ashby's Homewatch service is provided free and is available to any resident.
For more information, please go to the HOMEWATCH page on this website.
The Ashby Website Update service is also included as part of its free service and is available to any Ashby resident.
If you know an Ashby resident who you think should join this free information service, why not tell them about it?
All that is needed is for the recipient to email a handfl of details.
The Parish Council's homewatch representative does the rest - keeping residents informed when a Police Connect alert message affecting our area has been received, when our parish has been updated, plus occasional news of the Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate.
Messages are usually issued once per month. For full details look on the HOMEWATCH page.
This is a free parish service.
Contact the webmaster (click on the Contact Us tab near the top of this page) for a fact-sheet.
This another Ashby St Mary initiative for serving the local community.

Ashby Broadband Speed Test
In a bid by the parish council to assist the Better Broadband campaign for rural Norfolk, Ashby residents are asked to test their broadband download speed. Residents undertook tests in 2015 - but we need more!    If you live in Ashby and are willing to help for the first time (or to check your speed again) just carry out the very simple test following steps 1 - 4.
1. Click on this website link    (For consistency only this site is being used)
2. When the speedtest page opens, click only on 'Begin Test'. (Suggestion - ignore any other messages inviting you to do a computer check or other function)
3. Wait a minute or so until the short test has finished. This will have occurred when you see the figures stop measuring 'Download' and 'Upload'.
4 Make a note of the 'Download' figure, the time you did the test and email the details HERE
For your interest the last reported download speed test figure achieved by a resident in July 2017 was 15.3 Mbps, and Upload speed 1.0 Mbps. This may have improved following the upgrade via the new BT cabinet at the Chapel Road/Chapel Lane junction.

Ashby St Mary Cricket Club
Details about the club, and any other information provided by it, can be found on the Handbook page.
When issued, a fixture list for the current season will be found on the Handbook page.
For those interested, the Club has a Facebook page.


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