The Parish of Ashwick is situated in the eastern area of the Mendip Hills, 4 miles north of Shepton Mallet, and 6 miles north-east of the Cathedral City of Wells. Ashwick Parish is one of dispersed settlements, with the village of Oakhill being the largest populated area. Smaller hamlets are at Benter and Neighborne and a small cluster of houses close to Ashwick church. The Parish also embraces part of the hamlet of Nettlebridge and part of the village of Gurney Slade.

There are many isolated farmsteads and today, farming is the major economic activity taking place in the Parish.

Ashwick is an ancient settlement dating back to the 9th century, but with much older connections. The Roman road, the Fosse Way, passes along the eastern boundary of the parish and to the west is Maesbury hill fort, a major Iron Age settlement.

The parish contains a network of thriving communities: churches, pubs, a school, farms, small businesses, and many people who choose to live in this beautiful part of the Somerset countryside and commute to nearby towns.

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Feb 6, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Ashwick Parish Council
Clerk: Ms S. Vaillant, Burleigh Cottage,Leigh St, Leigh on Mendip BA3 5QP
01373 812 563;  [email protected]

Members of the council are called to a meeting on Wednesday 10th February 2016 at 7.30pm in the village hall, Oakhill.


1.         Apologies
2.         Declarations of Interest & Dispensations
            Minutes of meeting held on13th January 2016& Matters arising
3.         District &CountyCouncillorsReports
4.         Clean for the Queen Event 4-6 March 2016
5.         Review of Financial Regulations and Standing Orders
6.         Update on Additional Bus Stop to route 173/174
7.         Planning
            Update on recent planning applications
            Application 2016/0019/HSE, Replacement of existing single storey porch, Cedar Lodge,Bath Road, Oakhill.
            Application 2016/0112/FUL, New house, Goodrest Cottage,Blackey LanetoWithy  Lane, Neighbourne
8.         Finance
            i.          Financial Statement
            ii.         Clerk’s Salary & Expenses
            iii.       Grant to Air Ambulance
            iv.        Grant request to fund evening event during Village Fete
            v.         Reimbursement of expenses for bedding plants at War Memorial
9.         Matters of Report
            (Speedwatch, Highways, Footpaths, PCSO, SALC, School, Village Hall)

10.       Date of next meeting:Wednesday 9th March 2016,7.30pm  

S. Vaillant

Jan 18, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

HD Carpet Care, based in Oakhill, are offering a carpet and rug cleaning service, using the latest environmentally friendly technologies.   From small rugs to whole houses, no minimum charges for local area customers.    So, fancy an early 'spring clean'?   Then contact Chris for a friendly chat about what is on offer.

Local Businesses

Jan 13, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

MENDIP GARDENING CLUB is delighted to welcome you to a talk by Chris Sperring MBE


at the Ston Easton Village Hall,  20th January7.30pm


Visitors £3,   Members £1,  -to include Refreshments

For more information contact Val 01761 241617