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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Oct 10, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Ashwick Parish Council
Clerk: Ms S. Vaillant, Burleigh Cottage, Leigh St, Leigh on Mendip BA3 5QP01373 812 563;  ashwickparish@hotmail.co.uk

Members of the council are called to a meeting on Wednesday 14th October 2015 at 7.30pm in the village hall, Oakhill.



  1. Declarations of Interest & Dispensations

  2. Minutes of meeting held on
    9th September 2015 & Matters arising
  3. District & County Councillors Reports
  4. Transparency Fund for smaller authorities; Funding Application
  5. Additional bus stop to route 174 at Nettlebridge Inn; Parishioner’s request
  6. Oakhill & Ashwick Memorial; Invitation to comment on report from Historic England
  7. British Heart Foundation Public Access Defibrillator Funding
  8. Consultation on proposed works on A367 Oakhill, Shepton Mallet
  9. Planning
    Update on recent planning applications
    Application 2015/1636/FUL; Field 2947 Off Frome Road, Beacon Hill; To erect a single storey 2 bedroom wooden house. The house will be 20m x 6m

Application 2015/2212/REM; Lothlorien Galley Batch Lane, Oakhill – Application for the approval of reserved matters (following the approval of outline consent 2014/0018/OTA) for the erection of 3 single storey bungalows (Access; Appearance; Landscaping; Layout and Scale)
Application 2015/2178-9/LBC
; Ashwick Court, Heckley Lane, Ashwick; A lower ground level single storey extension and internal alterations to the main house, cottage and stable buildings.
Appeal Notification;

  1. Finance

                 i.          Financial Statement
ii.          Report from External Audit
         iii.          Clerk’s Salary & Expenses
  iv.          Grant Thornton; External Audit
               v.          JK Primrose; Payment of invoice for grass cutting
                vi.          Salc; Councillor Training

  1. Matters of Report
    (Speedwatch, Highways, Footpaths, PCSO, SALC, School, Village Hall)
  2. Date of next meeting: Wednesday 11th November 2015, 7.30pm  

 S. Vaillant


Sep 24, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

A great new event for the village!

Sep 5, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid
Ashwick Parish meeting for September 2015