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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Jun 14, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Now available to read, just follow the link!     Ashwick Parish Council Chairman’s Report 2016

Jun 5, 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 8th June 2016 at 7.30pm in the village hall, Oakhill.

The meeting will commence after there has been an opportunity for residents of the parish to speak, in normal circumstances this will be restricted to about 15 minutes in total.   A list of Parish Councillors is available from the Clerk.



  1. Declarations of Interest & Dispensations
  2. Minutes of meeting held on 13th April 2016 & Matters arising
  3. District & County Councillors Reports
  4. Commemorative coins for the Queen’s 90th Birthday
  5. Purchase of free standing litter bin, to be located near noticeboard at the Brewery 
  6. Update on Application to War Memorial Trust Grants Scheme
  7. Update on Application to British Heart Foundation
  8. 'Shared Access’ - report from meeting on June 8th at 5.30 pm 
  9. Planning
  10. Update on recent planning applications
  11. Finance
  1.                            i.          Financial Statement
  2.                           ii.          Agreement of 2015/16 Accounts
  3.                          iii.          Result of Internal Audit
  4.                         iv.          Annual Return 2016 (Annual Governance Statement & Account Statement)
  5.                           v.          Clerk’s Salary & Expenses
  6.                         vi.          JK Primrose; Set up of Standing Order
  7.                        vii.          N. Smith; Invoice for Internal Audit
  8.                       viii.          Agree Donation in Memory of John Rayment
  1. Matters of Report
    (Speedwatch, Highways, Footpaths, PCSO, SALC, School, Village Hall)
  2. Date of next meeting: Wednesday 13th July 2016, 7.30pm  
    S. Vaillant
May 26, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid
Lime Kiln Farm in Oakhill, originally a diary farm but now specialising in beef and sheep farming, has opened a campsite on the farm to enable others to enjoy all it has to offer. Rich in wildlife and flora it's an idyllic spot for visitors to relax and take in the local countryside.
Lime Kiln Farm is one of our local working farms, run by the Alvis family.  Further details on the site and associated facilities can be found  here Local Businesses or on the following link.