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Welcome to the official website of the Parish Council of Ashby St Mary, 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 Council hopes visitors to this website find it an interesting and informative experience.
Most documents accessed within 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 previous update of 04 September 2014 - To view previous updates, see below)

UPDATED in this release:
- Confirmation of the agenda for the forthcoming parish council meeting on Thursday 18th September
- The 2014 Correspondence, Accounts and Planning document has been amended - see MANAGEMENT page
- Ashby Oil Syndicate News. If you use domestic heating oil, are you a member yet? It's free to join.

Please take note of all the REMINDERS shown below the Latest News Section

The next meeting is due to be held at the Ashby & Thurton Village Hall on THURSDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2014 commencing at 7.45 p.m.
1. Apologies
2. Declaration of Interest
3. Minutes of the meeting held on 4 June 2014
4. Matters Arising
5. Correspondence - tabled separately
6. Finance – tabled separately
    a. Clerks Salary
7. Planning Applications – tabled separately
8. Report from Representative on Village Hall Committee
9. Web Site
10. Homewatch
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 20 November 2014
The Press and Public are warmly invited to attend
Signed………Linda Gray…… Clerk Date 11 September 2014
Parish Office: 5 Cedar Drive, Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 6LE Tel 07580 796044

Meeting Dates for 2014/15
18 September 2014 - 20 November 2014
22 January 2015 - 19 March 2015 - 23 April 2015 Annual Parish Meeting
14 May 2015 - 2 July 2015 - 17 September 2015 - 19 November 2015

Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate
The next invitation to order is expected during the first half of October in the hope and expectation of beating traditionally rising oil prices as winter approaches. A message will be issued to syndicate members inviting orders in early October. New members are welcome and it's free to join and benefit from (so far) worthwhile savings. Just to confirm, this is nothing to do with AF Affinity, but your own parish council scheme. See REMINDERS below and near the bottom of this HOME page.

Latest News Archive

To view the previous Latest News items appearing on the Homepage please click

See below for Parish Council News, remaining Parish Council Meeting dates, Reminders, Public Notices, Diary dates plus the weather forecast for our area!

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?
... and that's the end of the News.

(If any pages, their contents or links do not function as they should, please accept our apologies and inform us promptly.   If any sections 'overlap', try viewing our website using another internet browser.



Ashby St Mary War Memorial
The story behind the four names appearing on Ashby's war memorial will soon be included within the website. A heavily researched piece of work by Terry Kitt has resulted in much background information being discovered. The resultant story has been compiled into a fascinating account of words, photos, diagrams and war-time extracts.
We would like to hear from relatives who still live in this area, but anyone with any knowledge or background information (however brief) on the men listed below is asked to contact Terry Kitt on 01508 480954 or at
Ernest W Bush Private, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, died 20.11.1917
Herbert Victor Chambers Able Seaman, Drake Battalion, RN Division, RNVR, died 24.12.17 aged 18 yrs
William E Starman MM Company Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, died 16.09.18, aged 32 yrs
John Stanley Cotton Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment, died c. 28.05.40 aged 31 yrs

Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate
For more details about the free-to-join village syndicate, see below. Contact the webmaster (click on the Contact Us tab near the top of this page) with as much notice as possible if you find you need to order heating oil - the minimum order that can be placed is 500 litres. Usually only 4 orders each year are placed.

Ashby Homewatch
 / Ashby Website Update Service
Ashby's Homewatch service is provided free and is available to any Ashby 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 again 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's needed is for a recipient to email the few requested details.
The Parish Council's homewatch representative does the rest - keeping residents informed when a Police Homewatch message affecting our area has been received, when our parish website has been updated, plus occasional news of the Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate.
Messages are usually issued once each each month. For full details look on the Homewatch page.

This is a free parish service.
If you would prefer it, email for a fact-sheet.
This is another Ashby St Mary Parish Council initiative for serving the local community.

Parish Council details: Clerk: Linda Gray    Parish Office: 5 Cedar Drive, Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 6LE
Tel: 07580 796044
  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.)

Your Parish Needs You!

Do you live or work in Ashby St Mary? Are you interested in your village and its facilities? Do you care about the future of the parish, its residents and the services provided to them? If so, why not offer to be a parish councillor - a vacancy currently exists on Ashby St Mary Parish Council. A councillor should expect to attend 8 evening meetings a year at which a number of surprisingly interesting and varied subjects are discussed.
Be a local representative, be a local voice.
This could be a first step towards your ambition to move in to Number 10!
For more details please contact Linda Gray, the Ashby parish clerk.
See Contact Us (left)

In line with statutory provisions, formal notice of forthcoming Parish Council meeting agendas, latest meeting minutes for public view and every parish election is 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)

Thursday 23 January 2014

Thursday 20 March 2014
Thursday 24 April 2014 [Annual Parish Meeting - Main Hall
Wednersday 4 June 2014 [Annual General Meeting] (amended)
Wednesday 2 July 2014 (amended)
Thursday 18 September 2014
Thursday 20 November 2014


22 January 2015
Thursday 19 March 2015
23 April 2015 Annual Parish Meeting
Thursday 14 May 2015
2 July 2015
17 September 2015
19 November 2015

Unless otherwise stated, all Parish Council meetings take place at Ashby & Thurton Village Hall commencing at 7.45 p.m. Click HERE to show its location. Always check Latest News for advice of meeting date changes.

- draft fundraising programme of events

re are currently no/no other forthcoming meetings or events in Ashby St Mary which the Parish Council has been requested to advertise.


re are currently no/no other 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 significant savings.
· Your parish council has set up the Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate.
· It’s an alternative choice to the current AF Affinity scheme the details of which are already on this website.
· The Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate makes savings for residents after compiling a bulk order.
· It works – the syndicate’s bulk order has so far saved 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 is to be found HERE.

Details about the club, and any other information provided by it, can be found on the Handbook page.

A fixture list for 2014 has been issued and this can also be found on the Handbook page.
For those interetsed, the Club has a Facebook page.

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