Ashby St Mary has
the following roads within its parish.
Chapel Lane; Chapel Road; Church Road; Claxton Church
Road; Foxglove Close; Hall Road; Hellington Green Lane;
Low Common; Mill Common; Mill Road; Sandy Lane; Spong
Lane; St Marys Road; The Street.
Visitors to Ashby St Mary may find the maps provided
below to be helpful. Each opens in a .pdf
plan of all roads in Ashby St Mary in which road names
plan' - Ashby St Mary
roads that adjoin the neighbouring parish of Thurton.
& Thurton Village Hall' - shows
the location of the village hall.
THE ASHBY WALK
you or your friends like a leisurely walk or ramble
around peaceful Norfolk countryside and lanes?
If so, why not enjoy an hour or so discovering and
taking in more of our parish?
We recommend printing our ASHBY
WALK map to help guide you round.
On the Ashby Walk are 7 features which we have called
POINTS - they are available to
open and print.
There's more! If you enjoy
a visual challenge, SPOT
THESE is a page of photographs (which
are not in walking order!) of additional features,
places and views for you to spot and identify along
your journey! Good luck - and good walking!
Details of the last election of councillors to Ashby
St Mary Parish Council (2015) can be found HERE.
Details of the 2011 election of councillors
to Ashby St Mary Parish Council can be found HERE.
PARISH COUNCIL VACANCIES
Details of any vacancies can be found
To see all Ashby St Mary's monthly rainfall statistics
Details are published usually within the first week
of every month.
Rainfall amounts for Ashby from 2000 are available for
ASHBY ST MARY HOUSEHOLD GRID REFERENCES
aid emergency and other services, Ordanance Survey grid
references for every Ashby dwelling have been determined.
These can be found in the list below. The list shows
each dwelling by postcode and address, followed by two
sets of three figures for Latitude and Longitude references
expressed in degrees, minutes and seconds.
The Parish Council has learned that Ordanance Survey
Grid references are used by all emergency and several
other services such as doctors. They carry facilities
such as satellite navigation systems which can locate
the exact position of a dwelling by its Ordnance Survey
grid reference, unlike a postcode which can cover many
dwellings. It is suggested parishioners note their grid
reference and keep a note of it so it is easily seen
and located should it be necessary to quote it.
If quoting the grid reference, it is suggested it should
be given as in the list - postcode, address, Latitude
reference and Longitude reference.
To find your household grid reference, click on Ashby
To demonstrate how your grid reference works to those
who use the Google Earth facility, enter the reference
into the search area and watch what happens!
(The above references list has
been compiled in good faith and is believed to be correct,
but any use of it is on the express understanding it
is subject to the conditions contained in the disclaimer
at the foot of this page.)
ASHBY & THURTON VILLAGE HALL & PLAYING FIELD
The Village Hall serving both Ashby and Thurton
parishes was built in 1968. It benefited from a large
extension in 1991 and has gained from many other worthwhile
improvements during its life, all brought to fruition
by the Hall's Management Committee.
ASHBY & THURTON VILLAGE HALL & PLAYING FIELD
The Constitution of the Village Hall &
Playing Field Management Committee provides for an Ashby
St Mary Parish Councillor to represent the Council on
To read the most recent Chairman's Annual report please
VILLAGE HALL HIRE RATES (the latest rates provided by
the Village Hall Management Committee)
Hire available per hour, half day, day, evening and
full day. Discount available for regular
Terms and conditions apply to all bookings. For the
latest rates provided by the VHMC, click HERE
For more details contact the Booking Clerk: Dolly Howes
- 01508 480043
VILLAGE HALL REGULAR USER
For the latest details provided by the VHMC of regular
activities held at the Village Hall please click HERE
& Thurton Village Hall & Playing Field Management
Club offers a chance to win a monthly cash prize while
also fundraising to support the Village Hall.
The 100 Club application
form (which includes its rules and regualations)
can be found HERE
BUS TIMETABLE TO AND FROM THURTON
Daily services are provided by First with its X2 and
X22 services which stop at Thurton, broadly every 15
Combined X2 and X22 timetables for weekdays and weekends
can be found by searching HERE
information please contact the First Group Customer
Services Team on 08456 020121 or go to http://www.firstgroup.com
Border-bus operates its 146 bus service which,
travelling between Southwold and Norwich, stops at Thurton.
The service operates from Monday to Saturday for which
timetables can be found HERE.
For further information please contact Borderbus on
01502 714565 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to
SOUTH NORFOLK DISTRICT COUNCIL
- BIN EMPTYING / WASTE COLLECTIONS
You will need to start by locating "My South
Norfolk" on the SNDC website then enter your postcode
towards the top of the page, find your address, and
local details relating to your property and area are
available to see, including 'waste and recycling'.
- SOUTH NORFOLK DISTRICT COUNCIL - Help &
Assitance For Residents Team - Housing Standards Team
A copy of the advice issued in January 2012
can be found HERE
MOBILE LIBRARY IN ASHBY
(information correct as at October 2016).
Visits are normally made to Ashby are on a Friday on
a four weekly cycle
- at Mill Common NR14 7BW - Arrives: 1000 Departs: 1020
- at Mill Road (near the village sign) NR14 7BN - Arrives:
1025 Departs: 1040
Up to date details can be found HERE
For more information about the mobile library and to
check correct dates of visits, telephone 01603 222267
MARY CRICKET CLUB FIXTURES & EVENTS
During the cricket season Ashby's home matches
take place at The Meadow, Ashby Hall. All Sunday matches
commence at 2 p.m. and midweek matches at 6 p.m. unless
otherwise stated. Home and Away fixtures
are scheduled throughout the season from May to September
An excellent booklet compiled in 2010 (which is a credit
to the Club) includes an evocative Club history, venue
finder, a chart of field placings, plus the obligatory
'simple' rules of cricket (to a complete stranger to
the sport). It can be found by clicking on Ashby
When published and forwarded to the Parish Council,
a current year's Fixture list can be found at the link
Cricket Club fixture list
SING! SING! - March
Some regular Sing! Sing! Sing! Singers are
Ashby residents and as a result the Parish Council is
pleased to promote this community group on the Parish
Council's website. The
group describes itself as a friendly bunch who meet
every Thursday at Bergh Apton Village Hall 7.30 - 9p.m.to
cost is £2.50 a session and everyone is welcome,
regardless of singing ability.
" We simply aim to have fun, make new friends,
and feel fantastic.... all through Sing! Sing! Sing!
For more details contact Karen on 01508 480018 or Hannah
on 01508 528464
WHEREVER YOU ARE
You can now contact Norfolk Constabulary for no-urgent
issues by simply dialling 101.
The new 101 non-emergancy number is now live across
all police areas in England and Wales.
This means that for the first time, the public have
an easy to remember number to contact their local police
force to report non-emergency crime and anti-social
behaviour or to speak to a local officer.
When someone calls 101, the system determines the caller's
location and connects them to the police force covering
that area. They hear a recorded message announcing which
police force they are being connected to.
If a caller is close to a boundary between two or more
forces, and they are using a mobile telephone, the recorded
message gives them a choice of neighbouring forces.
If the force they require is not on the list, they can
speak to an operator who will redirect them.
Calls from landlines and mobile networks cost just 15p,
no matter what time of day, or how long the call is.
Deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech-impaired callers can
access the service via textphone on 18001 101.
In an emergency, callers should always dial
Watercare registration service
Following previous interuptions of water services to
the area including Ashby, the following information
may be useful to certain residents in the cmmunity.
Anglian Water have now manually added this (the Ashby)
location to its bowser polygon mapping, so it is aware
of it should it be needed in the future. Anglian Water
stated "You may not be aware that we have a self
registration service, known as our Watercare register
where a wide range of customers can apply, from nursing
mothers with children under the age of one to kidney
dialysis patients who have a dialysis machine at home;
customers who have sight or hearing difficulties to
those who are frail and elderly or classed as disabled.
Those customers on the Watercare register were proactively
contacted during the event and offered bottled water
delivered to their door due to their circumstances.
If you or a neighbour/relative would like to register,
further details can be found on our website at https://www.anglianwater.co.uk/household/special-assistance/watercare/apply/
Have you have of this useful group facility?
Freegle helps you re-home unwanted but useful items
rather than throw them away. Everything offered must
be totally free of charge! Memberships are welcome
from anyone living, or working, within the area of South
Norfolk District Council or near their border. Go to
to find out more.