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.
you or your friends like a leisurely walk or ramble
around peaceful Norfolk countryside
If so, why not enjoy
an hour or so discovering and taking in more of
We recommend printing our ASHBY
WALK map to help guide you round.
On the Ashby Walk are 7 features which we have called
- they are
available to open and print.
more! If you enjoy a visual challenge, SPOT
THESE is a page of photographs (which
are not in walking order!) of additional features,
views for you to spot and identify along your journey!
Good luck - and good walking!
of the last election of councillors to Ashby
Parish Council (2011) 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
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!
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.)
& 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.
& THURTON VILLAGE HALL & PLAYING FIELD MANAGEMENT
Constitution of the Village Hall & Playing Field
Management Committee provides for an Ashby St Mary Parish
Councillor to represent the Council on this Committee.
2010) To view a plan of the Management
Committee's proposed improvements to the Hall and Field
facility, please click HERE.
To read the Chairman's Annual report for 2012-3 please
Reports from previous years can be found on the website's
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 current
rates click HERE
For more details contact the Booking Clerk: Dolly Howes
- 01508 480043
HALL REGULAR USER GROUPS
For details 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.
To find out if any of the 100 numbers are currently
available, or for more details, contact the VHMC Vice
Chariman, Keith Lincoln, on 01508 480043 (evenings).
The 100 Club application
form (which includes its rules and regualations)
can be found HERE
BUS TIMETABLE TO AND FROM THURTON (Updated
Daily services are also provided by First with its X2
service which stops at Thurton, mainly but not always,
every 20 minutes.
X2 timetables for weekdays and weekends can be found
Users should note the last weekday
bus from Norwich bus station to Thurton is currently
2245. The last Saturday bus leaves Norwich bus station
information please contact the First Group Customer
Services Team on 08456 020121 or go to www.firstgroup.com
SOUTH NORFOLK DISTRICT COUNCIL
- BIN COLLECTIONS
April to December 2014 calendar. Ashby falls
under the Yellow collection rota.
Bin collections for Ashby St Mary can be found HERE
- BIN EMPTYING - Forgotten which rubbish
bin is emptied when?
To find out which day of the week your bin is emptied
depends which road you live in. You will need to start
by going to this link - http://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/environment/2574.asp
then follow the steps enter your address to be directed
to the current calendar of collections.
- 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 December 2013).
Visits normally made to Ashby are on a Wednesday
- at Ashby Mill Common - Arrives: 1000 Departs: 1020
- at Mill Road (near the village sign) - Arrives:1025
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
ST 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 HERE.
SING! SING! - NEW
- March 2014
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
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.
UNION - Did you know there is a Credit Union
for this area?
Credit Union - South Norfolk
If you need to borrow money to cover unplanned bills
for essential items, you could consider approaching
a Credit Union. The interest charges of a credit union
are less than many other sources of credit.
Credit Unions provide an important source of credit
to people who may otherwise find themselves excluded
from high street sources and can help prevent people
from falling victim to illegal sources of credit such
as loan sharks.
Credit Unions are financial co-operatives owned and
controlled by their members. Members pool their savings
together which then provide funds from which loans can
be made. Besides loans and savings, some also offer
other financial services such as current accounts. Profits
go towards developing the business or are returned to
The Norfolk Credit Union covers the whole of Norfolk
provided the client lives or works in Norfolk and operates
under a number of local names such as the Wayland Community
Bank. Contact details are - Norfolk Credit Union, South
Norfolk House, Swan Lane, Long Stratton, NR15 2EX. Telephone:
01508 533842 Email: email@example.com Website: www.norfolkcu.co.uk