Ashfield District

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Ashfield District
District
Shown within Nottinghamshire
Shown within Nottinghamshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast Midlands
Administrative countyNottinghamshire
Admin. HQKirkby-in-Ashfield
Government
 • TypeAshfield District Council
 • Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
 • Leader:Jason Zadrozny (Ashfield Independents)
 • MPs:Lee Anderson
Mark Spencer
Area
 • Total42.3 sq mi (109.6 km2)
Area rank208th
Population
 (mid-2019 est.)
 • Total127,918
 • RankRanked 181st
 • Density3,000/sq mi (1,200/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code37UB (ONS)
E07000170 (GSS)
Ethnicity97.6% White
(96.0% White British)
1.0% Asian
0.5% Black
1.0% Mixed
0.1% Other [1]
Websitewww.ashfield.gov.uk

Ashfield (/ˈæʃˌfld/) is a local government district in western Nottinghamshire, England. The population of Ashfield was 127,200 in 2018. [2] The district is mostly urban and contains parts of both the Nottingham Urban Area and the Mansfield Urban Area. There are three towns in the district; Sutton-in-Ashfield, Kirkby-in-Ashfield and Hucknall. The largest being Sutton-in-Ashfield. Towns and villages in the district include the following:

Annesley
Annesley Woodhouse
Hucknall
Huthwaite
Jacksdale
Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Selston
Skegby
Sutton-in-Ashfield
Stanton Hill
Teversal
Underwood

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of urban districts of Hucknall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Sutton-in-Ashfield and parts of Basford Rural District, namely the parishes of Annesley, Felley and Selston.

In spring 1986, all departments, except for Direct Works, moved into purpose-built office accommodation in the centre of Kirkby-in-Ashfield. These offices provide civic accommodation for members, together with a Council Chamber and two Committee Rooms. District Offices have been maintained at Watnall Road, Hucknall, and Fox Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, to cater for housing matters and cash receipts on a local basis.

Politics[edit]

Elections to the district are held every 4 years, with currently 35 councillors being elected from 23 wards.

In 2020 two Ashfield Independents left the party and now sit as unaligned independents and another Ashfield Independent, Councillor Anthony Brewer, Chairman of the Council died in April 2020, leaving his seat vacant.[3]

Year Labour Ashfield Independents Conservative Liberal Democrat Independent
2011[4] 24 0 1 6 1
2015[5] 22 0 4 5 2
2019[6] 2 30 3 0 0
2020[7] 2 27 3 0 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census/2011-census/key-statistics-for-local-authorities-in-england-and-wales/rft-table-ks201ew.xls
  2. ^ "District Profile generated on 07/09/2020". Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  3. ^ Tributes paid to Ashfield councillor who died after testing positive for Covid-19 Nottinghamshire Live, 4 June 2020. Retrieved 23 January 2021
  4. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project - 2011 - Ashfield". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project - 2015 - Ashfield". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Ashfield District Council Election results for 2019". BBC News. June 2019.
  7. ^ "Your Councillors". democracy.ashfield-dc.gov.uk. 23 January 2021. Retrieved 23 January 2021.

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Coordinates: 53°03′N 1°18′W / 53.05°N 1.30°W / 53.05; -1.30