Welcome to Bainton & Ashton Local Council Website

After more than 10 years serving as a parish councillor latterly as vice chairman, Richard Harris has decided to retire. Richard’s contribution to the working council has been absolutely tremendous and is much appreciated. We thank him wholeheartedly and wish him a happy “council retirement”.

Vacancy notices will be posted but if anyone is interested in joining BAPC please do not hesitate to contact Catherine (clerk) or Graham (chairman) or any of the councillors.

Link to Vacancy Notice.

Please also note that the Annual Villages Meeting will be held in Bainton Reading Room on Tuesday 7th May from 6.30 pm with refreshments followed by the BAPC Annual General Meeting at 7.30pm. 


We hope residents will find this web site informative and useful as a source of information for matters relevant to the operations of the local council and the running of the village.

Parish Councils are not connected, as many think, to the church. They are the lowest level of Government providing local contact with residents and liaising with district and city councils.

The members of the council are volunteers and unpaid but still perform a valuable and important role in the running of villages and communities.

Not all communities or villages are part of a parish, although under English law any community may apply to become a parish.

Elsewhere in the web site the various powers and duties of the Parish Council are described for your information.

Bainton Church