Welcome to Bainton & Ashton Parish Council Website

Parish Clerk

Catherine Franks, our clerk of five years, attended her final meeting on 5th November at which she was thanked and applauded for her consistent, efficient hard work, diligence and knowledge of local council matters. A gift token was presented on behalf of the parish council and we wish her all the very best. We are very sorry to lose Catherine but in the meantime following interviews with a strong field of candidates, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Jenny Rice as our clerk. Jenny is also clerk to Easton on the Hill and Ailsworth parish councils. Please continue to address any enquiries to bainton.ashton.clerk@live.co.uk


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

Link to Wikipedia article on parish councils in England.