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Welcome to Ashton under Hill 

Bredon Hill and Ashton under hill, seen from Hinton on the Green; picture by Roger Umpelby

The picturesque village of Ashton under Hill is situated in the south of the county of Worcestershire, England, at the eastern end of Bredon Hill and overlooking the Vale of Evesham. The northern Cotswolds are close at hand and nearby towns include Evesham, Pershore, Broadway and Tewkesbury. Formerly part of the county of Gloucestershire, Ashton under Hill is now in the Wychavon district of Worcestershire. Ashton under Hill was for many years the home of Fred Archer, author and farmer. The village and its characters featured in many of Fred's books about country life.

If you're navigating to Ashton with a satnav the postcode WR11 7SW will bring you to Elmley Road in the heart of the village.

             

 

 

One of the delightful gardens which were open as part of Ashton Open Gardens on 9 and 10 June

An unusual visitor in Ashton: a ring-necked parakeet

Picture by Jeremy King. See more in our Wildlife Gallery

 

Flowers and thatch

Picture by Jo Brown

Ashton village cross - a scheduled ancient monument

 

 An aerial view of Ashton;

 Jeremy King

Ashton Free Church;

Roger Umpelby

 

St Barbara's Church, Ashton under Hill

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Coming Soon! The 2018 Ashton under Hill Run Around Supper will be on Saturday 23 June. More details here or from Claire Vincent 07715 698999

New Developers Barratt Homes are threatening a major urban expansion into Bredon Parish; Ashton Parish Council has been asked to bring this issue to your attention. More details of the proposals here.

New SmartWater update for those who have registered. The Parish Council has decided to fund the purchase of Smartwater packs and we will soon be delivering these to those residents who registered. For those of you who have still not registered; there may be some extra packs available. Please contact us at

ashtonuhillcommunity@gmail.com.

At the Parish Council meeting in September 2017 there was a very interesting presentation on rural crime by the Warwickshire and West Mercia Police crime prevention team. West Mercia's new 'We Don't Buy Crime' initiative is 'an innovative approach to reducing and disrupting the market for stolen goods and protecting your home and possessions by making them less attractive to the would-be criminal'. Both representatives gave a lot of practical ways of achieving this, including a new Community Messaging Service, Immobilise.com which is a free registration website for valuable items, plus very good deals on the SmartWater property marking service. Please read the report here for more useful information

Latest Links and Downloads

New June 2018 issue of the Beckford Group Parish Magazine

New Report on Ashton WI's activities from January to March 2018

New Minutes of the Annual Parish Council meeting on 1 May 2018

New Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 1 May 2018

Easter 2018 Edition of our village newsletter Ashton News

Jobcentre Near Me

Beckford and District Gardening Club programme for 2018 (revised)

Preparing for a Power Cut or Emergency - view or download a useful leaflet from Western Power Distribution

Important information from Warwickshire and West Mercia Police on rural crime

Notice about Dog Fouling from the Chair of the Parish Council

The illustrated story of a Death's Head Hawk Moth Caterpillar found in Ashton; by Roger Umpelby

Bus timetables for 540 Evesham-Ashton-Tewkesbury service

Quick Links

Ashton 88 Football club

Ashton Tigers junior footballers

Ashton under Hill Village Information Booklet

Ashton Community Centre

Ashton Cricket Club

Ashton First School

Ashton Information Booklet (PDF)

Ashton in Old Photos

Ashton News

Ashton Open Gardens

New Ashton Railway Station

Ashton Snowline

Ashton WI

Beckford & District Gardening Club

Beckford Village Hall

Bredon Hill Group of Churches

Bredon Hill Academy

Bredon Village website

Bus Timetables for Evesham-Tewkesbury Service No 540

Family History

History of Ashton

How to Find Ashton

Local Police

Online guide to Worcester area

Overbury Village website

Parish Music

Parish Council

Parish Magazine

St Barbara's Church

The Star Inn

Village Contacts

Weather

West Mercia Police

WI

Useful Information

Old Photos of Ashton

Ashton Open Gardens

What's On at the Evesham Arts Centre?

Ashton under Hill Cricket Club

Bredon Hill Postboxes (including two in Ashton)

Ashton under Hill Conservation Area description and map

Ashton under Hill Village Plan 2006

Bell Ringing at St. Barbara's

Websites of neighbouring villages

A wartime aircrash in Ashton