The best local councils will always want to continually seek to improve the quality of life and the environment for local people.  

Town and parish councils have the legal powers to provide a variety of services and Ashington Town Council has set itself a goal to seek to provide a variety of valued services efficiently, promptly and cost effectively.  

Ashington Town Council has the statutory duty to provide allotments which it meets through a range of agreements with Allotment Associations within the town.

Services that are also the responsibility of Ashington Town Council include:

  • Bus Shelters
  • Play Areas
  • Floral Enhancements
  • Public Seating
  • War Memorials
  • Litter Bins
  • Speed Awareness Signs

Ashington Town Council has also set aside funding to improve the Christmas lighting in the town centre and takes the lead in organising the town's Christmas lights switch-on event working with a number of organisations. 

The Town Council offers grants and funding to organisations working in the town and provides a Citizens' Awards Scheme and Annual Garden Competition as well as taking the lead in organising the town's Annual Fayre Day. The Town Council also works closely with the Ashington Branch of the Royal British Legion in the organisation of Armed Forces and Remembrance Day events. Additionally the Town Council has organised a mix of music and arts performances which has seen notable performers visiting Ashington.

Local councils can also provide services either directly or in partnership with other bodies. Ashington Town Council is working closely with Northumberland County Council to improve service provision within the town which is bringing much needed change.

Ashington Town Council is always keen to know what you think of services in the town and which services residents would like to see improved. As the Town Council develops plans for the future we will consult with residents via this website, noticeboards, newsletters, direct surveys, public meetings and other contact.