Asby Parish Council

Asby Parish Council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the residents of Great Asby, Little Asby, and the surrounding area.  It is the level of government closest to the community, with Eden District Council above it in the hierarchy.

Note: You can find details of your repesentatives in the higher levels of government here.

What does the Parish Council do?

The Parish Council aims to improve facilities and services for the parish and considers matters referred to it by local residents, Eden District Council, Cumbria County Council, and central Government.  Asby is also part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park authority who are responsible for planning in our area.

The Parish Council has duties which it must carry out by law, and powers that it can use if it chooses.  The Government is encouraging parish councils to deliver more services and play a greater role in the community.

To help carry out its duties the Parish Council raises a ‘precept’ – a sum of money collected through your council tax.  In the autumn of each year the Council reviews its plans for the following year and agrees a budget and precept for that year.

Some of the matters that Asby Parish Council
is involved with are:

  • Planning applications
  • Highways maintenance
  • Housing provision
  • Street lighting
  • Broadband
  • The burial ground
  • Play areas and village greens
  • Litter
  • Public seating
  • Local bus service


Contact ATG

Please feel free to contact the Group Officers, as follows:

Chair – Position vacant

Secretary – Keith Cooper

Treasurer – Lisa Harrington

Donations to ATG

If you would like to support the work of the Tree Group by making a donation to help cover the costs of essential tree guards or the purchase of trees for planting, that would be very much appreciated.

Account details are:
Account Name: Asby Tree Group
Sort code: 20-55-41
Account number : 50979708

ATG Activities

We will be working with local landowners to identify small areas of land that can be used to plant trees or hedges. Occasional requests will go out to members, seeking volunteers to survey areas of land to assess the age and health of trees and to identify possible planting areas, as well as to take part in planting trees and hedges. These activities will normally be scheduled to last for no more than three hours.

The Tree Group has insurance to cover members carrying out these activities.

ATG Membership

A membership form can be downloaded here,
or obtained from the Secretary:
Keith Cooper

There is currently no membership fee.

COVID Policy (Feb.2022)

Unfortunately Covid-19 has not gone away, and we still want everyone to feel safe whilst being able to enjoy the film.

  • We use ‘cabaret-style’ seating around suitably spaced tables.
  • We recommend that you continue to wear a face covering when moving around the village hall, though this may be removed whilst you are seated.
  • It would also be appreciated if you could complete an antigen (lateral flow) test before attending.  (We are more than happy to refund your ticket should your test unfortunately prove positive.)

Opening Hours Xmas 2021

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