Ashdon News

Garden Waste Skip Service Returns

   Uttlesford District Council are pleased to announce that following the latest guidance from central government UDC are going to be remobilising the parish weekend garden waste skip service from this weekend Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May.


There will be 2 metre strict social distancing rules in place which must be adhered to by residents and operators will only allow one vehicle to unload at any time. Operators will not assist any residents with unloading the vehicles to reduce the risk of transferring COVID-19.  


Residents using the service will need to be mindful that there will inevitably be delays when they are visiting the site and to be patient.


Ashdon Residents – please note that the next scheduled skip for us is the 6th June and the timings and full schedule can be found on the on the Parish Services page of this web site.


(Posted 27/05/20) 

Road Closure - Radwinter Road


Radwinter Road is shown as being closed  from tomorrow the 25th May until the 12th May. There are closure warning signs out to that effect.

The closure is on behalf of Affinity Water.

Further details are unknown at this time..

Residents can check for the latest updates.

Click on the image below for a larger version.


(Posted 24/05/20)

Ashdon Walking Quiz


For those local to Ashdon who fancy a nice family walk (obviously within the current guidelines), Robert Addison has very kindly supplied us with a Village Walking Quiz. No prizes but its fun and healthy. Click here to download it…


(Posted 22/05/20)

Closure of outdoor gyms and playgounds.

Playgrounds etc to remain closed.

Please be advised that following the updated government guidance published yesterday, the villages outdoor playgrounds, gymnasium and recreations areas previously closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic remain closed.

We politely request that residents do not use them and to follow this and other government guidance.

If you wish to read the full document of latest information you can download it via this link.



(Posted 22/05/20)

Recycling Centres Open - further update..


Further to our previous updates the Council Recycling Centre is now open but is operating under strict guidelines. Please ntoe that only items that cannot safely be stored at home are to be taken at this time. There are also long queues to access the site so please visit if only necessary. Click on the image below to be taken to the page with details of times , rules etc.

Traid Clothes Bank

Traid Clothes Bank.

Gavin from the Baptist Church has advised us that the Traid Clothes Bank situated in the Baptist Church Car Park is full up,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this bank will not be emptied, (possibly for several months) so he asks that you do not leave any bags of clothes there.

Thank you…


(Posted 14/05/20)

Ashdon Primary School Lottery

Today (May 10th) would have been the biggest fundraiser for the school, the 10K run, losing this income will have a massive impact on our school and our children, as a result, the PTA have been looking at alternative ways to raise money for the school, and as such have launched a school lottery which is run by

The first draw is this coming Saturday, 16th May with a guaranteed winner that is someone who is supporting the school plus the possibility of winning the national prize of £25,000. (Posted 10/05/20).

Ashdon Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council Meeting will take place on Monday May 18th at 19:30.

Due to current COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent UK Government Regulations, the meeting will be held remotely using the Zoom Video Meeting App.

The Agenda can be downloaded by clicking the button below and has also been published on our Social Media feeds,  as well as being displayed on our village notice boards.

The Public are welcome to join the meeting remotely using the Zoom App (which is free to download). Details are available on the Agenda.


Ashdon Parish Council Zoom Meeting screen shot

#VEDay75 - play your part

Although celebrations for the 75th anniversary of VE day will be limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents can still join in by hanging bunting, flags etc out. The Parish Council have done just this with the Village War Memorial…

#VEDay75 Ashdon War Memorial Bunting

Rose & Crown - open for take aways

Rose & Crown takeaway announcement

Essex County Councillor Report - May 2020

Councillor Simon Walsh has published his County Councillor Report for April 2020.

This document includes lots and lots of interesting and useful information regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic and we would encourage residents to read it.

Simply click the button below to download it.

(Posted 06/05/20).

Village Magazine editorial team request

Ashdon Village Magazine - request for info graphic

Garden Waste Service Returns

   Uttlesford District Council advise

“We’re pleased to announce that the garden waste service will resume from next week (20 April).

Due to the coronavirus situation there has been a short break in collections but thanks to the hard work of the crews and the waste management team, we’re now in a position to reinstate the service.”

Further information is available by clicking on the button below.

Please note that, for the time being, the weekend skip service is still suspended.

(Posted 18/04/20) 

Bonfires - Important Update


Uttlesford District Council Update – Bonfires during the Coronavirus outbreak.

“Please avoid having any bonfires whilst the Coronavirus controls are in place if smoke or smell from them might affect neighbours or aggravate any health conditions.

If you are experiencing issues with smoke from a bonfire, you can report it to the Environmental Health Team. When reporting an issue please provide as much information as possible, such as an address, the time of reported burning, an indication of the items being burnt and the duration and frequency of burning.”

Bonfires can be reported using this link or by clicking the button below.


(Posted 15/04/20)

Essex Welfare Services - not a scam


Essex County Council has established the Essex Welfare Services as part of PROVIDE (a health and social care service). EWS has been set up to assist the most vulnerable in the community to allow them to access shopping, medicine and other support.

This week and going forwards, GP surgeries will be calling, sending out SMS text messages or posting letters to those who are 70 or older or are offered a flu jab due to pre-existing medical conditions. This is because these people are identified as being vulnerable and having to self-isolate for prolonged periods of time and therefore potentially require additional support.

You may potentially receive a call from the National Shielding Helpline on 0333 3050466 – this is NOT a scam. However, the phoneline is not live and you may receive a message saying they will try again soon.

When they call back, the caller may ask for some details such as your name and NHS number to confirm they are speaking to someone who is deemed as vulnerable, but they will never ask you for details such as you National Insurance Number or bank details. There are concerns that this service has not been widely publicised and therefore people are leaving reviews on trust sites saying that this is a scam due to the caller asking whether the person is vulnerable or not. It is important that this misinformation is not spread as it could lead to vulnerable individuals missing out on essential support.

For more information, or to refer someone to EWS, please click

If you or someone you know is vulnerable and has been a victim of fraud, please call Essex Police on 101.

Report fraud or attempted fraud by contacting Action Fraud at or call 0300 123 2040.

(Posted 11/04/20)

Anglian Waters Priority Services

Did you know you can register for free, additional practical support from Anglian Water’s Priority Services?

Simply click the button below to download the information flyer.

(Posted 11/04/20)

Essex County Councillor Report - April 2020

Councillor Simon Walsh has published his County Councillor Report for April 2020.

This document includes lots and lots of interesting and useful information regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic and we would encourage residents to read it.

Simply click the button below to download it.

Lifeline Scam Alert

Please see below:

If you have any concerns about Lifeline or anyone calling on behalf of the council you should contact us on 01799 510510 or email

Steps to protect yourself
Essex Police has useful tips on how to protect yourself against bogus callers here…/p…/door-to-door-courier-fraud/

(Posted 31/03/20)

Uttlesford CAB Update

We are pleased to report that Uttlesford Citizens Advice telephone advice service is fully operational. 

Our fully trained volunteers and members of staff are ready to offer support and advice to your residents to help them with any concerns they may have regarding benefit entitlements, consumer rights, money worries, employment rights and housing issues during this difficult time. To access the service, people should call 01799 618840 and leave a short message with their name, telephone number and postcode and one of our advisers will call back as soon as they are able.

The team at Uttlesford Frontline have put together some useful factsheets, which you may like to share with others in your community.  The first gives information about employment and consumer rights as well as help available if people are worried about a reduction in their income.  

The second gives details of local help and support for those that are housebound and self-isolating. Both are regularly updated.

Both can be downloaded by going to and searching the library of services for ‘covid’.

(Posted 26/03/20).

Ashdon Village Hall Closed:

Following UK government advice, the Village Hall in Ashdon is closed until further notice.

(Posted 24/03/20).

Annual Parish Meeting & Parish Council Meetings have been cancelled

Following discussions with the Chairman, and following Government advice, the Parish Council Meeting and Annual Parish Meeting scheduled for Monday 30 March have been cancelled. 

(Posted 27/03/20).

Fraud Alert

Report fraud or attempted fraud by contacting Action Fraud at or call 0300 123 2040.

 Good morning,

 I have been informed by Trading Standards that this week there have been a number of reports across the county of people impersonating Trading Standards Officers. When questioned or asked to provide ID, they were unable to do so.

These fraudsters also appear to be targeting those who have already fallen victim to rogue traders and therefore these may be ‘follow up’ attempts to obtain even more money from vulnerable customers.

Trading Standards Officers will always carry identification and can be verified by calling the national consumer helpline on 03454 040506. If unsure, always Take Five and confirm their identity.

If this has happened to you previously, please report to Action Fraud.

If a suspect is still at your address or you believe yourself to be at risk of harm, please dial 999.


Kind regards

Angi Greneski

Community Safety Officer

Uttlesford District Council

(Posted 16/03/20)