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Ashfield District
Official logo of Ashfield District
Shown within Nottinghamshire
Shown within Nottinghamshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East Midlands
Administrative county Nottinghamshire
Admin. HQ Kirkby-in-Ashfield
 • Type Ashfield District Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive: Labour Party
 • MPs: Gloria De Piero,
Mark Spencer
 • Total 42.3 sq mi (109.6 km2)
Area rank 213th
Population (mid-2014 est.)
 • Total 122,508
 • Rank Ranked 180th
 • Density 2,900/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ONS code 37UB (ONS)
E07000170 (GSS)
Ethnicity 97.6% White
(96.0% White British)
1.0% Asian
0.5% Black
1.0% Mixed
0.1% Other [1]

Ashfield (/ˈæʃˌfld/) is a local government district in western Nottinghamshire, England. According to the 2001 UK census, it has a population of 111,387, increasing to 119,497 at the 2011 Census.[2] The district is mostly urban and contains parts of both the Nottingham Urban Area and the Mansfield Urban Area. The area has a tradition of coal mining. There are three towns in the district; the largest being Sutton-in-Ashfield. Settlements in the district include the following:

Annesley, Annesley Woodhouse
Hucknall, Huthwaite
Selston, Stanton Hill, Sutton-in-Ashfield

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of urban districts of Hucknall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, and Sutton-in-Ashfield and parts of Basford Rural District namely the parishes of Annesley, Felley and Selston.

In spring 1986, all departments, except for Direct Works, moved into purpose-built office accommodation in the centre of Kirkby-in-Ashfield. These offices provide civic accommodation for members, together with a Council Chamber and two Committee Rooms. District Offices have been maintained at Watnall Road, Hucknall, and Fox Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, to cater for housing matters and cash receipts on a local basis.


Elections to the district are held every 4 years, with currently 33 councillors being elected from 15 wards. For much of the history of the council the Labour party has had a majority, but at the 2007 election Labour lost control. Liberal Democrat Jason Zadrozny became the youngest Council Leader in England, until the Labour party took control of the council (with the support of Conservative and independent councillors). The last election in 2011 saw Labour retake majority control of the council and after the election the council is composed of the following councillors:[3]

Year Labour Liberal Democrat Independent
2011 24 6 3


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Coordinates: 53°03′N 1°18′W / 53.05°N 1.30°W / 53.05; -1.30