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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
 • Total 42.3 sq mi (109.6 km2)
Area rank 213th
Population (mid-2016 est.)
 • Total 124,500
 • Rank Ranked 179th
 • 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
Stanton Hill

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 35 councillors being elected from 23 wards. After the election of 2015 the council is composed of the following councillors:[3]

Year Labour Ashfield Independents Conservative Independent
2015 22 8 4 1


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