Ashendon is a village in Buckinghamshire, London, and about seven miles south to the Thame and nine miles west to Aylesbury.
As per the old English, Ashendon means, “Hill overgrown with ash trees.” The original name was Assedune, which reflects that the land area was forestry and serving as hunting for the king. For a long time back, agriculture was the village people’s main business, and in recent times, many of the peoples still perform agricultural activities. Buckinghamshire has many towns, but Ashendon is smaller than all of them. The village has managed to have a pub, farmhouses, recreational buildings, church, village halls, and parks.
Why every village has a Parish Council? What is the role of the team? Why is the team essential? So, the answer is that the parish council is the lowest authority who works for the village’s welfare. Even though it is the lower end of the system pyramid, they have many powers. All the powers they have, require to implement in the actions towards the development. The parish council has the members selected by the legal process forming a group of them and named Parish Councillors. It is honorable to be a member of the Parish Council. Especially for those who feel that they possess some responsible inclination towards the society they live in and wish to pay off to the community. The role of a Parish Councillor is not so easy. When they work on any project, their project needs to go into several phases, like presenting the plan, discussing funding, approved funding, documentation, etc. The councilors’ meeting is conducted regularly, and each forum has a goal of improvising the neighborhood. Jobs such as allocating churches, playgrounds, village halls, buried places, bins, and so on are included in their list.
Ashendon Parish Council
Parish Councillors in Ashendon conducts the meeting in the village hall regularly. They keep a watch at the issues that villages are facing and always support the new ideas and accept the town’s plans.
Some of the problems that the parish councilors have solved are:
Bus shelters are a fundamental need. But still, many villages have to struggle for this. Children who were daily waiting for the school bus was mostly facing this problem. Parish Council found this issue as an important one and immediately worked on it. The shelter’s funding was fully thoroughly Bucks County Council, where the design scheme, positions, and construction work was an Ashendann Parish Council’s duty.
Car parking is a common problem everyone feels at most of the places. The Ashendon Parish Council has received the money of £400 from Bucks County Council, as on the recommendation of a County Councillor, Mr. Michael Edmonds. This fund will get added into the £100 already received from Ashendon Women’s Institute, and the project of arranging a car parking will get to its end.