Covid-19 Response

Ashurst and Colbury Parish Councillors and Clerk hope that everyone is safe and well.

Stay at home:

  •  Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  •  If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don't have symptoms.
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Help and assistance is available through the Covid -19 Response Team (facebook; or by ringing one of the team. Postcards have been delivered to every house in the village to offer help and assistance;

Further information and advice can be found here;


Government Website;

For Local information; including support services

Hampshire County Council;

New Forest District Council;

Connect to Support Hampshire;


Longdown Farm Shop, meat and fruit and veg boxes:


Morrisons, food boxes:

Harvest Fine Foods:  telephone 01202 470444

Parish Council

Meetings have been suspended for the time being, including the Annual Parish Meeting and monthly Parish Council Meetings. For any queries please contact the Clerk on 07510 371440 or email on


Coronavirus: NFDC Council meetings cancelled

As part of our support to the Government’s approach to delay the spread of Coronavirus, all non-essential Member meetings have been cancelled until further notice.   

The following meetings will be retained in the Council diary, subject to regular review:

  • Full Council
  • Planning Committee
  • Licensing Sub-Committees (where arranged)

Details will be updated at

Any changes to services are being added to

Coronavirus: Storing waste advice

Please see below for public advice on storing waste -  would be grateful for any sharing of this information you are able to do (it is on our facebook and twitter also) :

Advice on how to store your rubbish for anyone with confirmed or possible Coronavirus or if you are self-isolating (COVID-19): 16/03/2020

  • Double bag all waste that contains tissues
  • Do not put it out for collection for at least 72 hours

Double bag: Personal waste (such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloth) should be stored separately to other waste, put in a rubbish bag  and then put into a second bag / black sack.  This should be tied and kept separate from other waste in the room/s in which you are self-isolating.

Keep aside for at least 72 hours: Do not put it out for collection for at least 3 days. As an example, if you have filled/tied a bag on a Monday and your collection is due on a Thursday, that bag can be put out for collection on Thursday morning. However, if you have filled/tied a bag on a Monday and your collection is due on a Wednesday, you would need to hold onto that bag until your collection day the following week.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

This advice is based on guidance form central government, designed to prevent transmission of the virus.

NFDC service updates are being added to our website:

NFNP Local Plan Review

View more information here

coronovirus scammers

Scam about Coronavirus

Trading Standards have reported scammers tempting people to click on email links or open email attachments sent from people they don’t know — this time using Coronavirus information to tempt them.

Never click on a link or open an attachment sent from people you don’t know and stay safe!

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor

Read more here...

Welcome to the village of Ashurst which hosts a variety of amenities including a parade of shops which is a hive of activity all year round.

We are close to motorway transport links (M27 and M3), the London to Weymouth train stops by at Ashurst New Forest station and we are on bus routes to Southampton and Bournemouth.

The right hand side panel has related internet links for your convenience.

Village Magazine

Click on the magazine cover to read the latest edition and back issues, or follow the link to the Magazine page.

PLEASE NOTE:  The deadline for each magazine is the 12th of the month

Wild play project survey

A post project survey for children and families who use our wild play sites to get some feedback.

Thank you.