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GACC Photography Competition 2021 – WINNERS!!!

13th July 2021

Due to continuing COVID restrictions on numbers of people  allowed to attend meetings in persons, GACC was sadly unable to announce the results at the July meeting as originally planned.

Cllr Ian Brown would like to thank everyone on behalf of GACC who took part in the “Beautiful Great Ashby” Photography Competition. The photography judges very much enjoyed viewing all the submissions. GACC had some amazing entries and received a great response to this Project which has helped to lift everyone’s spirits and show us all what is beautiful about Great Ashby and it’s surrounding areas. Winners were chosen for the following categories:

  • Overall
  • Farmland
  • Structural and Parkland
  • Wildlife and Pets
  • Woodland

GACC is proud to use the overall winning photograph on the home page of their website.

Please follow the link below to see all the winning photos, published with kind permission of the owners.

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GACC “Big Blanket Knit”

3rd June 2021

The Great Ashby Community Council (GACC) would like to extend a huge thank you to members of the Great Ashby Community who rose to the challenge of knitting squares in response to our “Big Blanket Knit” initiative

GACC were overwhelmed by the response and are very proud to announce that we have received over 450 knitted squares; seen here as laid out in one of our Councillor’s gardens! All of these squares will be passed on to charity, who will combine the squares to make blankets for those in need. 450 squares equate to approximately 4 good sized blankets to cover a single bed.

Some of our knitters are still making squares, which Is wonderful. Please let GACC know if you are continuing to knit, and we will continue to make safe collection or drop-off arrangements with you. All squares will be passed onto charity.

A heartfelt thank you to all who have supported this Community Project.


GACC Best Kept Garden Competition

1st June 2021


The Great Ashby Community Council, in partnership with Stevenage Garden Centre, are pleased to announce the launch of a Best Kept Garden Competition to celebrate the wonderful Green thumbs within our Community. We are looking for people to propose their garden as “Great Ashby’s Best” in any of our five categories:

  • GA best kept garden
  • GA best kept front garden
  • GA best kept mini/container garden (anything smaller than 8m2)
  • GA best kept indoor oasis
  • GA best kept home edibles garden

For each category, our judge will pick up to 3 entries to shortlist. Short-listers will then be invited to submit a brief video-tour of their garden, to allow for a winner to be chosen. All shortlisted videos will be shared by GACC, so that we can all enjoy the best Great Ashby Gardens have to offer.

Please see the attached document for full Terms and Conditions and an Entry Form

GACC Best Kept Garden Competition – Terms and Condition


Launch of New GACC Accessible Website

16th March 2021

The Great Ashby Community Council is delighted to announce the launch of it’s new website. The website has been developed in accordance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to make the Web content more accessible, primarily for people with disabilities but also for all user agents. Please refer to the Accessibility Statement on this site for more information.