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Bestwood Village Parish Council

Bestwood Village Parish Council owns and is responsible for the recreation space in The Square, the football pitch, children’s playground and exercise equipment. The council is also responsible for the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and BMX track at the side entrance to Bestwood Country Park. We maintain the flower troughs around the village and the displays around the signs at the entrance to the village.

Councillors are elected every 4 years by residents of the parish and anyone, (with certain exceptions) can stand for election. You can find out more about your current councillors here. The next elections will be in May 2027. Our clerk handles communication & record keeping for the council, so if you need more information or to contact us, email

The Parish Council meet on the second Tuesday of most months, currently in St Mark's church at 7pm. Residents are welcome to observe our meetings - Details can be found on the meeting page.

Our work is funded by the ‘precept’ you pay as part of your council tax and this is currently around £30 per year depending on your Council Tax band. This covers our overheads and grants for local activities. Apply for a Parish Council grant here 

Technically Ashfield DC and City Council addresses fall outside of our parish boundary. However, all village residents are considered and encouraged to enjoy the local facilities. 

One of the village flower troughs One of the village flower troughs

Parish Location

  • Bestwood Village

Village Flooding Issues

As we all know, our beloved village is facing a recurring challenge with rain and surface runoff causing flooding at our entry/exit roads.

We hear your concerns and want to assure you that Bestwood Village Parish Council is actively supporting you.

We are in ongoing discussions with the County Council to address this issue and find sustainable measures to alleviate the flooding problem. Your safety and peace of mind are our top priorities.

Your support matters! Share your concerns, experiences and photographs with us directly by emailing Together, we can make a stronger case and ensure that our voices are heard.

Let's join together to create a safer and more resilient Bestwood Village!

Stay tuned for updates and thank you for being part such a supportive community during these flood events.