Long Ashton is a village and civil parish within the ceremonial county of Somerset in the south west of the United Kingdom. The village is situated in the unitary authority of North Somerset and can be found just beyond the boundary of the city of Bristol in nearby Gloucestershire.
Long Ashton’s History
There has been some evidence found of both prehistoric and Roman settlement in the region, but the first signs of the actual settlement of Long Ashton can be found in the Domesday Book of 1086. At this time the settlement is referred to as Estune (the place by the ash tree), and was recorded as having been transferred into the ownership of Bishop Geoffrey of Constances.
Throughout much of its history, the village has relied largely on agriculture as its major source of income but through the years has also seen iron foundries, coal mines and other diverse economic influences. It is partly due to this partial diversification that the village did develop and grow to the significant size which it is today and the ‘Long’ prefix to its name was actually applied due to the fact that the village does stretch such a long way along its main road. This large size is also reflected in Long Ashton’s population, which as of 2001 was recorded at just above 6,000 residents.
Today’s Long Ashton
As we have discovered above therefore, Long Ashton is large for a village both in terms of physical area and population size and this makes different issues more pertinent for you residents of the area. For instance, when it comes to discourse surrounding compensation claims and no win no fee, Long Ashton residents should be keener to get involved than those of other smaller villages.
No Win No Fee Long Ashton Claims
It is important for you to at least discuss issues like compensation and no win no fee Long Ashton claims for the simple reason that the larger size of your village makes accidents, injuries and therefore claims, more likely. It is for this reason that we will now provide a brief explanation of no win no fee Long Ashton claims.
No win no fee refers to a type of personal injury claim where the financial risk of making a claim is borne by the lawyers representing you. You as the claimant risk nothing at all as nothing is payable until your successful compensation award is made.
This makes compensation as accessible to the less well-off as it is to the more affluent, as does the ongoing work of law firms like Accident Advice Helpline. Accident Advice Helpline has been awarded the endorsement of consumer campaigner Esther Rantzen in recognition of their hard work, and you can get their help by calling 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile.
Date Published: 19th April 2014
Author: David Brown