Ashmere is a cozy townhouse community in eastern Prince William County, Virginia. Located off Dumfries Road (VA Route 234) and just 1.7 miles from Interstate 95, Ashmere is a short drive from Washington DC (31 miles) and the Quantico Marine Base (7.5 miles). The community shares a swimming pool and playground. It’s close to shopping and many local attractions, including the Prince William Forest Park just across the street!
The Ashmere Homeowners Association produced this website to provide timely news and information to our residents and visitors. We hope you find the material helpful.
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Winter Weather Advisory
In preparation for the winter season, the following
cautionary suggestions for inclement weather conditions are provided:
Walk carefully on snowy & icy walkways.
Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow.
Overexertion can bring on a heart attack; a major cause of death in the winter
and other health concerns. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going
Check on elderly neighbors before, during, and
after inclement weather.
Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to
prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and
transmits heat rapidly.
Bring pets/companion animals inside during
Leave faucets on a slow drip to allow water to
flow through pipes and prevent them from freezing.
If travelling, do not turn thermostat below
fifty-five (55) degrees while you are away.
Lastly, always remember to keep sidewalks and
lead-walkways shoveled and accessible. To minimize possible damage that may
require expensive repair, avoid traditional salts to melt ice. Tip: Mix
magnesium chloride with wet sand; the sand helps increase traction on slippery surfaces.
*Please remember that during a winter event other services
such as trash removal and may be affected or postponed.
Our kids are back in school so it’s important for motorists, parents and students to have the information necessary for a safe school year. The National Safety Council and First Student have produced brochures and a public service announcement covering various safety topics including bus and pedestrian safety tips.
Among the tips for motorists:
Be alert. Children are unpredictable and may dash into your path.
Stop for all buses with red flashing lights as they are loading or unloading children.
The area 10 feet around a school bus is where children are in the most danger of being hit. Stop your car far enough from the bus to allow children the necessary space to safely enter and exit the bus.
Don’t honk your horn, rev your engine, or do anything to rush or scare a child in front of your car, even if you have the legal right-of-way.
Obey the speed limit in the school zone when the warning flashers are blinking, and yield to pedestrians in the marked crosswalks.
Parents should also discuss safety with their children. Be sure to cover the basics:
Always walk on the sidewalk.
Walk, don’t run. This gives time for drivers to see you before you enter the roadway. Running also makes you more likely to fall.
Stop and look all ways, left-right-left, and be sure there’s no traffic coming before crossing the street.
When the bus arrives, stand at least three giant steps (6 feet) away from the curb.
Never walk behind the bus.
Find a seat and sit down quietly. Loud talking or other noise can distract the bus driver.
Never put head, arms or hands out of the window.
Wait for the bus to stop completely before getting up from your seat and exiting the bus
See the complete brochures at the NSC Back-to-School Safety webpage, and view the PSA below. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also provides a downloadable, kid-friendly safety pamphlet.
Improperly stored trash is ugly, defacing the entire community. It’s also a health risk as it attracts rats and other animals. Prince William County and the Ashmere Homeowners Association have developed a few simple rules intended to keep our neighborhood clean and safe.
Trash must be stored inside the trash can at all times.
Trash cans may be left at the corner/curb after 6PM on Monday and Thursday, the evening before scheduled pickup.
Trash cans must be retrieved from the corner/curb by 10PM on Tuesday and Friday, the scheduled pickup day.
Trash cans must be stored out of sight. They should not be visible from the sidewalk in front of your home. Store your trash can around back, inside your fenced yard, or within/behind an approved enclosure. Remember to submit an Application for Exterior Modification prior to installing an enclosure or otherwise changing the landscape.
Failure to properly store a trash container will result in a $50 violation charge in accordance with the association due process resolution and/or incur a charge of $10 per day if the container is left out continually. All violations will be sent to the household assigned that trash container based on its serial number. The attached document lists all the serial numbers assigned by street address. Please contact our Community Manager, James Hawkins, at (703) 565-0042 if the serial number listed does not match your trash can.
Please help us keep our neighborhood clean. Thank you.