This is the village website for Aston Le Walls where you can find information on activities and events in the village
Defibrillation: For information about how to use the defibrillator in the village, please click here.
Annual Canvass gets Underway in West Northamptonshire
See West Northamptonshire information page here.
Recently the Parish Council reported a case of fly-tipping near to the exit from the village on the Welsh Road heading towards the A361.
The full details can be seen here:
Community Larder/Food Bank (23/6/2023)
There is still a request for hygiene and cleaning products this week if you are able to donate these. Please place in the Food Bank crate in the carport at Comfrey Cottage on Main Street. Many thanks.
For FAQs about the Community Larder please click here
Tots and Toddlers and Craft Club information is on the Events page. The Film Club’s latest schedule is now available on the Film & Arts Club page.
Public Health urges 70-79 year-olds to take up the shingles vaccine
People aged between 70 to 79 in West Northamptonshire are being encouraged to get their shingles vaccine to lower the chance of developing the infection.
Shingles are a painful infection that can cause a headache, high temperature and an itchy rash, often accompanied with a burning, throbbing pain. The rash usually appears on the chest and abdomen (tummy), however any part of the body can be affected, including the face and eyes.
As older adults are more at risk of developing shingles it is important that people above the age of 70 years old get their free shingles vaccine to help lower the chance of catching the infection and reduce the nasty symptoms that can be experienced from it.
Dr Annapurna Sen, Consultant for Health Protection at Public Health West Northamptonshire Council said: “In Northamptonshire, the number of those who have been vaccinated against shingles has declined, with only around 44% of people eligible having received the vaccine. The symptoms experienced from this infection are severe and can be life changing, therefore the vaccine is important in helping to protect people from this infection and help relieve the symptoms if they do catch it. So, please take the time to protect yourself from this infection.
“If you have not yet taken up the free vaccine and you are eligible to do so, please do get booked in via your GP or local pharmacy. If you have not yet been contacted that you are eligible, but think you should be please do speak to your GP or pharmacy who will be able to advise you further.”
The shingles infection cannot be caught from another person, however someone who has had chickenpox is at higher risk of developing the infection. After having chickenpox, the virus stays in the body but remains inactive. As people age, their immunity weakens which means the body cannot protect itself against infections or disease the same as it did, and as a result the virus can be reactivated later in life, causing shingles.
Most people will recover fully from this virus, but for some they may experience complications for several months or years.
If you are over the age of 70 and have not yet had your vaccine, please contact your GP or your local pharmacy to discuss how you can arrange to get protected.
From the Parish Council:
Both my wife and I are enormously grateful to all the communities,
families, neighbours and friends who are coming together across the United
Kingdom and the Commonwealth to mark our Coronation.
We greatly appreciate everyone’ s efforts to organise such celebrations,
and very much hope that they will be enjoyable and happy occasions.
As we look towards the future, we feel deeply touched and sustained by
the heartfelt good wishes and support of so many kind people around the
CHARLES R. CAMILLA R.
Aged 13-18 Interested in becoming an Emergency Service Cadet? Have a look at the Neighbourhood Watch page here.
Paid Casual Employment Opportunities (Elections)
Information about working at a Poll Station can be found on the Notice Board page here.
Walking in Northamptonshire
Want to get going after the Christmas hols? Details of walks from half a mile to 12 miles plus can be found on the Noticeboard page here.
Here’s some useful information
Starting 2oth September 2022. For more information, see the Noticeboard.
You can sign up for alerts from Anglian Water when there are water supply issues and track progress here:
Anglian Water Frequently Asked Questions
More people have now registered with this service but to ensure it keeps running it would be good to have additional members. Please see the Noticeboard for more information.
Welcome back to the Village, Ray the Posty. So pleased to see you back Ray, take care on your travels round.
A wonderful success! Thanks to everyone who made the fantastic Scarecrows or helped in any way. It raised nearly £580 towards the upkeep of the Village Hall. For more about this and all the Scarecrows please click on the link below.
Click here for Scarecrow pictures.
Blacksmith’s Lane has been restored to its former glory!
This project has been lovingly master minded by Charles Lees and Grahame Barnes-Moss. I think we will all agree that they have done splendid job which will last for many years to come. Thanks also to David Frusher for the oak, Luke Wilson for cutting the oak and, of course Harry the cat for checking the spelling.
Age UK Northamptonshire
They provide a variety of services, including Domestic Cleaning, Carers Sitting Service, Gardening etc. Please see the poster on the Parish Council tab here.
Brackley Silverstone Police
For the Brackley Silverstone Police Team poster, please go to our Parish Council page.
‘We tried very hard to establish WI in the village but I have to let you know that it didn’t work out. There were only 12 of us in the group and as a whole we decided that it wasn’t what we wanted and that it wasn’t the right fit for the village so no WI, we didn’t want to be tied by constitutional rules and requirements and we also felt we wanted to be inclusive to all.
We thought that we could have a village group where everyone can take part and we can organise activities, get together, whatever comes up. There are no details or information at the moment but if you have any ideas and would like to be part of setting up the new group please get in touch.’
The idea has come up again of having an Open Gardens day / weekend in the Village next year.
The idea is for as many people in the Village as possible, to open up their gardens, and for one of them to sell cream teas. Several people have already agreed to this but we would love to have more! If you are interested in this or if you have any ideas about it, please leave a comment on this website.
If you have noticed a change at the bend in Blacksmith’s Lane, click here for some pictures of the transformation, hopefully an improvement!
A Message from Our Postie:
Hello everyone, I’m Ray your postman and would like to say a big thank you to you all for welcoming me as your new postman after I took over from David. Last year in June I collapsed in the Main Street and was lying there for about 3 quarters of an hour until I was found by Vicki down Blacksmiths Lane. I started back last December, no reason could be found by the doctors but I’m ok now and am looking forward to serving this lovely village until I retire. All my best wishes to you all and if I can help in any way please give me a shout, regards Ray the posty.
Daisy Bank Pocket Park
The story of the origin of Aston le Walls own Pocket Park; with photographs, minutes of meetings and much more. Click here to view the Pocket Park history. If you have memories or photographs of your own you would like to add, please let me know in the comments or email. Please spread the word it’s here, to anyone you know who would be interested, thanks.
Wells in the Village
Martin M is trying to record the whereabouts of all the wells that were/are in the village. If anyone has any information he’d be very grateful to hear it. A note through 8BC or a comment here will get to him. He’s aware of the well in the school field; one beside the presbytery garage, one in the now filled in presbytery cellar, one in the garden of 3BC, and one in 22PC. Any others? Old Tom Smith said that the last well to run dry in a drought was down on the railway, where precisely, Martin doesn’t know. Are there any others?