Welcome to Aston le Walls Village Website

This is the village website for Aston Le Walls where you can find information on activities and events in the village

Children’s Colouring Competition
Northants Police are holding a colouring competition for children – interested? Click here!

A361 Bus Stops
Fusion have confirmed there will be access to the A361 bus stops whilst the road from the village is closed.

Road Closure from Aston le Walls to the A361
The road to the A361 will be closed from the 11th May till the end of July 2020.  There will be a diversion route signposted, but please allow longer for any journeys.  Main Street, Blacksmiths Lane and Appletree Road may become busier, please be careful.  You can follow this link to find out more.

Warning Following Courier Fraud Offence In Wellingborough
Please click on here for a recent scam warning.

Stay at Home Request from Northamptonshire Police
Please follow this link for more information.

Food Bank Thank You & Request
Once again many thanks are due to the folk filling the Food Bank box at Comfrey Cottage…last week saw an amazing 3-fold increase in the amount that was donated!  It’s incredible – a record so far.  It was all collected by Leslie on Wednesday evening and taken to Banbury Food Bank.  This week it will go to Daventry.  Leslie has told us a typical food parcel includes:

(The bold items are on Daventry’s shortage list. Plus rice pud, tinned custard, squash and items of personal hygiene.)…
Breakfast cereals
Soup
Pasta
Rice
Pasta sauce
Tinned beans
Tinned meat
Tinned vegetables
Tinned fruit
Tea or coffee
Sugar
Biscuits
Snacks

Please note that the Food Donations Box will now be placed in Matt and Ali’s carport (call 07762 330 497 for location) from 9 till 3 every Wednesday.  It will be collected by the rector or other clergy member.  

Motorists Urged to Slow Down and Take Extra Care on the Roads
With the volume of traffic at the lowest it has been for years, Northamptonshire Safer Roads Alliance is urging motorists to slow down when driving on our county roads.  See more information about this by clicking here: Message from the Police re dangerous driving in Northamptonshire.  (Information given by Aston le Walls Parish Council.)

Warning re Businesses being Targeted
Information from the Police urging businesses to be vigilant after attacks by malicious software called ransomware.  Please visit this page for further details.  (Notice supplied by Aston le Walls Parish Council.)

Coronavirus
If you are self-isolating and cannot go out, whether it is shopping, picking up a prescription, dog walking, vet visits, or even just a chat, we now have a list of villagers happy to help.  No-0ne in the Parish of Appletree & Aston le Walls should feel completely isolated or suffer in silence.  We are sure that this list will change as time goes on so we will update it as necessary.  Please also visit the Parish Council website http://www.astonlewallsparishcouncil.gov.uk.  Here you will find a form http://bit.ly/33AwA23 if you prefer the electronic method of communication.  Both these sites are updated regularly.  The Village Facebook page also has useful chat and information.  Hopefully, you have received a list of helpers, if you need another copy, please contact Jo (660 376) or leave a comment on this website.

Village 100 Club
Given the current situation with social distancing and the risks of infection from handling cash, the Village Hall Committee has decided to postpone further monthly draws of the 100 club lottery until the end of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Those members who have already paid for the rest of the year will be entered into a MEGA DRAW at that time where all the missed prize draws will be made on the same day, and prizes awarded. Those who would normally pay monthly or semi annually will be given the opportunity to pay up missed subscriptions and enter the MEGA DRAW or to recommence subscriptions from that time and not be included in the MEGA DRAW.

We apologise for having to make this change but feel that safety is the main criteria that we should be adopting.

A361
Construction work of the Chipping Warden bypass and the A361 crossroads will continue at the moment.

Daisy Bank Pocket Park
Use of Daisy Bank Pocket Park and Play Equipment during Covid 19
Parents/carers: Play Swings are now closed. Do not allow your children to use them.
To protect the health of everyone please ensure that the social distancing 2 metre spacing is maintained during use of this park.

Scam Warning
There really are some awful people out there.  Please follow this link for advice from Northamptonshire Police.

All church services at St Leonard’s have been cancelled till further notice.

For information about Sacred Heart and Our Lady, please visit their website http://www.sacredheart.btck.co.uk
Father James is happy to offer his services as a listening ear, a friend and someone happy to offer pastoral support to anyone (of faith or none!) in need, especially at this time.

Village Hall
The Hall is now closed until further notice.
Once this is all over, we’re going to have a Street Party!  (This was posted on Facebook by Wilf, so it has to be true!)

Aston le Walls Film Club
In the light of recent developments concerning Coronavirus, we are, sadly, suspending all Film Club screenings until further notice.  Hopefully we will be able to resume/reschedule our programme in a few months.

In the meantime, if anyone is short of something to watch, and would like to borrow any of the Film Club dvds, please get in touch with one of the Film Club committee who will be delighted to arrange for you to collect/rummage through the collection.

We hope that you are all well and continue to remain so.  We will be back in touch as soon as it is possible to continue with the film screenings.

Coffee Mornings
Coffee mornings in the Village Hall have been suspended for a while.  Keep checking here or visit the ‘Coming Soon’ page
for the latest updates.

Scarecrow Trail
Unfortunately the decision has been made to cancel the Scarecrow Trail this year; hopefully it will be even better in 2021!

2019
The Harvest Supper and the Safari Supper 2019 were great triumphs and raised much needed money to support our local churches.  Well done for everyone who worked hard to make these events a success, and good fun for the Village!

Wow, what a Brilliant Success for the 2019 Scarecrow Weekend!
The weather was (mostly) ok, we had 47 amazing Scarecrows and people came from far and wide for the marvellous Scarecrow Trail in Aston le Walls!  Many, many thank to everyone who made a Scarecrow, followed the Trail, baked cakes or helped in any way with making the weekend so successful.  £671.50 has been raised towards the upkeep of the Village Hall, which is a great resource for the village.  The lists of prize winners, raffle winners and the answers are on the Village noticeboard by the Hall and you can find pictures of the Scarecrows and all the answers here!

The Summer Fete on Saturday, 22nd June raised the magnificent sum of £1388.22 with approx. £1400 to come from the Silent Auction! Well done to everyone who helped, organised, baked, grew things, juggled, cooked or spent money – a great effort by all.  Many thanks to Philip and Johnnie for the use of their lovely garden (and the bunting!).

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