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

Defibrillation: For information about how to use the defibrillator in the village, please click here.

Northants Neighbourhood Alert
Please note there is a Silver BMW X3 motor vehicle that is actively committing crime.  It is using various number plates.  It has large black front and back bumpers and a tow bar. Black roof rails too.  It may be in convoy with a dark coloured Audi too.  These vehicles have been seen committing crime at Welton near Daventry yesterday where they stole a caravan and the X3 was also seen in Guilsborough driving around a farm.

If these vehicles are seen please call us on 999.

Village Hall
The next Committee meeting will include the Annual General Meeting will be held on 16th February at 6:00pm, everyone is welcome.

Tots and Toddlers and Craft Club information is on the Events page.  The Film Club’s latest schedule is now available on the Film Club page.  February’s film is also shown on the Coming Soon! page. 

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.

More HS2 News 2023
Temporary traffic lights will be in operation on Wormleighton Road between 8am and 4pm from Monday 6 February to Sunday 12 February 2023.
A section of Banbury Road will be closed from 8am to 6pm, from Monday 13 February to Sunday 19 February 2023 with a diversion in place.  See more on the HS2 page.

Tots and Toddlers and Craft Club information is on the Events page.  
 
 
 
The Proclamation of King Charles III
This was read by the Chairman of the Parish Council at 5pm on Sunday 11th September, outside St Leonard’s Church, Main Street.
A Book of Condolence has been placed in the Church in front of the Font. On Wednesday 14th September the book will be in the Village Hall 3pm to 8pm.
Floral tributes may be left to the side of the entrance path to St Leonard’s Church.
Thank You.
 
In memory of HM The Queen
Our thoughts are with the Royal Family following news that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, has

passed.
 
Crime Prevention Advice for Darker Nights
The Parish Council have received recommendations from the local police as autumn draws in.  Find it on the Parish Council page here.
 
Pottery Classes at Chenderit
Starting 2oth September 2022For more information, see the Noticeboard.
 
Anglian Water
You can sign up for alerts from Anglian Water when there are water supply issues and track progress here:
Anglian Water Frequently Asked Questions
 
Ability Bus Service
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!
Welcome back to the Village, Ray the Posty.  So pleased to see you back Ray, take care on your travels round.
 
Scarecrow Weekend 16th and 17th July 2022
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.
 
Road Sign
Some of you will have seen that the traditional road sign at the Junction of Main Street, Appletree Lane and
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.

W.I.
‘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.’
Fiona

Open Gardens
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.

Blacksmith’s Lane
If you have noticed a change at the bend in Blacksmith’s Lane, click here for some pictures of the transformation, hopefully an improvement!

New Bench in Main Street
Click here for some photos of the lovely new bench, and some of the history behind it.  If you have any more information about it, please leave a comment here or contact Sue N.

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?  

 

4 thoughts on “Welcome to Aston le Walls Village Website”

  1. Sue,

    I have been told that I can have a static Poppy Box, please could you alert people! If they felt like it they could come here to get poppies.
    Many thanks and love from Debby T.

  2. Kings Sutton Bridge Club
    Could we have a line or two in your newsletter to advertise our club and a course for Beginners’ at Bridge?
    Thanks
    Ken

    1. Hi Ken,
      Sorry I didn’t reply before, everything’s been a bit mad here organising our Scarecrow Trail Event! I will definitely put your notice on this website and in our next newsletter if there’s enough space for it.
      Best wishes

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