This is the village website for Aston Le Walls where you can find information on activities and events in the village
Northants County Council
For an update on Covid 19 from the NCC please click here.
South Northants Council Survey
SNC is asking residents to take part in a short survey to help them develop their Building Stronger Communities Strategy. For more information about this and to take part in the survey, please follow this link.
The consultation is open until 27th November 2020.
More Praise for Our Village!
Well what an amazing community we live in here in Aston Le Walls! The contributions for the food bank were fantastic and it was commented upon by the receiving Food Bank Manager. So a big thank you. Every little helps. Contributions can be placed in the crate at Comfrey Cottage on Main Street. Thanks again.
Don’t forget to check out our Neighbourhood Watch page; latest info about fraudulent Amazon calls here.
If You Need Help
The countrywide Community Resilience hub was set up at the start of April to help those needing support or assistance during periods of isolation or for those who are vulnerable. As we enter a second national lockdown period, the Local Resilience Forum wants to reassure residents that support is available for anyone who needs it, click here for more information.
Farthinghoe A422 Bypass Consultation
A questionnaire has been developed for the A422 Farthinghoe Bypass consultation. It aims to ascertain the views of residents and other interested parties on 4 proposed routes to identify a Preferred Route to be taken forward for further development.
For further information about the consultation and proposed bypass routes, please visit the A422 Farthinghoe Bypass webpage.
Please send them your views by completing their online questionnaire.
This questionnaire closes at midnight on Sunday 3 January 2021.
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.
Aston le Walls Film Club
We had been hoping to restart Film Club at the end of September. However, due to the latest restrictions limiting gatherings to groups of 6, we have decided to delay future screenings for a little longer. As soon as we feel that we can safely get going again we will be in touch. When we do get started again, we will have so many films to consider, it will be a difficult choice. Suggestions from members are always welcome.
Film Club Committee
South Northants backs Green Homes Grant Scheme
Click on the link to find out if you qualify for a grant:
South Northants Green Homes Grants
100 Club Mega Draw
has now been completed – lots of prizes have been distributed round the village and we were pleased to see that Father James was the first winner. A good leaving prize!
There will be changes to signalling at Junction 11 of the M40 until December 2020. For the Oct/Nov update, click here.
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?
As you are all aware, we have had to cancel the Annual Summer Fete in aid of St Leonard’s. This is our main fund raiser for the year and even though the Church is currently closed we still have ongoing expenses amounting to over £16,000 a year. We are also missing out on collections at our services so if you would like to donate to the church please let the Treasurer Susan in Plowden Close, have a cheque made payable to St Leonard’s PCC. Thank you. Leave a comment if you need more details.
There really are some awful people out there. Please follow this link for advice from Northamptonshire Police.
Unfortunately the decision has been made to cancel the Scarecrow Trail this year; hopefully it will be even better in 2021!
We had a brilliant successful Scarecrow Weekend in 2019. 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 was 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!