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.

Ability Free Bus Service
If you’re worried that the local bus service might be discontinued, or if you can’t make the walk to the bus stop on the A361, please click here to go to the Notice Board page, and scroll down (past the Jubilee Notice) to find all the information you need to register for this service.

Jubilee Notice
To see the Jubilee flyer, please visit the Notice Board page here.

Chipping Warden Green Tunnel – Road Closures
See the HS2 page, here, for information about this.

Dates for Your Diary
Don’t forget to check out the Coming Soon! page for events happening in the Village.

Latest Food Bank message (17th May 2022):
We are very aware that offering items is difficult in these times.  If you are able to, and wish to donate, these are the requests this week:

Request for Banbury this week:
Tinned fruit and rice pudding
small jars coffee
teabags
microwave pasta and rice

Thank you.

Village Hall
The Committee have some exciting new activities planned, eg a Craft and Sewing Group and a Baby and Toddlers Group!  For more information about these events and other suggestions, please visit the Village Hall page here.

Info supplied by Parish Council:
The Litter bins in Main Street and the Welsh Road are NOT for dog poo bags.
Please take your bags home and place in your black wheelie bin.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration
This will take place on Thursday 2nd June, 2022, on the School playing field, from 2pm to 5pm. In order to celebrate the remarkable reign of the Queen, the Parish Council and the Village Hall Committee have both offered £500 towards running this event.

There will be a hog roast & salad and an ice cream cart plus activities for the children  – all members of the Village are invited to bring their picnic rugs and drinks & glasses to make this a truly festive occasion.

Tickets are free for Village residents and £7 for non-residents.  Please contact either Jo or Lizzie to collect vouchers prior to the event as this will help the Committee to organise the event.

The Committee would like to thank the School for allowing us to have this event on the School playing field.

Anyone wishing to help should contact Jo W – many hands make light work!  Thank You.

Bus Service
The Stagecoach 200 bus service from Banbury to Daventry will run at least till 27th August 2022 (click here to find out more); in case it’s needed, here is some information about the Ability bus service.  Ability will collect from the village or even your own home.  More information on the Noticeboard page.

Police Liaison Officer – The village is looking for a volunteer to take on this role.  It will take approx 5 hours per month of your time.  The main requirement will be to establish contact with the Neighbourhood Policing Team in Brackley, and to act as the point of the contact for the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.  

The vast majority of information will be shared electronically (e-mail and social media) with the odd meeting to attend.

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

Village Produce, Arts and Crafts Show
What a great success!  Please go onto the Village Hall page for more details and pictures.

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.

Village Environment
The village is looking peaceful and pretty and everyone works hard to keep it that way. 

Unfortunately these efforts are being spoilt by a few people who are putting their dog mess into plastic bags but then leaving them on trees or in hedges.  As well as being unpleasant for other people, this could be a health hazard for young children as dog poo can contain toxocariasis which can lead to blindness.

Please take your dog poo home with you and put it in your black bin.
Thank You!

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.

Scarecrow Weekend 2021
What a Great Weekend!  The Scarecrow Trail was a brilliant success despite the weather being ‘changeable’ to say the least.  Over £650 was made for the upkeep of the Village Hall.  Thanks to everyone who took part in whatever way, and if you want to see the answers, follow this link.

Think NHS 111 First
NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched the next phase of the latest ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign which focuses on the NHS 111 service as a new way to access A&E.

If you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical need, make sure you contact NHS 111 first rather than going straight to A&E. If you do need urgent care, then NHS 111 can now book you in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E. 

As well as this, NHS 111 is also able to direct to or book an appointment at Urgent Treatment Centres, access to Out of Hours GP Services, pharmacies, emergency dental services and walk-in clinics.Contacting 111 first will also help the NHS to keep you safe by maintaining social distancing and ensure that you receive the right care in the right place, in a more timely and safe way.

If you or your loved one have a life-threatening illness or injury then you should always use 999 and if you do arrive at A&E without contacting NHS 111 you will still receive medical care, with emergency treatments prioritised. Just think 111 first. When you think you need A&E, contact NHS 111 by phone or online at https://111.nhs.uk/

Further information about NHS 111 First is available at www.northamptonshireccg.nhs.uk

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.

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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