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

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 Wilson (660 376) or leave a comment on this website.

St Leonard’s Church Food Bank
Please note that the Food Donations Box will now be placed in Matt and Ali Hawkins‘ carport (call 07762 330 497 for location) from 9 till 3 every Wednesday.  It will be collected by the rector or other clergy member.  If anyone feels they are able to contribute something, this is where it will be until the Church re-opens.  Thank You.

The A361 will not be closed this weekend (4th and 5th April 2020).  However, there is a sign near Daventry saying this road will be shut on the 7th & 8th April – assuming it means the 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.

As far as we know at the moment (5th April 2020), some of the following events are still going ahead, but please keep checking here as that might change.  Thanks.

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.

Planning Meeting for the Summer Fete
Please come along if you would like to offer help, or make suggestions for new activities.  All welcome!  Village Hall, Saturday 18th April, 10am.

Advance Notice – Summer Fete!
This will be held on Saturday 20th June at the Old Rectory – lots of fun as usual, and a way to help village institutions.

More Advance Notice!
The Scarecrow Trail will be held this year on the 4th and 5th July.  More details later in the year.

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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