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 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 to the Village, Ray the Posty. So pleased to see you back Ray, take care on your travels round.
A huge Thank You to everyone who organised and helped with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration! Wonderful weather and wonderful company.
Dates for Your Diary
The July coffee morning was a great success with 20 adults and a baby enjoying drinks, biscuits and chat! Don’t forget to check out the Coming Soon! page for the next coffee mornings and other events happening in the Village.
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.
Food Bank Requests (3rd August 2022)
Thanks everyone for supporting the shift to the Community Larder. Collections are now on a Monday – so if donations could be in the box by the end of Sunday each week that would be most helpful. The requests for this week are:
Corned beef, spam, tinned meals, Mayo, jars of cook in sauce, tinned toms, spaghetti hoops, tuna, cereal, coffee, microwave rice, crisps, toilet rolls, juice or squash, dog/pet food.
News about the Food Bank Collections (25th July 2022):
The Banbury Food Bank and the Daventry Food Bank have benefitted from the donations from our local villages for some time now. However, more recently there has been a desire that our contributions go to those most in need in our closer locality. Through careful discussions including with both Banbury and Daventry Food Banks it has been decided that from now on our contributions will go to the WOODFORD HALSE COMMUNITY LARDER which has been established to help local people and families and to be an outlet for surplus locally grown seasonal produce. This hub will be more easily accessible for many of our villagers in need, and your donations will pass to users of the Community Larder for free just as with the food banks. However, an additional benefit is that there will be a membership scheme which will enable users to buy heavily discounted fresh food too. The process of donating and placing your food and toiletry contributions in the box at Comfrey Cottage will not change other than collection day will be Monday not Thursday. Preferred and required items will still be posted weekly. Many many thanks for your ongoing support to this important facility. For FAQs please click here.
The A361 will also have a temporary crossing point installed from Monday 8 August 2022.
The A361 will be closed on the 28th and 29th July overnight to construct a temporary bridge. They are also conducting utility surveys near Boddington and Wormleighton and roads will be closed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.’
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.
If you have noticed a change at the bend in Blacksmith’s Lane, click here for some pictures of the transformation, hopefully an improvement!
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?