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.

Community Larder Requests (20/10/22)
A message to donors from the Community Larder : “Thank you to everyone for their wonderful donations we have received so far”.

This week the requests are: Jam, Marmalade, Honey, Marmite, Peanut butter, Rice pudding, Any tinned fruit, except peaches as we have lots, Salt, Vinegar

Please place in the box at Comfrey Cottage if you are able to donate any of these items – ready for collection on Monday morning. Many thanks.

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

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.
More road closures and other information about HS2 – go to the HS2 page here, click on the top item; there are 22 pages to go through.  NB some of these may be out of date.
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.
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.
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.
HS2 Crossing Point and Traffic Lights
The A361 will have temporary traffic management in the form of traffic lights at the entrance to the Chipping Warden Compound from Monday 8 August 2022.
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.
HS2 are putting 2 way temporary traffic lights on the Byfield Road and the A361, end of July to end of August.  See HS2 page for all the details.
A huge thank you to all who braved the damp weather to support our Summer Fete.  We raised the magnificent sum of £1,245 to wards the upkeep of our beautiful and ancient church of St Leonard’s.  From the Churchwardens, Johnnie and Mike
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.


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.

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.

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.’

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?

    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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