This is the village website for Aston Le Walls where you can find information on activities and events in the village
See our HS2 page for updates; the latest one is ‘Twyford to Greatworth Newsletter.’
Avian Flu Outbreaks
Follow this link for current government regulations regarding the housing of chickens and other poultry due to outbreaks of avian flu in different areas of the UK. Please note that bird keepers can be prosecuted if they do not house their birds at this time.
Alert – Coronavirus Vaccination Scams
People have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations. These are scams! See the Neighbourhood Watch page here for more information
All Change for Councils in Northamptonshire
For information about changes to local government in Northants, please click here
DPD Emails and Texts Scam
Go to our Neighbourhood Watch page for more
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
Thank You From Susan F.
“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their cards and good wishes. I am missing life in the Village. Thank you also for your thoughts and prayers. I am still at Emma’s slowly gaining strength and mobility. My return home depends on the lockdown.”
Message from Susan F 26th Nov 2020
Visit the Village Hall page for lots of interesting suggestions for activities in 2021, fingers crossed! The Committee are also looking at accessing HS2 funds to help replace the current hall, click here to view the draft proposal
Given the restrictions of lockdown etc. would people please take care and limit the number of garden rubbish fires that they’re having as the smoke can be irritating.
Northants County Council
For an update on Covid 19 from the NCC please click here.
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.
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.
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
Jo, Wilf and Susan
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
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.
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!