Stoke Road Housing Development
we have now entered contract with a contractor for the development of the 5no. Affordable Housing units at Stoke Road, Ashton. VE Parrot Builders are expecting to make a start on site next week (w/c 23 June 2014). There will be a site manager and a presence on site during the construction, and if any difficulties or issues, I would suggest that you contact them in the first instance. I am of course available if there is anything I can help with.
You will appreciate that this is a tight site, and therefore we have agreed that the contractor will be using part of the area of the village green to use as a turning area for lorries. They will of course rectify the area upon completion.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any information.
Regards, Susan Bland
Development Officer, Grand Union Housing Group
Martell House, University Way, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0TR
T: 01525 844506
Roade Wind Turbines
The Parish Council have asked me to let you know that now that the Wind Turbines are now nearing commencement of commercial operations, there will be a donation to the village, via the Parish Council, in excess of £4000.00 per year over the next 25 years.
The firm has drawn up an agreement with the parish councils involved and the agreement stipulates that Roade Wind-
Projects can request funds as a 1 off, or on an ongoing multi year basis ( we understand that by multi year they mean a maximum of 3 years). The firm asks each Parish Council to produce an Annual Plan for the use of the money they offer and they decide if the plan is acceptable.
The proposals contained within the Annual Plan should support and promote the following causes, charitable, educational, community, environmental, renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable development and general community amenity schemes.
The Parish Council has decided that the first year's money will be used to provide some playground equipment for the recreation ground. This decision was made because there is a short window of opportunity to apply for the first years donation but they are asking for suggestions for the following year's annual plans.
The Parish Council hopes to get plenty of suggestions from the community but please note that the Parish Council will be the final arbitrator in deciding which project(s) to put forward when applying for the annual grant.
If you have something you feel will meet the criteria and would benefit the village they please email your thoughts to John Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org, speak with a parish councillor, or come to one of the parish council meetings on the second Wednesday in the month at 7:15pm at the school hall. We now have an Ashton Parish Council Website to enable villagers to keep up with the minutes of the Parish Council meetings. This can be found at the village website or by going to
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All the Ashton Parish Council details are now held on their NEW web site. This can be found at:…..
Ashton Yoga at Roade Community Centre,
Bailey Brook Lane, Roade.
Tuesday Evenings: 7.30p.m to 9.00 p.m.
£25.00 for a block of 5 classes or £7.00 for drop in .
Please contact Pauline Green
on 01604 863641
for more information.
Welcome to Ashton pack
Lots of information about Ashton for new
( and not so new people in the village )
Download the pdf, click below
For more details contact :
Tel: 01604 863 634
St Michael & All Angels Church
We meet -
Why not call in for a coffee, a chat and a chance to buy a homemade cake and browse the book stock? We are building up a good supply of up-
Wendy Turvey. 01604 863 627
There are three young people in the village who are just learning how to ring bells. Is anyone else is interested in joining them? The course is from 7pm on Tuesday evenings in Ashton.
For more information contact Marion on 864254.
Can YOU help?
Do you know any young people (aged 10/11-
Contact the Rector, Mike on 862284 or Marion on 864254 if you might be interested.
Ashton 50/50 Lottery: ( in aid of Church funds )
April 2014 Draw results
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PILATES and KEEP FIT
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Roade Fitness group
Bringing the gym to your doorstep for just £4
Meets Wednesdays 10am @
Methodist Church Hall, Roade.
ALL fitness levels and ages welcome.
Call Sue on 07587155018 for details
*PILATES** (Level 3)
Willison Centre, Roade
Roade Methodist Church Hall
Roade Methodist Church Hall
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Ashton Playground Association
Ashton Playground Association was set up earlier this year to meet the recognised need in the village for play facilities for children and young people. The need was highlighted in public meetings and in responses in the questionnaire regarding the Hut Land. The aim of the Association is to raise funds for playground equipment to be situated on the Recreation Ground to the back of the Old Crown Pub.
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The Old Crown Inn:
Licensees Bex and Ian welcome you to the
OLD CROWN INN
For details of our current planned events and menus see our web site at www.theoldcrownashton.co.uk
12 noon to 3pm and 6pm to 11.30pm
Food served 12-
Saturday 12 midday to 11.30pm Food served 12-
Sunday 12 midday to 10.30pm Food served 12-
Monthly Quiz Night
Normally every first Sunday of each month at the Old Crown 8.00pm,
call Bex for more information 01604 862268
For more information
Bex & Ian Street
Tel: 01604 862268
Ashton Village News Letter (AVN)
Latest Ashton Village Newsletter (AVN):
Issue No 140 -
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For our latest issue and
all the way Back to issue 1 !!!
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Ashton Mums and Tots Group
Come and join our Mums and Tots group held in the school on
Thursday afternoons 13.30pm -
contact Lynne Turnbull 075454 62892.
Grafton Regis walk & talks 2014
On five days during the year it will be possible to take a walk around Grafton Regis and meet many of the historical figures who lived here, ranging from kings and queens to commoners, and from medieval times to the present. The days are Sunday 27th April, Sunday 22nd June, Saturday 5th July, Saturday 20th September and Saturday 11th October. Some details of people and events in Grafton's history are on the village website at www.grafton-
The walks each begin at 2.30pm at the Village Hall and then we walk down to Grafton's Norman church. We finish back at the Village Hall, where tea and cakes are served. The cost is £7.50 for adults, £1.00 for students, and under 5s free. All profits are divided between the funds for the maintenance of the Village Hall and of the Church.
To book tickets, please phone Kathy on 0791 009 2132.
Roade Village Items:
We have thousands of books, audio books and DVDs for you to choose from.
Why not drop in and visit us.
tel: 01604 863783
Monday & Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday to Friday 2.00pm to 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am to 2.00pm
Sunday 1.00pm to 4.00pm
The mobile library visits Stoke Bruerne on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
The stop is at The Navigation Inn car park from 15.15pm to 16.00pm.
The mobile library also visits Hartwell on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
The stop is at 13, Blacksmiths Way from 16.50pm to 17.35pm
Home Library Service:
If you are unable to visit a library for reasons of age, disability or infirmity you are entitled to the Home Library Service. Home Library Service customers receive a free personal library service with a range of books, talking books, music and information selected according to their own preferences and delivered to their home by a volunteer.
If you care for someone who cannot be left alone, then you may also be eligible for this service. For more information phone 01327 703130
More information on the library service is available at
Friends of Roade Library
Did you know that Roade Library has a Friends Group? We support the library by raising funds and promoting the library in the community. Any money raised goes towards buying those little extras for Roade Library, such as craft materials, games and beanbags, as well as supporting events.
We always welcome new helpers, committee members, and ideas for how we can support and promote the library. We are also keen to get people from other local villages in the library. If you are interesting in helping or joining the committee, please contact the Chair of the Friends, Harriet Abbott (email@example.com 01604 86303). The committee meets once a month on a Sunday afternoon, apart from December and August.
Roade Surgery Patients Participation
Due to the restrictions on time of the carers meetings at the Roade surgery the Patients Participation Group have decided to join with St Marys Church to host monthly 'Drop In' Coffee Mornings at the church hall,. The meeting do not have a speaker but an information desk manned by someone who can give individual advice therefore allowing you to 'Drop In' ..As well as The Citizens Advice Bureau The PPG has invited Claire Bertram Gregory from Northampton Carers who is a community mental health expert along to this first meeting she will be happy to speak and advise you.
We are very much aware of the help needed by the carers in our community and feel that by joining this already established group we will be in a better position to offer a wider range of advice in a much more relaxed environment..
for more details,
Please call Vivienne Rust on 01604862320 or e=mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Join The AshtonVillage Email List
if you want to keep up to date with all the events and news in Ashton and receive an emailed copy of the Parish Council minutes, why not add yourself to the village email list. Simply send your email address to email@example.com and we will add
your name to the list.
Wendy Turvey 01604 863 627
Mens Own Rugby Club:
After many weeks of hard work refurbishing, the Rugby Club is now open.
Ashton Parish Council have helped support this work, and the club are happy for any of the village to visit the club, get involved and use the club for events.
For more information contact Jo Hill:
Club web site: Northampton Mens Own RFC
Letter from Mens Own Rugby
Club to Ashton Parish Council
In our previous response we clarified the arrangements with regard to bookings of
the club. As an amateur ruby club we do not have a regular income and rely on membership and donation to keep the club afloat. We have had to be careful with budgets as you can appreciate and our operating margins
are very tight.
We are keen to get more involved with the village and are happy to allow not
for profit community organisations to use the club for free.
In this instance if additional bar staff or caterers are required then additional costs
would apply as we cannot absorb these. If the club is to be booked by an individual
or organisation then the booking fee of £25 per hour (£20 for members) will apply.
We are not in a position to offer the hall for free to every village member. We are
happy to discuss individual arrangements and will be as flexible as possible.
If you would like any clarification or have any queries please do speak to the new
bookings secretary. Natalie can be contacted on 07816 542564 or
Phil Kimberley (Chairman, Mens Own Rugby Club)
Hall for Hire:
The newly refurbished clubhouse is the ideal place to host your next event. Whether it be a celebration party, corporate meeting or community project the Mens Own RFC can suit your requirements. Situated in the idyllic tranquil surroundings we can offer a fully licensed bar, 11 acres of playing fields, catering facilities, ample parking, disabled and baby change facilities and that all important wi-
For more information please contact the booking secretary
Mrs Joanna Hill 07779 061328.
Come and Play Rugby:
Aged between 7 and 17? Why not come and play rugby. We meet on every Sunday
Any level of ability and age are welcome at Mens Own, whether its to join the mini/juniors on a Sunday morning or the senior teams and be made to feel welcome in our friendly family clubhouse. We have a fully licensed bar as well as selling hot drinks and food.
For further club details, fixture lists and summer training dates, please visit:
or call Mike Northall on 01604 863605 for the senior team or
Angela Birch on 07747 447452 for the mini/juniors.
Men’s Own Rugby Club and Dog Walkers
The Men’s Own Rugby Club are asking that people walking their dogs in the area recognize that the field is used for playing rugby by adults and young people. Many of the local youngsters are learning to play the game at the club.
Having the field fouled by dogs not only unpleasant but also a health hazard.
Would people with dogs please refrain from allowing their dogs to defecate on the field and in the event of an ‘accident’ please remove the offending material.
Crime In Ashton
If you have anything to report
Visit us at http://www.northants.police.uk
Or see our Neighbourhood Watch page
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All donations to Ashton's
St Michael and All Angels church fund.
Hire Knights’ Hall:
You can now hire Knights’ Hall for your event
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Marion Wilson on 864254
VILLAGE SNAPSHOT -
‘A WALK THROUGH ASHTON'S PAST'
Copies of the book
are still available
To celebrate the completion of the 10 year project to re-
Village snapshot is a collection of photographs, documents, memories, facts, figures and video still that have been collected over the years by Andrew Fowler and David Farrand.
Written in an easy to read style, based on our popular historical Walk and Talk tours of our village. In addition we have added reminiscences of earlier days in Ashton.
Village Snapshot -
If you missed the opportunity to buy your copy, there are still some available.
Contact Marion on 01604 864254
for more information and how to buy a copy.
If you would like to order this book, please contact
Marion Wilson 01604 864254
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to find us
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If you are to visit Ashton, then consider
staying at one of our local hotels / B&B etc.
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Ashton Family History Scrapbook:
originally Published in 1953 – Now available again !
Over the last 54 years, this book has become a 'classic' for those wishing to study the history of Ashton village from its very earliest days to 1953. Its now re-
click below for more information and how to buy a copy © 2007
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