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Ashton Parish Council - web site

All the Ashton Parish Council details are now held on their NEW web site. This can be found at:…..


 Ashton Yoga

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

Welcome pack

For more details contact :
Sandra Lemon,
Tel: 01604 863 634


St Michael & All Angels Church


Saturday "Drop-in" Book Club

We meet - usually on every 3rd Saturday of the month - for a chat and browse through the book collection we are building up.  10.30-12 noon

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-to-date novels and non-fiction and the books are only £1 each!  We welcome any children's books you may have finished with - it would be lovely to start up a collection for the younger ones to choose.Hope to see you there!

Wendy Turvey. 01604 863 627


Bell Ringing

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 10/11-16 years old) who have nowhere to go in the village where they can just "hang out", chat, listen to music or play table games while they have a drink and bag of crisps? The Knights' Hall is available for them if you feel you could commit to supervising their activities. You must be an adult, or group of adults, and would need to be CRB checked, but it could be very rewarding for any volunteers.

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

58 members -  Church donation £145.00
Christmas bonus stands at £??

Please help Support Our Church
Click Here for more information >>>more…




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)

Tuesday  7pm-8pm

Willison Centre, Roade

Friday  9.30am

Roade Methodist Church Hall


Wednesday 10-11am

Roade Methodist Church Hall


Tel Sue 07587155018


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.

Click Here for more information
and minutes of meetings >>>more…


The Old Crown Inn:

Licensees Bex and Ian welcome you to the
 For details of our current planned events and menus see our  web site at

Opening Times:

Tuesday - Friday

12 noon to 3pm and 6pm to 11.30pm
Food served 12-2.30pm & 6-9.30pm

Saturday 12 midday to 11.30pm Food served 12-9.30pm

Sunday 12 midday to 10.30pm Food served 12-4.00pm


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 141 - August 2014

Check out our full AVN archive

For our latest issue and

all the way Back to issue 1 !!!

Click Here for more information >>> AVN Archive


Ashton Mums and Tots Group

Come and join our  Mums and Tots group held in the school on
Thursday afternoons 13.30pm - 15.15pm.    
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

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:


Roade Library:

We have thousands of books, audio books and DVDs for you to choose from.

Why not drop in and visit us.

Contact details:

Roade Library

High Street



tel: 01604 863783


Opening Hours:

Monday & Tuesday  – Closed

Wednesday to Friday 2.00pm to 6.00pm

Saturday 10.00am to 2.00pm

Sunday   1.00pm to 4.00pm


Mobile Library:

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 ( 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


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 and we will add

your name to the list.
Or contact  
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:

Mob: 07779061328


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-fi connection.

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

10:30 - 12:00pm. Mens Own support sport in the community and have RFU fully qualified Coaches working closely with Hartwell School with after-school training sessions for year 4, 5 and 6 on Tuesday 3:30 - 4:15 and years 2 and 3 on Wednesday 3:30 - 4:00.

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

Or see our Neighbourhood Watch page

Neighbourhood Watch


Support your Local Business’s

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Shop on line:

Save money & Help Our Church

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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

Click Here for more information >>> Knights Hall Hire

Marion Wilson on 864254




Copies of the book
are still available

To celebrate the completion of  the 10  year project to re-order our Church, we have written a new book about  Ashton.

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 - A walk through Ashton's Past sold very well at the Book Launch in December and has had many good reviews.

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.
>>>Village Snapshot-2010

If you would like to order this book, please contact

Marion Wilson   01604 864254

or email



Visiting Ashton:?

How to find us

Click Here for more information >>> Maps

If you are to visit Ashton, then consider

staying at one of our local hotels / B&B etc.

Click Here for more information>>>Accommodation List


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-printed

click below for more information and how to buy a copy © 2007

Click Here for more information >>>Scrapbook - 1953