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www.ashtonvillage.co.uk is being re-purposed
and will in future be available to access
the Ashton Village History Archive
of  pictures, maps documents etc

Ashton Church Of England
Primary School

It was a really busy term at Ashton CEVC Primary School last term.  Our Junior Class went on a fantastic adventure to Dorset for 4 nights to a PGL Centre in Osmington Bay.  Whilst there the children had an action packed week doing all sorts of activities such as abseiling, quad biking and rifle shooting.  It was an excellent week, the children and staff came home exhausted but with memories that will last a long time!  The children represented Ashton brilliantly and were impeccably behaved.

We had a fun time at our annual Easter Egg Hunt  The children followed clues around the village to find the eggs.  They then had to unscramble the letters to create an Easter phrase.  It was lovely to see families joining in and working together to solve the puzzle.

We currently have some spaces in our lovely school.  If you know anyone looking for a school place then please mention our hidden gem.  We welcome visitors to come and look what a special place we really are!

Jude Busari, Head Teacher, Ashton C of E Primary School,

Ashton Parish Council

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



Your village needs your help – litter and dog poo need to be picked up and thrown away in bins please. If you spot ‘FLYTIPPING’ then please report it to us but ideally via https://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/report

School Footpath

We are looking into getting the path lit with security lighting – if anyone can help with this please contact us.

Village AED

We have successfully applied for funding to have our own defibrillator for the village. It will be located at the Pub, with kind thanks to Andy, The Crown’s Landlord. There will be some resuscitation training available for anyone who wishes to have any – watch the notice boards and village email for dates!

Ashton Village Roads/Paths etc

If you notice or have a problem with our roads / hedges / footpaths / trees please report the via fixmystreet (used to be street doctor):


Villagers need to be aware that there is no money set aside to sort out bridleways or footpaths and some verges.

Recent correspondence:  Thank you for contacting the Street Doctor at Northamptonshire County Council Unfortunately due to current financial constraints we are unable to carry out any further mowing / clearance.

We have to all do our bit to help maintain them – if you can strim/mow, then please do so. APC arrange for the village owned green areas to be mown regularly but some verges are “no mans land” areas

Village Planters

The Parish Council would like to formally thank Bez and Jules for their hard work and efforts making the planters look colourful

Flood Resilience Project

As part of NCC Pathfinder II Community Flood Resilience Project we need to act as a village to take on managing potential flood threats. We have had a few volunteers to do their Flood Warden Training – we will update you in the next AVN.

We have successfully applied to various project funds for grants to start initial project work to clear ditches and watercourses.  There is NO central money to help. On-going issues will have to remedied by the village itself. If you have riparian rights on your land then you have a responsibility to maintain your land to allow the water course to flow properly.

St Michael & All Angels Church Events

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

The April Saturday Drop-In is on Easter Saturday  20th in the Knights' Hall at St Michael's church at the usual time of 10.30 onwards. We look forward to welcoming you for a coffee, tea and chat and a browse through the books.

The May Drop-in is on 18th and the June date is 15th.  Please come along, all welcome, We look forward to seeing you.    

Wendy Turvey 01604863627

Ashton 50/50 Lottery Club
( in aid of Church funds )

50/50 Club Draw:

The Ashton 50/50 Club is a monthly draw where 50% of the money generated makes

up prizes and 50% goes to help with the upkeep of Ashton's historic church building.

Numbers cost ú5 a month and the lottery is open to anyone over sixteen. The only other

condition is a minimum of six months membership.

There are four prizes every month with an extra Christmas draw taking place in December.

To join couldn't be easier. Just get in touch with Bronwen Kenny, the present

organiser, 01604 864914 and she will explain it all to you.

Remember " You need to be in it to win it!"

Please consider joining or buying another number.

The church building needs you.

Click Here for more information, rules etc  >>> information, rules

All our previous winners can be found in
the past issues of the Ashton Village News (AVN).

The AVN archives can be found at >>> AVN Archive

Pilates with Sue
Mondays ( Beginners) 5.45pm
Tuesdays 7.00pm
Willison Centre, Roade


Fridays 9.30am
(Fitness & Pilates)
Methodist Church Hall, Roade

All abilities welcome
Tel Sue 07587155018

Ashton Village News Letter (AVN)

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

Mens Own Rugby Club:

The club are happy for any members of the village to visit, get involved and use the club for events.

For more information contact Jo Hill:

Mob: 07779061328

Email: joannehill1975@yahoo.com

Club web site: Northampton Mens Own RFC

Mens Own RFC

We at Mens Own are trying to strengthen our links with parents, players and the community to be the rugby club of choice for the area. We are attempting to establish a way forward in reaching out to Ashton villagers and are in regular contact with parish councillors as well as the school and bonfire representatives.

We would love to see more locals at the club and I am sure that all visitors would be amazed at the outstanding food and drink served on a Saturday and at such low prices. The warm and friendly nature of the club make it a magnet for our members and we are sure that once you visit and enjoy the rugby on the field and the atmosphere off it, you will be as hooked as we all are.

We have ambitions to do so much more. Rather than being just a rugby club for our members we would love to know how we as a facility could benefit the village. What could we do to attract more members, visitors, hirers etc. I welcome any feedback or suggestions to firmly establish Mens Own RFC as part of the Ashton Community.

Glenn Nightingale  07734 1440238

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 http://www.northants.police.uk

Or see our Neighbourhood Watch page

Neighbourhood Watch

Support your Local Business’s

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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.

 for more information and how to buy a copy.
>>>Village Snapshot


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 66 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

Ashton Village History

Hartwell Road Village Green about 1900