News From Ashton
Church Of England
The school are enjoying having a larger number of children on role, we currently have 52 children. We enjoy an exciting curriculum which we enrich with trips and visits, such as ice skating, pantomimes, rock climbing, science events as well as using the village of Ashton for more local field studies.
We have a range of clubs that take place throughout the year. So far this year it’s been netball, computers, construction, guitar, choir to name a few. The next two terms are always really busy, with lots of events going on, such as out annual show, our school fete, more trips and visits and enjoying the outside for sports events.
We are hoping to start work on our allotment after Easter, so if anyone has any spare pots, small hand trowels or seeds they would like to donate, we would be very grateful. We have a small tots group too, that run on a Thursday afternoon, so if you would like to join us for Tots, please contact the school and we can give you more information. If you are local to the school, or attended yourself as a pupil and would like to visit,
please contact us and we can arrange this. We enjoy showing children around our lovely
Melanie Whitlock, Headteacher 01604 863189
Ashton Parish Council -
All the Ashton Parish Council details are now held on their web site. This can be found at:…..
Ashton Parish Council
The Council has been advised by the Superfast Northamptonshire Team that Ashton forms part of the County Council’s Stage 3 plans with Gigaclear. The plans with Gigaclear involve about 6,330 premises countywide, with deployment starting soon and the final premises connected by the end of 2018.
Gigaclear’s solution involves Fibre-
The Team anticipate that more details in terms of phasing will be confirmed in June, when the planning and survey work has been completed. If you would like to find out more about the plans with Gigaclear please see the Progress Overview and Working with Gigaclear page on the project website:
Ashton Street Lights
Street lighting faults in Ashton are dealt with by the Parish Council so please
send details of dead lights to….
email@example.com or text / phone 07505 139832
From time to time, I get messages, as the Parish Council's Footpaths Warden from
residents about problems with footpaths that are impassable; sometimes it's because a
path is blocked by overgrown vegetation or a fallen tree, sometimes it's because the
path is obstructed by a fence or a damaged style.
The person with the authority to deal with such matters is the Rights of Way Officer (RoW)
at Northants County Council. The RoW Team can be contacted directly via the NCC
Street Doctor online portal,
click on 'report other problems' and then choose from the drop-
Where a report of the problem can be filed together with an option for the reporter to
receive updates from RoW by e-
unique reference number that enables the reporter -
check on progress.
The point here is that whilst I'm always grateful for residents letting me know about
problems with footpaths in the parish, experience is that a report submitted directly to
RoW by you (and then you letting me know the reference number) is more accurate and
often gets a quicker response than sending details to me, for me to report.
Give it a go!
Sarah McAllister -
The same applies ( see above ) to potholes and any other highways problem, which also have to be reported via the Street Doctor portal.
John Marshall, Clerk and Proper Officer, Ashton Parish Council
'Ryan's Glen', 31b Hartwell Road, Roade, Northampton, NN7 2NU
firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 07505 139832
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
Ashton Church Events
A Youth Group for all young people in Year 6 or above meets in The Knights' Hall each
month. Each meeting has a different theme. So far, these have covered things such as
First Aid, making animations and icing cakes. The next two sessions are on April 10th
and May 15th. The evenings run from 7.30-
spend in the Tuck Shop.
For more information contact Helena on 07713083588 or go along on April 10th.
After the success of last year's visit from Roade Community Choir, another evening of
music, helped along by refreshments, is planned for later this summer. Watch the notice
boards for more information nearer the time
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-
We meet in Knights Hall at the usual time of 10.30 to noon on 21 November and on 19 December, when we will celebrate the Christmas season with mulled wine and mince pies. We look forward to seeing you for a cup of tea or coffee, a chat and a browse through the book stock. Do come and join us!
Wendy Turvey. 01604 863 627
Ashton 50/50 Lottery: ( in aid of Church funds )
50/50 Club Draw:
Ashton 50/50 Club
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.
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PILATES with Sue
Willison Centre, Roade
(Fitness & Pilates)
Methodist Church Hall, Roade
All abilities Welcome
Call 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 !!!
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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'. 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:
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:
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-
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.
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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