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Could you spare a few hours a month to support The Chimes?  As we go to press, we still have no volunteer to replace Marilyn as sub-editor for the Aston Ingham village news section.  I (Angela) sub-edit The Lea section and I also coordinate the distribution of The Chimes within the Lea, so I would really like to hand over the Aston Ingham sub-editing to someone who is more knowledgeable about, and involved in, the Aston Ingham community.  That someone could perhaps bring fresh ideas to the news section.  Do get in touch if you would like to chat informally about this role.     

June Services - please see Church Services 

Churchwardens: Nominations were received for Mrs Allison Oastler and Mr James Harding who were unanimously re-elected along with five PCC members. 
Thanks to Mrs Margaret Minett, who has retired after many years’ service, and to Alan Oastler, minute secretary.
Thanks were expressed to Reverend David Howell and all retired clergy for their ministry.  Thanks also to Nic Walker, who volunteered to develop the Village Praise service leaflet and lead the service on the third Sunday.
Thanks also to all those who give their time freely to help our Church in any way. We couldn’t manage without your support. A well attended coffee and cake morning was held as a thank you. 
The church roof repairs have been completed, with grateful thanks to our treasurer, Mrs Allison Oastler, for her time and hard work in dealing with all the financial side.  Our next project is upgrading the Church heating system. 

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 11 June at 1.45pm. Our speaker will be speaking about The Foundling Hospital. All are welcome at our meetings. For more details contact Janet Potter ** 

KNIT & NATTER is on Tuesday 18 June at 2pm in the Village Hall. All are welcome, you don’t have to knit, just come along and join in the natter. Contact Janet Potter**

Friday 14th June at 2pm in the Village Hall. If you’d like to join us, please just come along, you’d be made very welcome. We are a very friendly group and our bowling is non-competitive. For more details contact Janet Potter**

The next Country Dancing will be on Friday 7 June at 7pm in the Village Hall. If you’d like to join us, you’d be most welcome. Any age, ability, or gender. No partner needed. For more details contact Janet Potter**

For details of the next meeting please contact Tania Detail on PDF copy on home page

The next Village Hall Meeting is on Tuesday 4 June at 11.30am in the Village Hall Committee Room.  TO BOOK THE  HALL  contact Sue Harding Detail on PDF copy on home page

SHANTY EVENING with puddings on Saturday 20th July at 7pm. Back by popular demand. Tickets £10. Contact Detail on PDF copy on home page To avoid disappointment please book early as the Shanty group has its own followers.

MIDSUMMER AFTERNOON TEA WITH PROSECCO OR CIDER - June 22  3pm.  Tickets £15 to include 1 glass of prosecco or cider plus a delicious tea. Contact Janet Potter**

Thursday 20 June at 12noon. This is held in the Cricket Pavilion (weather permitting) at the Stockings Field. We dress up in our finery (or not) and pretend we’re at Ascot. We have a chance to place a bet and watch the racing on the big screen. We start off with a glass of bubbly and a buffet lunch. All are welcome, ladies and gents, but please book as numbers are limited. Contact Janet Potter**

We now have a wheelchair stored in the Village Hall for communal use. If you would like to borrow it please contact Janet Potter**

The next Pop-up Pub will be on Saturday 29 June from 7pm to 10pm. Come and join us for a relaxed evening! No experience required!

BOOK CLUB COFFEE MORNING Friday 28 June at 10.30am. All proceeds from this month’s coffee morning will be donated to Cobalt. There will be a raffle plus our usual books, jigsaw puzzles and charity cards. For more details contact Janet Potter**

Many thanks to all of you who have elected to join the 100 club to support the village hall. We had our first draw at the May coffee morning.  
Winners were:

Gill Rigden - £14,

Chris Yates - £9,

Anne Tormey - £5.  
If you would like to join in, contact Julia  Detail on PDF copy on home page

Leaflets for several walks are available on the front of the Village Hall or on the Village
Web site   Any problems please contact Richard Potter Detail on PDF copy on home page

If anyone would like to join our cleaning rota, please contact Janet Potter**. To make the job easier we split the Church into sections so no one person has too much to do. 

CONTACT DETAILS FOR JANET POTTER**Detail on PDF copy on home page

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APRIL MEETING ATTENDED BY Cllr S Smith, Cllr M Pettit, Cllr A. Johnson, Cllr J. Whatley, Cllr C. Yates

APOLOGIES were received & accepted from Cllr N Smith

HIGHLIGHTS from the Parish Council Meeting held on the 9th May 24
May is a very busy time in the Parish Council, where we look back at the year gone by and also map out plans for the future.  This starts with the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council where we officially elect a Chair and Vice Chair for another year.  With our current Chair standing down, the opportunity arose for another Councillor to take the lead for the coming year.  

Maggie Pettit was voted in as Chair and Chris Yates as Vice Chair for the next year. The Members will continue to implement & develop plans agreed under Steve’s leadership to increase the effectiveness of the Parish Council. 

The Parish Council would like to thank Steve enormously for his work over the past year which has also included the appointment and induction of a new Parish Clerk, who is also aligned to the new plans. We wish Steve and Helena every success in the future.

Work continues with ANDEL on customising the sensors and heading towards local Flood Alerts. They are visiting on 22nd May to make some adjustments

Natural Flood Management – next stage
A meeting is scheduled for 16th May with Pete Belk, Gloucestershire Natural Flood Manager, to discuss NFM measures which might be taken to Slow the Flow in two areas of the Parish. This, is in collaboration with local land owners.

Progress Update and Community feedback 
Planning is taking place to arrange an invitation to the community to listen to progress made to date and to respond with ideas for next steps taking us forward in alleviating flooding issues in our locality. Further information will be available shortly via Chimes and the Aston Ingham Parish Council website. The views of the local community are important to this Project, funded by Chester University and Aston Ingham Parish Council.

This report is an abbreviation of the unconfirmed minutes. For a more detailed account and complete minutes when approved, please visit or email 

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