ASTON INGHAM NEWS 

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NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN UPDATE – MARCH 2021
The report on the Questionnaire data that so many of you returned has been completed. You can go and view it on the Parish Council Website NDP pages – type this link into your search bar:-
https://astoninghampc.org/ndp/ and click on the links there.  In addition there is also a link to all the file of comments returned to the free text questions.  So you can see how like-minded so many of us are about what we want to see happening in the Parish. Julia Askew (NDP Committee Chair).

A HISTORY OF ASTON INGHAM, A VIBRANT VILLAGE
Rodney and June Green would like to thank everyone who donated money by buying a copy of this booklet. A total of £360 was raised for the Air Ambulance by selling copies of A History of Aston Ingham. They would also like to thank the following people, Jean Parsons, John and Dawn Bennet and Janet Potter for their contributions of anecdotes and memories of the times and characters of the village of Aston Ingham.  Special thanks to Juliet Whatley for collating all the information and making up the booklets and to Janet Potter who helped to distribute them. Thank you.

ASTON INGHAM WI
All meetings are cancelled until further notice due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please contact Janet if you would like anymore information click here to contact

 

CARDS, PUZZLES AND BOOKS
Books and jigsaw puzzles are available to borrow from the Village Hall, also cards to buy. Just get in contact with me and I will arrange to open the hall for you. Please contact Janet if you would like anymore information click here to contact

 

VILLAGE HALL
Please contact Hazel for up to date information click here to contact
Village Lunches, Book Club, Coffee Morning, Country Dancing and Whist Drives are all cancelled until further notice. 
 
FOOTPATH REPORT
Any problems please contact Richard Potter click here to contact

 

WI KNIT AND NATTER
Members of the Knit and Natter group have been busy making rabbits for Easter presents.  They looked so cute that they thought you might like to see them.

Aston Ingham Wl have had a run of ‘Rabbits’ this Easter!

CHURCH INFORMATION
CHURCH SERVICES

Easter Sunday 4TH April 6.30pm Evensong with Communion

1st Sunday in month Evensong 6.30pm
2nd Sunday Zoom 10.30am Service with Rev. David Howell. Link ID 6974222801 Passcode 1662
3rd Sunday Village Praise 10am
4th Sunday Communion 10.30am
Contact our Rector David Howell for details click here to contact

CHURCH CLEANING
If anyone would like to join our cleaning rota please contact Janet click here to contact To make the job easier we split the Church into sections so no one person has too much to do. The more helpers the less work for everyone.

PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL 
The PCC is seeking a Secretary. Anyone interested should contact the Churchwardens – Allison or James click here to contact for further information.
The PCC is also seeking a Treasurer. If anyone is interested please contact the Churchwardens as above.

ASTON INGHAM PARISH COUNCIL NEWS

PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE

Why not visit www.astoninghampc.org for up-to-date news on community issues?

CONTACT:

Email astoninghampc@gmail.com

MARCH MEETING Attended by Mr J. Whatley (Chairman), Mrs J. Askew, Mr J. Harding, Mr D. Hardwick, Mr N. Smith (councillors)
Mrs M. Pettit, Mr D. Pettit, Mr T. Scharf, Mr C. Stacey (parishioners)

MINUTES OF FEBRUARY MEETING were approved.

ACTION POINTS addressed.

HIGHWAYS UPDATE
Potholes on D-Loop (UC70220) to be reported, also pothole by Broadfields and blocked drain at Warren Lane. Clerk had reported pothole by Cowley Lane to new (acting) Locality Steward, Natalie Jay, and it was dealt with promptly. Clerk to check what work has been done on road from Aston Crews to Lea Line before reporting blocked drains 
As the A40 has been closed at Lea, there have been several incidents involving larger lorries which have had difficulty negotiating tight turns.
Mr Whatley had been in contact with Balfour Beatty regarding the footbridge over the Ell Brook on AG8. They are still planning to replace the bridge where it and the concrete sandbags have fallen into the brook, but the path remains closed from Mill Lane to the exit by Lanx Cottage.
Letter read from Joel Hockenhull (Senior Drainage Officer) in reply to Parish Council letter about flooding was read and it was agreed that this was not a satisfactory response. Clerk to send reply.  Mrs Pettit, who had also written to Joel Hockenhull, but had not received a reply, re-iterated that we should keep writing to the relevant bodies and pursue any other avenues that might achieve results.  Mr Whatley will contact William Wilding (District Councillor) to see if he can offer any support. It was suggested that a Community Action Group for dealing with flooding issues could be set up.
The culvert opposite the entrance to Aston Court had been damaged, and stone had fallen into the brook, Contractors have been working here.

NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN                                                                                    
David Nicholson is two-thirds of the way through reviewing the data from the questionnaires. The committee now need to 1) Start drafting the skeleton of the plan, to include policies. 2) Instigate a call for sites. 
The Parish Council were happy for the committee to go ahead with this.
The committee are still keen to welcome new members to help with the development of the policies. Please contact Julia Askew, juliafitchew@hotmail.com  if you would like further information.

HEREFORDSHIRE GREEN NETWORK
Mrs Askew to circulate information to councillors as membership may be helpful for the NDP.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING -  Tuesday 6TH  April

Copy deadline for May edition - Saturday 10th April