ASTON INGHAM NEWS
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Important Information about your NDP Questionnaires
Everyone in Aston Ingham Parish should have had a questionnaire through their door for each adult in the household. In many cases you will have been informed that this questionnaires will be collected by the person who delivered them. However due to Covid restrictions brought in on the 5th January this will not have happened. If you have your questionnaire at home still, please complete it and drop it into the box outside the village hall before Feb 10th. This is your chance to have your say on future planning in the parish. Thank You.
ASTON INGHAM WI
Our Mini WI Meetings have been very successful and we were just getting into the swing of meeting safely, socially distanced and wearing our masks when the new lockdown was announced. We have sadly had to cancel our November meetings. Janet will be in touch with members regarding future meetings in December and January. Please contact Janet if you would like anymore information click here to contact
KNIT AND NATTER
Our Knit and Natter group have been very busy knitting outfits for babies at the Premature Baby Unit at Gloucester Royal Hospital. Our photograph shows how busy they have been even though they were only able to get together a few times this year.
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.
NDP OPEN DAY
There was an error in our flyer in the November Chimes, the website address is as follows:
Thank you to Steve Batt for topping the path between Aston Bank and Mill Lane. It is very much
appreciated as this is a very well used path. It would be appreciated if other landowners with similar paths could do the same. We have had a number of paths where crops have not been cleared this year. For more details & a map check out our dedicated Walks page. Any problems please contact Richard Potter click here to contact
Mini Wl Meeting – “Nothing will stop Wl members talking!
What a wonderful selection of garments for premature babies - made by Knit and Natter
Thank you to Rodney and June Green for mowing the New Churchyard throughout the season.
To David Aubrey for tractor mowing and to John and Dawn Bennett for hedge cutting round the Churchyard.
Our Church was decorated with knitted poppies made by the Women’s Institute, a wreath was laid and the Union flag raised for Remembrance Sunday.
Following Church of England Guidelines the Church is now open daily for private prayer.
All welcome to join us on Wednesday, 16th December at 4.30pm, hopefully with a choir of six and
assuming we are allowed, mince pies and mulled wine will be served after the service. Please contact either Sue and James Harding click here to contact to book your place.
The Benefice Service will be on Sunday, 27th December at 10am.
Seventy families are now receiving food parcels, twice as many as in March and this will continue as many more find themselves struggling to buy food. Aston Ingham Church has a donation box in the porch and throughout September it was full many times over. Six full bags were taken to the Larder together with fresh produce from our Harvest Service. Thank you everyone who supports Ross Community Larder which is open Tuesdays 9am-12 opposite Lloyd’s Bank. Anyone needing help should contact our Rector Rev David Howell.
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.
ASTON INGHAM PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
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NOVEMBER MEETING (BY ZOOM) ATTENDED BY Mrs J. Askew, (chair), Mr J. Harding, Mr D. Hardwick, (councillors), Mr D. Pettit, Mrs M. Pettit (parishioners)
APOLOGIES WERE RECEIVED AND ACCEPTED FROM Mr J. Whatley, Mr N. Smith, Mr C. Tormey
MINUTES OF OCTOBER MEETING were approved..
Work has been done on two of the damaged bridges in the village.
Mrs Askew to report potholes in Oaks Lane.
Clerk to report water running down Crews Pitch and give reminder about potholes in D Loop.
Land at Morgans Farm – appeal. Clerk to confirm comments made on original planning application.
Amenity Land. The parish or church have been offered some land to be used as ‘amenity land’. There was a brief discussion as to what use could be made of this land at the front of Aston Court Road, but it was decided to postpone any decisions until the whole council were present. As this offer is being presented alongside a planning application, the council felt also that it would be better to wait until the outcome of this.
NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN
The committee are currently working on fine-tuning the questionnaire and especially the Visions and Objectives. The initial grant has been received and other budgetary considerations are being looked at. The information for the Virtual Open Day is being published on the website and is nearly ready. We would like as many people to look at this as possible and details will be given in The Chimes, on Facebook and shared in other ways to facilitate this.
REVIEW OF STANDING ORDERS
The Clerk had made amendments and added regulations regarding remote meetings and circulated this to councillors. Mr Harding proposed changes be adopted, Mr Hardwick seconded. All in favour.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING - Monday 7th December