ASTON INGHAM NEWS
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KNIT AND NATTER
My goodness, the Aston Ingham Knit and Natter and Crochet ladies have been busy, clicking their needles very fast lately! We all decided to knit for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee so it’s going to be red, white and blue everywhere! We have knitted bunting, chains, a large crown knitted by Maureen Spragg and Janet and Richard found a fallen branch to put in the entrance of the Village Hall so we have been making items to adorn it. Such a special occasion to celebrate, well done to all our ladies and such fun to do as well. The first knitting to go up on our Village Hall was to remember the people of the Ukraine so we made two long strips of the colours of the Ukrainian flag. Blue the colour of the wide blue skies and yellow represents the wheat fields. Barbara and Janet.
The next Knit and Natter is on Tuesday, 17th May at 2pm in the Village Hall. All welcome, you don’t have to knit just come along and join in the natter. We will be decorating our Jubilee tree and the hall with our knitted decorations. For more information on the crochet course please contact Tania Clayton on click here to contact
NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN – DRAFT PLAN READY
As you know, we have been preparing a plan to guide how our Parish will develop in the next few years. We have now reached the stage where we have a draft Plan – and we want to know what you think. To find out more, come along to the Annual Parish Meeting at the Aston Ingham Village Hall on Thurs 19 May at 7p.m. You can also read the draft Plan on the Parish Council website at https://astoninghampc.org/ , and there are printed copies at the Village Hall, St. John the Baptist Church and The Penny Farthing Inn.
The draft plan will be available for comment from May 3rd until June 15th. AI residents will have an insert in the Chimes showing how to read and comment on the plan on one side and the comments form on the other. Please return it: to the post box at the Village Hall, collection boxes at the Church or The Penny Farthing , or at the Annual Parish Meeting. By post to the Parish Clerk, Brooklands, Aston Ingham, HR9 7LS or email to the Clerk at email@example.com.
LOCAL POLICE COMMUNITY SUPPORT OFFICER
Our local Police Community Support Officer is Claire Denton. Claire can be contacted click here to contact
For information on booking the hall, Keep Fit, Pilates and various other groups please refer to the Spring/Summer 2022 edition of The Chimes Directory.
SHORT MAT BOWLING
Before the pandemic we did Short Mat Bowling in the hall. Inevitably age has taken its toll and several previous members are now no longer able to bowl. We thought we would try an afternoon in the hope we could encourage a few new bowlers. This has always been just fun and very low key. Come along to the hall on Friday, 10th June at 2pm to give it a try. More details contact Janet click here to contact
ASTON INGHAM WI
The next meeting on Tues, 10th May, 2pm in the Village Hall. At this meeting we will discuss the Resolution and also have a talk by the ladies from the Cobalt Unit who make our recycled cards. We warmly welcome three new members and also our friends from Linton WI who are joining us. All are welcome to our meetings. Contact Janet click here to contact
On Friday, 3rd June the Village Hall will be hosting a Bring and Share Tea. There will be a celebration cake plus some bubbly to toast the Queen. We hope this will be an event where everyone can get together to celebrate this momentous occasion. Contact Janet click here to contact
ASCOT LADIES DAY
Save the date: June 16th at the Cricket Pavilion. More details next month.
CARDS, PUZZLES AND BOOKS
Books and jigsaw puzzles are available to borrow from the Village Hall, also cards to buy. Contact Janet click here to contact
The reconstruction of the footbridge on AG8 is well under way. Thank you, to Ken and Ann Allen and Charlie, for the work they’ve carried out on AG8 at the entrance to Reslaw Wood. Leaflets for several walks are available on the front of the Village Hall or on the Village Web site. www.astoningham.wixsite.com/village Any problems please contact Richard Potter click here to contact
ASTON INGHAM CHURCH
Vicar – David Howell click here to contact
Church Wardens – Allison Oastler click here to contact and James Harding click here to contact
The Church is now open every day should you need a quiet time.
1st Sunday in month Evensong at 6.30pm
2nd Sunday Parish Communion Service at 10.30am
3rd Sunday Village Praise at 10.30am
4th Sunday Parish Communion at 10.30am
Evening Prayer is said every Monday at 5.30 pm
Please sanitise your hands and wearing of masks is at your discretion.
Benefice Service is on 29th May at 10.30 am at Weston under Penyard.
Thank you to Fred Bach, who after many years of managing the Aston Ingham Education Fund has now handed it to The Rector and Churchwardens.
Please join us on Sunday 5th June at 6.30 pm to commemorate our Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, followed by refreshments.
The chest just outside the Church Porch, has been dismantled to make safe prior to full restoration.
7 E Gwynn; 14 S Harding; 21 M Wheeler; 28 J Potter June 4 M Weller
ASTON INGHAM TENNIS CLUB, based close to Aston Ingham, is a vibrant 2 hard surface court, tennis club, with its own Clubhouse, including kitchen & toilet facilities, comfortable tables & chairs, with heaters available to enjoy off court time. We have court lights & plenty of parking, which we share with Aston Ingham Cricket Club. We have members from a very young age, up to long term members in their 80’s. We include social tennis sessions for all adult members, on Wednesday evenings & Saturday afternoons. We have friendly internal tournaments as well as playing multiple teams in Gloucestershire LTA leagues. We are now looking to engage a new coach for all age groups, also add new members, to boost our 100 memberships. Members can play at any time within the Club’s schedule of court usage. We can offer visitor playing with members, as taster experience sessions.
ASTON INGHAM PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE
APRIL MEETING ATTENDED BY Mr J. Whatley (Chair), Mrs M. Pettit, Mr N. Smith
APOLOGIES: Mrs J. Askew and Mr C.Tormey
Clerk to check and report potholes in various locations - Broadfields, Woodfields, Lea Line, Oaks Lane, Knapp Barn.
Bridge over footpath AG8. Work should be finished this week.
Mrs Askew is trying to contact Community Speedwatch, as recent results from the SID mean they may be prepared to support us.
The fourth meeting highlighted the need for continual positive liaison with landowners in order to prevent unnecessary flooding. We feel grateful to receive monthly data from ‘Rob the Rainman’ enabling us to gather evidence linking rainfall and its impact in the parish. A Zoom call with Steve Hodges (Lead Flooding Manager at Herefordshire Council), plus members of his team was highly informative and led to an offer of a second visit to the parish to identify next steps in flood alleviation with a focus on Natural Flood Management, Detailed minutes are available via the Parish Council website. Maggie Pettit - chair
Glenleith Farm. 221029. Erection of a timber cabin for holiday let use. No objections in principle, but positioning of cabin was questioned.
Storage shed/animal shelter at Aston Crews. There have been several complaints about this structure and the Enforcement Officer has looked at the site. Clerk to contact Scott Low (Enforcement)
NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN
The End of Grant report was completed and signed off by Groundworks.Funding has been made available for another year, so the final grant application will be submitted in April to cover the final round of spending for the Final Plan and referendum.The activities for Regulation 14 to start on My 3rd are all in hand. The information has been sent out to all councillors.
As part of Regulation 14, David Nicholson (consultant) will come along to the Parish Meeting on May 19th and give a presentation on our NDP and Regulation 14. There will be a flyer in the May Chimes, which will have information on one side and a comments form on the other, although people can reply by email if they wish. NDP team to contact people in the immediate village area to advise them of the meeting and the importance of community involvement.
The Chairman had received a letter of resignation from Councillor David Hardwick..Clerk to write a letter of thanks to Mr Hardwick.
DATES OF NEXT MEETING - Thursday 5th May (Annual Meeting of the Parish Council) ,Thursday 19th May (Annual Parish Meeting)