ASTON INGHAM NEWS
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ASTON INGHAM WI
On Tuesday, 7th July we had a ‘socially distanced’ Committee Meeting. Everyone seemed well and in good spirits, although our hair styles were a bit different from normal! Janet mentioned that she had never known what fly away hair was but she does now! We have decided to hold a Knit and Natter afternoon on Tuesday, 11th August at 2pm in the main room at the Village Hall. Barbara will be in touch with all the regulars but if anyone else would like to join us you will be most welcome. Please contact Barbara Butcher click here to contact to let her know you are coming so we can set out the hall in a safe way. If Knit and Natter works well, we will hold our WI Meeting on Tuesday, 8th September at 2pm. The speaker is Mary Sinclair Powell and she will be giving an interesting talk about the British Legion. For more information please contact Janet click here to contact
Both meetings will obviously be dependent on what is happening with Covid-19 at the time.
To keep everyone as safe as possible the Village Hall Committee have drawn up a few rules:
Please sanitise hands when entering the hall and only one person at the sanitiser at a time
The kitchen is closed so if you need refreshments please bring your own
Masks and gloves are optional at this stage
Door handles, chairs, tables, taps and toilets will have been sanitised before you arrive
Following discussions with our Churchwarden and Parochial Church Council it was decided that Aston Ingham Church remains closed for the time being. A review will be taken in the future.
ROSS COMMUNITY LARDER
Thank you to all those who continue regularly to fill up the box which is in the Church porch for the Community Larder. It is then taken to a safe drop off point. Numbers requiring help and support at this difficult time have increased over the last three months and will continue do so in the future.
The bridge on the footpath which runs from Mill Lane to Lanx Cottage, on the Aston Ingham road has collapsed due to erosion of the bank of the Ell Brook. The ford adjacent to the bridge can be used but it is best to wear wellies. For more details & a map check out our dedicated Walks page. It will remain out of use for some considerable period as repairs will be carried out by Balfour Beatty when resources become available. Any problems please contact Richard Potter click here to contact
CHURCH OPENING TIMES
The Church is shut at the moment but usually open during daylight hours. For future services please check notice boards. Prayers are usually said on Mondays at 5.30pm with our Rector David Howell.
If anyone would like to join our flower rota or provide flowers please contact Sue click here to contact You don`t need to be an expert at arranging flowers and they can be from the garden, hedgerow or shop. Any help would be most welcome.
CHURCHYARD MAINTENANCE AND CHURCH CLEANING
If you would like to help with this in any way, please contact John Whatley, Churchwarden on click here to contact. 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, obviously the more helpers the less work for everybody.
In the porch of Church is a box for tins/jars/cartons, so next time you fill your trolley pop in something for those less fortunate than ourselves it will be so appreciated. Donations must have at least three months left of their use by date. Most needed items are tins of meat, vegetables and long life milk.
A donation point is now in Aston Ingham Village Hall as well as the Church. Items most needed include milk, breakfast cereal, sugar, tins of rice pudding and custard
ASTON INGHAM PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE
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The below notes are an abbreviation of the unconfirmed minutes. For a more detailed account and complete minutes when approved, see the website.
meetings are currently cancelled