You may have picked up in the press the news that Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) is exploring the possibility of cuts to some services that will affect all communities in the county. The news was based on a report on the council’s Medium Term Financial Plan that had been published for the NCC Cabinet meeting that was held yesterday.
The Parish Council will decide on a response at its next meeting, scheduled for early November but anyone wishing to comment on these proposals should do so to the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday 31 October.
15th November 2017 at 7.15pm:
23rd October 2017 at 7.30pm
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Welcome to Ashton Parish Council
The small village of Ashton, seven miles south of Northampton lies approximately half way between Milton Keynes and Northampton. With 153 houses, and approximately 400 residents, Ashton remains still a small community compared with its larger surrounding village neighbours.
The lowest point in the parish of Ashton (235 feet) is at Bozenham Mill, a few yards from the border of Buckinghamshire and close to the banks of the river Tove. The highest is one of 426 feet, at the cross-
The earliest written records we have of the village come from the Domesday book where the village is described as Asce or Aceshille. The ash tree was held in veneration by the Saxons and there is little doubt that this was the origin of the name of the village. Our village history shows we seem to have had continuous habitation here since the Roman times and even earlier and has had links with Royalty (associated with the Grafton Estate) from Henry VIII through to Charles II.
Our quiet village is tucked between the trees and in the folds of the hills, is south west facing and usually quiet, other than when the London – Birmingham express train rushes through the village. The railway line on its embankment (north – south) cuts the village in two. The eastern and smaller part of the village known locally as ‘Little Ashton’.
Most of the residents work in the local towns and villages, with some commuting to London & Birmingham, though in recent years some are becoming ‘home based’ in the village. We have a thriving local primary School, Church and pub, the Old Crown Inn.