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In August, the Council took some decisions regarding how this year's Wind Farm grant should be spent .  

Residents will soon see a number of improvements to the village, not least of which will be 2 new benches on Stoke Road Green, to replace the 2 benches which have finally succumbed to a combination of old age and a spate of minor vandalism.  The oldest of the 3 benches, a gift to the village from the WI in the 1960s is to be refurbished.  

The village Millennium sign on Stoke Road has been taken down and is being renewed - it should be back soon - and a gate is being installed at the entrance to the Rec, to provide added safety and security for users, particularly those with children.  

The Council hopes that you approve of these improvements; constructive comments and feedback via the contact page on this site are always welcome.  

Street Lights

The Council is aware of and has reported 4 street lights (21, 24,27, 29) to our contractor, for repair.  Now that the nights are drawing in, please report any other dead lights you notice to the Council, either via the contact page or direct to: clerk@ashtonpc.org.uk.  The Parish Council owns and operates the street lights and so is responsible for their maintenance and all repairs.

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14th September 2016 at 7.15pm

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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-roads in Salcey Forest which forms the eastern corner of the parish. Ashton parish is approximately 3 miles at its longest, from Stoke Bottom lock to Salcey forest and covers some 1300 acres.

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.