Ashton Parish Council


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Report on future of Northamptonshire councils published 17 August 2018

The proposed local government reform submission papers will be available on Northamptonshire councils’ websites from 3pm on Friday, 17 August 2018.

In South Northants, councillors will meet on 30th August. Details of the meeting can be found at https://tinyurl.com/futurenorthants where those papers will be available from Friday 17th at approximately 3pm.


Consultation on the draft Northants All Age Autism Strategy

​Northamptonshire County Council, Corby CCG and Nene CCG are consulting on a draft Northamptonshire All Age Autism Strategy, which has been written by a mixed group of people in a steering group that included autistic people and family members and carers.

It says how different local organisations in Northamptonshire will work together to support autistic people of all ages in a much better way throughout their lives. We would like to know your views on the vision and priorities that have been identified to make things better for autistic people in Northamptonshire.

Please visit our website for further information.

Neighbourhood Plan

The Draft Plan is now available to read and discuss, and in due course a feedback form will be posted on this website for you to comment on the provisions of the plan.

Next Meetings

APC

Next meeting:

8th August 2018 at 7.15pm:

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NPSG

14th August 2018 at 7.30pm

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Meeting Minutes

To view or download copies of the minutes of Parish Council meetings, please click HERE.


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Ashton Parish Council South Northamptonshire

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.