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South Northamptonshire Council has published the final version of the Part 2 Local Plan Draft Submission

We are inviting comments on this document from Thursday 4 October until 12 noon Friday 16 November.

You can view the documents here:
South Northants Consultations
and hard copies are available to view at libraries.

Comments can be made here:
South_Northamptonshire Local_Plan

See full details here.


Flood Resilience Project for Ashton

We are holding a special meeting on Wednesday 14 October at 6.30pm-7.30pm in the school to hear a presentation on this vital topic.

More details here and on the NCC website.


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:

10th October 2018 at 6.30pm:

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NPSG

16th October 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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Report problems with street lighting within Ashton Village


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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.