SOCIAL CALENDER FOR 2016
It’s been a damp and grey winter so far. Moreton Road has been flooded on many occasions and a part of the Croft is closed for two weeks for essential sewer work on behalf of Thames Water. Please follow the diversions signs.
The Aston’s Café will be celebrating Shrove Tuesday on the 9th Feb with some glorious home-made pancakes. Not to be missed (10am – 12pm at the Village hall). Tea and Tec sessions at the Astons Café are continuing and the next one is on 16th February at the Village Café, Village Hall.
APAC Live Music night will be hosting another highly-acclaimed performer Natalie Williams. See the village news to book tickets before they sell out.
This month the Astons First World War project remembers William Knobes who died on the 2nd February 1916. Please visit the village war memorial to see a plaque which tells you his story. We are still looking for more information about William so please get in touch if you can help us: email@example.com
As some of you are aware, Oxfordshire Country Council are revewing their subsidies they pay to the bus companies with the view to withdrawing these sometime this year. The Parish Council are aware of this and are interested in hearing your views: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to try your hand at some work that benefits local butterfly conservation there will be a working party on Sunday 14th February 2016 up on the Aston Upthorpe downs. Details are on this page.More events here
An Introduction to the Villages
The two villages lie to the north of the Berkshire Downs in Oxfordshire, just off the A417 and three miles from the market towns of Wallingford and Didcot.
Both these villages have been inhabited since people first made their way along the ancient track known as The Ridgeway that is about three miles south on the Downs. The villages have a population of about 600 and are a lively and engaging environment for the local community who live here.
The villages sit right next to each other and behave as one community although there are formally two parish councils! Plenty of attractive and traditional cob walling, thatch cottages and flint and brick houses add to the ambiance of the villages and provide much historical and visual interest.
There are a number of useful commercial activities in the village, including The Chequers Inn with a French restaurant, The Sweet Olive, The Chequers Garage, PPP weekly Pilates classes, Something for the Weekend home baking and garden services.
You can download our Brief for New Arrivals to the Astons document here, which summarises much of the information on this site and includes and includes other useful notes on this beautiful area which is part of the North Wessex Downs AONB.