The Parish Council receives a lot of comments from residents about speeding in Ashton.
The Council has arranged for Mr Steve Barber, the Northants County Council Road Safety and Casualty Investigation Officer, who leads for the County on Vehicle Activated Speed (VAS) devices to attend the next meeting of the Parish Council on Wednesday 14 March.
Steve will be speaking first at the meeting to allow him to get away so if you want to hear about the options for managing and controlling speeding and pose any questions to him, then please come along to the Primary School in time for a prompt start at 7.15pm.
The Draft Plan is now available to read HERE, and in due course a feedback form will be posted on this website for you to comment on the provisions of the plan.
14th March 2018 at 7.15pm:
22nd March 2018 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.