Your Social and Community Calender for 2015
Welcome to Autumn in the Astons as the cold nights set in.
The Astons Recreational Committee are ready to bring you another fantastic Fireworks night which will be on Saturday 7th November. More details can be found here.
The autumn village clear up day will be held on Saturday 21st November. Our primary focus is to ensure that the footpaths and drainage ditches are clear and the village is ready for the winter. We are planning to run a morning session from 9.30 – 12.30. We will organise the work and allocate to those volunteering to ensure that the work is evenly spread. Please report any issues that you think need addressing and your availability to email@example.com
The Astons Community Led Plan (CLP) team wanted to thank everyone for filling in theforms over the summer. Keep up to date with them on facebook www.theastonsclp.org.uk or follow them on Twitter:@theastonsclp.
Le Shop is a fantastic asset to our villages. Claire Williams’ delicious Cupcakes and other freshly-baked goods are now available at Le Shop.
Tea and Tec sessions at the Astons Café are continuing.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.