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First School Reverse Advent Calendar 2020

The First School are once again doing their Reverse Advent Calendar this Christmas. Click on link below for details.

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FTTP Broadband reminder

FTTP Broadband reminder

For those who didn’t receive the Openreach email, BT are sending them out again. Check your spam/junk boxes!

Thinking of Penny Scotland

Thinking of Penny Scotland

We have received the very sad news that Penny Scotland died earlier this week. Her friend Jen Creese has written this tribute to Penny who played a huge part in the community over many years.

‘It has come as quite a shock, although we knew things were very serious.  Doreen Cope will be sending messages round to let her newspaper customers know.  We felt Ashton folk should be made aware of how much Penny contributed to the community over the years (when we were younger!).  She was chairman and secretary of the Social Centre over many years; she instigated the monthly luncheon club and also first organised the publicity etc. for Shindig performances.  She was a member of the W.I  and served many years on Committee.  Penny helped run Ashton Guides along with other mums and organised all the Ashton News deliveries for many years.  Penny was always busy with some project or another including her weekly dancing evenings with husband John.  Penny was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease just a few years ago and has also battled with breast cancer.  Her bravery and strength has been amazing and just four weeks ago we were at our Keep Fit class at Bredon. We shall all miss her terribly as she was such a great friend with a lovely sense of humour. 

Penny’s funeral will be held at Evesham Crematorium on 19th November at 3.pm. Owing to the current restrictions, there may be limited seating, so please contact John on 01386 881594 or scotlandpj@gmail.comcreate new email if you would like to attend.

We are all thinking of John and the family at this sad time. 

A46 Roadworks again

A46 Roadworks again

Good afternoon everyone. We have had notification that the A46 may once again be closed at the Teddington Hands roundabout between 9pm and 05:45am on 20/21 Nov. Let’s hope this is correct, as we know, this isn’t always the case!
Ashton Halloween 2020

Ashton Halloween 2020

A few pictures of this year’s Halloween

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Pumpkin Trail

Morning all. Just a reminder to all children that if you are decorating pumpkins for Halloween, ask your mum or dad to take a picture and send it to ashtonuhillcommunity@gmail.com (with your first name and age). We will then publish a gallery of all of them. Have fun!
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Harvest Festival News

Morning everyone. Harvest Festival took place yesterday at St Barbara’s. Here are a few pictures showing how the church was decorated with thanks to Judith Hunter, Doreen Parsons and Joan Richmond. A huge amount of food was donated for ‘Caring Hands in the Vale’ and they will be collecting it later in the week. The St Barbara’s team are tremendously grateful to everyone in the village who gave so generously, including the First School children and parents. They raised £54 in the collection for Caring Hands; who need all the help they can get at present when the demand for their services is so high.
Ashton First School children made the amazing Harvest banner you can see in the photos, and they also provided some unique recipes for pumpkin ice cream! Their work will be on display in the church on its opening days of Wednesday, Friday and Sunday if anyone would like to browse there.
easyfundraising for the village!

easyfundraising for the village!

Those of you that haven’t heard about easyfundraising, it’s a really easy way to raise funds for good causes at no cost to you. Our good cause is Ashton Social Centre. Those of us in the village who have joined have raised over £700 so far! If you join, ASC get a £5 bonus. Also, at the moment there is a chance we could win an extra £250 for the ASC. Lots of companies on there, e.g. opens in a new windowBooking.com, John Lewis, Amazon, TK Maax etc. Have a look! Click below.

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Star Sunday Lunch

Star Sunday Lunch

Happiness is … Sunday Roast!
Our Sunday roasts are all served with roast potatoes, local seasonal vegetables & rich homemade gravy.
Completely delicious! 😋
Service from 12 – 4pm – takeaway available also.
☎️ 01386 881325
High Speed Broadband for the village

High Speed Broadband for the village

Thanks to all who have signed up so far, but we still need more of you to join us. If you have any questions, please either talk to Nikki or go onto the website; details below.

Donations needed for Evesham Vale Welcomes Refugees charity

Donations needed for Evesham Vale Welcomes Refugees charity

As you may know, our telephone box was recently beautifully converted into a book exchange by Samer who is the father of one of two Syrian refugee families living in Evesham. Samer is also a master carpenter. The families are supported by The Evesham Vale Welcomes Refugees charity. Whilst the charity is always grateful for help for the families, they are seeking donations for other related causes at the moment, please see below. Any donations can be dropped at Huckstones, Cotton’s Lane. Thank you for your support.

St Barbara’s update

St Barbara’s update

St.Barbara Update

FTTP Broadband update

Thank you to those who have pledged so far. Please remember that, other than contract costs when FTTP is completed (estimated not to be very much different to average contract costs now), pledging will cost you nothing. Every pledge becomes a voucher that is funded by the government and this is the running total you see on the website.

Funding is limited and there has been a big uptake in applications for FTTP during lockdown, where people having to work from home or those doing home schooling, have been realising how poor their connection is. We really need to get pledging quickly and ideally within the next month. We are hoping that if we are successful, the village could be up and running with fibre approx a year from submission of pledges.

Remember also that a superfast fibre broadband connection will not only benefit all of us but will add value to properties for those intending to sell in the future. Even if you currently have a decent connection, please, please still pledge. We think even the best connections in the village get nowhere near 100mbps, so fibre can only be a good thing for everyone who use the internet.

The web address is Connect My Community
Any other questions contact:
Nikki at CllrMcIntyreAUH@outlook.comcreate new email.

Thank you again and we will keep you updated.

Parish Council

Ashton Harvest Festival

Ashton Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival will take place on Sunday 4th October 10.30am. Service in St Barbara’s Church, numbers limited to 30. All welcome but please check on 882087 to help with seating.

Village collection of harvest goods for Caring Hands food bank charity. The church will be open to receive items on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd October from 10am to 12noon both days.

Dried, tinned or packet goods with long use-by dates are ideal.

The Caring Hands centre is very much up and running and is grateful for our support.

PS All SD precautions will be observed!

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