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Festive handmade wreaths are back!

Festive handmade wreaths are back!

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First School Reverse Advent Calendar

First School Reverse Advent Calendar

The First School are once again creating a Reverse Advent Calendar to help the Caring Hands Foodbank in Evesham. Please see poster for more details.

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Village Remembrance Day Service

Village Remembrance Day Service

Afternoon everyone. The First School will be holding a Service of Remembrance on Monday 11th November starting at 10.45am. Everyone welcome to attend. Thank you.

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Ashton under Hill Soapbox Races 2020 – now open for entries

Ashton under Hill Soapbox Races 2020 – now open for entries

 

https://www.racespace.com/gb/david-taylor-3/ashton-soapbox-race-the-second-coming

 

Come and race the second edition of the incredible New Year’s Day Aston Soap Box Race.

Bring your friends and family and get your first, fast and furious adrenaline fix of 2020. This was a storming success last year; It promises to be even better this year…don’t miss out.

The race starts at 10.00 on 1st January 2020. All spectators and competitors are welcome.

If you’re competing, you’ll need to be in the pits at the top of the run by 9.00 ready for scrutineering.

The course will be along Elmley Road. The start line will be located between the turnings for Hillside and Cotton’s Lane. The finish line will be at the Star Inn.

Entry fees will be £25 per kart rider. Kart riders that are under 16 on 1st January 2020 are £10.

If your team includes mechanics / pushers / a medical team / a life coach then you’ll have to pay £10 per head (£5 for under 16s) for each of them too; we’ll collect the money for your pit crew on the day and you can have up to four people on your team.

There will be two race categories; under 16s and over 16s. This is based on the age of the kart rider.

There will also be a best fancy-dress competition and a best built kart award.

Other awards may be provided, depending on entries.

There will be a push zone at the start of the course (think winter Olympics bobsleigh style) – a penalty of 10 seconds is incurred if those assisting the start do not adhere to this zone.

The course is quite steep; competitors can expect to reach 20 mph.

Detailed race rules and regulations can be found here:https://www.racespace.com/assets/uploads/events/1245/custom_documents.0.file_path.pdf

There will be bacon sandwiches, cake, tea, coffee and alka seltzer available…a perfect way to manage the excesses of the night before.

Enter here – https://www.racespace.com/gb/david-taylor-3/ashton-soapbox-race-the-second-coming

 

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Big Quiz- teams needed

Big Quiz- teams needed

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Village Christmas Fair is coming!

Village Christmas Fair is coming!

Our Christmas Fair is a few weeks away. It’s a lovely festive afternoon with refreshments (mince pies!) included in your entry. The Fair relies on donations, so if you can help, contact Judith, details on the poster. Thanks everyone!

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Ashton Players new production  update

Ashton Players new production update

Ashton Players latest production is about to be launched! There will be an announcement during pre Christmas drinks at The Star, 7pm on Thursday 21st November. All budding or seasoned actors and backstage helpers welcome! In the meantime, here is a clue as to what we all may be enjoying next year…

 

Note: Please note date change, not 22nd as previously advertised.

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Piper Homes/Bredon Gate Roadworks Update

Piper Homes/Bredon Gate Roadworks Update

Just to remind you that roadworks (and road closure) will start outside the new Piper Homes development on 25 Oct as originally planned, NOT 22nd. Please see extract from email below from WCC, explaining the error. Original details attached below.
 
‘Initially there was an error in the advanced notice signage which was put out as the incorrect date of 22/10/2019 for the start of the closure. However after calling the works undertakers this was soon rectified and the signage was removed and amended to reflect the correct date of 25/10/2019. My supervisor also liaised with the works undertaker to reiterate that works will only be permitted during the half term period.
 
I can confirm that instruction has also been given that the works can only commence from 20:00hrs on 25/10/2019 and must be completed by 03/11/2019. I presume that local residents have perhaps seen the incorrect signage before it was amended to reflect the actual dates of the closure.
 
Trust this helps to bring some clarity to the situation.’
 
Compliance Officer
Worcestershire County Council
Directorate of Economy and Infrastructure
 

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What can we do with our village telephone box?

What can we do with our village telephone box?

We have a shiny renovated telephone box, complete with gold painted crowns! The question is: what useful role can we now give it? People have suggested an information point, where we could display posters and have stocks of e.g. the newsletter, flyers for events and other literature. Perhaps it could have a dual purpose with a book swap? Your ideas are welcome, although we might be looking for volunteers for any storage/shelving units etc that might be needed! Please email us at ashtonuhillcommunity@gmail.com or post/message us here.

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Dogs

Dogs

In light of the recent incident involving sheep and dogs, please see updated information on dogs.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

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Half term roadworks, Bredon Gate

Here are full details of the forthcoming half term roadworks for the new development.

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Reverend David Lewis

Good morning everyone. Very sad news that the man who died earlier this week near Ashton was Rev David Lewis, Rector of Elmley and associated parishes including ours. Please see statement below from the diocese. The Parish Council, on behalf of Ashton, send our deepest condolences to David’s family.
 
Dear all,
 
I have now been authorised to release the following short statement ahead of a formal statement from the Diocesan Office.
“The person whose death was reported in the Evesham Journal on 10th September and who had died suddenly in the area of Ashton under Hill, has now been confirmed as being the Reverend David Lewis, Rector of Elmley castle, with Bricklehampton and the Combertons, and Associate Priest in Overbury with Teddington, Alstone and Little Washbourne, with Beckford and Ashton under Hill.
A formal statement will be issued shortly by the Bishop of Worcester, and in the meantime our thoughts and prayers are with David’s family during this difficult time”.
This statement has been agreed with David’s immediate family and can therefore be used to inform people of this sad news.
My personal love and prayers are with everyone affected, and please feel free to contact me at any time should you need any support or prayers.
Warmly,
Allison.
Reverend Allison Davies
Vicar of Eckington, Defford with Besford and Associate Priest for Overbury

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Garage Sale tomorrow!

Garage Sale tomorrow!

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Ashton 5k returns!

Ashton 5k returns!

Runners..start training! Entry details will be posted soon.

Helpers & marshals needed!

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Mirka says goodbye

Mirka says goodbye

Hello everyone. New beginnings this week for our former playgroup as they become a part of First School. Mirka Alldrick, who worked with the children for 16 years at the playgroup, would like to send her memories and thanks.

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2nd Ashton 5k coming and needs your help!

2nd Ashton 5k coming and needs your help!

Ashton 5k  is returning and needs your help🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️

If you can spare a couple of hours in the morning on Sunday 17th November,  your help would be enormously appreciated🤗

Last year we had an amazing team of marshals, sign makers/installers, car park attendants, cake bakers, tea makers, toilet cleaners, photographers, tail walkers and a fab booking in team!

Please send me a message if you would like to help out, you will be rewarded with tea and cake on the day🤗🤗🤗
Thanks so very much in advance, Jane 😊

janeyswin74@gmail.com

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