Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Annual Parish Meeting - Wednesday 19th April at 7.30pm

Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish meeting will take place on Wednesday 19th April at 7.30pm in our newly refurbished Village Hall. This is not a parish council meeting, but a much older and more historic tradition, when the people of the village meet together to talk about community matters.

This is the meeting when everyone can discuss village issues and events, such as The Chronicle,  Bonfire Night and the Fete. It is a chance to meet and ask questions of your District and County Councillors, and hear a report from the local Police. Also  included on this year's agenda is a chance to air your views about the increased traffic coming through the village, and whether or not you think any traffic calming measures should be put into place.

Everyone is welcome to  come along, either to listen or to air your views.


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Aston Abbotts Summer Ball 2017

The ASTON ABBOTTS SUMMER BALL is to be held on the 15th July 2017

In Aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
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So make a note of it in your diaries.

Watch The Chronicle and the Aston Abbotts Postbox for ticket information closer to the time.

Regards

Frank & Louise

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Parish Clerk Vacancy


Aston Abbotts Parish Council has a vacancy for Clerk to the Parish Council / Responsible Finance Officer.

This is a part time role of around 25 hours per month which involves working from home and attending evening meetings (roughly nine meetings per year plus occasional committee meetings).

The Clerk’s responsibilities include preparation of agendas and minute taking for council meetings and committees, liaising with outside bodies, advising on procedures, actioning the council’s decisions, acting as the council’s financial officer and keeping the council’s financial records.

This is a very varied role, which will require you to have basic computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet maintenance and internet access (laptop provided); and most importantly a flexible attitude.

A full hand-over will be given and training will be offered to the successful applicant.

For further information contact the Chairman, Kate Curry, at norduck@hotmail.com  or telephone 01296 681137.
Please apply in writing with a copy of your CV to the Chairman:
Cllr Kate Curry norduck@hotmail.com

2, Norduck Cottages, Moat Lane, Aston Abbotts, Aylesbury, HP22 4NF

Friday, 10 February 2017

Aston Abbotts Village Hall News - February 2017


Aston Abbotts Village Hall news – February 2017

The works

Hope you agree it’s looking better all the time! The floor is drying, and the builders are working on the access ramp. We are busy now with getting the best deals we can for the interior fittings. The flooring will go down in February, and we’ll be looking for some good weather for the exterior decoration.

Reopening

We won’t be open in February, as I optimistically thought when doing the January Chronicle update; we are now thinking regular bookings from April. Please let Tracy know if you want to make a provisional booking for March. We hope to hold an “open afternoon” for villagers in the second half of March, and a formal ceremony later, on Saturday 20 May, when we will invite our funders.

Raffle

The raffle just before Christmas made us just over £1,000, so a very big thank you to anyone who bought tickets at an expensive time of year. We should now be able to complete the work without borrowing, which is fantastic. Val Smith won the hamper, John Abel Smith dinner for two at the Royal Oak, and Paul Williams the whisky. Full list of winners from Nigel on request.

Furniture

We are very grateful to Chris Looker, who has offered us 60 chairs unwanted by one of his London business clients. Since the furniture fund is still a bit low, this will give us a breathing space so we will buy new tables first.

Vale Lottery

I’m delighted to say that four of our supporters have now won cash prizes! Please buy your tickets from our page if you fancy a flutter.  The hall gets 50% of the value of tickets that you buy so here’s that link again:


Caroline Lane – Aston Abbotts Village Hall trustees

Aston Abbotts Village Hall Trustees group: Caroline Lane (Chair), Liz Hall (Secretary), Nigel Palmer (Treasurer), Peter Shorrock, John Whyte, Kevin Copping. Email: astonabbottsvillagehall@yahoo.com

Sunday, 29 January 2017

New Parish Councillor

Simon Guy has been co-opted onto Aston Abbotts Parish Council following the recent retirement of councillor Bob Carvey. The Parish Council wish to welcome Simon and also send their grateful thanks to Bob for his past commitment and service.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Village hall closed for refurbishment

Building work started in October; the work will take 12-14 weeks so look out for a grand re-opening in February!

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Thursday Coffee Mornings in the Church

Some twelve years ago two regular churchgoers, April Curnow and Rita Robinson, started the Thursday Coffee Mornings which have become such a popular social event for villagers and, thanks more recently to Tracey, they have continued to be so.

As the Village Hall will be out of use for several months, probably until February next year, the PCC has decided to hold a Coffee Morning in Church on the first and third Thursday each month, starting in October ie on Thursday 6th.  I am afraid we haven't yet the facilities to provide Tracey's yummy bacon butties but she will be there with hot coffee/tea, cake and biscuits with the help of a member of the PCC.

We will ensure that the church is warm as I can't believe the hot weather will continue into October and November!

We look forward to seeing all the regulars again on 6th October in church.

Caroline Abel Smith
Churchwarden