Monday, 6 July 2020

Aston Abbotts Village Hall re-opens

Under the latest government guidelines Village Halls can now open if they can comply with Social distancing requirements.

Aston Abbotts Village Hall Committee have made some changes to the terms and conditions to take account of the Covid 19 situation and requirements and we are pleased to announce that we are now able to take bookings for the hall again.

We have disabled the hand driers and provided paper towels as well as sanitiser for hands and surfaces.

If you want to know more about the measures that we have and are taking or you would like to talk about a booking for the hall, do get in touch with:

    e mail -

At the moment most activities in the hall have not yet re-started, and so do contact the organiser if you want to find out if the events that you normally attend are running or when they will re-start.

We look forward to welcoming villagers back to the hall.

Friday, 22 May 2020

Aston Abbotts Village Fete cancelled

Aston Abbotts Village Fete 2020

The Village Fete had been planned for Saturday 25th July this year.

I have waited as long as I could to make a decision as to whether to hold it this year depending on the government instructions on living with the Corona Virus.

After discussion with various parties I have reluctantly decided to cancel this year’s Fete.

My thanks to all those who have been involved in the early planning and hope I can have your support in preparations for the 2021 Village Fete next year.

David Gray
Fete Coordinator

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Colin Higgs BEM

Long time resident Colin Higgs was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to Aston Abbotts in the 2020 New Years Honours list.

Colin has lived in Aston Abbotts since he was a baby and he is actively involved in many village activities. In 2019 Colin completed 50 years of service on the Parish Council.

You can read more about Colin's life in Aston Abbotts in this interview conducted in Spring 2000.

Congratulations Colin, on a very well deserved award.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Aston Abbotts - Best Kept Village

Aston Abbotts has won the Gurney Cup for the Best Kept Buckinghamshire Village in our category - villages with less than 500 residents!

Aston Abbotts scored 94 out of a maximum of 100 points, with judges comments including :

"The churchyard is excellent, beautifully and sensitively maintained with a lovely wildflower meadow.

"The church noticeboard is a little scruffy. The village hall noticeboard, despite not displaying a Best Kept Village poster, was very good.

"The village hall itself is kept in good condition with fresh paintwork.

"The bus shelters were tidy and in good order.

2The recreation ground was also excellent with a good children's play area. Trees had been planted and the seat and planter at the far side all showed that care is taken.

"A real effort throughout the village had been made with floral displays and planters and the verges were tidy. It is evident that the community takes a real pride in the village.

"Overall Aston Abbotts is very deserving of its high mark and is a worthy winner.”

This is the wonderful result of all villagers having real pride in our village and being inspired and motivated by Chris Phillips who led the effort.
Well done everybody!

Monday, 15 July 2019


 20TH JULY AT 13.00
Local collectors will be calling on Aston Abbotts residents this week, to collect items for the Fete such as

  • Bric a Brac,
  • Bottles
  • Gifts
  • Books
as well as your raffle ticket stubs and money or unused tickets. PLEASE TRY TO SELL TICKETS to your FRIENDS,  COLLEAGUES & FAMILY.

Please delivery Cakes for the Cake stall/teas and Plants to the Fete on Saturday before 12.30.

Bric a Brac will be sorted at 6.30 pm in Church Farm Barn on Friday 19th July– please come along to help, even if you have not done this before.
To set up the Fete on Saturday morning – meet on the Green at 10am.
The more the merrier (and quicker both jobs are done).
Any questions re the Fete contact David Gray ((681952)  or Liz Barlow (0796 671701)


Many thanks

Friday, 5 April 2019

Aston Abbotts Fete - Saturday 20th July

A date for your diary! The Aston Abbotts Village Fete will be taking place on Saturday 20th July. Fingers crossed for a fine sunny day, as we're looking forward to sack races, tug of wars and lots of animals to pet!
If you're able to donate a few hours of your time to help set up, help out on a stall or help organise in other ways, we would love to hear from you.
Given the vast amount of support that the people in the village have always shown the fete, we would like to make sure that the fete supports those in the village too... If you have a small business and would like a stall to sell your wares, please get in touch! And if you don't have wares to sell, but would like to sponsor the fete / an activity, let's talk.
Thanks to everyone who has already confirmed they can help, and as always, for your support!
Best wishes,
Ali Carstens
Fete Coordinator

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Royal Oak to be sold?

AVDC have been informed that The Royal Oak, Aston Abbotts' only pub, is to be put up for sale. The pub has been run by Teri and Gary Moult for over 25 years.

Aston Abbotts Parish Council registered the pub as a Community Asset around three years ago and this means that a six week window has started for a local community group to register an interest in bidding for the pub under the Community Right To Bid scheme. The deadline for registering interest is the 13th February 2019.

If no local community group registers and interest with AVDC, which does not mean a commitment to bid, the pub can be sold on the open market. It is sad to think that the future of the Royal Oak, so long a part of Aston Abbotts, could now be in doubt.