Monday, 15 July 2019

ASTON ABBOTTS FETE - 20TH JULY AT 13.00

ASTON ABBOTTS FETE 
 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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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)

PLEASE TELL EVERYONE YOU MEET ABOUT THE FETE SO THAT HAVE A GREAT CROWD ON SATURDAY

Many thanks
Liz

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
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.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Aston Abbotts Fete Saturday 22 July at 1 pm

This year's Fete will begin at 1pm with a Magic Show by Colonel Custard until 1.45 - this will be free but donations appreciated if you enjoy the show. The popular dog show will start at 1.30 in the Grove. The Great Horwood Band will be playing on The Green from 1.45 and the Morris Men dancing after that. A variety of food and drink will be available. At the plant stall check out the map of the old fields around the village and try to find the hidden treasure. The Tug of War is back this year so come and cheer on the teams later in the afternoon.
Can you spare a bottle or 2, any good quality books, some bric a brac, or gifts. Home made cakes and preserves would be great. Donations can be dropped off at The Vines in Cublington Road, Church Farm in Cublington Road, or just bring them up to The Green on the morning of the fete - Thank you!.
All profit will be distributed to The Village Hall, The Village Church, the recreation ground reserve fund of the Parish Council plus a contribution to the November Firework display

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Aston Abbotts Village Hall News and Re-opening

Aston Abbotts Village Hall news – June 2017    
            
Re-opening ceremony – 20 May

Judy Hardcastle, on an afternoon of showers and sunshine, cut a slightly damp ribbon to formally re-open the hall after the restoration and extension. Janet Blake (AVDC, chair of the Grants Panel of the Community Chest/Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust, who gave us our first major grant) said a few words, as did Netta Glover, vice chair of BCC and our re-elected councillor. Graham White, the Community Links officer from BCC, also came along.


We were happy to see Tom Manning, who chaired the team back in 2000 and came all the way from Wingrave to see what we’d been up to! And we had a good crowd from the village. Formalities over, most people stayed around for a cup of tea and a look at the display of photographs showing the progress of the work. It was a very nice occasion and thanks to everyone who attended.

The works – finishing touches

We now have a new, very secure front door, and new curtains (thanks to Val Smith and Sally Palmer for altering and hanging these). We have a modest amount of cash left, and top of the list is a shed, or something purpose built out the back so that we can store some of the tables and chairs when not in use.

Bookings

The regulars are back, and we have yoga classes starting this month so look out for the adverts if you’d like to try it!

One-off bookings are welcome and we’ll be happy to show you around if you want to book for a private party or other event.

Liz Barlow now manages the bookings. You can email bookings to astonabbottsvillagehall@yahoo.com or ring Liz (01296 682605/07976 671701) or Nigel Palmer (01296 681152).  See our full table of rates in the Chronicle

Annual meeting

This was held on 16 May, and Liz Barlow was welcomed to the group. No changes to who’s doing what. We haven’t had any requests from anyone to join the group, but no problem, let us know if you do want to. We will continue to manage the hall and meet as necessary.

Caroline Lane – Aston Abbotts Village Hall trustees

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

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Aston Abbotts Fete - Saturday 22nd July 2017

ASTON ABBOTTS FETE 2017
SATURDAY 22ND JULY

ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE
ALDBURY MORRIS MEN
SILVER BAND
CHILDRENS RIDES
SKITTLES, COCONUT SHY + OTHER CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
BBQ, HOME MADE CAKES AND TEAS, ICE CREAMS, PIMMS
BOTTLE TOMBOLA, PLANTS, BRIC A BRAC, BOOK STALL
PLUS RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE.

Donations needed and can be collected a few days before so keep anything suitable.
Bottles especially welcome for the tombola.

Get baking too to donate cakes please.

Enquiries to fete@aston-abbotts.co.uk please