Aston le Walls Parish Council

Serving the people of Aston le Walls

Clerk: Mrs. Gillian Taylor
Timbercroft, Welsh Road
Aston le Walls, Daventry
Northamptonshire NN11 6UD

Tel: 01295 660363

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Latest News

HS2 Road Safety Fund - Success for Aston

Posted: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:40 by Dick Stephen

The Parish Council made an application to the Road Safety Fund of HS2.

Any application had to be formally agreed by Northants County Council in the first instance and then HS2.

The application was originally made over 3 years ago and we have finally received approval for the following:-

  • A continuation of the pavement from the Plowden Close junction with the Welsh Road heading out of the village towards the A361.
    • It will go as far as the pinch point opposite the footpath in the field on the left.
    • Originally the request was to the A361, the path approved is a compromise.
  • 2 VAS units (vehicle activated signs) one at each end of the village on the Welsh Road.
  • 2 Chicanes, 1 between Plowden Close and the Garages. 1 between Butlers Close and Main Street. See note 1.
  • 1 new bus shelter for the school children, positioned better with appropriate drop kerbs either side of the Welsh Road.

With these measures in place the Parish Council hopes the Welsh Road will be a safer place for everyone and the speed of vehicles passing through greatly reduced. More »

For any queries please contact – chairman2019alw@btinternet.com

Note 1. Below is the response to our query about the positioning of the Butlers Close chicane by Matthew Barratt NCC Highways Traffic Management Team leader

The positioning of the one nearest to Butlers Close was for a couple of reasons. It will have the most effect where we feel it was most required (where footways and drives are present). We also need to ensure that although these are designed to slow and regulate speeds, we cannot place them where approach speeds are still likely to be high enough to cause safety concerns. In between Butlers and Blacksmiths there is very little in the way of footways, accesses or property frontages that is likely to influence a motorists speed. That is why we would prefer to use non-physical measures in this area such as the VAS.

The presence of the bend on the approach to the priority working has been identified but there is sufficient forward visibility available. Should a car be parked on the bend, then an approaching vehicle should proceed with caution accordingly. » Less

WANTED ... New Councillors

WANTED ... New Councillors

Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 22:37 by Dick Stephen

See attached PDF poster.

Please email the Clerk to register your interest. Packs will be available shortly for applications.

clerk@astonlewallsparishcouncil.gov.uk

Census 2021 - it's nearly here

Census 2021 - it's nearly here

Posted: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 14:57 by Dick Stephen

Every ten years the census takes place in England and Wales, providing insight into the people who live across the country and what their lives are like. This year, census day is on Sunday 21 March. You may already have seen advertisements on the TV, in newspapers and social media.

What is the census?

The census is a series of questions that gives a data picture of British society and this year it will give future generations a fascinating insight into how we lived during the coronavirus pandemic. More »

But, more importantly, it helps the government plan and fund services in local communities. The responses might highlight a need for a new school, increased health care facilities or other services in your area.

How does it work?

Next week (from 22 February) every house will be sent a Purple Postcard in the post to remind everyone that the census is on its way.

The following week every house will be sent an Information Pack. This will contain a unique code which will give access to the census form online using any device. The Pack will also explain how to complete the census and how to get help if anyone needs it.

If someone doesn't want to complete the census themself, a family member or a trusted person can do it on their behalf. People can also request a paper copy. Everything will explained in the Information Pack.

What information is collected?

The census collects information about individuals, their households and their homes. This information is collated and analysed and the first figures will be released next year. Billions of pounds of funding depend on the results of the census.

Is personal information safe?

Yes. Any information that is published following the census is fully anonymised. This year's census records will be held securely and will be released into the public domain in 2121 when they will be available for everyone to read.

Does everyone have to complete the census form?

Yes. It's a legal requirement to complete the census.

For more information visit census.gov.uk » Less