Big Tea Party for the Jo Cox Foundation 18th June

Save the date 

The Pavilion Café's Big Tea Party

Queen Elizabeth 11 Playing Field, Ashton LaneCH3 8AA

Sunday, June 18

3pm - 5.30pm 

Everyone welcome - the more the merrier

(not forgetting dads because it's Father's Day) 

Time for a Great Get Together

 There'll be lashings of tasty tea-time treats including delicious homemade morsels baked by our Café volunteers. 

And why not you bring your own tea party finger food for yourself, your family and your neighbours to share in the true spirit of a neighbourhood street party 

 We can't promise sun but we can guarantee fun

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93% of voters support Neighbourhood Plan in referendum

Thank you to all of you who voted on Thursday 4 May in the Referendum. The turnout was 28.8% and the percentage of those voting who voted in favour of the Plan was 93.5% [230 votes]

We really do appreciate you having made time and taken the effort to vote. The next step will be for the Council to receive a report on the plan following this referendum and if so minded approve it. This will see the Neighbourhood Plan “made” and taken account of when future planning proposals and applications are being considered.

My thanks to all  those who at different times have worked so hard on this plan and to those who supported the team through all the consultation stages of this process.

Jane Colville…. Chair of the Parish Council


Bumper Spring edition of Around Ashton out now

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Neighbourhood Plan News Update

 Referendum Date 4 May 2017

For information please use this link to the Council website


Could you be an OPAL trustee?

OPAL, the Rural Community Services (RCS) that provides services that improve rural life for people, is expanding and now needs to recruit new trustees to join its board of trustees. Trustees have a range of professional backgrounds and skills and the people we are looking for will want to make a difference in the lives of older people. We are all passionate about our mission and we are looking for others who feel the same.  No previous board experience is needed although it would be helpful. We welcome applications from people of all ages and backgrounds. We will offer trustees training and we pay out of pocket expenses to our trustees. Enthusiasm and commitment are the most important qualities we are looking for.

We have an application pack available from Linda Middleton, our Administrator. Please contact Linda at:  If you would like to contact us informally to find out more about the organisation or the role please email your details to Jane Colville, our current Chair at

Feel free to learn more about us by looking at our website,

The closing date for applications is 30.04.17