Aynho Long Walk 30 November 2017

On a cold frosty morning eighteen of us set out in the sunshine down Green Lane, at the approach to Lower Walton Grounds we turned right and followed the track along the valley. We crunched the ice on the many large puddles until we left the track and entered the next field. We continued along field edges until we reached the various paths into Charlton. As usual we climbed to the old stone pits and walked through towards the school. On the way we passed the herd of long horned cows, not seen there for many months. They chose to stay in the sun and watched us from afar. We continued down through the village and back up through the Rainsborough Camp. As the path at the top of the ridge is closed off at Green Lane we took the bridleway down to Charlton Road and walked back to the Pavilion along the road. On such a cold day we were delighted by a friendly welcome and a warm drink. The mince pies were nice too. 5.2 miles.

Aynho Quiz & Curry: 03-March-2018

Now in it’s 6th successful year, the ever popular Aynho Quiz and Curry night returns on ….  Book your tickets now for the most challenging night in the Aynho calendar and help raise money for Aynho Active.

Recorded Music Society

Keith presented a cascade of variety at our last meeting featuring Strauss, Verdi and Offenbach – Rachmaniov’s “Adagio” from Symphony No.2 followed by

Shostakovich’s “Ravel” and Borodin. The second half started with Elgar’s “Nimrod”, Mascagni, Dvorak and Beethoven followed. The evening came to an end with Andrea Bocelli singing “Time to say Good-bye”. A thoroughly enjoyable evening. Thanks Keith.  December 6th Lee will be presently accompanied by mincepies!!!

                                                                                                                                               Contact  Bob Mann 810264

Allotments 2018

There is vacant space for 2018 on the allotments in Charlton Road just beyond the Sports Field. £5 p.a.for a whole space or £2.50 for any part space. There is water now which helps with veg & flower production. If you would like to grow something – or many things –ring 810847 to talk about what you would like to do. Sharing allotment space makes it great fun and co-operative production.

Friends in nearby villages are welcome to apply.

Aynho Long Walk 23rd November 2017

We set off through the village and down Station Road to Millers Lane in bright sunshine but a strong cold wind. At the ford the water was over the track, although very shallow, for the first time since last winter. All 14 walkers managed to cross it without too many problems and continued over the bridge and along the edge of the stream all the way to the railway bridge near the Great Western Arms. By now heavy cloud had come over us and as we entered the tow-path rain blew into our faces. By the time we reached Souldern Wharf it was heavier and seemed to cut into us. It soon stopped however, and as we crossed the motorway  there was another glimpse of sunshine. Once in Souldern Village the sun was out again so we soon dried out. We crossed the fields to the Portway path and got back to the pavilion where Lee and his wife offered the usual delicious refreshments with their own lively style. 6.2 miles.

Petition: Stop NCC Bus Cuts

If you’d like to sign a public petition objecting to the discussed withdrawal of funding by Northamptonshire County Council for rural bus services, specifically route #499 affecting Aynho, please click the link below:

Take to me to the Petition!

Please note: This Petition has been created by a member of the public and not by Aynho Parish Council.



NCC are currently reviewing the budget for 2018/19 onwards.  They are under severe pressure to find the resources for Adult and Children’s Social Care, for which they have a statutory obligation.  As part of potential savings measures they are proposing to remove the subsidies for a number of bus routes.

This will include the subsidy to the number 499 bus that runs through the village.  The removal of the subsidy does not necessarily mean the removal of the bus service but it is likely to have an impact on the commercial viability of the route.

The review of bus subsidies is only part of a wider review affecting all aspects of NCC’s budget.

If you want more details you can visit the NCC website here.

Opportunity to have your say

NCC have provided an opportunity for residents and organisations to comment on the proposals which have to be made by 1st December 2017.  Aynho PC will be responding to this consultation to provide a Parish viewpoint.  However, if you are particularly affected by these proposals or feel strongly about them you can make your voice heard in one of three ways:

  • By sending an email to: consult@northamptonshire.gov.uk
  • To fill in an online survey   (Please note: the online survey includes all aspects of the consultation but you can skip to the parts you feel are relevant)
  • By writing to:

Draft Budget and Council Plan Consultation,

Northamptonshire County Council,

One Angel Square, Northampton,

NN1 1ED.


You may wish to copy your responses to the Parish Council at sadie.patamia@aynho.org

WI: Lunch at Buckingham

Buckingham Garden Centre was the destination of the WI this month.  As one date was not suitable for all we solved the problem by going in two groups.  The Gardeners’ Retreat Restaurant provided an excellent lunch and then it was down to the serious business of retail therapy.  We spent a very happy hour or so browsing the shopping area and making the odd purchase.  Besides the indoor and outdoor plants there was  giftware, a food hall,  an aquatic centre,  chickens, a Bonmarche, and, of course, the Christmas section.  All in all we had a very enjoyable few  hours and definitely a place to visit again.



BBC Children in Need Comes to Aynho

Tomorrow (Friday 10-November) sometime around 16.45 BBC Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge pedals through Aynho – so let’s get out and support them!

Organised by BBC’s OneShow the challenge is to pedal a rickshaw from London’s Broadcasting House to Glasgow arriving on 17 November.

For full details of how everyone can get involved go to the BBC Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge web site.

And don’t forget to come along to Aynho and cheer on the RICKSHAW pedallers! And give a bob or two!