Welcome to the Ashley Village Website, Northamptonshire
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Local Nordic Walking
If you’re looking for a great way to get fit and have fun in the process why not try Nordic Walking. It’s a great way to get to know our local countryside too.
It will help improve your overall fitness, burn 20-40% more calories than just walking, tone up your whole body, reduce tension in your neck, back and shoulders, lesson impact on your knees and joints, improve posture, co-ordination and core strength.
Fancy giving it a go? There are a couple of 1-hour taster sessions coming up on:
- Tuesday 25th June, 12.30 - 1.30 pm, Market Harborough
- Thursday 27th June, 9.30 - 10.30 am, Market Harborough
Want to learn more or book your place? Call Jo Douglas on 07949392018 or visit www.nordicwalkit.co.uk
Summer days are an ideal time to stroll down to visit our beautiful Grade 1 listed church.
The church is open throughout the year and inside you can admire it's beauty, upkeep and sit in peace. There are also books and novels for sale as well as jams and chutneys. Plus the box for you to bring items for the Corby food bank.
Many village volunteers work on the fabric and upkeep of the building and there are rotas for opening, cleaning and flower arranging. Enjoy!
Tickets now on sale
Reserve a Table for the Quiz Night!
The Fish 'n Chip Christmas Quiz Night is on Saturday 23rd November at 7.30pm. So put in your diaries in good time and why not take a tbale? Cost is £10 to include the fish and chips and prizes. The bar will be open. Contact Peter Oppenheimer - see newsletter for details.
Pétanque is now in full swing at the recreation ground. Social Sundays have now commenced on the piste - every Sunday at 2.30pm; just bring your boules and play.
The first Ashley Pétanque Tournament will take place on Saturday 8th June for a maximum of 32 teams of two players. 16 double teams have entered so far so do get in touch soon if you are interested. Entry for the tournament will be £5 per team with proceeds towards the Air Ambulance. The event will coincide with a beer festival at The George with live music and food across the weekend….so please mark in your diaries for what promises to be a great occasion.
The Rutland and District Petanque League has accepted the registration of a new Ashley team for the 2019 season. Ashley Athletiques will play home matches on the recreation ground and away matches around Rutland on Tuesday evenings starting in May. The team will consist of six players each match although the squad will need to be much larger. Practise sessions will start in April so please contact Jon Wells (address in newsletter) for futher information.
News from the Ashley MUGA Sports Committee
Excellent news! The tennis court and cricket nets at Ashley Sports Ground is open for use! See here for some rules to be mindful of. Many thanks to all those involved with getting this fantastic facility off the ground.
Ashley Village Facebook Page
We would like to invite all Ashley Villagers to join our "closed group" Facebook page. There are now 83 members (as of May 2019) and it's a great way to share the latest news.
Any Facebook member can search to join the "Ashley Village" group - just ask to be a friend and wait to be accepted! The group is organised so only members can view the contents. Once a member please feel free to post away - anything relevant to village life!
New Times for Community Bus
The Community bus service to and from Market Harborough is running every Tuesday from outside the George Pub to the Market Bus Stop in Market Harborough.
Leaves Ashley outside The George at 10.05
Returns from Market Harborough Market Hall at 12.40
For a link to the timetable please see here
Bus passes can be used. Much cheaper than a taxi fare!
Facebook for Village Hall and Church
Please visit the open Facebook page for the Village Hall. Great for those outside the village too as there are photographs which show the excellent amenities available for hire. Visit: www.facebook.com/ashleyvillagehall
Please visit the open Facebook page for the Church. Find out about upcoming events in our Grade 1 listed Church.