Sep 24

The return of Scottish Country Dancing 1Nov 7:30pm

Tired of Wednesday evening’s TV?
Are you lonely or just bored?
Feeling out of sorts and in need of exercise?

Join Ashford’s friendliest group.
Enjoy music, fun, laughter and companionship.
Come along to the Village Hall to try out our ‘taster’ sessions
(Use it or loose it!)

1st & 15th November at 7.30pm

for further details please contact
Ish and David Yellowley on 831159

Sep 24

Bric a Brac – 21 October 11:00am

Ashford Carbonell Village Hall


on Saturday 21st October
11am – 1pm

Please bring your bric-a-brac to the Village Hall on Friday 20th October

during Pub Night between 7.30 and 10 pm
or Saturday 21st October before 10 am.

If you would like anything collected please contact
Janie 831322 or Wendy 831522


Proceeds in aid of Village Hall

Sep 24

October 2017

Knit & Stitch is about to restart after its Summer break.
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again and no doubt the ‘Show and Tell’ will reveal what everyone’s been up to. Please do bring your pieces of work to show, even if they are not quite finished. It’s always nice to see what’s been going on.
I will share some ideas for workshops but please do bring your ideas too. Nothing is written in stone so if there’s something you fancy having a go at, or an idea you would like to explore then please do share it and we’ll see if we can cover it in a future workshop.
You can bring any craft project you are working on and it’s a good opportunity to get on with those unfinished pieces. There will be a sewing machine available if you need one. If you are not working on anything but still fancy some ‘hands on’, then there will be an optional workshop that you can join in on.
Next meeting: Mon 16 October (3rd Monday) 2-4pm Ashford Carbonel village hall
Optional Workshop: Autumn leaves stitched bookmark.
Materials will be provided but please bring a small sewing kit if you have one.
Everyone is welcome
Janice Forsyth 831437

Sep 24

Caynham Ashford WI September 2017

Chris said that after what seemed like a long time it was nice to welcome members to our September meeting and also two new guests whom she hoped would join us in the future. Our Walking/Lunch/Cinema and Craft Groups are all starting up again after the sum-mer……summer!!! Unfortunately our speaker for the evening had to cancel but, ever resourceful, we had a game of Kurling. This is always such good fun, a lot of competitive barracking, clapping and laughing. Are we improving…….well maybe after a few more sessions. The Group meeting is on 28th September in Knowbury and the speaker Colin Richards is telling us about Conserving the Saxon Villages of Transylvania. Quite a few of our members are attending the event and I’m sure it will be a very informative and enjoyable evening, not only having an interesting speaker but also to catch up and have supper with our fellow group members. The competition is Egg Decoration, hopefully one of our skilled crafters will conjure up a beautiful Fabergé creation. Our next meeting is in Caynham on 11th October when John Swift will speak on Family History of Baking. The competition is a home made bread roll. We are always looking for new members and you can always be assured of a warm welcome. SMW

Sep 24

Clever Girls

During the past months five of our members have worked very hard and put in many hours preparing their entries for both the Shrewsbury Flower Show and Burwarton Show. Both shows are held in early August which means twice as much work. The standard in both these shows is very high, the rules and regulations stringent, not only in the articles produced but also in the staging of the displays. Of course this then also involves suggestions and expertise from husbands. I don’t think Sheila Bennett’s husband ever wants to taste another piece of Bara Brith again. The category for the Shrewsbury Show was Shropshire Life, the four themed elements were set in front of a beautiful wall hanging worked by Janice Forsyth. The Caynham Ashford entry deservedly won 1st prize and received the silver cup, Janice’s wall hanging won Best In Show and she was presented with a silver salver by Jo Swift the gardener. The category in the Burwarton Show was ‘A Day Out’. Our entry was based on the actual centenary day our members visited Llanfair PG to celebrate the first WI meeting in the UK which was actually held there on 16th September 1915. In keeping with the theme the ladies produced Bara Brith, baked to an original WI recipe, a stained glass tea light in the shape of a daffodil, Glamorgan cheese rolls and a flower arrangement made up of Welsh coastal flora, all these set against a wall hanging. The entry gained third place which was commendable if a bit disappointing as the judges remark was that there was a thistle included in the flower arrangement; this not the case as it was sea holly!!! Congratulations and thank you to Chris King, Ann Tyler, Janice Forsyth, Ann Hughes and Sheila Ben-nett, you have all worked so hard and have yet again produced award winning exhibits that all of our Caynham Ashford WI members are proud of. SMW

Sep 24

Ludlow Garden Club – Oct 2017

We are now into our winter quarters at the St. Peters Church Hall in Ludlow for the first of our meetings on Wednesday 18th October at 7:30 p.m., when we will have a talk by Ed Smith on Japanese Maples, for those lucky enough to grow them in their gardens. I have mine in a pot at the moment looking stunning in its Autumn colouring Come and learn more about this extensive species. Any further information /or a lift please contact me Susannah 711006.

Sep 24

In Memoriam

We are very sorry to report the sudden death on 14th July of Bronwen Coldwell at the age of 81. From her arrival in the village on Derek’s retirement over 25 years ago she has been an active and much loved member of the village community. Bronwen served as President of the Village Hall Committee for many years, organising many events such as bonfires, barbecues, garden parties and dances for the village along with fundraising for the many improvements to the Hall and its grounds over recent years. At the same time she was a governor of the Village School. She was also involved in the Farm Women’s Club and the South Shropshire Helping Hand Association which helps disabled people. Then in 1997 Bronwen along with Jean Walker and the late Frank Kelly took over responsibility for running the Ludlow and District Theatre and Arts Group.
Bronwen loved people and more importantly making people happy. She would go the extra mile to ensure that all needs were catered for. In particular she took great satisfaction through LUDTAG in making it possible for people to go to events which they would not otherwise have had the opportunity to attend. She will be greatly missed.

Sep 24

Autumn Fair – 4 November

Autumn Fair
In aid of St. Mary Magdalene Church

Saturday 4th November
10am – 12 noon

Ashford Carbonel Village Hall

Crafts & Gifts Cakes & Preserves
Tombola Raffle
Traidcraft Order your Christmas wreaths

Refreshments available

Offers of help to serve refreshments or man a stall as well as offers of cakes or preserves would be gratefully received!

Please contact Julia Hall on 877675.

Sep 24

September 2017

Clerk: Mr C E Williams, 2 Jockeyfields, Ludlow, Shropshire SY81PU
Telephone 01584 874661 Email: Website:
The Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council Meeting held at Ashford Carbonell Village Hall on Tuesday 19th September 2017 at 7.00pm
1. Present:
Councillors: Mr N Tilt (Chairman), Mr M Thompson, Mr J Hawkins, Mr M Bowden, Mrs C Bicker-Caarten
2. Apologies:
3. Items from Members of the Public:
No members of the public present.
4. Declarations of Interest:
Mr J Hawkins declared a personal interest in respect of planning application 17/04192/FUL
5. To approve the Minutes of the Previous Meeting:
The minutes of the meetings dated the 18th July 2017 were approved by the council and signed as a correct record by the Chairman.
6. Matters Arising from the Minutes:
a) The Clerk reported that a response was still awaited from Shropshire Council on when the damaged kerb stones on the Village Green will be replaced.
b) The Clerk reported that Shropshire Council will monitor the problem of dog fouling in the village.
7. Chairman’s Communications
No matters to report.
8. Planning Items:
Planning Application 17/04182/Full – Brookside, Ashford Carbonell – Erection of a two-storey rear extension (Cllr J Hawkins left the meeting for this item) – The Parish Council had no objection to the application
9. Highway/Amenity Items:
It was agreed to fund the cost of cutting the hedge between the Maypole and the School from the Environment Grant.
10. Financial Items:
a) The Parish Council had bank balances of £15,429 before the payment of the following accounts.
The following accounts were approved for payment:
C E Williams – Disbursement – £375.00
Came and Company – Annual Insurance – £282.80
C E Williams – Website Maintenance Grant – £840 (meet from transparency grant)
b) The Parish Council agreed the following grants:
Ashford Carbonell Village Hall – Grant towards annual maintenance of Hall and Field – £1,200
Ashford Carbonell PCC – Grant towards upkeep of Church Yard – £400
c) The Clerk reported that the accounts for the financial year 2016-17 had been certified by the external auditors Maars.
11. Consultations:
a) The Parish Council agreed to make the following comment on the Shropshire Council Car Park Strategy
In relation to Ludlow the free 15minute pop in parking should be retained and that the hours of parking restriction should not be extended from 6pm.
b) The Parish Council made no comment in respect of the Library Consultation Strategy as existing mobile facilities will remain for rural parish areas.
12. Next Meetings:
Tuesday 21st November 2017

Sep 24

News from St. Andrew’s, Ashford Bowdler – Oct

On Saturday, 9th September, Kirstie and John Turner hosted a village coffee morning at Old Yew Tree Farmhouse in aid of church funds, which raised the very useful sum of £195. Many thanks to all those who donated items for the refreshments and the raffle and to those who supported us on the day. Also very many thanks to Kirstie and John and the rest of their family.
On the same day, Susannah Hall rode for us in the annual ‘Ride and Stride’ event in aid of the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust. She visited 21 churches again this year and her sponsorship raised £280.50 which, as usual, will be divided equally between the Trust and our fabric fund. Well done, Susannah and very many thanks.
As mentioned in the September magazine, our Harvest Festival evensong this year will be on Sunday 8th October, starting at 6.30pm. The collection will, as usual, go to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution and the service will be followed by refreshments at Church House, to which everyone will be very welcome.

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