THE PARISH OF ASTON

Aston Parish lies on the extreme western boundary of  the East Hertfordshire District and on the eastern boundary of the Stevenage Borough .

The Parish of Aston comprises of three areas, each with its own character. Aston Village is situated on the top of the Beane Valley ridge and has developed historically around the church of St. Mary’s. It has many older properties and now embraces a number of small developments and is home to the local school, village hall, cricket,

bowls, football and tennis club together with 2 public houses. 

Aston End comprises a number of active farms and small clusters of houses and cottages, many of which are listed . A butchers shop and public house are located there.

Hooks Cross ,situated on the busy A602 which dominates the character of this area , is a series of active farms and houses in a rural setting .

 It is bounded by the civil parishes of Walkern(NE), Benington(E), Watton(SE) and Datchworth(S).

The Parish covers 712 hectares running broadly SSE to NNW direction. It straddles the strategic ridge line between Aston Brook and the River Beane. Overlooking Stevenage to the west and the Beane Valley to the east, the ridgeline is a significant planning watershed and natural boundary.

The entire Parish is located within the Metropolitan Green Belt and is designated as a Landscape Conservation Area.

Much of the Village of Aston is designated as a Conservation Area although a number of the most historic building are located outside of this.

The Beane valley has been occupied since Palieolthic Man 150,000 years ago and there are several several sites of archaeological interest in the Parish.

The river Beane which is a tributary of the Lea and hence the Thames, flanks Aston’s eastern boundary. It was once a much larger river ssuporting boating and fishing activities.

Aston or Estone as it is referred to in the Dooms day Book formed part of lands belonging to Odo, Bishop of Bayeux. Until the 2nd World War, it retained a quiet

existence and even as late as 1991, 10% of  Aston’s residence still had agricultural interests.  

THE ASSETTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL ARE OUTLINED IN THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT

Parish Council asset register 2015-16.doc

 

THE POLICIES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL ARE CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW BUT ARE OUTLINED IN ATTACHED DOCUMENT BELOW

Parish Council Policies 2015-16.doc

THE BUDGET FOR THE CURENT YEAR 2015-16 IS OUTLINED IN THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT BELOW

 

budget2017.doc

budgetprecept 2017.doc

 

 

 

 






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