This page is used in order for the North Aston Parish Meeting to meet its legal requirements to publish various documents, so that they can be examined by residents, other interested parties, and for statutory purposes. In addition, links are included here to the North Aston News, which is published each month and distributed (as a printed copy) to every household in the village.
The North Aston News
The full archive of North Aston News since 2011 is accessible here. Click on the button that aligns with the year (horizontal axis) and the month (vertical) to open the PDF in a new window. If your browser is not set up to view PDFs automatically, you may be asked to download (Save as) instead.
This electronic edition of the North Aston News is also distributed directly to most residents via email, as a PDF attachment, with the added advantage of being in full colour. Non-residents, friends, relatives and anyone with an interest in the community can be added to that mailing list, which is fully GDPR compliant. To be included in the mailing a person must submit an email to the editor of the News specifically requesting to be added to the list. To do so, please click this link: Please add me to the North Aston Mailing List.
Please note: The News is copyright © North Aston Village / CMC Graphics, 2011-2022. Reproduction of content, either textual, graphic, or photographic, is prohibited without the prior consent of the publishers. Please send an email for further information.
North Aston Parish Meeting
North Aston is a small community of around 160 households and is represented by a Parish Meeting. The Meeting holds an Annual General Meeting every January, at which three Officers are elected. For the period January 2020 to January 2021, these are as follows:
Chair: Lucinda Fuoco (email)
Secretary: Anne Savage (email)
Treasurer: Sue Hatzigeorgiou (email)
In addition, four further Forum meetings are staged throughout the year, at which residents are invited to discuss matters of local importance, and to plan events and happenings within the community.
The responsibilities of the Chair include the administration (chairing) of the AGM and Forum meetings, the preparation of a monthly statement (to be published in the North Aston News) and to act as a first point of contact for residents of the community should they have any concerns regarding North Aston, or are seeking assistance and advice with matters relating to their lives within the village. The Secretary is required to prepare Minutes of each Meeting (which are published in the North Aston News) and to be the primary point of contact for the local District Council (Cherwell) and County Council (Oxfordshire) with regard to such matters as Planning, Housing, Transport, Highways, Recycling etc. The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining a full set of financial Accounts for both the Village Meeting and the Village Fund, and for helping to administer the finances associated with the annual Village Fête (see below), the 100 Club, and any other moneys raised by the community in the furtherance of community projects and fundraising. This shall also include Insurance, both Public Liability and Asset.
The Parish Meeting is exempt from a full external Audit. However, as a consequence, the Treasurer is required to publish various documents affirming this fact, and these documents must be accessible for a minimum of 30 consecutive working days, although are usually available via the following link for the full year. You may view, and download, should you wish, a copy of this exemption certificate by clicking this link: North Aston Parish Meeting, Accounts, Audit, Certificate of Exemption. If you require further information, please contact one of the Officers of the Meeting using the links above. We regret we cannot, for Data Protection reasons, publish direct contact telephone numbers on this site.
North Aston Village Fête
North Aston usually stages an annual Village Fête every July. Regrettably, given the past situation with regard to Coronavirus, it was decided that the Fête would not take place in 2020 and 2021. It has also been decided that it will not be possible to stage the Fête in 2022 either, but plans are already in hand to revive the fête in 2023.
As well as bringing the community together, the occasion also raises valuable funds for village projects. Any profits generated by the Fête are usually split equally between the parish church of St Mary's, and Village Funds. Money raised in this way is used to benefit the community as a whole, although donations to local and national charities are occasionally made, at the discretion of the Parish Meeting.