Join us on our facebook group throughout March where we will be bringing you an auction per day. No joining fee, just 'comment' your bid on the relevant post.
Lots of residents and local businesses have donated prizes and all money raised is going towards this year's Party In The Park at Gatcombe Farm.
Monthly Litter Picks
LA Together now organise monthly litter picks on the first Saturday of every month. Meet at Bike Shop (next to The Old Library) at 10.00 am. Bring a bin bag. All other equipment provided.
Equipment is available to borrow at any other time by appointment.
Children's Christmas Party
Saturday 11th December
Long Ashton Community Centre
Tickets on sale at LA Post Office
Christmas Kindness Project
From Monday 6th December we will be collecting gifts for the Christmas Kindness Project.
Collection box at Long Ashton Post Office.
Please donate tea bags, coffee, nice biscuits, chocolates, mince pies, small christmas cakes, bags of sweets, small gifts.
If you would like to nominate a resident to receive a Christmas Hamper, please email us with their details.
Santa on a Bicycle
Santa and the Vee Dubs vans will once again be touring our village,
but this year Santa is on his bike.
Monday 13th December
Starting at Pear Tree Avenue and making his way through the streets to the Ashton Court end of the village and back through again.
New Name for Bus Shelter!
We asked residents on our facebook group to help us come up with a name for the newly painted Bus Shelter.
The name that won was ......
This name was approved by Long Ashton Parish Council
at a meeting on 6th September 2021.
The Village Christmas Tree Light Switch On
Saturday 4th December 4pm, Lovelinch Gardens
Come and join us for carols, mulled wine and mince pies as we switch on the lights of our village christmas tree.
Saturday 27th November
Long Ashton Community Centre
The Children's Halloween Parties
Bookings open from Friday 1st October at Long Ashton Village Shop and Post Office.
Book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.
2 sessions; 2-4pm and 5-7pm
£6 per child, 3-12 years
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Can you help??
We are looking for cake donations please. If you can help, please also supply a list of the ingredients you used so that we can inform potential consumers.
To let us know in advance that you are bringing cake, please email email@example.com
Bus Shelter Mural
On the afternoon of Sunday 25th July, we plan to create a mural in the back of the bus shelter alongside Alexander May/The Little Tipple.
A local artist will paint a tree and then all local children are invited to come and place their handprints as leaves on the tree.
For more details click this link.
Christmas Eve Singing
Bill Roberts is organising Christmas songs and carols from our doorsteps on Christmas Eve at 4.30pm. If you would like to join in you can download the song sheets here.
Christmas Art Competition
Why I Love LA
The competition is now closed. Result will be announced here soon.
Thank you everybody in Long Ashton - you were so generous in donating Christmas goodies and money so that we could put together gift packs for some of our residents who might be spending Christmas on their own. Donations of goods can no longer be accepted and the packages are being delivered during Christmas week.
Thank you !!!
Long Ashton Remembered
Remembrance Sunday was different for all of us this year, but we're proud that Long Ashton residents young and old found new ways to mark the occasion and show our respect. Some more examples of how our community remembered those that have died in conflict, including the 97 parishioners of Long Ashton and Leigh Woods who have lost their lives in service of their country since 1914, can be found here.
Work is underway to build a new Memorial at the corner of Long Ashton Road and Theynes Croft. You can find out more via this link.
We couldn't mark Remembrance Sunday in the normal way this year, but Long Ashton Brownies and some of our residents decorated pebbles and placed them at the Polish Memorial in the church yard and a number of residents posted poppies and messages in their windows to show their respect.
Virtual Christmas Market
Our Virtual Christmas Market is now live!!!
Find original gifts and support local independents, all from the comfort of your own home. What's not to like?
For more information and a Facebook link, click here.
Scary Long Ashton
37 families decorated their houses and gardens to create a Halloween Trail as trick or treating was out this year. Despite some horrible weather the trail was a great success. Huge thanks to everybody that took part. Read more about it and see some pictures here.
Well Done Phred!!!
Congratulations and massive thanks to Phred Steer, who completed the Exmoor Trail to challenge himself and raise awareness for local community groups including LA Together.
Apples In The Rain at the Village Market
It was lovely to meet some of you at the LA Village Market in October. We were shivering outside in the rain, but managed to meet lots of our lovely residents who generously donated to our funds and took away some local produce from our gardens.
The Market will be back in the Spring and we look forward to meeting lots more of you then.
MacMillan Coffee Morning
Our first LA Together event - a socially distanced outdoor coffee morning organised with the support of the LA Cafe and with cake donations from our lovely residents raised a stunning £560.
We love events and we can't wait to organise lots more with your help and support. Thanks to everybody that supported us and came along.