Monthly Archives: June 2023

Anti-social driving in Avon Dassett

The village has recently suffered cars using the roads as a race track late at night. In such circumstances the police advise creating a ‘body of evidence’:

  • Logging each event by calling 101
  • Taking registration numbers if possible
  • Checking and saving CCTV images

You can also contact Cllr Alex Jackson who is the parish councillor responsible for crime.

For more information on crime prevention please see our Crime Safety pages.

Avon Dassett Soapbox Derby 24 June 2023

The annual Soapbox Derby was another brilliant day of thrilling racing, showcasing the village at its best and raising money for the Children’s Christmas Wish List charity.

Unfortunately, we had one accident but the safety car and first aider were quickly on the scene and decided that the driver should go to hospital to get checked out. He has a broken foot but is in good spirits and determined to come back faster next year.

Our junior race was very competitive and included our only female entrant and our youngest ever driver who was only 6!

Junior Soapbox Derby Results

  1. Max Merry in M Power (35.0 seconds)
  2. Freddie Morgan-Smart in Ready Freddie Go (40.3 seconds)
  3. Callum Lugger-Freke in DeLorean Back for the Win (43.8 seconds)
  4. Tyler Green in Rockie Patroller (45.8 seconds)
  5. Alicia Green in DeVi (52.0 seconds)

The senior racing was also very speedy with sub 40 second times being clocked! The head to head races saw some very tight finishes.

Senior Soapbox Derby Results

  1. Paul Merry in M Power (39.4 seconds)
  2. Brian Stanford in Norfolk and Chance
  3. Richard Burton in Acceleramus (42.6 seconds)
  4. Carl Marshall in Topstreet Torpedo

Filming in the Play Park 13/14 June

Crackit Productions will be using cameras and drones to film in Avon Dassett Play Park at the following days and times:

  • Tuesday 13th June – Camera only – taking close shots of surrounds/ park objects

10:45am – 13:00pm

  • Wednesday 14th June – Camera only – following our contributor around the park

15:00pm – 19:30pm

  • Thursday 15th June – Drone – using a small patch of land to take aerial shots of the park

13:00pm – 16:00pm

The park will remain open to the public during this time.

Annual Parish Assembly

There was a great turnout for the Annual Parish Assembly. 30 villagers assembled to hear updates on the parish plan and contribute their ideas.

The parish council asked Sarah Richardson, the co-ordinator of the parish plan update in 2021-2 to supervise the meeting. The formal proceedings were held and then Sarah organised an interactive session where residents could speak to parish councillors on their specific responsibilities and also add their thoughts and ideas in writing. Sarah will gather these altogether into a formal report which will be discussed at the 3 July meeting of the parish council.

Many thanks to Liz, and the parish council, for paying for, and organising the drinks and refreshments. The meeting was obviosuly a great way of engaging the village and the parish council will consider this in their forward planning.

Thanks to everyone who attended. This is the parish plan update:

And the minutes of the meeting are here: