Welcome to the official website of Church Aston Parish Council
FREE SMARTWATER KITS
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INTRODUCING CHURCH ASTON PARISH
Church Aston is a charming semi-rural village located adjacent and to the south of Newport, in the unitary borough of Telford & Wrekin, in the county of Shropshire. A population of 1,354 was recorded by the 2011 census.
In the heart of Church Aston village is the Parish Church of St. Andrew, alongside well-used community facilities in the Church Hall and the Village Hall. A recently refurbished outdoor play area is located off Wallshead Way and is popular amongst young families and children particularly during the summer months.
Church Aston Parish extends well beyond its village boundaries taking in the hamlet communities of Brockton, Cheswell, Longford, and Vauxhall overall covering an area of ~726 hectares. Just to the north of the village stands Church Aston Hill providing extensive views to the west across the Weald Moors and to the northwest towards Longford Hall.
There are numerous public rights of way and permissive routes linking the village to the surrounding countryside and to neighbouring villages.
Recent census information shows that ~65.5% of 16 to 74 year olds are economically active. 23% of the population are 15 years or younger, 43% are aged 30 to 65 years, and just over 12% are 65 years or older.
Nine in ten homes are owner-occupied with the balance either social or privately rented. One in six people living in the parish have a long-term limiting health condition, and around 11% of households do not have access to a car emphasising the continued importance of reliable and regular bus services.