The Neighbourhood Plan

Work has begun on the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan for Ravenstone. These have been introduced through the Localism Act 2011, allowing local communities to be involved in planning decisions affecting them.

It will take several months to prepare, meetings of the Steering Group are open to the public and held in the village hall. Upcoming dates are on the Notice Board.

So that people can find out more about it and ask any questions, an open day will be held on Saturday 1st July in the village hall from 11am till 3pm.


The Fete 2017

Once again we were lucky with the weather and our fete, held in such a beautiful garden, was well attended.

Thank you to all who helped and made the day such a success.


The 2016 Carol Service was held on Sunday 18th December in the Church.

Annie MacGowan, Ravenstone's answer to Gareth Malone put her reputation on the line and came up trumps again, the choir was in good voice and made an admirable contrubution to the proceedings.

Our lovely church looked even more beautiful in candlelight

Carol Singing


The rain didn't dampen our spirits when we came together to celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday with a Royal Picnic

Here are some of the pictures taken on the day



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The Church now has a lovely new kitchen,
and so we can all have a look (and maybe meet with friends for a chat at the same time), there is a coffee morning at 10.30 on the first Monday of each month, (except Bank Holidays).

The next few dates are:- 3rd July, 7th August and 4th September

Put them in your diary, take a break from the Monday morning chores and catch up with friends or maybe meet some new ones.
Spread the word and help to make it a big success.
See you all there.


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According to the latest updates Ravenstone is due to get superfast broadband September 2017


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The Gate Group of parishes which includes Ravenstone, Stoke Goldington, Weston Underwood and Gayhurst, adjoins Olney on the west, is bounded on the north by Northamptonshire and on the south by the river Ouse. It has a population of about 220 and almost 100 houses.

The Village is 3 miles from Olney, 5 miles from Newport Pagnell and 12 - 15 miles from Northampton, Milton Keynes and Bedford.

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There is evidence that a community was present as early as the 11th Century. The Church Tower was built in 1250 and was probably built to serve that community. An Augustinian Priory was founded about the same time.

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In 1940 there were 9 farms, a Unionist Chapel, a village store/post office, a blacksmith, 2 pubs and the Church. Only the farms and the Church remain today


© Audrey Edwards 2005 Last updated 27/06/2017