Editorial 174

Dear Readers, Welcome to spring! – we hope you are all enjoying the sunshine. We hope also that you like our new blue pages format, and that the new category index will help you to find that special service you are looking for. Please support our advertisers where possible – without them there could be […]

Parish Matters

Enclosed in this month’s newsletter is the Parish Housing needs survey for 2019. We last conducted this survey in 2013/14 and the valuable information it revealed was the foundation for both our Neighbourhood Development Plan 2016-2031 (NDP) and the Eastington Community Land Trust (ECLT). People’s circumstances and needs change, so it’s important that we update […]

Purple 4 Polio at the School

For over 30 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world. The Purple4Polio initiative was launched by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland to raise funds and awareness for our efforts to eradicate polio and promote the work of our global campaign, ‘End Polio Now’. When a […]

First Eastington Brownies

Our Mamma Mia sleepover in January was a huge success and the Brownies all wanted to know when we could do it again! I never knew that so many meatballs could be eaten in one sitting, (they were absolutely enthralled by the concept of Smash, and that you could make mash without a potato) next […]

Eastington Primary School

Eastington Primary SchoolAs a school we have recently had a ‘Whole School Health Week.’ We were very fortunate to receive visits from people who were experts in different aspects of health and participate in lots of new activities. Lessons during the week focused on resilience by making ourselves a Superhero, developing our self-confidence and a […]

Eastington PlayGroup

Firstly, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported our recent Bingo evening, we had a brilliant turnout with some fabulous prizes on offer. We made a healthy profit and this has enabled us to purchase some new toys and replace some tired ones too. Thank you to all that […]

Love Toads – carefully

A Warning from the RSPCA As much as we love our wildlife, including these knobbly friends, please be aware that toadspawn can be poisonous to dogs. Do not let your dog swim in water where toadspawn can be seen, or to eat it. Toadspawn is easily recognised as the eggs are contained in long strings […]

Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue

Registered Charity 1168800 01452 740684 or 07949 976717 Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue Old Bakery Cottage, The Street Frampton on Severn GL2 7EA wildhogshedgehogrescue@gmail.com Hello from Wild Hogs. Well, we’re into April and our local hedgehogs will be out of hibernation getting on with their lives. We’ve overwintered quite a few in the hospital and will […]

Memories of Eastington – Mrs Bliss

Megan Timbrell has deep roots in Eastington. Coming from a long line of Eastingtonians, she was born in Cress Green and lived there for many years at what is now Cress Green Cattery. Her mother, Mrs Sylvia Bliss, has written down some of her early (and amazingly detailed) memories of life in Eastington. Megan has […]

Slimming World Groups

Another Spring is springing and we’ve had a fantastic couple of months at Groups. Free food February was a brilliant month of sharing all the wonderful foods we can eat while following our Slimming World Extra Easy plan and the Groups members lost an amazing 44 stones over the month. So what can you eat? […]

Chipmans Platt Roundabout

What’s all the fuss at the Shell Garage Roundabout at Chipmans Platt ? For several years now, Gloucester County Council (GCC) have been planning £4 million-worth of improvements – to our roundabout, to the Oldends Lane and Horse-trough roundabouts and to the traffic lights at Bridgend, all on the A 419. There have been plenty […]

St Michaels and All Angels

Easter at Eastington Church Bishop Robert is visiting the Stroudwater Team on Sunday 14th April (Palm Sunday), starting in Frampton-on-Severn with a Palm Sunday possession on The Village Green at 9.30am, followed by a Palm Sunday Service at Stonehouse Church at 10.30am. On Thursday 18th April (Maundy Thursday) at 7pm, we will be having our […]

Cake and the Country

Beautiful Bespoke Baking Jan Lawry moved to Westend just over two years ago and has already established herself as the area’s favourite cake maker with her company, Cake and the Country. Jan started the company just over ten years ago in response to a need for beautiful, bespoke cakes made from fresh locally sourced ingredients […]

From our Neighbourhood Warden

Tips for the spring and summer Hopefully we will enjoy a few hot days over the spring and summer; there are a few things that we still need to consider, staying safe and look after our property / possessions and living next door to our neighbours.  Remember to close your window when you leave your […]

Eastington Methodist Church

On a quiet, calm night 107 years ago, the White Star ocean liner Titanic impacted an iceberg with a glancing blow. What happened next has horrified and fascinated people ever since and it is a story of many “what ifs”. ith hindsight, if just one thing had been different, the outcome could well have been […]

New co-working facility

Spotdesk Coworking Unit 5, Stonehouse Commercial Centre Bristol Road Stonehouse GL10 3RD Just opened: a new shared office / coworking space. With solid wood desks available for freelancers, small businesses or charities to come and work in a professional workspace. Working from home can be lonely and can leave you feeling isolated. We know, we’ve […]

District Councillors Newsletter

Cllrs Davies and Jones took the new Chief Executive of Stroud District Council, Kathy O’Leary on a tour of Severn Ward in February. We toured Eastington, Frampton on Severn, Arlingham, Fretherne with Saul and Whitminster. We were able to point out various places of interest including the Snakey Park complex and the site of the […]

Community Project

Blue Frog Theatre Company – Community Project 2019 I am looking to create an original piece of community theatre based on local stories in and around our Parish of Eastington. I recently came across an article in the ECN about ‘The Band of Hope’ and wondered if anyone had any more information on this or […]

Eastington Community Land Trust Ltd. (ECLT)

Providing the homes that Eastington needs ECLT’s project to build 23 homes for affordable rent in Claypits has ticked almost all the technical boxes for the Stroud DC Planners. There remain just a few legal hoops to jump through before planning permission can be officially granted and a start-on-site date can be inked in. At […]

Cotswold Canals Connected

The Canal is a fantastic resource, and the restoration will benefit us all. Come along and see:- Construction Talk, Thursday 4 April, 7.30pm. Motorways, train lines & the missing mile – hear the engineering challenges from Ken Burgin, CCT CEO & scheme architect. George Room, The Sub Rooms, Stroud. Fully accessible. Meet the Volunteers, Thursday […]