Editorial 178

Your news… your ECN!  Written by You, Produced by Tom & Jan Low and Mary Gribble. Hello Dear Readers, A hearty welcome to your winter edition of ECN. Once again, the world seems mired in politics and, although I can happily report that this is a fully Brexit-free zone, we do have our own local […]

Ladies of Eastington

Winter Greetings from the Ladies Of Eastington We are a small and welcoming friendship group set up to provide support, conversation, laughter and a reason to get out of the house for an evening! We meet up on the last Thursday of each month (during term time) at The King’s Head House from 7:30pm onwards. […]

Parish Matters 178

As many of you may already be aware, our Parish Clerk, Julie Shirley, resigned in October. We would like to thank her for giving us four and a half years of outstanding work, and we wish her every success in her new ventures. Julie has left the Council in a very healthy position as a […]


After a week of Halloween and firework celebrations over the half term holiday, we have returned to playgroup to create an exciting Christmas performance ‘The Magic of Christmas’ which we will perform at the end of term. We are also looking forward to making lots of Christmas crafts and cooking delicious treats to eat. We […]

Eastington Cricket Club

Eastington Cricket Club had a very successful season in the Stroud and District Cricket League this year. They finished top of Division 1 and gained promotion into the Premier Division for 2020. Will Beese won the league’s individual batting award and Fred Burridge the award for the league’s best all rounder. There will be one […]

Paper Memories – Blue Frog Theatre

Blue Frog Theatre Company’s ‘Paper Memories’ was a performance based on local stories, shared and passed down through generations, giving an insight into the history of the village through the eyes of some of Eastington’s most colourful characters. It was truly a celebration of community and was performed at Eastington Church in September. The cast, […]

Lost cottages – Stephen Mills

Everything eventually wears out or falls to bits, and houses are no exception. Even when they are meticulously maintained, there comes a time when their upkeep simply becomes too much or they no longer fulfil a need. But a bit of background to the two cottages pictured here. Well-known postcard collector Howard Beards from Stroud, […]

Hedgehog rescue

Hello from Wild Hogs. Well what a busy year we’ve had! We’ve now been able to release most of the hoglets which came to us over the summer and it’s great to know they’re boosting the population in their local areas – without us they would have had no chance. And now here we are […]

Ecotricity – FGR Stadium

Ecotricity – FGR Stadium – Second Planning Application and First Application Appeal Ecotricity are trying our patience and soaking up Stroud DC planning staff time (and our money) by pursuing a twin-track of: A second application, possibly to be heard in mid-December by SDC An appeal to H.M Inspectorate against refusal of the first application,scheduled […]

Book Club

Next Meeting: Tuesday 10th December. 7:30 in The Kings Head House Hotel meeting room Next Book: I know why the Caged Bird Sings. Maya Angelou Written in 1969 this autobiography describes the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou. The first in a seven-volume series, it is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how […]

Poppy Appeal

We raised £2,151.19 in our local collection for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal this year. We would like to thank the local shops for their support in having a collecting box, and of course we thank our band of door to door collectors. If anyone would like to help next year with the door […]

Eastington Methodist Church

It is nearly that time of year again when once again we celebrate Christmas and when EMC encourages everyone to think about its true meaning (which isn’t turkey, chocolate or spending a fortune in the shops second guessing what relatives and friends might want by way of presents). Its about a baby in a far […]