Parish Matters 182

I hope this finds you all well and coping with these trying times.
I would like to thank all volunteers and businesses for their help during the lockdown. I know many parishioners were very grateful to them.

Parish Council has continued having remote meetings via Zoom during lock down. These will continue until we are advised we can have our meetings at the Village Hall. All Parishioners are welcome to join our Zoom meetings and the invitation/links are on the Agenda. This can be found on our website at

We are still receiving planning applications which we are also dealing with remotely. You can find our responses on the website.

Following Government advice, we have reopened the village’s much used and loved Playpark. Volunteers placed posters to advise users of the Government safety guidelines. I’m sorry to report that, on checking recently, we found these notices have been removed. This is very disappointing, as they re there for the users’ safety. We would respectfully advise users to take note of the advice so the park can remain open. Also, please note that CCTV is in operation around the park and allotment area.

Also, be aware that the allotments are private property and only plot holders are allowed access. Some adults and unsupervised children have been wandering on the allotments, and there have been complaints of damage.

You may be interested to learn that I have been contacted by the newly appointed Headteacher of the new Academy School being built at Great Oldbury which, she informs me, is due to open September 2021. The Headteacher has provisionally booked the Village hall for 17th September, 2020, in order to share more information. This will be confirmed later, as it is dependent on further lifting of lock down restrictions.

The Parish Council is inviting applications for prospective Councillors to be co-opted to fill one Councillor vacancy. Please forward your application via email if possible to with a brief reason why you would like to be a Parish Councillor.
Muriel Bullock
Chair Eastington Parish Council
01453 826172 07715962309

Eastington Village Hall

We are pleased to be able to open our doors again to our regular group users from August. For the safety of our community, we regret that for the time being the kitchen will be out of bounds, and it is not possible to open for private functions yet. This will be kept under review and the Hall opened fully when it is safe to do so.
Please contact me if you need any further information.
Muriel Bullock, Chair of Eastington Village Hall Committee.
01453 826172 07715962309