Editorial 186

Hello Everyone, Here we are in print again, and lockdown is slowly easing just a little bit – but let’s remember it is ‘just a little’ for now and not spoil all the progress so far by forgetting the rules. ‘Hands, Face, Space’ is still really important! It was very pleasing (a little smug-making?!) to […]

Meet the Eastington Wombles!

As I am sure most of you know, the Wombles are shy and wonderful little creatures that keep the place clean and tidy by collecting rubbish. Originally from Wimbledon common, they have spread all over the world, and we are lucky to have our very own pack here in Eastington – in the person of […]

Eastington Baby and Toddler Group

Eastington Baby and Toddler Group Eastington Methodist Church (opposite the butchers) Mondays 10-11:30am For any queries or to book your place call Beck Burgin 07511 197 265 After many months of lockdown, or only limited opening we are hoping to re-open on Monday 12th April. As yet the full details of the Covid–19 regulations are […]

Thank You to The Old Badger team

Once more Team Badger have been continuing with their weekly free meals service for the elderly and vulnerable throughout this lockdown. A huge thank you to all involved, the chefs and the brilliant delivery volunteers. This service will be finishing now that (Hopefully!)  outdoor pubbing will be possible again very soon and we can all […]

Eastington Primary School – Red Nose Day

Many of you may know that Comic Relief believes that a fair world, free from poverty, is possible, and that those closest to the issues have the best solutions. They partner amazing projects and organisations that are working to tackle some of the biggest challenges people face. At school we learned about a boy called […]

Parish Matters April 2021

I hope you are all well and looking forward to a little more freedom in the coming months. Parish Council is still meeting via Zoom every 2nd Thursday of the month. All Parishioners are most welcome to join us and contribute if they wish. To join a meeting please contact the Clerk. Census Day was […]

Eastington Cricket Club

“If”, “but” “hopefully” and “maybe” still dominate the prospects for cricket in 2021. We have watered the square and done some other preparation but the pre season indoor nets have been lost to covid. If the medical situation allows the Government to relax restrictions in line with their route map; If the OHMG committee decide […]

Remains of withey beds in Millend

Another slice of history exposed by winter floods Steve Mills’ recent article about the field systems in the Meadows which can best be seen during heavy winter rains, reminded me of another industrial/agricultural system in the field between Millend and Cress Green. Much beloved by dog walkers, as well, many people will identify this as […]

The Eastington Workhouse

By Stephen Mills Everyone has heard about the workhouse. It’s generally viewed as a place of hardship, misery, and absolutely the last resort for desperately poor people. And that was true for many workhouses, especially those in and around the major cities. But in some places, although life in the workhouse might be hard, it […]

Eastington Playgroup – vacancy

Vacancy: Play Assistant We are currently looking for a Play Assistant to join our small team at our popular village Playgroup, located at Eastington Community Centre, Snakey Lane, Eastington, Stonehouse. We provide care for children aged from 2.5 – 4 years old. We are looking for an enthusiastic play assistant, working as part of our […]

Wild Hogs – Hedgehog Rescue

  Registered Charity no: 1168800 Hedgehog admissions: 07949 976 717 General Enquiries: wildhogsoffice@gmail.com   Lucky Severn Lottery Stroud District Council has launched a weekly lottery for good causes in the area. Tickets cost £1 per week and 50% of tickets sold through our page will go to Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue. Please support us if […]

Eastington Methodist Church

At the time of writing, it looks like the constraints on what everyone can do caused by COVID-19 are going to be lifted stage by stage. As a result, we are planning a number of activities over Easter and a resumption of our other activities as and when we are allowed to do so. We […]

St Michaels and all Angels

  WE ARE OPEN We are pleased to announce St Michael and All Angels Church, Eastington now has extended opening times. The church is open 7 days a week, between the approximate hours of 9am-4pm. The Stroud District Foodbank donation point at the back of the church also remains open for your donations. Many thanks […]

Frampton Village Society Talks – update

A warm welcome is extended to everyone to come to our series of 2021 illustrated talks. The talks are on Friday evenings starting at 7.30pm, normally in Frampton Village Hall. The cost is normally £3.50/per person (reduction for members) including tea/coffee &biscuits. Here is our revised provisional program for the remainder of 2021 (Covid restrictions […]

Warning of Dog Thefts

Just when many of us need our canine companions the most, dog-napping has become prevalent throughout the country. This is organised crime on a huge scale – dogs and puppies are easy to steal and worth a great deal of money – for re-sale, breeding or cruel sports. Young and pedigree dogs are obviously most […]