Editorial 189

Hello Readers, Welcome to your Autumn edition of ECN – writing that makes me wonder just where the summer went – but at least we are still blessed with some sunshine. Harvest time is always an active time in Eastington, and this year we have been able to get back to celebrating the autumn bounty […]

Helping People in Crisis – Stroud FoodBank

Stroud District Foodbank was established in December 2011. A member of the Trussell Trust, they work alongside, but are independent of, the Long Table, Kid’s Stuff and the Furniture Bank.  Registered charity (no 1176306) They have three part time paid staff, 7 volunteer trustees, around 150 regular volunteers and another 150 volunteers involved in supermarket […]

Craft & Chat

The Craft & Chat gatherings are going really well. There are a variety of crafts being done and the ladies are all helping and willing to demonstrate their skills to others who may be interested. We have embroidery, knitting, cross stitching, crochet, needle felting and much more on occasions. A really relaxed atmosphere with tea, […]

OHMG – The Story – Part 4

In the last article, in 2001 ESCA had folded. The task of keeping the Village Hall going alongside trying to repair/improve the pavilion was overwhelming and life goes on, people moved on for other reasons. Around 2002 a new Committee was formed. It was called the ECPWG. This stands for (I had to check and […]

Wild Hogs – Autumn update

Registered Charity no: 1168800.  Thank you for your support of this charity which cares for and rehabilitates sick and injured hedgehogs Admissions: 07949 976717 General Enquiries: wildhogsoffice@gmail.com www.wildhogshedgehogrescue.org.uk www.facebook.com/Hodgehegs At this time of year, many people are tidying their gardens before the winter months. If you have left long grass, please do check it before […]

Eastington Cricket Club

It was great to finally get started on a more ‘normal’ season this year. Our objective was very much to remain in the Stroud Premier Division which is a tough division. Having previously been promoted on more than one occasion and then relegated straight back to Division One, this was something we certainly wanted to […]

Autumn Flower and Veg Show

The committee again would like to thank everyone that entered this year’s Autumn Show and their fantastic entries. The judges had an extremely hard job this year as the quality was so high, the jam/chutney judge had concerns that they wouldn’t sleep that night! We had 22 more entries than the last Autumn Show we […]

Fireworks – damage limitation!

Firework season approaches again – and these days ‘firework season’ is a much better description than ‘bonfire night’. The debate continues between those who believe they have a right to get enjoyment from fireworks regardless and those who see the terror and anguish they can cause to so many of our animals – both domestic […]

At St Michael and All Angels Church, Eastington, our regular pattern of services continues with Holy Communion at 11.15am on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. On 14th November 2021 we will be holding our Remembrance Sunday service. We are also planning to resume our Christingle Service this year. There are other services […]

St Michael & All Angels Church Library

The re-organisation of the library has continued since we were able to re-open in March. As available space is limited generally, the collection is restricted to novels and biographies only. Fresh titles are added every few months, listed and displayed on a separate bookshelf, and 43 novels have recently been added for September. Space for […]

Our bus – All change

In August 2021 the buses serving Eastington were changed. There are upsides and downsides to these changes – the downsides particularly disadvantaging anyone working in Stroud. What used to be our bus route into Stroud has effectively been replaced by the Number 64 bus – which now only really serves Great Oldbury. From Stroud it […]

Angela Reader

In August we said goodbye to Angela Reader – a very much loved member of the community and the Church. The bell ringers at Eastington Church rang a quarter peal (1260 changes) of Grandsire Doubles for 45 minutes to celebrate her life . “ May she rest in peace and rise in glory”.