Editorial April 2022

Hello again, We are still enjoying the early spring as I write. What a joy to see – and feel – some real sunshine, to see the blossom and emerging flowers, and to see more people out and about. Even if there is cold weather in the forecast, this welcome taster is bringing hope of […]

Eastington Playgroup April 2022

We’ve had a very busy term so far and may the weather continue! Chinese New Year – the year of the tiger, sparked some interesting new foods to try. The children have enjoyed making Chinese lanterns and dragons. During the Winter Olympic games, we used maps to discover and explore our world, looked at different […]

Eastington Cricket Club

The usual pre season tension is in the air: Where did I leave my cricket kit at the end of last season and did I wash my kit after the last game? Those who found their kit (and washed it!) have had two net sessions already. There are two more arranged: ● Sunday April 3rd, […]

Eastington Craft and Chat Group

We enjoyed a lovely day out at Cheltenham Craft Festival in Cheltenham Town Hall. It was a very interesting day, the crafts on display were truly amazing – and although quite expensive I’m sure were well worth the money. We had a rest and coffees in the cafe, then some of us had a wander […]

Eastington’s coal wharf

Stephen Mills For more than two centuries, the Stroudwater Canal was one of Eastington’s most important features. Opened in 1779, its arrival cut through the village, creating an important trade route to the ‘outside’ world. At the time, its impact must have been significant, perhaps as great as when the M5 sliced through the parish […]

Walking for Longfield

Remember a loved one by taking part in this year’s Walk Longfield Community Hospice will be hosting a spring walk at 10.30 am on Sunday 15 May and encourages locals to sign up for the perfect family day out. The ‘Walk for Longfield’ will offer a choice of 5 or 10K routes, setting off from […]

Wild Hogs in your garden

Traditionally, spring is the time hedgehogs emerge from hibernation. This year, the weather has been so mild that many of them haven’t hibernated or have only done so for a short time. This means they need food and water, at a time when their natural food is limited. Hedgehogs naturally eat earthworms, beetles, bugs and […]


Do you play ukulele? Would like to learn? Come and join us on a Monday evening at 7:00pm in the Kings Stanley village hall. We are a small, friendly and informal group of players of various abilities know as The Stanley Strummers. Complete beginners welcome. If you think you might be interested in joining us […]

Farewell to Eastington Horse Show

It is with great sadness, due to the ongoing development in the area, that after all these years we will have to call a closure on Eastington Horse Show. The 26th Annual Show was held at Claypits in 1951 – the first show being held in 1925, so has been going for 97 years, possibly […]

Severn Vale Rotary

ROTARY in the SEVERN VALE We are so glad to have been able to continue with our fortnightly breakfasts at The Whitminster Inn and have enjoyed some exceptional speakers. In just the last few weeks we have enjoyed the knowledge and experience from newly appointed manager Stevie Edge-McKie of Farms for City Children about the […]

Eastington Parish Council April 2022

New defibrillator installed A new portable AED (Automated External Defibrillator) has been installed in Great Oldbury at the Travelodge Hotel entrance. Defibrillators are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest. This is when the victim’s heart stops beating, they will collapse, lose consciousness, and will stop breathing. A sudden cardiac arrest can strike without warning. An […]

Millend/Cress Green Path

We asked County Councillor Nick Housden why the renovation of this path had stopped half way. He has replied: “We have completed the section of the pathway that was in the worst condition and in the new financial year there are plans to complete the entirety of this path.”    

Eastington Methodist Church

At this time of year new life is breaking out all over the place as the days get longer and the weather warmer. This coincides nicely with the timing of Easter when, on the third day after His execution on the cross, Jesus Christ was raised from the dead to bring us all new life. […]

St Michaels and All Angels Church

We have a full programme of services and other events for Easter which are set out below and fortunate to have services both for Palm Sunday and the following week on Easter Day although at the earlier time of 10.30am. After the Easter break, we are arranging an Austerity Lunch for Ukraine on 30th April […]