Editorial 179

Your news… your ECN! Written by You, Produced by Tom & Jan Low and Mary Gribble. Dear Readers, I hope you all had a pleasant Christmas time and we wish you all a Very Happy New Year. – and a Very Happy Birthday to Betty Barnfield, whose 100th birthday we help to celebrate on page […]

Does Eastington have any Godcakes?

by Stephen Mills I know, you’re probably wondering what on Earth is a Godcake? I wondered the same thing after I heard the term in the recently televised revamped version of Worzel Gummidge. It was aired just before Christmas and starred Mackenzie Crook who also wrote and directed the two-part series. It turns out that […]

Eastington Community Orchards AGM

2018-2019 Annual General Meeting Members reflected on a quiet year, with inclement weather tending to happen at inconvenient times. Funds are stable around the £1,000 mark but Coneygree Orchard Warden Kevin Dalby observed that, with 58 established trees, our call for major expenditure was much reduced. The main activities at Coneygree are now in the […]

Eastington Community Land Trust on TV

BBC Points West acknowledges ECLT on New Year’s Day We were delighted to celebrate the start of work at Puddleworth Close with millions of people watching BBC News on 1st January. It was the “good news” story at the top of the Points West broadcast and featured the ECLT Trustees with their ceremonial Golden Spade, […]

Eastington Spring Flower Show

Saturday March 28th 1pm – 3.00pm in the Village Hall Yes! Spring really is coming – plan your entry now! Schedules, rules and classes will be available from the eastington.website as soon as they are available, and from the Post Office. If you are the proud holder of a trophy from last year, could you […]

Ladies of Eastington

Happy New Year 2020 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 times only) at The King’s Head House […]

Parish Matters 179

Firstly, on behalf of Eastington Parish Council, I would like to wish you all a happy, healthy New Year. For your Councillors, 2020 will be a busy year with planning issues and May’s council elections on the horizon. Also, we are looking forward to our celebration of 125 years of EPC, which will be a […]

Christmas Tree Festival 2019

An ECO-Christmas! Once again, the Christmas tree festival in St Michael’s Church was a great success, with some very innovative ideas.  The Stanley singers gave a concert amongst the lit-up trees. These are the trees that you voted for as your favourites. The School tree was cleverly constructed from recycled materials, The farm shop tree […]

News from your District Councillors 179

Congratulations from both Stephen and John to Mrs Betty Barnfield, on the occasion of reaching the remarkable milestone of 100 years young. May she have many more Happy Birthdays. On the District Council front, all four Strategic Directors that form the Senior Management Team, along with the Chief Executive, have been appointed. Three are already […]

Wild Hogs on TV!

Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue Old Bakery Cottage The Street Frampton on Severn Gloucestershire GL2 7EA 07949 976717 Registered Charity 1168800 Dear hedgehog friends, We had a very busy few months, with a surprise visit from the BBC Breakfast team! They came to visit our rescue and find out more about hedgehogs. We were able to […]

Longfields

Do you need more support? If you suffer – or care for someone – with a life-limiting illness, you can turn to the local charity Longfield Community Hospice Care. Longfield offers a range of services to help people live well with their illness, enable them to die at home (if they choose) and support people […]

St Michael & All Angels, Eastington 179

Thank you to everyone who supported the Eastington Christmas Tree Festival between 1st and 3rd December 2019. It was a huge success with over 400 visitors, with over £800 raised for church funds. Huge congratulations to Eastington Primary School for coming 1st with their Merry Recycling Christmas Tree, to Eastington Farm Shop for coming 2nd […]

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 […]

Playgroup

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 […]