Editorial 190 – December 2021

Hello Dear Readers, Welcome to this winter edition of ECN. A week ago I might have written ‘late autumn’ – but it seems that with the icy gales blowing outside as I write, winter has clearly decided to make its appearance. We seem to have fewer community Christmas-time events in the village than in the […]

Eastington Advent Trail 2021

Like a traditional advent calendar, a window in the village will be opened each night throughout December. The creators will illuminate their windows from 5-9pm and the windows will stay on display each night until the 1st January. So by Christmas Eve there will be 24 decorated windows around Eastington to explore. Maps will be […]

Alkerton Rangers FC

Alkerton Rangers FC the local football team based in Eastington are not only celebrating their 50th year in 2021, but are now proudly sponsored by very local business, Eastington Park. A new kit was presented to the team by Eastington Park owner Chris Greville-Heygate. Chris, an avid football follower, was more than happy to support […]

OHMG – Trustees news

During the summer and autumn the community centre and playing field has been getting back into operation, welcoming our regular users. We are now taking on a few special bookings and there are plans to revamp the website and booking system. A few months ago the OHMG centre manager Gill Glover gave notice she wished […]

Eastington Cricket Club

The Cricket season is over for the winter but Keith has sent us his take on the cricket world as he looks back on the trials of the covid-blighted season…..   As the sun slid over the equator and the Autumn Equinox closed the curtain on another covid cricket stage, the players could reflect on […]

Eastington Farm Shop

Now stocking Eastington Community Orchard Apple juice We asked you for suggestions of local charities to support this year. Thank you so much for all of your suggestions, so many wonderful charities that are doing great things locally. This time round, 100% of profit made from the sale of the Eastington Community Orchards (ECO) Group […]

Eastington Playgroup Dec 2021

As we approach the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ our playgroup is filled with jingle bells and festive songs as we practise for the Christmas concert we hope to hold for parents.     We have had another busy term, learning about Diwali. The children made tea light holders to celebrate the festival of […]

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 […]