Editorial 184

Your news… your ECN! Written by You, Produced by Tom & Jan Low and Mary Gribble. Hello Everyone, With Halloween, Bonfire night and most of this horrid year behind us, the countdown to Christmas has clearly begun. Hopefully we will be able to see some of our friends and family in some way or another […]

Virtual Christmas Market

As this year is a little different Eastington School Parents’ Association have setup Eastington Virtual Christmas Market, a private group on Facebook, where small businesses can sell their products and people can shop for nice Christmas presents in the absence of traditional markets. All sellers are asked if they would kindly donate a percentage of […]

Eastington Community Centre

Eastington Community Centre and Owen Harris Memorial Ground At the time of writing we are over half way through our second lockdown which has meant that for the second time our sports clubs and evening classes have been unable to use the facilities at the Community Centre since November 5th but hopefully it won’t be […]

Old Friends at Swallowcroft

  These beautiful horses, that have become a familiar sight at Swallowcroft, are moving on. Jackie and Samantha would like to say: “A big Thank You to the lovely people of Eastington who took our horses into their hearts. Sadly we will be leaving soon.”   … and Neil Darwent posted this on Facebook about […]

Cotswold Canals Trust

From a report by John Newton Vice Chair, Cotswold Canals Trust Today the National Lottery Heritage Fund formally announced confirmation of a £9 million grant to enable reconnection of the canal to the national inland waterways network at Saul Junction, thereby enabling vessels to navigate to Stonehouse and then on to Stroud. In 2018 Prince […]

Playgroup

We have been very busy so far this term, and have taken all of the opportunities the good weather has had to offer and spent lots of time outside. We have looked a lot at safety especially around fireworks this year. With firework displays cancelled we decided to let every child have the experience of […]

Poppy Appeal 2020 – a success!

An amazing £1525.32 was dropped into the Poppy Appeal tins in Eastington District this year. Due to the Covid restrictions, we were not able to have our normal door-to-door collections, and the number of static collecting places was massively reduced – so we really were not expecting to raise such a huge amount. On behalf […]

Parish Matters Dec. 2020

I hope you are all well and coping with this second lockdown. I would like to think we can look forward to as near a normal Christmas as possible. It is with much sadness that I have to report the death of Jill Simmons. She passed away on October 21st and will be greatly missed […]

Eastington Community Land Trust Ltd. (ECLT)

Eastington Community Land Trust Ltd. (ECLT) Providing the affordable homes that Eastington needs   Completing 23 homes in December 2020 After seven months of working under Covid-compliant procedures, E G Carter will deliver all 23 homes in December, exactly as they promised in May post-lockdown. That is very impressive project management, not only of managing […]

Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue

Thank you for your support of this charity which cares for and rehabilitates sick and injured hedgehogs. We are remaining open to admissions during lockdown. If you find a sick or injured hedgehog, please call us to arrange a no-contact handover. Hedgehog admissions: 07949 976717 General Enquiries: wildhogsoffice@gmail.com Hibernation guide Hibernation is a natural part […]

Halloween

In previous years volunteers have organised a group Halloween Walk around the village, however we were unable to do this in 2020 due to social distancing. We therefore came up with the idea of a Halloween Trail during Autumn half term, 19th – 30th October, which could raise funds for Eastington School. The trail featured […]

Be a good neighbour

Dog Mess We know that most of you are civilised people and pick up after your dog. If you are not one of these people, yet, please read on. You would not leave your own poo on people’s doorsteps, or gardens or on the pavement, would you? Then why leave your dog’s?? (Or allow your […]

Coronavirus Help

Eastington Volunteers Coronavirus Helpline A big thank you to all the kind volunteers who have been answering calls on the Eastington Volunteers Coronavirus helpline, keeping a watchful eye on the face book page, and helping wherever they can. We have closed the phone line for the time being as there have been no calls for […]

St Michael and All Angels Church

St Michael and All Angels Church, Eastington remains open for private prayer and reflection between the approximate hours of 9am-3pm (light and weather permitting) Thursdays to Sundays. At the time of writing, it is unclear what the situation will be for Church services, both online and in Church buildings from December 2020. For the latest […]

Editorial 183

Hello Everyone,, The evenings are really drawing in now, and there can be little doubt that our half of the world is slowly turning that little bit further away from the sun. But with that comes the harvest – which, if the community orchard is anything to go by, has been a bumper one. Even […]

Parish Matters 183

As I am writing this, the summer seems to have deserted us. I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the sunshine while it was around – and I hope you are all staying safe as Covid-19 rears its ugly head again. We are still having problems with litter in the Playpark and I become […]

Poppy Appeal 2020

Covid-19 has affected our society in many ways, and the Poppy Appeal is not exempt. The Appeal will go ahead, steps have been taken to ensure all Poppy Appeal activity is safe and in alignment with both national and regional regulations. There will be new ways to support the Appeal, but sadly the traditional door […]

Eastington Horse & Dog Show

Unfortunately, due to the COVID 19 restrictions, we have been unable to hold this year’s show. The Committee would like to thank the Sponsors and all who have supported us in the past years and hope we will be up and running next year. As you may know, the Show has been going for 80 […]

Horses at Swallowcroft

It’s lovely to see the horses in the fields behind Swallowcroft, but please do not try to feed them – even with pulled up grass. Horses can very easily be made ill by eating the wrong thing – (and almost everything is the wrong thing!!) – and please do not enter their field, horses are […]