Editorial 194 – Oct 2022

“Written by You, Produced by Sue Halas and delivered by many!” Dear Readers, Welcome to a slightly different magazine! Inside you will find articles from your favourite contributors plus lots of new material. My aim is for the magazine to continue to provide local news and views and I welcome contributions. A big thank you […]

Playgroup – Oct 2022

We are delighted to have welcomed our families back after the summer break and have had the pleasure of welcoming new families and children into our setting. We continue to enjoy our outdoor environment and have been enjoying the allotment and all we have grown there. The children have been picking the beans and sweetcorn […]

Eastington Community Orchard

Changes of Leadership for ECO in 12th Anniversary Year 2019-2022 Annual General Meeting Kevin Dalby stepped down as Coneygree Orchard Warden after 12 years of service in the post. Kevin has been a pillar of ECO for all these years, staring with researching and planning the selection of all the 58 trees you can now […]

Our Seasonal Recipe

Toffee Apple Pan Crumble The classic British dessert just got a lot easier and a whole lot more satisfying with this one-pan recipe. An easy-to-make toffee and apple crumble is great for entertaining or a lovely way to end a family meal. 80g unsalted butter 80g granulated sugar 1 vanilla pod, split, or 1 tsp […]

Autumn Flower and Veg Show 2022

A huge thank you to everyone that entered or just popped in to this year’s Autumn show which was held In the village hall on Saturday 10th September 2022. Considering the hot weather and lack of rain, the show was well attended if slightly down on numbers compared to last years show. The prizes were […]

Church of Christ the King Eastington

A lot has happened since the last edition of Eastington Community News. Eastington Methodist Church had its last service on 28th August and on 4th September, the new Church of Christ the King Eastington had its first Sunday morning service. The new church is an independent evangelical church which seeks to proclaim God’s message as […]

Remembering Great Uncle Fred

Val Taylor Anyone who has travelled through northern France will have witnessed the acres and acres, mile after mile it seems, of Commonwealth War Grave Commission (CWGC) cemeteries with their neat rows of Portland Stone headstones and carefully tended lawns and gardens. They have transformed former battlefields of unimaginable carnage into something poignant and beautiful. […]

Memoriam Notice

Sadly Sue Greenaway passed away on the 1st June after a period of ill health. My mum Sue, had quite a lot to do with Eastington Church back in the early to mid eighties. I remember the lovely Noel Baker being Vicar at the time and mum being on the rota for Flower Arranging along […]

Eastington Farm Shop

Well, what a summer we have had! So much support from local customers as well as ones visiting the area. Thank you to all those who have supported us. For those who haven’t made it yet there are plenty of reasons to visit over the next few months.  Over the summer we launched our very […]


I am pleased to confirm that we have continued our fortnightly breakfasts at The Whitminster Inn and have enjoyed some very interesting speakers. This Summer this has particularly been the case with speakers from the War Detectives whose research allows the remains of military personnel to be named; Rory’s Well, a local charity which has […]

Eastington Wombles

Please join Eastington Wombles Litter picking will take place on Sunday 2nd, 9th & 16th October 2nd October – Group 1 -Adult only from Eastington roundabout to Motorway. 8 am start Group 2 All age groups from Kings Head to OHMG and playing field. 10.00am 9th October Group 1- Adult only from Hill view garage […]

The Cost of Living Crisis

Here at Citizens Advice Stroud and Cotswold Districts we are seeing an increase in demand for our services as a result of the cost of living crisis. Over the last three months we have seen a 92% increase in requests for charitable help from the same period last year, with people seeking help with food, […]

Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue

Registered Charity no: 1168800 Hedgehog admissions: 07949 976717 General Enquiries: wildhogsoffice@gmail.com The start of Autumn is the time many people work on their garden. It’s a great time to tidy up, put in a pond and cut back trees and shrubs. If you’re doing work in your garden please try to leave some area ‘untidy’ […]

Stroud Food Bank

What is a food bank? How does it work? Food and other essentials like toiletries are donated at various collection points ( see below). These are collected, sorted, stored and organised by a team of volnteers based at the warehouse in Brimscombe. There are 3 paid part time staff , over 150 regular volunteers and […]

Editorial June 2022

For the last time from us, Dear Readers, Hello! As many of you will have seen, Jan, Tom and Mary are ready for a break and are stepping down from the production of ECN. We have had a wonderful time sharing your stories and events and helping to promote the great community spirit that exists […]

ECO – Jubilee Picnic

If you’re looking for some fun on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday, why not drop in for a family friendly picnic in the village’s very own community orchard? The main entrance is on Spring Hill, between the church and the driveway to Eastington Park. It’s being held at lunchtime on Friday June 3rd between […]

District Council News June 2022

For those who use taxis regularly, taxi fares in the District are likely to increase in the summer months. A report recommending a modest increase for the first for four years will be going to Community Services and Licensing Committee in June. This increase should help taxi drivers cover their recent uplift in fuel costs, […]

Eastington Playgroup – June 2022

Another busy term at playgroup, we can’t quite believe where this academic year has gone and that we will soon be going into the final term before the summer holidays. However, they do say time flies when you are having fun, and we have certainly had a lot of fun! We have enjoyed a lot […]

Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue June 2022

Please make sure you put plenty of fresh water out for wildlife as it can be life-saving in dry weather. We recommend feeding hedgehogs with dried cat food. This doesn’t attract flies during the hot weather and is good for the hedgehogs. We don’t recommend feeding bread, milk, mealworms, sunflower hearts, cooked meats or human […]

Blue Frog – Bread and Butter

  Thank you, thank you, thank you!! To everyone that came and supported the performance of ‘Bread and Butter’ in the church in March. We were truly overwhelmed by the support and the generosity of everyone who came. Both performances were amazing and our ladies from Hicklefords Bakery were absolute stars!! We raised over £1000 […]

Click and Collect: A Lockdown Story

Greg Giddens Lockdown drastically changed my life, much like it has everyone’s lives. For a time, it stole social experiences from us, and forced us to into becoming reclusive. Work became remote for many, isolating us from colleagues. Even going outside was restricted. Our homes became our whole world. For many this was deeply upsetting […]