editorial 187

Hello Dear Readers, It is hard to believe that I am writing this introduction to the June edition while the wind is howling around Hazel Cottage like a banshee and the rain is drumming on the roof. During the last little respite in the weather I planted out courgette and squash, tiny beet seedlings and […]

Parish Matters 187

We hope you are well and that, despite the rather unseasonal weather, you are cautiously enjoying your new ‘freedom’. I am pleased to report that Parish Council meetings are now face to face in the Village Hall. As previously, you are very welcome to join us. Covid safety measures are in place i.e. hand sanitiser, […]

OHMG – The Story – Part 3

Eastington Community Centre and Owen Harris Memorial Ground Following on from the two previous articles this one is about ‘fundraising’ and the decades of hard work that has gone in to creating the current facilities that we have at the Owen Harris Memorial Ground today. The first Committee, ESPFA (Eastington Sports and Playing field Association) […]

Playgroup – June 2021

We have had a lovely and busy Spring term exploring the world around us and developing our understanding of the world. We have been exploring how things happen and work through experiments and exploring different materials and textures. We have been lucky to spend a lot of time at the allotment, hanging our home-made bird […]

Eastington Community Land Trust

  . The Meaning of “Local Connection” ECLT is committed to providing affordable homes that are needed by the Parish. We are very proud of the fact that all 23 tenants of Fullers Close, Claypits had local connections to the traditional hamlets of Eastington. Either: ● They already lived here ● Or they had family […]

Octavius T Hulbert, Eastington’s Pied Piper

I recently came across an interesting news article published on the 20th October 1965 in The Sun newspaper concerning one of our long-departed residents – the wonderfully named Octavius T Hulbert. He was remembered in the late Fred Ireland’s memories of Eastington, recorded in 1992, where Fred recalled the celebrations at the end of the […]

Eastington Cricket Club

  Eastington Cricket Club are playing Stroud League matches at The Owen Harris Memorial Ground albeit with covid 19 mitigations limiting some of the more social aspects of the game. Home games in June, July and August are arranged for ● June 5th and 19th; ● July 10th and 17th; ● August 14th and 28th. […]

Come and Have a Cuppa with Queenie

Queenie Jones is inviting people to get together for a cuppa and a natter in the village hall. Covid permitting, she hopes to start after the 21st June with ‘get togethers’ on ● Monday afternoons from 2-3 o’clock and ● Thursday mornings from 10-12 o’clock. There will be tea and biscuits, and possibly a game […]

Middle Hall Farm Milk

Eastington Farm Shop is very excited to let you know that we now have milk from our own dairy herd available. The milk is unhomogenised, batch pasteurised, whole milk – just like it used to be. It is sold in reusable glass bottles. Plastic free, and zero food miles. The herd is milked on the […]

Frampton surgery update

Patient Participation Group (PPG) We know that there have been a large number of concerns during the last few months over the service being delivered by Frampton surgery. We are working with the surgery to improve the service and wanted to take this opportunity to update you on plans and progress. Reception team: The surgery […]

Eastington Methodist Church

One of the church’s great purposes is to serve individuals and groups within the community in which it is located. There are many ways in which this can be achieved and obvious examples in our case are the Toddler Group and the Youth Group which provide facilities and support. Less visible is the practical support […]

Nellie celebrates 100 years

Oldbury House Care Home resident Nellie turned 100 on the 13th May. The care home invited Eastington to help her to celebrate by sending a card – and Eastington responded in customary spirit! They said “it was an amazing day and Nellie loved every bit of it. On her behalf, Thank You to everyone in […]

St Michael and all Angels

We have a new format of services coming into operation across the Stroudwater Team as our churches come out of lockdown. On most Sundays, there will be church services across the Stroudwater Team at 8am, 9.30am, 11.15am and 6pm. To keep up to date and for more details of services and events, email officestroudwater@gmail.com to […]

Editorial 186

Hello Everyone, Here we are in print again, and lockdown is slowly easing just a little bit – but let’s remember it is ‘just a little’ for now and not spoil all the progress so far by forgetting the rules. ‘Hands, Face, Space’ is still really important! It was very pleasing (a little smug-making?!) to […]

Meet the Eastington Wombles!

As I am sure most of you know, the Wombles are shy and wonderful little creatures that keep the place clean and tidy by collecting rubbish. Originally from Wimbledon common, they have spread all over the world, and we are lucky to have our very own pack here in Eastington – in the person of […]

Eastington Baby and Toddler Group

Eastington Baby and Toddler Group Eastington Methodist Church (opposite the butchers) Mondays 10-11:30am For any queries or to book your place call Beck Burgin 07511 197 265 After many months of lockdown, or only limited opening we are hoping to re-open on Monday 12th April. As yet the full details of the Covid–19 regulations are […]

Thank You to The Old Badger team

Once more Team Badger have been continuing with their weekly free meals service for the elderly and vulnerable throughout this lockdown. A huge thank you to all involved, the chefs and the brilliant delivery volunteers. This service will be finishing now that (Hopefully!)  outdoor pubbing will be possible again very soon and we can all […]

Eastington Primary School – Red Nose Day

Many of you may know that Comic Relief believes that a fair world, free from poverty, is possible, and that those closest to the issues have the best solutions. They partner amazing projects and organisations that are working to tackle some of the biggest challenges people face. At school we learned about a boy called […]

Parish Matters April 2021

I hope you are all well and looking forward to a little more freedom in the coming months. Parish Council is still meeting via Zoom every 2nd Thursday of the month. All Parishioners are most welcome to join us and contribute if they wish. To join a meeting please contact the Clerk. Census Day was […]

Eastington Cricket Club

“If”, “but” “hopefully” and “maybe” still dominate the prospects for cricket in 2021. We have watered the square and done some other preparation but the pre season indoor nets have been lost to covid. If the medical situation allows the Government to relax restrictions in line with their route map; If the OHMG committee decide […]

Remains of withey beds in Millend

Another slice of history exposed by winter floods Steve Mills’ recent article about the field systems in the Meadows which can best be seen during heavy winter rains, reminded me of another industrial/agricultural system in the field between Millend and Cress Green. Much beloved by dog walkers, as well, many people will identify this as […]

The Eastington Workhouse

By Stephen Mills Everyone has heard about the workhouse. It’s generally viewed as a place of hardship, misery, and absolutely the last resort for desperately poor people. And that was true for many workhouses, especially those in and around the major cities. But in some places, although life in the workhouse might be hard, it […]

Eastington Playgroup – vacancy

Vacancy: Play Assistant We are currently looking for a Play Assistant to join our small team at our popular village Playgroup, located at Eastington Community Centre, Snakey Lane, Eastington, Stonehouse. We provide care for children aged from 2.5 – 4 years old. We are looking for an enthusiastic play assistant, working as part of our […]