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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: 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 […]

St Michael & All Angels Church Library

The re-organisation of the library has continued since we were able to re-open in March. As available space is limited generally, the collection is restricted to novels and biographies only. Fresh titles are added every few months, listed and displayed on a separate bookshelf, and 43 novels have recently been added for September. Space for […]

Our bus – All change

In August 2021 the buses serving Eastington were changed. There are upsides and downsides to these changes – the downsides particularly disadvantaging anyone working in Stroud. What used to be our bus route into Stroud has effectively been replaced by the Number 64 bus – which now only really serves Great Oldbury. From Stroud it […]

Angela Reader

In August we said goodbye to Angela Reader – a very much loved member of the community and the Church. The bell ringers at Eastington Church rang a quarter peal (1260 changes) of Grandsire Doubles for 45 minutes to celebrate her life . “ May she rest in peace and rise in glory”.

Editorial 188

Hello once again! Now that the enough of us (apparently) have had our jabs, community life is slowly re-awakening. We are still advised to be cautious and not forget that Covid is still very much around, but perhaps we are learning to live with the idea – adapt rather than restrict our lives. Community facilities […]

May Queen 2021

May Queen is a tradition that has been held in Eastington village for many years. Traditionally the May Queen was crowned to celebrate the coming of Summer and she would process around the village at the start of a festival day. The tradition of crowning a May Queen in Eastington has only been broken during […]

Parish Matters 188

PARISH MATTERS Phew!! We hope you are all keeping safe and coping with this hot weather – which will probably be over by the time you read this! We are pleased to say that we have co-opted two new Councillors – who joined and contributed to our July meeting. We still have one vacancy, so […]

District Councillors’ Newsletter 188

While restrictions are being eased on the office back to work programme, several staff at Ebley Mill have been “pinged” by the Track and Trace app and are either having to isolate or continue to work from home. Services are still being disrupted, including Waste and Recycling collections. Katie Markwick has moved her job into […]

Eastington Cricket Club

Eastington Cricket Club continue to operate under Covid guidelines from: the Government; the E.C.B; The Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation; the Stroud and District Cricket Association; the Stroud League; the Owen Harris memorial Ground ……..and their own common sense! –  Wouldn’t life be easier if they were all exactly the same? Still, spectators are welcome and there […]

OHMG – Needs YOU!

Eastington Community Centre and Owen Harris Memorial Ground Registered Charity Number 1013643 Would YOU help to support our fantastic Community Centre and public field? The Eastington Community Centre was built and is run by ordinary members of the community for the community of Eastington and we’ve all had some amazing and fun times there. It […]

Frampton surgery update

 Patient Participation Group (PPG) We continue to work with the surgery to improve the service. If you have any feedback , please email or call Ali on 01452 741988, or Jane on 01452 740964 – in full confidence. Due to rising cases of covid-19, a number of staff at the surgery have recently been […]

Millend Mill – the great antique sale

By Stephen Mills We’ve talked about some of the mill’s long and interesting history in several previous articles, but this one harks back to an event that most villagers wouldn’t have known about. Briefly, after Millend Mill’s commercial life came to an end, it was eventually taken over by an antiques company who used it […]