Canal Restoration Events

There are many public events planned along and near the Canal this spring and summer.  For a leaflet with full details, please click this link:-

Here is a brief summary:

Thursday April 4th – 7:30 pm – Engineering – Ken Burgin Talk
Thursday April 25th 11am – Meet the Volunteers
Saturday May 4th 11am – Canal Trail
Saturday May 11th 10am – Visit a Mill
Sunday 12th 2pm – Visit a mill
Saturday May 30th 10am – Bug Bioblitz
Saturday June 1st 9:30 am – Green Spaces Walk
Saturday June 1st 11 am – Nicer on the Water
Wednesday June 5th 1:10 pm – Photographic Walk
Wednesday 12th June 1:10pm – Photographic walk
Sunday June 9th 11 am –  Museum in the Park
Saturday June 22nd 9:30 am – Places and Buildings Walk


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Stroud College – FREE course and excursion

Fri/Sat   12/13th April  (Maths)
and  Fri/Sun 28/30th June (English)

The Adult Community Learning Team at SGS College are offering two free short courses for the over 50’s  at the  Stroud Campus in 2019.

Each ‘course’ consists of two days –
one day learning/refreshing/honing your Maths or English Skills to ‘Entry 3’ level –  followed by a themed day out by coach.    All Free.    Book early!

see the poster here:    Discover free courses 2019

Or read on … Continue reading “Stroud College – FREE course and excursion”

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Friday  26th April:  7:30   Frampton Village Hall

A warm welcome is extended to everyone to come to our series of 2019 illustrated talks organised by Frampton on Severn Village Society, which raises funds for various village projects.
You need not be a member of the Society to attend and the cost is £3.50/per person, but entrance is cheaper for members and tea/coffee plus biscuits are provided for all!  For more information please contact Paul Bradly on 01452 742184 or at:

  • 26th April: The Severn: stories & songs by 2 ‘Severn Bores’ – Bill Church & Dan Everett

see full 2019 schedule:-


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Saturday  27th April   10.30am to 3pm
Slimbridge  Village Hall


Stalls including Cards, Lace, Essential oils, Fabric goods, Woodwork, Leather goods, and Cakes. Coffees, teas ans cakes served throughout.
Please call Becky Street on 07901585521 for more information.


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Emergency Services Fun Day

Saturday 27th April – Merrywalks, Stroud

Please come and join us at our Emergency Services Community Fun Day which will be held in Merrywalks Shopping Centre on Saturday 27th April 2019, from 10 am til 3 pm.

Click on poster for a closer look.


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Eastington Yard Trail

Sunday 28th April 10am – 4pm
throughout the Village

So now we have Christmas, new year, Valentine’s and other occasions out the way, time to think about spring cleaning, and what a perfect way to declutter, on your own doorstep!

Please let me know if you are interested  to have a stall and I will put you on the map!
Contact me via facebook or on 07786 989 368
Or email

Thanks. Katie-Ann Potter

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Pudding Party – all you can eat!

Sunday 28th April  2-5 pm  Coaley Village Hall

Pamper yourself at our all you can eat Pudding Party !!!!!!!!!

click on poster for a better look

Please come and join us at Coaley Village Hall for a pudding party! The James Hopkins Trust are very special to us, they look after my disabled daughter allowing us much needed respite.

Unlimited Pudding,
raffle, live music

Adults £5 Children go FREE
All proceeds to the James Hopkins Trust
To book tickets phone 01452 412214
or contact Helen Lane on facebook here


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Mike Merrett Retirement Event

Sunday 12th May  2pm  at Frocester Cricket Club

Our amazing Paramedic Colleague Mike Merrett, a long time resident of Eastington, is retiring after an incredible 50 years of front line ambulance service. To celebrate we are holding an event for him at Frocester Cricket Club on Sunday the 12th May, from 2pm onwards. All those who know and love Mike, or would like to wish Mike well are welcome, and any offers of help/donations would also be most welcome!

For more info contact Sophie at


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Family Fun Day

Sunday 5th May – OHMG Community Centre grounds

Please get involved if you can to support a wonderful family and the amazing work charities do in honour of Wayne.

Bring the family with you everyone welcome. If you want to play please let me Alun, Phiney or Birchy know just so we have an idea of numbers.
Click to Find us on FaceBook Love Eastington




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Canal Restoration work parties

Sunday 5th May – Restore the canal with us!

‘Drop-in’ volunteering sessions are held on the first Sunday of each month from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Next few dates: 5th May, 2nd June, 7th July, 4th August.    No formalities – Just turn up!

Meet with us outside Bond’s Mill Gatehouse, Bond’s Mill Business Estate, Bristol Road, Stonehouse, GL10 3RF.   Park adjacent to the building.

These are informal volunteering sessions focusing on vegetation management and towpath repairs/construction in the Eastington/Stonehouse area. Just turn up, no experience is necessary.
Spend anything from half an hour to the whole day. On the day, please dress for the weather and wear sturdy boots or shoes, steel toe-capped if you have them. Bring a drink and something to eat.

We look forward to seeing you!    For more information contact :
Ian Moody          07902 207658


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Dog First Aid

Saturday May 11th 10am – 1pm
in the Village Hall

Dog First Aid Course – for professionals and private dog owners
Accredited CPD certificate
Learn life saving and emergency skills
– How to deal with all kinds of accidents, wounds and situations.
Places are limited, please book early to secure your place
or contact Georgina on 07950 887895 for more details.


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Parish Council drop-in re: Highways safety

Friday 17th May  6:30 pm

The next drop-in event to talk to councillors about highways, road safety, kissing gates etc will be on 17th May at 6.30pm (venue to be confirmed) – keep an eye on local notice boards and social media for more details.


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Charity Football match

Satuday 18th May  2pm kick-off
Stonehouse FC

In aid of Cancer Charities

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Annual Parish Meeting

Thursday May 23rd 7pm at the Kings Head

We’re trying a new style of annual parish meeting this year.  It takes place on Thursday 23rd May at 7pm in the boardroom at Kings Head House Hotel.

There will be displays from various working groups and organisations and the opportunity to chat freely whilst enjoying a cup of tea or coffee.

The formal part of the meeting will be kept short so that people have more opportunity to discuss the things that matter to them, whether that’s footpaths, community facilities or just to look at the parish council’s spending for the past year.

We hope that you will join us.


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Benjamin Dry

Saturday  25th May   7 pm  in  Eastington Church

A Cello Concert with  Benjamin Dry, who last performed for us in Oct 2015.

Programme to include:  Suits 2 and and 3 by J.S.Bach.

Free admission with retiring collection.
Refreshments available during the interval.

For more information please contact Robin Harris on (01453 823433) or email

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Cotswold Youth Singers

Saturday 29th June 7:30 pm  in  St Michaels Church

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Eastington Horse (and dog) Show

Saturday 31 August

Eastington Horse Show is excited to announce that alongside our new date Saturday 31st August 2019, this year we will also be holding a Dog Show 🐾and table top sale.

More details of the show, classes and how to enter will follow – save the date for your diary – if you are interested in helping this charity show for local good causes, would like to provide sponsorship or want to know how to book at table at the table top sale please e-mail: or contact  Paula Pitcher via facebook

The Show also needs  more volunteers to help organise and run the show both on and before 31st. If you can help, even if only for an hour, please get in touch.

Get involved in a local charity and meet local people – it’s for YOUR community.


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