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:

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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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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The Frozen Roman

Wednesday 29th May, 7.30pm
Frampton Village Hall

Come along to see the latest Badapple Theatre production, ‘The Frozen Roman’ at Frampton Village Hall on Wednesday 29th May, 7.30pm. This has been touring the country and received great reviews so don’t miss out!

Tickets:  £12, £10 concs,, £6 under 16s.
01452 740258  or  01423 339168  or online as above.

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Archery Tournament

Sunday 2nd June 10am – 5pm at the Community Centre (OHMG)

The Annual Open Tournament of the Bowmen of Minchinhampton will be held at Eastington Community Centre on Sunday 2nd June 2019.

We attract some of the best archers in the West Country, so bring your binoculars and marvel at their skill!

Refreshments available

click for details:- Continue reading “Archery Tournament”

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Canal Restoration work parties

Summer Sundays – 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: 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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Charity Coffee Morning

Friday, 7th  June 2019     10:00-13:00 at the Kings Head

Please come along, for refreshments including delicious CAKES! We will be laying on some crafts for your little ones to engage in and keep them busy!

All profit taken will go directly to Wiggly T’s –  providing special T-shirts that help make  cancer treatment less stressful for children.


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Cotswold Youth Singers

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

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Stanley Singers Summer Concert

Sunday 30th June  7.30pm
Kings Stanley Village Hall

The Stanley Singers and Guest

Sublime to Ridiculous!

A light-hearted evening of all sorts of music
in aid of Teckels Animal Sanctuary.

Refreshments and Raffle
Tickets £5 available from members, Yewtree Stores and on the door.

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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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