Welcome to the Eastcombe Ward page of the Parish website. Here you will find information and events that are specific to Eastcombe, supported by the Parish Council.
Eastcombe, Bussage & Brownshill Newsletter JULY 2021 To receive it free by email each month, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can buy printed copies of the newsletter (50p per copy to cover printing costs) from The Ram Inn, The Lamb Inn, Eastcombe Stores and Chalford Parish Centre.
Eastcombe Recreation Ground
The Recreation Ground has had a lot of work done on it in 2020. The matting was replaced and strengthened and woodwork and metal work treated to ensure it lasts.
We are also grateful to the Eastcombe Village Group who, with money donated by Stroud Rotary, organised for the purchase and installation of a new picnic bench adjacent to the play area.
Baptist Chapel Upper Graveyard
Consent was obtained (Trees in a Conservation Area) to improve access by removing some of the low branches and crown lifting of some of the trees whilst also maintaining the special ambience and wild flora. The work was completed in Spring 2021 and was jointly funded by the Baptist Chapel and the Parish Council.
Eastcombe ward now has a three year Wall Maintenance rolling programme. This is to allow maintenance work to be completed on the various dry stone walls that the Parish Council is responsible for, before they fail. Work is in progress along the dry stone walls that border the Allotments.
In Spring 2021 the PC supported and helped fund work to enhance the bus shelter. It has been decorated on the outside with plants and inside with local art work. A noticeboard and an exchange section for items such as seeds, books and DVDs are included.
New Notice Boards
There are two new notice boards for public use on Dr. Crouch’s Road and on Eastcombe Allotments. As always please remove any old notices once they are time expired.
Footpath Volunteer Group Would you be interested in forming/helping a group to help manage the numerous footpaths we have within the Ward (link here to footpath map). Working in conjunction with the Cotswold volunteers to clear and maintain footpaths and repair/replacement of styles and gates.
Speeding & Parking Have you views on speeding and parking around the village. Please share your thoughts and ideas with us. Bisley Ward support a ‘Speed watch’ group. Should we have a similar group here in Eastcombe?
DID YOU KNOW?
As well as the whole parish being in the Cotswold AONB, much of the older part of Eastcombe lies within its own designated Conservation Area. This area is subjected to strict regulations regarding planning and tree maintenance etc. More information, including suggestions for Tree Planting in Eastcombe can be found on our Environment page.
Are you thinking of extending or a new build? There have been several contentious planning applications over the last few years. There is lots of advice available and the PC is currently engaged on producing a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). Further details can be found on the NDP website bisleyeastcombeoakridge-ndp2030.org.uk .If you would like to be part of this process then please contact one of the Eastcombe Ward Councillors.
Have you any information that you would like to share that we can put on this page? If so please forward it to one of the Ward Councillors or to the Parish Clerk.