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  Next deadline:   Friday 18th  September 2015

  Next Delivery:     Saturday 3rd October2015

The community has been celebrating a number of events this summer... the school marked the retirement of Malcolm Strang and Elizabeth Greening with a surprise celebration, and ECN celebrated it's 25th 'birthday' with cake and commemorative mugs.

We've also been celebrating the defeat of Bath Road developers , and Revd Richard Amys passes on his thanks for his final service at the end of May.

We have an update about the work that has been done to sustain footpaths in the parish and a note of thanks to farmers and landowners for their help in keeping these routes cleared through cultivated fields.

And we celebrate the life of 'Queen Madge', who lived in Eastington , and had a love of birds and animals.  Read this fascinating story and find out how her solitary life in Steep Holme brought her to live in Millend Row.

Read about Coneygree Orchard's new all weather path, and don't forget you can now buy locally made cider and perry direct from off-­sales at Hazel Cottage.

In this issue…

25th Birthday party for ECN

School marks retirements

'Queen Madge' of Millend

A word of warning…

There is another bad outbreak of bin bags being ripped apart before the bin-men arrive the following day.  For the 2nd week following I have collected and cleared up the contents of someone’s bag which were strewn about.  This time we spotted cattle eagerly eating rubbish strewn about the field behind us, and filled a whole sack with the rubbish.  There were a lot of plastic bags and wrappers which could have done the cattle serious harm.  What really worried me was finding a razor blade and similar items.  Where people are using a dustbin to protect the bag overnight, the problem seems to have been resolved.

So, if you need to put out your bin bag the night before collection, please consider using a dustbin to protect it from vermin.- Ed



…Information on the Lime tree in the field (Home Close) opposite Bath Road Garage in Eastington.

It is understood to have been planted to commemorate a special occasion.

 Do you know what that special occasion was?

 If you do, please let us know.

Ed Davies  82100

ecn magazine Eastington Primary School Madge of Millend

Diary Dates in this issue

Sat 5th Sept    2.00 -­3.30     Autumn Flower Show    Village Hall

Sat 12th Sept   10.00-­4.00  Open Church and Tower Tours Eastington Church

Fri  25th Sept   7.30     Eastington Village Quiz Night Eastington Community Centre

Sun 27th Sept  10.45am   Harvest Festival Eastington Church

Fri  27th Nov to Sun 29th Nov  Christmas Tree Festival Eastington Church

Every Wednesday  7.00 Jolly Joggers   Meet at Eastington Co-­op

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