Ebrington Parish

Covering Charingworth, Ebrington, Hidcote Bartrim and Hidcote Boyce

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Hello Ebrington from Margaret and Pearl.

Today we celebrate the end of the Second World War with the surrender of the Japanese 75 years ago. Here we are in the middle of a coronavirus crisis having suffered months of extreme weather events and restrictions to our daily life. We find recorded history tells us how remarkably alike the years of 1945 and 2020 are. In 1945, Ebrington Parish was not only "war-weary" but also "weather-weary", with Christmas Day being the coldest on record for 52 years. January had been a grim month with deep snow and very low temperatures. The School had suffered badly with the 70 pupils in classrooms at freezing point, epidemics of measles, and burst pipes in the Infants cloakroom. Under these circumstances, the children were very pleased to receive twelve pairs of wellington boots from the WVS, distributed to children who travelled the farthest distance each day. This year, 2020, has also experienced extremes of weather, remember the atrocious wet winter, the floods and then the remarkable high temperatures of early spring and now summer. Thankfully no measles!! More »

By August 1945 Ebrington had already celebrated VE Day in May and World peace came at last 75 years ago today. To mark the occasion the children of the parish were treated to a tea, despite strict food rationing, which was followed by games in the evening. Thankfully, after more than 2000 nights of blackout the lights in the village could now be switched on. The customary Flower Show and Sports that year was organised by various village committees and dedicated as a "Victory Flower Show" as a thanks to all the Ebrington men who had fought for our freedom including those who had lost their lives. An excellent display of produce was staged with classes also for flowers, preserves, jams and honey. Sadly, only a virtual Flower Show in 2020 due to the virus.

As in 1945, when the Evesham Journal stated, "There are great tasks ahead and many problems to solve" and challenged everyone "to go forward with courage and optimism", 75 years later this sentiment, with the pandemic still a threat, is as relevant today as then.

In the hope for lasting peace let us remember the words of our Ebrington children sung at their Millennium concert in 2000:

"Children just want peace

Oh, peace in our time

Peace in our world

In your world and mine." » Less

Posted: Sat, 15 Aug 2020 17:57 by Daphne Law

Ebrington Road Closure - Pedestrian Access

Ebrington Parish Council have been actively enquiring about pedestrian access through the current road closure near the Ebrington Rise development and GCC are advising that the footpath should be available to use by 4pm today (Thursday 30 July).

Posted: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 07:49 by John Vallance



The foreman of the Piper Homes Ebrington Rise development site has advised Ebrington Parish Council that in the near future they will be removing large quantities of spoil (soil and rubble etc.) from the site on instructions issued by the Enforcement Officer at Cotswold District Council.

This removal is from the area designated as "Public Open Space," which is to be returned to its original levels. More »

We are led to believe that all loading will be carried out on site and that the lorries will be using the main site entrance onto the Charingworth Road. Our understanding is that all lorries will then turn left and go through Charingworth to the Shipston Road.

The empty lorries will come back the same way and enter the site in the same way.

We have been told that no lorries will use Elm Grove.

Because of the large quantities of spoil involved, we are told that this removal will take a considerable amount of time and that it may start within the next ten days.

We do not know how this will fit in with the forthcoming road closure.

Piper Homes have assured Ebrington Parish Council that they want to keep any inconvenience to residents to a minimum, but at this time of year there may be more dust created and there may be more noise on site.

As such we would ask residents to be tolerant whilst this task is carried out.

We also expect the lorry movements to be weather dependant to avoid large amounts of mud being carried out of the site if conditions become wet.

We will endeavour to let you know the actual start date as soon as we are made aware of it.

If you have any comments or concerns regarding the details above please contact The Clerk to Ebrington Parish Council in the first instance and the Parish Council will then liaise with Piper Homes, if required, and respond accordingly. » Less

Posted: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 07:46 by John Vallance