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Donations to the Weston-sub-Edge Village Hall Charity No 267532 are always welcome. Without your generosity the Village Hall could not continue. Please support your village hall and if you are a taxpayer please fill in the form below, which you can download, and we can claim an extra 25% back from the taxman.

If you are making or reviewing your will a legacy to Weston-sub-Edge Village Hall can help guarantee that future generations still have a place in the village which they can call their own.

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Alert Sweet Chestnut Pest


Tree Guardian

June 2015

Tree Branch

An Urgent Call To All Tree WardensYou might have heard that the damaging tree pest Oriental chestnut gall wasp (Dryocosmus kuriphilus) has been discovered in sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) trees in Kent. We are anxious to find out whether there are other outbreaks elsewhere, and hope you can help by checking any sweet chestnut trees in your neighbourhood and reporting any sightings of galls to the Forestry Commission. We are only interested in sightings of galls on Sweet Chestnut in this instance.

Leaf icon Oriental chestnut gall wasp
For more information about how to report a sighting and to download a PDF of the symptoms guide
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Local Plan Public Consultation

Release date: 16 January 2015

A Local Plan consultation document detailing the Cotswold District’s development strategy, proposed site allocations and strategic policies is being made available for public comment from Friday 16 January to Friday 27 February 2015.

During this period, the public will be able to view the document online (opens in a new window); hard copies will also be available at Cotswold District Council’s Trinity Road headquarters and Moreton Area Centre office, as well as public libraries across the District. Each Town and Parish Council will also have copies and the public can contact any of them if they wish to view the document.   

Cotswold District Council is also hosting two drop-in sessions for residents to view proposals and discuss them with the Forward Planning team – Wednesday 28 January at the Council HQ, Trinity Road, Cirencester and Thursday 29 January at the Council’s Moreton Area Centre in Moreton-in-Marsh.  Both sessions will run from 2 pm to 6.30 pm.

Cllr Nick Parsons, the CDC Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Forward Planning, looks forward to the consultation period:

“The Local Plan will serve as a blueprint for development up until 2031 and we have been working closely with many stakeholders, including Town and Parish Councils, local communities and landowners to help define the best ways to meet demanding government guidelines across a range of issues, including: sustainable housing development; creating employment opportunities; infrastructure improvements; and safeguarding environmental assets..”

“We realise that some of the proposals will not always be popular, but we must comply with national policy to gain approval at the inspection stage. Ahead of the forthcoming public consultation, we have compiled a list of facts to help people understand the underlying issues, and this appears in the latest edition of CDC’s Cotswold News magazine which was delivered to all households in the district during the first half of December 2014 and is now also available on our website. Additionally, we have produced a leaflet which focuses specifically on proposals for the Cirencester area, and this has been distributed recently to over 12,000 homes. We very much hope that the drop-in sessions will also enable our planners to explain the rationale behind the Local Plan and to consider and discuss alternative suggestions which the public may wish to raise.”

How to comment during the consultation

The most effective and direct way to provide comments will be via the online bespoke system on the CDC website – at   – which will be running during the consultation period.  We are aware that some people may find this difficult for a variety of reasons, including poor Broadband connections, and the Council will accept input by letter (to Local Plan, Forward Planning Team, Cotswold District Council, Trinity Rd, Cirencester GL7 1 PX) or by email (to   We cannot guarantee, however, that comments sent to us by letter or email will always be correctly allocated or interpreted.  Copies of the draft Plan will be available for inspection or purchase (£5 per copy) at the Council’s Trinity Road office and the Moreton Area Centre. The document will also be available to view in hard copy at local libraries.

Bonfire Night Advice

Having your own Bonfire Night party or celebrating with family and friends can be great fun, but by far the safest way to enjoy these seasonal activities is to attend a professionally organised event. If, however, you are holding your own fireworks party, please don’t put your family and friends at risk.

Always remember to follow the Firework Code:

•       Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114.
•       Don’t drink alcohol if setting off fireworks.
•       Keep fireworks in a closed box.
•       Follow the instructions on each firework.
•       Light them at arm’s length, using a taper.
•       Stand well back.
•       Never go near a firework that has been lit. Even if it hasn’t gone off, it could still explode.
•       Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them.
•       Always supervise children around fireworks.
•       Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves.
•       Never give sparklers to a child under five.
•       Keep pets indoors.

Please make sure that your children do not have access to fireworks and that they act responsibly with sparklers.

Police are responsible for enforcing regulations about the use and possession of fireworks.

It is illegal to:

•       Have or use adult fireworks if you’re under the age of 18. Adult fireworks are any firework except for a cap, cracker snap, novelty match, party popper, serpent, sparkler or throw-down.
•       Set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am. There are different arrangements for special occasions like Guy Fawkes Night (midnight), Diwali, New Year’s Eve and Chinese New Year (1am).
•       Have professional fireworks without a licence.
•       Sell fireworks without a licence.

Annual Parish Meeting


Members of the public are very welcome to attend this meeting

7.15p.m. Tuesday 27th May 2014 in the village hall

– A G E N D A –

1.0       Welcome & report from the parish council chairman councillor Bill Carruthers

2.0       Apologies for absence

3.0       Approve minutes of the meeting held on 28th May 2013

4.0       Report from the local police – PCSO Mike Jurkiewicz

5.0       Report from the county & district councillors

6.0       Presentation and demonstration of a video of the community defibrillator

7.0       Presentations and review of written reports from the various organisations in the village.

8.0       Announcement about the update of the Community Plan questionnaire and response required from parishioners

9.0       Public participation

10.0       Date of next year’s meeting – 26th May 2015 is suggested

11.0       Any other business


Holiday Cottages

Here is a list of Holiday Cottages. If you wish to add a holiday cottage which is in the Village to the list please email us at

Clicking on the coloured title should take you to the relevant website

Watery Park Barn

Magnificent barn conversion with fantastic entertaining spaces & an open fire
7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
Walking distance to pub
Mod cons – Large LCD TV with Sky, DVD player, TV in all bedrooms, wifi, iPod dock & stereo system
Dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryerWell behaved dogs welcome

Stephen J  Gabb Holiday Cottages

A selection of properties in Weston-sub-Edge

Broad Close Farm, Weston-sub-Edge Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6QU
01386 840640

They are pleased to offer self catering accommodation.  For more info contact Stephen J Gabb holiday cottage on their telephone number – 01386 840640.

The Barn at Popfosters

Sleeps 1-4

The Barn at Popfosters located in the Cotswold village of Weston Subedge has been passionately converted by it’s owners Adam and Lisa into a unique, cosy and contemporary style listed barn dating back to the mid 1500’s.

With two double bedrooms, a luxurious shower room and beautifully appointed sitting room, with kitchen diner, this self contained barn will provide everything you need for a pampered stay in the Cotswolds.

The barn’s private south facing patio leads onto a lovely secluded garden and beyond to a meadow usually filled with inquisitive sheep which will bring colour to your stay.

Field House

Sleeps 8

Superb, large, beamed living room with wood-burning stove and dining area with ceramic-tiled floor. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with quarry-tiled floor. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom leading to twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Second double bedroom. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet.

Sundial Cottage

Sleeps up to 4

This delightful, comfortably furnished, old Cotswold-stone holiday cottage boasts beautiful mullion windows, a plethora of beams and exposed stone walls, creating a wealth of charm and character.

Barndown Cottage

Sleeps 4

Comfortable living/dining room with gas ‘wood burner’. Modern fitted kitchen. First floor: Two bedrooms; one double and one twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

Yew Trees Cottage

Sleeps 4 plus child

This cosy cottage provides surprisingly spacious self catering accommodation for 4 people plus small child. The accommodation has 2 Bedrooms (plus cot room), lounge, eat in kitchen, and a newly renovated bathroom. The private walled cottage garden provides a quiet corner to relax or play.

Gravel Cottage

Sleeps 7

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 bunk with additional single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

The Lilacs

Sleeps 2 per cottage

A beautiful, stone cottage on the outskirts of Broadway in the Cotswolds.

Luxuriously furnished with the owner’s personal touches throughout, this Broadway cottage is perfect for a romantic retreat.

This Broadway cottage features a spacious, elegant king-size bedroom with a stylish en-suite shower room and a bright and airy open plan living area, with a kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with French doors leading out to the patio.

Outside this Broadway cottage, there is a pretty walled water feature and a pond, and to the rear, a patio and side lawned garden make a perfect place to sit and relax with a good book and enjoy dinner.

The hot tub sits on its own decking where you can relax amongst the bubbles after a day spent exploring, accompanied by the sound of birdsong.

Set up a family games tournament in the shared external games room, try your hand at darts and table tennis, or play on the antique three-quarter snooker table.

This wonderful Broadway cottage is the ideal romantic retreat, all year round.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 913823, together they sleep 8.

Saintbury Grounds

We have three self-catering holiday rental properties set within the converted outbuildings of our 17th century Cotswold stone farmhouse. Full of charm and character, they are light, comfortable, contemporary spaces, finished and equipped to a very high standard to meet all your holiday needs. Fully self contained but co-located, they can be booked separately or together, for 2 to 8 people.

Norton Grounds

Home to the Valender family for three generations, Norton Grounds is a 120 acre farm just outside Chipping Campden, 20 minutes from Stratford upon Avon. We offer luxury holiday accommodation in our three converted barn cottages, which have been finished to the highest standard and are family and dog friendly. Visit England 5 star rated.

Click here for further details on cottage extras.

Our two en-suite bed and breakfast rooms in the main 18th Century farmhouse offer the ultimate retreat for a peaceful getaway, with a delicious locally-sourced home- cooked breakfast to start the day.

The Old Kennels

Situated in the beautiful village of Bretforton in the Vale of Evesham, The Old Kennels offers a private, self-catering cottage perfect for those who wish to relax in the peaceful and idyllic surroundings of the Worcestershire countryside.

The Old Kennels is ideally located just North of the historic market town of Evesham and is only 3 miles away from one of the finest places in the Cotswolds, Chipping Campden. Broadway village, also known as ‘the jewel of the Cotswolds’, is just a short drive away. We are also within easy reach of Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire. 

Some of the benefits of staying with us include:

  • We are dog and horse-friendly
  • Horses have a secure turnout paddock with stabling
  • We offer a fully enclosed paddock for your dogs to toilet and have a good run
  • Dog-sitting service available if you need doggy-free time (for an additional charge)
  • Outside shower area provided to wash those muddy paws
  • Plenty of secure off-road parking
  • Sleeps up to 4 people in two bedrooms
  • Private conservatory and courtyard
  • Wifi
  • Ground level property
  • Secure key-lock
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Child-friendly; we will provide a cot, high-chair and buggy upon request
  • Picnic baskets provided upon request (for an additional charge)

We only take direct bookings with no hidden fees giving you peace of mind. 

Church History

St John the Baptist and St Lawrence, Parish Church of Weston-sub-Edge

The entrance to the church is through the Lych Gate, c.1920, which was designed by F L Griggs of Chipping Campden and is a memorial to the men of the village who died in both world wars.

In the churchyard there are two 17th century chest tombs and the oldest tombstone is Thomas Blackwell’s. He died in 1675. The stone coffin on the south wall may have been in the church at one time, and could have contained the bones of Robert Giffard who, in his will of 1446, wished to be buried in the church. Four coffin lids, situated below Canon Bourne’s memorial are thought to be over 700 years old.

A silver birch planted to commemorate King George VI’s coronation and a copper beech commemorating George V’s Jubilee can be seen. A second copper beech was planted on the north side of the church during the 7th centenary celebrations in 1984.

The 13th century church, with its 15th century tower, was much rebuilt during 1853-4. The architect was F Preedy, and Canon G D Bourne, Rector for 55 years (1846-1901), was responsible for the restoration. He removed the gallery, raised the roof, and paid for the stained glass windows in memory of his two wives. The beautiful stained glass is by Wailes and Preedy, 1854-1867.

In the tower there is a single bell, hung in July 1817 at a cost of £30.12s. The clock was installed in 1892.

The large stone altar was consecrated in 1315, and is just one large piece of stone measuring almost a yard wide and 11 feet long. Behind the altar is an arched stone reredos. The Lord’s Prayer and Ten Commandments were painted in 1849. In the chancel there are two carved stone figures under 14th century canopies. There is a fine Elizabethan brass memorial on the north wall to William Hodge who died in 1590. The hexagonal pulpit is late Jacobean and dates from about 1680. The choir stalls are Victorian.

A list of Rectors hangs on the north wall. Special note is made of Richard Giffard, appointed Rector in 1284, and Godfrey Giffard, Bishop of Worcester, who was responsible for the building of the church. The Giffards lived in the moated manor of Weston for 400 years until 1613.


The Aston and Weston-sub-Edge Messenger was a monthly magazine for residents of the two parishes. Production of the Messenger was discontinued in July 2022 as the information provided is to be found in the Chipping Campden Bulletin.

WsE Bowling Club

Weston-sub-Edge Bowling Club


It is 20 years since the Bowling Club was established.  During that time the greens have been extended to six rinks each way and an extension made to the pavilion.

Regular matches are played during the season and there is a very active social side.

New members would be most welcome – if you are interested please contact either the Chairman – Tom Pring or the Secretary – Marie Dow on 01386 859258


Hill Walkers Group



If you enjoy walking the beautiful North Cotswold countryside, then Weston Hill Walkers is for you. Walks take place on the last Sunday mornings of the month throughout spring,  summer and autumn leaving from the telephone kiosk at Manor Farm at 9.30am
For more information contact David Smith on 848867