A FLAVOUR OF BRIMPSFIELD.
Brimpsfield Village Bar
REMEMBER - BIN COLLECTION DAY IS TOMORROW - TUESDAY 7th APRIL
A collection of photographs from this year's Village Show - Click Here
Number of people who have visited this website so far this month (April) = 455 - (last month February: 1718)
Village Map for your information
Thanks to Martin Smith for his hard work in drawing together a Brimpsfield Village Map that is displayed on this website with a copy on the Village noticeboard and in the Telephone Kiosk.
Richard Shelley has kindly added the
NB - Owners' names are not be displayed
SUSPENSION OF GREEN WASTE BIN COLLECTION
Ubico has had to suspend the garden waste service. They have a 20% shortage of staff and no longer have enough experienced drivers available for vehicles on all collection routes, so priority is being given to drivers on the main (statutory) collection services.
All other collections are continuing as normal for the moment.
Further updates and advice will be posted https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/
People should increase their home composting and/or reduce the amount of garden waste produced. Lawns are the usual problem - mowing less, planting more wildflower meadow areas, leaving more areas to grow long and only picking up the cuttings every other mow (which lets it dry on the ground before it goes in the compost) all help. If residents don't have a compost heap now would be an excellent time to start one.
Gloucestershire County Council has already closed the Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) so green waste cannot be taken there.
Residents should not put garden waste in the black wheelie bin - excessive wet waste is a problem for the operation of the "Energy from Waste" (Javelin Park Incinerator) plant where all Gloucestershire's black bin waste goes. Garden waste in the black wheelie bin will not be accepted.
THE BRIMPSFIELD VILLAGE BAR, (Wheelers) as a result of Coronavirus will be closed until further notice, but is normally open every Friday from 6.30 pm.
Once the restrictions are changed and the Bar is re-opened then you are welcome to come and enjoy good company and sample our guest draught beer, or a Baileys and Mulled Wine.
Free internet - wi-fi access available
(Donations towards the wi-fi are welcome, but not compulsory)
WELCOME TO BRIMPSFIELD VILLAGE AND ITS COMMUNITY
Brimpsfield is a village in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds, nestling between Gloucester - (9 miles), Cirencester - (9 miles) and Cheltenham - (7 miles). It prides itself on being a village community (with its own Celtic stone circle) and is inclusive of all, both young and old. There are 84 dwellings in the village with a population of approx 221 and in recent years Brimpsfield has 'grown' by the influx of young families with their children (and animals!) whilst enjoying the support and care of the more established members of the community. For a fuller history of Brimpsfield please Click here.
Close-by is the village of Birdlip and frequently the two communities, (Brimpsfield & Birdlip), come together to share & enjoy events. There is always something going on, whether an organised community event or a drink at the village Hall's 'Wheelers' bar every Friday evening from 6.30 pm..
Advertising space available on this website from as little as £2 per year - contact us.
It is always gratifying to receive contributions to the website from villagers and these are particularly welcome at this time when we all need something to laugh at, but without removing the underlying seriousness of the current situation.
Theft of Defibrillator
We hope that you will find this site useful. The website currently has now over 1500 'hits' per month so why not, if you have a service to offer/advertise e.g gardening, chimney sweeping, cleaning etc. in Brimpsfield why not advertise with us rather than waste money elsewhere and save money.Please contact us.
For the latest Garden Society's newsletter, March's, Garden tips Click here
The Committee has decided to POSTPONE the AGM until later in the year; further details are in the newsletter. At the moment we hope to continue with other events, but WATCH THE Garden Society's WEBPAGE for the latest information on this. We wish good health to all our members and their families!
MEETINGS THIS COMING WEEK
In order to keep the website alive and relevant we would welcome news items and in particular photographs so that the Brimpsfield Community can keep itself abreast of what is going on in the village. The website receives over 2000 'hits' each month.
If you have anything to offer - please contact us (with any attachments) at:
Coronavirus in Brimpsfield
A NEW PAGE on this website has been set up to provide local updates on the Virus, but specifically shared experiences within the Village and what people are doing. With children who are no longer at school in mind, we might share ideas as to how village parents can entertain the children and shortly there will be a Village Quiz that can be undertaken around the village but, (with social distancing and being contactless, kept in mind), run at different times so that people do not congregate together. Other ideas are very welcome, but more importantly, the page just might be a useful 'Suggestions and shared experiences/ideas" portal. To access the page Click here.
New Alert 12/12/2019
A page has been created to alert you to those crime and potential crime issues that previously were recorded by Neighbourhood Watch.
Click here to access new alerts.
DID YOU KNOW..........?
.....that the Village possesses a heavy duty petrol strimmer for the use of Villagers, purchased by the Brimpsfield Charitable Trust. If you would like to borrow it please contact Martin Smith - tel 01452 863247.
Snow in Brimpsfield.
THIS IS A MUST WATCH (Skip the Ads) Click Here
Page last updated & Checked Monday 06/04/2020.
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A plea to dog-walkers in the village to clear up after their dogs - something that should always be done, but particularly at this time when young families are out walking and taking exercise and when we all need to heighten our hygiene standards in general. There is no excuse for not clearing up as the Parish Council has provided sufficient dog bins that are regularly emptied.
To view aerial Pictures of Brimpsfield taken by Ashleigh Denman as she flew over the village in a helicopter last week click here.
A message for dog owners from the Parish Council's Tree Warden - Sir Michael McWilliam
Alabama Rot Outbreak: March 2020
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(Courtesy of 'Must I repeat myself .... Unpublished letters to the Daily Telegraph)
Hello, boys (and girls)
Sir - You report that Oxford academics are asked to use writers' first names, rather than initials, "to make it clearer which are female".
How are they to cite George Sand and Evelyn Waugh?
Prof. Rennie McElroy. Carlops, Peebleshire
WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY IN BRIMPSFIELD - 10.15 am
As the BBC weather forecasts are totally unreliable and inaccurate only the CURRENT conditions will be displayed
CURRENT CONDITIONS:Sunny intervals and a moderate breeze
WEATHER WARNING: None
MOON PHASE: Full Moon
NEWS ON CHANGES TO OUR RECYCLING FROM MARCH
(The following is from CDC's leaflet with some additional comments in red)
What's happening & when?
More and more people in the Cotswolds are recycling. Now we're making it even easier!
From March 2020 we're improving your recycling collections so you can recycle additional items including textiles and shoes, small electricals, cartons and household batteries.
We'll also be providing you with a new cardboard bag to give you more capacity and a new bin for food waste. You will no longer be able to put food waste in your garden waste bin (if you subscribe to the service).
Food waste must be kept separate and put in your NEW outdoor food waste bin, (watch out for rats), which will be collected each week.
Refuse and recycling collections will remain fortnightly. Here's the catch: Garden waste collections will also switch to fortnightly - so you pay the same, but you get half the service.
Getting ready for the changes
We need your help to make sure your recycling is presented in the right containers.
You will need two recycling boxes, one for paper and the other for glass.
If you only have one box please contact us now so we can get it organised for you. Order online at:
Remember to look out for your new containers and information pack which will be delivered separately in February 2020.
Collection days for some residents may change, so please check your information pack for details.
Need more information
01285 623123 or www.cotswold.gov.uk/cotswoldrecycles or firstname.lastname@example.org