March 2018 edition of the Birdlip & Brimpsfield WI newsletter and new information on the WI.

Click here for the W.I Page

To view aerial Pictures of Brimpsfield taken by Ashleigh Denman as she flew over the village in a helicopter last week click here.

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.

Would you like to be added to the mailing list for Village Events and other information?

If so, please contact us with your email details.

February's Gardening Tips and the January Newsletter out now - Go to the Garden Society's page


(We will add meetings that we are informed of)

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 seeping, cleaning etc. in Brimpsfield why not advertise with us rather than waste money elsewhere and save money.Please contact us.


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.


Here we go again, mid March and the snow's back again, as of this afternoon the roads out of the village are not blocked but driving conditions are difficult. There is drifting snow, the tractor snow plough had been through, but the are patches of sheet ice and small snow drifts may form again. Blacklains in particular was very icy and I suspect anything but a 4x4 would have difficulty get up the hill towards the farm.
Depending on the temperature and wind over night, road conditions could be very difficult in the morning.
Take care
Mark Foyn

Salt boxes are situated in the positions given below:

Near the Old Quarry house on the road to Cranham
Opposite the Old Post Office
On the corner near the war memorial
In the dip on the Birdlip road ( there is also an open bin on the junction to Backlains)
On the hill on the road to Cowley roundabout.

Brimpsfield is not on the priority route for gritting/snowplough, so it is possible that we will get cut off or driving conditions may be difficult for a few days. Please have a thought for our older residents keep an eye on them and if you are able to get out ask if they need anything. 
Some of the grit bins are getting low, I have refilled the bin by the Old Quarry House  (we have a small reserve stock). I have also ask the County Council if they will refill the other bins, they normally only fill them once at the beginning of the winter but they said on this occasion they will try to restock them. Let me know if you spot any that are empty and spread the salt sparingly, it only takes a light scattering to work (a bucket works better as a spreader than a shovel).

Kind regards
Mark Foyn 
Meadow House
Tel 01452 864838
M 07736 359752

In the last two years, there have been an increasing number of gates erected across footpaths and bridleways in the Brimpsfield area, impeding walkers' free movement over public rights of way as well as causing the deterioration of bridleways. Walkers are encouraged to report any gates that are locked/difficult to pass through or poorly maintained/eroded. There is also a danger that (unused) public access over footpaths & bridleways may ultimately lead to land owners subsuming them into their property or altering the route.

 If you have been subjected to threats or bullying by any local landowner you are encouraged to record it and report it to the police.

Report an Issue to include the condition of the bridleways or footpaths or carriageways

If you’ve encountered a problem during a walk that needs reporting contact a member of the Parish Council or share it within the Community. It helps to log it twice:

1) as a member of public at Gloucestershire County Council Public Rights of Way
and 2) also via Ramblers main website using a form to Report a Path

Alternatively, issues can be reported locally to our own  to refer on to the Group Footpath Secretary.

It would also be helpful if you could also report to the matter to the Parish Council:

There has also been extensive use by heavy vehicles by a local land owner on the Climperwell Road that is both causing erosion of the verges and an increase in the number of potholes. Villagers have reported damage to and destruction of tyres. To report potholes and concerns click here.

Please ensure that you refresh your browser to ensure that you receive the up-to-date news from the site as if it appears that the site has not been updated then its due to a cached history on your browser which is not anything that we have control over. It happens when you visit a website more often than others. You need to clear the cache/cookies from your browser or open the live site in a different browser/page. (Your browser is Google, Bing etc.)

Details below of Yoga classes beginning in Brimpsfield Village Hall from Tuesday 3rd April. If you are interested .the contact details are given below.

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 

GPS coordinates to aid delivery drivers and How to use them

NB - Owners' names are not be displayed 

Movement on the new Village Hall as (4) trial pits have been dug to ascertain the ground condition ahead of foundations being laid. All good news!

Number of people who have visited this website so far this month (March) = 1206  - (last month February: 1652)


There has been a change in the way the Police communicate with the local community, with the old system, Watchword, being discontinued on the 1st February. It has been replaced by a new system, Community Alerts which you are able to register on directly. This has 2 advantages:

1) - you will get the emails immediately they are generated by the Police rather than when I am next at my computer as was the case with Watchword
2) you are able to tailor the type of messages you would like to receive
If you would like to continue to receive these notifications, you need to follow the link and register yourself. Once you have registered select Brimpsfield as your scheme.
Your Community Alerts :: Home

Latest E-mail on forthcoming events etc. for the Village Click here.

Please see the details for the Pizza Evening (6th April) and the correction to the email address for ordering Pizzas - Click Here

THE BRIMPSFIELD VILLAGE BAR, (Wheelers) is open every Friday from 6.30 pm

Come and enjoy good company and sample our guest draught beer and now tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

Free internet - wi-fi access available​
(Donations towards the wi-fi are welcome, but not compulsory)

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 1000 'hits' each month. 

If you have anything to offer  - please contact us (with any attachments) at: 


On the 12th July a presentation/consultation on the 'Missing Link' was given to Parish Councillors at Elkstone village hall. A copy of that presentation can be seen here. You may be surprised to discover how far off achieving a solution to the problem we are!  

Page last updated & Checked Sunday 18/03/2018​.