for the Civil Parishes of Olveston and Aust
Welcome to the nine Severnside villages and hamlets of Olveston, Tockington, Awkley, Ingst, Old Down, Lower Hazel, Aust, Elberton and Littleton on Severn
- Check out what's on locally (there's lots happening!)
- Find descriptions and contact details for local clubs and societies
- Read our monthly community magazine online
- Discover useful information about local services and organisations in our online Directory
- Find out about hiring local venues
- Browse our Photo Galleries
- ... and lots more
Just use the menu to find out more about our local community...
...and, if you are not a local resident, we hope exploring our website will encourage you to visit!
EUROPEAN ELECTIONS - 23 MAY 2019
Elections to the European Parliament are taking place and, in the UK, your local Polling Station will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 23 May 2019. Our area is part of the very large South West constituency and 6 MEPs will be elected to represent the South West. You will be able to put one cross on the ballot paper. There will be eleven different options in the South West, made up of eight political parties and three people standing as Independent candidates. When voting, put a cross against just one of the eleven options - either one of the eight parties listed or one of the three Independent candidates. You can see here a list of all the people who are standing in the South West.
A FANTASTIC LEGACY
Many local residents will have got to know, over the last few years, the wonderful local project called A Forgotten Landscape. Largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, staffed by enthusiastic, imaginative and hard-working project workers but - above all - supported by a large band of locally recruited volunteers, this project has celebrated the heritage and the natural environment of the Lower Severn Vale levels. Although the project is finally being wound up in 2019, its legacy lives on!
Firstly, the project website will stay live for another five years.
All this material has also been deposited at Gloucestershire Archives, to be held there permanently.
There are many other interesting aspects to the project website which remain relevant, including ideas for places to visit, details of local birdlife, beautiful soundscapes, and some learning resources for primary schoolchildren. If you have some spare time, it's worth exploring - not least because it may give you ideas for things to do locally!
OLVESTON PLAYGROUP FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS
if you have young children or grandchildren, you can go along to this llocal playgroup and have a drink and a chat and meet others with small children... Click the picture for more details:
Perfect for getting active as spring approaches. Work off that excess winter weight!
OLVESTON PARISH WALKS - New leaflets have been produced detailing six circular walks in Olveston Parish. Read more here.
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