Quenington Parish Council is responsible for the running of Quenington Cemetery located on Fowler's Hill, Quenington, GL7 5DA
CHEQS is the local parish magazine covering the 5 villages of Coln St Aldwyns, Hatherop, Eastleach, Quenington and Southrop. The editor can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
St Swithin Church is located on Church Road in Quenington (GL7 5BN). It is a Grade 1 Listed building and if particular interest are the two 12th Century doorways.
A defibrillator is installed on the outside of Quenington Village Hall on The Green.
The defibrillator has been designed to be used by the public as it talks you through the process. There are however several trained volunteers in Quenington and they can be contacted via the Village Emergency Telephone System. This will automatically ring all the trained volunteers at the same time. The first to answer will respond to the emergency.
The Emergency telephone number is 01285 610210. PLEASE USE THIS NUMBER FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS ONLY AND ALWAYS RING 999 FIRST.
The defibrillator, cabinet and emergency phone number have all been bought from funds raised through the 2013 Quenington Village Fete. Thank you to the Fete committee and all who attended the fete for providing this important emergency facility.
Quenington Village Hall is situated on The Green in Quenington. It was extensively refurbished in 2013 and is available to hire for a range of functions. Further details are available on the Village Hall pages.
Quenington River Valley Walks is a leaflet showing three walks of varying length from Quenington. A copy is available to download or hard copies can be found in local shops/pubs or the telephone kiosk next to the Keeper's Arms.
Quenington Playground is located just off the village green at the start of Snake Drive. The playground is managed by Quenington Parish Council.
Bus Service 76
Runs Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from the villages to Fairford and then on to Cirencester. The 76 bus leaves Southrop at 09.16, Eastleach at 09.24, Hatherop at 09.30 and Quenington at 09.37.
The return journey leaves from Cirencester The Forum at 12.40.
On Saturday the times change to leaving Southrop at 09.47, Eastleach at 09.54, Hatherop at 10.00 and Quenington at 10.07. The return journey leaves from Cirencester The Forum at 14.20.
In school holidays there is a bus at 08.30 from Quenington that gets into Fairford at 08.40.
For full details of the timetables, visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/travel or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
Community Connexions Community Bus
This is a door to door service that needs to be booked in advance by calling 0345 680 5029.
On Thursdays there is a bus to Cirencester, which is free with a bus pass or £10 return.
There are also excursions on Wednesdays and Fridays to a variety of locations such as Witney, Carterton, Swindon, Dobbies and Cheltenham. These also need to be booked in advance and need at least 8 passengers to run, prices range from £6.25 to £13.50
For more information visit www.communityconnexions.org.uk
Please see the link below for information on this free support service:
Our Cotswold District Councillor:
Cllr Ray Theodoulou
Tel: 01285 752000
Address: Quenington Court, Church Road, Quenington, GL7 5BN
Cotswold District Council Reception:
Tel: 01285 623000
Address: Trinity Road, Cirencester, GL7 1PX
The Job Centre is located within Cotswold District Council Offices.
Tel: 08000 514514
People For You provides a volunteer befriending service in the communities of Fairford, Lechlade, Tetbury and their neighbouring villages.
For more information, Sue Black (who manages the service) can be contacted on 07810 630167 or email email@example.com
Or visit the website www.peopleforyou.co.uk
Clerk: Rita Walsh
Address: c/o Quenington Village Hall
Tel: 01285 750000 (not 24hr)
One stop shop for all road safety issues
Cotswold District Council is responsible for waste collections in Quenington and further details can be found on: https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/
Collection day is Friday (early morning). You are advised to put waste out on Thursday evening.
Food waste is collected weekly and recycling and general waste collections are fortnightly.
If your waste is not collected please contact CDC using this link: https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/report-a-missed-bin/
Worrying About Money Leaflet
Cotswold District Council has produced an information leaflet about where to find help if you have financial concerns – the leaflet is available below:
Fruit and Veg delivered to Quenington
The Market Garden in Cirencester delivers orders of fruit and vegetables to Quenington every Thursday at 2.30pm outside the Village Hall.
Orders are to be placed by 4pm on the Tuesday before.
Orders to be emailed to Pacoyle@sky.com.
Please download and complete this: Stock Order Sheet
Cotswold Water Park – Site of Special Scientific Interest
The majority of the Cotswold Water Park has now been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, this includes areas around Fairford.
To find out more, including maps of the designated areas, please visit https://consult.defra.gov.uk/natural-england/cotswold-water-park/
Could you help to discover more Stone Stiles in Gloucestershire?
Stone stiles are found in many areas of the country. There are examples throughout Gloucestershire including the area in and around Quenington. For centuries they have provided access to locals walking along pathways as they went about their business whilst preventing sheep and cattle from straying further afield. Despite the historic value of these stone stiles, scores of them have been abandoned and some now lost forever.
In 2020 Peter Wilson, launched ‘The Stile Project’. Working in association with CPRE and the Cotteswold Naturalists Field Club, Peter’s aim is to produce a record of every remaining stone stile in Gloucestershire before they are lost forever …but he needs your help.
When you are out walking, if you spot a stone stile, or if you know of an existing stile, please photograph it, if possible from both sides. Download a Stile Recording Form by going to the CPRE website, https://www.cpreglos.org.uk/creating-a-record-of-gloucestershire-stone-stiles/ Please give as much information as possible before emailing the form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any ‘duplicate’ stiles recorded are welcome as you may take a better picture than the one already on file. In addition Peter is looking for background notes; history, geology and the landscape setting of each stone as well as its precise OS location. Don’t worry if you’re not able to give all that information but he would like to know exactly where you came across the stile.
It’s heartening to report that since the project was launched just a year ago, over 500 stiles have been recorded by 175 people in Gloucestershire. Peter believes however there are up to 100 stiles in the county as yet unidentified. The stile you come across may be one of those!
The ultimate aim of the project is to create a comprehensive record of the history of the stiles before some are ‘lost’ forever. These are mainly slab stiles which are difficult to get over and so tend to be bypassed or replaced with wooden step stiles. The information received will then be available to develop an interactive App. for the enjoyment of everyone who loves the countryside. There is no doubt this will encourage more people to explore our wonderful county adding to their enjoyment of country walks. It will also help wheelchair users, people with mobility scooters and families with children in buggies to plan their walks.
So when you are out walking and see a stone stile, please take a picture, download the form and send it to Peter with as much information as you can. Thank you.
Information from RAF Fairford re Drones
RAF Fairford is experiencing an increasing number of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or drones, flying within their Flight Restriction Zone.
Please see the information sheet below, which outlines the flying restrictions, and provides details of the Drone Code which lays out the law regarding the operation of a UAS.