About Eastcotts Parish

Eastcotts Parish consists of the villages of Cotton End and Shortstown, and the hamlets of Harrowden and Herring's Green.  It is situated to the south-east of Bedford, where the A600 road used to run through it.  Eastcotts is one of the oldest parishes, created in 1894.  It boasts two village halls, a Baptist Church, one pub, two schools, two huge airship sheds which can be seen for miles around,  Shocott Spring - a woodland created as part of the Forest of Marston Vale - and has Elstow Brook running through the northern end. There are 6 farms in the parish, as well as the established Exeter Wood. The total number of people on the electoral roll in December 2017 is 3,338:  646 in Cotton End and 2692 in Shortstown and Harrowden.  Eastcotts is expanding with the Bellway's development where the A600 has been diverted and now runs between the phases 1, 2 & 3 of the new build of Shortstown. 

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Wanted Cotton End Parish Councillors
Do you have a few spare hours per month?  What does a councillor do?  They make decisions on where money should be spent, keep an eye on how well things are going, get involved locally.  Meetings are monthly on the second Monday of the month held in Shortstown Village Hall. Are you elegible? 18 years of age, on the register of electors or own a property or land, work with or live within the Parish for a year prior to being accepted.
More information can be found by talking to one of the councillors whose details can be found on Parish noticeboards and this website or calling the Clerk on 01234 853398 or email to clerk@eastcottspc.co.uk.  You can attend a Parish Council meeting to find out how meetings are run and decisions made. Please see Parish Councillor Role under FAQs  
S137 Grant Applications 
It is time to apply to the Parish Council if you wish to make a grant application, this should be to provide a service that supports one or several members of Eastcotts Parish.  If you wish to make an application or find out more about applying, please ring the Clerk on 01234 853398 or email to clerk@eastcottspc.co.uk 
Applications should be with the Clerk by the 30th April 2018, a grant application can only be made once in the financial year which runs from 01.04.18 -31.03.19



Upcoming event

Parish Council Monthly meeting

Monday 14 May 2018

Parish Council Monthly meeting