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 2018 is 3,468:  630 in Cotton End and 2838 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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Eastcotts Parish Council 
As a result of a Community Review Eastcotts Parish Council will cease to exist as of 31st March 2019.  Two new Parish Councils are being created one for Cotton End one for Shortstown they will be operational as of 1st April 2019.   During the set up of the new  Parish Councils the telephone number 01234 853398 will be in use, this will then remain as the Shortstown Parish Council number.  You can make contact with Cotton End Parish Council initially using this number.  When a telephone number and Email address for Cotton End Parish Council are registered they will be posted on this site.  The email address for Shortstown Parish Council from the 1st April 2019 will be clerk@shortstownpc.co.uk.  The Email address for Cotton End Parish Council will be posted on this site when known.  

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For blank nomination packs please get in touch with Electoral Registration at Bedford Borough Council 01234 276908 or from the Electoral Commission website. 


Upcoming event

Eastcotts Parish Council Final Meeting

Monday 25 March 2019

Eastcotts Parish Council Final Meeting