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 ceased to exist as of 31st March 2019 two new Parish Councils were installed as of 1st April 2019 Cotton End & Shortstown.

Eastcotts Parish Council Notice of Conclusion of Audit 31st March 2019

1. The audit of accounts for year ended 31 March 2019 has been concluded

2. The Annual Governance and Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of the Council on application to: Christine Chapman [Clerk] PO Box 1596 Bedford MK42 5DU

3. Copies will be provided to any local government elector free of charge for a copy of the Annual Return

Announcement mady by Christine Chapman [Clerk]

Date of Announcement: 23rd August 2019