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.
Notice of appointment of date for the exercise of public rights Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2019.  Date of announcement is 24th June 2019 the start date for any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounts to be audited and all books, deeds, contracts, bill, vouchers and receipts relating to them.  The end date for this announcement is 2nd August 2019.
Please contact the Clerk/RFO Tel: 01234 853398 Email:clerk@shortstownpc.co.uk
Audit papers can be found under Meeting minutes, Audit 2018/19