Olveston & Aust Community Website

 

for the Civil Parishes of Olveston and Aust

Welcome to the nine Severnside villages and hamlets of Olveston, Tockington, Awkley, Ingst, Old Down, Lower Hazel, Aust, Elberton and Littleton on Severn

 


JOIN IN THE LOCAL JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS!

Here are details of what's happening in Olveston and Tockington over the Platinum Jubilee long weekend: 

 Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Olveston

 

See below for details of how to enter the Soapbox Derby and the Royal Pudding Contest and find out how to buy tickets for the Jubilee Ceilidh!

 

Meanwhile, don't forget the wonderful Cream Teas on Tockington Green, hosted by the Methodists, from 2.30 to 5pm on Sunday 5th June:

Platinum Jubilee Teas on the Green Tockington

Aust Parish will be hosting its own celebrations, in the Boar's Head field on Sunday 5th June, from 12 to 4pm, with lots of wonderful food, drink, children's activities and an 'It's a Knockout' competition between the villages of the parish, Aust, Elberton and Littleton.  Let battle commence!  More details here.


MAKE A SOAPBOX CAR FOR THE SOAPBOX DERBY AND SPEED DOWN TOCKINGTON HILL!

Soapbox pic3

            Soapbox pic1

Soapbox pic2

On Friday 3rd June, at 12.45pm, as part of Olveston's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, a Soapbox Derby Challenge is taking place - and YOU could be a part of it!

You can find the Entry Form here and the Rules here. 

Entries are still welcome.  If you'd like to enter:

Send the organiser (Roger Smart: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) your contact details before 1st June. 


 How to enter the ROYAL PUDDING CONTEST:

 Royal Pudding Contest poster


How to buy tickets for the Jubilee Friday Night Ceilidh: 

Ceilidh poster

 


 FIND 'MEETING POINT' ONLINE

collage of Meeting Point covers

You can find the latest issue of our local community magazine 'Meeting Point' here, together with lots of back issues.  


A FANTASTIC LEGACY

Many local residents will have got to know, over the last few years, the wonderful local project called A Forgotten Landscape.  Largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, staffed by enthusiastic, imaginative and hard-working project workers but - above all - supported by a large band of locally recruited volunteers, this project has celebrated the heritage and the natural environment of the Lower Severn Vale levels.  Although the project was wound up in 2019, its legacy lives on!

Map of the Forgotten Landscape area

Firstly, the project website will stay live for another five years.

15 walking routes Lower Severn Vale

Secondly, fifteen new walking routes have been created in the area. The walks have each been waymarked on the ground, and many include some of the project's benches and interpretation points along the way. Beautifully produced packs of these walks (see picture above) have been widely distributed, but you can access the walks online here.

Tales of the Vale Stories from A Forgotten Landscape

In addition, there is also a pack called Tales of the Vale: Stories from A Forgotten Landscape. This is a mixture of historical research and fascinating oral history interviews on CD, both undertaken by groups of local volunteers over two years.   Again, you can access the Tales of the Vale online.

All this material has also been deposited at Gloucestershire Archives, to be held there permanently.

There are many other interesting aspects to the project website which remain relevant, including ideas for places to visit, details of local birdlife, beautiful soundscapes, and some learning resources for primary schoolchildren.  If you have some spare time, it's worth exploring - not least because it may give you ideas for things to do locally!


OLVESTON PARISH WALKS

 

Leaflets have been produced, detailing six circular walks in Olveston Parish.

  Leaflet cover

You can download each walk leaflet from the list below.

The walks are:

1. Round Olveston

2. Olveston and Old Down

3. Old Down and Rudgeway

4. Old Down and Tockington

5. Between Olveston and Tockington

6. Down to the Motorway


Elberton & the Severn Bridge from Olveston 

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The remains of an old salmon fishing engine on the Severn