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Welcome to Avening
AVENING PARISH COUNCIL WELCOMES YOU TO OUR VILLAGE This page will point you towards the most relevant information and contacts, and help you quickly find your way around the village. As new residents to Avening, you have come to live in one of the oldest villages in Gloucestershire - we were mentioned in The Doomsday Book.  With a history of wool manufacture in three mills, we have the only church in England founded and dedicated by an English Queen.  Our church was built in 1080, and in its current form is a grade 1 listed building. We have a population in excess of 1000 people, making us the largest village in the South Cotswolds and we are represented on Cotswold District Council by Richard Morgan. Our Gloucestershire County Councillor is Stephen Hirst, and both councillors attend our monthly Parish meetings (usually on the 3rd Thusday of each month) which are overseen by Tony Slater our Parish Council Chairman. We have two public houses in the village - The Bell Inn, which is over 400 years old, and has an in house Indian Restaurant and takeaway; The Queen Matilda offers a very good range of traditional food and has a number of en-suite B&B bedrooms; and just outside, towards Nailsworth you will find the Weighbridge - famous for its delicious 1-in- 1 pies.  We also have a licenced social club with a function room, traditional bowling alley, and is home to the Community Cafe on Tuesday mornings.  There are several other clubs who meet on various days of the week. We also boast a lively W.I. a youth club, and a monthly cinema club. A monthly magazine, The Villager, is delivered to all houses on the 1st of each month - this has a lively mix of news, events and other local information. Finally, we are very proud of our school which is rated very highly, and overseen by its headmistress, Jane Rushton. The Parish Council hope your move to our village proves to be a great success and look forward to having the chance to meet you at an event or just come to a Parish council meeting as a guest.
What you need to know:
What you need to know:
AVENING PARISH COUNCIL WELCOMES YOU This page will point you towards the most relevant information and contacts, and help you quickly find your way around the village. As new residents to Avening, you have come to live in one of the oldest villages in Gloucestershire - we were mentioned in The Doomsday Book.  With a history of wool manufacture in three mills, we have the only church in England founded and dedicated by an English Queen. Our church was built in 1080, and in its current form is a grade 1 listed building. We have a population in excess of 1000 people, making us the largest village in the South Cotswolds and we are represented on Cotswold District Council by Richard Morgan. Our Gloucestershire County Councillor is Stephen Hirst, and both councillors attend our monthly Parish meetings (usually on the 3rd Thusday of each month) which are overseen by Tony Slater our Parish Council Chairman. We have two public houses in the village - The Bell Inn, which is over 400 years old, and has an in house Indian Restaurant and takeaway; The Queen Matilda offers a very good range of traditional food and has a number of en-suite B&B bedrooms; and just outside, towards Nailsworth you will find the Weighbridge - famous for its delicious 1-in-1 pies.   We also have a licenced social club with a function room, traditional bowling alley, and is home to the Community Cafe on Tuesday mornings.  There are several other clubs who meet on various days of the week. We also boast a lively W.I. a youth club, and a monthly cinema club. A monthly magazine, The Villager, is delivered to all houses on the 1st of each month - this has a lively mix of news, events and other local information. Finally, we are very proud of our school which is rated very highly, and overseen by its headmistress, Jane Rushton. The Parish Council hope your move to our village proves to be a great success and look forward to having the chance to meet you at an event or just come to a Parish council meeting as a guest.
Welcome to Avening