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We hope that you will find this site useful. The website currently has over 1500 visits per month so, if you have a service to offer/advertise e.g gardening, chimney sweeping, cleaning etc. in Brimpsfield why not advertise with us and save money.
If you are a visitor thinking of coming to the village or of moving here, then click on the link below for more information.
The nearest Primary school is Birdlip School and is 1 1/2 miles from Brimpsfield. The state school that children of secondary school age will be allocated to is Kingshill in Cirencester. (Kingshill has fallen from 'Outstanding' in 2007 to 'Good' in 2017). There are a number of Grammar schools as well as Private Schools within a relatively close distance from the Village.
Witcombe News (email@example.com) deliver daily newspapers (including Sundays) and magazines to the Village.
Cotteswold Dairies deliver milk and other groceries to Brimpsfield and other local villages three days a week.
The nearest village shop is at Miserden; a fuller range of shops, and petrol, is at Brockworth.
If you are interested and looking for B&B in the village or you are looking for additional places to stay please Contact Us
Church services, what's happening in the parishes and church information can be found in the
Parish Connections magazine The magazine is delivered to every household once a month.
Brimpsfield has an active Parish Council and to find out what it gets up to or if you want to contact the Parish Council, please Click this link.
The Community relies heavily on the vigilance of villagers as the Police are busy on other matters and rural communities are a very low profile, (unless you happen to be exceeding the speed limit through Birdlip). If there is a problem, telephone 101 and wait forever for a response or for serious matters ring 999.
For information on Refuse collection
There is currently a shopper service for Brimpsfield residents. For travel to Gloucester - Click here
For travel to Cirencester - Click here
Brimpsfield residents have not had a commuter service for some time. Schoolchildren, depending on their entitlement, may be eligible for a bus pass on one of the dedicated school services.
Andycars based in Cheltenham are prepared to pick up from Brimpsfield.
Supporting young musicians across Gloucestershire.
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Thanks to the good offices of a resident in Birdlip it is possible to obtain a discount on burning oil by being part of the consortium.
If you are interested in joining this group please contact Claire Wills-Goldingham. Her email address is CWGQC@colletonchambers.co.uk
Birdlip & Brimpsfield Playgroup is well established and has been running for over 40 years. It is a community based playgroup serving the local area and beyond. A voluntary committee mainly made up of existing parents/carers runs playgroup. It is a non-profit making organisation and a provider under the Nursery Education Grant Scheme.
COPIES OF 'A HISTORY OF BRIMPSFIELD PARISH' are available for £6 plus p&p (Please use the Contact us page).
The Stretch & Tone Group meets at Brimpsfield Village Hall every Monday between 2 pm and 3 pm.
There are no real laws governing village household bonfires except nuisance laws for those who persistently light smoky stinkers and more seriously, even criminally, those who see fit burn toxic waste*.
Having a roaring bonfire is, indeed, one of the benefits of village life and shouldn’t be discouraged. However, there are those whose approach to bonfires leaves a little to be desired, and we would like to issue to protocol decree - totally unenforceable of course - except by virtue of courtesy and neighbourliness.
1. Bonfires should not be lit on warm days where your neighbours may be making the most of the rare opportunity to sit in their gardens and enjoy the morning/sun/sunset/evening. This is doubly important at weekends.
2. Bonfires should not be lit on dry weekdays where your neighbours may have washing drying on the line.
3. Bonfire cores should be constructed with dry refuse or wood that doesn’t burn with noxious smoke or foul smells.
4. Very late evening is the best time for bonfires on a dry day.
5. Burning rubber or plastic is not permittedfor stink, smoke and legal* reasons. It also produces toxic smoke which would leave you open to ‘waste crime’ charges, particularly from folk who suffer from respiratory ailments exacerbated by your smoke.
6. If you have to dispose of a lot of green waste - let's face it, it happens - before you set fire to it, see if your neighbours can spare space in their green wheelie bins, or maybe someone can help you shift it to the CDC tip (or, as it’s now called, The Waste Recycling Centre). If you must set fire to it, let your neighbours know and try to choose a damp, grey, windy day.
7. Don’t use petrol to light your fire. The writer of this protocol did, many years ago. The fire exploded and blew the flaming contents of the bonfire over the roof of his bungalow. If you use other spirits or inflammables other than proprietary fire lighters, please ensure your last will & testament is up to date and readily accessible by your family.
8. Old engine oil seems to burn forever with black, smelly smoke. There are proper facilities at the Waste Recycling Centre for disposing of engine oil where they can reuse or convert it to diesel oil.
9. If your fire debris has been there some time, please give it a good prod and move around before you set fire to it. Hedgehogs and other sundry wildlife like to make homes in dry, warm environs.
10. Except for the stink, safety and excessive smoke restrictions, none of the above applies on November 5th.
*Penalties for waste crime (from https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/burning-rubbish)