Casual Vacancy

Casual Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that ONE vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for Elston Parish Council

The vacancies have arisen due to the resignation of Cllr Marian Green and their term of office would have ordinarily expired in May 2027.

....... Casual Vacancy notice - Marian Green - 20231025



Notice on Dog Fouling

Notice on Dog Fouling

The Parish Council has a duty of care to all residents and will take up their concerns with a view to resolving them.

There have recently been numerous complaints and posts on social media concerning dog fouling and the anti-social behaviour of a minority who do not pick up and dispose of their dog’s dirt.

This is an offence. Anyone caught not cleaning up after their dog can be fined up to £1,000.

Purpose-made 'poop-scoops'; to pick up your dog's mess are available to purchase and bags are also available. Special bins are provided in Elston for disposing of the mess and are routinely emptied. Otherwise, use a litter bin or your wheelie bin at home; first making sure that the material is securely wrapped.

This law applies to almost all areas in the open air to which the public have access. Dog Wardens, Police Community Support Officers and others are authorised to give offenders Fixed-Penalty Notices – an on-the-spot fine. Your Parish Council is responsible for locating dog bins. Please contact the Clerk to Elston Parish Council if you believe that a dog bin is required in your location

The district council is responsible for emptying the special dog bins. You can report any problems by contacting N&SDC customer services team on 01636 650000 or via email

Please be assured our only interest as a Parish Council in this matter is public safety and we will continue to assist residents who have concerns and approach us for help....... Download the document here



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Until further notice

at Elston Village Hall

Eden Hall

Eden Hall, situated close to Elston Village was originally known as Middleton House was built by a firm of London Contractors for Robert Middleton, Esq. and was completed in 1875.

As a youth and young man Robert Middleton was a student under the Rev. Henry Leonard Adams, Minister of the Newark Congregational Church, Lombard Street, from 1834 to 1850. The house was named Middleton House and Chapel, for although Robert Middleton had separated from the Newark Baptists about 1872 he included in the building of Middleton House a Chapel with Baptistry. The local newspaper described the building as ‘novel’ on an extensive scale’ and ‘an object of great interest to the entire district.

The Chapel occupied almost the whole of the central portion of the building and was entered from the Courtyard at the rear of the house. The large pulpit was just inside the entrance. Opposite the entrance was a self-acting organ with gilt pipes, which played up to 30 sacred tunes. There are two galleries and about 200 could be accommodated on the ground floor and in the galleries. For baptisms there was an iron tank sunk into the floor; this tank was reached by iron steps.

The furniture in all the rooms was of superior quality, some of the inlaid tables having belonged to suites of the late Emperor Napoleon III, who died in Kent in 1873. One of the rooms contained collections of china, which could be found in Dresden, Serves and Worcester. At the South end of the house was a large conservatory, which attracted considerable attention. It was 30 ft. high and 40ft. square with a fountain in the centre. A choice selection of tropical plants thrived within.

Then across the courtyard one found the ordinary stables, coach houses, out-houses and a lofty clock tower. The clock had four dials, each 5ft in diameter and could be illuminated at night. The hour was struck on a bell weighing 100 cwt, and Westminster chimes every quarter hour on smaller bells. There was also in the clock tower a carillon, which played a different tune for each day of the week. The tune was repeated every three hours.

The Conservatory, which once housed beautiful tropical plants at the South West end of Middleton House, was destroyed during World War II and occurred on the night of the 8th December, 1942. The bomb load of a Lancaster Bomber was accidentally released on to the ground beneath one of the aircraft at starting up time for an operational mission. The same explosion damaged windows in East Stoke Church and there were some reports of pots being shaken from shelves of houses in the locality. There were several casualties among the R.A.F personnel but full details are not available.

Today Eden Hall is a popular spa retreat and beauty centre you can visit their website here.

About Elston Chapel

About Elston Chapel

This small and unassuming chapel has a more interesting history than might first appear. The earliest mention of Elston is in Domesday Book as Elvestune, or Eilaf’s settlement. The settlement was divided into three holdings, each with its own church.

The ancient origin of Elston and this chapel is evident in the Norman doorway on the south side of the church. However, most of the building dates from the 14th to the 16th centuries.

The manor at Elston changed hands many times during the Middle Ages and came into the possession of the Darwin family in the 1680s. Elston chapel was regularly used as a parish church until 1870, when its parish was united with that of nearby Stoke.

To download more about the chapel follow the link: Elston Chapel - Your Church Tour

Elston Methodist Church

We are a group of eleven Methodist churches situated in and around the market town of Newark-on-Trent and the minster town of Southwell in Nottinghamshire.

Four of our churches are in Newark, one is in Southwell and the others are located in villages. A group of Methodist churches is called a 'circuit' so we are the Newark and Southwell circuit. Details of each church can be found on their own pages on the website.

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Elston Old Chapel History

Elston Old Chapel History

Although neither a church nor a chapel are mentioned in Domesday, it was recorded that ‘Norman the priest’ held land at Elston from Roger de Bulli. J C Cox directly associated this entry in Domesday with Elston Old Chapel, asserting that the priest ‘doubtless’ served at the chapel here, but this could apply equally to the parish church.

The earliest part of the building, the round arched south doorway with bold zig-zag moulding, has been dated to the twelfth-century.

To find out more about the diocese follow this link