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Autumn Show at the Where I Fell in Love Gallery - Shipston-on-Stour

Where I fell in love gallery exhibitionSunday 14th October - Sunday 18th November, Where I Fell in Love Gallery

Bruno Dauvin has gathered together exhibits by the following four leading British artists for his Autumn Show.

Ceramicists Emma Rodgers and David Jones, Painter Anuk Naumann and Woodturner Mike Scott "Chai", all leaders in their respective artistic fields.

Emma Rodgers is a Wirral based a

Cotswold Olimpick Games and London Olympic Games - a tie up?

2012 - London Olympic Games & 400th anniversary of Cotswold Olimpick Games

During their successful bid for the 2012 London Olympic Games the British Olympic Association included the following statement "An Olympic Games held in London in 2012 will mark a unique anniversary - it will be exactly 400 years from the moment that the first stirrings of Britain's Olympic beginnings can be identified.

Cabinet gives green light to Cotswold waste proposals

Wide-ranging plans to improve the waste and recycling service in the Cotswolds were today (Thursday, 11th October) given the green light.

The proposals, which include the introduction of a weekly collection of food waste for composting and the introduction of wheelie bins for the collection of non-recyclable waste, were unanimously supported by Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet.

If the full Council endorses that decision next Tuesday, the new service will be rolled out across the District from February 2008.

Council Leader Cllr Lynden Stowe said: “We have been looking at this waste service redesign for 18 months and these proposals have the makings of a first-class service that will take us forward.”

Cotswold District is already top of the recycling league in Gloucestershire with a recycling and composting rate of over 40% and the Council believes the proposed improvements to the service should ensure it continues to lead the way with a rate approaching 60%.

The new service would include:

  • The introduction of a weekly food waste collection for composting using new food waste containers
  • The collection of garden waste weekly instead of fortnightly and the introduction of a small charge for those residents who want to receive a garden waste collection
  • The fortnightly kerbside collection of card and cardboard for recycling using new reusable bags
  • The continuation of the current fortnightly kerbside collection of paper, tins/cans, aerosols and glass for recycling
  • The collection of non-recyclable waste fortnightly in wheelie bins or authorised coloured bin bags instead of weekly in black sacks

The weekly collection of cooked and uncooked food waste would mean the vast majority of ‘smelly waste’ would still be collected on a weekly basis, so there should be no fears of problems surrounding vermin, maggots and flies.

Cotswold District Council surveys flood-hit homes

Deadline looms for survey of flood-hit homes
Flood-hit homes and businesses in the Cotswolds are being urged to fill in a District Council survey form by October 22nd – if they have not already done so.

Together with other local authorities, Cotswold District Council began a door-to-door survey in August of properties affected by the July floods.

The aim of the survey was to assess the scale of the damage and to identify vulnerable people who may have required assistance to recover from the floods.

More than 800 forms have already been returned from Cotswold properti

HRH attends service to celebrate 1,000 years of the Shire of Gloucester

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester will be attending a special service at Gloucester Cathedral this Sunday to mark the 1000th birthday of the county.

The Duke of Gloucester is Patron of Gloucestershire 1000 and will be honouring the county-wide celebrations of Gloucestershire’s 1000th year by attending the celebratory service – one of the main events planned for the millennium year.

The service, being held on 14th October, includes a number of readings about key people from the county’s past.

The Tiler of Gloucester raises the county’s roof

Fairgame theatre logoFollowing a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, Fairgame Theatre will tour their Gloucestershire millennium-inspired production, ‘The Tiler of Gloucester’, across the county this winter.

Cotswold gears up for parking handover

More parking attendants will be visible on Cotswold streets when the District Council takes over responsibility for on-street parking enforcement on November 5th.

The move, known as Civil Parking Enforcement, sees the police hand over parking duties to local councils working in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council.

The aim is to keep our roads safe, reduce congestion and keep routes free for emergency vehicles by tackling anti-social parking problems.

District Councils will be the main point of contact for all matters such as permit renewals, tickets (Penalty Charge Notices

Eurostar chooses organic Cotswold Brie cheese from Simon Weaver

Simon Weaver Cotswold Herb Brie. Photo (c) Jon HicksSimon Weaver's Organic Cotswold Brie is now available on the Eurostar London to Paris route

Simon Weaver Cotswold Organic Dairy at Kirkham Farm, Upper Slaughter in the Cotswolds produces a range of Cotswold Brie cheeses using their herd of Friesian cows which are fed on the clover meadows of the River Dickler, farmed exclusively and organically for them alone.

Lucy Pratt Exhibition at the Fosse Gallery Stow-on-the-Wold

(c) Lucy Pratt. Wild Gladioli, Ivy CottageSaturday 13th October - Lucy Pratt, a year of visual pursuits

The latest exhibition at the Fosse Gallery is paintings by Lucy Pratt. Lucy is one of the true Impressionist English painters working today.

Cheltenham Literature Festival

Cheltenham Literature Festival5th - 14th October at venues throughout Cheltenham

This year's Festival, which is sponsored by "The Times" and in association with Waterstone's,

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