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A blot on the landscape - flytipping

Fly tipping

Why do these people dump their rubbish in the countryside?

Flytipping has been a problem in the countryside for a long time.

Council’s safety drive to tour the Cotswolds

A special week aimed at getting young people more aware of crime and safety issues in their area will kick off in the Cotswolds next week.

Cotswold District Council is running several events around the area when Community Safety Week starts on Monday December 3rd. This year the event will be focusing on issues affecting young people, and the five-day drive is being led by the Council’s Community Safety Team.

Christmas Exhibition at Where I fell In Love Gallery

Sunday 25th November - Sunday 27th January 2008 Shipston-on-Stour Warwickshire

A Christmas Exhibition at the well known and well loved Where I Fell In Love Gallery at Shipston -on-Stour.

Painting by Lynette Pierce, Judy Symons and Sarah Mayne.
Ceramics by Sonia Lewis, Lucinda Brown, Ian Rylatt and Anthony Eccles.
Sculpture by Janine Hadley, Julia Gatrill and Joao.
Glass by Jonas Bragi Jonasson.
Wood by Roy Dutton and Mark Hancock.
Jewellery by Andrea Thorpe and Wen

Explore a selection of shoes at Cotswold Museum session

Step into line at the Corinium Museum next month when local nursery children join forces with staff to create a temporary shoe show.

The museum will team up with local nurseries Stepping Stones, Bright Eyes Nursery, Cirencester Opportunity Group and Acorns Nursery School, to offer each group individual historic shoe ‘handling sessions’.

The 35-minute sessions, led by one of the Museum’s Education Officers, will allow the toddlers to understand why we wear shoes, explore different types of shoes and take part in a range of activities, including drawing shoes and playing ‘shoe pairs’.

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Results of rural skills contest brighten up Cotswold roadside

Hedgelaying competitionA length of hedge along a quiet lane in Gloucestershire, between Chipping Campden and Shipston-Upon-Stour was transformed over the weekend to produce a sight well worth taking a look at.

The annual North Cotswolds Hedgelaying Competition was held on Saturday 17th November

Gloucestershire smoke-free compliance levels among the highest in England.

Recent figures suggest Gloucestershire has one of the highest levels of smoke-free compliance anywhere in the country.

The figures submitted from all six local authorities in Gloucestershire show an extremely high level of people and premises stubbing their cigarettes out.

Cotswold unveils plans for flood recovery grant

More than £540,000 will be spent by Cotswold District Council on helping to protect the District against future floods, it was announced today.

The Council’s Cabinet has agreed to spend the majority of its £623,000 Flood Recovery Grant on a range of measures to improve land drainage and assist towns and parishes to prepare for any future emergencies.

An estimated £75,000 of the money, awarded to the Council by the Government in the wake of the summer’s unprecedented rainfall, is already being awarded to vulnerable victims and residents forced to live in caravans or upstairs after their h

Five-year Cotswold conservation project comes to close

A 2.8 million pound project that has helped to ensure that the Cotswolds retains its natural beauty is nearing completion.

Set sail on Rainbow Seeker in 2008

rainbow seeker sunset at daleThe Rainbow Seeker is a beautiful Beneteau First 405 fast sailing cruiser which is used by the Rainbow Seeker Partnership to give people access to the seas to experience the pleasures of sailing and to the magic of using sea, wind and tide.

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Help shape the future of the Cotswolds

Residents can help shape the future of the Cotswolds by giving their views on the first major stage of the production of an overall development strategy for the District.

Public consultation on the Cotswold District Core Strategy to 2026 started recently with the publication of an Issues and Options paper.

Cotswold District Council is inviting members of the public to comment on the paper up to Friday, December 21st.

This is the first major stage in the production of the Local Development Framework, which will in due course replace the Cotswold District Local Plan.

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