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Gloucester South West bypass leads the way to county’s tree total

1000 TreesOver one hundred new trees will be planted along the Gloucester South West Bypass this week as the County Council’s contribution to the ‘1000 Trees’ campaign.

The opening of the bypass coincides with the 1000th birthday of the county of Gloucestershire, which is being celebrated this year with the planting of one thousand new saplings across the county.

Chief Executive of Gloucestershire County Council, Peter Bungard, will be planting the firs

Special waste film to explain Cotswold’s new service

A short film explaining how and why the waste service for Cotswold residents will be changing next year has been made by the District Council.

The new service, which is due to be introduced in phases from February 2008, will aim to reduce landfill waste from the District by around 20% and increase recycling rates to approaching 60%.

To help inform residents about the changes, Council leader Cllr Lynden Stowe and Portfolio holder for the Environment, Cllr Mark Tufnell, are featured in a short film which can be downloaded from the Council’s website.

Cllr Tufnell said: “The majority of r

Stratford-upon-Avon choral society - Beethoven Missa Solemnis

Stratford-upon-Avon choral society's Autumn concert is the magnificent Missa Solemnis by Beethoven on Saturday November 17th 2007 in Holy Trinity Church, Old Town, Stratford at 7.30pm.

Beethoven (1770-1827) was not a man of the church and he wrote very little music to religious texts. The Mass in D, or Missa Solemnis. was begun in 1819 (by which time he was very deaf' and was intended for the enthronement of Beethoven's patron the Archduke Rudolph as archbishop, in the next year.

Feel safe and sound with Cotswold Council-run classes

Betty Pollard exercisingA special scheme set up by Cotswold District Council to help older people get fit and feel more confident is proving a new lease of life for many.

Active and Able was first launched in Autumn 2005 and boasts 23 weekly classes in postural stability and Tai Chi at 13 different venues.

Rural cinema to tell famous writer’s romance

Follow the life of famous female author Jane Austen when the Corinium Museum welcomes the rural cinema project back to Cirencester later this month.

The Park Street museum will show ‘Becoming Jane’ on Sunday November 25th, a film from 2006 which tells how 18th and 19th Century author Jane Austen was swept of her feet by a dashing romance in her early years as a writer.

This romance with an Irish rogue – which never lasted for the young author – inspired Austen to write many of her later literary masterpieces, including Emma (1816), Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Sense and Sensibility (18

Campden and district music society - rising oboe star

The Campden and district Music Society concert on Tuesday 13th November 2007 will feature Thomas Barber, oboe and James Southall, piano.

Bristol born Thomas Barber, now only 25, gained a first class degree in medicine at Cambridge University, before studying the oboe at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with distinction. He has been principal oboe with the National Youth Orchestra of Britain and the European Union Youth Orchestra, as well as oboist of the London Philharmonic Orchestra's 'Future Firsts' apprenticeship scheme for 2005-6.

The spirit of Christmas in Campden

The Spirit of Christmas fund raising evening will run from 4pm till 8pm on Tuesday 4th December encouraging people to raise funds for charity while enjoying the traditional spirit of Christmas with festive stalls, Father Christmas, carol singers and a nativity tableau to name but a few of the event's attractions.

Chipping Campden and Charringworth - Sale of Lordships of the Manor

Thursday 15th November 14.00 - Auction in London of these two Lordships of the Manor

Lordships of the Manor are among the oldest titles in England and pre-date the Norman Conquest, begun by William I at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

The Manor was the pivot of the Feudal System and by the reign of Edward the Confessor(1042-66) the Lord of the Manor was the most important person in village affairs. The Domesday Book compiled in 1086 listed 13,418 Manors and their owners.

Winchcombeshire's Millennium Concert

(c) Gloucestershire 1000 and its associate partners

Saturday 24 November 2007, 7 pm, St Peter's Church, Winchcombe,Gloucestershire

Not everyone knows that Winchcombeshire was an entirely separate county from Gloucestershire for ten years.

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