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The visiting speaker for November was Mrs Anne Chambers from nearby Kiftsgate Court.

Chipping Campden WI

The November meeting of Chipping Campden WI always includes the AGM so we usually whiz through the ordinary monthly meeting, minutes, reports and so on, to get to the AGM as quickly as possible Afterwards we normally have a short talk before refreshments. This year was different. We did it the other way round!

The charming speaker had brought a presentation from the Gloucestershire Animal Welfare Association and Cheltenham Animal Shelter. Miss Jenner told us of the surprisingly wide field of activities that come under that organisation.

Support the brussels sprout - and not just at Christmas

Brussels SproutSprouts are nice to eat! Sprouts are good for you! Who says?

William Haines, whose family have been farming sprouts for three generations in Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds is persuading children that sprouts are nice to eat.

Sprouts are like Marmite - you either love them or hate them - there is no in between.

Results in from Fairford Town Council election

Suzanne Carol Jones and Mark Wardle have been elected to serve the Fairford ward on Fairford Town Council.

Mrs Jones polled 395 votes and Mr Wardle (Independent) polled 362 in the by-election on December 13th.

The other two candidates standing at the by-election were Lizzie Morris (284 votes) and Annabelle Plumridge (144 votes)

The election, which was held at the Palmer Hall in Fairford, was called in November following the resignation of previous councilors Mr Bart Borchardt and Mr Greg Phillips.

The electoral turnout was 27%.

New wardens urge Cotswolds to tree-cycle

Caroline Ballinger and Claire Blizzard are dreaming of a clean, green Christmas.

Cotswold District Council’s two new Environmental Wardens are urging householders to recycle as much of their waste as possible over the festive period – including their real Christmas trees.

The Council has joined forces with Dobbies Garden Centre at Siddington, near Cirencester, and Fosseway Garden Centre, Moreton-in-Marsh, to set up collection points for trees which will then be shredded and turned into compost.

Householders can also chop their trees into sections and put them in their green garden was

Cotswold reviews parking charges

New pay-and-display parking charges in the Cotswolds are being proposed for the first time in four years from April 1st 2008.

The District Council plans to freeze the half-hour charge at its pay-and-display car parks at 50p and to add just 10p to the current £1 charge for one hour.

The £1.60 charge for two hours would rise to £2, while a three-hour stay would increase from £2 to £2.50.

Proposed charges:
Half hour to stay at 50p
One hour increases to £1.10
Two hours increases to £2.00
Three hours increases to £2.50

The recommendations to Council, which will

Cotswold names day for leisure centre re-opening

Cirencester’s Cotswold Leisure Centre is due to re-open its doors to the public on March 1st following complex repairs to extensive flood damage, Cotswold District Council announced today.

The Centre’s plant room was damaged by 70,000 gallons of flood water after the unprecedented rainfall which hit Gloucestershire on July 20th.

Festive waste and recycling dates for Cotswolds

Eat, drink, and be merry – and then recycle all your empty cans and bottles.

That is the message to householders in the Cotswolds this Christmas and New Year.

Cotswold District Council and its contractor, SITA, have published waste collection arrangements for the holiday period and they are hoping for plenty of festive cheer from the District’s keen recyclers.

Cllr Mark Tufnell, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “We will try to ensure there will be as little disruption as possible to residents’ waste and recycling collections during the Christmas period.

“We realise more

Christmas creativity for children in Moreton-in-Marsh

Get creative this Christmas in Moreton-in-Marsh with the Corinium Museum’s Outreach Service.

Outreach Officer, Helen Arbon will be holding a ‘Festive Fun’ workshop at Cotswold District Council’s Moreton Area Centre on Thursday, December 20th.

Suitable for 7 to 12-year-olds, ‘Festive Fun’ is a creative, art workshop with a Victorian theme from 2.30pm to 4.00pm.

Children will have the opportunity to make Victorian style cards and decorations for their Christmas tree – just in time for the festive season.

There will be plenty of sparkle on offer, with gold and silver paper, sequins a

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