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Gloucestershire Highways - Adverse Weather Bulletin

Updated: 13.30pm 17th Jan

Severe Weather Warning from the Met Office (Issued at 10:22 on Thursday, 17th January 2008, valid from 06:00 on Friday, 18th January 2008 until 23:00 on Saturday, 19th January 2008):

Early Warning of Heavy Rain

Regional risk assessment for the following areas
- Wales(60%)
- NW England(40%)
- SW England(40%)
- All other regions less than 20%

The Met Office is expecting rain to become persistent and be heavy across parts of Wales during Friday and Saturday.

Hear local expert talk about historic houses

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Gloucestershire pupils raise over £5,100 to feed children in developing countries

Pupils from 54 schools in Gloucestershire have given generously and raised over £5100.00 to feed children in developing countries.

Schools were invited to take part in the World Food Programme’s ‘Buy One Give One Free’ initiative, which took place on World Food Day on Monday 16th October.  Schoolchildren were asked to donate 11p, which is the amount needed to feed one child in the developing world for one day.

As a county, they raised £5144.26, which translates into 46,766 extra children being fed through the World Food Programme’s School Feeding Programme.

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Historic shoes and footwear fairytales at the Corinium museum

A month-long exhibition which looks at historic shoes and footwear fairytales will open at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester on Sunday January 20th.

‘Cinderella Shoes’ will showcase 200-year-old silk shoes with gorgeous gold-coloured buckles; huge protective boots from Victorian times; funky and chunky Seventies platform shoes and tiny baby bootees from 1900.

The fabulous footwear comes from the Museum’s own collection and that of local collector Shelagh Lovett-Turner.

Alongside the exhibits are big, shoe-inspired collages made by children from Acorns Day Nursery, Bright Eyes Children’

Wine and Dine Evening with Edward Sheldon Limited in Shipston on Stour

Edward Sheldon wine merchantsFriday 15th February 2008 at 7.30pm

Edward Sheldon Limited are independent Wine Merchants who have been trading in Shipston-on-Stour since 1842.

Advice on faulty thermostats in wake of tragedy

Following the tragic death of a Somerset baby who died from being scalded by water from a hot water tank which had a faulty thermostat, Cotswold District Council is urging private landlords, homeowners and tenants to watch out for telltale warning signs with their water system to help prevent any further tragedies.

The guidance, based on Health and Safety Executive alerts, has warned that particular consideration should be given to hot water systems more than 10 years old and systems where homeowners and landlords may have other reason to suspect the adequacy of the initial installation or

Search for potential housing land in Cotswolds

Cotswold residents are being asked to identify potential housing land in the District.

Cotswold District Council will be carrying out an assessment of possible sites during the first half of 2008, as required by Government planning policy.

The study will help the Council show that there is sufficient land to meet the community’s housing needs in the preparation of Cotswold District Core Strategy and associated planning documents.

These documents will eventually replace the current Local Plan and guide future development in the District to 2026.

Senior Planner Nicola Melville said:

The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens celebrate 40th Anniversary

They have been working to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds since 1968 and are celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year. The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens are the voluntary arm of the organisation that exists to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Cotswolds Conservation Board. Wardens carry out valuable conservation projects in the AONB and help to promote the area by encouraging the public to enjoy it.

Cotswold defers Kemble enforcement notice

The operators of Kemble airfield have been given more time by Cotswold District Council to ensure general flying activities are regulated.

The Council’s Planning (Regulatory) Committee today (January 9) agreed to defer re-issuing an enforcement notice against unauthorised flying activities at the site.

The operators have been given three months to submit evidence for a Certificate of Lawful Use or Existing Development (CLUED) or a planning application.

The Committee’s decision comes after a planning inquiry into the case was closed by the Planning Inspector in November after the Counc

Get in gear with Moreton Centre’s driving tips

A special event that gives young people the opportunity to learn about responsible, safe and legal driving is to be held in Moreton-in-Marsh next month.

Teenagers aged between 15 and 17 are being urged to sign up now for the Roadrunners project at Cotswold District Council’s Moreton Area Centre on Monday February 18th.

The event, between 10am and 3pm, is designed for young people who are thinking about learning to drive.  The course covers topics such as:

  • First driving lesson – A chance to get behind the wheel of a dual-control car, guided by a qualified driv
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