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Helping Cotswold communities cope is new task for Tim

Helping communities all over the Cotswolds to cope with whatever fate may throw at them is the task for recently-returned Cotswold District Council employee Tim Dowan.

Tim is the authority’s new Community Resilience Liaison Officer, and has a key role helping towns and villages prepare for future emergencies, while helping them to recover and learn from problems in the past.

Marathon Number 453- Steve Edwards completes his 18th Shakespeare Marathon

Cotswolds based Steve Edwards has completed marathon number 453 in his world record challenge to complete 500 marathons in an average time of under 200 minutes- 3 hours 20 minutes. Marathon number 453 was completed in 3 hours 12 minutes and 57 seconds - so Steve is well on target and for once this was a local marathon so he didn't have to spend hours travelling as well as hours running.

Ebrington Home Made Wine Festival 2008

Saturday 10th May 19.00 for 19.30 Ebrington Village Hall, Ebrington, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire.
Ebrington is again holding it's annual Home Made Wine Festival and everyone is welcome to come and taste the proceeds.

Double Delight for Cotswold MP on Gloucestershire's Railways

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown and Peter Luff MP for Mid Worcestershire met with senior representatives from Network Rail on Wednesday to discuss the re-doubling of both the Cotswold and Swindon to Kemble railway lines.

Gloucestershire is up there with four of Britain's 50 richest towns

The Telegraph Property has published a list of Britain's 50 richest towns and Gloucestershire has four towns on the list - Chipping Campden at No. 18, Stow-on-the-Wold at no. 33, Moreton-in-Marsh at No. 42 and Winchcombe at No. 48.

Government maintains blindspot on the dangers of the missing link in the Cotswolds

Following the recent publication of a report from the Highways Agency to find the optimal solution for the "Missing Link" on the A417 road from Swindon to Gloucester, Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown called an Adjournment Debate last Monday 21st April 2008.

Stay Active & Able at cross-Cotswold classes

Firefighters have come to the rescue of Cotswold fitness instructors – by providing the perfect venue for a weekly Tai Chi class.

Cotswold District Council’s Active and Able Team couldn’t find a suitable location for their classes in Tetbury – until Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service offered a solution. Now around 15 older people keep active each Wednesday at their Tai Chi session at the town’s New Church Street fire station.

Moreton to host energy advice session in May

Advice on energy saving during the spring and summer months – as well as a free energy-saving light bulb – will be the subject of a session at the Moreton Area Centre next month.

Fosse Gallery presents Family Matter - Paintings by Mick Rooney, RA

Tuesday 29th April - Saturday 17th May 2008 Fosse Gallery Fine Art, Stow-on-the-Wold
A new Exhibition - Family Matter - Paintings by Mick Rooney, RA. Mick is not a typically English painter. Although his artistic antecedents embrace the narrative, not to say literary traditions of our national art, they also look to the broader horizons. He is an eclectic whose subject is the human condition:to this endlessly renewing disaster area he brings a sharp eye and a pawky humour.

Recycling boost for north Cotswold residents

Keen recyclers in the north Cotswolds have received a welcome boost from Council officials. Gloucestershire residents have been given official confirmation that they can use the Household Recycling Centre at Shipston-on-Stour, which is just across the county border in Warwickshire.

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