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Fosseway lets 98% of Cotswold homes to local people

The vast majority of homes let by the biggest housing association in the Cotswold District in the past 16 months have gone to local people, a report has revealed.

Flood cash is just a drop in the ocean, warns Cotswold Council Leader

The extra £330,000 flood recovery grant awarded to Cotswold District Council by the Government is not enough to meet the District’s needs, Council Leader Cllr Lynden Stowe has warned.

Cllr Stowe spoke out following a meeting of Council today (July 29th) which unanimously supported a motion calling on the Secretary of State to ensure that CDC is adequately funded to continue its leadership role in helping the District recover from the events of July 2007.

"Uncork the Mystery of Wine" an introductory wine course at Edward Sheldon

An eight week course - every Wednesday from September 24th to 19th November - 7.00 pm - 9pm.
This is a gentle introduction into the world of wine in a fun and informative way. You will explore the main wine grapes and their vineyard homelands from around the world and taste your way through a range of sumptuous wines which express history, tradition and the latest innovative techniques.

The Hidcote Maize Maze is back and this year it's a Giant Dragon

Thursday 24th July to Sunday 7th September - Hidcote Manor Farm, Hidcote Bartrim, Glos.
Hidcote Manor Farm is proud to present the opening of this year's Maize Maze. This years theme is "scary" and the maze is in the shape of a giant dragon over 200 metres tall.
The most fun you will have getting lost in the countryside.

Rural skills courses provide perfect team building opportunity

Businesses looking for team building opportunities for staff are being offered the opportunity to book tailor-made rural skills courses in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Kids with learning difficulties have fun down on the farm

Thanks to the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens, children from a special school in Tewkesbury enjoyed a day out at the Cotswold Farm Park in July.

Cotswold MP meets with Cirencester School pupils

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown had the pleasure of hosting an assembly last Friday for all pupils during an engaging visit to Cirencester Junior School, where the MP was also able to meet with a number of pupils and teachers.

Cotswold MP shows support for Wotton-under-Edge Post Office

Following the recent closure of 12 Post Office branches across the Cotswolds, local MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown visited the Post Office in Wotton-under-Edge to demonstrate his support for the continued operation of the branch and to be handed copies of a postcard campaign in support of the Post Office Card Account (POCA2).

Ebrington and District Gardening Club - Annual Flower and Vegetable Show

Saturday 9th August 2.30pm The Washbrook Barn, Ebrington, Gloucestershire.

Everything you’d expect from a village show – and more! This is the 28th Annual Flower and Vegetable Show and is held at The Washbrook Barn in Ebrington, by kind permission of The Drinkwater Family. A traditional show with something for everyone. There are 112 Classes covering Vegetables, Flowers, Fruit, Floral Art, Children’s Classes – under Five Years, Five to Eight Years and Nine to Twelve Years,- Cookery, Wine, Photography and Craft Work.

Cotswold summer of fun forecast at Corinium Museum

A range of fun activities for families will take place at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester during the summer holidays.

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