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Free Cotswold parking gesture gives stores a festive boost

Shoppers are being given free use of all Cotswold District Council-owned car parks on every Saturday in December in a festive gesture aimed at boosting the local economy.

"Pick up or pay out" warning to Cotswold dog owners

An eye-catching campaign to remind dog owners to clean up after their pets or face on-the-spot fines is under way in Cotswolds.
Cotswold District Council is introducing fixed penalty notices for dog fouling offences for the first time from December 1st.

Free Cotswold advice sessions to boost food safety

A series of free food safety ‘drop in’ days for businesses is being served up by Cotswold District Council. The authority organised the sessions after discovering through its routine inspections that not all premises are keeping a properly documented food safety management system.

Quality Items achieve Bumper Prices at Simon Chorley's November Sale

The results of the Thursday, 20th November 2008 sale saw quality items making bumper prices at Simon Chorley Art & Antiques' Prinknash Abbey Park salerooms.

The North Cotswold Freecycle Group is growing daily

The North Cotswold Freecycle Group was set up in September 2006 and is a branch of an incredibly fast-growing International Freecycle movement, which began in Tucson, Arizona, USA on 1st May 2003. The North Cotswold group now boasts over 1500 members and is growing daily.

Sewing on show at Corinium Museum exhibit

See sewing at its most creative at the Corinium Museum next month with the launch of the ‘Stitchery’ exhibition.

Youth Council celebrates a year in Chedworth

The voice of youth is being heard loud and clear in Chedworth after the Youth Parish Council celebrated their one year anniversary this month.

The Youth Council, set up by Claire Dowan, Youth Participation and Development Officer at Cotswold District Council, was formed to give young people a voice and a view on what to do and where to go in Chedworth. 

Fines are on the way for dog fouling

A tough new crackdown on environmental crime is being launched by Cotswold District Council.

From December 1st, litterbugs and dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets will face on-the-spot fines from the authority.

Join a treadmill trek for charity this month

A charity treadmill trek to boost the funds of Cancer Research UK will be held at Cotswold Leisure Cirencester later this month.

Housing on track in Cotswolds despite 'credit crunch' fears

Building work is continuing at three affordable housing sites in the Cotswolds, despite the recent 'credit crunch' affecting building sites throughout the country.

Cotswold District Council currently has affordable housing sites at Bourton-on-the-Water, as well as at two sites in Tetbury, and the Council believes that affordable homes could be available in the New Year on at least one of these sites.

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