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Two Americans discover heaven in the Cotswolds

In June 2008 two American ladies came to the Cotswolds for a two week holiday. This is a diary of their experiences, the places that they visited and the people that they met. 

Bourton to host first 'community day' in June

Steps to strengthen community spirit and provide information and advice to residents around the Cotswolds will be launched this summer with the first of several community days.

Bourton to host Flood Fair on May 16th

It may seem that summer has come to the Cotswolds early, but people in Gloucestershire should still be prepared for the threat of flooding in the future.

And Cotswold District Council has teamed up with the Environment Agency and the National Flood Fair to offer residents the chance to get prepared, as it holds a second Flood Protection Products Fair on May 16th in Bourton-on-the-Water. 

Take time out to enjoy traditional events in the Cotswolds AONB

The summer is the best time of year to enjoy the age old traditions of the Cotswolds and so the Cotswolds Conservation Board, the organisation that exists to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), has created a traditional events calendar for 2008-9 that shows you where and when you can enjoy events that are closely linked to the area’s rich heritage.

Counting up to 500 Marathons- Number 451 is completed on target

Cotswolds based Steve Edwards completed Marathon number 451 on Sunday April 6th.
Steve only had to go to Taunton, Somerset this time, to complete marathon number 451 in his bid for a world record of running 500 marathons by 2012 in an average time of under 3 hours 20 minutes. Only 49 more races to go!
The Flora London Marathon is next on the list.

Go the extra mile for charity at Bourton

Cotswold Leisure Bourton will do its bit for charity next month when it hosts the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile.

Manager Jo Whitfield is calling runners of all abilities to come along to centre, in Station Road, to take part in a sponsored one, three or six-mile charity run on Sunday March 16th.

The Return of Ulysses - a new book by local author Professor Edith Hall

The Return of Ulysses: A Cultural History of Homer's Odyssey - written by local author Professor Edith Hall and published by I B Tauris & Co. Limited.

Cardboard recycling comes to Bourton

Householders in Bourton-on-the-Water can look forward to a greener New Year thanks to the expansion of recycling facilities in the village.

Cotswold District Council has added a cardboard recycling bank to the facilities in the village’s Rissington Road Car Park where there are also containers for paper, glass, cans, plastic bottles and textiles.

During 2007, the Council has increased the number of cardboard recycling banks across the District from two to eight and the amount of household card and cardboard being recycled has increased tenfold.

Cllr Mark Tufnell, Portfolio Holder for

The Road Rescue Industry - Cotswold Motoring Museum

Recovery TruckNew Exhibition on the Road Rescue Industry runs until 1st December 2007

A new exhibition has just opened at the Cotswold Motoring museum at Bourton on the Water celebrating the work of the Road Rescue Industry.

Bourton on the Water - Is it a theme park

Bourton on the Water
The Lonely Planet has called Bourton - "crass, commercialised and overwhelmed by coach tours" and said "that it was an exceptionally beautiful place that had turned theme park with a series of attractions....."

The Parish Council have hit back in defence of this popular village but what do you think?

Our visitors seem to like it.

Send us your comments.

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