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Sporting boost for young flood victims from Cotswold District Council

Young flood victims are to get a boost in the shape of £15,000 worth of free sports coaching, thanks to Cotswold District Council.

Youth Sport Development Officer Scott Burry made a successful application for half of the money to Gloucestershire County Council’s Flood Recovery Grant fund for children and young people. The remaining £7,500 was awarded from the District Council’s own pot of Government Flood Recovery Grant funding.

Stamp on Post Office Closures!

A peaceful protest, led by Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, calling on the Government to stamp on Post Office closures, is scheduled to take to the streets of Cirencester this Saturday 8th March at 11.00.

Cotswolds MP says "Pigs are worth it"

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown demonstrated his support yesterday for the country's pig farmers at an event organised in Westminster by the National Pig Association. Mr Clifton-Brown met with James Hart, who owns a pig farm in Bibury, to discuss the current crisis in British pig farming.

Post Office closures are "Politics of the Madhouse"

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown the Conservative Member of Parliament for the Cotswolds found some unlikely allies during a debate on Post Office Closures yesterday in the form of seven Labour MPs.
In a wide ranging condemnation of the closures Mr Clifton-Brown began by stating that "I cannot remember a debate in my entire time in Parliament in which the Government's actions have been so fully condemned by so many Labour members"

Post Office Meeting in Longborough in the Cotswolds

Friday 7th March 19.00 - 21.00 Longborough Village Hall.
Further to the seven public meetings held by Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown on the 8th and 9th of February, an additional meeting has been arranged in Longborough Village Hall

Waste roadshows to travel the Cotswolds

A series of information roadshows are being held across the Cotswolds from next week to explain how and why Cotswold District Council’s waste and recycling service is changing.

Cotswold MP concerned about possible defence cuts for policing at RAF Fairford

Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has recently been informed that as a result of a review by the US 3rd Air Force based at Ramstein in Germany, they are looking at the economies of all their bases throughout Europe.

Cotswold motion attacks plans to axe Post Offices

The Government’s consultation process over Post Office closures is ‘nothing more than a pre-determined sham’, Cotswold District Council said today.

A meeting of full Council passed a unanimous motion expressing its total opposition to plans to cut 27 Post Offices in Gloucestershire, including 12 in the Cotswolds.

Cotswold District Council sets Council Tax increase at 3.5%

Cotswold District Council today set its Council Tax for the coming financial year. A meeting of full Council agreed to add £4.64 to its share of the annual average bill (Band D), a 3.5% increase.

Gloucestershire County Council has increased its Council Tax by 4.9%, or £48.35 per year for a Band D property, while the Gloucestershire Police Authority has increased its bill by £8.96 (4.99%).

Cotswold gardeners urged to sign up for green waste service

Don’t let the grass grow under your feet! That is the message being given to gardeners by Cotswold District Council ahead of the new waste and recycling collection service.

The Council’s current free fortnightly collection of garden waste will stop in April when new weekly collection arrangements are introduced across the whole of the District.

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