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Good news for Cirencester Hospital services

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has given a cautious welcome to the long awaited announcement from the Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust (PCT) that UK Specialist Hospitals (UKSH) will carry out a range of routine, planned operations at Cirencester Hospital from Autumn 2009.

Cotswold MP responds to mixed report from the ORR

The Office of the Rail Regulator (ORR) yesterday published their Periodic Review for 2008 and the results are a mixed bag for the residents of the Cotswolds.
The good news is that the ORR is in support of the scheme to re-double the Cotswold railway line. Unfortunately the plan to re-double the Swindon to Kemble line has not been included.

Post Office closure sham exposed by consultation on Rendcomb

Whilst welcoming the news that Colesbourne is to receive extended outreach hours and the ongoing consulatation on the hours of outreach at Rendcomb, Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown believes this is a tacit admission by Post Office Ltd that the consultation was flawed.

Cotswolds MP seeks better co-operation on Helicopter cover for Gloucestershire

In a debate yesterday Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown intervened to try and procure better helicopter cover for both the police and ambulance service in Gloucestershire.

Start date announced for new Cotswold waste service

Cotswold District Council’s new waste and recycling collection service will be fully up and running from Monday, 23rd June.

The weekly collection of food waste and weekly charged-for collection of garden waste for composting began in April. Now, the Council is ready to introduce the final elements of the waste service redesign.

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.

Further consultation announced for Rendcomb Post Office

Post Office Ltd have announced the beginning of a further consultation on the nature of the outreach service to be offered at the Rendcomb Post Office near Cirencester.

The Rendcomb branch was one of the twelve Post Offices across the Cotswolds which the Post Office has confirmed will close but is one of the eight of those which will receive outreach.

Open Farm Sunday - An Opportunity to Feed your Senses

On Sunday 1st June, hundreds of farmers across the country will be opening their gates to the public. Open Farm Sunday, organised by Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) offers a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to enjoy the living , vibrant countryside.

'Walks on wheels' project launched on Badminton Estate

A brand new publication has been launched that helps people using wheelchairs, power scooters and buggies to enjoy walking routes across the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). ‘Walks on Wheels’ is a collection of 15 walks descriptions and maps, which help people to explore quiet country paths, villages and market towns in the area.

Cotswolds MP hears of plight of disabled children

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown recently met with members of Cirencester SCOPE, officers from the charity and parents of disabled children, to discuss the issues in relation to the future of disabled nineteen year olds when school ends and the lack of Respite Care for parents, carers and the disabled individual themselves.

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