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Funds boost puts safety first for Cotswold firms

Businesses will be boosted thanks to a £6,500 grant awarded to Cotswold District Council to help improve health and safety in workplaces.

The funding – which has come from the Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust – will be used to help the Council’s Food and Safety team to deliver important messages to businesses to safeguard the health of employees across the Cotswolds. 

Ebrington and District Gardening Club - Annual Plant Sale

Sunday 18th May - 14.00 to 17.00 Ebrington Village Hall, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
The Club will have its own stall plus a number of Club Members will be selling their own plants.
Come and buy from a wide range of interesting and unusual plants and have a Cream Tea at the same time. This is a very good afternoon out in a lovely village in the Cotswolds, the countryside and the gardens are looking lovely at this time of year, and you will remember your visit to Ebrington when those plants are blooming in your own garden.

Cotswolds MP says Eco-Town will be anything but Green

The Better Accessible Responsible Development Campaign Group (BARD) organised two public meetings in Honeybourne and Mickleton last Friday - 25th April - to discuss the proposed new Eco-Town at Middle Quinton.

A new plan for the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

A new plan has been published setting out policies and goals for the management of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, (AONB). The AONB covers 790 square miles and is the second largest protected landscape in England, stretching from south Warwickshire and Worcestershire in the north, through Gloucestershire and parts of west Oxfordshire, down to west Wiltshire and the area surrounding Bath in the south.

Helping Cotswold communities cope is new task for Tim

Helping communities all over the Cotswolds to cope with whatever fate may throw at them is the task for recently-returned Cotswold District Council employee Tim Dowan.

Tim is the authority’s new Community Resilience Liaison Officer, and has a key role helping towns and villages prepare for future emergencies, while helping them to recover and learn from problems in the past.

Marathon Number 453- Steve Edwards completes his 18th Shakespeare Marathon

Cotswolds based Steve Edwards has completed marathon number 453 in his world record challenge to complete 500 marathons in an average time of under 200 minutes- 3 hours 20 minutes. Marathon number 453 was completed in 3 hours 12 minutes and 57 seconds - so Steve is well on target and for once this was a local marathon so he didn't have to spend hours travelling as well as hours running.

Ebrington Home Made Wine Festival 2008

Saturday 10th May 19.00 for 19.30 Ebrington Village Hall, Ebrington, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire.
Ebrington is again holding it's annual Home Made Wine Festival and everyone is welcome to come and taste the proceeds.

Double Delight for Cotswold MP on Gloucestershire's Railways

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown and Peter Luff MP for Mid Worcestershire met with senior representatives from Network Rail on Wednesday to discuss the re-doubling of both the Cotswold and Swindon to Kemble railway lines.

Gloucestershire is up there with four of Britain's 50 richest towns

The Telegraph Property has published a list of Britain's 50 richest towns and Gloucestershire has four towns on the list - Chipping Campden at No. 18, Stow-on-the-Wold at no. 33, Moreton-in-Marsh at No. 42 and Winchcombe at No. 48.

Government maintains blindspot on the dangers of the missing link in the Cotswolds

Following the recent publication of a report from the Highways Agency to find the optimal solution for the "Missing Link" on the A417 road from Swindon to Gloucester, Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown called an Adjournment Debate last Monday 21st April 2008.

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