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Ebrington Village Fete, Saturday 11th July, 2.00pm

Ebrington’s traditional village fete
and family dog show is held at Ebrington Cricket Ground on the outskirts of the
village with wonderful views towards Broad Campden, Paxford and Blockley.  Free parking will be available opposite the

Hamlet of Dean residents face disappointment after Government scrap rural broadband scheme

Residents of the hamlet of Dean near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire were recently let down by a government scheme that aimed to bring super-fast broadband to every home in the area. 

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown questions Environment Secretary on flooding concerns

Following a statement from the Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Member of Parliament for The Cotswolds, praised the emergency services in the way they dealt with the recent flooding.

Boyzone forest shows announced for the summer

Boyzone have announced their Forest Live debut this summer. In a continuation of the celebration of their ‘BZ20' anniversary, Ronan, Keith, Shane & Mikey will be performing in four spectacular woodland locations as part of the Forestry Commission's annual concert series. See them locally at Westonbirt Arboretum on Friday 18th July.

Get trim in the trees: The health and well-being benefits of walking your dog in the arboretum

Make a resolution to get fit that you and your dog can stick to this New Year with the help of the Forestry Commission at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum. 

MP welcomes Cotswold District Council decision to back Brown Route proposal

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Member of Parliament for The Cotswolds, has welcomed Cotswold District Council's unanimous support for the Brown Route proposal for the A417 Air Balloon Roundabout.

Badger Cull trial in Gloucestershire ends

It has been announced that the pilot badger cull in Gloucestershire is to be ended. The three Members of Parliament whose constituents are most affected by the cull made the following statement:

Stick Man trail to bring Westonbirt Arboretum to life this winter

Forestry Commission England has teamed up with popular children's character Stick Man to create a special adventure trail at Westonbirt Arboretum this winter to encourage children and families to get out into the arboretum.

Gloucestershire MPs seek urgent action from Police on badger cull

Three Gloucestershire MPs have called on Gloucestershire Constabulary to take urgent action to ensure farmers are properly protected, and the law is enforced, to prevent harassment and unlawful behaviour by some of those opposed to the badger cull.

Farmers urged to make their views known on changes to CAP rules

West Country farmers have just days left to make their views known on changes in Common Agricultural Policy rules that if implemented could deal them a severe financial blow.

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