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Free Cotswold advice sessions to boost food safety

A series of free food safety ‘drop in’ days for businesses is being served up by Cotswold District Council. The authority organised the sessions after discovering through its routine inspections that not all premises are keeping a properly documented food safety management system.

Join a treadmill trek for charity this month

A charity treadmill trek to boost the funds of Cancer Research UK will be held at Cotswold Leisure Cirencester later this month.

Half-term sport sessions across the Cotswolds

Get the children feeling fit and active during the October half term with Cotswold-wide sport sessions, thanks to The Sports Club.

Daily doses of sport sessions are being hosted at five venues across the Cotswolds by a dedicated team of coaches, who offer a wide range of sports and activities for children from 5-16 years old. 

Get fighting fit with Council-led kick-boxing classes

Hit the peak of fitness thanks to a brand new kick-boxing class that will be launched at Cotswold Leisure Cirencester later this month.

A six-week course in recreational kick-boxing is launched at the centre from Monday October 13th, where participants will learn how to kick, jab, hook and defend themselves. 

Cotswolds MP responds to Health Care Commission Report

The Health Care Commission report into the death of Rebecca Wedd and the performance of the Great Western Ambulance Service (GWAS) has provoked a strong response from Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown.

Steve Edwards is back and running - Marathon number 454 is completed

Remember that Cotswolds based Steve Edwards is going for a world record by completing 500 marathons at an average race time of under 3 hours 20 minutes. He aims to complete the 500 marathons in Year 2012 to coincide with both the Olympics in the UK and his own 50th birthday. He has just completed Marathon Number 454 after a well deserved rest following on from his world record breaking time for a 10 marathons in 10 days challenge set in May this year.

Cotswold summer of fun to be launched this month

A jam-packed schedule of fun activities for children and teens is being lined up with the launch of Cotswold District Council’s successful ‘Summer off the Streets’ programme this month.

The programme – which started in 2007 – will return to the Cotswolds with this summer’s official launch on July 11th in the Council Chamber at Cotswold District Council’s Trinity Road offices.

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. 

Stay Active & Able at cross-Cotswold classes

Firefighters have come to the rescue of Cotswold fitness instructors – by providing the perfect venue for a weekly Tai Chi class.

Cotswold District Council’s Active and Able Team couldn’t find a suitable location for their classes in Tetbury – until Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service offered a solution. Now around 15 older people keep active each Wednesday at their Tai Chi session at the town’s New Church Street fire station.

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.

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