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MP speeds up traffic slow down in Chipping Campden

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has welcomed the announcement from Gloucestershire County Council that they will install a vehicular activated sign on Aston Road in Chipping Camden which display the speed of passing motorists, to persuade motorists to slow down in this residential area as a traffic calming measure.

Cotswold MP exerts Calming Influence in Chipping Campden

On Friday 12th December 2008,  Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP attended a successful meeting with Bob Skillern from the Gloucester Highways, Chris Leese, Vice President of Cemex as well as Vanessa Rigg and Sally O’Dell two local residents. Discussions were held over the highways study into speeding on the Aston Road in Chipping Campden which has caused great concern amongst local residents.

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.

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.

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. 

County Fire Service is flying high

It’s official - Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is one of the most improved in the country.

The Audit Commission’s comprehensive performance assessment (CPA) report released today (Thursday 31st January) says GFRS, which forms part of Gloucestershire County Council’s Community Safety directorate, is a dynamic service, which stands as the fifth most improved in England.

The Commission’s annual assessment grades fire service’s on their direction of travel and gives them a star rating of one to four.

GRFS is improving well according to its direction of travel and

Advice on faulty thermostats in wake of tragedy

Following the tragic death of a Somerset baby who died from being scalded by water from a hot water tank which had a faulty thermostat, Cotswold District Council is urging private landlords, homeowners and tenants to watch out for telltale warning signs with their water system to help prevent any further tragedies.

The guidance, based on Health and Safety Executive alerts, has warned that particular consideration should be given to hot water systems more than 10 years old and systems where homeowners and landlords may have other reason to suspect the adequacy of the initial installation or

Council’s safety drive to tour the Cotswolds

A special week aimed at getting young people more aware of crime and safety issues in their area will kick off in the Cotswolds next week.

Cotswold District Council is running several events around the area when Community Safety Week starts on Monday December 3rd. This year the event will be focusing on issues affecting young people, and the five-day drive is being led by the Council’s Community Safety Team.

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