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Chipping Norton Leisure Centre set for expansion
Chipping Norton Leisure Centre is set for a major upgrade after councillors gave funding the green light. The Centre, based at Chipping Norton School, will be given an artificial turf pitch which ...[full story]
Posted : 20/07/2018 08:58:35

Record numbers for Cheltenham Science Festival
Record numbers flocked to Cheltenham Science Festival last week (5-10 June) to explore the wonders of science. There were over 45,000 visits from people of all ages taking part in six free interactive...[full story]
Posted : 11/06/2018 21:23:48

Scout Group set to benefit from council grant
Plans for the interior fit out of a Scout Group hut in Chipping Norton have been given an £18,000 funding boost from West Oxfordshire District Council. The new fit out is for a brand new hut to be...[full story]
Posted : 16/06/2017 16:13:55

Woodstock's outdoor heated pool reopens for summer on Saturday 22
Woodstock's outdoor heated swimming pool reopens for summer on Saturday 22 April. With a 25 metre main pool and a depth of 3.5 metres, it is ideal for diving enthusiasts and there is a separate pa...[full story]
Posted : 21/04/2017 11:33:29

Youth club to build new home after major grant funding
Members of a youth club are celebrating after councillors agreed a £50,000 grant to help build their new purpose-built home. The Woodstock Youth Centre will now press ahead with its plans to const...[full story]
Posted : 23/11/2016 11:40:19

Eastern promise for Cotswolds tourism
Tourism is set for a boost from afar after a glowing report from a Middle East delegation. A seven-strong party made up of TV representatives and social media influencers from Saudi Arabia and Duba...[full story]
Posted : 16/08/2016 20:55:29

Weird Fish goes for gold in this year’s Cheltenham in Bloom
Cheltenham-based clothing brand Weird Fish is aiming for gold in this year’s Cheltenham in Bloom. Weird Fish’s award-winning car park garden, created by Ron Morris and Nick Harford, won gold for best ...[full story]
Posted : 27/07/2016 13:10:59

Family Fun Day at The Slaughters Country Inn
On Saturday 13 August The Slaughters Country Inn will open its gates to visitors of all ages for its annual ‘Family Fun Day’. Throughout the day, the inn will be celebrating summer with a barbeque an...[full story]
Posted : 04/07/2016 17:28:24

New traffic management plans in place for Cotswold Show
Plans are well underway for the Show to be held in Cirencester Park on 2nd and 3rd July 2016 and following feedback from visitors and local residents, there will be extra traffic management in place t...[full story]
Posted : 16/06/2016 21:26:35

Stay Active and Able At Cross-Cotswold Courses

Under the Active and Able programme, a combination of both Tai Chi and Falls Prevention are held at several of the 4 different venues across the District.

 The classes, which are desig...[full story]
Posted : 08/06/2016 13:35:02

Open weekend set for lift-off
The countdown has begun to a special event offering residents discounted entry to a host of visitor attractions across West Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. The Welcome Open Weekend (WOW) is being he...[full story]
Posted : 10/03/2016 18:26:30

Green light for Chipping Norton neighbourhood plan
Residents in Chipping Norton have voted overwhelmingly in favour of adopting a neighbourhood plan which will give them a greater say on future developments in the town. Results of the referendum w...[full story]
Posted : 04/03/2016 12:58:14

Bourton coach park will continue to operate!
Coach parking will continue to be available in Bourton-on-the-Water following a series of discussions between Cotswold District Council, Bourton Parish Council and the owner of the coach park at Stati...[full story]
Posted : 28/01/2016 17:12:06

Referendum on Chipping Norton’s Neighbourhood Plan
The Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Plan has passed the examination stage and there will now be a referendum. The referendum is taking place on Thursday 3 March 2016 from 7 am to 10 pm. If more ...[full story]
Posted : 22/01/2016 19:04:10

Award-Winning Luxury At The Heart of England’s Most Perfect High Street
Described in equal measure as quintessentially bucolic and defiantly English, Chipping Campden is a jewel of a market town, beset on all sides by the rolling hills and unspoiled parklands of The Cotsw...[full story]
Posted : 25/11/2015 10:19:17

CDC offers free parking for Christmas launch events
Cotswold District Council will be waiving parking charges temporarily to support the launch of festive celebrations at several local market towns. Christmas shoppers will be able to enjoy free park...[full story]
Posted : 17/11/2015 04:49:25

Christmas and New Year waste collection arrangements
Waste collection arrangements for the forthcoming Christmas and New Year period in Cotswold District: Collections on all days are unchanged until Friday 25 December Friday 25 Dec - Will move t...[full story]
Posted : 20/10/2015 17:58:02

Cheer on Britain’s silver medallists at Blenheim Palace International Horse
In a glorious autumn of British equestrian sport, the action now moves to Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials this week (17th-20th September). Riders from 12 nations head to Oxfordshire for...[full story]
Posted : 15/09/2015 20:30:06

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials Outstanding entries revealed
Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials has attracted a huge entry of outstanding quality for its 25th anniversary event, which takes place from 17th-20th September 2015. Entries in the princip...[full story]
Posted : 11/09/2015 15:43:24

Eco-friendly technology used in swimming pool upgrade
Improvements have been made and new technology added to the water treatment system at Chipping Norton Leisure Centre’s swimming pool whilst essential maintenance was carried out. New medium-rate f...[full story]
Posted : 03/09/2015 15:49:16

Phill Jupitus – performs his poetry at legendary venue The Convent
Phill Jupitus, one of the UK’s most successful stand-ups, will be performing poetry at The Convent in Stroud on September 3rd as a special guest of the Panic Brothers. It is part of a series of shows...[full story]
Posted : 31/08/2015 19:24:23

Zara Phillips and Toytown return to Blenheim
Zara Phillips and Toytown, who were crowned European eventing champions at Blenheim Palace in 2005, are returning to the scene of their great victory this autumn. Toytown, who carried Zara to trium...[full story]
Posted : 28/08/2015 11:47:36

Chippy Jazz is not dead
Every September for the past seventeen years, New Orleans has come to Chipping Norton! During the one-day Chippy Jazz and Music (CJAM) Festival, the streets, pubs, cafes and wine bars of Chipping Nort...[full story]
Posted : 26/08/2015 14:05:09

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials Entries for international classes open
Entries open today (13th August) for the principal classes at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, which takes place from 17th-20th September 2015. The Oxfordshire event stages two internati...[full story]
Posted : 13/08/2015 19:31:48

Enjoy in one of the UK’s prettiest al fresco spots at Buckland Manor
Next week, 10-16 August, has been named ‘Afternoon Tea Week’ and, if the sunshine plays ball then where better to enjoy one than in one of the UK’s prettiest al fresco spots? Right here in the Cotswo...[full story]
Posted : 05/08/2015 11:43:06

Woodstock play and activity day
Children and young people have the chance to join in the fun at a FREE action-packed play and activity day in Woodstock to kick-off the summer holidays. With activities including body zorbing, drum...[full story]
Posted : 10/07/2015 18:46:59

Blenheim Palace Escape
Working closely with Blenheim Palace, The Bay Tree Hotel in Burford are delighted to offer this very special break. From £115 per person enjoy a nights accommodation, three-course dinner, full Engl...[full story]
Posted : 17/06/2015 21:00:50

Grab a festive bargain at Visitor Information Centres
West Oxfordshire’s Visitor Information Centres are getting into the Christmas spirit with gifts and decorations on sale – and are giving you the chance to grab a bargain during a special discount week...[full story]
Posted : 21/11/2014 16:12:10

Bee Books Creates a Buzz in Oxfordshire Bookshop
This week saw the Oxfordshire launch of Quiller Publishing’s new book, In Praise of Bees: A Cabinet of Curiosities by author Elizabeth Birchall. Both Jaffe and Neale Bookshop in Chipping Norton and Th...[full story]
Posted : 17/09/2014 13:00:58

Spectacular autumn colour predicted for beautiful Batsford Arboretum
Batsford Arboretum are gearing up for the annual blaze of autumn colour thanks to their magnificent collection of maples and cherries. Home to one of the largest private collections of trees and s...[full story]
Posted : 05/09/2014 09:15:11

The Slaughters Country Inn celebrates double award
Local pub, The Slaughters Country Inn, is celebrating after receiving two prestigious awards. The AA has awarded the inn a ‘5 Gold Star Award’, positioning it as one of the best Coaching Inns in the ...[full story]
Posted : 19/06/2014 19:45:01

Inspirational Claire Lomas to be Guest of Honour at the Cocklebarrow Fair
Claire Lomas, who was paralysed from the chest down in an eventing fall in 2007 and who has since become the first paraplegic to walk the London Marathon in a ReWalk Robotic suit, is to be the guest o...[full story]
Posted : 30/05/2014 10:19:50

Japanese Flowering Cherries reach their blossomy peak at Batsford Arboretum
Batsford Arboretum’s National Collection of Japanese Flowering Cherries are on target to reach their blowsy blossomy peak in time for the Easter Weekend. With around 120 trees planted in clusters, it...[full story]
Posted : 15/04/2014 16:13:42

Visitor Information Centre takes Gold for being Green
Burford Visitor Information Centre (VIC) has received the top Gold Award for being eco-friendly and for encouraging visitors to ‘be green’ during their stay in West Oxfordshire. The award follows an ...[full story]
Posted : 11/04/2014 11:52:30

Get ready to make a splash as Woodstock pool reopens for summer
After a record-breaking number of visitors in 2013, Woodstock’s outdoor pool is gearing up to open its doors for the summer. The pool is due to reopen on Saturday 26 April and staff are looking f...[full story]
Posted : 04/04/2014 18:25:32

No changes to waste collections during Easter and Spring Bank Holidays
Cotswold District Council has confirmed that its waste service company, Ubico Ltd, will be collecting waste and recycling from households on Good Friday (18 April) and Easter Monday (21 April.) They ...[full story]
Posted : 06/03/2014 13:24:06

High hopes for a spectacular spring at Batsford Arboretum
Staff at Batsford Arboretum in the heart of the north Cotswolds are confident of a spectacular showing this April – as the collection of Japanese village cherries take centre stage. Batsford holds...[full story]
Posted : 05/03/2014 15:44:40

Pothole warning as rural roads crumble
NFU Mutual, the UK’s largest rural insurer, is urging motorists to take extra care on rural roads after it revealed that the number of claims it received for pothole-related damage rose by 21% between...[full story]
Posted : 10/02/2014 22:28:56

Star Names Line Up For Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2014
Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula, Jools Holland, Billy Cobham, Frank Sinatra Jnr, Curtis Stigers and many more Opening on International Jazz Day, the Cheltenham Jazz Festival returns at the end of ...[full story]
Posted : 10/02/2014 19:00:22

Colin the Crocodile Copper Takes His Road Safety Antics to Nailsworth!
Colin the Crocodile Copper, Gloucestershire Constabulary’s number one roads reptile brought his usual road safety antics to a school in Nailsworth. Colin, along with local police officers and PCSOs...[full story]
Posted : 22/01/2014 17:11:23

New police front counter opens at Chipping Norton
From 20 January 2014 West Oxfordshire District Council's Guildhall Reception in Chipping Norton will double up as a one-stop shop for police and council services. The Police's new base at the Gu...[full story]
Posted : 15/01/2014 15:12:31

Bromford launch Café Ark – volunteers wanted!
Residents at Ark House, supported housing for homeless young people in Stroud, are joining forces to open a new café on Wednesday, 8 January. The café will run every Wednesday 10-1pm and 6-8.30pm a...[full story]
Posted : 04/01/2014 12:22:41

Radio play unlocks memories
Unlocking memories through the arts is having a positive impact on people with dementia attending the Lights Up arts and memory club in Chipping Norton. Arts activities have included the creation a...[full story]
Posted : 28/11/2013 11:04:51

Chipping Norton Literary Festival 2014
The popular and celebrity-laden Cotswold town of Chipping Norton is gearing up for what has become a refreshing take on the plethora of literary festivals. The third Chipping Norton Literary Festival...[full story]
Posted : 14/11/2013 14:59:10

Wishing Shoppers A Warm and Hi-Tech Christmas at Bishops Walk, Cirencester
Students from Cirencester College are creating a Jean Michel Jarre style piece of cinematograph technology to bathe the town's Bishops Walk shopping centre outside and in with unique music backed film...[full story]
Posted : 13/11/2013 17:19:22

Cheltenham Set To Host Kids Love The Races Roadshow
New interactive roadshow for kids on course on Sunday 17th November. There aren’t many places that you can take the kids for free but Cheltenham Racecourse is a great exception with children under ...[full story]
Posted : 12/11/2013 11:47:53

Historic Wiltshire sporting venue returns to its former glory!
Inglesham Polo Centre, based at Inglesham, just outside Lechlade, has a rich history as one of the leading polo clubs in the UK and it is unusual in that it can host polo all year round due to ...[full story]
Posted : 06/11/2013 15:44:10

Rising South West Rents Tipping Bank of Mum and Dad Over Edge
Britain’s housing crisis is putting parents under more financial strain than ever in the South West. Against a background of soaring housing costs, parents are forking out just so their struggling adu...[full story]
Posted : 06/11/2013 10:59:03

A417 Open Following Two Fatal Collisions
The A417 at Birdlip in Gloucestershire has now reopened. Crickley Hill had been closed from 3.10am until around 1pm following a collision in which a 54-year-old Cheltenham man died. The A417 was...[full story]
Posted : 04/11/2013 19:56:35

Park for free after 4pm in Cirencester and Tetbury on Xmas light switch-on
Cotswold District Council will suspend parking charges after 4 pm for car parks in Cirencester (including the Brewery) on Saturday 30 November and in Tetbury on Thursday 5 December to tie in with the ...[full story]
Posted : 04/11/2013 16:39:49

Cashless car parking coming to the Cotswolds!
With effect from Friday 15 November, residents across the Cotswolds will be able to pay for parking by phone using their debit and credit cards at car parks owned by Cotswold District Council. Season...[full story]
Posted : 30/10/2013 18:34:27

Beautiful Batsford escapes the worst of the storm at key time of year
The beautiful tree collection at Batsford Arboretum appears to have escaped relatively unscathed from last night’s storm. Head Gardener Matthew Hall says despite the rough conditions, most of the ...[full story]
Posted : 28/10/2013 16:33:09

Waste weather warning
Potentially severe weather early next week could disrupt waste collections, Cotswold District Council has warned. With an “amber” warning of high winds, especially on Sunday night and Monday mornin...[full story]
Posted : 26/10/2013 01:06:55

Confused weather leads to late autumn colour!
Batsford Arboretum – normally a blaze of colour by this time each year is about two weeks behind – in line with many other parts of the country. But staff are confident it will prove some of the best...[full story]
Posted : 25/10/2013 18:34:36

Witness Appeal Following Collision in Tetbury
Police investigating a serious collision on Hampton Street in Tetbury on Tuesday October 15th are appealing for witnesses to contact them. The collision happened at around 4.30pm and involved a Yam...[full story]
Posted : 17/10/2013 18:50:12

Election: Cirencester Town Council, Beeches Ward – 24 October
An election to fill two vacancies on Cirencester Town Council (Beeches Ward) is to be held on 24 October. The Notice of Poll giving details of the candidates has now been published and is as follows: ...[full story]
Posted : 16/10/2013 14:23:05

Town Council Election Lechlade - 21 November
An election has been requested to fill a vacancy on Lechlade-on-Thames Town Council and this will be held on 21 November. Nomination packs and candidate guides are now available. Anyone wishing to s...[full story]
Posted : 16/10/2013 14:21:16

Christmas Raffle launched to boost funds for new classroom at Batsford
Batsford Arboretum’s Leaves For Learning Project is set to receive a welcome boost thanks to the generosity of local businesses. A Christmas Raffle has been launched with prizes totalling almost £...[full story]
Posted : 10/10/2013 18:26:16

Work to reduce flooding at Burford Car Park
Work has been carried out to reduce the risk of flooding at Burford’s public car park as part of on-going prevention measures in West Oxfordshire. The Guildenford Car Park is the town’s main publi...[full story]
Posted : 02/10/2013 11:14:14

Crime-busting: week of advice and information for Cotswold residents
The first ever Cotswold Crime Prevention Week begins on Monday 7 October with a full programme of events for residents. This new initiative - organised by Cotswold District Council and other partne...[full story]
Posted : 01/10/2013 18:13:38

Make sure you are registered to vote!
The annual update of the register of electors is about to begin. Cotswold District Council urges you to update your details as soon as possible so you do not lose your right to vote. From 1 October...[full story]
Posted : 25/09/2013 13:22:19

New police front counter at Chipping Norton
Following an agreement between Thames Valley Police and West Oxfordshire District Council, police front counter services in Chipping Norton will soon be moving to a more convenient town centre locatio...[full story]
Posted : 16/09/2013 20:17:19

Pop Star Welcome For Colin The Crocodile Copper as he Visits Stroud School
Colin the Crocodile Copper, Gloucestershire Police’s number 1 road safety reptile was treated to a pop star welcome as his tour of schools across the five valleys stopped in Stroud on Tuesday (Septemb...[full story]
Posted : 14/09/2013 08:59:37

Mums take the plunge for £1
Mums and female carers for children under 16 can now swim for only £1 at West Oxfordshire’s leisure centres. Carterton, Chipping Norton and Windrush leisure centres are all participating in ...[full story]
Posted : 29/08/2013 16:22:29

Batsford’s Big Bulb Bonanza
Join multi award-winning bulb producer Johnny Walkers at Batsford Arboretum and discover how autumn planted bulbs can bring colour to your garden for more than five months of the year! Winner of ...[full story]
Posted : 29/08/2013 09:12:54

Notice of Election – Tetbury Town Council
Having received a request from 10 electors to fill two vacancies on Tetbury Town Council by election, an election has been set for Thursday 26 September 2013. Anyone wishing to stand as a candidate...[full story]
Posted : 21/08/2013 00:06:06

Lechlade moves towards establishing a Neighbourhood Plan
Lechlade-on-Thames Town Council has submitted a proposal to Cotswold District Council to have its town boundaries recognised as a ‘neighbourhood area’ – an important formal stage in setting up a Neigh...[full story]
Posted : 14/08/2013 09:26:51

New Licensing Officer for Gloucestershire Police
PC Jaine Simner has been appointed as the new Licensing Officer for Gloucestershire Constabulary. In her new role Jaine will oversee 3,000 licensed premises within the county, working with them to ...[full story]
Posted : 19/07/2013 18:06:30

‘Friends’ complete purchase of Old Prison
Residents in Northleach and further afield were celebrating on Thursday 18 July after completing the purchase of the town’s historic Old Prison building from Cotswold District Council. CDC announce...[full story]
Posted : 18/07/2013 21:54:46

Return of Clare Teal prompts Box Office rush
Following Clare Teal’s huge success at the Sodbury Jazz Festival on 1st June the reaction has been ecstatic. “Brilliant... it was a wonderful evening... we should have more like this in Chipping Sodbu...[full story]
Posted : 11/06/2013 10:28:23

Moreton Area Centre adds support to Armed Forces Day
To mark the growing popularity of Armed Forces Day, Cotswold District Council will now be celebrating the event at two venues on Monday 24 June. As well as staging a special flag raising ceremony ...[full story]
Posted : 05/06/2013 09:24:36

Construction set to begin on Fairford flood alleviation scheme
Work is scheduled to begin very soon on a £600,000+ scheme which will provide Fairford with excellent protection from flooding in future years. From 10 June, workers will be on site in the town to...[full story]
Posted : 05/06/2013 09:23:51

Tetbury moves towards establishing a Neighbourhood Plan
Tetbury Town Council, working with Tetbury Upton Parish Council, has submitted a joint proposal to Cotswold District Council to have their two parishes recognised as a ‘neighbourhood area’ – an impor...[full story]
Posted : 29/05/2013 20:49:34

Quartet comes to the Cotswolds
Venues across the Cotswold District are in for a treat this May as the star studded movie Quartet - directed by Dustin Hoffman and starring national treasures Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Tom Courten...[full story]
Posted : 17/04/2013 11:01:36

Search for potential housing, employment and other commercial use land
Residents, landowners, agents and parish councils have until 30 May 2013 to put forward any land or buildings in Cotswold District that they believe have the potential to meet future housing, employme...[full story]
Posted : 17/04/2013 11:00:02

Date set for Woodstock Pool opening
Woodstock’s heated outdoor pool opens for the summer season on Saturday 20 April. In addition to the main 25 metre swimming pool, it has a separate paddling pool for younger children. Robert W...[full story]
Posted : 10/04/2013 15:42:14

Beat Easter holiday boredom at The Sports Club
Kids can beat the holiday boredom this Easter by signing up for a range of Cotswold-wide sports coaching, thanks to The Sports Club. Daily doses of sport sessions are being hosted at venues across...[full story]
Posted : 09/03/2013 00:24:33

MP will kick start English Tourism Week with local calendar launch at Moret
On the eve of English Tourism week, local MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown will be visiting Cotswold District Council’s Moreton Area Centre (MAC) to launch a special 2014 calendar which features unique views...[full story]
Posted : 07/03/2013 09:22:48

CDC praised for achieving biggest Council Tax cut in the country
Local government minister Brandon Lewis MP has heaped praise on Cotswold District Council following their decision on Tuesday to cut Council Tax by 5% for 2013-14. Mr Lewis, who also has responsibi...[full story]
Posted : 01/03/2013 17:38:50

Promoting Literacy in the Cotswolds
Chipping Norton Literary Festival has a strong commitment to removing barriers to books for children. It prides itself on its work with children across the Chipping Norton area, placing authors in ele...[full story]
Posted : 21/02/2013 16:55:46

Southrop Parish Council Election - 28 March
Following a request from 10 electors to fill the vacancy for Southrop Parish Council by means of an election, a date for a poll has now been set. Should there be more than one nomination received...[full story]
Posted : 20/02/2013 17:30:43

CDC secures extra £100k to complete flood defence work in Moreton
Cotswold District Council is making very good progress on building better flood defences in the district, and received a significant boost last week when it secured a £100,000 contribution from the En...[full story]
Posted : 15/02/2013 12:12:03

Waste collections cancelled this week due to icy weather.
Whilst most main roads are now clear, many side roads, paths and pavements in the Cotswolds remain hazardous following last week’s heavy snowfall on Friday and continuing sub-zero temperatures which h...[full story]
Posted : 22/01/2013 19:00:35

Election of Councillor for Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council
Following a request from 10 electors to fill the vacancy for Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council by means of an election, a date for a poll has now been set. Should there be more than one nomination re...[full story]
Posted : 16/01/2013 17:03:54

Cabinet considers big reductions for some car parking tariffs
Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet is proposing big reductions to some car parking tariffs and a cheaper season ticket option which would be welcomed by many motorists and traders across the district...[full story]
Posted : 11/01/2013 10:46:53

Cheltenham Police Hope to Get Cyclists Back on Their Bikes
Cheltenham Town Centre are hoping to get cyclists back their bikes this weekend by reuniting owners stolen bicycles at the Police Station on Lansdown Road this Saturday, January 12, between 9am and 2p...[full story]
Posted : 10/01/2013 08:06:17

Farewell Plastic Bottle Banks!
Following the successful introduction of a kerbside mixed rigid plastic recycling service in October 2012, Cotswold District Council has announced that it will be withdrawing all plastic bottle recycl...[full story]
Posted : 03/01/2013 09:51:31

Election of Councillor for Tetbury Town Council
Following a request from 10 electors to fill the vacancy for Tetbury Town Council by means of an election, a date for a poll has now been set. Should there be more than one nomination received fo...[full story]
Posted : 03/01/2013 09:48:20

Annual Boxing Day Bibury Duck Race 2012
The annual Boxing Day Duck race in the beautiful Cotswolds village of Bibury is due to take place on Boxing Day (26th December) on the River Coln in Bibury. Come and join the fun which usually starts ...[full story]
Posted : 20/12/2012 10:23:21

Support anti-cancer appeal fund by recycling your Christmas cards at Moreto
Cotswold District Council’s Moreton Area Centre is once again inviting residents to recycle their old Christmas cards and benefit a leading local charity. Staff at the MAC will be collecting old ca...[full story]
Posted : 17/12/2012 18:07:36

CDC gives ‘grand’ support to Pudsey Bear and local charities
A recent fundraising event at Cotswold District Council has netted over £1,000 to be shared across three charities. Staff from the Print and Design Services recently organised a coffee morning, bli...[full story]
Posted : 11/12/2012 20:38:57

Tetbury’s 7 December Christmas Lights switch- on gets free parking boost
Cotswold District Council has announced that parking charges at the Church Street and West Street car parks in Tetbury will be suspended after 3 pm on Friday 7 December to tie in with the town’s Chris...[full story]
Posted : 06/12/2012 09:33:46

Flooding Threat Recedes in Cotswold District
The Environment Agency has confirmed that the majority of floodwaters in Cotswold district have gradually receded owing to relatively drier conditions following the heavy rain which fell over the last...[full story]
Posted : 27/11/2012 16:46:03

Suspect ash tree dieback disease? – contact Forestry Commission
Cotswold District Council is asking the public to be on the lookout for symptoms of dieback disease in ash trees and to report any potential cases to the Forestry Commission. Although there have be...[full story]
Posted : 15/11/2012 11:25:52

Cotswold District runners raised almost £9,000 for Sport Relief
Staff at Cotswold District Council’s dual leisure facilities in Bourton, Chipping Campden, Faiford and Tetbury have just learned that events they staged in the Spring to support Sport Relief have rais...[full story]
Posted : 13/11/2012 11:15:10

CDC visitor information strategy provides boost to local Tourism
Despite pressure to cut spending, Cotswold District Council's Cabinet has agreed to continue funding the provision of visitor information services across the district. As well as maintaining current l...[full story]
Posted : 07/11/2012 08:23:01

West Oxfordshire’s Visitor Information Centres up for top award
West Oxfordshire’s Buford Visitor Information Centre and Witney Visitor Information Centre are in the running to be crowned the South East’s Tourism Information Service of the Year. The VICs are t...[full story]
Posted : 26/10/2012 11:39:14

Reduce the risk of twilight intruders!
As the public prepares for the clocks going back this weekend, Cotswold District Council and the local police are advising residents to take precautions to ward off potential burglars during the late ...[full story]
Posted : 23/10/2012 11:00:38

Charity Christmas cards now available at Museum and Moreton Area Centre
Cotswold District Council's Corinium Museum and Moreton Area Centre are inviting the public to buy Christmas cards which support a range of charities. Once again, both venues will be selling an imp...[full story]
Posted : 19/10/2012 19:01:54

Sacks delivered across district for kerbside plastic recycling
In preparation for the launch of kerbside mixed rigid plastic collections in the Cotswold district next month, special white sacks for storing the materials have now been distributed to most household...[full story]
Posted : 21/09/2012 10:06:50

People with dementia invited to light up their lives
People living with dementia are being invited to light up their lives by joining a new club which will encourage them to build friendships and learn new skills. Lights Up is a free friendly club t...[full story]
Posted : 13/09/2012 14:14:31

Please check your waste collection area!
As Cotswold District Council prepares to launch kerbside mixed rigid plastic collections in the district next month, they have urged residents to double check whether their designated collection areas...[full story]
Posted : 07/09/2012 15:09:02

Free electric blanket testing to help you stay safe
It may still be summer, but residents in West Oxfordshire are being encouraged to look ahead to winter and think about safety by signing up to get their electric blankets tested for free. Residents n...[full story]
Posted : 22/08/2012 14:52:00

Residents in favour of new recycling centre proposals
West Oxfordshire District Council is proposing to develop a household recycling centre, subject to planning permission, at Greystones, a former council depot on the outskirts of Chipping Norton. T...[full story]
Posted : 09/08/2012 16:16:41

Leading art gallery opens in the Cotswolds
Opus Fine Art opens new gallery in Stow on the Wold Opus Fine Art, one of the UK’s premier Contemporary art galleries, has opened a new gallery in Stow on the Wold, in the heart of the Cotsw...[full story]
Posted : 02/08/2012 11:20:36

New Shop in Stow
Cotswold Volunteers have opened a new shop in Church Street, Stow-on-the-Wold. The shop will offer great bargains, volunteering opportunitie...[full story]
Posted : 01/08/2012 12:17:53

You’re hired! CDC looks for new apprentices
Cotswold District Council is looking to recruit two new apprentices to join its workforce and gain on-the-job training and qualifications. The Council is looking for two enthusiastic individuals to...[full story]
Posted : 01/08/2012 10:10:26

Roberts Road and Orchid Way in Prestbury Closed
Roberts Road and Orchid Way off Noverton Lane in Prestbury, Cheltenham have been closed whilst the emergency services respond to an incident. At approximately 6.40 this morning, Thursday July 12, ...[full story]
Posted : 12/07/2012 10:18:04

Flushing out complaints about Cotswold Loos
Cotswold District Council is acting urgently to address recent complaints about the cleanliness of toilet facilities. Despite a low number of recorded complaints, the Council is aware of recent com...[full story]
Posted : 12/07/2012 10:15:27

Huge crowds turn out to cheer Olympic Flame
Around 13,000 people turned out in Woodstock and Blenheim Palace on the afternoon of 9 July to share in the excitement of welcoming the Olympic Flame. Entertainment and activities by local groups ...[full story]
Posted : 11/07/2012 11:32:48

Stow proposes first Neighbourhood Plan in Cotswold District
Stow-on-the-Wold Town Council has submitted a proposal to Cotswold District Council to have its parish recognised as a ‘neighbourhood area’ – the first formal stage in setting up a Neighbourhood Plan ...[full story]
Posted : 10/07/2012 18:33:49

Council Tax discounts on Second Homes to be removed
In line with government guidance, Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet has removed a 10% discount on Council Tax for second homes and has also reduced or waived other exemptions. At their meeting ...[full story]
Posted : 06/07/2012 10:44:50

Apprentice success leads to permanent trainee scheme at CDC
An apprenticeship scheme which was introduced on a trial basis in Cotswold District Council’s Revenues and Benefits service almost two years ago will now become a permanent fixture. Meeting on 5 Ju...[full story]
Posted : 05/07/2012 21:09:39

Insulate your home for free now before funds run out!
The Warm and Well scheme, which has been providing Gloucestershire residents with grants to insulate their homes since 2001, will no longer be funded after September. As a result, Cotswold District C...[full story]
Posted : 05/07/2012 21:07:53

CDC Chairman announces his official Charities
The recently-installed Chairman of Cotswold District Council, Cllr Sir Edward Horsfall, has chosen two local charities which will receive his official support over the next two years – Gloucestershire...[full story]
Posted : 28/06/2012 11:10:55

Crossing the Channel Cotswold-style!
Cotswold Leisure Cirencester hosted a ‘rowathon’ on 23 June and raised almost £1,000 for the cardiac units at hospitals in Cheltenham and Oxford. Paul Smith - who attends a cardiac rehabilitation ...[full story]
Posted : 28/06/2012 11:02:11

Council extends consultation period for Housing Plan
Cotswold District Council has extended the public consultation period for its draft Housing Plan 2012 -2016. It will now run until 25 July 2012 to increase the opportunity for people to respond. T...[full story]
Posted : 28/06/2012 11:01:43

‘Friends of Cotswolds’ are preferred bidders for Old Prison, Northleach
Cotswold District Council has announced that the ‘Friends of the Cotswolds’ are the preferred bidders to take over the ownership of the iconic Old Prison building which is situated on the A429 at Nort...[full story]
Posted : 28/06/2012 11:00:30

CDC successfully reduces staff costs without eroding morale
Cotswold District Council has managed to reduce staffing budgets while maintaining morale at the Council. In the last two years the Council has delivered a real terms reduction of £1.5M in its sala...[full story]
Posted : 28/06/2012 10:58:52

Cotswold District Council Honours Armed Forces
Cotswold District Council commemorated Armed Forces Day on Monday 25th June at a special flag raising ceremony to mark the occasion at its Trinity Road headquarters in Cirencester. At the ceremony ...[full story]
Posted : 26/06/2012 17:41:15

Views sought on proposed household recycling centre in Chipping Norton
West Oxfordshire District Council is proposing to develop a household recycling centre, subject to planning, at Greystones, a former council depot on the outskirts of Chipping Norton and is asking the...[full story]
Posted : 25/06/2012 11:19:55

Vacation Chamber Orchestras
Members of Vacation Chamber Orchestras, the “VaCO Ensemble”, will be touring Somerset and the Cotswolds this summer, performing in a number of prestigious venues in the region. The performances wi...[full story]
Posted : 23/06/2012 00:12:57

Explore the delights of Medieval stained glass at the Corinium Museum
Want to know more about the art of medieval stained glass? The Corinium Museum welcomes Avis Lloyd, medieval specialist, at 7 pm on Thursday 28 June for the last evening lecture in the present series ...[full story]
Posted : 23/06/2012 00:05:44

Two fish to feed 5,000?
Even with fish this size feeding 5,000 people would indeed be a miracle. Ever up for a challenge the Cotswold Chef Rob Rees MBE is joining in the 5k Feast which is being organised jointly between two ...[full story]
Posted : 19/06/2012 15:18:13

Chipping Norton snapper captures District’s good side
A Chipping Norton resident scooped top prize in a photography competition that will see his winning print feature in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds Visitor Guide. Kevin Goodey captured the essence of t...[full story]
Posted : 08/06/2012 17:25:40

Nominations sought for Fairford Town Council post
Nominations are being sought for the post of Fairford Town Councillor for the Fairford Ward. This vacancy has arisen due to the recent resignation of Mr Joseph Cusack. The Notice of Election was p...[full story]
Posted : 31/05/2012 11:37:35

CDC Visitor Information Centre is Best in South West!
Visitor Information staff at Cotswold District Council’s Moreton Area Centre have been singled out as the best in the South West and are also in the top five nationally. Visit England recently cond...[full story]
Posted : 29/05/2012 23:15:23

Woodstock buildings come alive with history
Woodstock’s walls came to life as a series of plaques that delve into the town’s history were installed. A set of seven plaques will be displayed on buildings across the town and will cover a rang...[full story]
Posted : 20/04/2012 13:49:47

Chipping Norton Literary Festival
Chipping Norton set to draw one-thousand people for three-day literary event. 20th – 22nd April 2012 Fifty events throughout Chipping Norton Come April, Chipping Norton will be in the news...[full story]
Posted : 17/04/2012 20:18:03

Outdoor pool makes a splash with swimmers
Swimmers are being urged to pick out their swimwear following news that West Oxfordshire District Council’s heated outdoor pool in Woodstock will open for the summer season this Saturday (April 14). ...[full story]
Posted : 05/04/2012 16:04:01

All systems are go for Ubico!
Ubico Ltd, the local authority company which has been set up to provide environmental services in both Cheltenham and the Cotswolds, was officially launched on 1 April following a ceremony attended by...[full story]
Posted : 03/04/2012 11:30:53

Art event in support of Art’s Kool
Four professional artists will be taking part in a very special fund-raising evening for Art’s Kool the Youth Arts Festival for Oxfordshire. Ceramicist Penny Varley, historic landscape architect Sarah...[full story]
Posted : 20/03/2012 10:57:37

Cotswold District Council confirms Olympic Flame route
The route that the Olympic Torch will take across the country and through the district was unveiled today. In November it was announced that Cirencester and Chipping Campden were to be two of over 1,0...[full story]
Posted : 20/03/2012 10:35:46

New Flood protection project for Fairford gets go ahead
The green light has been given to start a flood alleviation project for Fairford which should ensure townsfolk are provided with excellent protection from river flooding in future years. The projec...[full story]
Posted : 06/03/2012 16:33:39

CDC will look for community benefits when it sells Northleach Prison
Members at Cotswold District Council met on 28 February and considered a public petition proposing a delay in the sale of the Council-owned Northleach Prison. Although the Council voted to continue w...[full story]
Posted : 01/03/2012 13:40:28

An Exhibition of Butterfly and Moth Paintings
“Butterflies in the Lavender” An Exhibition of Butterfly and Moth Paintings and Prints by Wildlife Artist, Cath Hodsman At the Lavender Bakehouse, Chalford, 31st March – 27th April 2012 Cath is...[full story]
Posted : 23/02/2012 14:12:38

Support for new household recycling centre
Plans to create a new household recycling centre have moved a step closer, after gaining unanimous support from West Oxfordshire District Council’s Cabinet. Cabinet Members agreed to invest in the...[full story]
Posted : 15/02/2012 17:14:34

Residents invited to take the tourist trail
West Oxfordshire residents can experience the district from a tourist’s perspective as part of the first ever English Tourism Week. It runs from March 10-18 and gives the industry an opportunity t...[full story]
Posted : 10/02/2012 16:15:09

Valentines in the Cotswolds
Romantic Valentine's Break in the Cotswolds... Roaring log fires… cosy lounges… delicious food and fine wines – the ingredients for a truly romantic Valentine's with Cotswold Inns and Hotels. Ar...[full story]
Posted : 23/01/2012 12:34:56

All change at Chipping Norton Lido
Important renovation work to update and improve swimming pool changing rooms at Chipping Norton can now go-ahead, following a grant of £11,250 from West Oxfordshire District Council. The grant is ...[full story]
Posted : 13/01/2012 11:32:12

Special Christmas Antiques Valuation Day
Have you wondered how an auction house really works? Or wanted to glean some tips on valuation from the professionals? Now is your chance ! By popular request Elizabeth Poole and Lindsey Braune, Di...[full story]
Posted : 14/11/2011 13:21:15

A Postcard from the Cotswolds
A nostalgic, vivid historical guide lavishly illustrated with old postcards From Gloucester and the Five Valleys to Bath and the North Cotswold’s, Jan Dobrzynski delves into the past of one ...[full story]
Posted : 27/10/2011 13:49:37

An evening with Mr Handel at St James’s Church
The St James's Singers, from Warwickshire, will get a handle on Handel on October 15th in a concert with the Saint James's Players, and conductor Julian Harris at Saint James's Church, Chipping Campd...[full story]
Posted : 11/10/2011 12:22:50

Council grant for Woodstock community centre
Plans to refurbish a community centre in Woodstock have been given a £35,500 funding boost from West Oxfordshire District Council. Built originally as a Drill Hall and located in New Road, Woodsto...[full story]
Posted : 26/08/2011 15:06:22

Secured future for Combe Mill
An ancient steam and water mill, is to receive grant funding from West Oxfordshire District Council towards a major refurbishment project to secure the building’s future and provide an improved leisur...[full story]
Posted : 26/08/2011 11:50:11

Free electric blanket testing for residents
It may still be summer and hot outside, but residents in West Oxfordshire are being encouraged to look ahead to winter and think about safety by signing up to get their electric blankets tested for fr...[full story]
Posted : 05/08/2011 18:47:22

Keeping children active this summer
A fun-packed line-up of activities is on offer at West Oxfordshire District Council’s leisure centres to help keep youngsters active during the summer holidays. Under-16s can swim for just £1 duri...[full story]
Posted : 22/07/2011 12:31:06

Pod Wins Rice Window Competition
pod in Montpellier, Cheltenham has won a national window design competition sponsored by Danish homewares company Rice. Thirty retailers entered from across the UK and pod was chosen as the winner fo...[full story]
Posted : 08/07/2011 18:26:27

The League of Friends of Fairford Hospital
The League launched a new initiative on June 20th. Their new charity shop in Lloyds Chambers, Lechlade opened for business Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturday 10am -1pm. The proceeds from this...[full story]
Posted : 05/07/2011 11:45:16

Rare Charles II London Delft mug sells for £82,000
An astonishing result was achieved at auction for The Cotswold Auction Company on Midsummer's Day, June 21, at their Cheltenham Chapel Walk saleroom. A rare 17th-century English delft mug came to the ...[full story]
Posted : 23/06/2011 16:09:00

Amazing Art’s Kool produces outstanding work
An Arts Festival set up and organised by one woman has been described as ‘incredible’ and ‘a wonderful mix of ideas’ by some of the 200 visitors who saw an instant exhibition of 80 pieces of artwork f...[full story]
Posted : 14/06/2011 13:47:48

Cirencester Parish Church Organ Festival
With only a few days to go, preparations for the 2011 festival (18th – 25th June 2011) are hotting up. Not only will the festival feature an international line up of performers also big screen coverag...[full story]
Posted : 10/06/2011 18:46:48

New toilets and visitor centre for Burford
Work is starting on Monday 13 June to modernise Burford’s High Street public conveniences and provide new accommodation for the town’s Visitor Information Centre (VIC). The public conveniences wil...[full story]
Posted : 06/06/2011 10:32:51

South Cerney Soldiers To Receive Awards
South Cerney Soldiers who served in Afghanistan making sure that all the Christmas letters and parcels reached their correct destinations are being presented with their Operation Herrick medals at a p...[full story]
Posted : 31/05/2011 10:24:01

Children’s Cake Baking classes launched in Bourton
Sophie Browne, of Sophie’s Baked Delights is delighted to announce the dates for her series of Children’s Bakery Courses run from her kitchen in Bourton on the Water. The first set of courses wil...[full story]
Posted : 17/05/2011 09:43:59

Cotswold Open Studios: Hidden Treasures 25-26 June
Explore the hidden treasures on 25th and 26th June, 9.30am-5pm each day Gloucestershire is fast becoming a number one destination for the arts and June is the month to get out and enjoy the ...[full story]
Posted : 11/05/2011 17:01:32

Lechlade Open Gardens
Ryton House and Maple House Close to the Market Square Sunday 22nd May Tickets on gate £5.00 children under 10 free Refreshments, cake and marmalade stall All in aid of THE LEAGUE OF FRIENDS OF ...[full story]
Posted : 04/05/2011 17:56:36

Open Garden - Ablington Manor
Sunday 26th June 2 – 5.30pm Car Parking, Tickets on gate £5.00 children under 10 free Refreshments, cake and marmalade stall All in aid of THE LEAGUE OF FRIENDS OF FAIRFORD HOSPITAL Serving Fair...[full story]
Posted : 04/05/2011 17:19:04

Be a good egg and recycle this Easter!
West Oxfordshire District Council is urging everyone to recycle their chocolate egg boxes and packaging this Easter, as ‘roadshows’ get under way for residents to find out about waste and recycling. ...[full story]
Posted : 07/04/2011 13:54:32

Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Management Update -
Crime In the last month there have been five burglaries across the area. The properties that have been targeted are more often than not, ones with insecure windows or doors. We have seen an im...[full story]
Posted : 07/04/2011 10:48:30

Sam Thomas teams up with CrossCountry
Sam Thomas teams up with CrossCountry to launch a campaign to advise Cheltenham Festival goers to travel by train to ease congestion around the town Plans to ease congestion during the Chel...[full story]
Posted : 09/03/2011 12:53:26

Keynes Country Park Public Rights Of Way
A petition dedicated to raising public awareness for the need to designate land belonging to the local authority and the provision of public footpaths through that land. The petition seeks and require...[full story]
Posted : 16/02/2011 16:31:50

Search on for photographs capturing West Oxon Life
Residents are being given the chance to win a meal and spa treatment at a Witney leisure resort by sending special images of West Oxfordshire to the District Council. The Council’s tourism team is...[full story]
Posted : 15/02/2011 10:59:43

20% off a Cotswold Cottage Holiday in March
Are you thinking of taking a holiday in the Cotswolds in March? Bibury is a fantastic location from which to explore the Cotswolds. The historic Roman town of Cirencester is just a few minutes away...[full story]
Posted : 07/02/2011 19:17:53

Stroud's First Ever Potato Day
Transition Stroud members are organising the first ever National Potato Day in Stroud on Saturday 5th February 2011. Philip Booth, organiser of the Stroud Potato celebrations said: "We will be sell...[full story]
Posted : 17/01/2011 09:51:47

Cirencester Shopping Website Launched
Cirencester, Gloucestershire: 14th December 2010 - Cirencester Shopping gets a new shop front on the Internet A new Cirencester Shopping Website has been launched by local website design and...[full story]
Posted : 22/12/2010 09:00:27

Cotswold Emergency Refuse Collections Implemented
Cotswold emergency refuse collection plan will be launched on Wednesday 22 December. Cotswold District Council’s waste contractor, SITA UK, is to activate its emergency refuse collection plan for t...[full story]
Posted : 22/12/2010 08:56:51

Stay in the Cotswolds for £25 per person!
Celebrate the start of 2011 and stay for £25 per person! Relax after the festive season, put aside the January blues, and escape to the Cotswolds for a night of luxury accommodation for just £25 pe...[full story]
Posted : 16/12/2010 20:17:12

Priory Inn Special Offer
Walk amongst the brilliant leaves at Westonbirt Arboretum and enjoy the seasonal Cotswold fayre at The Priory Inn. While the leaves are turning, 2 adults can stay at The Priory Inn, walk at Weston...[full story]
Posted : 21/09/2010 21:27:21

Sous Chef Required, Tetbury
Sous Chef required for busy Tetbury town centre boutique 15 bedroom hotel. We have a great team and we are looking for an enthusiastic sous chef to join us, someone who is responsible, can mangage ...[full story]
Posted : 20/07/2010 18:54:13

Competition to find best photos of West Oxon
Residents are being given the chance to win photographic equipment by sending special images of West Oxfordshire to the District Council. The Council’s tourism team is looking for images that capt...[full story]
Posted : 08/07/2010 10:59:18

The Priory Inn - Great British Mini Summer Break
The Priory Inn offers a Great British Mini Summer Break for the whole family - that won't break the bank! Escape to The Priory Inn in The Cotswolds for 2 nights, get the third night free and lo...[full story]
Posted : 04/06/2010 07:49:11

New Waste Collection Arrangements
Cotswold District Council will start introducing new refuse and recycling collection rounds, to simplify arrangements and increase efficiency, on week beginning 14th June. The Council, working with...[full story]
Posted : 26/05/2010 09:57:54

Cotswold Play Areas - Best in the County!
Two revamped play areas in the Cotswolds have been voted the best in the county by a group of children taking part in a survey organised by Play Gloucestershire. Refurbished play areas at Andoversf...[full story]
Posted : 25/05/2010 09:54:45

Corinium Museum and Cirencester College Score 10!
Staff at Corinium Museum and students from Cirencester College have been praised to the skies for their recent contribution to the nationwide Museums at Night campaign. Things couldn’t have gone mu...[full story]
Posted : 18/05/2010 09:46:54

Woodstock pool set to reopen for summer
Woodstock’s heated outdoor pool opens for the summer season on Saturday 22nd May. The pool has undergone essential maintenance works in preparation for the re-opening. Carey James, Partnership Man...[full story]
Posted : 13/05/2010 11:44:09

80 Squadron's Afghanistan Medals Parade
80 Postal and Courier Squadron, part of 29 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps, based at South Cerney, returned from Afghanistan to be welcomed by family and friends on 30 April. In total, 38 officers ...[full story]
Posted : 13/05/2010 11:36:39

World Cup Bonus at Cotswold Leisure!
Follow England’s World Cup campaign at all five Cotswold Leisure Centres next month – and avoid paying the one-off joining fee if you sign up for membership while the Three Lions are still in the tour...[full story]
Posted : 19/05/2010 11:34:47

Corinium Museum Broadcasts To The Nation
BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine lunch time show will feature Cirencester's Corinium Museum on Friday 14th May. The Corinium Museum will be centre stage on Friday 14th May when it will feature in the BBC ...[full story]
Posted : 13/05/2010 11:29:25

Council Honours Former Leader
Cotswold District Council has conferred the title of Honorary Alderman on Mrs Julie Girling, a former Leader of the Council who is currently an MEP. The 11th May meeting of the Cotswold District Co...[full story]
Posted : 13/05/2010 11:27:35

Cotswold Authorities Set For Stow Fair
Since the last Stow Fair in October 2009, Gloucestershire Police and Cotswold District Council have continued to work with Stow residents and other agencies to ensure that this week’s Fair runs smooth...[full story]
Posted : 13/05/2010 11:25:12

Cotswold Centres in Support of Swimathon
Over 60 keen swimmers took the plunge in Swimathons at Cotswold Leisure centres in April and helped raise over £1,500 for charity from sponsoring friends and relatives. The national swimming event ...[full story]
Posted : 10/05/2010 11:22:38

Free Fun Day at Fairford Leisure
Things were a lot different in1990 – John Major was Prime Minister, Liverpool were the predominant football team in Britain, and Unchained Melody topped the charts for weeks on end. But one thing has...[full story]
Posted : 07/05/2010 11:17:34

Corinium Hotel Refurbishment
The Corinium Hotel (previously Corinium Court) has recently completed a ground floor extension and refurbishment to include a new reception and additional lounge area. The Bar servery has been relocat...[full story]
Posted : 29/04/2010 11:14:50

Cotswold Ice Cream Company opens ice cream parlour
With ever increasing numbers of visitors to the farm and being on two Cotswold walking routes and various cycle trails, The Cotswold Ice Cream Company have converted one end of their factory into an i...[full story]
Posted : 24/04/2010 11:08:49

New facilities at the heart of Cotswold village
Building work has started on a new annex to the village hall in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, that will house a shop, post office and cafe. When it is finished in July there will be a full ran...[full story]
Posted : 04/05/2010 10:58:33

The Wonderwall Gallery - Spring Exhibition
We are delighted to let you know that our Spring Exhibition is currently underway at The Wonderwall Gallery, Cirencester, featuring a great range of paintings for the new season. Included in our ...[full story]
Posted : 23/04/2010 12:27:08

Lick the Spoon launches Ice Cream in Cirencester
Chocolatier Lick the Spoon have teamed up with the award winning Somerset ice cream producer Mendip Moments to launch ice cream in their Cirencester shop. Mendip Moments produce all of their ice cr...[full story]
Posted : 16/04/2010 12:19:37

New opening date for Woodstock outdoor pool
Woodstock heated open air pool is expected to open in May rather than April this year, due to essential maintenance works. Loose tiles were discovered on one wall of the swimming pool tank during ...[full story]
Posted : 31/03/2010 18:27:48

There's Still Time to Sign Up for Waste Service
Residents wishing to take part in one of the best recycling schemes in the country can still sign up and be a part of Cotswold District Council’s bid to top the nation’s recycling chart. The third ...[full story]
Posted : 23/03/2010 19:49:41

Councils Unite To Combat Fly-Tipping
Cotswold District Council and Moreton Town Council are embarking on a jointly funded project to tackle harmful fly tipping in ditches. Both Councils have declared war on this illegal practice and h...[full story]
Posted : 23/03/2010 19:47:26

Sunday Times Survey Praises Council Staff
A recent employee-driven nationwide survey has ranked Cotswold District Council as one of the best places to work in the public sector. A survey commissioned by the Sunday Times to gauge employee s...[full story]
Posted : 17/03/2010 17:42:27

National Recognition for Corinium Museum
Cirencester’s award-winning Corinium Museum has notched up another success, winning a prestigious customer service award for the fifth year running. Cotswold District Council’s Corinium muse...[full story]
Posted : 15/03/2010 14:36:58

Help To Keep the Cotswolds Clean and Tidy
Litter-pickers across the Cotswolds will be doing their bit this spring to keep their towns and villages clean and tidy. Cotswold District Council’s annual ‘Spring Clean’ event allows community gro...[full story]
Posted : 15/03/2010 14:34:55

All change for concessionary travel!
From 6th April 2010, the Government is changing the age of eligibility for national concessionary travel scheme. This will rise gradually from 60 to 65 over the next 10 years, in line with the changes...[full story]
Posted : 15/03/2010 14:11:09

Dine by candlelight in support of Earth Hour…
On Saturday March 26th 2010, The Priory Inn is turning off its lights for one hour of romantic dining in support of WWF’s Earth Hour campaign. The Priory Inn, [full story]
Posted : 10/03/2010 12:37:53

Egg-cellant Easter activities at Moreton Centre
Cotswold District Council’s Moreton Area Centre is staging a morning of children’s Easter Crafts on Thursday 8th April. Children from ages 4-10 are invited to a fun morning of Easter Crafts at the ...[full story]
Posted : 02/03/2010 12:03:03

Go-Ahead For Lowest Council Tax Rise for 15 Years
Cotswold District Council has approved its lowest Council Tax increase for 15 years, recognising the need to keep costs down in the current harsh economic climate. At a 25th February meeting, membe...[full story]
Posted : 25/02/2010 17:01:51

Moving Towards a Fair Deal for Stow
Local community leaders, representatives of the police and Cotswold District Council are encouraged by the recent improvements in the running of the twice-yearly Gypsy Gathering known as Stow Fair, an...[full story]
Posted : 25/02/2010 17:00:22

It's All Fun and Games in Lechlade
Children in Lechlade are enjoying a stimulating new play area, thanks to the efforts of a hard-working local Play Committee backed by ...[full story]
Posted : 23/02/2010 16:58:22

CDC Begins Search for New Recycling Facility
Cotswold District Council is urgently looking for a new recycling site serving the Fairford area, following the Town Council’s decision to remove ...[full story]
Posted : 23/02/2010 15:55:06

Youngsters Flock to the Corinium Museum
Over 250 children across the Cotswold district enjoyed an abundance of creative activities at the Corinium Museum and local libraries du...[full story]
Posted : 23/02/2010 12:53:32

Keeping Indigo Out of the Red
Cotswold District Council is backing a fund-raising campaign by a local GP to boost an award-winning health promotion and advice service which provides a lifeline to young people in the [full story]
Posted : 19/02/2010 12:49:05

CDC and CAB Unite To Fight Homelessness
Cotswold District Council will be joining forces with the local Citizens Advice Bureau in a new £45,000 project to prevent homelessness, following receipt of a government grant which recognises the ex...[full story]
Posted : 17/02/2010 12:47:10

New Era for Health Care in North Cotswolds
Leaders of Cotswold District Council and Gloucestershire County Council have welcomed the approval of plans for a new hospital which will provide state-of-the-art health care for residents throughout ...[full story]
Posted : 17/02/2010 12:43:14

Willersey Water Woes Washed Away
Villagers in Willersey are keeping their fingers crossed that a long-term road flooding problem has been resolved thanks to great teamwork by Cotswold District Council, Willersey Parish Council, the W...[full story]
Posted : 16/02/2010 14:43:43

Council Tax Increase Hits 15-Year Low
Cotswold District Council has just announced its lowest Council Tax increase for 15 years. A meeting of the Cotswold District Council Cabinet on 11 February voted unanimously to recommend a Council...[full story]
Posted : 11/02/2010 12:42:56

CDC Puts a Brake On Some Parking Charges
Cotswold District Council is deferring a proposal to extend the time period covering paid parking zones in the district until a strategic study is completed. The Council is also introducing lower tha...[full story]
Posted : 11/02/2010 11:42:14

Fosse Cross Recycling Centre - New Opening Hours
New all-year-round opening hours at Gloucestershire County Council’s Fosse Cross Household Recycling Centre will be introduced from the end of March. All five Gloucestershire County Council recycli...[full story]
Posted : 09/02/2010 13:39:22

Real McCoy Romance At The Priory Inn
Strip St Valentine back to basics – avoid the gimmicks and rip-off menus and enjoy some Real McCoy romance, hand-in-hand in an ancient woodland with the one you love… Take a romantic stroll throug...[full story]
Posted : 06/02/2010 20:56:50

Event Puts Teenagers in the Driving Seat
A special event that gives young people the opportunity to learn about responsible, safe and legal driving is to be held in Moreton-in-Marsh ...[full story]
Posted : 15/01/2010 09:45:26

Rollright Stones photographic competition 2010
The Rollright Trust is inviting visitors to the famous Rollright Stones to enter a photo competition between now and next October. The competition is being sponsored by Ricoh Cameras UK and Morris Pho...[full story]
Posted : 14/01/2010 13:54:49

Dinner On The House at Tetbury Hotel
Escape the annual hibernation and enjoy real food and value for money in The Cotswolds Until the end of January, The Priory Inn in the market town of Tetbury is offering an overnight stay with ful...[full story]
Posted : 13/01/2010 19:55:44

Lick the Spoon Opens Cirencester Chocolate Shop
Chocolatier Lick the Spoon opened their shop in Cirencester, Gloucestershire this month. The shop is situated in historic Black Jack Stre...[full story]
Posted : 17/12/2009 12:15:43

Partnership action in Woodstock
With over 450 licensed premises in West Oxfordshire it is important to make sure that owners are complying with the legal requirements necessary to make our towns and villages safe places to live, wor...[full story]
Posted : 17/12/2009 12:13:22

Council Plans £0.5m Boost For Flood Alleviation
In response to strong public demand for further support to communities during flooding and other emergencies, the Cotswold District Council Cabinet is considering an allocation of a further £500,000 f...[full story]
Posted : 15/12/2009 16:46:44

Cotswold DC Plastics Recycling Trial
Cotswold District Council was recently commended nationally for its enviable recycling rates and does not intend to rest on its laurels. As part of a continued emphasis on improving waste services, dr...[full story]
Posted : 15/12/2009 16:40:14

Residents Given More Recycling Choices This Xmas
Cotswold District Council, working in partnership with the Salvation Army, has introduced a new type of recycling bank at a number of locations across the district where residents can recycle unwanted...[full story]
Posted : 15/12/2009 16:39:18

Hundreds Come To Recycling Roadshows This Autumn
A series of recycling roadshows recently came to the Cotswolds offering advice and information to residents as well as free recycling containers. The ‘Recycling Container Giveaway Roadshows’ toured...[full story]
Posted : 15/12/2009 16:38:25

Cotswold Loos Clean Up At Annual Toilet Awards
Cotswold District Council has made the roll of honour again this autumn after scooping awards galore at the British Toilet Awards 2009. The event, held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingh...[full story]
Posted : 15/12/2009 16:37:11

Fillip For Fairford Fitness Fanatics!
Exercise enthusiasts in the Fairford area are welcoming a major upgrade to the gym in the town’s leisure centre. The new gym, whi...[full story]
Posted : 12/11/2009 16:34:19

Concert For Timbo
On Saturday 12th December at the Parish Church, Cirencester there will be a very special Memorial Concert for Tim Jenning...[full story]
Posted : 08/12/2009 09:16:18

Christmas Fayre in aid of Help for Heroes
Over 20 local businesses have joined together to create a Christmas Fayre to raise funds for Help The Heroes. With something for everyone from food to toys and men’s accessories to pamper sessions. ...[full story]
Posted : 07/12/2009 14:04:49

A seasonal gift from The Priory Inn
The Priory Inn, Tetbury - the family friendly hotel and restaurant in the heart of the Cotswolds, is guaranteeing sunny smiles in the build-up to Christmas and throughout the bleak month of January by...[full story]
Posted : 02/12/2009 20:23:17

New Laws Should Prevent Inconsiderate Parking
Cotswold District Council's parking team will use new powers from this winter to prevent motorists leaving their cars parked alongside dropped kerbs. A dropped kerb is the place on a pavement or pu...[full story]
Posted : 28/11/2009 21:57:48

Cotswold Cabinet Sets Out Budget Proposals
“A Prudent Budget Strategy, but with Good News for Cotswold Residents” That was the view of Cotswold District Council Leader, Lynden Stowe, when setting out his budget proposals for the coming fina...[full story]
Posted : 24/11/2009 22:10:44

Recycling Roadshows Tour The Cotswolds
A series of recycling roadshows will come to the Cotswolds this autumn, offering advice and information as well as free recycling containers to residents. Eight ‘Recycling Container Giveaway Roadsh...[full story]
Posted : 24/11/2009 22:08:33

Mick Jagger to visit Cheltenham?
Sir Mick Jagger could be rocking up to a pal's music gig in Cheltenham on Friday night (6th November). Rumours are rife that the Rolling Stones legend is heading to Gloucestershire to watch his fri...[full story]
Posted : 04/11/2009 11:19:39

Giant Fleamarket
Sunday 15th November 2009 10am to 4pm Bingham Hall, King Street, Cirencester Antiques, Second-hand goods, Old Books, CDs, Jewellery, China, etc Refreshments Want to sell ? : Tel 01242 512 8...[full story]
Posted : 26/10/2009 12:11:48

Cotswold House Christmas Fair
Christmas Shopping Day at Cotswold House in Chipping Campden Browse exclusive stalls selling jewellery, gifts for everyone, cards, plants and wreaths, homewares, accessories, clothes and shoes. ...[full story]
Posted : 26/10/2009 11:48:20

Arts and Crafts in Hook Norton
St Peter’s Church Hook Norton is hosting its 13th annual Craft Fair this Saturday, October 31st. The Fair has grown in size and popularity over the years and is firmly established as one of the fines...[full story]
Posted : 26/10/2009 11:03:44

Loan makes Chipping Norton lido more sustainable
Co-operative and Community Finance is pleased to announce it has approved a loan to the award-winning Chipping Norton Lido, which will cover the costs of making the pool more energy efficient. The out...[full story]
Posted : 16/10/2009 19:56:44

Cheltenham street market returns
Cheltenham will be going continental again this autumn, when an international street market sets up its stalls alongside Long Gardens, next to the Promenade. 15 - 18 October, 9am - 5.30pm Long Gar...[full story]
Posted : 13/10/2009 18:30:47

Moreton to host Energy Advice Session
Advice on energy saving during the winter months will be the subject of a session at the Moreton Area Centre later this month. Cotswold District Council staff at the High Street office will welcome...[full story]
Posted : 13/10/2009 18:25:53

Diamond Jewellery Business
(PRWEB) October 11, 2009 - DiamondGeezer, the UK's leading online jeweller for diamond rings, was featured for a second time on the BBC's popular TV show Dragons' Den. The Dragons' Den On Tour program...[full story]
Posted : 11/10/2009 18:45:15

Delicious Cotswolds Autumn Offer
The Priory Inn, Tetbury ***AUTUMN OFFER*** Marvel at the maples at our National Arboretum During October, 2 adults can enjoy a walk at Westonbirt Arboretum to see the amazing autumnal leave...[full story]
Posted : 08/10/2009 23:54:26

Lick the Spoon Opens it’s new Chocolate Factory
Wiltshire Chocolatier Lick the Spoon opened their new Chocolate Factory in Corsham, Wiltshire this...[full story]
Posted : 07/10/2009 22:56:49

Local Artists' Work On Show At Council Offices
A new collection of artwork and photographs will be on show at Cotswold District Council’s Trinity Road offices in Cirencester until the end of November. The exhibition, called ‘Impressions’, will ...[full story]
Posted : 05/10/2009 23:24:01

Shared Audit Service Set To Make Savings
Cotswold District Council is sharing its internal audit department with Cheltenham Borough Council. Key benefits of sharing this service include improved service resilience and substantial cash sav...[full story]
Posted : 05/10/2009 23:21:03

Thirty Two Hotel voted favourite
Mr and Mrs Smith (hotel specialists and booking service) have voted Thirty Two Hotel in Cheltenham one of its top five favourite properties around the world reports Reuters. "A four-room, five-star...[full story]
Posted : 22/09/2009 11:05:56

The Art Of Cornwall
‘The Art of Cornwall 2009’ at The Wonderwall Gallery, Cirencester, Gloucestershire The Wonderwall Gallery in Cirencester opens its annual ‘Art of Cornwall’ exhibition on Saturday 3rd October, feat...[full story]
Posted : 17/09/2009 12:02:35

Anyone for tennis?
Short tennis classes start for children and young people at leisure@cheltenham this Thursday 17 September. Run by a qualified tennis coach, the sessions help to improve tennis skills in a fun and f...[full story]
Posted : 16/09/2009 02:01:01

Autumn at The Priory Inn, Tetbury
Autumn is The Priory Inn’s favourite season: with the leaves alight at nearby Westonbirt Arboretum, the kitchen team has an abundance of fantastic Cotswolds fare to choose from in creating the ultimat...[full story]
Posted : 14/09/2009 13:45:37

WOW is back - Monday 21 to Sunday 27 September
The popular West Oxfordshire Week (WOW) is back this September with local attractions throwing open their doors to give free or discounted entry to the district's residents. WOW vouchers have been...[full story]
Posted : 10/09/2009 23:20:27

Cotswolds October Special Offer Golfing Breaks
Enjoy glorious cotswold luxury accommodation and one of the best parkland golf courses in Gloucestershire for as little as £17.50 during October. PRLog (Press Release) – Sep 10, 2009 – Cotswold Cou...[full story]
Posted : 10/09/2009 18:34:35

Tetbury Wins Gold
Tetbury won a fourth consecutive gold in the Heart of England in Bloom campaign 2009 and was awarded “category winner” last week, being the best-of-the-best in the Small Town category, in which there ...[full story]
Posted : 08/09/2009 21:19:50

Football in the River - Bourton on the Water
The annual Football in the River event takes place in Bourton on the Water this Bank Holiday Monday. The Cotswold village will become Wembley for the day as spectators fill the banks of the River W...[full story]
Posted : 28/08/2009 10:04:48

The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, 9-18 Oct
60th anniversary, 10 days, 10 guest directors, over 440 events. The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival returns from 9-18 October in a ten day 60th anniversary celebration. With its signatu...[full story]
Posted : 25/08/2009 22:13:38

Don't Lose Your Vote - Register Now
Cotswold District Council is carrying out its annual update of the register of electors by issuing a form to every home in the District over the next two weeks. Once received by residents, if the d...[full story]
Posted : 24/08/2009 19:44:39

Evening Lectures Return To Corinium Museum
A host of evening lectures to educate and entertain will return to the Corinium Museum this autumn. The Cirencester museum’s popular evening lecture series, which all take place on Thursday evening...[full story]
Posted : 24/08/2009 19:41:44

Summer Off The Streets Is A Ray Of Sunshine
Dozens of children have been delighted with the ‘Life’s a Beach’ dance and drama sessions this month, part of Cotswold District Council’s Summer off the Streets programme. ‘Life’s a Beach’ is a sto...[full story]
Posted : 17/08/2009 12:48:25

Burford Fun Day and Dog Show
The Burford adoption centre's main event of the year (16th August 2009) Bring the family and doggie friends for a great day out at the adoption centre with plenty of fun and games for all! Try a...[full story]
Posted : 12/08/2009 13:15:24

Learn To Ride Your Mini Moto Safely
Mini-moto riders are being given the opportunity to learn how to enjoy their hobby safely, legally and responsibly at an event at Fairford Police Station this weekend. Young people in the area who...[full story]
Posted : 07/08/2009 09:24:10

Cotswold 2nd in the league for recycling in the UK
Official figures released by DEFRA reveal that Cotswold District Council’s recycling and composting rates are amongst the highest in the country and are the highest in the South of England and Wales. ...[full story]
Posted : 26/07/2009 00:00:58

Fun in the Sun - Summer Off The Streets
A jam-packed seasonal schedule of fun activities for children and young people is being lined up when Cotswold District Council's successful 'Summer off the Streets' programme returns this month. T...[full story]
Posted : 20/07/2009 09:38:19

Air Tattoo sold out for Saturday, Sunday available
Tickets for the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on Saturday have completely sold out for the first time in the event's history according to the RIAT website However, organisers have ...[full story]
Posted : 16/07/2009 10:34:44

Restoration Roadshow Coming To Blenheim Palace
Sat 8th and Sun 9th August Come and meet Eric Knowles and his team of restorers. This is your chance to have your antiques and collectables valued by the experts and pick up some restoration advic...[full story]
Posted : 15/07/2009 23:24:24

Fairford Air Show 2009
The 2009 Fairford Air Tattoo takes place at RAF Fairford on 18th and 19th July. This years event is all-ticket. An announcement said, "The organisers of the Royal International Air Tattoo would ...[full story]
Posted : 13/07/2009 13:18:43

Summer Sessions At Corinium Museum
A whole host of historical fun will take place with a series of fun yet informative sessions at the Corinium Museum over the summer holidays. The Park Street museum has just released details of its...[full story]
Posted : 07/07/2009 22:44:38

Cotswold Given £100k To Further Improve Defences
Communities in the north Cotswolds have been given a flooding boost this summer after learning they would benefit from over £100,000 in flood prevention work. Cotswold District Council received £11...[full story]
Posted : 07/07/2009 22:43:06

A taste of the Caribbean in Bourton!
Bourton Vale Cricket Club launch their fundraising programme to build a new clubhouse This month sees the launch of a programme of fundraising events at Bourton Vale Cricket Club to raise fu...[full story]
Posted : 07/07/2009 11:03:13

Three Leisure Centres To Get Makeover This Summer
Three of Cotswold District Council’s leisure centres will benefit from new or updated gym equipment as well as internal makeovers this summer. The Council owned leisure centres at Tetbury and Chipp...[full story]
Posted : 03/07/2009 17:57:33

Cheltenham School Wins Tag Rugby Trophy
The Catholic School of St Gregory the Great is a trophy winner in the 'Tag to Twickenham' event. Children from the school in Knapp Road, [full story]
Posted : 03/07/2009 17:18:55

All change at Burford Lodge
Not just a change of ownership Burford Lodge Hotel & Restaurant, situated at the edge of the village of Burford has recently changed hands with the new owners introducing new ideas with an e...[full story]
Posted : 03/07/2009 14:47:01

Support for businesses in Chipping Norton
Business start-ups in the Chipping Norton area will soon be able to get free one-to-one expert advice on their door...[full story]
Posted : 02/07/2009 12:48:19

Simple Energy Initiative Will Keep Costs Down
Cotswold District Council’s Green Champions are helping the Council to lower its carbon footprint and energy costs with a simple energy initiative supported by Severn Wye Energy Agency (SWEA). By i...[full story]
Posted : 26/06/2009 23:16:18

A Day's Stint In The Saddle For CDC's Gavin
An officer at Cotswold District Council saddled up for a day of cycling this month when he swapped his car for a bike for all his work appointments. Gavin McNaught-Davis, a member of the Council’s ...[full story]
Posted : 24/06/2009 19:37:00

See The Thames Through Past and Present Photos
Views of the River Thames from the past 125 years will be on show at the Corinium Museum this summer thanks to images from past and present photographers. The 'in the footsteps of Henry Taunt' phot...[full story]
Posted : 22/06/2009 23:52:57

Important Caring Seminar Highlights Issues
Crucial issues on carers and the support they receive were discussed during a seminar at Cotswold District Council this week. The event –attended by over 70 people on Monday June 15th – dealt with ...[full story]
Posted : 18/06/2009 21:14:41

HSBC Cheltenham Music Festival 2009
From 3-18 July 2009 the HSBC Cheltenham Music Festival will inspire and delight once more with some of the world's finest classical music. Celebrating 65 years at the forefront of British culture the ...[full story]
Posted : 18/06/2009 00:06:40

Museum Hosts Animal Safari For Children
Children will be taken on a special safari tour this week at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester as part of a national event to support children and their minders. The children and their carers will...[full story]
Posted : 16/06/2009 21:24:54

Firm Proposal For Local Copule To Run Stow VIC
The Stow Visitor Information Centre Working Group partnership comprises of officers and Councillors from Cotswold District Council (CDC), Councillors from Stow Town Council (STC), Trustees of St Edwar...[full story]
Posted : 16/06/2009 21:22:51

Museums Team Up To Uncover The Past
The Corinium Museum in Cirencester has been one of three beneficiaries after the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a £25,000 grant to help support young people's understanding of the past. The Young Ro...[full story]
Posted : 16/06/2009 21:19:01

Max makes his thousand ….and still counting!
Max’s Shop a success for Rare Breeds Charity Thirteen year old Max Harvey of Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire has reached his target of £1000 raised for the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RB...[full story]
Posted : 16/06/2009 14:21:12

Mike Gatting and MCC to visit Bourton Vale
Bourton Vale Cricket Club is pleased to confirm that the first ever game staged between the Cotswold School 1st X1 and the MCC will be played at the Club on Wednesday 24th June. Accompanying the MCC ...[full story]
Posted : 16/06/2009 01:07:40

Bobby Bus To Attend Fete
Officers from the Cirencester Safer Community Team (SCT) will be joining in the fun at a fete, barbeque and 10K fun run that’s taking place in Cirencester Park on Sunday, June 14th. The SCT will be...[full story]
Posted : 13/06/2009 22:45:59

Keep your kids active this summer
From scuba diving to street dance and yoga, a range of activities will be running at West Oxfordshire District Council’s leisure centres for children during the summer holidays. Discounted entry t...[full story]
Posted : 12/06/2009 12:10:40

Cotswold Show 2009
The Cotswold Show will take place on the weekend of 4th and 5th July 2009. The Cotswold Show 2009 promises to be an action packed day for all the family with show stopping performances in the main ...[full story]
Posted : 11/06/2009 11:30:12

Win a FREE consultation with celebrity dog trainer
If your problem pooch is driving you to despair then help is on hand as Celebrity Dog Trainer Amy Hatcher is offering you the chance to win a free consultation worth more than £150 only at this year’s...[full story]
Posted : 10/06/2009 14:24:35

Meet The Cheltenham Town Centre Policing Team
Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) from the Cheltenham Town Centre Safer Community Team (SCT) will be at the Police Information Point (PIP) at the Cheltenham Municipal Officers on the Promenade...[full story]
Posted : 02/06/2009 18:09:40

Communities Chip In To Keep Cotswolds Clean
Towns and villages across the Cotswolds are looking spick and span this spring thanks to Cotswold District Council’s annual litter-pick. The Council’s ‘Spring Clean’ event allows community groups a...[full story]
Posted : 02/06/2009 10:59:20

Multi-Sport Sessions Given Boost - North Cotswolds
Multi-sports opportunities for children and young people with disabilities in the Cotswolds has been given a boost, thanks to a £1100 inclusion grant. The 4us2 club, set up by Cotswold District Cou...[full story]
Posted : 02/06/2009 10:57:47

Bumper Opening Weekend at Gloucester Quays
Gloucester Quays Management have reported a higher than expected number of visitors during the opening weekend. Since the doors opened to the public on Thursday 21st May, it is estimated that some 100...[full story]
Posted : 01/06/2009 16:24:53

Cotswold Fly-Tipping Campaign Is Launched
The ‘Keep the Cotswolds Clean’ campaign is being launched this week (May 28th 2009) by Cotswold District Council, to support the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign. Cotswold District Council has distributed p...[full story]
Posted : 28/05/2009 18:57:57

Oxygen Cylinder Lost In Cheltenham
Police are asking anyone who finds an oxygen cylinder that was lost in Cheltenham Town Centre yesterday to contact them. The Freedom 400 Oxygen Cylinder, in its carry case, was reported lost by its...[full story]
Posted : 28/05/2009 13:05:09

Oxfordshire place names
Have you ever wondered why Oxfordshire towns and villages are so named? Why is Witney called Witney and Burford called Burford? Where on earth did the name Wallingford come from? How did Oxford com...[full story]
Posted : 22/05/2009 15:52:59

Go swimming outdoors
Woodstock Open Air Pool is open for the summer season until 30th August. With a large grassed area, 25-metre pool and toddler’s pool, indoor changing rooms and café, it is a great outdoor venue fo...[full story]
Posted : 22/05/2009 13:34:41

£100k Agreed For New Gym Equipment
Investment of £100,000 has been approved to replace gym equipment at Cotswold Leisure, Bourton-on-the-Water. Cotswold District Coun...[full story]
Posted : 22/05/2009 12:14:53

Good news from Iceland
Cheltenham Borough Council has received encouraging news about the recovery of its investments in Icelandic banks. The Charted Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Local Authority Ac...[full story]
Posted : 21/05/2009 00:12:58

Have an active half term with Sport Zone
Sport Zone, the council's popular holiday scheme, is back again this half term, offering eight to 13 year olds a great range of sports and fun activities. The programme includes football, badminton...[full story]
Posted : 21/05/2009 00:12:03

The Suffolks Annual Street Fair
The Suffolks Annual Street Fair

2009 is the ninth year The Suffolks Traders' Association has organised and sponsored this unique local event and a great opportunity for businesses and the local community to celebrate being in The Su...[full story]
Posted : 19/05/2009 17:43:12

Museum's Lectures To Look At Ancient Britain
Three evening lectures focusing on the ancient Cotswolds will be coming to the Corinium Museum in May and June. The talks, part of the museum’s Evening Lecture series, will start on Thursday May 28...[full story]
Posted : 19/05/2009 01:21:53

Paintings Stolen From Stow On The Wold Gallery
Police in Stow-On-The-Wold are appealing for information after two paintings were stolen from a gallery on Sheep Street at the end of last week. Officers were called to the Titian Gallery by staff ...[full story]
Posted : 14/05/2009 19:26:52

Corinium Museum To Hold Fun and Factual Events
Find a fun way to amuse the children during the May half term week, thanks to a range of educational-inspired events at the Corinium Museum. The Cirencester venue is hosting four different sessions...[full story]
Posted : 13/05/2009 23:02:56

Great Vintage Flying Weekend 9-10 May
Don't miss this weekend at Kemble Airport. Another fun packed weekend at the 2009 Great Vintage Flying Weekend. The Great Vintage Flying Weekend is Europe's largest celebration of vintage aircraft ...[full story]
Posted : 08/05/2009 18:24:20

Local Artists On Show At Council Offices
A new collection of paintings and photographs will be on show at Cotswold District Council’s Trinity Road offices in Cirencester until the end of June. The exhibition named ‘Seasonal Views and Stud...[full story]
Posted : 05/05/2009 16:42:50

Garden Waste roadshows
Residents will have the chance to find out about getting their garden waste collected at ‘roadshows’ being held in Witney. West Oxfordshire Dist...[full story]
Posted : 01/05/2009 15:55:43

Cotswold Lions in Cirencester soon!
Cotswold Sheep flock to New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, to herald the opening of ‘Sheep – from Lamb to Loom’, an exhibition by Kate Lynch and Alastair Goolden. At 11am on Saturday 9th May, shoppers ...[full story]
Posted : 30/04/2009 17:46:57

Visit Cotswold Ice Cream On Open Farm Sunday
Hill House Farm, in Farmington - the home of The Cotswold Ice Cream Company - is taking part in Open Farm Sunday on 7th June 2009. In an initiative organized by Leaf (Linking Environment and Farming) ...[full story]
Posted : 28/04/2009 21:57:47

Hit Movie Slumdog Millionaire Comes To Museum
One of the hit films of 2009 will come to the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, this spring when British blockbuster ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is shown at the venue in May. The hit movie – which won eight ...[full story]
Posted : 27/04/2009 12:10:57

Pupils To Enjoy Watery Away Day At South Cerney
Pupils from two Cirencester schools will cool off with a watery away-day this month thanks to joint work between Cotswold District Council and Cirencester Town Council. A group of 12 pupils from De...[full story]
Posted : 27/04/2009 12:07:41

Highnam Court Spring Fair
The Highnam Court Spring Fair is due to take place this on 25th and 26th April. Open from 10.30am to 5.00pm. Last admission 4.00pm. Admission £7.50. Children under 12 free Located at Highnam ...[full story]
Posted : 24/04/2009 17:05:05

Council Spends £663,000 On Preventing Floods
Cotswold District Council has spent £663,000 to date, on flood prevention schemes following the floods in July 2007. A range of projects have been carried out by Cotswold District Council (CDC) wh...[full story]
Posted : 23/04/2009 17:55:19

Fun Run To Raise Funds For Charitable Foundation
Plans are in hand for a Fun Run on the Bathurst Estate, Cirencester Park this summer in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for the St. James’s Place Foundation. The Foundation is a successful gran...[full story]
Posted : 23/04/2009 17:06:02

Budget Busting at Tetbury Hotel
More Wine Darling? Bottle of wine now £1.25 CHEAPER at The Priory Inn, Tetbury, as budget busting idea means a better deal for everyone – including the environment! The Priory Inn, Tetbury and a ...[full story]
Posted : 22/04/2009 14:41:47

New delicatessen and bistro to open in Bourton
A new deli and bistro called Moore to Eat is due to open in Bourton-on-the-Water on April 24th. Roger and Fiona Guy have long had the dream of running their own catering business, born and bred in ...[full story]
Posted : 20/04/2009 22:24:03

Pittville Park lottery bid is unsuccessful
An application to the Heritage Lottery Fund' (HLF) Parks for People programme for a £3-million grant to restore, revitalise and improve Pittville Park - Cheltenham's premier park - has been unsuccessf...[full story]
Posted : 20/04/2009 11:07:59

See The Thames Through Past and Present Photos
Views of the River Thames from the past 125 years will be on show at the Corinium Museum this summer thanks to images from past and present photographers. The ‘In the Footsteps of Henry Taunt’ phot...[full story]
Posted : 16/04/2009 18:19:01

Cotswold Council Pledge To Tackle Climate Change
Cotswold District Council has laid down a marker in a bid to tackle climate change with a pledge to cut carbon emissions by a quarter by 2015. The Council has recently produced a comprehensive 76-p...[full story]
Posted : 15/04/2009 10:44:55

Two Hand Grenades Found In North Cotswolds
Police in the North Cotswolds called in a bomb disposal unit this afternoon after two hand grenades were found at separate locations in the county. At approximately 12.50pm this afternoon, Tuesday ...[full story]
Posted : 07/04/2009 18:45:45

New way to recycle Yellow Pages
For the first time residents will now be able to recycle their old Yellow Pages by placing them in the green kerbside recycling boxes or at one of Stroud District Council's paper banks. In the past...[full story]
Posted : 07/04/2009 17:08:12

St George’s Medieval Fun Day
Medieval battle re-enactments, armour displays, combat demonstrations, archery and circus skills are some of the fun activities on offer at the St George’s Medieval fun day on Sunday 19 April at Pittv...[full story]
Posted : 07/04/2009 16:29:01

People For You scheme returns to Tetbury
Getting volunteers on board to help older people in the District was the theme behind the relaunch of Cotswold District Council-led ‘People For You’ scheme in Tetbury this spring. The signpo...[full story]
Posted : 07/04/2009 16:25:34

Have Your Say On Housing In Gloucestershire
Residents in Gloucestershire are being asked to take part in the most important housing survey for three years. The survey, which will arrive by post, will give all six district councils in Glouces...[full story]
Posted : 07/04/2009 16:23:52

Cirencester Golf Club
Cirencester Golf Club and The Pickstock Group announce their plans for a New Quality Care Home which enables the building of a new Club House for the Club’s second century on their Cirencester site. ...[full story]
Posted : 07/04/2009 11:25:15

Kickboxing Courses Hit Home With 90% Pass Rate
A six-week sports course run by Cotswold District Council alongside Gloucestershire Police and Sir William Romney’s school in Tetbury[full story]
Posted : 03/04/2009 18:36:12

Countdown to Easter... 3-2-1...
Easter Weekend in the Cotswolds. Good Friday 10th April to Easter Monday 13th April 2009. Enjoy a three, two or one night stay with Cotswold Inns and Hotel on one of our special Easter Weekend pack...[full story]
Posted : 02/04/2009 22:44:14

Make a splash with leisure@ this Easter
Throughout Easter, leisure@cheltenham will be offering a full programme of activities to keep children busy. Football, badminton, squash, tennis and swimming are just a few of the sports that young...[full story]
Posted : 02/04/2009 11:09:07

The Priory Inn celebrates 200th live music act
The 200th live music performance at The Priory Inn will be stylishly delivered by popular singer songwriter Dik Cadbury during the evening of Easter Sunday 12th April. The Priory Inn - a family-fr...[full story]
Posted : 31/03/2009 16:22:13

Cirencester Gets Its Very Own Music Shop
Exciting news for all locally based musicians - Cirencester now has its very own musical instrument store. ToneZone Music opened a new shop at 11 The Woolmarket as of Saturday, March 28th…and as far a...[full story]
Posted : 31/03/2009 16:07:16

Cheltenham continental street market returns
Cheltenham goes continental again for the Spring, when an international street market sets up its stalls. Where: Long Gardens, Promenade When: 9am –5.30pm, Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 April 09 Chelte...[full story]
Posted : 28/03/2009 13:03:08

Free Swimming For Over 60s In The Cotswolds
Pensioners in the Cotswolds will be able to make a splash with free swimming in the District’s leisure centres from April 1st 2009. The scheme will run for two years up until March 31st 2011 and is...[full story]
Posted : 27/03/2009 16:39:14

Enjoy Easter With Corinium Museum Events
Come to the Corinium Museum in April and take part in a whole host of Easter activities. The Cotswold District Council venue – in Park Street, [full story]
Posted : 27/03/2009 16:30:42

It's Time To Renew Your Garden Waste Licence
Residents in the Cotswolds are being urged to sign up now for the garden waste collection service for the start of the gardening season. Thousands of residents are already using this service and th...[full story]
Posted : 26/03/2009 17:19:24

Cotswold residents grab a bargain bin
Cotswold residents have been queuing up for cut-price compost bins. The one-day sale last Sunday 22nd March, at the Lorry Park, Kingsmeadow in [full story]
Posted : 26/03/2009 17:12:29

Get Hands-On With Two New Museum Activities
Two new hands-on activities at the Corinium Museum will allow visitors to ‘come to their senses’ in a bid to understand the past. The Cotswold District Council venue in [full story]
Posted : 26/03/2009 17:09:59

Canals - Project Manager Takes Up Post
The restoration of the Cotswold Canals took a major step forward at the end of last week when the new Project Manager took up his post. Chartered Engineer Paul Coupe (42) has been appointed by Stro...[full story]
Posted : 25/03/2009 10:30:58

Job club opens for business
An innovative new project to support unemployed local people back to work has been launched by Chalford Parish Council. The Chalford Job Club is a new weekly support group which provides free help ...[full story]
Posted : 25/03/2009 10:25:45

Get Sporty With Council Coaching Sessions
Sports coaching sessions designed to get children active and feeling confident are on your doorstep during the Easter holidays, thanks to The Sports Club. Daily doses of sport coaching are being h...[full story]
Posted : 23/03/2009 17:30:33

Positive Options Mooted For Future Of Stow VIC
A firm proposal has been put forward for a visitor information service to remain in Stow-on-the-Wold. A local...[full story]
Posted : 23/03/2009 16:53:34

Corinium Museum To Reach For The Stars
An insight into the sky and stars will be held at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester this month when Professor Clive Ruggle...[full story]
Posted : 20/03/2009 00:26:11

Fairford Leads The Way In Preparing For Floods
Volunteers in Fairford will be playing the part of evacuees in a mock up emergency exercise on Saturday 21st Marc...[full story]
Posted : 16/03/2009 11:18:18

Mother's Day At The Priory Inn
The Priory Inn in Tetbury is offering a fabulous Mother’s Day experience: you can enjoy a three course lunch in the award-winning restaurant (from within the 30 Mile Food Zone*); every mum will take h...[full story]
Posted : 12/03/2009 23:39:58

Make a splash in the 2009 Swimathon
Join Swimathon 2009 at leisure@Cheltenham, and be part of the world's biggest swim to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Swimathon 2009 is set to make a splash as it launches at Leisure@Chelt...[full story]
Posted : 11/03/2009 15:27:08

Road Traffic Collision In Chipping Campden
Police were called to attend a road traffic collision at Spring Hill in Chipping Campden at approximately 2.40am on Wednesday, March 11th. A silver Audi A3, registered to an address in Moreton-in-M...[full story]
Posted : 11/03/2009 15:25:27

Surprise winner of The 2009 Champion Hurdle
Punjabi (22-1), with Barry Geraghty on board, wins Tuesday's feature race at the 2009 Cheltenham Festival, the Champion Hurdle....[full story]
Posted : 10/03/2009 16:08:07

Honours for sports and arts performers
Chipping Norton Lido has received West Oxfordshire District Council’s Chairman’s Award for 2009 for Outstanding Achievement. Claire Jarvis and fellow trustees received the Award from the Council’s Vic...[full story]
Posted : 09/03/2009 13:43:22

Something new and exciting coming to Stroud
Generation Games Sunday 29th March 2009 Stratford Park Leisure Centre 9.30am - 4.30pm Stroud District Council are excited to present The Generation Games; a chance for young and old alike ...[full story]
Posted : 08/03/2009 23:45:42

Food waste plans may go on hold
Costs and the recession mean that plans to introduce food waste recycling across the Stroud District are likely to be put on hold. Members of Stroud District Council's Cabinet will next week consid...[full story]
Posted : 05/03/2009 20:51:31

Funding for Citizens Advice Bureau
The District Council has agreed to grant £132,000 to West Oxfordshire Citizens Advice Bureau to help it to continue providing an information and advice service. West Oxfordshire District Council w...[full story]
Posted : 27/02/2009 13:37:03

Council Plants Three Oak Trees In Cirencester
Three English Oak trees have been planted in Cirencester this week as part of Cotswold District Council’s ongoing tree stra...[full story]
Posted : 25/02/2009 15:22:09

Cotswold Council Tax Will Rise By 2.9%
Cotswold District Council met on Tuesday 24th February and agreed an increase in its share of the council tax of 2.9%. This represents an increase of £3.98 per year or 7.5p per week for the average ba...[full story]
Posted : 25/02/2009 01:06:49

Go Green With Council Waste Service In 2009
Spring into action in 2009 and join the thousands who are signing up to Cotswold District Council’s successful garden waste collection service. The second year of the Council’s garden waste collec...[full story]
Posted : 17/02/2009 18:16:36

Greene King sells Tetbury hotel
Greene King has sold its upmarket Cotswolds property, the Close hotel, off a guide price of £2m. The Grade II-listed building, which was constructed in the 16th or early 17th century and became a h...[full story]
Posted : 13/02/2009 17:31:16

Subway Painting Project Starts In Cirencester
A project to paint part of Cirencester has got going this month as budding young graffiti artists decorated a well-used underpass in the town. The Chesterton underpass, which links Chesterto...[full story]
Posted : 02/02/2009 10:58:36

Art In The Cotswolds
A new art website has been launched which will help people find art galleries in the Cotswolds. art365 allows you to select any county within England, Scotland and Wales and you will then be...[full story]
Posted : 30/01/2009 11:07:51

North Cotswolds Police Deliver Net Safety Message
Officers from North Cotswolds Police have been specially trained to deliver internet safety presentations to students and parents and now hope to share the key messages with as many people as possible...[full story]
Posted : 30/01/2009 01:10:22

Help To Keep The Cotswolds Clean And Tidy
Litter-pickers across the Cotswolds will be doing their bit this spring to keep their towns and villages clean and tidy. Cotswold District Council’s annual ‘Spring Clean’ event allows community gro...[full story]
Posted : 28/01/2009 14:07:36

Cotswold Council Tax Set To Rise By 2.9%
Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet met on January 20th and is recommending to council to increase its share of the council tax by 2.9%. This represents an increase of £3.98 per year or 7.5p per week ...[full story]
Posted : 28/01/2009 13:55:19

Museum is Full Of Fun During February Half Term
Come and see what the Corinium Museum has in store for children with a whole host of exciting activities during the February half term. On Monday February 16th, children can explore the Iron Age t...[full story]
Posted : 26/01/2009 21:05:18

Ram Raiders Target Antiques Shop In Moreton
Police in the North Cotswolds are appealing for witnesses after ram raiders broke into an antiques shop in Moreton-in-Marsh in the early hours of this morning. The incident took place at the proper...[full story]
Posted : 22/01/2009 17:49:28

Free Sport Sessions For Disabled Children
An initiative to keep disabled children active and involved in a range of sports will be launched by Cotswold District Council and its partners later this month. Free multi-sport sessions will star...[full story]
Posted : 20/01/2009 14:13:16

Beat The Winter Chill With Council Sport Sessions
Tackle the winter blues head on with a range of Cotswold-wide sports coaching, thanks to The Sports Club. Daily doses of sport sessions are being hosted at venues across the District during Januar...[full story]
Posted : 20/01/2009 14:08:58

New Parking Fees Proposed For Cotswold District
New parking charges are being proposed by Cotswold District Council Cabinet at its meeting on 20th January 2009. At the same time a recommendation for a new parking tariff of five hours is also being...[full story]
Posted : 20/01/2009 14:04:26

Residents Urged To Tree-Cycle This Christmas
Cotswold District Council is dreaming of a cleaner, greener Christmas. Householders are being urged to recycle as much of their waste as possible over the festive period – including their real Chri...[full story]
Posted : 17/12/2008 22:57:18

Cotswold Joins Top Five In Toilet Roll Of Honour
A £1m investment in its loos has catapulted Cotswold District Council into the UK premier league of public toilet provision. The Council has been ranked the fifth best local authority in the countr...[full story]
Posted : 17/12/2008 22:54:47

New website from the owners of Cotswolds Website
Visitors to the Cotswolds Website ( may know that we also run a number of other Cotswold related websites including website guides for Cotswold towns and villages such as [full story]
Posted : 11/12/2008 22:40:47

Festive Waste Amnesty In Cotswolds
Eat, drink, and be merry – and then recycle all your empty cans and bottles. That is the message to householders in the Cotswolds this Christmas and New Year. Cotswold District Council and its c...[full story]
Posted : 11/12/2008 21:04:32

Vanessa Mae announces summer show at Westonbirt
Vanessa-Mae, the world famous violin virtuoso, has announced a West Country date next summer when she will be appearing at Westonbirt Arboretum as part of the Forestry Commission's 2009 concert season...[full story]
Posted : 08/12/2008 15:50:38

Priory Inn, Tetbury - New Year / January Deals
New Years Eve New Years Eve at The Priory Inn has availability at £289 per person for 2 nights stay. This includes unrestricted 3-course dinner on 30th December or 1st January plus ...[full story]
Posted : 03/12/2008 17:57:12

Father Christmas Is Coming To Birdland
Father Christmas will pay a special visit to Birdland, Bourton-on-the-Water, on the following dates: December 13th and 14th, December 20th to 24th. 12pm to 3:15pm Winter prices apply for all ...[full story]
Posted : 29/11/2008 14:08:49

Free Parking Gesture Gives Stores A Festive Boost
Shoppers are being given free use of all Cotswold District Council-owned car parks on every Saturday in December in a festive gesture aimed at boosting the local economy. Council Leader Cllr Lynden...[full story]
Posted : 28/11/2008 16:19:38

Announcement On Economic Downturn
The following announcement on the effects of the current global financial situation on Cotswold District Council was made by the Leader, Cllr Lynden Stowe, at a meeting of full Council on November 25t...[full story]
Posted : 28/11/2008 16:14:08

Pick Up Or Pay Up warning to dog owners
An eye-catching campaign to remind dog owners to clean up after their pets or face on-the-spot fines is under way in Cotswolds. Cotswold District Council is introducing fixed penalty notices for do...[full story]
Posted : 25/11/2008 16:33:06

Free 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 th...[full story]
Posted : 24/11/2008 19:06:13

Youth Council Celebrates A Year In Chedworth
The voice of youth is being heard loud and clear in Chedworth after the Youth Parish Council celebrated their one year anniversary this month. The Youth Council, set up by Claire Dowan, Youth Parti...[full story]
Posted : 24/11/2008 19:04:19

Affordable Housing On Track In The Cotswolds
Building work is continuing at three affordable housing sites in the Cotswolds, despite the recent 'credit crunch' affecting building sites throughout the country. Cotswold District Council current...[full story]
Posted : 20/11/2008 13:22:39

Museum Hosts Lecture On Local Legend
The life of a Cotswold composing legend will be celebrated next month when the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, hosts a talk on Ralph Vaughan Williams. Local historian Tim Porter will deliver a lectur...[full story]
Posted : 18/11/2008 18:31:52

Fines Are On The Way For Dog Fouling
A tough new crackdown on environmental crime is being launched by Cotswold District Council. From December 1st, litterbugs and dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets will face on-the-spot...[full story]
Posted : 18/11/2008 18:30:04

Feel Fit With Junior Fitness Classes
Come and try a trio of junior fitness classes being held at Cotswold Leisure Tetbury this autumn. The Lowfield Road leisure centre has launched a range of health and fitness sessions for young peop...[full story]
Posted : 15/11/2008 23:35:55

Tenders invited for Enterprise Centre
West Oxfordshire District Council is inviting proposals from organisations setting out how they would develop and run a 'state of the art' Enterprise Centre in [full story]
Posted : 14/11/2008 09:48:23

Fairford Leisure To Host Children In Need Event
Splatter sports centre staff with custard pies as part of a Children In Need charity afternoon at Cotswold Leisure Fairford. The After School Club at Fairford Sports Centre – which hosts children ...[full story]
Posted : 12/11/2008 10:21:34

Monkeys stolen from Wildlife Park
Police are appealing for witnesses after two monkeys were stolen from Cotswold Wildlife Park, near Burford. Between 5.30pm on 10th November and 7am on 11th November, the squirrel monkey enclosure w...[full story]
Posted : 12/11/2008 10:14:34

Snow guaranteed for Christmas Carols in the Suffol
The annual Suffolks Traders' Association Christmas carols event takes place in Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham from 6.30pm on Wednesday 3rd December 2008. This free, non-commercial, community event bri...[full story]
Posted : 06/11/2008 18:28:45

Don't Drop Litter Message To Motorists
Clean up your act. That’s Cotswold District Council's message to the minority of selfish motorists who throw litter on to verges and hedgerows. Contractors working for the Council are currently lit...[full story]
Posted : 04/11/2008 12:00:12

Blenheim Palace Wins Award
Blenheim Palace wins Large Visitor Attraction of the Year On Tuesday October 28th, Blenheim Palace was announced winner of the Tourism ExSEllence award for Large Visitor Attraction of the Ye...[full story]
Posted : 04/11/2008 11:17:50

Minchinhampton consultation on affordable homes
Local people are being asked to comment on proposals to build 20 new affordable homes in Minchinhampton. In March, Stroud District Council employed town planning consultants Savills to identify the mo...[full story]
Posted : 04/11/2008 01:55:25

Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury - Free Entry
Halloween Special Garden Admission FREE Admission to all Malmesbury residents and just £3 each for non-residents for Friday October 31st - Halloween - to celebrate the last day of the 2008 season. ...[full story]
Posted : 30/10/2008 18:23:37

New Ambulance Chief's Pledge Is Welcomed
A pledge to cut bureaucracy and turn round performance at the Great Western Ambulance Service (GWAS) has been welcomed by the leader of Cotswold District Council. Cllr Lynden Stowe said the reporte...[full story]
Posted : 30/10/2008 17:13:36

Cold Snap Sparks Warning Over Food Containers
Cotswold District Council is warning householders that it may not be possible to collect some of their food waste if it becomes frozen solid to the inside of their food waste containers after a severe...[full story]
Posted : 30/10/2008 17:11:54

Disappointment As Rail Improvement Hits Buffers
The decision not to install a double rail track between Swindon and [full story]
Posted : 30/10/2008 17:10:32

Spring bulbs enhance local park
Around 2,000 daffodil bulbs are being planted in Clyde Crescent Park by volunteers on Wednesday 29th October. Volunteers from the Whaddon, Lynworth and Priors Neighbourhood Project are rolling up t...[full story]
Posted : 29/10/2008 10:10:21

Council Gives Grants To Community Projects
Four projects across the Cotswolds have been given a helping hand this month thanks to a total grant of £44,500 from Cotswold District Council. The Council’s Community Projects Fund – used to impro...[full story]
Posted : 28/10/2008 09:59:27

The Priory Inn puts a 30 mile food zone on the map
The Priory Inn, Tetbury, the family-friendly gastro-inn in the heart of the Cotswolds, is launching a 30 MILE FOOD ZONE from 1st November, to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to high quality local p...[full story]
Posted : 24/10/2008 14:57:10

Museum Has Charity Christmas Cards For Sale
Corinium Museum staff in Cirencester have been feeling festive with the launch of their Charity Christmas card stand this month. The Cards for Good Causes stand was set up in the Museum’s shop on M...[full story]
Posted : 23/10/2008 18:13:17

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 acro...[full story]
Posted : 21/10/2008 23:23:25

Cirencester library re-opens after refurbishment
Cirencester library re-opened its doors to the public on October 13th following a £1million refurbishment. There was a steady stream of customers on the first morning, who were impressed with the n...[full story]
Posted : 17/10/2008 11:33:30

Air Quality action plan approved
West Oxfordshire District Council’s Cabinet has endorsed a plan to improve air quality in Chipping Norton. The plan will involve seeking approval to de-trunk parts of the A44 so that heavy goods vehic...[full story]
Posted : 17/10/2008 11:15:03

Alcohol Campaign Moves To Two More Towns
A Council-led crackdown on underage drinking will be extended to two more towns when it comes to Fairford and [full story]
Posted : 16/10/2008 12:42:58

Cotswold DC All Set For Stow Fair This Month
Cotswold District Council has been working with Gloucestershire Police, local residents, and other agencies this month to ensure that forthcoming Stow Fair is as well controlled as the previous two ev...[full story]
Posted : 16/10/2008 12:36:21

Shared Chief Executive Proposals
Cotswold District Council and West Oxfordshire District Council have announced they are considering formal proposals to share a chief executive. Under the arrangement, West Oxfordshire’s Chief Exe...[full story]
Posted : 14/10/2008 09:26:29

Cotswold DC Hopeful On Icelandic Investment
Cotswold District Council is hopeful that money it has invested in the Icelandic bank Glitnir will not be adversely affected by the global banking crisis. The Council invested £2m of its £31m portf...[full story]
Posted : 10/10/2008 00:04:30

Woodstock Neighbourhood Management Update
Neighbourhood Specialist Officer PC Richard Conner brings this month’s update for Woodstock and the surrounding areas. “September has seen an increase in the theft from vehicles throughout the area...[full story]
Posted : 08/10/2008 22:52:50

Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Management Update
Sgt Rosemary Dilsaver brings this month’s update. “The PCSOs and police officers at Chipping Norton have again been busy targeting known local offenders. As stated before our work relies a lot upon...[full story]
Posted : 08/10/2008 22:51:25

Be Safe And Secure As Winter Approaches
Cotswold District Council and Gloucestershire Police have teamed up to issue a winter warning to residents to be wary of thieves during the darker nights. The clocks go back by an hour on October ...[full story]
Posted : 07/10/2008 19:33:56

Textile Talent At The Moreton Area Centre
Join two textile artists at the Moreton Area Centre later this month as they explore modern and traditional techniques with a range of materials. Carolyn Isaacs and Pippa Andrews, who belong to the...[full story]
Posted : 07/10/2008 19:29:54

Taxi Fares Increase Approved By Council
Taxi fares in the Cotswolds will be increased for the first time in three years after a proposed fares increase put forward by taxi companies was agreed by Cotswold District Council’s Licensing Commit...[full story]
Posted : 07/10/2008 15:35:49

Council Gives Youth Voice - Local Democracy Week
Giving children the chance to learn about local government and meet Cotswold District Council Councillors will be the highlight of this month’s Local Democracy Week. The Council has teamed up with ...[full story]
Posted : 03/10/2008 13:23:35

Chipping Norton to get new multi-use games area
Work will soon commence on a new £90,000 Multi-Use Games Area and sheltered seating area in Chipping Norton. Th...[full story]
Posted : 03/10/2008 10:43:04

New Recycling Banks For Two Cotswold Villages
New recycling facilities have been introduced in two Cotswold villages. A large recycling bank for all types of plastic bottles has been installed at Birdlip, just past the village primary s...[full story]
Posted : 30/09/2008 20:53:09

'People For You' To Be Launched In Three Towns
Getting volunteers on board to help older people in Tetbury, Fairford and Lechlade is the theme behind the launch of the Cotswold District Council-led ‘People for You’ scheme this week. The program...[full story]
Posted : 29/09/2008 22:23:41

Step up to beat breast cancer this October
Breast Cancer Campaign is urging all lovers of the great outdoors to lace up their walking boots and join the Broadway Ring Friendship Walk on Sunday 19th October to raise money for breast canc...[full story]
Posted : 25/09/2008 10:46:52

Gloucestershire Councils Ask For Residents' Views
Gloucestershire County Council and the six district councils, Gloucester City Council, Cheltenham Borough Council, Tewkesbury Borough Council, Forest of Dean District Council, Stroud District Council ...[full story]
Posted : 24/09/2008 10:09:01

Visitor Information Options For North Cotswolds
Two options for the future of Stow Visitor Information Centre are being put forward by Cotswold District Council. The two proposals, which Stow Town Council has been invited to discuss at its Septe...[full story]
Posted : 17/09/2008 18:35:18

The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival
With its signature blend of award winning writers, world-renowned thinkers and international star names The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival is a hotbed of debate and discussion with a unique rege...[full story]
Posted : 15/09/2008 16:07:00

Priory Inn makes it into Good Beer Guide 2009
CAMRA – The Campaign for Real Ale have published their 2009 guidebook featuring the best 4,500 real ale pubs and Tetbury's The Priory Inn has achieved a highly sought-after listing. The Pri...[full story]
Posted : 15/09/2008 15:57:56

Blenheim Horse Trials Cancelled
It is with great regret that the organising committee has taken the decision to cancel the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, for which the cross-country and jumping phases were due to take p...[full story]
Posted : 13/09/2008 12:11:48

Moreton Show Cancelled
Organisers have called off the Moreton-in-Marsh show as the ground was too wet to allow vehicles and people on to it....[full story]
Posted : 06/09/2008 11:59:55

Museum Lectures In Praise Of Medieval Churches
The art and design of the medieval church will be in the spotlight at a series of afternoon lectures at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, throughout September. Guest lecturer Avis Lloyd will be ill...[full story]
Posted : 04/09/2008 11:58:40

Benefits Team go to Market
District Council Benefit advisors, Carole Kelman and Kim Jones, will be available from 9am - 4pm on Thursday 11 September at Witney Market and on Wednesday 17 September at Chipping Norton Market[full story]
Posted : 03/09/2008 09:44:43

Free Fun At Museum On Heritage Open Day
Free fun for all the family is on offer at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, on Saturday, September 13th a...[full story]
Posted : 01/09/2008 17:12:38

Don't Lose Your Vote - Register Now!
Cotswold District Council is carrying out its annual update of the register of electors by issuing a form to every home in the District over the next two weeks. If the details on the form have not ...[full story]
Posted : 01/09/2008 17:11:07

Free Bike Marking - Stroud Street Surgeries
Officers from the Stroud Safer Community Team (SCT) covering the urban areas of the town are offering crime prevention advice and free bike marking at two street surgeries next weekend. SCT Police ...[full story]
Posted : 22/08/2008 18:27:21

Free Legal Advice in Cotswolds
New, free legal advice services have been launched for Cotswold householders facing repossession as the credit crunch starts to bite. The number of mortgage repossessions is soaring, with the Council...[full story]
Posted : 22/08/2008 18:23:46

Living Heritage Oxfordshire Craft Show
The Living Heritage Oxfordshire Craft Show promises to be an event that is full of activity and have expanded their show to incorporate more specialist demonstrations than ever before. Everything from...[full story]
Posted : 22/08/2008 12:08:32

Cotswold Coffee Morning Gives £500 To Charity
Coffee and cakes were snapped up this month when keen staff at Cotswold District Council raised £500 through a charity Coffee Morning. The event, held on the morning of August 14th, was attended by...[full story]
Posted : 19/08/2008 16:33:58

MP shows support for Post Office Card Account
Following the Government’s decision earlier this year to close 12 post offices across the Cotswolds, local MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has been further inundated with correspondence regarding the Post O...[full story]
Posted : 12/08/2008 13:31:33

Visitor Information Centre goes green!
Burford Visitor Information Centre has received an award in recognition of its efforts to become more eco-friendly. The VIC, which is run by West Oxfordshire District Council as part of its work t...[full story]
Posted : 06/08/2008 22:35:19

Flood Cash Is A Drop In The Ocean, Says Leader
The extra £330,000 flood recovery grant awarded to Cotswold District Council by the Government is not enough to meet the District’s needs, Council Leader Cllr Lynden Stowe has warned. Cllr Stowe sp...[full story]
Posted : 29/07/2008 22:13:08

Stroud PCCM On Wednesday, July 30
The next Police and Community Consultative Meeting (PCCM) for the Stroud area will be held tomorrow ...[full story]
Posted : 29/07/2008 09:49:23

Cotswold DC To Bring Homes Advice Back In House
Cotswold District Council will make annual savings of over £72,000 when it brings the housing advice service HomeView in-house in 2009. The HomeView service is currently provided on the Council’s b...[full story]
Posted : 29/07/2008 09:40:50

Cotswold DC Hitting The Heights With Waste Service
Cotswold District Council is heading towards the top of Britain’s recycling league table thanks to its new waste collection service. Landfill waste has more than halved since the service was introd...[full story]
Posted : 23/07/2008 14:10:07

Get Sporty With Council's Coaching Sessions
Sports coaching sessions designed to get children fighting fit and feeling confident are on your doorstep this summer, thanks to The Sports Club. Daily doses of sport coaching are being hosted acr...[full story]
Posted : 22/07/2008 14:54:16

Four stars for Witney Four Pillars Hotel
Witney Four Pillars Hotel is reaping the rewards of a recent million pound plus refurbishment after being granted a prestigious fourth star by the AA Hotel Recognition Scheme. Covering all guest areas...[full story]
Posted : 21/07/2008 10:02:34

Kids Have Fun Down On The Farm
Thanks to the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens, children from a special school in Tewkesbury enjoyed a day out at the Cotswold Farm Park in July. The wardens are the voluntary arm of the organisation th...[full story]
Posted : 18/07/2008 18:12:50

Road Traffic Collision On A436 In Stow
Police were called to attend a road traffic collision today (Wednesday, July 16th) on the A436 just outside Stow-on-the-Wold. At approximately 10.30am three vehicles were involved in a head-on coll...[full story]
Posted : 16/07/2008 18:52:20

Underage drinkers targeted by new campaign
A campaign to combat the number of adults buying alcohol for underage drinkers on the Cotswolds' streets will be launched in [full story]
Posted : 15/07/2008 18:18:17

New Role Will Cut Council's Carbon Emissions
A new post dedicated to tackling climate change has been created at Cotswold District Council this month with to the appointment of Climate Change and Carbon Management Officer Kirsty Merritt. Kir...[full story]
Posted : 14/07/2008 17:33:27

Air Tattoo Cancelled Sunday
The organisers of the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire announce that the airshow on Sunday, July 13 will not go ahead. The decision was taken following lengthy disc...[full story]
Posted : 12/07/2008 16:44:34

Fairford Air Show (Saturday) Cancelled
Due to the unusually heavy rainfall during the past 72 hours, a decision has been made by the organisers of the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire to cancel the airshow ...[full story]
Posted : 12/07/2008 12:08:32

Roman Hobbies Revealed With Outreach Service
Come and see how the Romans relaxed with several sessions being held around the Cotswolds by the Corinium Museum’s Outreach Service. Six events being held around the District in August will explai...[full story]
Posted : 11/07/2008 00:19:15

New Play Ranger Scheme To Start In Cotswolds
Giving children the chance to enjoy outdoor play this summer is the aim of a new scheme launched by Cotswold District Council this month. The Council’s new ‘Play Ranger’ scheme starts on Monday Ju...[full story]
Posted : 08/07/2008 01:17:31

Council Delighted With Early Recycling Success
Recycling has shot up by a third and the amount of rubbish sent to landfill has nearly halved since the introduction of Cotswold District Council’s new waste and recycling collection service. Durin...[full story]
Posted : 08/07/2008 01:15:21

Come to Cheltenham's second flood prevention fair
Summer may have arrived, but people in Cheltenham should still be prepared for the threat of flooding in the futur...[full story]
Posted : 04/07/2008 15:02:21

Green Business Award for Cotswold Training Venue
Cotswold Conference Centre, Broadway has received a national award for its many green business achievements. The venue was recently awarded a Green Business Tourism Scheme bronze award, after being ju...[full story]
Posted : 01/07/2008 23:58:36

Residents Race for Black Recycling Boxes
Recycling boxes have never been so popular in the Cotswolds. Demand for the boxes has soared following the introduction of Cotswold District Council’s new waste service as more and more residents t...[full story]
Posted : 01/07/2008 23:02:32

Recycling Rates Rocket
Recycling soared by 30% in the first week of Cotswold District Council’s new waste collection service. More than 140 tonnes of recyclables were collected last week compared to just over 110 tonnes ...[full story]
Posted : 30/06/2008 17:17:44

Smoke-free Success In The Cotswolds
The first anniversary of England becoming smokefree takes place next week – and the ban has been well supported in the Cotswolds. Since July 1st, 2007, smoking has not been allowed in offices, fact...[full story]
Posted : 27/06/2008 17:37:55

Kemble Airfield Granted Lawful Development Cert.
Cotswold District Council has approved an application for a Lawful Development Certificate from the operators of Kemble airfield. The application required Kemble Airfield Estates to demonstrate, on...[full story]
Posted : 27/06/2008 17:36:28

Chester House Hotel - Summer Special Offer
Chester House Hotel in Bourton on the Water has a number of summer special offers. Buy two nights and get the third free Buy three nights and get the fourth free Buy four nights and get the f...[full story]
Posted : 26/06/2008 22:50:23

Wardens Celebrate 40 Years
A 300 strong band of volunteers are taking part in an event this weekend to celebrate their 40th anniversary. The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens were established in 1968 and have spent the past four decad...[full story]
Posted : 19/06/2008 08:52:33

Council Is Keeping A Close Eye On Fly Tippers
Fly-tipping in the Cotswolds will not be tolerated. That is the message from Cotswold District Council following yesterday’s (Mon 16th June) successful prosecution at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court....[full story]
Posted : 17/06/2008 20:15:26

First ever win is world championship
A West Oxfordshire man is a new World Champion after representing Great Britain in the Triathlon (athlete with a disability race), in Vancouver, Canada on Saturday 7th June. It is his second medal wit...[full story]
Posted : 16/06/2008 22:20:31

Witney Neighbourhood Management Update - June
Neighbourhood Specialist Officer PC Duncan Johnson provides June’s update: “An issue that has come to light over the past month is the number of recorded incidents of criminal damage. Around 40 occ...[full story]
Posted : 14/06/2008 19:16:31

Hear Tales From The Hundred Years War At Moreton
Come to the Moreton Area Centre and hear local historian Tim Porter tell the tale of how 14th Century England drifted into the devastating Hundred Years War. The three nations involved – England, S...[full story]
Posted : 13/06/2008 20:44:26

Cheltenham Town Knife Amnesty
A knife amnesty has been launched by Police in Cheltenham Town Centre. The amnesty will take place from Friday 13th to Thursday 19th June, during which time anyone who wants to hand over their knif...[full story]
Posted : 12/06/2008 17:24:40

Prestigious orchestras head for Cheltenham
There is a real sense of occasion when attending the Cheltenham Concert Series in the grandeur of Cheltenham Town Hall. Ten magnificent concerts with prestigious orchestras including the Philharmonia...[full story]
Posted : 10/06/2008 13:47:42

Free Training For Fairford's Emergency Volunteers
Volunteer helpers in Fairford are set to receive free training to help them cope in an emergency. The 30 volunt...[full story]
Posted : 09/06/2008 20:56:30

Midsummer Start Date Announced For 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 ...[full story]
Posted : 04/06/2008 00:06:30

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. Bourton on the Water...[full story]
Posted : 04/06/2008 00:03:17

Bus services in Chipping Norton under review
People in the Charlbury and Chipping Norton areas are being asked to send opinions to their local parish and town councils as part of an Oxfordshire County Council review of the bus services it subsid...[full story]
Posted : 02/06/2008 15:28:49

More people in Cheltenham choose to re-use
Recycling at an all time high during national ‘Recycle Week’ As national Recycle Week begins on Sunday 1 June, it’s clear that people in Cheltenham are recycling more than ever before. Peopl...[full story]
Posted : 31/05/2008 12:19:50

Graffiti Sprayed On Church Doors In Cirencester
Police in Cirencester are calling for information after the doors of a church were sprayed with graffiti. The incident took place some time between 9.30pm on Wednesday, May 28th and 2.00am on Thurs...[full story]
Posted : 30/05/2008 16:23:53

Dog Fouling Fines On The Cards For Cotswolds
On-the-spot fines could be issued to dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets if new control orders are adopted by Cotswold District Council. Dog fouling was identified by residents and Tow...[full story]
Posted : 27/05/2008 18:07:13

New art with ancient echoes at Museum in the Park
The Museum in the Park is delighted to welcome artist Rosalind Sharples to show an exhibition of her paintings this June. Her work combines the ancient and the modern and is created using the centurie...[full story]
Posted : 23/05/2008 21:53:37

Cat's Eyes Vandalised in Bourton
Police in the Cotswolds are appealing for information after 35 sets of cat’s eyes were ripped out of the road on a section of the A429 in Bourton-on-the-Water. The incident occurred at around 2.50a...[full story]
Posted : 22/05/2008 21:15:52

Second Floor Fair Was a Resounding Success
The second Flood Protection Products Fair proved a big success after over 200 people flocked to Bourton-on-the-Water on Friday May 16th. The Fair – jointly hosted by Cotswold District Counci...[full story]
Posted : 20/05/2008 18:00:59

Be On Your Guard Against Bogus Charities
Residents have been warned to be on their guard from the threat of bogus callers and charity conmen targeting the Cotswolds. Cotswold District Council has become aware that an organisation c...[full story]
Posted : 20/05/2008 17:59:17

Corinium Museum Shows Off Several Surprises
Artefacts from three different eras in British history have been added to the vast collection at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester this spring...[full story]
Posted : 14/05/2008 16:02:55

Traditional Events In The Cotswolds
The summer is the best time of year to enjoy the age old traditions of the Cotswolds and so the Cotswolds Conservation Board, the organisation that exists to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds Area of...[full story]
Posted : 12/05/2008 23:02:36

Bourton on the Water To Host Second Flood Fair
It may seem that summer has come to the Cotswolds early, but people in Gloucestershire should still be prepared for the threat of flooding in the future. And Cotswold District Council has teamed u...[full story]
Posted : 12/05/2008 18:56:11

Sensational live entertainment this summer
An eclectic mix of live entertainment is on offer in the gorgeous surroundings of Cheltenham’s favourite venues this summer. Celebrated names in comedy include Simon Amstell, Russell Howard and Paul ...[full story]
Posted : 12/05/2008 13:43:12

Leader and Chairman Re-Elected At Cotswold
Cllr Lynden Stowe and Cllr Sheila Jeffery were re-elected Leader and Chairman of Cotswold District Council respectively at today’s Annual Meeting. (May 8th). Cllr Stowe, who is now in his third yea...[full story]
Posted : 09/05/2008 22:41:57

Cheltenham Police Rescue Man From Bridge
A Cheltenham man who intended to harm himself by jumping from the bridge over the Lower High Street, close to the Winston Churchill Memorial Gardens was rescued by Police on Monday evening. Officer...[full story]
Posted : 07/05/2008 17:32:52

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 Prim...[full story]
Posted : 06/05/2008 17:57:37

Helping 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 Co...[full story]
Posted : 30/04/2008 17:48:31

Welcome to the Cotswolds & Malverns line!
The Cotswolds & Malverns Transport Partnership launched its first-ever guide to the railway on-board a First Great Western high speed train on Wednesday this week, April 23. The train travelled fro...[full story]
Posted : 25/04/2008 10:33:39

Cotswold DC - No 'Merger' With Tewkesbury
Cotswold District Council has decided not to pursue the idea of sharing a management team with Tewkesbury Borough Council, it announced today. The two Councils began working in partnership a year ago...[full story]
Posted : 24/04/2008 20:17:51

Stay Active and Able At Cross-Cotswold Courses
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 sui...[full story]
Posted : 22/04/2008 21:45:37

Moreton to host energy advice session in May
Advice on energy saving during the spring and summer months – as well as a free energy-saving light bulb – will be the subject of a session at the Moreton Area Centre next month. Cotswold District ...[full story]
Posted : 21/04/2008 15:59:10

Cheltenham Police To Carry Alcohol-Testing Strips
Extra police equipped with alcohol-testing strips will help ensure everyone can enjoy Cheltenham's parks now warmer weather is on its way. Cheltenham Town Centre Safer Community Team officers will ...[full story]
Posted : 18/04/2008 16:33:51

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Posted : 17/04/2008 17:28:26

See The Sights And Stay Healthy - Cotswold Walks
A series of walks to help the public stay fit and explore the sights of the Cotswolds at the same time got going this month with the launch of ‘Catch A Bus and Walk’ scheme. The scheme, officially ...[full story]
Posted : 17/04/2008 14:32:56

Recycling Boost For North Cotswold Residents
Keen recyclers in the north Cotswolds have received a welcome boost from Council officials. Gloucestershire residents have been given official confirmation that they can use the Household Recycling...[full story]
Posted : 17/04/2008 14:31:06

Latest On Waste Service Via Council Postcards
Cotswold District Council is sending a postcard to every household in the District this week giving residents the latest information on its redesigned waste and recycling collection service. Delays...[full story]
Posted : 15/04/2008 13:12:50

Eartha Kitt at the HSBC Cheltenham Jazz Festival
In a change to the advertised programme the HSBC Cheltenham Jazz Festival is pleased to announce that Eartha Kitt will now perform in an additional concert on Monday 28th April. Both this and the sche...[full story]
Posted : 15/04/2008 11:10:07

Dragon Trail Event At Chedworth Roman Villa
St George is looking for Dragons! Try the quiz to track down these fearsome beasts! Admission - Normal Admission Charges Apply Booking Not Needed Scheduling Information 11 April 10am - 4.3...[full story]
Posted : 11/04/2008 21:53:47

Extending Cheltenham's international reach
Local representatives are invited to help shape Cheltenham's international future at a special event on Tuesday 22 April 2008, from 6-8pm at the town hall. With more opportunities than ever before ...[full story]
Posted : 11/04/2008 17:20:06

Weekly Waste Service To Start on April 21st
Cotswold District Council's new weekly charged-for garden waste collection service will start from Monday, 21st April, and food waste will also be collected across much of the District from that date....[full story]
Posted : 09/04/2008 17:34:04

Chipping Norton Theatre
Chipping Norton Theatre top beneficiary of latest Council arts grants Five arts organisations serving the West Oxfordshire community are being backed by grants jointly worth more than £54,0...[full story]
Posted : 04/04/2008 15:58:20

Imperial Gardens - a day of plants and planets
Imperial Gardens are to benefit from a variety of new plants and shrubs, at the same time as the statue to Gustav Holst is unveiled, all thanks to contributions from two former residents of the town. ...[full story]
Posted : 03/04/2008 12:24:35

Police and Community Meeting - Stroud
Residents of Stroud and Surround Areas Invited to Police and Community Meeting The next Police and Community Consultative Meeting for the Stroud Inspector Neighbourhood Area (INA) is being h...[full story]
Posted : 02/04/2008 14:44:09

Recycling Soars Under New Waste Service
Residents in and around three Cotswold villages are recycling more than ever before thanks to Cotswold District Council’s new waste collection service. Householders in the Birdlip, Cowley and Cober...[full story]
Posted : 02/04/2008 14:27:24

Keeping a watchful eye on the countryside
Thames Valley Police, in conjunction with the West Oxfordshire Safer Communities Partnership are re-launching Country Watch across West Oxfordshire on Thursday 17th April. The launch will take plac...[full story]
Posted : 31/03/2008 15:57:37

Don't Use Your New Bin Just Yet!
Cotswold residents who have recently received new grey wheeled bins have been reminded not to use them just yet. The new bins are to be used for the fortnightly collection of non-recyclable landfil...[full story]
Posted : 25/03/2008 16:36:25

Hundreds Take Part To Keep Cotswolds Clean
Litter-pickers across the Cotswolds are doing their bit this Spring to keep their towns and villages clean and tidy. Cotswold District Council’s annual 'Spring Clean' event allows a range of communit...[full story]
Posted : 20/03/2008 16:46:38

£2.5m Bid Made For Rural Development Funding
A bid for up to £2.5 million of EU and Government funding has been made to support new rural development projects in the Cotswolds and West and North Oxfordshire over the next six years. Cotswold D...[full story]
Posted : 18/03/2008 23:45:07

Runners Brave Weather At Sport Relief Miles
More than 600 runners did their best to raise some charity cash on Sunday when Cotswold District Council hosted four Sport Relief Mile events at its leisure centres around the District. Venues at C...[full story]
Posted : 18/03/2008 23:43:57

First Food Waste Collections In The Cotswolds
Cooked and uncooked food waste was collected for composting for the first time by Cotswold District Council's contractor SITA today (Tuesday, 11th March). Householders who live in and around the vi...[full story]
Posted : 12/03/2008 23:11:00

Free kids' pizzas at top Tetbury hotel
FREE kids' pizzas this summer as top UK child-friendly hotel gives guests a taste of Italy on the house. If you want to show the kids some rolling English countryside but still want a taste...[full story]
Posted : 12/03/2008 16:54:12

Cheltenham Races Cancelled
The Cheltenham races have been cancelled for today due to the extremely strong winds forecast. Police are therefore urging people not to go to the racecourse and advising those who have already beg...[full story]
Posted : 12/03/2008 09:35:53

Councillors Pledge To Help Young People
Children in schools across the Cotswolds have found a voice for their views through the 'Memorable Manifestos' of Councillors Paul Hodgkinson and Sally-Anne Morrissey. As part of Local Democracy We...[full story]
Posted : 10/03/2008 23:58:49

Sporting Boost For Young Flood Victims
Young flood victims are to get a boost in the shape of £15,000 worth of free sports coaching, thanks to Cotswold District Council. Youth Sport Development Officer Scott Burry made a successful appl...[full story]
Posted : 10/03/2008 23:57:12

Cotswold DC Donates £325 To Church Appeal
Cotswold District Council is to donate £325 to the appeal to restore Cirencester Parish Church after mistakenly charging on Sundays in one of its car parks. The Council charges from Monday to Satur...[full story]
Posted : 06/03/2008 20:35:21

Waste Roadshow To Travel The Cotswolds
A series of information roadshows are being held across the Cotswolds from next week to explain how and why Cotswold District Council’s waste and recycling service is changing. The first roadshows ...[full story]
Posted : 03/03/2008 17:53:36

New information kiosk for Chipping Norton
Information on local tourist accommodation, planning applications and West Oxfordshire District Council services in general is now more easily available in Chipping Norton, thanks to a new electronic ...[full story]
Posted : 29/02/2008 23:04:31

Parking Charges Change
Parking charges in Stroud District Council operated car parks are set to change from 1st April. Some will be slightly increased, but others will stay the same or even be reduced. Following a study of ...[full story]
Posted : 28/02/2008 12:01:54

Cotswold Motion Attacks Plans To Axe Post Offices
The Government's consultation process over Post Office closures is 'nothing more than a pre-determined sham', Cotswold District Council said today. A meeting of full Council passed a unanimous motion...[full story]
Posted : 26/02/2008 18:06:53

Cotswold Gets Council Tax Increate At 3.5%
Cotswold District Council today set its Council Tax for the coming financial year. A meeting of full Council agreed to add £4.64 to its share of the annual average bill (Band D), a 3.5% increase. ...[full story]
Posted : 26/02/2008 18:01:16

Store Your Cycle Safely In Moreton This Month
A tool to put a brake on the number of bike thefts across the North Cotswolds has been installed in Moreton in Marsh town centre this week. A brand new cycle rack has been placed in the Nort...[full story]
Posted : 26/02/2008 17:59:14

City Life Through A Lens At The Corinium Museum
A personal insight into daily life in cities around the world goes on show at new photographic exhibition at the Corinium Museum this Spring. 'City Break' is a selection of photos from Mick Maslen...[full story]
Posted : 26/02/2008 17:57:36

Are you moving to the Country?
Channel four are making a landmark series about our national passion for property and how shifting patterns of home ownership have changed Britain socially and economically over the past hundred years...[full story]
Posted : 25/02/2008 17:15:10

Don't let the grass grow under your feet
Don't let the grass grow under your feet! That is the message being given to gardeners by Cotswold District Council ahead of the new waste and recycling collection service. The Council's current free...[full story]
Posted : 22/02/2008 22:42:07

Stores gear up for new food waste service
A network of local retailers has been set up in the Cotswolds to sell compostable liners which will be suitable for use under the District's new food waste collection service. The weekly collectio...[full story]
Posted : 22/02/2008 22:39:30

Go the extra mile for charity at Bourton
Cotswold Leisure Bourton will do its bit for charity next month when it hosts the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile. Manager Jo Whitfield is calling runners of all abilities to come along to centre, in...[full story]
Posted : 22/02/2008 22:37:38

Road safety check beats the weather
Thames Valley Police, working in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council (OCC), stopped over 30 people as part of seatbelt and mobile phone checks in Chipping Norton. A speed check was ...[full story]
Posted : 21/02/2008 19:09:51

Cotswold DC Publishes First Phase Of Flood Review
The 20 Cotswold towns and villages most affected by the 2007 floods have been identified in the first phase of the District Council's review of last summer's events. The Council appointed Hyder Con...[full story]
Posted : 21/02/2008 19:07:42

Cotswold DC Helps Flood-Hit Towns Fight Back
Cotswold District Council has handed out almost £30,000 this week to help towns and parishes to be better prepared for future emergencies. Six towns around the District were awarded resilience gran...[full story]
Posted : 21/02/2008 19:04:57

From Festival Hall to Town Hall
Around the world performer, Wu Quin to perform in Cheltenham The 23-year-old pianist Wu Qian has performed in many of the most prestigious concert venues around the world. Last month she performed...[full story]
Posted : 19/02/2008 19:57:05

Auction of promises
Bid at local auction and surprise Mum with a signed Chelsea FC football! Friends of Crudwell School are holding an Auction of Promises on the eve of Mothering Sunday with over 40 exciting l...[full story]
Posted : 19/02/2008 17:36:44

Cotswold Leisure Centre Set To Re-Open
Leisure Centre To Re-Open With Weekend Of Fun Cotswold Leisure, Cirencester is ready to re-open its doors with an open weekend of fun activities for all the family on Saturday 1st and Sunday...[full story]
Posted : 15/02/2008 15:01:04

Roll-Out Of New Cotswold Waste Service
The roll-out of Cotswold District Council's new waste and recycling service has begun in earnest. People who live in and around the three villages of Birdlip, Cowley and Coberley will be the first ...[full story]
Posted : 12/02/2008 20:12:55

Water Park Vacancy on District Council
Cotswold District Council has a vacancy for a Councillor to represent its Water Park ward, following the recent resignation of Judith Aram. Mrs Aram was elected to the Council at the May 2007 elect...[full story]
Posted : 05/02/2008 13:04:55

Cotswold DC Pledges To Tackle Climate Change
Cotswold District Councillors have pledged to take action on climate change after a motion to Council received unanimous support. A meeting of full Council agreed to sign up to the Nottingham Decla...[full story]
Posted : 05/02/2008 13:03:01

Woodstock Neighbourhood Management Update
February 2008 Neighbourhood Specialist Officer PC Richard Conner reports on this month's update: “PCSO Tina Townshend has now joined the team so you will see her out with PCSO Phil Workman getti...[full story]
Posted : 04/02/2008 13:32:17

Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Management Update
Sgt Rosemary Dilsaver brings this month’s update: Neighbourhood News “As some of you may be aware the community safety workshop due to be held at Chipping Norton School on Thursday 24 January was ...[full story]
Posted : 04/02/2008 13:25:20

The Theatre Chipping Norton
The Theatre Chipping Norton – withdrawal of Arts Council funding West Oxfordshire District Council Leader, Cllr Barry Norton said “It is clear that the Arts Council have taken absolutely no...[full story]
Posted : 01/02/2008 18:34:35

Cotswold DC Sets £10M Budget For 2008/09
Cotswold District Council's share of the Council Tax bill is set to rise by 3.5% - or just under 9p per week - it was agreed today. A meeting of full Council set the authority's net budget for 2008...[full story]
Posted : 29/01/2008 18:59:55

Cotswold DC Joins Crackdown On Council Tax Fraud
Cotswold District Council is joining a national crackdown to ensure residents are not wrongly claiming Council Tax discounts. All local authorities are required by law to take part in the Governmen...[full story]
Posted : 28/01/2008 18:34:27

Medieval Monarch Talks To Take Place In Stow
The life and legend of controversial English monarch King Edward II will be the subject of a series of afternoon lectures in Stow in the Wold next month. Local historian Tim Porter will visit Sto...[full story]
Posted : 24/01/2008 12:41:10

'No issues' reflect residents' satisfaction
The Chipping Norton community safety workshop due to be held at Chipping Norton School on Thursday (24/01) has been cancelled as only ten local residents booked to attend. This is despite the workshop...[full story]
Posted : 24/01/2008 11:13:09

Residents to have say in Water Park's future
People living within the Cotswold Water Park are being invited to comment on plans for its future during a six-week public consultation. Commissioned by the Cotswold Water Park Joint Committee, whi...[full story]
Posted : 23/01/2008 15:41:04

Silver Command Press Release
Reassurance Following Latest Weather Update - 5pm Friday 18 Jan Gloucestershire residents should feel reassured about the immediate threat of flooding but remain vigilant following the lates...[full story]
Posted : 19/01/2008 14:09:47

Step Into History With Corinium Museum Shoe Show
A month-long exhibition which looks at historic shoes and footwear fairytales will open at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester on Sunday January 20th. 'Cinderella Shoes' will showcase 200-year-old sil...[full story]
Posted : 15/01/2008 21:47:08

Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Management Update
Sgt Rosemary Dilsaver brings this month's update: Neighbourhood News “Residents in Chipping Norton and the surrounding villages are invited to a workshop to identify how local community saf...[full story]
Posted : 14/01/2008 21:11:21

Have your say on how Chippy issues are tackled
Residents in Chipping Norton and the surrounding villages are invited to a workshop to identify how local community safety issues can be tackled. A public community safety event will take place on ...[full story]
Posted : 14/01/2008 17:31:15

Search For Potential Housing Land In The Cotswolds
Cotswold residents are being asked to identify potential housing land in the District. Cotswold District Council will be carrying out an assessment of possible sites during the first half of 2008, ...[full story]
Posted : 11/01/2008 11:29:58

Clean Up Your Act, Urge Council's Water Watchers
Litter louts are being urged to clean up their act by Cotswold District Council's new waste watchers. Caroline Ballinger and Claire Blizzard were astonished by the amount of rubbish they found dum...[full story]
Posted : 10/01/2008 12:11:28

Inspections will make cemeteries a safer place
Following advice to all local authorities, Cheltenham Borough Council will be beginning a rolling programme of memorial safety inspections at Charlton Kings and Bouncers Lane cemeteries next month. T...[full story]
Posted : 09/01/2008 08:46:09

Volunter Staff Happy In Their New Home
Staff at the North Cotswold Voluntary Help Centre will continue to play a crucial role in Moreton in Marsh in 2008, thanks to a helping hand from Cotswold District Council. The High Street branch o...[full story]
Posted : 09/01/2008 08:44:08

Council Seeks Local Views On Dog Controls
Dogs could be subject to stronger controls in the Cotswolds later this year following the outcome of the current public consultation by the District Council. The Council is considering adopting new...[full story]
Posted : 06/01/2008 14:08:33

Residents recycle a Christmas cardboard mountain
Keen environmentalists in the Cotswolds have been recycling unprecedented amounts of card and cardboard over the Christmas period. There are now eight large cardboard recycling containers sited acr...[full story]
Posted : 03/01/2008 11:22:41

Cardboard Recycling Bank Comes To Bourton
Householders in Bourton-on-the-Water can look forward to a greener New Year thanks to the expansion of recycling facilities in the town. Cotswold District Council has added a cardboard recycling ba...[full story]
Posted : 21/12/2007 15:55:35

Keep Warm This Winter With Advice At Moreton
How to keep warm in the height of winter will be the advice on offer – along with a free energy-saving light-bulb - at the Moreton Area Centre next month. Cotswold District Council staff at the Hi...[full story]
Posted : 18/12/2007 09:39:51

New Wardens Urge Cotswolds To Tree-Cycle
Caroline Ballinger and Claire Blizzard are dreaming of a clean, green Christmas. Cotswold District Council's two new Environmental Wardens are urging householders to recycle as much of their waste ...[full story]
Posted : 14/12/2007 11:33:43

Cotswold District Council Reviews Parking Charges
New pay-and-display parking charges in the Cotswolds are being proposed for the first time in four years from April 1st 2008. The District Council plans to freeze the half-hour charge at its pay-and-...[full story]
Posted : 13/12/2007 19:18:52

Cotswold DC Sets Date For Winstone By-Election
A by-election to fill the vacancy for Winstone Parish Council is due to take place on Thursday January 31st, 2008. Anyone wishing to stand as a candidate must complete a nomination form which must ...[full story]
Posted : 12/12/2007 10:34:19

Cotswold DC Sets Date For Winstone By-Election
A by-election to fill the vacancy for Winstone Parish Council is due to take place on Thursday January 31st, 2008. Anyone wishing to stand as a candidate must complete a nomination form which must ...[full story]
Posted : 12/12/2007 10:33:54

Shop Safely This Festive Season in Cheltenham
Cheltenham Town Centre's Safer Community Team is hoping to keep the festive spirit alive by reducing crime over Christmas. As people busy themselves in a packed out Cheltenham buying lots of wonde...[full story]
Posted : 12/12/2007 10:27:16

Public consultation on Chippy Air Quality Plan
West Oxfordshire District Council’s Cabinet has agreed a draft Air Quality Action Plan for Chipping Norton. The Plan will go out to public consultation in January 2008. The Action Plan addresses ...[full story]
Posted : 11/12/2007 22:39:00

Fatal collision – near Burford
Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision on the A361 near the Kencot and Holwell junction (near Cotswold Wildlife Park). At around 11.40pm last night (6th December) emergency services ...[full story]
Posted : 07/12/2007 14:47:10

Flood relief in sight for Witney development
The end of flooding problems may well be in sight for residents of Queen Emma's Dyke, Ducklington Lane, Witney. The development, built by Pye Ho...[full story]
Posted : 07/12/2007 14:07:59

Police Attend RTC In Bourton-on-the Water
At approximately 7.43am, Wednesday December 5th, police were called to a Road Traffic Collision on Stow Road, Bourton-on-the-Water. The incident involved a bus and a white Renault Kangoo van. ...[full story]
Posted : 05/12/2007 13:41:56

Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Management Update –
Sgt Rosemary Dilsaver brings this month's update: Chipping Norton “There have been a number of high profile incidents that have occurred in the town centre over recent weeks that have concerne...[full story]
Posted : 03/12/2007 15:33:48

Cotswold Way founder calls it a day
The founder of the Cotswold Way, which stretches from Chipping Campden to Bath, is to step down after 58 years' service to walkers reports The Cotswold Journal. Tony Drake, who was awarded an MBE ...[full story]
Posted : 03/12/2007 11:38:50

New Year, New Courses at Moreton
Come along to the Moreton Area Centre in the New Year and pick up a wide range of new skills, from online shopping tips to writing TV-style scripts. The Cotswold District Council centre in the Hig...[full story]
Posted : 01/12/2007 22:06:45

Community Safety Week To Focus On Young People
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 aroun...[full story]
Posted : 01/12/2007 22:02:51

Festive Waste and Recycling Dates For Cotswolds
Eat, drink, and be merry – and then recycle all your empty cans and bottles. That is the message to householders in the Cotswolds this Christmas and New Year. Cotswold District Council and its c...[full story]
Posted : 29/11/2007 18:17:56

Dates Set For Fairford By-Election
The by-election to fill two vacancies for the Fairford ward of Fairford Town Council is due to take place on Thursday, December 13th, 2007. The candidates at the election are: JONES, Suza...[full story]
Posted : 29/11/2007 18:13:55

Cotswold D.C. To Re-Issue Kemble Notice
A planning inquiry regarding uncontrolled general flying activities at Kemble airfield has been closed by the Planning Inspector after Cotswold District Council withdrew its enforcement notice. The...[full story]
Posted : 28/11/2007 15:08:29

Appeal For Witnesses To Collision near Tetbury
At approximately 3.45am on Sunday November 25 police attended a two vehicle road traffic collision on the A433 between Tetbury and Doughton. The collision involved a Landrover Freelander and a mi...[full story]
Posted : 26/11/2007 16:16:03

County Smoke-Free Levels Among Highest in England
Recent figures suggest Gloucestershire has one of the highest levels of smokefree compliance anywhere in the country. The figures submitted from all six local authorities in Gloucestershire show an...[full story]
Posted : 23/11/2007 22:02:05

Cotswold DC Unveils Flood Recovery Grant Plans
More than £540,000 will be spent by Cotswold District Council on helping to protect the District against future floods, it has been announced. The Council's Cabinet has agreed to spend the majority...[full story]
Posted : 20/11/2007 16:45:00

Cotswolds-based CTDM - Press Release
Cotswolds-based management consultancy CTDM Ltd re-homes Housing Trust Following the formation of the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust in June 2006, the search for new premises for the newly ...[full story]
Posted : 20/11/2007 17:34:07

Chipping Norton NAG holds open evening
The Chipping Norton Area Neighbourhood Action Group will be holding an open evening for any volunteers interested in joining the group. The meeting will take place on Tuesday 4th December at 7.30p...[full story]
Posted : 19/11/2007 21:39:05

Waste Film To Explain Cotswold DC's New Service
A short film explaining how and why the waste service for Cotswold residents will be changing next year has been made by the District Council. The new service, which is due to be introduced in phas...[full story]
Posted : 15/11/2007 18:25:19

Pudsey To Visit Corinium Museum - Children In Need
The new-look Pudsey bear will be getting his paws on the past when he pops into the Corinium Museum as part of this year's BBC Children in Need Appeal on Friday, November 16th. Pudsey will be visit...[full story]
Posted : 15/11/2007 18:18:49

Feel Safe And Sound With Cotswold Run Classes
A special scheme set up by Cotswold District Council to help older people get fit and feel more confident is proving a new lease of life for many. Active and Able was first launched in Autumn 2005...[full story]
Posted : 15/11/2007 18:17:17

“Dinner on the house” - a gift from The Priory
The Priory Inn offers all hotel guests dinner on them during January 2008 The Priory Inn, Tetbury - the family friendly gastro-inn in the heart of the Cotswolds, and winner of five industry...[full story]
Posted : 14/11/2007 14:38:54

Locking out the distraction burglar
Residents in Burford can learn how to beat the bogus caller on Wednesday 21st November. From 9.30am to 1.30pm Thames Valley Police will be providing advice on how to deal with suspicious callers. I...[full story]
Posted : 12/11/2007 14:54:03

Residents Warned About Credit Card Scam
Residents and hoteliers in the Cotswolds and Stroud are being warned about a phone scam where members of the public are tricked into handing over their bank details. Police have been made aware th...[full story]
Posted : 09/11/2007 17:22:34

Gold Hoard Comes To The Cotswolds
A hoard of valuable Bronze Age gold is in the Cotswolds for good after a 3,000 year old collection went on show at the Corinium M...[full story]
Posted : 09/11/2007 16:51:42

Pet Owners Urged To Chip Their Animals
Gloucestershire Constabulary, in conjunction with Cheltenham Animal Shelter, is encouraging pet owners in the North Cotswolds to support a micro-chip scheme in the area. Owners of cats and dogs ar...[full story]
Posted : 09/11/2007 16:37:00

Christmassy Crudwell offers double Christmas treat
The Christmassy village of Crudwell has both a Festive Craft Fayre and Bingo on offer this Christmas! All eyes down for Christmas Bingo on Thursday 22nd November at 7.30pm. This event is being he...[full story]
Posted : 09/11/2007 10:46:09

Positive Response To Council's Questionnaire
Thousands of residents have already responded to Cotswold District Council's questionnaire about forthcoming changes to their waste and recycling service. Every household in the District received a...[full story]
Posted : 07/11/2007 00:14:18

Community Safety Action Plan established
A stakeholders meeting, chaired by local MP David Cameron, has produced an 18-point action plan for combating crime and disorder and improving police visibility in Chipping Norton. The meeting on F...[full story]
Posted : 05/11/2007 13:16:28

Cotswold DC Sets Date For Fairford By-Election
A by-election to fill the vacancies for Fairford Town Council of Cotswold District Council is due to take place on Thursday 13th December 2007. The by-election has been called following the resigna...[full story]
Posted : 02/11/2007 19:11:17

Waste Team On The Road
Changes to the Cotswolds' waste and recycling service will be explained at a series of roadshows across the District starting next week. The dates and venues are: Monday, 5th November: Brewery C...[full story]
Posted : 30/10/2007 21:58:10

Priory Inn Wins Another Award
The Priory Inn's 2006 success is repeated in 2007 with yet another Taste of The West award! The Priory Inn, Tetbury, the family friendly gastro-inn in the heart of the Cotswolds, has been h...[full story]
Posted : 30/10/2007 12:13:01

Council In Plea To Save Cotswold Post Offices
A bid to lighten the blow of potential post office closures in the Cotswolds has been put forward by Cotswold District Council this week. During November, Post Office Ltd will be considering which,...[full story]
Posted : 26/10/2007 17:54:09

Cotswold DC Offers Pay-out For Flood Victims
Cotswold residents who were forced to move upstairs or into a caravan after the July floods are being urged to get in touch with the District Council to apply for a payment from its recovery grant fun...[full story]
Posted : 26/10/2007 08:57:10

Firefighters Find Body At Blaze In Hampnett
Firefighters working to extinguish a blaze at a private address in Hampnett, near Northleach, have discovered a body. Fire officers were called to the fire at Hampnett Manor shortly before 11.50pm...[full story]
Posted : 25/10/2007 15:20:56

North Cotswolds Residents To Have Their Say
Residents in the North Cotswolds are invited to come and have their say at the next Police Community Consultative Meeting. The meeting will be held at The Baptist School Room, Station Road, Bourto...[full story]
Posted : 24/10/2007 09:47:02

Watch Out For Workers Dumping Garden Waste
If you are employing a gardener or odd job man to prune your tree or hedge this autumn, make sure they are disposing of the waste responsibly. That's the message from Cotswold District Council, whi...[full story]
Posted : 23/10/2007 22:35:25

Classic Pottery Comes To Corinium Museum
Go potty over pottery at the Corinium Museum this winter and come and feast your eyes on a wide range of family wares. The Eeles Family Pottery exhibition will be on display at the Park Street muse...[full story]
Posted : 22/10/2007 19:04:29

Damage Worth £15,000 Caused to Cars
Police are appealing for information following an incident during which seven cars were damaged at a garage in Tetbury. The incident took place at the premises in London Road between 8pm on Thursd...[full story]
Posted : 22/10/2007 11:56:06

Appeal After £11,000 Worth Of Fireworks Stolen
Police are appealing for information after more than £11,000 worth of fireworks were stolen near Stroud. The incident happened at Fireworks Factors International trading unit in Aston Down sometim...[full story]
Posted : 22/10/2007 11:55:23

Dark Tales Of Gloucestershire
Hanged men, witches, sea serpents and drunken fairies are to be found at the Museum in the Park and Thistledown Environmental Centre when Spaniel In the Works Theatre Company performs its new show Dar...[full story]
Posted : 19/10/2007 00:59:14

Get Your Festive Goodies At Good Cause Stalls
Fill up with festive cheer this Christmas and help Cotswold District Council staff donate to good causes with trips to two charity card shops opening this month. Council staff will host two 'Cards...[full story]
Posted : 18/10/2007 15:05:10

Roundabout Plans To Be Resubmitted By Council
Planning applications to display sponsorship signs at three Cirencester roundabouts will be withdrawn and resubmitted following their refusal, Cotswold District Council said today. The Counc...[full story]
Posted : 18/10/2007 15:02:07

Deadline Looming Large For Flooding Fund Relief
Time is running out for residents in the Cotswolds to get their bids into a county-wide flood charity - as the deadline date for applications is October 31st. Since being set up on August 7th, the...[full story]
Posted : 18/10/2007 15:00:42

Cotswold Residents To Receive Info On Waste Plans
Every resident of the Cotswold District will soon receive information about forthcoming changes to their waste and recycling collection service.

Letters and leaflets are being posted out followi...[full story]
Posted : 18/10/2007 14:59:13

Three More Bottle Banks At Sites In The Cotswolds
Recycling facilities in the Cotswolds have been boosted with the introduction of three new plastic bottle recycling banks. The new containers, which are for the collection of all types of plastic b...[full story]
Posted : 16/10/2007 11:08:15

Cabinet gives green light to waste proposals
Wide-ranging plans to improve the waste and recycling service in the Cotswolds were given the green light on Thursday, 11th October. The proposals, which include the introduction of a weekly collec...[full story]
Posted : 12/10/2007 09:58:14

Deadline looms for survey of flood-hit homes
Flood-hit homes and businesses in the Cotswolds are being urged to fill in a District Council survey form by October 22nd – if they have not already done so. Together with other local authorities, ...[full story]
Posted : 09/10/2007 17:34:13

Cheltenham parks fly the green flag
Hatherley Park and Naunton Park have each been re-awarded a prestigious Green Flag Award. The Green Flag Award is given annually to parks that have reached a national standard for parks and open space...[full story]
Posted : 09/10/2007 12:12:47

Cotswold DC gears up for parking handover
More parking attendants will be visible on Cotswold streets when the District Council takes over responsibility for on-street parking enforcement on November 5th. The move, known as Civil Parking E...[full story]
Posted : 08/10/2007 16:05:37

Cardboard recycling comes to Fairford
Cardboard recycling facilities have been introduced in Fairford as part of Cotswold District Council's drive to increase recycling rates and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. A cardboard...[full story]
Posted : 08/10/2007 16:04:08

Real Food and Drink Weekend - Priory Inn
Recently produced, Environmentally sound, Appetising and Local! It's the "REAL Food and Drink Weekend", at The Priory Inn, Tetbury. The Priory Inn is offering REAL food weekends this winter,...[full story]
Posted : 08/10/2007 13:57:59

Toilets revamped and ready for use!
Major refurbishment work on the town centre toilets in Chipping Norton is now complete and they will be open to the public on Monday 8th October. The new modern facilities include self-contained c...[full story]
Posted : 05/10/2007 13:37:57

Master Mosaic Making A Corinium Museum
Design and make a beautiful mosaic at this exciting day school for adults, taking place at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, on Tuesday 30th October. Using the stunning Roman mosaics at the Museum ...[full story]
Posted : 05/10/2007 10:57:48

Waste Service Redesign Proposals In Cotswolds
The weekly collection of food waste for composting is at the heart of proposals to increase recycling rates and reduce landfill waste in the Cotswolds. A report recommending wide-ranging changes to...[full story]
Posted : 04/10/2007 10:28:26

Landlords welcome to annual expo event
An annual event to help landlords understand their rights and responsibilities will take place in Gloucester in October. The Gloucestershire Landlords Expo 2007, which takes place on Tuesday Octob...[full story]
Posted : 01/10/2007 20:26:23

Police Appeal - Suspicious Incident In Northleach
Police in Cheltenham are appealing for information after a suspicious incident in Northleach. The incident happened at around 7.30pm yesterday, Thursday September 27, at the property of a 70-year-...[full story]
Posted : 28/09/2007 16:25:40

Villages Go Green With Plastic Bottle Banks
New recycling banks for plastic bottles have been introduced in two more Cotswold villages this week. A large container has been sited at Didmarton Village Hall and a smaller 'igloo' style facility...[full story]
Posted : 26/09/2007 22:40:59

Tetbury Goes Green Witney Weekend Swap Shop
Unwanted items ranging from books to bicycles were exchanged for free at a Swap Shop in Tetbury. The event, held on September 22, was organised by Cotswold District Council as part of its dr...[full story]
Posted : 26/09/2007 22:39:51

Police Team Up With Local Youth Project
Police Team Up With Local Youth Project To Kick Off New Initative In Stroud Officers from the Cotswold and Stroud Division are kicking off a new initiative to strengthen relationships with y...[full story]
Posted : 25/09/2007 18:40:10

Trio Of Trips Back In Time At Cotswold Centres
A trio of trips back in time are on offer around the Cotswolds in October when the Corinium Museum hosts hands-on history sessions at Stow, Fairford and Moreton. The first fun-filled event, all run...[full story]
Posted : 25/09/2007 18:38:36

Police Appeal After Distraction Burglary
Police in the Cotswolds are appealing for the public's help in tracing a man who posed as a utility worker to trick his way into the home of a 94-year-old bedridden woman. The man gained entry int...[full story]
Posted : 25/09/2007 09:02:26

Homeowners Urged To Review Security
Homeowners Urged To Review Security Now Before the Clocks Go Back Police in the Cotswolds and Stroud Division are warning householders to take stock of their home security before the clocks ...[full story]
Posted : 24/09/2007 09:15:02

Lottery funding brings restoration one step closer
Cheltenham Borough Council has just been awarded a project planning grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund of £49,800. The grant will be used to prepare a major bid t...[full story]
Posted : 20/09/2007 22:09:04

Tudor tales of brilliant buildings at Moreton
During the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII, Medieval buildings came into their finest architectural era - and now you can join popular lecturer Tim Porter for two fascinating talks on the 'Building...[full story]
Posted : 20/09/2007 13:45:18

Tales of death and disease in Olde England
Historian Tim Porter makes a welcome return to Cirencester's Corinium Museum to give a series of three lectures focusing on 14th century England – the time of the dreaded disease Black Death. Come alo...[full story]
Posted : 20/09/2007 13:43:22

Mayor to host Cheltenham in Bloom prize giving
Cheltenham in Bloom winners are looking forward to receiving their awards this evening at the annual prize giving ceremony, hosted by Mayor of Cheltenham, councillor John Rawson. Colourful hanging ...[full story]
Posted : 13/09/2007 11:31:46

Recycling is in the bag for shop visitors
Hundreds of free reusable jute shopping bags were handed out to visitors at the Moreton Fire Service College Open Day. Recycling advice and information was given out by Cotswold District Council of...[full story]
Posted : 12/09/2007 14:25:20

Cotswold Residents Warned to Look Out for Red Van
Police in the Cotswolds and Stroud Division are urging homeowners to be on the lookout for a red Ford Transit van after the vehicle was used in a number of incidents. The vehicle, registration M33...[full story]
Posted : 12/09/2007 12:25:26

Chats And Costumes At Cotswold Libraries
Meet local costume expert, Shelagh Lovett Turner, at two informal 'talks with tea' and view some of her huge collection of historical costume. The first of the talks, 'How it All Began…..', takes...[full story]
Posted : 12/09/2007 11:27:21

Step back in time with Museum history lesson
Local historian David Viner examines "Cirencester through Artists' Eyes", on Thursday 27th September, at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester. He will present a fascinating view of the social history o...[full story]
Posted : 12/09/2007 11:24:19

Criminal Damage–Rollright Stones, Chipping Norton
Police are appealing for the public to help catch the vandals who have caused criminal damage to the Rollright Stones and stole money from the warden's hut at the site. Between 5.30pm on Saturday ...[full story]
Posted : 10/09/2007 21:08:07

Glos. NHS Trust adopts Blood Tracking Solution
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the latest UK NHS trust to commit to MSoft's Blood tracking solution to provide accountability for all transfusions performed by the Trust which serve...[full story]
Posted : 10/09/2007 12:42:21

Swap 'til you drop - and help cut waste!
Residents in the Tetbury area are being urged to swap till they drop in a bid to reduce waste. A Swap Shop is being held at Cotswold Leisure, Tetbury, on Saturday, 22nd September, as part of a week...[full story]
Posted : 04/09/2007 22:24:02

Tetbury Weekend Of Free Fun For All The Family
Cotswold Leisure Tetbury will throw open its doors later this month when it hosts a free weekend full of fun activities. The 'Check it Out' open weekend runs from Friday 21 September to Sunday 23 ...[full story]
Posted : 04/09/2007 22:20:10

Cheltenham Residents Invited To Have Their Say
Cheltenham Town Centre Residents Invited To Have Their Say People who live in the Cheltenham Town Centre Inspector Neighbour Area (INA) are invited to have their say at the next Police Commu...[full story]
Posted : 03/09/2007 17:06:45

Man Dies in Collision near Tetbury
At approximately 6.10am today (Monday September 3rd) police received reports of a road traffic collision on the A433 at Culkerton, near the Rodmarton turn off. The incident involved a green Rover ...[full story]
Posted : 03/09/2007 16:57:56

Cotswold Leisure Centre Due To Re-Open Early 2008
Cotswold District Council said yesterday (31 August) that despite severe flood damage, the Cotswold Leisure Centre in Cirencester should be open early next year. The Council, supported by its insur...[full story]
Posted : 01/09/2007 12:41:17

Man Dies After Crash on A417
A man has died following a road traffic collision on the A417 near Ampney Crucis. The crash, between a blue Renault Clio and a pushbike, occurred shortly before 9.10am near the turning for Driffie...[full story]
Posted : 29/08/2007 13:36:18

Jewellery Shop Burgled in Bourton-on-the-Water
Police are appealing to the public for information after thieves burgled a jewellery shop in Bourton on the Water during the early hours of Tuesday August 28yj. Between 12am and 12.05am unknown of...[full story]
Posted : 28/08/2007 16:05:31

Man, 35, Seriously Assaulted in Moreton-in-Marsh
Police in Moreton in Marsh are appealing for help in tracing offenders who seriously assaulted a man in the town during the early hours of Sunday August 26th. The victim, a 35 year-old local man, ...[full story]
Posted : 28/08/2007 10:28:10

Cancellation of Meningitis Trust event - Notgrove
It is with deep regret that the Meningitis Trust has to announce the cancellation of our forthcoming Horses for Causes charity fun ride planned for Sunday September 9th at Notgrove Estate, near Chelte...[full story]
Posted : 27/08/2007 22:30:30

Cotswold's Grant Aid For Vunerable Flood Victims
Urgent help for vulnerable victims of the July floods will be the first priority for a share of the £600,000 recovery grant awarded to the Cotswolds. Cotswold District Council Cabinet members discu...[full story]
Posted : 24/08/2007 16:37:38

Artists' balancing act at Corinium Museum
The work of two very different Gloucestershire artists comes under the spotlight in a new exhibition at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester from September 8th to October 27th. Working Artists – a Ques...[full story]
Posted : 24/08/2007 12:04:39

Don't lose your vote
Cotswold District Council is carrying out its annual update of the register of electors by issuing a form to every home in the District over the next two weeks. If the details on the form have not ...[full story]
Posted : 24/08/2007 11:59:16

Fitness classes return to Cirencester
Fitness classes run by Cotswold District Council's leisure team are returning to Cirencester - thanks to Kingshill School. The school has kindly agreed to open up its facilities to accommodate a sk...[full story]
Posted : 24/08/2007 11:26:06

Appeal for Information on Bowling Centre Break In
At approximately 12.30am on Sunday August 16th offenders broke into the bowling centre in Wymans Lane, Cheltenham. The offenders are b...[full story]
Posted : 23/08/2007 15:25:09

Future Management Of Stow Fair
Issues surrounding Stow Fair were discussed by Cotswold District Council at its meeting on July 31st. Council agreed to undertake one final attempt at negotiation, with the police in attendance, wi...[full story]
Posted : 21/08/2007 16:46:58

Kayaks Stolen from Lechlade Sailing Club
Police are appealing for help in tracing offenders who stole two kayaks from a sailing club in Lechlade. The craft, which are worth £300 each, were stolen from the Bowmoor Sailing Club between Aug...[full story]
Posted : 21/08/2007 11:41:42

Minister to visit Cheltenham
Minister will visit Cheltenham to discuss night time safety Ben Bradshaw MP, minister of state in the department of health, will be visiting Cheltenham Borough Council tomorrow to discuss ...[full story]
Posted : 20/08/2007 18:40:15

Deadline for flood-damaged furniture collections
Flood victims who would like damaged furniture collected free of charge are urged to contact Cotswold District Council by August 31st 2007. The Council has announced the deadline for the widely-use...[full story]
Posted : 20/08/2007 17:52:22

Fatal Collision – A40 Burford to Cheltenham
Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision on the A40 near Burford, on Friday (17/8) at around 1.50am. A white Mercedes-Be...[full story]
Posted : 20/08/2007 12:14:17

After the floods: One month on in the Cotswolds
One month after the floods that hit Gloucestershire on July 20th, Cotswold District Council is still dealing with the aftermath and counting the cost. A door-to-door survey carried out by Council s...[full story]
Posted : 20/08/2007 11:30:12

Cheltenham Residents Warned Of Card Scanners
Residents in Cheltenham are being urged to be vigilant after a card scanner was found on a cash machine in the town during the night of Thursday August 16th. The device was found by a member of th...[full story]
Posted : 17/08/2007 21:05:15

Government Funding For Flood Hit Areas
Press Release Issued by the Department for Communities & Local Government Communities Secretary Hazel Blears has announced that 36 local authorities affected by the July floods will receive...[full story]
Posted : 17/08/2007 13:15:34

Woman Dies After Falling from Bridge on to A419
Police are investigating the death of a 19 year-old woman who fell from a road bridge on to the carriageway of the A417, near Cirencester, in t...[full story]
Posted : 17/08/2007 12:47:42

Museum Clock Restored
One of Stroud District Museum's time-keeping treasures has been restored to working order and returned to permanent display at the Museum in the Park, Stroud. The clock was made in Bristol in about...[full story]
Posted : 15/08/2007 14:54:44

Music premiere set for Chipping Norton
A brand new bi-lingual musical piece created by West Oxfordshire school children working in collaboration with contemporaries from Breteuil in Normandy, has its first public performance on Monday 20th...[full story]
Posted : 15/08/2007 14:18:44

Ewe won't believe your eyes!
A life-size flock of fibre glass sheep will be the main attraction at a five day event hosted by Cheltenham Borough Council's green environment team. The sheep, on loan from the Forest of Dean, are...[full story]
Posted : 15/08/2007 13:58:53

Woman Dies After Crash Near Ampney Crucis
At approximately 6.15pm on Tuesday August 14th a two vehicle road traffic collision occurred on the A417 at Ampney Crucis. The collision involved a black Toyota Land Cruiser and a green Citroen Sa...[full story]
Posted : 15/08/2007 11:44:17

Tourism recovery package for Gloucestershire
Press Release issued by Gloucestershire County Council With the flood water receding and the weather finally cheering up, Gloucestershire’s tourist attractions are open for business. Images of f...[full story]
Posted : 14/08/2007 13:51:33

Rising death toll on roads leads to campaign
A new type of safety strategy is being launched to try and cut the numbed of fatal accidents on Gloucestershire's busiest roads. The Route Aware Campaign will target a specific road, the A40, and w...[full story]
Posted : 10/08/2007 13:26:33

Cheltenham Borough Homes hosts picnics for tenants
For the second year running, Cheltenham Borough Homes is organising picnics in 5 of their neighbourhoods. Due to the success of last year's picnics, families of Cheltenham Borough Council's tenant...[full story]
Posted : 09/08/2007 10:33:43

Survey of flood-hit homes
Gloucestershire Councils join forces to survey flood-hit homes A door-to-door survey of flood-hit homes in Gloucestershire is being carried out by a taskforce of staff from the county's six ...[full story]
Posted : 08/08/2007 18:44:21

Council Tax / Business Rate Relief After Flooding
People forced to move out of their homes or businesses by the floods may be granted council tax or business rate relief by Cotswold District Council. For empty and unoccupied properties, the Counci...[full story]
Posted : 06/08/2007 16:35:31

Leisure Centre remains closed due to flooding
The Cotswold Leisure Centre, Cirencester, will remain closed for a number of months after suffering extensive flood damage to its plant room, Cotswold District Council announced today. The Centre w...[full story]
Posted : 06/08/2007 16:27:49

Now you can recycle beverages cartons
Beverage cartons can now be recycled at five sites across the Stroud District - further adding to the range of items which can be recycled locally. Recycling bosses countywide are launching the new...[full story]
Posted : 06/08/2007 06:36:39

Youngsters invited to dance with superstar
Professional dancer, Jason Piper will be running dance sessions for local young people next week as part of Cheltenham Borough Council's Summer of Sport programme. Jason Piper, known for his title ...[full story]
Posted : 03/08/2007 17:50:02

Check Gardeners' Credentials
Check Gardeners' Credentials Before Letting Them Get to Work on your Property Gloucestershire Police and County Council Trading Standards are warning members of the public amidst concerns th...[full story]
Posted : 03/08/2007 17:29:01

Woodstock + Dist. Neighbourhood Management Update
Neighbourhood Specialist Officer PC Richard Conner and PCSO Phil Workman provide the August update for Woodstock and the surrounding areas: "July has seen a few increases in stolen vehicles through...[full story]
Posted : 03/08/2007 08:16:33

New roof for Cheltenham shopping arcade?
Plans have been submitted to install a £1 million glass roof at Cheltenham's Regent Arcade according to reports. The article goes on to say that the application was lodged last week and would see t...[full story]
Posted : 01/08/2007 13:09:28

Housing Priority To Be Given To Flood Victims
Cotswold families who have been made homeless by the floods will be found temporary accommodation if none is provided by their insurers. HomeView, the Cotswold District Council's agent for housing ...[full story]
Posted : 27/07/2007 19:11:12

Cotswold DC Leader Praises Flood Workers and Heros
Cotswold District Council Leader Cllr Lynden Stowe has praised the incredible work of the emergency services, local authorities, volunteers and Cotswold residents in coping with the recent floods. ...[full story]
Posted : 26/07/2007 16:15:02

Cheltenham Council says a big thank you
Council says a big thank you to staff, local companies and volunteers as work continues The emergency management team is continuing to co-ordinate Cheltenham Borough Council's response to t...[full story]
Posted : 26/07/2007 11:59:16

Cotswold Leisure Centre Remains Closed
The Cotswold Leisure Centre, Cirencester, will remain closed until further notice due to flooding. The centre has no electricity, heating or telephones as water is still being pumped from th...[full story]
Posted : 24/07/2007 15:28:37

Cotswold Flooding Update
Cotswold District Council's emergency team is continuing to respond to the flooding situation after working through the weekend to house affected residents and offer community help. The Council is ...[full story]
Posted : 23/07/2007 16:37:27

Flooding - Gloucestershire PCT Update 10pm
The PCT is currently in talks with Severn Trent Water to ensure that key health facilities such as Hospitals and Health Centres continue to have access to water supplies following the flooding at the ...[full story]
Posted : 23/07/2007 00:39:43

Flooding Situation - Emergency Services Update
Emergency Services Update 8.50pm Gloucestershire's emergency services continue to work tirelessly with colleagues from other agencies to return normality to Gloucestershire residents followi...[full story]
Posted : 22/07/2007 22:25:43

Severe weather still affecting Gloucestershire
Overall the situation is improving although there are still serious problems in specific areas. We would like to reassure people that the county council, and district councils are working hard toge...[full story]
Posted : 22/07/2007 17:04:34

Witney badly affected by flooding
The Oxfordshire town of Witney has been badly affected by flooding over the last couple of days, many people have been evacuated from their homes. For all the news as it happens and photographs of ...[full story]
Posted : 22/07/2007 15:46:45

Information for residents of flooded homes
We understand that the physical devastation that accompanies a flood is enormous. But as the flood waters recede, you need to ensure that you take steps to protect your personal health and safety. By ...[full story]
Posted : 21/07/2007 22:39:22

Flooding Situation - Update 16:30
The emergency services would like to thank the public for their continuing assistance and cooperation with this unprecedented incident. In many areas floodwaters are now receding but extra vigilan...[full story]
Posted : 21/07/2007 22:26:29

Flooding update from Cotswold District Council
Chipping Campden rest centre now CLOSED - small number evacuees rehoused by our volunteer service People For You 35 people being put up for the night at the Fire Service College, Moreton in Marsh, ...[full story]
Posted : 20/07/2007 20:19:11

Cotswolds Recycling rate hits 50%
Residents in the Cotswolds are now recycling more than half their waste, the District Council revealed today. Figures for the first three months of 2007-08 show recycling rates have broken through ...[full story]
Posted : 19/07/2007 18:24:39

Three Injured in Crash near Stow on the Wold
Three people have been injured following a road traffic collision between a lorry and a car on the A429 near Stow on the Wold. The crash, between a white Citroen AX and a green and red Renault art...[full story]
Posted : 19/07/2007 18:17:30

Photographers invited to snap up Arts Award 2007
Stroud District Council is inviting submissions from photographers in the Five Valleys for this year's Stroud District Arts Award for a chance to win a significant prize. Now in its third successful y...[full story]
Posted : 17/07/2007 18:47:04

Summer Holiday Fun At The Corinium Museum
This summer holiday why not keep the kids entertained with our many children’s activities at the Corinium Museum? There are activities to suit everyone: Family drop-ins that last all day, hands-on chi...[full story]
Posted : 17/07/2007 18:45:26

Get Your Pet Chipped - Cheltenham
Following the success of previous events Cheltenham Road East's Safer Community Team are teaming up with Cheltenham Animal Shelter again to help pet lovers avoid being parted from their animals. E...[full story]
Posted : 17/07/2007 18:41:03

Green recycling scheme for Yellow Pages
West Oxfordshire householders are being encouraged to go green and be in with the chance of winning £50 by recycling old copies of their Yellow Pages at special banks across the District. Designat...[full story]
Posted : 17/07/2007 18:39:08

Invite for Young People to have their say
Invite for Young People in South Cheltenham to Have Their Say All young people in south Cheltenham are being invited to a series of road shows being held in July to discuss youth provisions ...[full story]
Posted : 16/07/2007 18:28:30

England cricketer bowls in to 'Summer of Sport'
Ashley Giles is bowling into town this week to help Cheltenham Borough Council (CBC) launch a new sports project for young people. 'Summer of Sport' is being organised by the council’s sports developm...[full story]
Posted : 13/07/2007 01:13:11

Get active with leisure@cheltenham this weekend
High energy Body Combat, relaxing pilates and toning Body Pump are just some of the things on offer this weekend at leisure@cheltenham. leisure@cheltenham is hosting a variety of events this Saturd...[full story]
Posted : 11/07/2007 17:25:00

The Priory Inn wins another food and drink award
An 'Oscar' for the Cotswold gastro-inn as the public vote again… For the second year running, The Priory Inn, Tetbury - the family friendly gastro-inn in the heart of the Cotswolds - has rec...[full story]
Posted : 10/07/2007 14:52:30

Distraction Burglars Hit Shop in Moreton
Police are appealing for witnesses after two men carried out a distraction burglary in Moreton-in-Marsh during the afternoon of Friday July ...[full story]
Posted : 09/07/2007 15:03:47

Burglars Threaten Homeowner in Chipping Campden
Police are appealing to the public for help in tracing two men who burgled a home in Chipping Campden after confronting the owner. The...[full story]
Posted : 09/07/2007 14:57:35

Pensioner Targeted by Conman in Lechlade
A conman posing as members of the water board has targeted the home of an 80-year-old man in Lechlade. The incident happened at ar...[full story]
Posted : 06/07/2007 09:45:31

Cheltenham in Bloom Competitions
Local residents and businesses are being invited to enter their floral displays in this year's Cheltenham in Bloom competitions. There are three main categories: Summer gardens competition, whic...[full story]
Posted : 04/07/2007 15:26:15

No Cold Calling Area to be Established in Moreton
On Wednesday July 4 part of Moreton-in-Marsh will become the second area in the North Cotswolds to be designated a No Cold Calling zone by local police. The scheme will cover approximately 170 hou...[full story]
Posted : 03/07/2007 16:25:59

Rain fails to stop play at Museum in the Park
Torrential downpours and stormy skies did not stop nearly 900 people from visiting Stratford Park, Stroud on Sunday 24th June to take ...[full story]
Posted : 02/07/2007 21:46:08

Young People invited to have their say
Young People in South Cheltenham Invited to Have Their Say All young people in south Cheltenham are being invited to a series of road shows being held in July to discuss youth provisions in ...[full story]
Posted : 02/07/2007 21:43:37

Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Management Update
A/Sgt Rosemary Dilsaver has July's update for Chipping Norton and the surrounding areas. "This past month has seen disturbances outside the leisure centre on the Burford Road. Groups of youths have...[full story]
Posted : 02/07/2007 21:32:29

Woodstock and District Neighbourhood Upate
Neighbourhood Specialist Officer PC Richard Conner reports that "June has seen a relatively quiet time crime-wise, possibly due to the terrible weather! We have seen a few incidents of stolen number p...[full story]
Posted : 02/07/2007 21:28:58

Cotswold Planners Refuse House At Westington Pound
Enforcement action will be taken over a house near Chipping Campden that is far bigger than its approved design, Cotswold District Counci...[full story]
Posted : 29/06/2007 17:41:23

Cat reunited with owner by Burford Blue Cross
The BBC are reporting that a cat has been reunited with its owner 10 years after going missing. Lynx the cat disappeared in 1997 from her home in Hook, Hampshire. Earlier this week a stray was f...[full story]
Posted : 29/06/2007 17:02:54

Prince Charles to open shop in Tetbury?
It is thought that HRH Prince Charles could be opening a shop in Tetbury to sell his organic Duchy range, some of it produced at his Highgrove estate. The shop will probably open early in 2008....[full story]
Posted : 29/06/2007 03:16:25

Exciting finds in Fairford
Archeological excavations in Fairford have unearthed the remains of buildings from the 14th and 15th centuries. Finds include f...[full story]
Posted : 27/06/2007 02:00:27

Volunteers all set to clean up Pittville Park
More than three hundred volunteers from the Cotswold region of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, have offered to help rejuvenate Pittville Park in [full story]
Posted : 26/06/2007 15:04:54

Yeah But, No Butts!
Cotswold smokers are being urged to dispose of their cigarette butts responsibly when the Smokefree England legislation comes into force this weekend. Experience from Ireland and Scotland suggests ...[full story]
Posted : 26/06/2007 13:20:03

New Look Loos Hope To Scoop National Award
Bourton-on-the-Water's refurbished public conveniences are hoping to clean up at the 2007 Loo of the Year Awards. The loos, at the Church Rooms, re-opened in April as part of an innovative £1m part...[full story]
Posted : 25/06/2007 18:41:34

Man, 45, Killed In Crash Near Cirencester
At approximately 3am on Saturday June 23 police were called to the A417 near Cirencester, just before the junction with the A419, to help a r...[full story]
Posted : 25/06/2007 10:34:08

Medication Lost In Stroud
Police are urging members of the public to get in touch if they find a number of items of medication lost in Stroud during the afterno...[full story]
Posted : 24/06/2007 10:55:04

Stow V.I.C. Rules Out Move To Library
Stow’s Visitor Information Centre will not be moving to the library in St Edwards Hall, Cotswold District Council announced today. However, the Council is still committed to reducing the £70,000 an...[full story]
Posted : 22/06/2007 08:50:04

More Recycling Banks for Cheltenham
As part of a £120,000 investment to improve recycling around the borough, Cheltenham Borough Council will be installing 15 new cardboard recycling banks and a further 6 plastic bottle banks. The ne...[full story]
Posted : 21/06/2007 10:02:10

An Evening With Three Elizabethan Gentlemen
Visit the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, on Thursday, June 28th and spend the evening in company with John Coxwell, Humphrey Bridges and Philip Marner, three distinguished, late Elizabethan, res...[full story]
Posted : 16/06/2007 11:18:09

Drum up new skills at free workshop
A chance to learn the art of African drumming comes to Moreton-in-Marsh in two special FREE workshops on Saturday, June 16. Tribal Vibes, a group of three West-African artists, will be sharing the...[full story]
Posted : 12/06/2007 17:10:08

Young recyclers say it with flowers
Interest in recycling is blossoming at one primary school in the Cotswolds. Pupils at Temple Guiting Church of England School were invited to plant up containers on the theme of recycling. And t...[full story]
Posted : 12/06/2007 17:07:45

Paraglider Pilot Dies in Collision
Shortly after 8.30pm on Monday June 11th the emergency services were called to Chavenage Green, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, following reports of a collision involving a paraglider. The paraglid...[full story]
Posted : 12/06/2007 08:45:34

Woodstock Neighbourhood Management Update
In his first month as the new Neighbourhood Specialist Officer for Woodstock and surrounding areas, PC Richard Conner provides this update: "May has seen a few burglaries committed in our area and we ...[full story]
Posted : 07/06/2007 01:16:16

Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Management Update
A/Sgt Rosemary Dilsaver brings June’s update for Chipping Norton and the surrounding areas. Chipping Norton "The criminal damage that occurred in Edward Stone Rise, and mainly caused by sto...[full story]
Posted : 07/06/2007 01:04:46

Two Arrested After Car Damaged - Witness Appeal
Police are appealing for witnesses after a car was damaged in Cheltenham. At around 9.15pm on Tuesday 5 June officers were called to a r...[full story]
Posted : 06/06/2007 14:54:35

Warning Over Bogus Callers
Warning Over Bogus Callers In Stroud and Wotton-under-Edge Police are once again urging members of the public, in particular the elderly and vulnerable, to be aware of bogus callers. The...[full story]
Posted : 05/06/2007 18:16:04

Drop in for smokefree advice
Businesses and employees can find out all they need to know about the new Smokefree law at an open day in Moreton-in-Marsh next week. Cotswold District Council will be holding the event at the More...[full story]
Posted : 05/06/2007 17:12:25

Satisfaction with Cotswold DC above average
Public satisfaction with many key council services in the Cotswolds is above the national average, according to figures released this week. A customer satisfaction survey is carried out every three...[full story]
Posted : 04/06/2007 15:45:02

Cotswold DC gets tough on fly tippers
Cotswold residents risk prosecution by not ensuring their rubbish is disposed of properly. Fly-tipping investigators from Cotswold District Council formally interviewed several householders recentl...[full story]
Posted : 04/06/2007 15:44:01

A40 To Be Closed For Fatal Crash Investigation
The A40 near Northleach is to be closed for a brief period during the morning of Friday June 1st to allow police time to gather fu...[full story]
Posted : 31/05/2007 17:10:04

Collision - A44 - Oxfordshire
Two drivers were taken to hospital after a collision on the A44 between Woodstock and Enstone. The collision happened at 3.50pm yesterday (30/5) when a red Rover 25 collided with a black Volkswage...[full story]
Posted : 31/05/2007 16:39:55

Two Killed In A40 Crash
Two men have died as a result of a road traffic collision that occurred on the A40 near to the Wittington junction at around 5.20pm on Wednesday May 30. The deceased, a 27 year-old man and a 26 ye...[full story]
Posted : 31/05/2007 16:37:58

Woman, 23, Dies After Crash Near Cirencester
A 23 year-old woman has died following a road traffic collision on the A433 at Cirencester during the night of Friday May 25th. The woman h...[full story]
Posted : 29/05/2007 10:09:57

David Cameron opens Chipping Norton Lido for 2007
David Cameron opens Chipping Norton Lido for 2007

Conservative Leader David Cameron officially opened the Chipping Norton Lido for the 2007 season on Friday (25th May). Cameron is Patron of the Chipping Norton Lido and uses the pool with his child...[full story]
Posted : 28/05/2007 14:38:06

Online election results service is a big hit
Cotswold District Council's live results service at the recent local elections logged a record number of hits for the authority's website. Throughout the day of the election count for the District ...[full story]
Posted : 25/05/2007 21:02:54

Cotswold Way National Trail officially opens
A trail running from Chipping Campden to Bath was oficially opened today, despite being a recreational walking route since the 1970s. THE Cotswold Way National Trail runs for 102 miles following th...[full story]
Posted : 24/05/2007 22:47:16

Man Arrested After Fatal Crash Near Northleach
A man has been arrested after a fatal road traffic collision occurred on the A40 Northleach by-pass during the evening of Wednesda...[full story]
Posted : 24/05/2007 09:10:27

Dean and Chadlington Music Festival
The inaugural Dean and Chadlington Summer Music Festival will take place this year from June 22nd to 24th, featuring world class artists in an idyllic Cotswold setting. See[full story]
Posted : 23/05/2007 13:15:08

Cotswold DC To Tackle Ring Road Litter
Contractors will get to work as soon as possible to clear up litter and grass cuttings on the Cirencester ring road. Litter was exposed la...[full story]
Posted : 22/05/2007 20:21:59

Swim or Play for £1 this May half term!
Popular Swim or Play for £1 sessions will be running again this May half term at Council-owned leisure centres in West Oxfordshire. Swim for £1 will be available at Carterton Leisure Centre and Th...[full story]
Posted : 22/05/2007 12:12:04

Jeremy Clarkson helps raise funds for Chippy Lido
Jeremy Clarkson helps raise funds for Chippy Lido

Jeremy Clarkson moved some "top gear" on Friday when he was auctioneer at Chipping Norton Town Hall to raise funds for Chipping Norton Lido. "Thanks to Jeremy Clarkson we had another superb auction...[full story]
Posted : 21/05/2007 02:19:23

Sporting champions inspire children
Sporting champions inspire children at Cheltenham’s first Youth Games Olympic sailor Harriett Trundle and Commonwealth Games hurdler James Hillier were in town yesterday cheering on local...[full story]
Posted : 19/05/2007 13:04:47

Caravanners pitch in for a greener rally
West Oxfordshire is sending a strong environmental message to 12,000 members of The Caravan Club as they arrive for their annual National Rally at Blenheim Palace at the end of the month. W...[full story]
Posted : 19/05/2007 01:37:13

Plastic bottle banks installed at Down Ampney
Plastic bottle banks have been installed in Down Ampney as Cotswold District Council continues to develop recycling services across the District. Two igloo-style recycling banks have been sited in ...[full story]
Posted : 18/05/2007 10:03:47

Cirque on a summer evening
The most English of all performance art forms – circus – comes to a castle steeped in two thousand years of turbulent English history - SUDELEY CASTLE in GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Described as "Cirque on a Su...[full story]
Posted : 17/05/2007 01:04:05

Security Warning After Thefts In Stroud
Police are warning residents in the Stroud area to be vigilant after thefts in the area. One incident happened between 7.30pm on Tuesday 15 and 6am on Wednesday 16 May at home on The Brush in Stro...[full story]
Posted : 17/05/2007 01:00:45

Get Down and Dirty at Sudeley Castle!
May Bank Holiday weekend sees Sudeley Castle turn into a veritable feast of Living History with MUD, BLOOD & GRUB - a 13th Century encampment, a working Viking Long House and even Henry VIII. Adult...[full story]
Posted : 14/05/2007 18:26:54

Witness Appeal on Suspicious Incident in Stroud
At shortly after 9.30pm on Friday May 11th a 14-year-old boy was walking along Folly Lane, in Stroud. When he reached the junction...[full story]
Posted : 14/05/2007 18:14:04

Learn the art of writing at Corinium Museum Event
Find out about the art of writing at an afternoon tutorial with author, Rona Laycock, at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, on Wednesday 16th May. Rona, whose work has been published by Magma, Ragg...[full story]
Posted : 11/05/2007 13:47:52

Step nack in time with Tim's history walks
This summer, why not join local historian, Tim Porter, on a series of gentle, history themed, walks that will take you back through time. Taking place in various locations around Cotswold District...[full story]
Posted : 11/05/2007 13:46:16

Help when gearing up to smokefree summer
Help is at hand for Cotswold businesses who are gearing up to go smokefree this summer. People will no longer be allowed to smoke in offices, factories, shops, pubs, bars, restaurants and me...[full story]
Posted : 11/05/2007 13:43:15

Pupils Muck In To Celebrate Compost Week
Green-minded pupils at The Cotswold School, Bourton-on-the-Water, have been mucking in to support Compost Awareness Week. The enviro...[full story]
Posted : 11/05/2007 13:26:32

Clampdown On Underage Drinkers In Cheltenahm
Clampdown On Underage Drinkers In Cheltenahm Town Centre - Shopkeepers Fined A recent clampdown on premises' selling alcohol to underage drinkers has shown that although most shopkeepers are...[full story]
Posted : 11/05/2007 13:22:36

Satisfaction with council goes up
Stroud District Council's overall satisfaction among its residents has risen from 56% to 61% - an increase of 5% from three years ago. The results are taken from the government’s Best Value Satisfacti...[full story]
Posted : 11/05/2007 02:27:17

Instruments Stolen From Stroud Bands
Police are appealing to the public for help in tracing offenders responsible for stealing musical instruments belonging to two bands in St...[full story]
Posted : 11/05/2007 01:50:43

Boy, 17, Assaulted In Stow
At around 1.25am in the morning of Thursday May 10 police were called to the main Stow Fair field, off Maugersbury Lane in Stow, following reports of a fight at that location. Officers attending t...[full story]
Posted : 11/05/2007 01:49:10

What has happened to our cygnets?
The mystery disappearance of seven cygnets in just five days from the lake at Cheltenham's Pittville Park has sparked fears for the safety of the last remaining cygnet. Since Thursday 3 May, seven ...[full story]
Posted : 10/05/2007 12:41:03

Students to solve global dilemmas at Festival
Students to solve global dilemmas at Cheltenham Science Festival On June 8th 2007, Cheltenham Science Festival is launching its first "Lodestar" strategic simulation, setting a team of Year ...[full story]
Posted : 09/05/2007 13:20:19

Four Charged Following Police Pursuit
Police have charged four boys arrested following a police pursuit between Bourton on the Water and Cheltenham during the evening of Wednesday May 2.

A 17 year-old boy from Cheltenham has been c...[full story]

Posted : 05/05/2007 10:07:08

Four Arrested After Police Pursuit
Police have arrested four males after a burglary in Bourton on the Water during the evening of Wednesday May 2 resulted in a police pursuit that ended in Cheltenham.

At approximately 11.10pm a ...[full story]

Posted : 03/05/2007 11:36:46

Family fun day to celebrate Gardens restoration
One of Cheltenham's best-loved parks is preparing to celebrate its £1.25 million restoration.

Montpellier Gardens has been transformed over the past twelve months and the public are invited to ...[full story]

Posted : 01/05/2007 13:57:38

Corinium Museum History Walks
With Tim Porter
Tuesday 15th May - 6pm – 8pm

Hawling - a shrunken village

Meet by the church

Join Tim Porter on a series of gentle, history...[full story]

Posted : 30/04/2007 23:39:58

Crackdown on Illegal Number Plates
A month-long countywide crackdown on illegal vehicle number plates will start on 1st May.

Officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary's Road Policing Unit will be on the look out for anyone driv...[full story]

Posted : 30/04/2007 23:33:09

Scupa lends a paw to keep the Cotswolds clean
Hundreds of Cirencester dog lovers were encouraged to keep the Cotswolds clean by friendly District Council mascot Scupa.

Scupa joined...[full story]

Posted : 30/04/2007 16:56:47

Annual Sportsability Festival on Tuesday 8th May
Young people with disabilities from Stroud schools will have the opportunity to participate in the Stroud Annual Sportsability Festi...[full story]
Posted : 28/04/2007 14:45:21

Police Announce Plans For Stow Fair
Gloucestershire Constabulary will be adopting its usual high profile approach to policing Stow Horse Fair in May.

As in previous years, officers will be carrying out high visibility patrols in ...[full story]

Posted : 28/04/2007 14:30:49

Stations Re-Opened In The Cotswolds
From this month the police stations in Bourton on the Water and Moreton in Marsh will be open to members of the public on a part time basis.

Bourton station will be open and manned on Mondays, ...[full story]

Posted : 28/04/2007 14:27:25

New gym makes working out easy for children
An innovative new gym aimed at helping children and elderly people keep fit and healthy has just opened its doors at Bourton Leisure Centre.

Cotswold District Council has invested £18,000 in co...[full story]

Posted : 23/04/2007 09:38:59

No Cold Calling zone to deter bogus callers
The first No Cold Calling Zone in the Cotswolds is to be launched on Monday, April 23rd as part of a special week of events to help and reassure older people on crime and safety issues.

The Zon...[full story]

Posted : 23/04/2007 09:36:41

Man Dies In Cotswolds Crash
Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died following a road traffic collision in the Cotswolds during the afternoon of Sunday April 22nd.

The deceased, a 49 year-old man from ...[full story]

Posted : 23/04/2007 09:30:14

'A Centenary of Scouting' Exhibition
Discover 100 Years of Scouting in the Stroud and Tetbury District!

On 1 August 1907 Robert Baden-Powell started the Scout Association with a small experimental camp on Brownsea Island in Dorset...[full story]

Posted : 22/04/2007 16:16:16

Disabled spaces double in Cheltenham's Car Parks
Cheltenham now has 55 designated off street disabled bays spread around its car parks; previously only 28 spaces were available. Valid Blue Badge Holders can park all day free of charge in any council...[full story]
Posted : 19/04/2007 14:35:40

Test Purchase Operation - Staff Are On The Ball
Test Purchase Operation Shows Stroud Staff Are On The Ball

Staff working in on- and off-license premises in Stroud are heeding the law preventing the sale of alcohol to under 18s, accord...[full story]

Posted : 18/04/2007 17:06:24

Warning After Police Jacket Stolen In Cheltenham
Police are warning people to be extra vigilant after a police jacket was stolen.

The incident happened at around 9.15pm on Tuesday 17 April outside New Zealand House on Princess Elizabeth Way i...[full story]

Posted : 18/04/2007 16:14:55

Man Poses As Water Board Official To Steal Money
Police are appealing to the public for help after a male posed as a water board worker to trick his way inside the home of an elderly woman in Cire...[full story]
Posted : 16/04/2007 10:16:12

Man Dies In Winchcombe Crash
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 72 year-old man died following a road traffic collision in Winchcombe during the evening of Thursday April 12.

The man, who comes from Cheltenham, had...[full story]

Posted : 13/04/2007 09:50:05

Create a unique fabric shoulder bag
Create a highly individual, fabric shoulder bag at this exciting day school for adults, taking place at Moreton Area Centre, Moreton-in-Marsh on Wednesday 25th April.

Using animals and birds de...[full story]

Posted : 10/04/2007 22:48:11

Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Team - April Update
A/PS Rosemary Dilsaver provides this month's update:

Chipping Norton
"As many will be aware, a ram raid took place at Corbetts Electrical in West Street in the early hours of Sunday m...[full story]

Posted : 10/04/2007 10:56:08

New nursery classes
Plans to open new nursery classes at Charlton-on-Otmoor Primary School and Burford Primary School have taken a step forward.

The necessary legal notices will now be published so that the...[full story]

Posted : 05/04/2007 15:37:46

Kemble Airfiled : Enforcement Notice Is Served
Cotswold District Council has served notice of enforcement action on unauthorised flying operations at Kemble airfield.

The Council's Planning Regulatory Committee resolved to take the action a...[full story]

Posted : 04/04/2007 14:44:27

£3 Million Unclaimed!
A whopping £3 million in Council Tax Benefit could go unclaimed every year in the Stroud District, according to Government estimates.

Most people would be shocked to find out that more than 40%...[full story]

Posted : 03/04/2007 23:18:04

Leisure Centre Celebrates Year of Success
The Cotswold Leisure Centre Cirencester celebrates its first birthday on April 4th - and will look back on a year of success.

The £8.5m building, owned and run by Cotswold District Counc...[full story]

Posted : 03/04/2007 02:10:01

E-fit released following distraction burglary
Police have issued an E-fit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a distraction burglary in Walterbush Road, Chipping Norton, last Monday (26/3).

A man distracted an elderly w...[full story]

Posted : 02/04/2007 15:04:31

Ceramic leaves for museum trees
Leaves sculpted from clay have been hung on the trees in the garden of the Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock. The leaves - inspired by the leaf pattern work of the 19th century writer and painter William ...[full story]
Posted : 01/04/2007 15:27:20

Cogges Manor Farm opens with a flurry of events
One of West Oxfordshire's biggest tourist attractions, Cogges Manor Farm, Witney, kicks off its 2007 season on 3 April with a flurry of events.

And this year Oxfordshire County Council's living...[full story]

Posted : 01/04/2007 14:49:09

Benefit cheat sentenced
West Oxfordshire District Council has successfully prosecuted a Woodstock woman for making false representations in order to obtain benefits.

Carol Mold, 43, of Green Lane, [full story]

Posted : 30/03/2007 16:32:24

Warning Over Bogus Callers in the Stroud Area
Police in the Cotswold and Stroud division are warning residents that bogus callers are operating in the area.

A number of reports have been made about a group of men claiming to be from the wa...[full story]

Posted : 29/03/2007 22:36:18

Stroud DC a Beacon - For The Third Time
Stroud District Council has been awarded the coveted Beacon status for a third time. The award is again independent proof that the Council is one of the best in the country.

The Department for ...[full story]

Posted : 28/03/2007 00:59:04

British Police Symphony Orchestra to Play in Chelt
Cheltenham Ladies College will play host to a concert by the British Police Symphony Orchestra (BPSO) in the summer. The event, part of the BPSO events programme for 2007, is to be held in the highly ...[full story]
Posted : 27/03/2007 15:28:30

Man Glassed At Stroud Snooker Club
Police in Stroud are appealing for witnesses after a man had a glass pushed into his face at the Matchplay Snooker Club.

The vi...[full story]

Posted : 27/03/2007 12:17:39

Burglary - Chipping Norton
Police were called to West Street in Chipping Norton at 5.34am on Saturday (24th March) after reports of a burglary in progress.

A w...[full story]

Posted : 26/03/2007 21:05:20

Shop Burglary In Cheltenham
Police in Cheltenham are appealing for witnesses after a break in at a newsagent's shop in the early hours of Sunday March 25th.

Un...[full story]

Posted : 26/03/2007 21:01:27

Burglary In The Cotswolds: Appeal For Information
Police are appealing for witnesses after offender(s) broke into Countrywide Farmers in Driffield, South Cerney, on Thursday March 22nd.

...[full story]

Posted : 23/03/2007 19:38:58

Cyclist Struck By Vehicle In Cheltenham
Police are appealing for witnesses after a non-stop road traffic collision occurred in Cheltenham on March 15th.

A man was cycling in...[full story]

Posted : 23/03/2007 13:50:05

Money and Jewellery Stolen from Cheltenham Shop
Police are investigating the theft of money and jewellery from a shop in Prestbury Road, Cheltenham.

Between 12.15 and 12.45pm on Thu...[full story]

Posted : 23/03/2007 10:27:07

Re-appeal For Witnesses To Football Violence
Police are re-issuing their appeal for witnesses following the disturbances that took place between Yeovil Town supporters and Cheltenham Town supporters on March 10.

It happened in North Stree...[full story]

Posted : 21/03/2007 23:35:44

Rural communities hit hardest by P Office closures
The closure of rural post offices will have a crippling social and economic impact on rural communities, according to Sparse, the coalition of over 80 of England's most rural local authorities.
[full story]

Posted : 21/03/2007 20:28:54

Bogus Caller Warning To Residents In The Cotswolds
Police are warning residents in the Frampton Upon Severn and Northleach area to be extra vigilant after two incidents involving bogus callers.

The first incident happened at around 10.15am on T...[full story]

Posted : 21/03/2007 19:37:24

Sports coaching on offer for the Easter Holidays
Keep children of all ages fit and active in the school holidays at Easter by taking part in sports coaching sessions offered at eight different venues throughout the Cotswolds.

The multi-sport ...[full story]

Posted : 20/03/2007 21:32:54

Pathway to exciting pottery exhibition
Two new commissions inspired by the local landscape will feature at a spectacular exhibition of contemporary ceramics organised as part of a West Oxfordshire District Council project.

Pathways ...[full story]

Posted : 20/03/2007 09:50:43

Cotswold DC - Plans to extend alcohol-free zone
Proposals to expand the successful alcohol-free zone in Cirencester have been given the green light by Cotswold District Councillors.

...[full story]

Posted : 19/03/2007 14:39:42

Warning After Man And Car Shot At In Cheltenham
Police are warning people to be extra vigilant after two incidents involving what is thought to be an air rifle or pellet gun in Cheltenham....[full story]
Posted : 19/03/2007 12:43:46

Online Rogues' Gallery To Beat Cotswold Tippers
A new Cotswold District Council drive against environmental crime is focusing its efforts on catching and prosecuting fly tippers.

Pictures of rubbish dumped illegally across the District have ...[full story]

Posted : 19/03/2007 11:45:28

Ambulance Targeted By Thieves in Cheltenham
Police are appealing for information after a sat-nav was stolen from an ambulance in Cheltenham yesterday (Wednesday, March 14).

Para...[full story]

Posted : 15/03/2007 17:53:12

Cheltenham Betting Shop Robbery: Police Appeal
Police are appealing to members of the public for information following a robbery at a Cheltenham betting shop yesterday (Wednesday, March 14...[full story]
Posted : 15/03/2007 17:51:43

Police and school fine smart way to deter crime
A Cheltenham school is set to benefit from the latest crime-fighting technology, as they have recently purchased state of the art forensic e...[full story]
Posted : 15/03/2007 17:50:00

Woman Struck With Bottle In Stroud
Police in Stroud are appealing for information after a woman was hit in the head with a plastic bottle as she walked through the town ...[full story]
Posted : 15/03/2007 17:47:47

Police Warning - Cheltenham Races
Police Warning About Pick Pockets and Forged Tickets at Cheltenham Races

Gloucestershire Police are reminding race-goers to be wary of pick-pockets following several incidents on the fir...[full story]

Posted : 14/03/2007 16:00:27

Cotswold Dc Leader Condemns Ring Road Litter Yobs
Litter yobs in Cirencester have undone all the good work of council clean-up contractors.

Large quantities of newspapers were scattered along the verges of the Cirencester ring road at the week...[full story]

Posted : 13/03/2007 17:42:45

Fatal collision - Chipping Norton
Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was killed following a collision on the A361 Burford Road yesterday (12/3).

Shortly after 12.50pm, the blue Yamaha collided with a white ...[full story]

Posted : 13/03/2007 17:20:14

New play area for the Beeches
Local children and families in the Beeches are getting a brand new play area. Work to remove the old equipment and put in a new path has just started. The play equipment is being delivered next week a...[full story]
Posted : 12/03/2007 17:43:49

Four Vehicles Vandalised In Stroud
Police are appealing to the public for help in tracing those responsible for spraying graffiti on four vehicles in Stroud over the wee...[full story]
Posted : 12/03/2007 16:24:50

Easter holidays packed full of fun in West Oxon
An action-packed line-up of fun sporting activities has been organised to encourage young people in West Oxfordshire to spend their Easter holidays getting active.

A variety of workshops will t...[full story]

Posted : 09/03/2007 15:00:34

New Tewkesbury and Cotswold Partnership Announced
Tewkesbury Borough Council has announced that it is to enter into a shared working arrangement with Cotswold District Council. CDC Chief Executive, Bob Austin, is to become interim Chief Executive at...[full story]
Posted : 09/03/2007 13:53:44

Cotswold DC Leader speaks out over Health Service
Strong concerns about the future of health services in Gloucestershire have once again been voiced by Cotswold District Council.

Council Leader Cllr Lynden Stowe spoke out after Cabinet receive...[full story]

Posted : 09/03/2007 12:54:39

Van Stolen From Cirencester Firm
Police in Cirencester are appealing for witnesses after a van and its contents were stolen from a company in the town.

Between 7pm on Tu...[full story]

Posted : 08/03/2007 13:32:10

Help us keep the Long Gardens looking beautiful
Cheltenham Borough Council is urging residents to help keep the Long Gardens, in front of the Municipal Offices on the Promenade looking beautiful.

Many residents have been walking through the ...[full story]

Posted : 07/03/2007 18:49:31

Wheelchair football club one of the first
Wheelchair football club is one of the first of its kind in the south west

Cheltenham Borough Council's (CBC) sports development team has teamed up with the Gloucestershire Football Asso...[full story]

Posted : 07/03/2007 18:34:10

Communities get £300k boost from second homes
More than £300,000 of council tax paid by second home owners has been earmarked to spend on services for Cotswold residents by the District Council's Cabinet.

The Council is expecting to receiv...[full story]

Posted : 07/03/2007 16:01:25

Cotswold talk-in for landlords of rented property
Cotswold housing landlords are meeting to discuss important changes in the rental sector later this month.

Changes to housing benefits and new rent deposit schemes will be on the agenda at the ...[full story]

Posted : 07/03/2007 11:09:59

Cotswold DC Grants £120,000
Voluntary and community organisations will be better off to the tune of £120,000 - thanks to grant funding from Cotswold District Council.

The Council's Cabinet has agreed to award the sum betw...[full story]

Posted : 07/03/2007 11:07:13

Cotswold DC Prepares for May's Local Elections
Elections are due to be held for the whole of Cotswold District Council and all Parish and Town Councils in the District on Thursday, May 3rd.

The process gets under way on March 21st with the ...[full story]

Posted : 07/03/2007 11:04:06

New gates make an entrance at Cotswold church
One of the North Cotswolds' most scenic churches has a new pair of oak gates, thanks to a grant from Cotswold District Council.

The Council gave £295 towards the £600 cost of the replacement g...[full story]

Posted : 07/03/2007 11:00:06

Recycling banks in South Cerney
A recycling bank for textiles has been installed by Cotswold District Council at Upper Up Playing Fields, South Cerney, where there is already a ...[full story]
Posted : 07/03/2007 10:57:24

Pupils join the great Cotswold spring clean
Children from Paternoster School are doing their bit to keep the Cotswolds clean this month.

The Cirencester special school is one of do...[full story]

Posted : 07/03/2007 10:54:47

Cotswold DC sets council tax for 2007/08
Cotswold District Council has set its Council Tax for the coming financial year.

The Council has added £3.23 to its share of the annual average bill (Band D), a 2.5% increase.

The Counci...[full story]

Posted : 07/03/2007 10:51:18

Recycling Roadshow Rolls Into Stow
Recycle for the Cotswolds will be the message of a roadshow at Stow-on-the-Wold Farmers Market on Thursday, March 8th.

Offic...[full story]

Posted : 07/03/2007 10:46:59

New home for plastic and textile banks
Recycling banks for plastic bottles and textiles have returned to Chipping Campden.

The facilities are sited at the Recreation Gro...[full story]

Posted : 07/03/2007 10:43:32

Wartime watercolours at the Corinium Museum
Childhood memories of wartime in the West Country are brought vividly to life in a new touring exhibition at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, which started on Saturday, March 3rd.

A Chi...[full story]

Posted : 07/03/2007 10:36:56

Man Indecently Exposes Himself In Cheltenham
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man indecently exposed himself in Cheltenham.

The incident happened at around 10.30am on T...[full story]

Posted : 07/03/2007 10:32:05

Distraction Burglary In Cheltenham
Police are appealing for information after a distraction burglary in Cheltenham.

The incident happened at around 10.45am on Saturday ...[full story]

Posted : 06/03/2007 22:31:49

Woodstock Neighbourhood Management Update
Sgt David Yates provides the March update for Woodstock and surrounding villages: "I am happy to report that February has seen another reduction in crime compared with the corresponding period from la...[full story]
Posted : 06/03/2007 22:26:12

Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Management Update
A/PS Rosemary Dilsaver reports on February's update for Chipping Norton and surrounding areas.

"Following a prolonged period of antisocial behaviour and vandalism, several letters banning certa...[full story]

Posted : 06/03/2007 22:10:07

Wedding Dreams Come True At Sudeley Castle
When Liz Hurley got married this weekend, she chose the country's most romantic venue, Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, to hold her special day.
However, you don't need a celebrity guest list or ...[full story]

Posted : 06/03/2007 17:58:58

Cars Seized In Crack Down On Illegal Vehicles
On Tuesday 27th February 2007, officers from Whaddon and the Operations department, along with DVLA, ran an operation in the north of Cheltenham...[full story]
Posted : 05/03/2007 23:21:58

Driver Dies in Cheltenham Coach Crash
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal coach crash in Cheltenham this morning.

Police were called to St Margarets Road ...[full story]

Posted : 02/03/2007 10:10:21

Cheltenham Test Purchase Operation - Alcohol
Off licences in the Cheltenham area were visited during a test purchase operation to clamp down on sales of alcohol to underage drinkers.<...[full story]
Posted : 01/03/2007 21:55:45

Auto crime – West Oxfordshire
Police are appealing for information following three auto crime incidents in West Oxfordshire overnight (27/02).

Between 7.30pm – 9.30pm a 54 plate blue and silver pickup was stolen from Albion...[full story]

Posted : 01/03/2007 00:49:40

Renewed appeal for witnesses - Witney
Detectives in Witney are renewing their appeal for two people to come forward who are believed to have a helped a woman in distress last Thursday (2...[full story]
Posted : 28/02/2007 15:31:47

Indecent Exposure in Cheltenham - Man Sought
Police are appealing for information on a man who indecently exposed himself to three girls in Overton Road, Cheltenham, on Monday February ...[full story]
Posted : 27/02/2007 21:41:55

Visitor number to Blenheim Palace down for 2006
The number of visitors to Blenheim Palace during 2006 dropped 7% compared to 2005 according to figured released by The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions last week.

Figures show that 37...[full story]

Posted : 27/02/2007 21:39:25

Join the battle against global warming
West Oxfordshire residents are being encouraged to attend a free event in Witney on Saturday (March 3rd) to find out how they can play a part in the...[full story]
Posted : 27/02/2007 19:10:05

Benefit cheat sentenced - Witney
West Oxfordshire District Council has successfully prosecuted a Witney man for failing to notify a relevant change in his circumstances in order to ...[full story]
Posted : 27/02/2007 19:05:50

Travis confirm Westonbirt Date
Travis confirm dates as part of Forest Tour 2007

The Forestry Commission has confirmed that Travis will be including 5 forest dates in their May/June UK Tour announced today. The concert...[full story]

Posted : 27/02/2007 18:19:16

Traffic collision – Witney, update
A 68-year-old man has died following a collision in Witney on Friday (23/02).

Officers were called to Mill Street just after 4pm after a pedest...[full story]

Posted : 27/02/2007 10:54:57

Cattle graze sites for first time in 30 years
This year sees the culmination of a grazing project run by the Cotswolds Conservation Board and Natural England that will encourage wildflower grassland sites in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natu...[full story]
Posted : 26/02/2007 22:40:02

Man charged following fatal collision - Woodstock
Peter Searle, age 18, of The Ridings, Stonesfield, Witney, has been charged with driving without due care and attention. He was bailed to appear before Banbury Youth Court on 8 March 2007.

This...[full story]

Posted : 26/02/2007 22:25:53

Card Reader Found In Stow
Police are appealing for witnesses who saw anyone acting suspiciously near a cash machine in Stow on the Wold over the weekend.

Between approximately 5pm on Friday February 23 and 11.40am on Sa...[full story]

Posted : 26/02/2007 18:10:19

Police Seek Cirencester Conmen
Police in Cirencester are appealing for witnesses after offenders tried to intimidate an elderly woman into paying them £800 for cleaning her...[full story]
Posted : 26/02/2007 17:56:32

Traffic collision - Witney
Police are currently at the scene of a traffic collision in Witney.

Officers were called to Mill Street just after 4pm after a pedestrian had...[full story]

Posted : 23/02/2007 18:04:05

Celebrity Event in Winchcombe: Traffic Management
Police wish to notify Winchcombe residents and visitors of the traffic management measures which will be in place t...[full story]
Posted : 23/02/2007 18:50:20

Bogus Caller Warning To Residents In Cheltenham
People are being warned to remain vigilant after a man posing as a builder stole money from a house in Cheltenham.

The incident happe...[full story]

Posted : 21/02/2007 13:58:31

Man Charged, Motorbike Confiscated In Cheltenham
A man has been charged and has had his motorbike confiscated after it was found to have no insurance.

Police were patrolling areas in Whaddon in [full story]

Posted : 21/02/2007 13:54:48

Cars Damaged In Cheltenham - Appeal
Police are appealing for information in relation to damage caused to parked cars in Cheltenham.

At around 3am on Tuesday 20 February ...[full story]

Posted : 21/02/2007 13:49:34

Two Arrested For Churchyard Vandalism
Cirencester police have arrested two boys in connection with criminal damage caused to gravestones in a churchyard in South Cerney earlier this m...[full story]
Posted : 21/02/2007 12:40:17

James Morrison to play Westonbirt Arboretum
British Male Solo Artist winner at the Brit Awards 2007, James Morrison, has announced he will be appearing at 5 stunning forest locations this summer as part of the Forestry Commission's annual 'Fore...[full story]
Posted : 20/02/2007 22:21:11

Man Assaulted In Cheltenham - Witness Appeal
At around 6pm on Monday 19 February a man was stabbed in Cheltenham.

The incident happened outside a restaurant close to the entrance...[full story]

Posted : 20/02/2007 15:06:02

Woman, 19, Assaulted In Stroud
Police in Stroud are appealing for witnesses after a 19 year-old woman was assaulted in the town during the evening of Friday February...[full story]
Posted : 19/02/2007 18:14:01

Window Of House Smashed In Stroud
Police in Stroud are appealing to the public for help in tracing those responsible for smashing the window of a house in Chapel Street...[full story]
Posted : 17/02/2007 18:41:15

Distraction burglary - Woodstock
Police are urging the public to be on their guard following another distraction burglary in Woodstock on Monday (12/02).

One man...[full story]

Posted : 16/02/2007 00:33:56

Police Stress The Need For Security Awareness
Police in the Cotswolds and Stroud Division are taking another opportunity to remind the general public that they can take simple steps to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of crime.

Cr...[full story]

Posted : 15/02/2007 20:55:59

Armed Robbery In Cheltenham - Witness Appeal
Police are appealing for information after an armed robbery at a petrol station in Cheltenham.

The incident happened at 8.15pm on Mon...[full story]

Posted : 13/02/2007 20:25:49

Bike Stolen in Cheltenham, Appeal for Information
Police in Cheltenham are appealing for information after a mountain bike was stolen from outside a shop in Hewlett Road.

The bright r...[full story]

Posted : 13/02/2007 20:24:12

Cat Shot in Cheltenham, Appeal For Witnesses
Police in Cheltenham are appealing for witnesses after a cat was shot twice with a pellet gun.

It is believed the white cat was shot ...[full story]

Posted : 13/02/2007 10:25:09

Man Assaulted Outside Stroud Nightclub
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted as he queued to get into a nightclub in Stroud during the night of Saturd...[full story]
Posted : 13/02/2007 10:11:51

The sweeter side of Witney's nightlife
Alcohol-related crime in Witney town centre fell by 10% over the festive period as licensed premises handed out free lollipops to drinkers. Assaults a...[full story]
Posted : 13/02/2007 09:42:46

Dog control orders to be decided on 13 February
Following a 35 day consultation period, Cheltenham Borough Council's cabinet will vote on dog control order proposals on Tuesday 13 February...[full story]
Posted : 13/02/2007 00:09:35

Safer Community Team Launch New Youth Project
The North Cotswolds Safer Community Team (SCT) has launched a new project to enhance relations between police and young people in the North Cotswolds.

The project, which is being run by PC Chri...[full story]

Posted : 09/02/2007 10:37:23

Police Help Pet Owners Keep Track Of Their Animals
'Cheltenham Road East's Safer Community Team are teaming up with Cheltenham Animal Shelter to help pet lovers avoid being parted from their 'best friend'.

Every year, officers discover dozens o...[full story]

Posted : 08/02/2007 02:18:07

Warning After Rise In Walk-In Burglaries
Police in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury are asking residents to be vigilant after a series of what is described as walk-in burglaries. This is...[full story]
Posted : 06/02/2007 15:10:18

Vandalism – it's your call - West Oxfordshire
Over 40% of reported crime in West Oxfordshire last year was vandalism and in December there were 53 incidents in Witney alone.

The main perc...[full story]

Posted : 06/02/2007 14:02:31

Calling Postal Voters - Stroud Area
Around 4000 people could lose their postal votes unless they reply to a request from Stroud District Council.

Last month, the Council wrote to 9500 electors who currently vote by post or proxy,...[full story]

Posted : 06/02/2007 08:13:03

Play for only £1 at Chipping Norton leisure centre
People in West Oxfordshire are being offered an incentive to get active during the school half term - with a swim or play for £1 offer at the District's leisure centres.

Young people under the ...[full story]

Posted : 05/02/2007 21:41:08

Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Management Update
A/PS Rosemary Dilsaver brings February's update for Chipping Norton: “The telephone number for all police stations is 0845 8 505 505. Ask for...[full story]
Posted : 05/02/2007 17:24:21

Woodstock Neighbourhood Management Update - Feb 07
Sergeant Dave Yates provides February's update: "I can report that January has seen a reduction of 37.5% in crimes compared to the corresponding figure from last year. PC Reg Nicolson, PC Clive Mansel...[full story]
Posted : 05/02/2007 17:18:21

Car Damaged In Cheltenham
Police are appealing for information after a car was damaged in Cheltenham.

The incident happened between 9am and 12.45pm on Saturday...[full story]

Posted : 05/02/2007 13:21:20

Woman Seriously Hurt in A40 Collision
At shortly after 1pm on Sunday February 4 a single vehicle collision took place on the A40 at Little Barrington, near Burford.

A Proton Persona was being driven towards Cheltenham when i...[full story]

Posted : 05/02/2007 13:18:51

Elderly and Vulnerable - Turn Away Unknown Callers
Police in the Cotswolds and Stroud Division are urging elderly residents to turn away ANYONE who comes to their door without a prior appointment.

And officers want the public to help by spreadi...[full story]

Posted : 05/02/2007 13:17:58

Birds on Film – an illustrated talk
Saturday February 10, 7pm Gateway Centre, South Cerney (Ticket only)

With nearly 100 film credits to his name, bird trainer Lloyd Buck an...[full story]

Posted : 03/02/2007 12:31:04

Go ahead for 'entente cordial' project
An exciting new project linking 20 young people from West Oxfordshire with 20 young people from France has been given the go-ahead.

The project will bring together [full story]

Posted : 02/02/2007 22:13:21

Police Reach Out to Cheltenham's Polish Community
Gloucestershire Constabulary leads the way in its commitment to embrace the needs of all communities and the ground-breaking Polish Forum being held next month will ensure a substantial [full story]
Posted : 02/02/2007 18:19:02

TV Stolen From Shop In Stroud
Police are appealing to the public for information after a TV was stolen from a branch of Curry's in Stroud on Wednesday January 31s...[full story]
Posted : 01/02/2007 13:56:28

New Business Co-Ordinator Vacancy
A vacancy has arisen in South Cerney for a New Business Co-Ordinator to join a busy sales team.

For more details of this, and other loca...[full story]

Posted : 01/02/2007 11:03:34

Officers Hit Streets Of Bishop's Cleeve
Police are continuing to target troublemakers in Bishop's Cleeve, with another operation, which ran on Friday 26 Ja...[full story]
Posted : 31/01/2007 17:05:14

Pop-up urinal to address town centre problems
Stroud is to be the first town in Gloucestershire and only the eighth in the UK to install a pop-up urinal in an attempt to combat the...[full story]
Posted : 31/01/2007 11:09:21

Between 18 and 30? Club together to buy a house
Stroud District Council will be hosting an event on Tuesday 6th February to help young people on to the housing ladder. The event, which has been organised as a joint venture between the council and S...[full story]
Posted : 31/01/2007 11:02:32

£20,000 sculpture commission winner announced
Following the judging of the Stroud District Council/Stroud College Arts Award on Monday, the panel has announced the winner of the commission to make a sculpture to celebrate the opening of the new S...[full story]
Posted : 31/01/2007 10:59:42

Date of Whaddon PCCM Announced
Air your views at the next Police Community Consultative Meeting (PCCM) for the Whaddon area at the Herrington Rooms, St Paul's Church, St Paul's Road in [full story]
Posted : 30/01/2007 15:43:27

Man Loses Life in Cirencester Fire
At shortly after 11pm on Monday January 29 police were informed of a fire at a house in The Waterloo, Cirencester.

The fire service were already in attendance when officers arrived, as were the...[full story]

Posted : 30/01/2007 13:49:29

Corinium Museum's Joy As Appeal Hits Target
A £20,000 campaign to keep a rare hoard of 3,000-year-old gold in the Cotswolds has reached its target, the Corinium Museum revealed today.

The Going For Gold appeal was launched last October b...[full story]

Posted : 29/01/2007 18:43:46

Carbon Savers Action Day in West Oxfordshire
A Carbon Savers Action Day is taking place on Saturday, March 3, at Langdale Hall, Witney, organised by West Oxfordshire District Council in conjunc...[full story]
Posted : 29/01/2007 14:08:42

Blenheim Palace Themed Tours
A visit to Blenheim is not complete without stepping inside the unique Palace, a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture. From the imposing vastness of the Great Hall to the intricate detailing of...[full story]
Posted : 28/01/2007 16:13:48

Police Called to Dangerous Dog Incident
Shortly after 2.30pm today, police were called to an address in Hester's Way, Cheltenham following a report that a dog had attacked a man.[full story]
Posted : 26/01/2007 18:19:53

Cheltenham in Bloom 2007 has a hip main sponsor
To make Cheltenham in Bloom's (CiB) 25th anniversary year one to remember, the newly-opened Big Sleep Cheltenham hotel, has donated £8k to become the main sponsor.

The chic hotel's co-owner, Co...[full story]

Posted : 25/01/2007 11:23:28

Corn Hall sale secures future of community events
Cotswold District Council has agreed the sale of Cirencester's Corn Hall to Wildmoor Properties in a deal that secures its future use by the community.

The Council has achieved a sale price of ...[full story]

Posted : 25/01/2007 10:51:55

ANPR operation - Witney
An Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) operation was carried out in Witney today.

The technology uses cameras to 'read' vehicle number-...[full story]

Posted : 24/01/2007 16:41:29

Public Invited To Stroud Police/Community Meeting
Stroud residents can attend the next Police Community Consultative Meeting (PCCM) for their area on Thursday February 8th.

The ...[full story]

Posted : 24/01/2007 16:37:02

Along the River Coln Talk
Edwin Cuss will be the speaker at the next Fairford History Society meeting on Thursday 15th February at 7.45 p.m. in...[full story]
Posted : 24/01/2007 13:54:15

Zycko launches EMEA Isilon VAR recruitment drive
Reseller recruitment underway for vertical market expansion

Zycko, a value-added distributor of converged solutions (based in South Cerney), has launched an EMEA-wide channel recruitment...[full story]

Posted : 24/01/2007 13:33:11

Tetbury establishment wins award
The Gumstool Inn at Tetbury has received the "good food at moderate prices award". The Michelin Guide to Great Britain and Ireland 2007 has been launched today. There are now 122 establishments wit...[full story]
Posted : 24/01/2007 12:19:19

Improving access to the Municipal Offices
To improve facilities for customers at the Municipal Offices, Cheltenham Borough Council has installed three new call ...[full story]
Posted : 23/01/2007 19:52:35

Join the world's biggest bird watching event
Join the world's biggest bird watching event on 28 January in Pittville Park, Cheltenham.

Cheltenham Borough Council's community rang...[full story]

Posted : 23/01/2007 19:50:35

Local companies start work in Montpellier Gardens
Two local companies start restoration work this month in Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham. Civil engineering and Sports Surface contractors, ...[full story]
Posted : 23/01/2007 19:47:09

Woman, 49, Dies Following Crash Near Haresfield
At approximately 8.20am on Tuesday January 23 a red Ford Fiesta driven by a 17 year-old male lost control on ice on the Haresfield Lane between Brookthorpe and [full story]
Posted : 23/01/2007 18:16:54

Tree-mendous success for chipping service
Residents in West Oxfordshire have been praised for taking along more than 800 Christmas trees for recycling at free chipping sessions organised by the District Council.

A total of 12.2 tonnes ...[full story]

Posted : 23/01/2007 15:45:30

Elderlet residents urged to turn away cold callers
Elderly Cotswolds And Stroud Residents Urged To Turn Away ALL Cold Callers

Police in the Cotswolds and Stro...[full story]

Posted : 23/01/2007 15:27:38

Chester House Hotel - Valentines special offer
The Chester House Hotel in beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water has a special Valentines offer available.

A romant...[full story]

Posted : 22/01/2007 20:02:08

15-Year-Old Girl Is Attacked In Cheltenham
Police in Cheltenham are appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-old girl was attacked on her way home.

The gir...[full story]

Posted : 22/01/2007 14:38:36

Living Waterways exhibition at Oxfordshire Museum
The life and times of Britain's inland waterways are explored in an exhibition at the Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, that will be on ti...[full story]
Posted : 22/01/2007 00:41:21

Road repairs in Burford
Oxfordshire County Council is set to repair two sections of worn out road in Burford, starting on January 29.

Separate sections of...[full story]

Posted : 22/01/2007 00:39:26

Charities Benefit from Swoops on Fakes
Counterfeit goods seized by Gloucestershire County Council's Trading Standards Service are being donated to charities in Eastern Europe and Africa.

Fake designer clothes and shoes will have the...[full story]

Posted : 19/01/2007 20:15:54

Cotswold Shops Refuse Alcopop Sales
In a recent operation to tackle the problem of underage drinking, six out of seven shops in the Cotswolds refused to sell alcohol to two teenage girls.

Gloucestershire County Council Trading St...[full story]

Posted : 19/01/2007 20:13:59

Regent Arcade car park receives award
Regent Arcade car park receives ‘Park Mark’ Safer Parking Award

The Regent Arcade car park is officially a safe place to park, according to the British Parking Association (BPA). Operate...[full story]

Posted : 19/01/2007 19:57:12

Shopmobility spends £9,000 on new scooters
Shopmobility in Cheltenham is adding seven new battery powered scooters to its fleet at a cost of £9,000. Twenty scooters are now available for people of all ages with a temporary or permanent mobilit...[full story]
Posted : 19/01/2007 19:53:42

Dursley Pool Celebrates Reopening
To celebrate its reopening after a £150,000 investment by Stroud District Council, Dursley Pool is holding a special Open Day on Sunday 21st January.

People will notice the new, brighter energy...[full story]

Posted : 19/01/2007 19:15:48

Stroud Police Launch Clampdown On Drugs
Stroud Police Seek To Recruit Public In New Push Against Drugs

Police have launched a new campaign to get more members of the public calling Crimestoppers with information about drug dea...[full story]

Posted : 19/01/2007 09:48:57

Plans for wheeled bin service in the Cotswolds
Wheeled bins for general household waste are set to be rolled out across the Cotswolds from this autumn.

Cotswold District Council's Cabinet today voted to approve plans to replace the current ...[full story]

Posted : 18/01/2007 16:24:16

CDC unveils move to cut environmental crime
Cotswold District Council is stepping up measures to reduce environmental crime and anti-social behaviour, it announced today.

The Council's Cabinet voted to implement wide-ranging powers to ad...[full story]

Posted : 18/01/2007 15:41:44

Thames Water lifts hosepipe ban
Thames Water is today (8am, 18 Jan 2007) lifting the hosepipe and sprinkler ban in force across its supply region since April 2006.

The decision, which has been taken in consultation with the E...[full story]

Posted : 18/01/2007 08:41:19

Witney United v QPR - Match postponed
Witney United have been dealt a blow with the news that the prestigous friendly with Queens Park Rangers scheduled for Tuesday 23rd January has been postponed.

QPR were due to meet Luton Town i...[full story]

Posted : 17/01/2007 23:38:31

Necklace Stolen During Raid on Jewellers
Police have released a photograph of one of the items of jewellery stolen during an armed robbery at a Cheltenham jewellers on Tuesday January 16.

The necklace was taken during the incident at ...[full story]

Posted : 17/01/2007 21:42:09

Witney Lakes Resort pool re-opens
The swimming pool at Witney Lakes Resort in Witney has been closed recently due to last week's flooding - The pool has now re-opened....[full story]
Posted : 17/01/2007 18:10:59

Man Hurt In Road Collision In Stroud
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was hit by a vehicle in Stroud during the night of Thursday January 4t...[full story]
Posted : 17/01/2007 14:39:40

Date For Cheltenham PCCM Announced
Members of the public are being invited to meet officers responsible for keeping Cheltenham safe and to hear about a new police initiative t...[full story]
Posted : 17/01/2007 12:38:53

Witney shop burgled
Timpsons (High Street, Witney) was broken into between Saturday night (13th January) and Monday morning (15th January).

Police were alerted a...[full story]

Posted : 17/01/2007 00:05:01

Zycko unveils unified strategy for WEEE compliance
VARs to benefit from new service

Zycko, a value-added distributor of convergent storage and IP solutions based in South Cerney, has created a multilayered Waste Electrical and Electronic...[full story]

Posted : 16/01/2007 19:54:41

Criminal Damage - West Oxon
Police are appealing for witnesses after several vehicles were damaged in Finstock and Chipping Norton.

Overnight from 14 to 15 January three vehicle's tyres were slashed on Finstock High Stree...[full story]

Posted : 16/01/2007 18:39:14

Appeal for information after Cheltenham burglary
Appeal For Witnesses After Cheltenham Man Is Burgled After Falling Ill

Police from Cheltenham are appealing for witnesses after a man fell ill at his home and had his wallet stolen.
<...[full story]

Posted : 16/01/2007 18:36:27

Fireworks Stolen From Lorry Near Cirencester
Police are appealing for witnesses after a quantity of fireworks were stolen from a lorry left parked by the side of the A417 near Cirencester[full story]
Posted : 16/01/2007 18:33:54

Advice to boil drinking water lifted
Precautionary water safety measures issued to customers in the Fairford area of Gloucestershire last week have been lifted....[full story]
Posted : 16/01/2007 10:37:27

Threat to Post Offices
A motion was carried by West Oxfordshire District Council deploring the erosion of Post Office provision by the Government.

Letters are being sent to the Secretary of State for Trade and Indust...[full story]

Posted : 16/01/2007 10:08:55

Cotswold District Council - Tree Recycling
Keen recyclers made a tree-mendous effort over Christmas.

Real Christmas trees from the Cotswold District are being transformed into compost thanks to the efforts of residents and the District ...[full story]

Posted : 15/01/2007 16:51:55

£1m Facelift For Cotswold Toilets
A £1 million refurbishment of public toilets in the Cotswold District is due to get under way on Monday, January 22nd.

The Council is planning a rolling programme of facelifts for many of the c...[full story]

Posted : 15/01/2007 16:17:16

Crack Cocaine Worth £25,000 Seized near Northleach
Crack cocaine with an estimated street value of £25,000 was seized after a car was stopped on the A40 near the Puesdown Inn, near Northleach, on Saturday evening. (January 13th)

The car,...[full story]

Posted : 15/01/2007 14:08:35

Stroud Couple Fall Victim To Distraction Burglary
Police in Stroud are appealing for witnesses after an offender posed as a water board official to steal money from an elderly couple living in the town.

Between 6pm and 7pm on Wednesday ...[full story]

Posted : 15/01/2007 13:20:45

Appeal After Attempted Robbery In Stroud
Police in Stroud are appealing to the public for help in tracing two offenders who tried to rob a woman in the town during the morning of Friday January 12.

The 48 year-old woman, who comes fro...[full story]

Posted : 15/01/2007 12:16:39

Dive online for a free swim in West Oxfordshire
Young people are being encouraged to make a splash and enter an online competition to win a free swim at any of West Oxfordshire District Council's leisure centres.

The Swim 100 Competition is ...[full story]

Posted : 15/01/2007 12:00:20

Three Injured In Crash On A46
Gloucestershire police are appealing for witnesses after three people were injured in a three-vehicle road traffic collision near Tetbury during the evening of Friday January 12th.

At around 5....[full story]

Posted : 15/01/2007 10:15:25

Witney v QPR - Ticket details accounced
Witney United Football Club have today announced that they have frozen prices for their prestigious friendly with Championship side Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday 23rd January.

Tickets for the ...[full story]

Posted : 13/01/2007 14:50:20

Antique recovered before it's stolen!
Quick-Thinking Police Recover Stolen Antique Before it's Reported Missing

Officers spotted a suspicious vehicle in the Tewkesbury Road at about 5.45pm on Thursday, January 11th and when ...[full story]

Posted : 12/01/2007 15:39:49

Man Robbed In Cheltenham
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed in Cheltenham during the early hours of Thursday January 11th.

The 38 year-old man, who comes from Cheltenham, had been walking along G...[full story]

Posted : 12/01/2007 09:32:08

Gloucestershire Residents advised to boil water
The BBC are reporting that people in part of Gloucestershire are being asked to boil their water for drinking and cooking after reports of discolouration in supplies.

The report says that "Tham...[full story]

Posted : 11/01/2007 15:05:23

Signs warn off vandals – West Oxfordshire
West Oxfordshire's Community Safety Partnership is launching a campaign encouraging people to call Crimestoppers in a bid to stamp out vandalism in neighbourhoods throughout Witney.

Twenty tri-...[full story]

Posted : 11/01/2007 14:47:16

Indecent Incident In Cheltenham
Police are appealing for information after a man indecently exposed himself in Cheltenham.

The incident happened at around 12.15pm on Tuesday 9 January 2007 on the Honeybourne Line in Cheltenha...[full story]

Posted : 10/01/2007 12:48:21

Scruffts to return to Westonbirt Arboretum
Scruffts - the show that celebrates the canine species in all their glorious cross-breeds - is returning to The National Arboretum, Westonbirt for the second year in a row.

Organised by the Ken...[full story]

Posted : 10/01/2007 01:08:36

Police Issue Criminal Damage Warning To Motorists
Police in the Cotswold and Stroud Division are warning drivers who park on the road of the need to protect the wing mirrors of their vehicle from vandals.

In recent weeks police have received s...[full story]

Posted : 09/01/2007 12:19:46

Store Raided In Stroud
Police in Stroud are appealing for witnesses after unknown offenders burgled a supermarket in the town during the early hours of Friday January 5.

Between 1.45am and 2.05am offenders gained ent...[full story]

Posted : 09/01/2007 09:23:14

River-death woman identified
Police have confirmed that the body of an elderly woman found in the River Windrush was that of missing 93-year-old Winifred Cox who had been missing from her Burford from her home since last Tuesday ...[full story]
Posted : 08/01/2007 20:06:06

Vandals target Chipping Norton swimming pool
Police are appealing for information after vandals attacked the Chipping Norton swimming pool for a second time in as many months.

"Offenders struck at the swimming pool sometime over the festi...[full story]

Posted : 08/01/2007 16:55:39

The Anglo-Saxons who made Gloucestershire
Historian Tim Porter returns to the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, with a series of three talks focusing on the making of Gloucestershire.

Each talk gives an insight into the Anglo-Saxon people,...[full story]

Posted : 08/01/2007 16:34:52

Don't forget to recycle your Christmas waste.
Cotswold District Council is reminding residents there's still time to recycle their Christmas waste.

The council installed skips for cardboard before Christmas at the Old Station car park, Cir...[full story]

Posted : 08/01/2007 16:32:06

Police Investigating 'Tagging' In Fairford
Police in Fairford have arrested two boys on suspicion of criminal damage in connection with a number of graffiti 'tags' sprayed on cars and buildings in the local area in recent weeks.

The boy...[full story]

Posted : 08/01/2007 14:32:16

Witney Neighbourhood Team monthly update – Jan
PC Pam Delahay provides the first update for 2007: "Happy New Year to all. December was a fairly quiet month for the team due to abstractions, some sickness and the festive leave period, but the team ...[full story]
Posted : 08/01/2007 12:03:02

Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Team update - Jan
A/Sgt Rosemary Dilsaver provides January's update: "A very Happy New Year to all our readers.

"First of all some general information for you:

"The telephone number for all Police Station...[full story]

Posted : 08/01/2007 11:58:55

Woodstock Neighbourhood Team monthly update - Jan
Sgt David Yates gives us his first update: "Woodstock Neighbourhood Police Team has seen one Acting Sergeant leave and a new Sergeant move in. The team have said goodbye to Alan Robinson and thanked h...[full story]
Posted : 08/01/2007 11:51:14

Arson At Shop In Moreton
Police in Moreton in Marsh are appealing for witnesses following an arson attack on a shop in the town during the early hours Monday January 8th.

At approximately 4.20am unknown offenders set f...[full story]

Posted : 08/01/2007 11:37:46

Witness Appeal After Assault In Cheltenham High St
Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Cheltenham.

The incident happened at around 10.20am on Friday 5 January 2007 on the High Street in Cheltenham, just outside Llo...[full story]

Posted : 08/01/2007 11:06:21

Two arrested after fire at Fairford school
Police have arrested two 15 year-old boys in connection with an arson attack on a school in Fairford.

At around 9.15pm on Saturday January 6 a member of the public alerted emergency services to...[full story]

Posted : 08/01/2007 11:03:31

Witney United to take on Queens Park Rangers
Witney United can today exclusively reveal that they have managed to secure a friendly against Championship side Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday 23rd January 2007 at Marriott's Stadium.

The matc...[full story]

Posted : 05/01/2007 15:39:28

Batsford Arboretum enjoys bumper Boxing Day
Batsford Arboretum has enjoyed the biggest ever turnout for its Boxing Day and New Year's Day walks.

Batsford Arboretum attracted around 1,250 visitors. The Bank Holiday seasonal walk has been ...[full story]

Posted : 04/01/2007 23:46:49

Duck race raises thousands of Pounds for charity
The traditional Boxing Day duck race in Bibury raised around £2,200 for the Samaritans and HomeStart. The event has been organised by Bibury Cricket Club for 15 years and Steve Turner, the club se...[full story]
Posted : 04/01/2007 23:26:38

Chipping Norton Town withdraw from Hellenic League
It has been reported today that Chipping Norton Town have withdrawn from the Sport Italia Hellenic League by Chairman Sean Robson.

The Chairman has said that the club doesn't have money problem...[full story]

Posted : 04/01/2007 23:03:43

Young people urged to drop in for housing advice
Weekly housing advice sessions for young people have been launched in Cirencester by Cotswold District Council and its housing service Homeview.

The drop-in surgery, held every Tuesday between ...[full story]

Posted : 04/01/2007 12:11:46

Five Arrested In Stroud For Badger Act Offences
Police in Stroud have arrested two men and three male youths under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992.

A 19 year-old, an 18 year-old, two 16 year-olds and a 15 year-old, all from Mountain Ash i...[full story]

Posted : 04/01/2007 10:00:52

Council seeks meeting to resolve hospital plans
West Oxfordshire District Council's Cabinet is supporting Cllr Hilary Biles' request for an urgent meeting because of significant concerns that a deadline set by Oxfordshire County Council will jeopar...[full story]
Posted : 03/01/2007 17:26:55

Appeal for missing woman - Burford
Police in Burford are appealing for information as to the whereabouts of a 93-year-old woman, who was reported missing yesterday evening (02nd January).

Winifred Cox, known as Molly, was last s...[full story]

Posted : 03/01/2007 12:17:15

Warning to drivers in the Cotswolds
Drivers In The Cotswolds: Don't Leave Valuables In Your Vehicle

Police in the Cotswolds have appealed to drivers to take their valuables with them whenever they leave their vehicle in a ...[full story]

Posted : 03/01/2007 12:12:23

Police appeal after man is robbed in Cheltenham
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed in Cheltenham during the evening of Wednesday December 20.

The 19-year-old local man was walking along the Honeybourne Line between Wai...[full story]

Posted : 21/12/2006 11:32:28

'Treecycle' in Oxfordshire
A free chipping service is being organised by West Oxfordshire District Council to encourage residents to recycle their Christmas trees.

Chippings will be used locally to create environmentally...[full story]

Posted : 21/12/2006 10:40:46

Cheltenham Officers Issue Festive Security Warning
Police are offering their usual festive reminder to people to make sure their homes and property are secure over the Christmas period.

A number of properties are being burgled as a result of pe...[full story]

Posted : 21/12/2006 08:47:01

Fatal Collision - A40, Burford
Police are appealing for witnesses after a car crash killed two men on the A40 near Burford last night (18/12).

At around 8.20pm a red Toyota RAV 4 and a silver Mazda MX5 collided. The driver o...[full story]

Posted : 19/12/2006 14:46:45

Christmas waste collections in the Cotswolds
Refuse collections will not be made in the Cotswold District on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day, resulting in a double collection of waste and recycling and/or a change of delivery date ...[full story]
Posted : 19/12/2006 08:26:17

Dreaming of a green Christmas in the Cotswolds
Cotswold residents will be celebrating a green Christmas - thanks to two new recycling initiatives by the District Council.

An extra 250 tonnes of waste is generated over the festive season eve...[full story]

Posted : 19/12/2006 08:06:34

Christmas Drink Drive Crackdown: 66 Arrests
Police in Gloucestershire have now arrested 66 people for drink driving at the end of the second week of the Christmas and New Year campaign.

A total of 1038 breath tests have been administered...[full story]

Posted : 18/12/2006 22:05:59

Neighbourhood Watch Scheme Set Up In Northleach
Residents of Northleach have teamed up with police to start their own Neighbourhood Watch (NW) group in the Market Place area of the town.

The scheme, which encourages local people to work toge...[full story]

Posted : 18/12/2006 17:09:17

Post Office Raid in Stroud
Police are appealing to the public for help after offenders broke into a post office in Stroud over the weekend.

Unknown offenders broke into the Maypole Hall community centre in Stratford Road...[full story]

Posted : 18/12/2006 17:07:36

Free entry to Corinium Museum - Cotswold residents
Cotswold residents are being offered a New Year's gift of a free visit to the renowned Corinium Museum, Cirencester.

The Museum, owned by Cotswold District Council, is waiving its admission fee...[full story]

Posted : 18/12/2006 11:10:05

Two hurt in Broadway accident
Reports say that one person was flown to hospital by air ambulance today following a two-vehicle collision at Fish Hill near Broadway.

It is believed that the accident happened shortly after 8....[full story]

Posted : 15/12/2006 17:12:33

'Sat Nav' Warning To Van Drivers In Cheltenham
Police in Cheltenham are urging van drivers with satellite navigation systems in their vehicles to take steps to prevent thieves from stealing the valuable equipment.

Local officers have issued...[full story]

Posted : 15/12/2006 16:43:29

North Cotswolds Police - Warning Over Air Weapons
In the run up to Christmas police in the North Cotswolds are warning parents about the pitfalls of allowing children and teenagers to own air weapons.

The warning comes after police received re...[full story]

Posted : 14/12/2006 16:09:34

Break-in at Somerfield in Nailsworth
Police in Nailsworth are appealing for witnesses after a break-in at a supermarket in the town.

Officers were called to Somerfields in George Street at around 2am on Sunday, December 10 after r...[full story]

Posted : 12/12/2006 19:36:02

CCTV Pictures Of Chipping Campden Robbery
CCTV Pictures Of Chipping Campden Robbery

Police investigating an armed robbery that took place in Chipping Campden during November have issued three CCTV pictures of the man responsible for the raid.

Between 12.45pm and 1pm on the aft...[full story]

Posted : 12/12/2006 16:18:39

Regency songs at the Regent Arcade
Christmas shoppers visiting Cheltenham's Regent Arcade between 11th and 15th December will be able to see live performances of original songs from the show 'It was a Glorious Night' in full regency co...[full story]
Posted : 12/12/2006 16:09:37

Appeal To Trace Victim Of Cheltenham Hit And Run
Police are appealing for the victim of a hit and run incident to come forward.

At around 2.45am on Sunday 10 December a man, aged between 18 and 20 was hit by a vehicle outside the KFC fast foo...[full story]

Posted : 12/12/2006 15:51:03

Future of neighbourhood policing
A named officer for every neighbourhood, more opportunities for everyone to have their say and services delivered to the doorstep. That's the future for local policing in Gloucestershire as outlined d...[full story]
Posted : 12/12/2006 15:49:19

Police Issue E-Fit After Tetbury Incident
Police Issue E-Fit After Tetbury Incident

Cirencester police have released an e-fit image of a male who exposed himself to a woman in Tetbury during November.

The offender exposed himself to his victim, a woman from Tetbury, as she wal...[full story]

Posted : 11/12/2006 10:52:16

Floodwatch warning for Lechlade area
A 'floodwatch' alert has been issued by the Envirnment Agency (theses alerts are issued when the flooding of low-lying land and roads can be expected).

The alert concerns the area along the Riv...[full story]

Posted : 11/12/2006 09:46:29

CCTV Leads to Quick Arrest After Dog Attack
Cheltenham Police have arrested a teenager after a dog was set on a disabled man and his dog in the High Street.

The victim suffered minor injuries after the bull terrier-like animal was used t...[full story]

Posted : 09/12/2006 12:20:42

Police carry out more patrols at Chipping Campden
A local paper is reporting that police are carrying out more high-visibility patrols at Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden, after two couples were robbed while sitting in their cars recently.

When ...[full story]

Posted : 07/12/2006 19:52:46

Cash Stolen From Elderly Woman In Stroud
Police are appealing for witnesses after two men stole cash from the home of an elderly woman in Stroud during the evening of Wednesday December 6th.

The 80 year-old woman had been in a bedroom...[full story]

Posted : 07/12/2006 10:19:45

Trees galore for Green Steps, Cheltenham
Gardeners at the Green Steps gardening project in Cheltenham are now surrounded by trees, thanks to an anonymous gift, North Glos Mencap and Cheltenham's midwives!

Cllr Alan Pearce, Cabinet Mem...[full story]

Posted : 07/12/2006 08:26:03

Dreaming of a green Christmas in West Oxon...
You may be dreaming of a white Christmas, but in West Oxfordshire people are being urged to think green when it comes to household waste - and be in with the chance of winning £50.

A massive th...[full story]

Posted : 06/12/2006 12:55:15

A gift for the motorcyclist in your life this Xmas
This Christmas, show the motorcyclist in your life you care by buying them a gift that could save their life.

Gloucestershire County Council Road Safety Group have been running the Better Roadc...[full story]

Posted : 05/12/2006 22:29:30

Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Management Update
The December update for Chipping Norton comes from A/PS Rosemary Dilsaver: "November has been another busy month for the Neighbourhood Team."

Chipping Norton
On 8 November we were...[full story]

Posted : 05/12/2006 16:07:52

Anti-Social Behaviour Warning
Warning Letter To Those Responsible For Anti-Social Behaviour In Cheltenham

The Gloucestershire Anti-Social Behaviour Partnership is writing to all those people who's police record shows...[full story]

Posted : 05/12/2006 15:50:49

Robbery at Co-op Store in Bourton
Police are investigating a robbery at the Co-op Store, in Station Road, Bourton-on-the-Water.

At between 5.30 and 5.50am this morning, Monday December 4, three men wearing balaclavas forced the...[full story]

Posted : 04/12/2006 18:56:46

Walkers targeted by masked gang
It has been reported that visitors to Dover's Hill have been robbed by a masked gang.

The report says that Gloucestershire police have said that two cars were approached and robbed by three mas...[full story]

Posted : 04/12/2006 10:01:08

Cotswold DC leader voices support for Farmers
Support for the leading role played by agriculture in the Cotswolds was voiced by the District Council last week.

During a Council debate over the management of rural estates in the county, Cou...[full story]

Posted : 04/12/2006 09:52:58

Cheltenham launches first foil-recycling service
People with learning disabilities in Cheltenham who attend Gloucestershire County Council's adult resource centres are launching the town's first ever foil bank recycling service. Cheltenham Integrate...[full story]
Posted : 02/12/2006 18:38:16

Anti drink drive campaign
A decision to drive after drinking at home cost a young man his liberty and a female friend her life.

Warren Passey from Cheltenham was an ordinary man with a regular life whose outlook ...[full story]

Posted : 30/11/2006 16:49:50

Community Safety Week Comes To The Cotswolds
A special week of events to highlight action being taken to reduce fear of crime in the Cotswolds gets under way on Monday, December 4th.

Community Safety Week is being organised by the Safer C...[full story]

Posted : 30/11/2006 16:43:47

Statues Stolen in Cheltenham Burglary
Between 10pm on November 27 and 11am on November 28 a house in Chapman Way, Cheltenham, was broken into via a rear window.

Various items were stolen from the property, including jewellery, elec...[full story]

Posted : 30/11/2006 16:37:39

Cotswold DC - Plea on future of Post Offices
Cotswold District Council has called on the Government to protect village life by saving rural post offices from closure.

A meeting of Council yesterday, a motion was carried asking the Governm...[full story]

Posted : 29/11/2006 18:38:35

People in Lechlade welcome 'hole in the wall'
Lechlade residents and visitors can finally enjoy the benefits of a cashpoint in the town for the first time in nearly six years now that a new ATM machine has been installed at Barclays Bank.

...[full story]

Posted : 29/11/2006 18:32:43

Speed dating with a difference
Young people in Gloucestershire will get the chance to try speed dating with a difference tomorrow (Wednesday 29th November) when they meet up with County Councillors and senior council staff.

...[full story]

Posted : 28/11/2006 18:18:17

Cotswold DC warns of travel token scheme changes
People over 60 in the Cotswolds will soon be given their annual choice of receiving a free bus pass or travel tokens.

Cotswold District Council, which runs the scheme, is sending a review form ...[full story]

Posted : 28/11/2006 18:10:16

Cotswold DC against Unitary Local Government
Cotswold District Council today pledged its commitment to delivering services locally and resisting major moves towards centralisation.

In its recently published White Paper, the Government has...[full story]

Posted : 28/11/2006 18:07:47

Stroud Police Issue E-Fit After Sex Attack
Stroud Police Issue E-Fit After Sex Attack

Stroud Police have issued an E-fit of a man they want to speak to in relation to a serious sexual assault that took place in the town during the early hours of Saturday November 25.

The victim,...[full story]

Posted : 28/11/2006 17:38:08

Stroud School To Adopt SmartWater
A Stroud school is set to introduce SmartWater, the invisible 'forensic fingerprint', to better protect its premises from burglars and thieves.

Whiteshill Junior School has teamed up with Glouc...[full story]

Posted : 28/11/2006 17:35:02

Appeal After Woman, 24, Raped In Stroud
Police are appealing to the public for help in tracing a man who raped a woman in Stroud during the early hours of Saturday November 25 th.

The victim, a 24 year-old woman from Stroud, had been...[full story]

Posted : 27/11/2006 12:16:40

Charity Christmas on the cards at Moreton in Marsh
Get into the festive spirit and help charity at the same time by buying your Christmas cards at Cotswold District Council Council's Moreton Area Centre this year.

Cards for Good Causes, the mul...[full story]

Posted : 27/11/2006 10:27:46

Cotswolds hedgelaying contest hones rural skills
Nine rural accolades were presented to an enthusiastic and skilled group of hedgelayers who came out top of their class in the North Cotswolds Hedgelaying Competition this weekend.

Spurred on b...[full story]

Posted : 26/11/2006 22:07:46

Weighty fines for heavy lorries
Stroud Magistrates Court heard this week (Wednesday 23rd November) how overloaded vehicles were still to be found on Gloucestershire Roads.

Gloucestershire County Council Trading Standar...[full story]

Posted : 25/11/2006 05:17:41

Two Charged With Criminal Damage- Chipping Campden
Two teenage boys have been charged in connection with a spate of attacks on cars in Chipping Campden in October.

The 17-year-olds, from Chipping Campden and Moreton, were arrested after 25 car ...[full story]

Posted : 25/11/2006 04:49:16

Stonehouse Police All Set For Successful Evening
Stonehouse police will be out in force in Nailsworth this Friday (24th November) to ensure the traditional Goodwill Evening is a safe and enjoyable event for everyone planning to attend.

As in ...[full story]

Posted : 22/11/2006 16:05:40

Tetbury filling station raid
Police are appealing for witnesses after offenders broke into a filling station in Tetbury during the morning of Tuesday November 21st.

At around 3am two males wearing balaclavas broke into the...[full story]

Posted : 21/11/2006 12:10:54

Bank Robbed In Chipping Campden
Police are appealing to the public for help in tracing a man who robbed a bank in Chipping Campden during the afternoon of Friday November 17.

The man entered the Lloyds TSB bank in the High St...[full story]

Posted : 21/11/2006 12:03:43

Invitation To Stroud Police Community Meeting
Stroud residents are invited to discuss policing issues with officers at their local Police Community Consultative Meeting (PCCM) later this month.

The Stroud Inspector Neighbourhood Area has f...[full story]

Posted : 20/11/2006 12:35:57

Green Fire engines for Gloucestershire
Fire Service vehicles in the county are now going green following the announcement that they will be running on environmentally friendly biodiesel fuel. As part of the county council’s commitment to a...[full story]
Posted : 18/11/2006 12:25:07

Drivers in Chipping Norton targeted - road safety
Police officers in Chipping Norton put a cancelled training day to good use on Thursday 9th November by re-enforcing the road safety message to motorists.

Officers from the Carterton and Chippi...[full story]

Posted : 16/11/2006 15:27:29

Police Message to McFly Fans
Police are urging McFly fans to plan their journeys carefully and to think about personal security when they come to Cheltenham for the Christmas lights switch-on.

Thousands of people are expec...[full story]

Posted : 15/11/2006 20:16:03

Warning: Look Out For Counterfeit Notes
Police are warning people to be extra vigilant after a man tried to use some forged bank notes in a shop in Cheltenham.

The incident happened on Hewlett Road in Cheltenham at around 5pm on Tues...[full story]

Posted : 15/11/2006 17:43:43

Cotswolds And Stroud Police Issue Seasonal Warning
Police in the Cotswolds and Stroud Division are taking an early opportunity to urge the public to help them reduce the opportunities for crime created by the Christmas season.

Criminals are qui...[full story]

Posted : 15/11/2006 17:42:17

Chipping Norton Town Hall Public Conveniences
West Oxfordshire District Council has agreed that the way forward to improving public conveniences in Chipping Norton is to refurbish the current facilities at the Town Hall site.

The new schem...[full story]

Posted : 15/11/2006 16:27:38

Cheltenham Residents Invited to Meet with Police
Cheltenham town centre residents are invited to join their local police officers at a Police and Community Consultative Meeting on Tuesday, November 21.

The Inspector Neighbourhood Area holds f...[full story]

Posted : 14/11/2006 20:08:18

South Cerney dogs under the spotlight
South Cerney Parish Council are considering banning dogs from their gardens and parks, except if they are on a lead, according to a story in the Wilts and Glos Standard....[full story]
Posted : 14/11/2006 16:49:35

New Tool in Fight Against Crime
New Tool in Fight Against Crime

The latest tool in the fight against crime is taking to the roads of Gloucestershire.

A new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX FQ-340 has been bought by the Constabulary to make sure that the force...[full story]

Posted : 14/11/2006 15:34:39

Appeal For Witnesses To Fox Attack
Police in the Cotswolds are asking drivers who may have witnessed a fox being attacked by hunting hounds near Stow on the Wold to get in touch.

Reports received by police from members of...[full story]

Posted : 14/11/2006 11:38:02

Christmas crafts in Woodstock
The Oxfordshire Museum at Woodstock will be hosting a five-week exhibition and sale of affordable contemporary crafts from Saturday 24 November to 30 December. The Oxfordshire Craft Guild’s Christm...[full story]
Posted : 13/11/2006 00:25:21

Christmas at Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace is opening its doors and welcoming visitors to enjoy the Palace dressed for Christmas. From 11th November to 10th December, Wednesday to Sunday inclusive, the Palace and its courtyards...[full story]
Posted : 12/11/2006 12:44:49

History talks at Moreton in Marsh
Join popular historian Tim Porter as he returns to Moreton Area Centre with a series of three afternoon talks focusing on local saints.

Each session will outline the life of a partic...[full story]

Posted : 11/11/2006 15:33:52

Who do you think you are? Find out at Fairford
You don't have to be rich or famous to get help in tracing your family tree. Experts will be on hand at Fairford Library on Wednesday 15 November to help you delve into your family's past.

The ...[full story]

Posted : 09/11/2006 21:20:26

Chipping Norton tackles anti-social behaviour
Chipping Norton is tackling anti-social behaviour head on by fitting the Mosquito, an ultra-sonic device, in the Westgate Shopping Centre to deter trouble-makers.

The Mosquito system generates ...[full story]

Posted : 09/11/2006 21:14:37

13-year-old Arrested After Vehicle Stopped
At approximately 6.55pm on Wednesday November 8 a member of the public reported a car being driven without lights and unsafely by a young male on the A46 at Stroud.

The member of the pub...[full story]

Posted : 09/11/2006 21:01:41

Witney Job Fair
The Witney Job Fair takes place at Langdale Hall in Witney on 17th November from 10am to 5pm. The event will include the opportunity to get careers guidance, training and details of job vacancies i...[full story]
Posted : 08/11/2006 17:29:56

Cold Caller Free Zones To Be Unveiled In Stroud
Police, county Trading Standards and Stroud Neighbourhood Watch have teamed up to launch a new initiative designed to prevent cold callers and door-to-door salesmen calling on elderly and vulnerable p...[full story]
Posted : 07/11/2006 16:33:20

Burford Primary School will make television appeal
Burford Primary School hopes to install a floodlit, all-weather pitch for use by the school and local community and will take part in an appeal on Central News in an attempt to win a £50,000 Lottery g...[full story]
Posted : 07/11/2006 16:26:09

Have fun and be safe on Guy Fawkes night
If you're going to a fireworks display this weekend or having your own in your back garden - remember the firework code. Gloucestershire County Council Trading Standards have issued a reminder, read o...[full story]
Posted : 03/11/2006 22:24:14

Tetbury in top 10 most expensive market towns
Tetbury has featured in the top ten most expensive market towns, an average house costing £301,951 in the Cotswold market town.

The figures were compiled by Halifax Estate Agents and included 1...[full story]

Posted : 03/11/2006 21:40:37

Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Management Update
A/Sgt Rosemary Dilsaver has November’s update: "The Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Action Group has just celebrated its first birthday and during the last month we have published (thanks to West Oxon d...[full story]
Posted : 03/11/2006 17:02:29

Woodstock neighbourhood management update - Nov 06
A/Sgt Alan Robinson provides November's update for Woodstock: "Following the success of the parking leaflet in Woodstock it has now been decided to use this smaller leaflet in the surrounding villages...[full story]
Posted : 03/11/2006 16:59:12

Man Arrested For Stroud Sandwich Shop Damage
Police in Stroud have arrested an 18 year-old man in connection with an incident that occurred at a sandwich shop in the town on Monday October 23.

The man, who comes from Stroud, was arrested ...[full story]

Posted : 03/11/2006 09:40:12

Lord of the Rings pub in Moreton in Marsh?
A pub in Moreton-in-Marsh has been presented with a special print by a branch of the J R R Tolkein Society.

After painstaking research the Society claim that The Bell Inn in Moreton in Marsh is...[full story]

Posted : 02/11/2006 11:20:19

Stolen Fireworks: Police Issue Warning
Gloucestershire Police and Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service are warning members of the public to be wary if they are approached to buy fireworks.

The warning follows the theft of several...[full story]

Posted : 02/11/2006 01:48:06

Cotswolds And Stroud Police Target Vandals
Police in the Cotswolds and Stroud Division will be increasing town centre patrols and seeking to press charges against anyone arrested for vandalism, in a bid to reduce incidents of criminal damage i...[full story]
Posted : 01/11/2006 10:20:57

Homeowners Urged To Review Security
Police in the Cotswolds and Stroud Division are warning householders to take stock of their home security now the clocks have gone back.

The change back to Greenwich Mean Time will mean that ma...[full story]

Posted : 31/10/2006 14:57:52

Shop Window Smashed In Fairford
Police are appealing to the public for help after offenders smashed a window at a business premises in Fairford over the weekend, causing £500 of damage in the process. Between 9.30am and 11.50am ...[full story]
Posted : 31/10/2006 01:56:35

Worcestershire cricket personality dies
Mike Jones, the former president of Worcestershire County Cricket Club, has died aged 81 while on holiday in Portugal.

Mr Jones died in hospital on Saturday, October 21, after collapsing a few ...[full story]

Posted : 30/10/2006 14:25:36

Man Exposes Himself To Jogger In Cirencester
Police in Cirencester are seeking a man who exposed himself to a jogger in the town during the early evening of Friday October 27.

The victim, a woman from Cirencester, had been running along C...[full story]

Posted : 30/10/2006 13:36:29

Boy Charged After Arrest In Stroud Sandwich Shop
A 16 year-old boy arrested in a Stroud sandwich shop during the evening of Monday October 23 has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

The boy, who comes from Stroud, is cu...[full story]

Posted : 25/10/2006 13:38:23

Cash-Point Users Urged to Check Their Statements
Cheltenham Police are urging anyone who used a lower High Street cash machine earlier this year to keep a close eye on their bank statements.

Officers seized a skimming device from the ATM outs...[full story]

Posted : 24/10/2006 20:51:33

Cheltenham Assault: Are You a Witness?
Cheltenham Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in The Promenade.

The 18-year-old, who lives in the town, was hit with a bottle by a woman at about 1.15am on Saturday, O...[full story]

Posted : 24/10/2006 20:46:05

Youth Arrested - Disorder In Stroud Sandwich Shop
At approximately 10pm on Monday October 23 police received a report that a group of youths were abusing staff at the Subway sandwich shop in King Street, Stroud.

Two police officers attend the ...[full story]

Posted : 24/10/2006 20:43:42

Woodstock Burglary
Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Woodstock, on Friday (20th October 2006).

A house in Park Lane, being refurbished, was left insecure. A contractor left his car keys...[full story]

Posted : 24/10/2006 16:27:58

Police Warning To Users Of Internet Auction Sites
Gloucestershire police are urging members of the public to be wary of a scam being employed by criminals on popular Internet auction websites.

Officers have received several reports from member...[full story]

Posted : 20/10/2006 15:39:14

Cotswold DC chairman supports decision on Moreton
Cotswold District Council Chairman, Cllr Sue Jepson, has spoken out in support of the Cabinet's decision on the future of customer services in Moreton-in-Marsh.

The Centre, in the town's High S...[full story]

Posted : 20/10/2006 15:03:46

Stroud Police To Increase Patrols For Halloween
Police in Stroud will be increasing their patrols in the town between Halloween and Bonfire Night in a bid to reduce the incidents anti-social behaviour and criminal damage that traditionally occur du...[full story]
Posted : 20/10/2006 09:48:47

Fireworks events in the Cotswolds
For details of the various Fireworks events in the Cotswolds this November, please visit the [full story]
Posted : 19/10/2006 23:41:11

National Police Lawyers Conference Held in Chelten
The National Association of Police Lawyers has held its annual conference in Gloucestershire for the first time.

The conference, hosted by Gloucestershire Constabulary in Cheltenham, was attend...[full story]

Posted : 19/10/2006 15:21:42

Bulbs giveaway at Moreton-in-Marsh
Free low-energy lightbulbs are up for grabs at a special advice session at Moreton in-Marsh on Thursday, November 2

The event, at Cotswold District Council's Moreton Area Centre between ...[full story]

Posted : 18/10/2006 23:57:49

Advice for a safe Cotswolds Hallowe'en
Young people in the Cotswolds are being encouraged to have a harmless Hallowe'en by carefully planning their fun.

The District Council's Community Safety Team wants to ensure that children stay...[full story]

Posted : 18/10/2006 23:15:10

Police and Council target unfit taxis in Chippy
Thames Valley Police Roads Policing Department in conjunction with West Oxfordshire District Council Licensing Service conducted a joint operation to target unroadworthy licensed private hire and hack...[full story]
Posted : 18/10/2006 15:29:27

Man, 18, Charged With Criminal Damage In Stow
Police in Stow have charged an 18 year-old local man with criminal damage in connection with a spate of vandalism that occurred in the town during the early hours of Tuesday September 17.

The c...[full story]

Posted : 18/10/2006 15:21:37

Gloucestershire - Taking steps for greener future
Residents in Gloucestershire could be having their kitchen waste collected along with their rubbish after councillors agreed to look at providing a food waste composting site in the county. And it cou...[full story]
Posted : 18/10/2006 08:33:51

Appeal for Witnesses to Cheltenham Moped Crash
Cheltenham police are appealing for witnesses following a collision in which a 16-year-old moped rider broke her leg.

The crash, which also involved a blue Toyota Celica car, happened outside t...[full story]

Posted : 17/10/2006 11:09:57

Stow pub wins community pub award
The Queen's Head Inn in Stow-on-the-Wold has won the Whitby Breaded Scampi Great British Pub Challenge, run in association with The Publican. The pub licensees John and Bate receive a certificate a...[full story]
Posted : 17/10/2006 10:15:13

Award for Olive Branch in Broadway
The Olive Branch Guest House, High Street, Broadway has won silver in the B&B of the Year section of the Heart of England Excellence in Tourism awards....[full story]
Posted : 16/10/2006 16:17:08

Attempted Robbery In Chalford
Police are appealing for witnesses after three male offenders attempted to rob an 11 year-old boy in Stroud during the evening of Saturday October 14.

At around 6pm on that date the boy, who co...[full story]

Posted : 16/10/2006 15:21:15

Cotswold DC supports Better Backs Campaign
A national campaign to tackle back pain in the workplace is being highlighted by Cotswold District Council.

The Better Backs Campaign, which starts today (October 16th) is a joint effort betwe...[full story]

Posted : 16/10/2006 12:53:12

Cheltenham Tops Property Survey
Cheltenham has come top in survey of the country's 1,833 postcode areas, and is so desirable that house prices have risen more than 60 per cent above the national average in the past year.

The ...[full story]

Posted : 14/10/2006 17:23:07

Stroud Police All Set For Ebley Fireworks Display
Police in Stroud will be helping to ensure the annual charity fireworks display in Ebley is safe and trouble-free for the thousands of people expected to attend this year's event.

The display, ...[full story]

Posted : 13/10/2006 12:47:38

Motorists Urged To avoid Stroud - Half Marathon
Stroud police are urging motorists to avoid the town on the morning of the annual half-marathon - or risk facing significant delays.

This year's event, which is scheduled to start at 10am on...[full story]

Posted : 13/10/2006 11:19:37

Force Helicopter Unit Donates Cash To Charity
A Gloucestershire charity has benefited from a £500 donation, thanks to officers from the force helicopter.

Gloucestershire Cloud 9 charity take children who are ill, have spent long periods of...[full story]

Posted : 11/10/2006 09:56:13

Two Injured In Crash Near Westonbirt
Gloucestershire Police are appealing for witnesses to a two-vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the A433 at Westonbirt during the morning of Tuesday October 10.

The crash, between a...[full story]

Posted : 10/10/2006 16:20:16

Break-Ins At Two Businesses In Stroud
Police in Stroud are appealing for witnesses after unknown offenders broke into two commercial premises less than half a mile apart towards the end of September.

Between 5pm on Thursday Septemb...[full story]

Posted : 09/10/2006 20:10:14

Woman, 26, Injured In Crash In Stow
A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after the vehicle she was driving was involved in a crash near Stow on the Wold during the evening of Sunday October 8. The woman had been driving do...[full story]
Posted : 09/10/2006 20:08:17

Man charged after Fairford Police appeal
A man has been charged with theft following a successful appeal by Fairford police for the owners of suspected stolen bikes seized by officers to come forward.

A 44 year-old man was arrested wh...[full story]

Posted : 06/10/2006 11:29:06

Distraction burglary - Chipping Norton
Police are appealing for witnesses and warning residents in Chipping Norton to be on their guard following a distraction burglary yesterday (3rd October).

At 2.45pm two men went to the door of ...[full story]

Posted : 04/10/2006 14:39:55

Woodstock neighbourhood management update
A/Sgt Alan Robinson gives October's update: "The month of September has seen the introduction of the long awaited leaflet produced by the Neighbourhood Action Group (Nag) for use in Woodstock town and...[full story]
Posted : 03/10/2006 22:16:16

Chipping Norton neighbourhood management update
A/Sgt Rosemary Dilsaver gives the following update: "On Thursday 21 September,, was launched by the Partnership of West Oxfordshire District Council and Thames Valley Police. The day...[full story]
Posted : 03/10/2006 22:11:27

Glos Police join fight against wild animal trade
Gloucestershire Police Team Up With Nigel Marven To Fight The Illegal Trade In Wild Animals

Gloucestershire Police and the RSPCA have teamed up with well-known naturalist and TV presente...[full story]

Posted : 03/10/2006 21:22:20

Local connections policy for rented homes
A new scheme that takes into account people's local connections when allocating affordable rented homes has been agreed in the Cotswolds.

Working in partnership, Fosseway Housing Association (F...[full story]

Posted : 03/10/2006 15:25:12

New Board member sought for Conservation Board
New Board member sought for the Cotswolds Conservation Board

The organisation that exists to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Cotswolds C...[full story]

Posted : 30/09/2006 14:25:00

Grants available for projects in The Cotswolds
Grants available for projects that help to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds

A pot of money is available for local projects that help to make the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural B...[full story]

Posted : 30/09/2006 14:23:18

Neighbourhood Management Meetings- Chipping Norton
Residents in Chipping Norton and the surrounding communities are being encouraged to attend one of the public meetings during October to have their say on the important issues that need tackling in th...[full story]
Posted : 29/09/2006 23:58:05

Man assaulted in Nailsworth
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked and beaten up in Nailsworth during the early hours of Saturday September 23.

The victim, a 27 year-old man from Nailsworth, had been ...[full story]

Posted : 25/09/2006 15:59:58

Chipping Campden parking improvements
Work to enlarge two existing parking lay-bys at Back Ends, Chipping Campden has finished ahead of schedule.

And Gloucestershire Highways have also been able to work on the scheme without disrup...[full story]

Posted : 24/09/2006 00:45:50

Man assaulted in Fairford
Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault outside a pub in Fairford resulted in a man sustaining a broken jaw and a badly cut eye.

The man, who comes from Lechlade, had become involve...[full story]

Posted : 22/09/2006 18:31:26

Cotswold defers decision on future of parking
Cotswold District Council's Cabinet has deferred a decision on its future parking strategy to gain a clearer picture of the county council’s plans for on-street parking.

At their meeting yester...[full story]

Posted : 22/09/2006 17:25:19

New lease of life for old prison at Northleach
A 200-year-old Georgian prison is being given a new lease of life with the opening of a stylish 21st Century coffee shop.

Blades opens on Monday (September 25) at the Old Prison, Northleach – f...[full story]

Posted : 22/09/2006 17:12:41

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt set for Cotswolds?
If the rumours are to be believed, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie could be set to become the latest celebrities with property in the Costwolds.

The Hollywood couple are said to be set to spend up...[full story]

Posted : 22/09/2006 00:06:26

New Face To Tackle Anti Social Behaviour
A new face has been taken on by Cotswold District Council to help take action against anti-social behaviour in the community.

Anti-Social Behaviour Co-ordinator Tim Dowan has joined the Council...[full story]

Posted : 19/09/2006 15:02:37

Police warning following distraction burglaries
Police are warning elderly and vulnerable people to be on their guard after distraction burglars called at three homes in the county on Wednesday September 13.

The first incident occurred at ar...[full story]

Posted : 14/09/2006 23:18:08

Reduction in senior posts saves 150,000 Pounds
A reduction in senior management posts at Cotswold District Council is to save 150,000 Pounds a year, it was announced this week.

The Council has decided not to replace the Deputy Chief Executi...[full story]

Posted : 14/09/2006 18:49:04

Cautioned issued to resident over dumped rubbish
A resident has been issued with a formal caution as part of Cotswold District Council's crackdown on litter and fly tipping.

The man was cautioned for failing to ensure that his household rubbi...[full story]

Posted : 14/09/2006 12:41:37

Princess Royal to present prizes at golf day
A charity golf tournament at Cirencester has been given the royal seal of approval.

The Princess Royal, HRH Princess Anne, has agreed to present the prizes at the event being organised in Octob...[full story]

Posted : 12/09/2006 12:14:42

WOW Weekend set to 'spook' West Oxon residents
A spine tingling theatrical ghost trail through old Burford is one of this year's new offers for the West Oxfordshire Weekend (WOW) on the 23rd and 24th September.

The special WOW weekend offer...[full story]

Posted : 12/09/2006 12:06:39

Biolab planning consent granted in 2004
The operators of Biolab at Andoversford, where fire broke out last week, were granted planning consent for their activities in 2004, Cotswold District Council has confirmed.

The Council said th...[full story]

Posted : 11/09/2006 11:38:36

Rare stained glass on show at Corinium Museum
Rare examples of medieval stained glass are to go on show in the Cotswolds for the first time in 200 years.

The glass fragments, on loan from St Mary's Church, Meysey Hampton, form a new exhibi...[full story]

Posted : 05/09/2006 13:19:50

Cotswold Local Plan Published
The Local Plan - which provides a blueprint for development throughout Cotswold District to 2011 – has finally been published following a lengthy process of consultation, inquiry and modifications.[full story]
Posted : 05/09/2006 10:34:05

Stow Gypsy Hore Fair - Date Confirmed
The next Gypsy Horse Fair in Stow-on-the-Wold is due to take place on October 26th, Cotswold District Council has confirmed.

Confusion arose over the proposed date for this year's October fair,...[full story]

Posted : 04/09/2006 15:54:42

Major explosion in Gloucestershire
A major chemical fire has started at an industrial estate at Andoversford near Cheltenham.

Police are reported to have said that there had been at least three explosions at the Biolab plant, wh...[full story]

Posted : 04/09/2006 15:30:26

Bionic Bird at Birdland
A Southern Groud Hornbill resident at Birdland in Bourton on the Water has had a broken section of his beak replaced with a stainless steel section after part of its lower bill was broken.

The ...[full story]

Posted : 31/08/2006 13:47:50

Don't Lose Your Vote - Register Now!
Cotswold District Council is carrying out its annual update of the register of electors by issuing a form to every home in the District over the next two weeks.

If the details on the form have ...[full story]

Posted : 29/08/2006 12:46:56

Purse stolen from woman in Chipping Campden
Police are appealing to the public for information after an elderly woman had her purse stolen from her home in Chipping Campden earlier this month.

During the afternoon of Wednesday August 9 t...[full story]

Posted : 16/08/2006 07:08:41

Have your say: Volunteers wanted for budget event
A hands-on opportunity for residents to tell Cotswold District Council how they think it should spend its money takes place on Saturday, September 23rd

The Council is holding a half-day worksho...[full story]

Posted : 31/07/2006 13:27:44

Mike Tindall opens Cotswold Leisure Centre
Mike Tindall opens Cotswold Leisure Centre

Gloucester Rugby and World Cup rugby star Mike Tindall formally opened the Cotswold Leisure Centre, Cirencester, on Sunday, July 23rd.

Mike was presented with lifetime membership of the Cotswol...[full story]

Posted : 24/07/2006 18:46:55

£10000 campaign to crack down on criminal damage
A £10,000 project to crack down on the growing numbers of vandals who attack homes, cars and other property is to be launched in the Cotswolds.

The project – called Damage Limitation – is the b...[full story]

Posted : 24/07/2006 16:47:46

Yellow pages goes green again
Householders in West Oxfordshire are being urged by the District Council to recycle their old 2005/06 Yellow Pages directory when the new 2006/07 edition is delivered to their homes over the next few ...[full story]
Posted : 24/07/2006 15:14:17

Chipping Norton pupils brave the heat for charity
Around 800 students from Chipping Campden School braved the heat in scorching weather to take part in a sponsored walk on Tuesday 18th July.

They were raising money for The Luke Jeffrey School ...[full story]

Posted : 21/07/2006 11:51:05

Easier access to Council services at the Guildhall
Councillors recently visited the Guildhall at Chipping Norton to see how better use is being made of the building, including full disabled access, following extensive refurbishment work.

A wide...[full story]

Posted : 19/07/2006 23:57:38

Minster Lovell Hall video added
A short video of Minster Lovell Hall near Witney has been added to the Minster Lovell Hall page of the Cotswolds website...[full story]
Posted : 19/07/2006 13:46:34

Rural North Cotswolds Post Offices to get CCTV
Rural post offices across the North Cotswolds will soon be benefiting from 24 hour CCTV protection thanks to the North Cotswolds Safer Communities Partnership.

The Partnership, which includes r...[full story]

Posted : 15/07/2006 12:04:21

Jet crashes in Oxfordshire
The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that an RAF Pilot has ejected safely, moments before his Harrier jump jet crashed just north of Oxford.

The plane was travelling to RAF Fairford in Glouces...[full story]

Posted : 13/07/2006 19:27:30

Rumplestiltskin plays name game at Corn Hall
Who says panto is just for Christmas? Rumplestiltskin is coming to Cirencester for summertime fun on Tuesday 8th August. The Panto Company brings two action- packed performances to the Corn Hall ...[full story]
Posted : 11/07/2006 18:18:51

Land speed record attempt in Fairford fails
A pair of jet-powered cars have failed in bids to break the British land speed record after suffering technical problems at RAF Fairford.

The vehicles were aiming to achieve average speeds over...[full story]

Posted : 10/07/2006 11:32:36

Cotswold Show
There's something in the air at this year's Cotswold Show…because not all the attractions can keep their feet on the ground. Slicing through the sky at up to 150mph, the glamorous and daring Utterly B...[full story]
Posted : 07/07/2006 15:07:49

Witney Motor Show postponed
The Witney Motor Show, which was due to take place on Thursday 6th July, has been postponed for two weeks due to waterlogging on the Henry Box playing fields and will now take place on 20th July...[full story]
Posted : 07/07/2006 10:42:06

Iron Age Fun Day at Corinium Museum, Cirencester
Families get the chance to follow in the footsteps of the Cotswold Celts with a fun-packed day at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, on Saturday, July 15.

The special event, being staged as part...[full story]

Posted : 05/07/2006 17:06:02

Cotswold pupils create subway masterpiece
Cotswold children have transformed a graffiti-strewn underpass into a welcoming work of art - using more than 130,000 mosaic tiles.

The community project, to brighten up the subway between Wat...[full story]

Posted : 03/07/2006 12:13:59

Cotswold's Summer of Sport!
A summer of sport to help kids beat boredom – and adults keep fit – is ready to kick off in the Cotswolds.

Cotswold District Council is aiming to make it easy for people of all ages to join in,...[full story]

Posted : 30/06/2006 13:30:56

U2 tribute band to plat Cirencester
Living legends U2 are faithfully and brilliantly recreated by U2:UK, appearing at The Corn Hall, Cirencester on Friday 14th July.

U2:UK are Britain's most exciting and successful U2 tribute ban...[full story]

Posted : 23/06/2006 12:06:26

Night-time lorry curfew proposed
Lorries are facing a night-time ban from minor roads in the Cotswolds, as part of a plan to improve the quality of life for residents reports the BBC website.

Gloucestershire County Council wil...[full story]

Posted : 20/06/2006 22:25:30

Perfect Alibi play the Corn Hall, Cirencester
Top Pink Floyd tribute band, Perfect Alibi will be performing at The Corn Hall, Cirencester, on Saturday 8th July.

For more than 15 years Perfect Alibi have been stunning audiences with their o...[full story]

Posted : 15/06/2006 18:03:05

Cheltenham launches coin free parking
Cheltenham Borough Council is set to trial a new mobile phone payment system in its off street car parks.

The six month pilot scheme, which is due to be officially launched by Cheltenham Boroug...[full story]

Posted : 13/06/2006 08:43:36

Silk flowers in Bourton in attempt to save water
Silk flowers are being used in in hanging baskets in Bourton on the Water in an attempt to conserve water.

Opinions on the decision seem to be divided, American tourists commented how nice the ...[full story]

Posted : 13/06/2006 08:40:05

Cotswold DC checks up on drink licenses
Cotswold District Council has launched a crackdown on pubs, clubs and restaurants who are flouting their licence conditions.

The Council's enforcement officers are checking up on licensees acro...[full story]

Posted : 07/06/2006 17:31:18

Cotswold to promote health, sport and enterprise
Plans to promote health, sport and enterprise have been announced by Cotswold District Council's new Cabinet.

The Cabinet, led by Council Leader Cllr Lynden Stowe, wants to focus on the three t...[full story]

Posted : 06/06/2006 15:10:00

Corn Hall market operators meet with Cotswold
Craft and antiques market operators have met with Cotswold District Council and developer Wildmoor to discuss their continued use of Cirencester's Corn Hall.

The Council is planning to sell the...[full story]

Posted : 30/05/2006 17:38:13

Police warning after Moreton car break-ins
Gloucestershire Police have issued a warning after a car was broken into in Moreton-in-Marsh on Tuesday morning (23rd May).

A number of other vehicles have been broken into in the area recently...[full story]

Posted : 24/05/2006 23:31:59

Council leading the way for local businesses
A Business Support Fair is being held in Chipping Norton Town Hall from 5pm on June 6th to showcase the vast amount of help available, both locally and nationally, to small businesses in the area. Att...[full story]
Posted : 20/05/2006 13:50:35

Noise Action Week
Next week is National Noise Action Week (May 22-26) – and Cotswold District Council is urging residents to think about the effect unwanted noise can have on neighbours.

A recent National Societ...[full story]

Posted : 19/05/2006 14:48:08

Morris Photographic moves to Chipping Norton
We are pleased to announce that Morris Photographic is moving to new purpose designed premises in Chipping Norton. Our new unit will give us over 2000 sq feet of storage, office and display space, all...[full story]
Posted : 15/05/2006 13:04:10

Free swimming at Chipping Norton Lido for OAPs
Retirement home builders McCarthy and Stone have spent £2,000 to allow older people to swim free in Chipping Norton Lido.

The sessions, which take place every Wednesday between 10:30am and 12:0...[full story]

Posted : 13/05/2006 10:27:27

Birthday Gala at Blenheim Palace
It is reported that The Duke of Marlborough is planning a special birthday party for 250 80-year-olds at Blenheim Palace.

The Queen ...[full story]

Posted : 12/05/2006 17:36:53

Recycling recognition for Fairford ward
Fairford residents have been recognised for helping Cotswold District Council to boost its recycling rate to one of the highest in Gloucestershire.

Ward Councillors Malcolm Berry and Ray Theodo...[full story]

Posted : 12/05/2006 17:14:15

Cotswold acts on litter with Ring Road blitz
A clean-up taskforce is tackling Cirencester's ring road this week as part of Cotswold District Council’s pledge to clamp down on litter.

The Council has added an extra £25,000 in 2006/07 to th...[full story]

Posted : 12/05/2006 17:05:26

Update on Police Force Merger Proposals
Gloucestershire Constabulary's Chief Constable, Dr Tim Brain, and Michael Browne, the Chairman of Gloucestershire Police Authority, have written to the new Home Secretary asking to meet with him to di...[full story]
Posted : 12/05/2006 08:16:07

Roman graveyard found in quarry near Fairford
Archaeologists have unearthed a large Roman cemetery in a Gloucestershire gravel quarry near Fairford.

It is believed that more than 100 people were buried at the site near Fairford which dates...[full story]

Posted : 12/05/2006 08:12:46

Cotswold District C. – Key Appointments 2006/07
Chairman and Vice Chairman of Council

Chairman: Cllr Sue Jepson
Vice Chairman: Cllr Sheila Jeffery

Cllr Lynden Stowe, Leader (Financial Strategy)
Cllr Ca...[full story]

Posted : 09/05/2006 17:33:12

Chairman and Leader Elected At Cotswold DC
Chairman and Leader Elected At Cotswold DC

Key appointments for the civic year ahead were made at the annual meeting of Cotswold District Council today. (May 9th).

Cllr Sue Jepson was unanimously re-elected as Chairman of Council. Cllr ...[full story]

Posted : 09/05/2006 17:27:44

Motorcyclist Injured in Lechlade Crash
Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was injured in a road collision in Lechlade on Sunday May 7.

The incident occurred at around 1.10pm when a black Suzuki, ridden by a 30 y...[full story]

Posted : 08/05/2006 16:35:53

Appeal for Witnesses to South Cerney Fire
Police are appealing to the public for information after a fire destroyed a fishing hut in South Cerney over the weekend.

The hut, off Spine Road, South Cerney, is believed to have caught fire ...[full story]

Posted : 08/05/2006 16:34:24

Cotswolds/Stroud Police to Launch Cones Amnesty
Police in the Cotswolds and Stroud Division are holding a traffic cone amnesty in the hope of recovering cones lost at police incidents and public events during the last 12 months.

Cones are fr...[full story]

Posted : 06/05/2006 17:09:56

Eight Arrested After Cirencester Assault
Police in Cirencester are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in the town.

A 32-year-old man is suffering severe facial injuries after being set upon by a group of attackers who...[full story]

Posted : 06/05/2006 17:06:49

Corinium Museum in finals for top European award
The Corinium Museum, Cirencester, has made it to the finals of the prestigious 2006 European Museum of the Year Award.

The Cotswold District Council-owned museum, which re-opened in September ...[full story]

Posted : 05/05/2006 18:40:28

Cirencester could get European style makeover
The Market Place in Cirencester could get its first major makeover for the first time in over 170 years if new plans are given the go ahead.

The plans include the reduction of parking spaces in...[full story]

Posted : 05/05/2006 16:49:02

South Cerney Chemical Spill - UPDATE
Work to clear up a chemical spill that affected the Broadway Lane area of South Cerney earlier today is well under way.

Road closures put in place on Broadway Lane while emergency services were...[full story]

Posted : 03/05/2006 17:30:45

South Cerney road closed after chenical spill
The BBC is reporting that a cloud of acid fumes is hanging over South Cerney following a hydrochloric acid spillage.

Residents in Broadway Lane have been warned to keep their doors and windows ...[full story]

Posted : 03/05/2006 17:18:41

Win tickets to the 2006 Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford
Win tickets to the 2006 Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford

We have 15 pairs of tickets to the 2006 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford to give away.

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, visit the [full story]

Posted : 26/04/2006 13:41:09

World's top guns set their sights on Air Tattoo
World's top guns set their sights on Air Tattoo

Stay cool this summer and head for the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire - the greatest airshow on earth.

For just two days a year, this sleepy corner of the Cot...[full story]

Posted : 26/04/2006 12:28:13

Planning Inspector Backs Cotswold Homes Policy
Support for Cotswold District Council's policy on affordable homes on private developments has been voiced by the Planning Inspectorate.

The inspector has dismissed an appeal against the Counci...[full story]

Posted : 26/04/2006 11:54:56

Cotswold District Council plans sale of Corn Hall
Proposals to sell Cirencester's Corn Hall while protecting the future of community events at the venue were agreed by Cotswold District Council yesterday (April 25).

The Council is planning to ...[full story]

Posted : 26/04/2006 11:43:20

New leaflet to help victims of domestic violence
The West Oxfordshire Community Safety Partnership will be launching a new leaflet outlining a service which supports victims of domestic abuse in the district. The leaflet called 'Domestic Abuse - Do ...[full story]
Posted : 25/04/2006 15:22:00

Award for Witney Vet
Sharon Lum of Medivet Veterinary Parternship, Witney, was presented with the first ever 'People's Choice Award' at last week's 2006 Petplan Veterinary Awards held in Birmingham....[full story]
Posted : 24/04/2006 16:52:08

Rare tree planted at Westonbirt Arboretum
One of the world's rarest and most ancient trees has been planted at the Westonbirt Arboretum as part of a worldw...[full story]
Posted : 23/04/2006 23:54:21

Speed record holders attempt record at Fairford
On July 7th this year, on the runway at RAF Fairford, current UK Land Speed Record Holders Primetime Land Speed Engineering pit their pair of afterburning jet cars 'Vampire' and 'Split Second' against...[full story]
Posted : 23/04/2006 23:33:31

Appeal to Scrap Merchants After South Cerney Theft
Police are appealing for scrap merchants in the county to get in touch if anyone tries to sell them aluminium tile moulds stolen from a roofing company in South Cerney.

Between 10am on Tuesday ...[full story]

Posted : 22/04/2006 15:51:09

Police Support Anti-Terrorism Hotline
Police in Gloucestershire are backing a national anti-terrorism hotline launched to help police gather vital intelligence.

The confidential hotline allows people to pass on information without ...[full story]

Posted : 20/04/2006 16:28:28

Organ Damaged In Cheltenham Church Hall Break-In
Police are appealing for information after a church hall was broken into.

Offenders broke into the St Barnabus Church Hall in Orchard Way, Cheltenham, sometime between 5pm on Tuesday, April 18 ...[full story]

Posted : 20/04/2006 16:26:28

Card Scanner Recovered From Stroud Cash Point
Police are urging customers who may have used a cashpoint at Sainsbury's in the Dudbridge area of Stroud to check their banks statements closely after officers seized a card-scanning machine from the ...[full story]
Posted : 20/04/2006 16:24:13

Boy dies in Moreton-in-Marsh swimming pool
It is reported that a 15-year-old boy has died after getting into difficulties in a swimming pool at the Fire Service College in Moreton in Marsh which was being used by a local diving club.

Po...[full story]

Posted : 20/04/2006 12:56:25

Midge Ure returns to the Corn Hall, Cirencester
Midge Ure - star of Ultravox and Band Aid – returns to the Corn Hall, Cirencester, on Saturday, April 29th, following the success of last year's sell-out performance.

'Uncovered' sees Midge pla...[full story]

Posted : 19/04/2006 13:44:47

Boost for Chipping Norton
Chipping Norton Town Partnership has received a major boost with a grant from the District Council towards employing a Project Manager. The Project Manager will be employed to help implement projects ...[full story]
Posted : 13/04/2006 17:51:13

Three-year-old glued to loo seat in Stroud
The BBC are reporting a rather unpleasant story about a three-year-old who required hospital treatment after becoming stuck to a toilet seat in a bowling alley which had been smeared with glue.
[full story]

Posted : 13/04/2006 17:34:56

Changes at Cotswold District Council
Cotswold District Council Conservative Group elected a new Leader, Councillor Lynden Stowe, at its Annual General Meeting last night (Tues). Councillor Stowe is currently Finance Portfolio Holder in t...[full story]
Posted : 12/04/2006 20:52:29

Cirencester radio project seeks breakfast stars
Corinium Radio is searching for a Cirencester- based family to share its breakfast with - or at least its breakfast show.

Broadcasting on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th May, the new community radi...[full story]

Posted : 12/04/2006 20:51:03

Norman Arch Protestors Legal Breakthrough
Legal breakthrough for campaigners against Cirencester Town Council sale of oldest building to be unveiled at forthcoming public meeting.

Campaigners against the sale of Cirencester's No...[full story]

Posted : 11/04/2006 13:06:08

Eliot Arms in South Cerney revamped
The Eliot Arms in South Cerney has recently undergone a major refurbishment and a new manager has taken over.

The new manager, Katy Coleman, has worked for Eldridge Pope (owners of the Eliot Ar...[full story]

Posted : 10/04/2006 13:02:17

Appeal for Witnesses to A40 Crash
Police are appealing for witnesses to a road collision that took place on the A40 near Northleach during the afternoon of Wednesday April 5.

The incident occurred at around 2pm on the A40 betwe...[full story]

Posted : 08/04/2006 00:20:37

Post Office Raided in Northleach
Police are appealing for information after a post office was raided in Northleach in the early hours of Friday April 7.

Offenders used a dark coloured car and a wooden post to smash the front d...[full story]

Posted : 08/04/2006 00:18:44

Cross-party statement from Cotswold councillors
Here follows a cross-party statement from Cotswold District Council councillors on proposed health cuts:

We strongly condemn the current plans to make further cuts to NHS Services in the coun...[full story]

Posted : 05/04/2006 17:06:00

Clocks stolen in Northleach raid
Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary that took place in Northleach in the early hours of Tuesday March 28.

At approximately 3.20am four offenders smashed a ground floor front window...[full story]

Posted : 30/03/2006 13:17:25

Motorcycle show in Cheltenham
A host of biking celebrities are revving up for the year's biggest motorcycle show, being held in Cheltenham this weekend.

The national BikeSafe weekend is being hosted by Gloucestershire Const...[full story]

Posted : 30/03/2006 12:55:54

New Cotswold Leisure Centre - Public Preview
Cotswold District Council is inviting the public for a preview of the new Cotswold Leisure Centre the day before it opens. The £7.7m centre in Tetbury Road will be open for visitors from 3pm to 7pm on...[full story]
Posted : 30/03/2006 12:50:55

Shrek family days at the Corinium Museum
Two Shrek family days will be held at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th April. The movie Shrek 2 will be showing from 10.30am to 12pm, while there's a chance to make a...[full story]
Posted : 30/03/2006 00:15:39

Home Security Warning for Cotswolds Residents
Police in the Cotswolds are reminding homeowners to always lock their outside doors and secure their windows.

The warning coincides with the approach of spring and the Easter holidays, when war...[full story]

Posted : 29/03/2006 20:51:14

Cirencester Phone Kiosk Attacked
Police in Cirencester are appealing for witnesses after a telephone kiosk was vandalised in the town on Tuesday March 28th.
br>Unknown offenders caused £345 worth of damage when they attacked the k...[full story]

Posted : 29/03/2006 20:47:32

The Digital Camera Experience
Cotswold Wildlife Park, near Burford - 29th April 2006 at the Cotswold Wildlife Park

The first of a series of one-day training workshops designed to help you get the best from your digital came...[full story]

Posted : 29/03/2006 17:04:42

Walter Trout and the Rdicals play Cirencester
Billed as one of the worlds greatest rock blues guitarists Walter Trout stops off at The Corn Hall, Cirencester on Thursday April,13th as part of his current UK tour.

For full details see [full story]

Posted : 29/03/2006 16:57:51

Comedian Alex Horne comes to Cirencester
Alex Horne brings his excellent comedy show, 'When In Rome' to the Corn Hall on Saturday 8th April 06.

For full details see [full story]

Posted : 29/03/2006 16:46:29

Chipping Norton Lido opens on April 29th
The Chipping Norton Lido will open on 29th April for the 2006 season.

The open air swimming pool featured in BBC2's Top Gear programme last year when motoring journalist and Top Gear front man ...[full story]

Posted : 28/03/2006 22:32:30

Appeal after Bourton Supermarket Burglary
Police in the Cotswolds are appealing for witnesses after a supermarket in Bourton on the Water was burgled over the weekend.

Between 8.35pm on Friday March 24 and 5.55am on Saturday Mar...[full story]

Posted : 28/03/2006 19:16:12

Force Restructuring - Gloucestershire
In another development, the Gloucestershire Constabulary has learnt that it, together with the other four forces in the south west will be subject to a further review about restructuring. Home Office ...[full story]
Posted : 28/03/2006 19:13:08

Cotswold Shopkeepers Urged to Check Security
Shopkeepers in the Cotswolds and Stroud division are being urged to check their security arrangements after two retail premises were raided within hours of each other earlier this month.

Betwee...[full story]

Posted : 28/03/2006 19:10:09

New cinema opens in Cheltenham
An 11-screen cinema has opened in Cheltenham.

The Cineworld cinema has opened on the site of a new milti-million pound shopping and leisure development called the Brewery Centre which has been ...[full story]

Posted : 25/03/2006 10:36:16

Camilla to join local Women's Institute
The Duchess of Cornwall is to join her local Women's Institute in Tetbury reports the BBC website. The Duchess of Cornwall will be the latest in a line of Royal WI members, which have included Queen A...[full story]
Posted : 22/03/2006 17:17:16

Body of man found in Stow on the Wold
At approximately 11.35pm on Monday March 20 police were called to The Square in Stow on the Wold after receiving reports that the body of a male had been found in the area.

Officers attending t...[full story]

Posted : 21/03/2006 17:20:02

Irish clean sweep in Cheltenham Gold Cup
Many Irish horseracing fans will be waking up with sore heads this morning after celebrating an Irish 1-2-3 in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on St. Patrick's Day yesterday.

War of Attrition (15/2), o...[full story]

Posted : 18/03/2006 10:00:12

Ancient meets modern in Corinium Museum exhibition
Ancient meets modern in a perfect setting when 20 contemporary mosaic artists showcase their work at Cirencester's Corinium Museum.

From April 1 to June 4, the mosaicists provide interpretation...[full story]

Posted : 16/03/2006 16:17:24

BBC2 series to feature Fairford church
Barley Studio, York-based masters of stained glass conservation and design, are celebrated as part of the current BBC2 series, "A Passion for Churches".

The programme reveals Keith Barley's twe...[full story]

Posted : 10/03/2006 15:06:48

Discovering Oxfordshire's Buildings - Exhibition
An exhibition, "Discovering Oxfordshire's Buildings" will be held at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woods...[full story]
Posted : 08/03/2006 08:16:36

Funding for Citizens Advice Bureau
The West Oxfordshire District Council is proposing to grant £91,000 to the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) so it can continue providing an information and advice service in West Oxfordshire. This money i...[full story]
Posted : 06/03/2006 15:53:27

Westminster Abbey tribute to Ronnie Barker
A memorial service has taken place at London's Westminster Abbey in remembrance of comedian Ronnie Barker who died in Oxtober 2005.

Barker was a well known face around Chipping Norton, he retir...[full story]

Posted : 03/03/2006 19:00:54

Artist show to boost church charity
Northleach-based artist Katie Williams brings 'Blooming Colours' – a stunning exhibition of her work inspired by plants - to the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, from March 11.

The main body of w...[full story]

Posted : 03/03/2006 18:36:36

Yellow burglar alarm causes problems in Stow
Planners have ordered the owner of a furniture shop in Stow-on-the-Wold to remove his yellow burglar alarm or paint it a similar colour to the costwold stone building because it is not in keeping with...[full story]
Posted : 02/03/2006 19:02:13

Cotswold sets Council Tax for 2006/07
Cotswold District Council today set its Council Tax for the coming financial year.

The Council has added £3.15 to its share of the annual average bill (Band D), a 2.5% increase.

This is ...[full story]

Posted : 28/02/2006 13:41:32

No smoking event at Cotswold Leisure Centre
A free swim is on offer at the new Cotswold Leisure Centre, Cirencester – for anyone who wants to find out how cigarette smoke is affecting their health.

To mark national No Smoking Day on Marc...[full story]

Posted : 24/02/2006 17:23:28

Nuborn spectacular at Fairford
School age rock stars take to the stage in Fairford's first Nuborn band showcase at the Fairford Leisure Centre on Sunday, March 5th.

The event, featuring performance by students aged 10 to 16,...[full story]

Posted : 24/02/2006 16:00:01

Metal detector strikes gold near Cirencester
A national newspaper is reporting today that a metal-detector enthusiast from Cheltenham has unearthed the biggest hoard of Bronze Age treasure found in Britain, worth £1million, in a field near [full story]
Posted : 24/02/2006 12:24:02

Westonbirt Arboretum
A snowy day in February may not be ideal for a walk around Westonbirt Arboretum near Tetbury, but it didn't dampen our spirits when we visited the world famous arboretum today.

2006 is a double...[full story]

Posted : 23/02/2006 16:12:22

New Cirencester Leisure Centre - We Name The Day!
The new Cotswold Leisure Centre in Cirencester is due to open its doors to the public at 7am on Tuesday, April 4th, the District Council announced.

The £7m project is under construction in Tetb...[full story]

Posted : 23/02/2006 09:41:43

Footpath improvement work at Cotswold Water Park
Part of the footpath around one of the lakes at Keynes Park in the Cotswold Water Park closed on 13th February to allow for improvement work to be carried out.

The work, on a narrow section of ...[full story]

Posted : 20/02/2006 18:59:22

Crickley Hill Country Park
Details of Crickley Hill Country Park added to the Cotswold attractions section of the Cotswolds website...[full story]
Posted : 20/02/2006 17:39:08

Recycling roadshow comes to Cirencester
A recycling roadshow, which urges Cotswold residents to 'Recycle for Gloucestershire' comes to Cirencester on Saturday, February 25th.

Cotswold District Council, working with the Gloucestershir...[full story]

Posted : 20/02/2006 13:13:00

Blenheim Palace opens for 2006 season
Blenheim Palace in Woodstock reopened in February for the 2006 season.

Special Blenheim Palace held events for 2006 include the Great Blenheim Palace Easter Egg Challenge (14th to 17th April), ...[full story]

Posted : 16/02/2006 21:11:32

Temporary car parking in Witney could stay open
A car parking area in Witney, opened to compensate for the loss of parking spaces in the town could stay open.

The spaces, on part of Marriotts Close adjacent to the Welch Way car park, were op...[full story]

Posted : 16/02/2006 16:45:41

Metallica tribute band play Corn Hall, Cirencester
Mentallica - a tribute to one of the greatest metal bands in the world - bring their acclaimed show to The Corn Hall, Cirencester on Saturday, March 11th.

Formed in 1996, Mentallica have earne...[full story]

Posted : 16/02/2006 11:26:08

Moreton-in-Marsh postbox a magnet for dogs
The Stratford-upon-Avon Herald reports that the Moreton in Marsh town centre post box is threatened with removal because so many dogs have been using it to relieve themselves and it now poses a health...[full story]
Posted : 16/02/2006 11:03:19

Drugs clampdown at Cheltenham nightclubs
Police will start a six-week campaign this weekend (17 February) targeting those who take illegal drugs to Cheltenham Town Centre nightclubs.

A number of officers will be at various clubs in th...[full story]

Posted : 15/02/2006 16:10:45

Two Injured in Barnsley Crash
Police are appealing for witnesses after two motorists were injured in a crash on the B4425 near Barnsley during the afternoon of Monday February 13.

The collision, which occurred at around 12....[full story]

Posted : 15/02/2006 15:58:01

Fundraising event to help South Cerney man
There will be a funraising event on Friday 24th February at the Corn Hall in Cirencester to raise money for stem cell therapy.

Will Fenton of South Cerney had a bad trampoline accident three ye...[full story]

Posted : 15/02/2006 11:46:57

Top auction house moves to South Cerney
One of the largest specialist auction houses in the country has moved to South Cerney after nearly 20 years based in Swindon, Wiltshire.

Their first auction in [full story]

Posted : 14/02/2006 11:23:18

Public meeting to discuss future of health service
A public meeting to discuss proposals to change the shape and size of Primary Care Trusts and the local Strategic Health Authority will be held in Cirencester on February 22.

Cotswold Distric...[full story]

Posted : 13/02/2006 18:35:06

Nuborn success at the Corn Hall
The first ever Nuborn showcase was staged at the Corn Hall on February 5th, with six bands all of primary or secondary school age displaying their musical talent.

The event was a phenomenal suc...[full story]

Posted : 13/02/2006 16:25:30

Concern over traffic islands on South Cerney road
A South Cerney woman has called for the Highways Department to do something positive before another life is lost on a South Cerney Road.

The Spine Road on the outskirts of South Cerney is used ...[full story]

Posted : 10/02/2006 16:59:02

Moreton in Marsh market management upbeat
The Stratford-on-Avon Herald reports that the management of the Moreton-in-Marsh market have rebutted criticism over the market's apparent decline. The report says that they have reassured traders and...[full story]
Posted : 09/02/2006 17:54:43

Attempted robbery in Cirencester
Police are appealing for information after a man attempted to rob a churchgoer in Cirencester earlier this month.

At approximately 5.50pm on Sunday February 5 the victim, a 32 year-old woman fr...[full story]

Posted : 08/02/2006 15:41:20

Woodstock surgery appeals for help
Woodstock surgery is calling for patients to cancel appointments if they know that they will not be able to keep them.

According to a story in the Witney Gazette the surgery says that 800 patie...[full story]

Posted : 08/02/2006 11:54:58

Free half-term sports coaching for Cotswold kids!
The latest leg of a successful scheme to give free sports coaching to Cotswold youngsters during the school holidays will take place at half-term next week.

Organised by Cotswold District Counc...[full story]

Posted : 07/02/2006 17:58:11

Chipping Campden gets the stamp of approval
Chipping Campden is to feature on a new set of first class stamps that go on sale from Tuesday 7th February 2006.

Chamberlain Square in Birmingham and Carding Valley in Shropshire will also fea...[full story]

Posted : 04/02/2006 12:34:34

Bourton on the Water visitor centre saved
The Bourton on the Water Visitor Information Centre that was threatened with closure looks to have been saved. The centre was due to shut before summer 2006 after council bosses said it would save £60...[full story]
Posted : 03/02/2006 16:00:02

Go back in time for half-term fun in the Cotswolds
The Romans will be brought to life in a series of special events for Cotswold children during half-term week.

Cotswold District Council's Museums Service is running outreach sessions at Moreton...[full story]

Posted : 02/02/2006 19:00:35

First Freshers’ Fair in Chipping Norton
Young people in Chipping Norton are invited to come along to the first Freshers’ Fair, which will take place at the Chipping Norton Leisur...[full story]
Posted : 01/02/2006 16:39:02

£10,000 reward to catch Chipping Norton raiders
A £10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the armed raiders who held up the Co-op store in Chipping Norton after ambushing staff arriving for work early on Monday 23rd...[full story]
Posted : 01/02/2006 15:58:38

Cheltenham Town out of the FA Cup
Cheltenham Town's hopes of proceeding to the next round of the FA Cup were dashed today (Saturday 20th January) when they lost 2-0 at home to Premiership side Newcastle United.

Newcastle scored...[full story]

Posted : 28/01/2006 17:40:26

Fresh appeal following Chipping Norton armed raid
Police believe that the robbers who tied up 13 people and held them hostage during a raid on the Co-op store in Chipping Norton in the early hours of Monday 23rd January 2006 may have been seen studyi...[full story]
Posted : 25/01/2006 11:53:20

Bryan Adams tribute band to play Cirencester
Bryan Adams tribute band to play Corn Hall

Bryan Adams Tribute band Waking Up The Neighbours are ...[full story]

Posted : 25/01/2006 10:58:22

Armed robbery in Chipping Norton
The BBC have reported that four men, one with a sawn-off shotgun, raided the Co-op supermarket in Chipping Norton and held 13 members of staff hostage.

The balaclava-clad men were waiting at th...[full story]

Posted : 23/01/2006 16:07:01

New Inspector for Cheltenham Town Centre
Inspector Andy Poole has joined the Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Division to take over responsibility of policing the Cheltenham Town Centre INA (Inspector Neighbourhood Area).

Inspector Andy...[full story]

Posted : 19/01/2006 14:48:24

Young rock bands play Corn Hall, Cirencester
Six of the youngest rock bands in Cirencester will be swapping homework for heavy metal when they star in a brand new talent showcase in Cirencester next month.

The first Nuborn showcase comes ...[full story]

Posted : 17/01/2006 14:12:22

Electricians' lives spark photographic exhibition
A trawl through family history to find clues to unknown relatives is the inspiration for The Electrician – a new exhibition opening at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, on January 20.

The tempo...[full story]

Posted : 16/01/2006 13:35:24

James Blunt tickets go on sale for Blenheim gig
Tickets have gone on sale for the July 1st concert by James Blunt at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock.

Blunt has been nominated in five categories of the 2006 Brit Awards...[full story]

Posted : 13/01/2006 18:17:22

Cirencester Parish Church to get major face-lift
Cirencester Parish Church is to get a major face-lift for the first time in 150 years.

A £2 million project has been given the go-ahead and will see the church getting a new heating system, enc...[full story]

Posted : 13/01/2006 17:26:06

Make cards/gift bags/boxes at the Corinium Museum
Learn how to create beautiful handmade cards, gift bags and boxes at a special one-off calligraphy workshop at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester.

Join tutor James Skinner from 10am to 4pm on Sat...[full story]

Posted : 09/01/2006 15:58:21

Stow district ward election – 12th January
Electors in Beacon – Stow will go to the polls on Thursday, January 12 in the by-election to fill the Cotswold District Council seat.

The candidates contesting the seat are :

KENNELL (Jo...[full story]

Posted : 09/01/2006 11:49:00

Wrestling event in Cirencester
GRAPPLING fans are getting ready to rumble when wrestling returns to Cirencester with a brand new look later this month.

Top UK matchmakers Premier Promotions have lined up a star-studded bill ...[full story]

Posted : 04/01/2006 16:38:53

Guns n' Roses tribute band play Cirencester
Guns 'n Roses tribute band, Bad Obsession will perform their energy-packed show at The Corn Hall, Cirencester, on Friday January 27th.

Bad Obsession are arguably the most accurate and best-lov...[full story]

Posted : 04/01/2006 16:27:26

Arson suspected in cricket pavillion fire
Shortly after 9pm on Sunday January 1 police and the fire service attended the scene of a fire at Ullenwood Cricket Club, near Cheltenham.

The pavillion was alight and the flames were tackled b...[full story]

Posted : 03/01/2006 14:33:53

Recycle your Christmas tree
As Twelfth Night looms, residents are being urged to recycle Christmas trees, cards, bottles, cans and paper accumulated over the holiday - with help from Cotswold District Council.

This year, ...[full story]

Posted : 03/01/2006 14:10:16

Over 60s urged to choose bus pass or travel tokens
Cotswold residents are being asked to decide if they wish to receive free bus travel or a limited number of travel tokens, following a shake-up in the law.

From April 2006, everyone aged over 6...[full story]

Posted : 03/01/2006 11:19:49

Children's event at the Corinium Museum
A special Corinium Museum event for children takes place Cirencester Library on December 29th when youngsters get the chance to make a stained glass window (without using any glass!) to celebrate the ...[full story]
Posted : 23/12/2005 12:22:57

Police Appeal for Witnesses to Air Crash
Police are appealing for witnesses to an air crash that happened at Moreton in Marsh during the afternoon of Sunday December 18.

The incident occurred at around 12.26pm when it is believ...[full story]

Posted : 19/12/2005 15:59:48

Christmas sacks issued to encourage more recycling
Clear plastic sacks are being provided by West Oxfordshire District Council in a bid to encourage residents to recycle more this Christmas.
Each household in Chipping Norton and Finstock will recei...[full story]

Posted : 15/12/2005 13:41:08

Lygon Arms in Broadway bought by Dawnay Shore
The Lygon Arms in Broadway, Worcestershire has been bought by Dawnay Shore Hotels (DHS) say reports.

The company has acquired three hotels from the Furlong Group for a total of £41m, The Lygon ...[full story]

Posted : 13/12/2005 01:15:52

Fuel poverty warning in Cotswolds as prices rise
The recent cold snap has highlighted concerns that thousands of households will be plunged into fuel poverty by rising energy prices.

A 'fuel poor' household spends 10% or more of its income on...[full story]

Posted : 09/12/2005 15:36:51

Motorway driver hurt while driving wrong way
A 60 year old man has been injured after driving the wrong way down the M5 motorway near Stroud.

The driver of the Vauxhall Corsa was driving northbound on the southbound hard shoulder when he ...[full story]

Posted : 07/12/2005 10:24:20

Witney MP is confirmed as new Tory party leader
Witney MP is confirmed as new Tory party leader

The Witney MP David Cameron has been confirmed as the new leader of the Conservative party today (6th December).

Tory party members voted in favour of Cameron who won 134,446 of 198,844 valid v...[full story]

Posted : 06/12/2005 15:10:27

Re-launch for Moreton-in-Marsh Co-op store
Re-launch for Moreton-in-Marsh Co-op store

The Co-op Late Shop convenience store on the High Street, Moreton in Marsh in the Cotswolds was re-launched at 9am on Friday 2nd December 2005, following a refurbishment.

The new-look store off...[full story]

Posted : 06/12/2005 14:34:16

Young bands needed for new talent showcase
The search is on for the youngest of Cirencester and Fairford's talented bands to take part in a brand new showcase event at the Corn Hall.

Nuborn will feature groups whose members are aged bet...[full story]

Posted : 06/12/2005 13:20:32

Fight Against Drunken Disorder in Stroud
The Gloucestershire Constabulary web site reports that Police in Stroud have brought in some new technology to help in the fight against crime and disorder - particularly alcohol related crime and dis...[full story]
Posted : 03/12/2005 15:56:47

Cirencester shopkeepers warned of fake banknotes
Retailers in Cirencester are being warned that police have recently received several reports of counterfeit money being used in the town's shops and stores.

Officers are appealing for shopkeepe...[full story]

Posted : 03/12/2005 15:53:21

Scotts of Stow win awards
Scotts of Stow has won a record five awards at a national catalogue award evening. The company has now won more catalogue awards than any other UK catalogue business.

Scotts of Stow flagship st...[full story]

Posted : 02/12/2005 18:50:16

Will Witney MP be Tory party leader next weekend?
Tory leadership rivals David Davis and Witney MP David Cameron face an anxious wait this weekend as they await the result of the vote to decide the next Conservative party leader which is due early ne...[full story]
Posted : 02/12/2005 17:30:19

Power cut hits 1200 properties in Stroud area
A power cut hit around 1200 properties in the Stroud area during the night.

Amberley and Woodchester homes and businesses were affected and Brimscombe Primary School has been closed because it ...[full story]

Posted : 02/12/2005 14:35:57

Cotswold Water Park guided walk
There will be a guided walk at the Cotswold Water Park on Sunday 4th December to see the Water Park's winter birdlife.

The cost is £4 for adults and £2 for children. Phone 01285 861459 to reser...[full story]

Posted : 01/12/2005 20:16:00

Cirencester library to get £1m makeover
Cirencester library is to get a £1m refit, funded by Gloucestershire County Council, that will include an internet cafe, plasma screens, self-service check-outs and interactive facilities for children...[full story]
Posted : 30/11/2005 21:58:29

Roman coin on show in London musuem
Roman coin on show in London musuem

A Roman coin which was found by Chipping Norton metal-detectors had a day trip to London's Museum of London.
The coin, which usually resides at the Ashmolean in Oxford has on it the head of Domitia...[full story]

Posted : 30/11/2005 15:39:31

Blood donor session
A blood donor session is being held on Monday 5th December at the New Road community centre in Woodstock from 1:30pm to 3:25pm and from 4:15pm to 7:15pm...[full story]
Posted : 30/11/2005 15:23:09

Ceremony for Best Mate at Cheltenham Racecourse
The ashes of Best Mate will be laid to rest behind the winning post at Cheltenham Racecource prior to racing there on Saturday 10th December. There will be a brief ceremony on the course at 11am.
<...[full story]

Posted : 29/11/2005 17:49:07

Snow affects the Cotswolds
Snow affects the Cotswolds

Much of the Cotswolds was under a blanket of snow this morning after last night's snowfall. This photo shows Arlington Row in Bibury earlier today.

Up to 400 cars were abandoned across Gloucest...[full story]

Posted : 29/11/2005 14:50:35

Refuse collection affected by Cotswold weather
Rubbish and recycling boxes won't be collected today (Tues 29th Nov) in the Cotswold District due to the weather. However, people are asked to leave their bags and boxes out as we expect to catch up...[full story]
Posted : 29/11/2005 10:56:02

Woman dies following crash near Fairford
At approximately 12.10am on Sunday November 27th a grey Ford Fiesta was involved in a single vehicle collision near to Turville Barns, Eastleach Turville, near Fairford say Gloucestershire Police.
...[full story]

Posted : 28/11/2005 10:03:44

Three people in hospital after crash
A man has been arrested after a three car crash in Gloucestershire which resulted in a woman and two men being airlifted to hospital.

The accident happened on the B4008 at Standish, between Sto...[full story]

Posted : 28/11/2005 09:12:23

Lightbulb giveaway for Cotswold benefit claimants
Hundreds of Cotswold residents can save money on their electricity bills - thanks to a lightbulb give-away by the District Council and British Gas.

The Council will be giving away 2,000 low-ene...[full story]

Posted : 25/11/2005 16:30:20

UK house builders announce takeover
Persimmon, the UK's largest housebuilder, has announced a £643m takeover bid for rival firm Westbury (based in Cheltenham).
The offer has been recommended by Westbury's board of directors but must ...[full story]

Posted : 24/11/2005 14:30:41

Sales of winter warmers to boost Cancer charity
Two chances to stock up on winter woollies and help a local cancer charity come to the Cotswolds in December.

The Corn Hall, Cirencester, and Cotswold District Council's Moreton Area Centre are...[full story]

Posted : 24/11/2005 14:12:35

Burford restaurant dropped from Good Food Guide
A Burford restaurant, which has featured in the Good Food Guide for the last five years, has been dropped from the 2006 Guide.

Jonathan's at the Angel was judged as one of the top three restaur...[full story]

Posted : 23/11/2005 22:56:29

New Cirencester market gets a Royal visit
The recently opened Cirencester Livestock Market had a Royal visitor today.
Prince Charles visited the new Cirencester Livestock Market and unveiled a plaque on the site. The heir to the throne liv...[full story]

Posted : 22/11/2005 19:31:46

Actor to switch on Chipping Norton lights
The Actor John Nettles, famous for his roles as Jersey detective Bergerac and DCI Barnaby in Midsomer Murders is to switch on the Christmas lights in Chipping Norton this year.
The ceremony will ta...[full story]

Posted : 22/11/2005 19:26:46

Cirencester pedestrian injured in crash
Police are appealing for witnesses after a female pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision with a car in Cirencester in the early hour...[full story]
Posted : 21/11/2005 14:55:39

Fairford bike crash victim dies
Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a motorbike rider who was injured in a crash in Fairford says the Gloucestershire Constabulary web site.
The rider, a 42 year-old man from ...[full story]

Posted : 21/11/2005 14:52:51

Appeal for witnesses to Moreton shop burglary
The Gloucestershire Constabulary web site says that Police are appealing for witnesses after unknown offenders raided a shop in Moreton in Marsh in the early hours of Monday November 21.

They s...[full story]

Posted : 21/11/2005 14:49:43

Prince Charles gives up Polo
Clarence House has announced that Prince Charles has decided to give up playing polo at the age of 57 after 40 years in the saddle.
They said that The Prince of Wales will not be playing polo next ...[full story]

Posted : 20/11/2005 12:42:01

Bourton Tourist Information Centre to close?
Plans to close the Bourton-on-the-Water Tourist Information Centre have been announced reports the Wilts and Glos Standard. If the plans are approved the visitor information centre will close before s...[full story]
Posted : 19/11/2005 16:18:24

Raffle ticket scam in the Cotswolds
The Gloucestershire Constabulary web site is reporting that Cotswolds and Stroud police are warning local residents to be aware of a raffle ticket scam that has been occurring across the border in Wil...[full story]
Posted : 16/11/2005 18:06:43

Cheltenham Promenade voted favourite
The Promenade in Cheltenham has been voted Britain's Favourite High Street in an online survey, beating the likes of Leamington Spa in Warwickshire (which finished second), the Royal Mile in Edinburgh...[full story]
Posted : 14/11/2005 10:52:46

Northleach Heritage Centre re-opens in 2006
The Northleach Heritage Centre is scheduled to re-open in April 2006. A new cafe will open too...[full story]
Posted : 11/11/2005 12:04:41

Hans Christian Anderson performance in Fairford
Hans Christian Anderson's The Snow Queen is being performed on Friday November 18th at 7pm at the Palmer Hall, Faiford.
Tickets cost £6 for adults and £3 for children and are available from Fairfor...[full story]

Posted : 11/11/2005 11:54:45

Raw sewage floods South Cerney street
Raw sewage ran through a South Cerney street last week. Residents awoke on Thursday to find Station Road flooded with dirty water after yet another problem with pipes.
It is believed that the Thame...[full story]

Posted : 11/11/2005 11:48:08

Inquest hears of Tetbury hanging
An inquest has heard that a Tetbury man hanged himself in his garage. The incident happened on May 11th 2005 while his wife was in the house baking.
The 74 year old man from Silver Street in Tetbur...[full story]

Posted : 11/11/2005 11:24:23

New benches for Fairford?
Fairford Town Council is reported to be looking into the cost of putting more benches in Fairford. The possible locations are believed to include The Croft, Market Place, Hatherop Road and Leafield Ro...[full story]
Posted : 11/11/2005 11:15:58

Lechlade residents encourged to attend meeting
Lechlade residents are being encouraged to attend a police and community consultative meeting in the Memorial Hall in Lechlade on Wednesday November 23rd at 7:30pm...[full story]
Posted : 11/11/2005 11:13:09

Cirencester murder suspect could face life
A 16 year old Cirencester youth could face life imprisonment if he is convicted of sexual assault and the attempted murder of a Cirencester girl.
The 16 year old appeared before magistrates for the...[full story]

Posted : 11/11/2005 11:10:59

Cirencester Advent Market future in doubt
Cirencester's annual Advent Market could be in doubt after the organisers have revealed a shortfall in funding.
The event costs around £8000 to run but only half of that amount has been raised this...[full story]

Posted : 11/11/2005 11:05:09

New Stroud cinema complete
A £3m cinema in Stroud with 6 screens is scheduled to open today (11th November 2005).
The cinema is owned by Apollo and completes the £23m refurbishment of Stroud's Merrywalks Centre shopping cent...[full story]

Posted : 11/11/2005 09:40:46

New Cotswold Forum/Messageboard
We have now added a forum/messageboard facility to
You can post messages and questions on any Cotswold related topics for others to see and reply to.
To visit the [full story]

Posted : 08/11/2005 00:20:38

New shop opens in Cirencester
The new West Cornwall Pasty Co. shop is due to open in Cricklade Street in Cirencester on Friday 4th November.
It will be the 40th shop opened by the firm who are based in Helston, [full story]

Posted : 04/11/2005 16:42:50

Award for Tetbury pub
Tetbury gastropub the Priory Inn is celebrating winning 1 of the 10 regional Restaurant Remy awards. The award from Harden's, the leading restaurant guide, recognises restaurants which consistently re...[full story]
Posted : 04/11/2005 00:50:39

New landlords for Fairford pub
The Plough in Fairford has new landlords. Roger and Petra Fessey have taken over the running of the Arkell's owned pub...[full story]
Posted : 04/11/2005 00:45:15

Tory leadership hopeful to visit Cirencester
Tory leadership hopeful David Davis is due to visit Cirencester on Friday 4th November. Davis will have lunch with party members before heading to Cheltenham...[full story]
Posted : 04/11/2005 00:39:00

Derelict Lechlade garage to go
A garage in Lechlade which is derelict and has been empty for nearly eight years is due to be demolished within weeks. The former BP garage on Burford Road closed in 1998.
Once the demolition is co...[full story]

Posted : 04/11/2005 00:33:10

Witney MP in face to face TV debate
Tory leadership hopefuls Witney MP David Cameron and Davis Davis MP will appear on Question Time on BBC1 tonight (Thursday 3rd November). The progra...[full story]
Posted : 02/11/2005 13:23:13

Have celebrities destroyed the Cotswolds?
The front page of the Independent newspaper today (Tues 1st November) asks Have celebrities destroyed the Cotswolds?
The story is split into two parts.
Clive Aslet, editor of Country Life magazi...[full story]

Posted : 01/11/2005 15:22:49

Lechlade police meetings cancelled
A regular opportunity for Lechlade residents to meet and speak with their local police officers has been discontinued due to lack of public interest reports the Gloucestershire Police.
South Cots...[full story]

Posted : 01/11/2005 12:33:27

New Livestock market opens
A livestock market at Driffield in Gloucestershire opens for business today (Tuesday November 1st).
The market at Driffield replaces the facility at [full story]

Posted : 01/11/2005 11:28:55

Witney MP David Cameron gaining popularity
Conservative MP David Cameron has now won the support of more than half the Parliamentary party in his bid to become the next Conservative party leader according to reports. A further 10 MPs have stat...[full story]
Posted : 01/11/2005 09:10:01

Cirencester boy charged with murder attempt
Gloucestershire Police report that a 16-year-old Cirencester boy has been charged with the attempted murder and sexual assault of a Cirencester girl on Saturday 29th October in the City Bank View (Wat...[full story]
Posted : 31/10/2005 15:06:23

Beaver release confusion
Despite reports that the Department for Environment, Food and Regional Affairs (DEFRA) may have suggested that the release of six European beavers by Jeremy Paxton on his Lower Mill Estate near South ...[full story]
Posted : 29/10/2005 16:40:25

Beaver release may have broken the law
The man who released 6 Bavarian beavers into the wild on Thursday may have broken the law. Jeremy Paxton, owner of the Lower Mill Estate near South Cerney in the Cotswolds, does not hold a license to ...[full story]
Posted : 28/10/2005 00:38:44

Thieves leave digger embedded in bank
Thieves left a JCB digger embedded in Lloyds bank in Fairford after failing to remove the cash machine. It is the latest in a line...[full story]
Posted : 28/10/2005 00:17:51

Tory leadership hopeful to visit Tetbury
It is reported that Witney MP and Conservative Party leadership hopeful David Cameron will visit [full story]
Posted : 27/10/2005 17:19:14

Wild beavers to be released near South Cerney
Six European Beavers from Bavaria are to be released at Lower Mill Estate, near South Cerney, in an effort to reintroduce them to the UK 500 ye...[full story]
Posted : 27/10/2005 13:29:30

Japan drugs appeal rejected
Nick Baker of Stroud, jailed in Japan in 2003 for drug offences, has had his appeal rejected by a judge.
A judge upheld the guilt...[full story]

Posted : 27/10/2005 11:09:52

Woodstock housing plan rejected
A plan to build 180 houses in Woodstock has been overturned by West Oxfordshire District Council.
The plan, known as Woodstock East, has been cancelled. Instead, two smaller developments of 60 hous...[full story]

Posted : 26/10/2005 14:20:51

Fire risk masks recalled
A number of Halloween masks found to be extremely flammable have been seized from a shop in Gloucester reports the BBC web site.
Trading Standards said that The Hypa Halloween Eva Scary Mask with H...[full story]

Posted : 25/10/2005 21:57:39

New contemporary art centre for Chipping Norton?
The Telegraph has reported that Tom Astor, great grandson of the second Viscount Astor, is to build an international centre for contemporary art in Chipping Norton.
The paper reports that Mr Astor ...[full story]

Posted : 25/10/2005 12:18:31

Verdict due in Japan drugs appeal
The mother of Gloucestershire man Nick Baker is to fly to Japan to hear the result of his appeal.
Mr Baker, from Stroud, is servi...[full story]

Posted : 24/10/2005 11:56:02

Chipping Norton man sells Camilla painting on eBay
An oil painting by Camilla Parker-Bowles, depicting two dead pigeons and a lemon, has been sold on eBay reports The Mirror.
The owner, Nick Peto from Chipping Norton, was hoping to sell it for £10,...[full story]

Posted : 24/10/2005 11:07:32

Cheltenham Town to play Carlisle in FA Cup
Local League Two team Cheltenham Town have been drawn at home to play fellow League Two team Carlisle United in the first round of the FA Cup...[full story]
Posted : 23/10/2005 19:14:02

RAF Chinook from UK distributes quake aid
A helicopter sent from Britain has started to distribute aid to victims of the earthquake in Pakistan and Kashmir.
The aircraft was loaded onto a C17 transport plane at RAF Fairford in Glouc...[full story]

Posted : 23/10/2005 11:04:37

Cirencester Town fail to make history
Cirencester Town have failed to make history today by losing to Ramsgate. If Cirencester had beaten Ramsgate today in the FA Cup forth qualifying round they would have entered the FA Cup first round f...[full story]
Posted : 22/10/2005 17:21:50

David Cameron wins second round of Tory voting
David Cameron and David Davis will enter into 6 weeks of campaigning now that they have fought off the challenge of Liam Fox in the latest round of voting to decide the new Conservative leader today.<...[full story]
Posted : 20/10/2005 17:30:55

Lechlade book sale
The Lions book sale will take place on Saturday 22nd at the New Inn in Lechlade...[full story]
Posted : 20/10/2005 16:48:10

Ten mile stretch of Cotswold road closed
A busy ten mile stretch of road in the Cotswolds will be closed until Friday October 28th as Gloucestershire County Council highways department undertake structural upgrading and resurfacing.
The c...[full story]

Posted : 20/10/2005 16:43:04

Conservative leadership voting well underway
The second round of voting in the Conservative leadership contest is well underway and a result is expected by 17:30 this evening.
Witney MP David Cameron is tip...[full story]

Posted : 20/10/2005 16:13:40

Second round of voting for Tory leadership today
David Cameron, the MP for Witney, will be hoping that he can benefit from the votes up for grabs as a result of Ken Clarke being eliminated from the...[full story]
Posted : 20/10/2005 00:01:48

New Cheltenham shopping centre gets the go ahead
The go ahead has been given to build a new shopping centre in Cheltenham. There were fears that it would not be built because of its out o...[full story]
Posted : 19/10/2005 17:19:32

Police renew appeal
Police have renewed their appeal for information after a woman was found walking along a roadside miles from the nightclub that she left in Witney that night.
The woman, who is from Cambridge, was ...[full story]

Posted : 19/10/2005 12:30:33

Witney United boss quits
Witney United boss Alan Clark resigned following the 2-0 defeat at home to Bishops Cleeve.
Spencer Keyes has accepted the position of first team manager. Keyes will have former Oxford City assistan...[full story]

Posted : 19/10/2005 12:24:51

Cheltenham race to honour Robin Cook
Cheltenham will honour Robin Cook, the former Labour Foreign Secretary who died in August, with a race run in his memory on December 10th reports The Guardian. The chase will be run as the £110,000 Ro...[full story]
Posted : 19/10/2005 10:26:30

Clarke out of Tory leadership race
Ken Clarke, former Chancellor, has been knocked out of the race to become the next leader of the Conservative Party. Clarke came fourth in the poll of Tory MPs gaining 38 of the 198 available votes.[full story]
Posted : 18/10/2005 23:45:12

And then there were three
The four Tory leadership candidates will be whittled down to three today as MPs take part in the first round of voting later today. Witney MP, David Cameron, remains the bookmakers favourite, but Shad...[full story]
Posted : 18/10/2005 01:45:33

Women dominate Su Doku championship
The first Times National Su Doku Championship took place in Cheltenham at the weekend and despite men outnumbering women 3 to 1 in the opening round women went on to dominate and made up 4 of the 6 pl...[full story]
Posted : 17/10/2005 23:20:20

Tory leadership hopefuls make sales pitch
The four remaining Conservative leadership contenders will each make a five minute sales pitch to fellow Tory MPs today before each facing a fifteen minute question and answer session.
MPs will vot...[full story]

Posted : 17/10/2005 10:40:45

Fleetwood Bac play Corn Hall in Cirencester
Fleetwood Bac bring their acclaimed tribute show to the Corn Hall, Cirencester, on Friday, October 28.
The band are hailed as the first and best Fleetwood Mac tribute band in the world, endorsed by...[full story]

Posted : 14/10/2005 17:19:38

Spot Thedifference targets further success
Racehorse trainer Enda Bolger has revealed that Spot Thedifference, winner of the 2004 Sporting Index Handicap Chase - The first cross-country event of the Cheltenham Festival - will aim to win the 3m...[full story]
Posted : 14/10/2005 10:58:33

Police cars disabled before robbery in Stow
Thieves broke into an antiques store in Stow-on-the-Wold on Friday 7th October, but not before they disabled Police cars by slasjing the tyres of 5 Police vehicles.
The robbery took place at Styles...[full story]

Posted : 14/10/2005 10:01:29

Row over 180 new Woodstock houses set to continue
Plans to build 180 new homes in Woodstock remain on track after coumcillors agreed to reject the reccomendations of an independent inspector. The development, known as Woodstock East, will be discusse...[full story]
Posted : 13/10/2005 23:56:32

Ronnie Barker funeral
Ronnie Barker has been cremated at a funeral attended by family members and close friends in Oxfordshire today.
The funeral was held at Banbury Crematorium in Oxfordshire...[full story]

Posted : 13/10/2005 18:38:55

Past masters bring medieval mayhem to Cotswolds
Medieval mystery and mayhem come to the Cotswolds to entertain families in half-term week.

Theatrical storytellers Past Imagined will take you back in time during special sessions at The Corini...[full story]

Posted : 13/10/2005 16:57:00

New Shop to open in Cirencester
The West Cornwall Pasty Co. is opening a store in Cricklade Street in Cirencester soon. The store has taken over the premises vacated by Jumper...[full story]
Posted : 13/10/2005 10:57:17

Christmas at Blenheim Palace
Christmas At Blenheim Palace takes place between November 12th and December 11th (closed Mondays and Tuesdays).
Estate grown Christmas trees welcome visitors to the Palace which will be decorated i...[full story]

Posted : 12/10/2005 18:46:35

Broadway Farmers Market
The next Broadway Farmers Market will take place in the Village Centre, Broadway between 9.00am - 1.00pm on Thursday November 3rd...[full story]
Posted : 12/10/2005 18:37:52

Former Olympic swimmer selling home
Sharron Davies, the former Olympic swimmer, has put her Gloucestershire home up for sale.
The six-bedroom barn conversion, near Stow on the Wold, has a guide price of £1.85m.
For more informatio...[full story]

Posted : 12/10/2005 18:20:18

Moreton woman calls for action after fall
A woman from Moreton-in-Marsh who suffered bruising to the face after falling on a loose paving stone in Moreton is calling for action.
64 year old Edwina Brett also lost three front teeth when she...[full story]

Posted : 12/10/2005 17:41:05

Photograph exhibition in Witney
A photograph exhibition that celebrates 50 years of the Witney Camera Club is on display at the Witney and District Museum from 13th October until 30th October. The museum can be found in High Street ...[full story]
Posted : 12/10/2005 17:16:39

Chipping Norton shop owners to open second shop
The owners of The Bookshop in Chipping Norton are to open a secon shop right next door.
The shop, names Josephine Jaffe will stock housewares and accessories and will open in West Street on Friday...[full story]

Posted : 12/10/2005 17:07:32

Thieves strike at Chipping Campden shop
This is the Cotswolds web site reports that silverware worth more than £100,000 was stolen from an shop in Chipping Campden over the weekend.
Thieves forced the door of the Robert Welch Studio Shop...[full story]

Posted : 11/10/2005 22:11:49

African Bayeaux tapestry on show in Woodstock
The BBC web site has reported that an acclaimed African Bayeaux-style tapestry is going on show in Woodstock today.
A new exhibition featuring lengths of the Keiskamma tapestry has opened at the mu...[full story]

Posted : 11/10/2005 22:02:27

Tetbury playgroup celebrates 30 years
A Tetbury playgroup celebrated 30 years in business last weekend with a day of family fun.
St Marys held the special birthday party on Saturday...[full story]

Posted : 11/10/2005 21:28:59

New Cotswolds web sites lanuched
15 new Cotswold related web sites launched for Cotswold towns and villages including Burford, Bourton on the Water. Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Campden...[full story]
Posted : 11/08/2005 21:28:43

Cotswold web site updated
North Leigh Roman Villa and Chedworth Roman Villa details added...[full story]
Posted : 11/08/2005 21:28:39

Cotswold web site updated
Blenheim Palace details updated...[full story]
Posted : 11/08/2005 21:28:34

Cotswold web site updated
Cirencester photographs added...[full story]
Posted : 11/08/2005 21:28:28

Cotswold web site updated
Burford details updated and photos of the parish church of St John added...[full story]
Posted : 11/08/2005 21:28:22

Cotswold web site updated
Details of Chavenage House, Tetbury added...[full story]
Posted : 11/08/2005 21:28:17

Cotswold web site updated
Details of Broadway Tower and Broadway Tower Country Park added...[full story]
Posted : 11/08/2005 21:28:10

Cotswold web site updated
Details of Westonbirt Arboretum added...[full story]
Posted : 11/08/2005 21:28:05

Cotswold web site updated
Cotswold Water Park and Cotswold Wildlife Park details added to the Cotswold Attractions page...[full story]
Posted : 11/08/2005 21:27:51

Cotswold web site updated
Photographs of Minster Lovell Hall near Witney have been added to the Minster Lovell Hall page...[full story]
Posted : 11/08/2005 21:27:26

Cotswold web site updated
North Leigh Roman Villa and Chedworth Roman Villa details added...[full story]
Posted : 11/08/2005 21:26:49

Welcome to the Cotswolds blog!
We have now added a blog to the Cotswolds web site. We will use it to post information, gossip, events and general Cotwolds information in a diary form.
If you have a message that you would like to...[full story]

Posted : 11/08/2005 21:16:35