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Final deadline for Community Projects Fund announced as Council gears up to launch new civic crowdfunding platform

Cotswold District Council’s current capital grant scheme, the Community Projects Fund, is coming to an end on 12 February 2021. The Council’s annual £80,000 budget will be rolled into the Council’s new Civic Crowdfunding Programme ‘Crowdfund Cotswold’ in partnership with Spacehive.

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Council demands action from Thames Water to prevent further sewage flooding in the Cotswolds

The Leader of Cotswold District Council has written to Thames Water in a bid for more support for communities affected by sewage flooding over the Christmas period.

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Council to encourage faster uptake of electric vehicles, with new electric vehicle charging points to be installed across the Cotswolds

Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet has approved an ambitious strategy and delivery programme to support residents and businesses in the transition to Electric Vehicles by installing charging points across the Cotswolds. 

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Update on Covid-19 Business Support Grants

Businesses in the Cotswolds are being reassured that the Council's finance team is actively assessing Covid-19 grant applications against the backdrop of a rapidly changing national situation.

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Council welcomes Robert Weaver as Chief Executive

The new chief executive of Cotswold District Council has officially taken up his role.

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Council support continues as flood waters recede

Following a period of drier weather in the last 24 hours, river levels and highway flooding have started to recede in most severely affected South Cotswold locations.

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Flooding, snow and ice affect parts of the Cotswolds

Following flooding in recent days, snow and ice is now affecting parts of the Cotswolds.

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Residents warned to prepare for flooding

Residents in Siddington are being warned to prepare for flooding as the river Churn has risen following heavy rainfall overnight.

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Council issues flooding update with more rain forecast

Heavy rain has seen homes put at risk of flooding in Cirencester recently with more than 70 without power on Christmas day due to a substation flooding. 

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Lockdown grants paid out to over 1000 businesses before Christmas

Payments totalling £1,657,085 have been processed ahead of Christmas to ease the pressures on local businesses that either needed to cease trading, or who were seriously affected, during the national lockdown.

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Survey targets tourism business needs during the pandemic

A wide-ranging survey aimed at gauging how tourism-related businesses in the District have reacted to the pandemic has been launched.

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New Whiteway Car Park to open ‘free of charge’ over Christmas holidays

Cotswold District Council is opening the new Whiteway Car Park in Cirencester free of charge to the public for seven days over Christmas and New Year.