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Cotswold District Council to trial innovative digital tools to improve engagement with residents around the future of the Cotswolds

Cotswold District Council has been successful in a funding bid to trial new, innovative digital platforms to help improve engagement with residents and make consultation more accessible for local people.

Cllr Doherty Pumpkins

The frightful amount of Halloween food waste

With COP26, the United Nations' global conference on tackling climate change getting underway on 31 October, Cotswold District Council is urging residents to recycle, compost or better still reuse their carved pumpkin lanterns once this year’s Halloween celebrations are over, to help reduce food waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

20 is Plenty

20mph is Plenty! Cotswold District Council Calls for Improved Road Safety

Cotswold District Council is calling on the County Council to make 20mph the default speed limit for villages and towns across the Cotswolds in a bid to improve road safety in areas where vulnerable road users and vehicles mix.

Budget Consultation 2022/23

Have your say on Cotswold District Council's budget as Council looks to ‘weather the storm’ of local government budget cuts

Residents and businesses in the Cotswolds are being urged to give their views on the District Council’s spending plans as it prepares its budget for the next financial year.

Summer grants

Cotswold District Council to continue supporting eligible families unable to access free school meals

Following a successful scheme run earlier this year, Cotswold District Council will be writing to eligible families with children outside of the age range for free school meals to offer support with buying food, helping some of our local families most in need.

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Cotswold District Council commits to supporting Afghan refugees

Councillor Joe Harris, Leader of Cotswold District Council, said "The harrowing scenes witnessed in Afghanistan are a reminder of how lucky we are to live in a peaceful country.

Fly tip - Nothleach

Fly-tipper caught red-handed by local resident

Cotswold District Council has successfully identified and fined an individual for fly-tipping a large quantity of bark chips in Northleach thanks to evidence provided by a local resident who witnessed the illegal act.

Crowdfund Cotswold

Communities in the Cotswolds have raised over £280,000 for local projects in new crowdfunding initiative

Local people have pledged over £280k towards community projects in Cotswold District Council’s new crowdfunding project ‘Crowdfund Cotswold’ to make a greener, more connected and healthier Cotswolds.

Cllr Coxcoon - Net Zero Carbon Toolkit

New toolkit shows the way forward for zero-carbon homes in Cotswold District

Cotswold District Council has joined forces with Forest of Dean and West Oxfordshire District Councils to develop an innovative zero-carbon homes toolkit, showing builders, architects, developers and homeowners how to make new build or retrofit projects ‘green to the core’ as the Council pushes forward with plans to help make the district carbon neutral.

Polling station - Coln St Aldwyns

Don’t lose your voice - residents in the Cotswolds urged to check their voter registration details

Local residents are being reminded not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date when contacted by the Council.

zero-carbon housing

Cotswolds first truly affordable zero-carbon housing development in Moreton-in-Marsh

Cotswold District Council is working in partnership with Bromford Housing Association to redevelop Stockwells cul-de-sac in Moreton into 28 new social rented homes. The new development will be the first modular build of its kind anywhere in the Cotswolds. 


Council apologises over historic failure on Fairford and Tetbury Leisure Centres

Cotswold District Council has issued an apology for decisions it took in 2012 which led to the closure of leisure centres in Fairford and Tetbury.