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Cirencester ring road clean

Highway Trash! Council calls out road users for throwing tons of litter from car windows

Cotswold District Council is calling on road users to stop littering on roads and highways in the Cotswolds after collecting over 2,300 tonnes of waste in the Council's annual street and road cleansing activities as part of its Clean and Green Cotswolds initiative. 

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Cirencester Pantry opened to reduce food waste

Cirencester Pantry opened its doors last week with help of £6350 from Cotswold District Council through its Cotswold Connected Community and Food Programme

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Cotswold dog boarder convicted of causing unnecessary harm following dog death

Cotswold District Council has prosecuted an individual for offences relating to the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Refuse bin

Local resident fined for unsafe disposal of hazardous waste

A Cotswold resident has been handed a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice from Cotswold District Council’s Environmental Regulatory Services team for illegally disposing of a quantity of asbestos roof tiles in their domestic refuse bin.

Community Fit Kit

Community Fit Kit launched for residents in the Cotswolds

Cotswold District Council’s Community Wellbeing Team have listened to their residents’ needs and installed a kit which includes fitness equipment and ‘how to’ guides in one of the Bromford community rooms free of charge, for its customers to get active.

Safer Streets Cotswold

Council and Community Safety Partnership receive funding to make women feel safer on the streets

Cotswold Community Safety Partnership has been awarded £50,000 to work with Cotswold District Council to identify areas in the district where women don’t feel safe. The award has been granted from the Safer Streets Fund, administered by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and will also fund initiatives to make Cotswold neighbourhoods feel safer. 

RAU Innovation Village

Business in the Cotswolds is booming

Cotswold District Council has seen greater investment into the Cotswolds since our Green Economic Growth Strategy was adopted in December 2020.

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Almost £300,000 to prevent homelessness in Cotswold

Cotswold District Council will use the Homelessness Prevention Grant to reduce the need for expensive short-term, emergency accommodation and minimise uncertainty for individuals and families. 

Cllr Rachel Coxcoon, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Forward Planning, and Cllr Nikki Ind, Vice Chair of the Council, signing a letter to the Cotswold MP giving the Council's support of the Climate and Ecology Bill.

Cotswold District Council votes to support the Climate and Ecology Bill

Councillors at Cotswold District Council have unanimously voted to support the Climate and Ecology Bill following a motion raised at Full Council in January 2023.

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Planning application process improved to help tackle the climate emergency and plan for a greener future

The planning application process has been updated by Cotswold District Council to ensure any new applications better consider the local environment and biodiversity of their area; while also making the process more user-friendly for residents.

Crowdfund Cotswold - Cirencester aerial

Latest funding round of Crowdfund Cotswold launched

Cotswold District Council launches the Spring funding round of its award-winning crowdfunding initiative Crowdfund Cotswold. Inviting community-led ideas that will help make a greener, more connected and healthier Cotswolds.

Cllr Mike Evemy announcing freeze to parking charges in 2023. Cllr Evemy is holding a sign that reads 'Parking Charges Frozen'.

Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet propose a freeze on car park charges as funding from Government continues to fall

Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet has proposed its budget for the next financial year which includes a freeze on parking charges as inflation continues to put pressure on the Council’s finances.