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GEGS update-4

The Cotswolds emerges as business hotspot with growth in key sectors and town centres bouncing back

The Cotswold District is becoming an increasingly attractive location for business according to a recent report, with key sectors of the economy showing strong growth and town centres in the area bouncing back from the pandemic.The upbeat assessment was included in the most recent Green Economic Growth Strategy update at Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday (4th July).

HAF circus skills

Holiday Activity and Food Programme is back - free summer fun for children and young people

Cotswold District Council in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council and community organisation World Jungle, is delivering another Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF) for eligible children across the Cotswold district this Summer. 

UK Shared Prosperity fund to be used in the Cotswolds to help boost the local area

UK Shared Prosperity Fund to be used in the Cotswolds to help boost the local area

Cotswold District Council have agreed a number of projects to receive funding from the first year's allocation of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The Fund provides the Council with £1m over three years with £109,000 to be spent in the first year.

Avening TheSunground

Work begins on the 14 new affordable homes in Avening

Cotswold District Council is celebrating Rural Housing Week with the groundbreaking of a new rural housing development in Sunground, Avening.

Old Station

Cotswold District Council aims to bring historic Old Station building back to life

Cotswold District Council have committed to exploring options for bringing the Old Station in the centre of Cirencester back into use and preserving the historic building for future generations.

Cllr Jenny Forde at Everyone Active Bourton-on-the-Water

Work to cut carbon emissions at Cotswold District Council's leisure centres complete

Plans to cut the carbon emissions of two district leisure centres and make them more sustainable have been completed as the Council commits to tackle the climate emergency.

A Saunders 2021 Call of the Wild oil and metal leaf on canvas 2

New art exhibition ‘Call of the Wild’ opens at Corinium Museum

Cotswold artist Anita Saunders brings an exhibition of current work to the Corinium Museum, Cirencester – all inspired by nature.

Crowdfund Cotswold

Free Crowdfund Cotswold Workshop in July

Got an idea for a community project in your area? Cotswold District Council is hosting a ‘free to attend’ Crowdfund Cotswold online workshop on Tuesday 12 July at 1:30 pm.

Enjoy and respect

Visitors encouraged to enjoy and respect the Cotswold Water Park

Cotswold District Council have been working with Cotswold Lakes Trust on their Enjoy and Respect campaign, aiming to raise awareness of the environmental impacts anti-social behaviour can have on this natural area of beauty.

Cllrs, serving troops and veterans stood outside the Council offices.

Cotswold District Council puts its support behind the Armed Forces

Cotswold District Council has committed to continued support for the Armed Forces community in the district ahead of Armed Forces Day.

Cllr Coxcoon at The Beeches EVCP

First climate project supported by new Cotswold investment goes live

A new, ground-breaking initiative is paving the way for cleaner, greener transport in Cotswold District as the Council’s outdated electric vehicle charging points (EVCPs) are replaced with new state-of-the-art 50kW rapid charge units at Old Market Way car park, Moreton-in-Marsh and The Beeches car park, Cirencester.

Pictured (left to right): Cllr Andrew Doherty, Cllr Julia Layton, Cllr Jenny Forde, Cllr Joe Harris, Cllr Lisa Spivey, Clly Rachel Coxcoon, Cllr Mike Evemy, Cllr Tony Dale.

Corporate Plan Refresh -  more activity for the Cotswolds as good progress is made on Council projects

Cotswold District Council has updated its Corporate Strategy, which sets out the key projects the Council has committed to delivering for the Cotswolds, with great progress made on the previous plan started in September 2020.