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More ‘budding’ local projects backed by Cotswold District Council through Crowdfund Cotswold

Two ‘budding’ local wildflower projects have received pledges of £2750 by Cotswold District Council in its second round of funding contributions to local projects. 

Cirencester Leisure Centre

Leisure centre revamp at forefront of Cotswold District Council's decarbonisation plans

Fitness enthusiasts will soon be able to enjoy high-energy workouts in low-energy leisure centres as Cotswold District Council decarbonises council-owned buildings to make the district ‘green to the core’ as it pushes forward with its plans to tackle the climate emergency.

Cllr Lisa Spivey and Cllr Joe Harris at Leaholme Court groundbreaking in Cirencester

Regeneration of brownfield sites in the Cotswolds helps to provide over 100 affordable homes for local people

Cotswold District Council continues to build upon its commitment to provide truly affordable housing for local communities by regenerating existing sites to provide modern and affordable homes for the people who need them most.

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Community Housing Fund empowering communities to deliver local affordable housing projects

Cotswold District Council is working to promote alternative means of rural affordable housing provision by encouraging a new community-led housing approach.


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.

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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.