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Winter HAF 2022

Eligible children and young people across the Cotswolds can enjoy free activities this Christmas holiday

Cotswold District Council is working in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council and local community organisation World Jungle to deliver another Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) for eligible children across the Cotswold district this winter.

Tetbury Community Fridge

Cotswold District Council to fund and support even more residents through cost of living crisis

Cotswold District Council is providing even more help to people challenged by the cost of living. The Council has agreed to provide more funding to help people to pay their council tax and is giving a financial boost to an ongoing programme of support for local communities setting up local initiatives and food projects.

Cllr Andrew Doherty, CDC Cabinet Member for Environment and Fairford Town Councillor (on left), with local children and Cllr Vicky Lipscombe, Deputy Mayor of Fairford Town Council (on right) at the skatepark in Walnut Tree field in Fairford.

Over half a million raised for hyperlocal projects using Crowdfund Cotswold

Crowdfund Cotswold, Cotswold District Council’s online crowdfunding platform has raised over £540,000 in less than two years thanks to support from local residents, community groups and businesses.

Publica Group

Cotswold District Council to look at different ways to balance its budget in the future during national financial turmoil

Following the recent rise in interest rates and changes to national rules, Cotswold District Council has had to change investment plans which were to provide additional income to improve the Cotswolds and help put the Council on a sound financial footing. 

The Longest Table

Eat, drink and be merry this Christmas

Communities are being urged to come together and make merry this Christmas by organising a ‘Longest Table’ feast. The initiative encourages communities to eat together and is being rolled out by Stroud Community Interest Company ‘The Long Table’, with support from Cotswold District Council.


Fairford residents invited to comment on development plans for the area

Fairford Town Council has submitted a Neighbourhood Development Plan to Cotswold District Council that will shape the development of the town.

Cllr Mike Evemy, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Rob Weaver, Chief Executive of Cotswold District Council.

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

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. The focus of the budget will be on continuing to deliver services as running costs increase as a result of Putin’s war in Ukraine and the national economic situation.

CDC Pumpkin Oct 22

Households asked to dispose of pumpkins sustainably to reduce waste

Whether shop bought or locally picked, Cotswold District Council is reminding residents to compost, recycle or better still, eat their pumpkins once this year’s Halloween celebrations are over, in a bid to reduce waste.

Fly-tip fixed penalty notice

Cotswold District Council clamps down on illegal fly-tipping

Following investigations of reports of fly tipping last month, Cotswold District Council issued three fixed penalty notices to individuals in a drive to clamp down on the illegal activity.

Gladiators – A Cemetery of Secrets - Ben Miller & Cllr Jenny Forde

Ben Miller Opens Gladiators – A Cemetery of Secrets at the Corinium Museum

Ben Miller, the actor, declared Gladiators – A Cemetery of Secrets exhibition is now OPEN at Corinium Museum, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. This is the first 'touring' exhibition at the Museum and runs from October 2022 to 23 April 2023. 


Partnership councils call on Government to do more for Ukraine guests

Three councils who work in partnership to deliver local services are calling on the Government to do more to support the Homes for Ukraine scheme. This Government scheme, set up earlier this year, currently only covers 12 months, with councils left to support the guests and hosts thereafter.

Cllr Doherty at Thamesdown Recycling-2

District Council encourages residents to get recycling right and reduce waste if they can

Cotswold district is among one of the best performing local authority areas when it comes to the amount of household waste recycled but with national Recycle Week (17-23 October) taking place this week, the District Council is reminding residents to make sure only the correct materials are put out for collection to help the environment and further improve the recycling service.