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Cllr Doherty Great British Spring Clean

Tidy up the Cotswolds - and join the Great British Spring Clean!

Cotswold District Council is supporting local litter heroes who sign up to join in with this year’s Great British Spring Clean (28 May–13 June) – the national campaign that invites us all to get involved and clear up around where we live.

Jackie Weaver

You have the authority to ask us anything! Jackie Weaver joins upcoming episode of Cotswold District Council LIVE

Cotswold District Council LIVE is returning on Tuesday 25 May at 3 pm for a special Q&A with none other than local democracy rising star Jackie Weaver. 

Private hire vehicle

Two people charged for private hire vehicle fraud by Council thanks to public reports

Cotswold District Council has successfully prosecuted two individuals for operating a vehicle without a private hire licence and not fulfilling private hire operator requirements thanks to reports from a member of the public.

Cirencester Town Centre

More support to be provided to help the local economy recover from Covid-19 as vital Welcome Back funding is used to support local businesses

Over £81,000 has been allocated to the Cotswolds as part of the Welcome Back Fund which Cotswold District Council will be using to help High Streets and local businesses reopen safely and successfully across the district as Covid-19 restrictions ease. 

Group exercise

Group exercise set to return to Cotswold Leisure Centres providing a huge boost to the wellbeing of communities

Leisure Centres in the Cotswolds are set to relaunch group exercise classes from Monday 17 May in what has been called “a huge boost” for the mental health of the community.

Corinium Museum reopens 17 May 2021 - new immersive galleries

Corinium Museum excited to re-open from Monday 17 May with brand new galleries and opportunities for everyone to explore our Cotswold history

The award-winning museum, renowned for its Roman Cirencester exhibits, is set to re-open on Monday 17 May in line with the Government’s reopening roadmap.  

Walk4Hollie 2021

Annual Charity Walk4Hollie Goes Virtual to help prevent domestic abuse

The Hollie Gazzard Trust’s Walk4Hollie is taking place virtually this year - so you can Walk4Hollie your way to raise money and help prevent domestic abuse and stalking.


World leader in pioneering decarbonising aviation selects Gloucestershire as its new home

ZeroAvia, the world’s leading innovator in decarbonising aviation, is to open a major facility at Cotswold Airport at Kemble. The UK-based company will use the facility as its base for developing the breakthrough HyFlyer II project, a hydrogen-electric powered aircraft which solely emits water vapor during flight, potentially making it the future of carbon zero air travel.

Local Businesses

Town centre businesses urged to take up business support

Businesses in town centres in the Cotswold District are being encouraged to take up the offer of free business support before the scheme runs out.

Digital marketing

Cotswold businesses to receive skills boost

Businesses in the Cotswolds will benefit from a new programme to boost their digital skills and help them to adapt to a changing business landscape as Covid-19 restrictions ease. 

Polling station

Preparations underway to make sure polling stations are safe for this year’s local elections and deadline approaches for voter registrations

As the local elections approach on Thursday 6 May 2021, Cotswold District Council is preparing to make sure all polling stations available for those who wish to vote in person are safe and Covid secure. 


Tourism charge will help manage the impact of mass tourism in Bourton-on-the-Water

Local residents have had their say on how to spend the funds raised from a new tourism charge at the Rissington Road car park in Bourton-on-the-Water.