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Local Building Excellence Awards 2023

Winners of Cotswold District Council’s Local Building Excellence Awards 2023 Announced

On Friday 12 May, the best in construction and the built environment from around the Cotswolds came together to celebrate the Cotswold District Council Local Building Excellence Awards.

Aerial shot of Cirencester

Council to survey houses across the district to help plan for the future

Residents in Cotswolds may be asked to help the Council to gain a better understanding of the housing in the District as it undertakes its Housing Condition Survey. The survey will help the council better understand homes in the district to help it make positive decisions about improving housing in the future.

Voter ID-2

Final chance for voters without valid ID to apply for their Voter Authority Certificate ahead of 4 May local elections

For the first time, residents in Cotswold District will need to show photographic ID to vote in person at this year’s local elections which are being held on 4 May. Residents without a valid form of ID have until 5pm on 25 April to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate which will act as ID for people voting at a polling station.


Owners of historic buildings encouraged to explore making their homes more efficient

Cotswold District Council is encouraging owners of older buildings who want to make their homes more energy efficient to speak to the council for expert advice on how to do it.

Bourton pool

Cotswold District Council completes bidding process to identify providers for the leisure & cultural facilities in the District

Cotswold District Council has completed a full procurement process to identify providers to run the district council’s leisure and culture services. These contracts include three leisure centres and the Corinium Museum & Resource Centre.

Rural view of gently rolling hills and villages with wooded boundaries in the Cotswolds.

Cotswold District Council applies for rural area status

Cotswold District Council is applying to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities to designate part of the district as a rural area to ensure affordable housing contributions are consistent across the district.

Spring HAF 2023

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

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

Cirencester Leisure Centre - Solar Panels

Renewable energy firms invited to tender to make District Council buildings more sustainable

Cotswold District Council is inviting competitive tenders for a scope of works to install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roofs of a number of its buildings to help deliver on its pledge to make Council-owned assets more sustainable. 

Cllr Joe Harris visiting the Stockwells affordable housing scheme in Moreton-in-Marsh as the homes are craned into place.

First factory-built homes arrive at Moreton-in-Marsh affordable housing development

New factory-built homes have been craned into place at the Cotswold's first zero-carbon affordable housing development in Moreton-in-Marsh 

Great British Spring Clean 2023

Cotswold District Council to pick up bags in aid of the Great British Spring Clean

Cotswold District Council’s Clean and Green team is inviting local communities to get behind this year’s Great British Spring Clean (17 March to 2 April), the national campaign by Keep Britain Tidy which encourages people of all ages to go out into their neighbourhoods to pick up litter.

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Retail, leisure and hospitality businesses in the Cotswolds to benefit from £7.6 million in Business Rate relief

Over a thousand Cotswold businesses in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors will benefit from a total of over £7.6 million in relief on their Business Rates in the 2023/24 financial year. 

Cllr Ray Theodoulou

Tributes paid to Ray Theodoulou following his death last week

Cotswold District Council was extremely saddened by the death of Councillor Ray Theodoulou last week.