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Cirencester Access and Movement Study

Council looking to improve access to Cirencester Town Centre

Cotswold District Council is running an online survey to understand issues and opportunities for parking, travel and access faced by residents, workers and visitors. The feedback will inform a Sustainable Access and Movement Strategy for Cirencester which will help inform and guide the Cirencester Masterplan.

CDC Financial Challenge - Cllr Mike Evemy

Council faced with three-year challenge to avoid going bankrupt

Cotswold District Council has today published its financial challenge for the next three years, with tough decisions to be made for the Council to avoid bankruptcy as a result of reduced government funding and increased costs.

Trinity Road Office

Cotswold District Council advances towards net-zero with solar energy investments

Cotswold District Council is taking a significant step forward in its journey towards achieving its net-zero by 2030 goal by installing photovoltaic solar panels at its Cirencester office. The initiative is part of a broader strategy to combat climate change and reduce the Council's own carbon footprint.

Gloucester Crown Court

Tetbury resident sentenced for Council Tax and Benefit fraud

A Tetbury woman who fraudulently claimed a total of over £46,000 from Cotswold District Council and from the Department of Work and Pensions in benefits has been convicted in Gloucester Crown Court.

Cllr Mike Evemy - Recycle Week

Cotswold residents asked to recycle even more for this year’s Big Recycling Hunt

With national Recycle Week (16 – 22 October) getting underway next week, Cotswold District Council is supporting this year’s Recycle Now campaign by encouraging residents to hunt out those forgotten recyclable ‘treasures’ that are hiding in cupboards and lurking inside rubbish bins.

Fly-tip Quiet Lane in Siddington-2

Fly-tipper fined £1,672 by Cotswold District Council

Cotswold District Council has successfully prosecuted an individual for flytipping along Quiet Lane in Siddington. The fly-tip contained black bin bags, cardboard, mattresses, a fireplace, wooden furniture, a fridge freezer and other electrical items.

Cotswold District Council - Refuse Vehicle

Council waste collectors at risk from lithium-ion batteries and needles

A fire in the back of a bin lorry, which required a call out by the Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, is leading Cotswold District Council to highlight the risk of binning lithium-ion batteries as more and more fires are starting in waste vehicles and at rubbish sorting facilities across the country.

Customer Service call centre changes

District Council to trial reduced call centre opening hours

From Wednesday 18th October Cotswold District Council’s telephone lines will be open from 9 am to 2 pm, Monday to Friday with more resources going into answering calls at lunchtime and improving online services. 

Kemble Railway Station

Council hits out at plans to close rail ticket offices

Cotswold District Council will be requesting that local rail bosses respond to concerns from councillors, on behalf of local residents, with regards to the closure of ticket offices across the country.

A call for project ideas

Looking for bright ideas to improve the Cotswolds

Cotswold District Council is inviting ideas to boost the district’s economy with over £1.7m funding available to local businesses and communities

Image shows the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Waystone in the Cotswold District.

Council welcomes halt to Cotswold National Park plans

Cotswold District Council has welcomed the news that the Cotswold National Landscape Board has dropped plans to designate the Cotswolds as a National Park, a move that could have had a detrimental impact on the District Council’s planning powers and caused housing prices to skyrocket.

Summer HAF 2023-2

Another successful Holiday Activity and Food Programme for young people across the Cotswolds

This summer was the third year running of the Holiday Activity and Food Programme, providing 2439 children with free activities and 1773 free meals across the district.