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Cllr Mike Evemy & Alex Calnan EVCP

New electric vehicle charging points accelerate Council’s ambitions for a net-zero district

Drivers of electric vehicles will soon have greater choice about when and where to charge their cars following Cotswold District Council’s approval for more charging stations to be installed in four council owned car parks.  

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‘Free after 3’ to end in Cotswold District from 4 April to help fund local car parks

The ‘Free after 3’ car parking scheme is due to come to an end in the Cotswolds on 4 April 2022 after 6 years as budget cuts to local government require changes to car parking charges.


Last chance to have your say and join hundreds of residents already responding to the local plan consultation

Over 350 Cotswold residents and organisations have taken the opportunity to let us know what they think of our proposals to tackle climate change through our Local Plan. There is one week left for residents and organisations to share their views on the  ‘Your Cotswold, Your Plan’ ‘Issues and Options’ consultation, which closes on Sunday 20th March 2022.

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Cotswold District Council prepares to issue £150 Council Tax Rebate to eligible households

Households in council tax bands A-D will soon be eligible to receive a non-repayable £150  Council Tax Rebate from the Government to help households with rising energy bills.

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Cotswold District Council’s new innovative In-Cab technology makes impressive improvement to waste collection service

Cotswold District Council has reported savings of over £52,000 and an overall collection rate of 99.9% as a result of the new innovative In-Cab technology installed in its waste collection vehicle fleet.

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Cirencester business community to have their say on Business Improvement District proposals

Cotswold District Council has announced the launch of a major consultation with local businesses as part of a feasibility study, on the possible creation of a Business Improvement District (BID) in Cirencester town centre.

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Crowdfund Cotswold: Bring your ideas to life with the power of community

From cycle hubs to street parties, digital inclusion initiatives to pop up playgrounds, if you've got an idea for a project in your part of the district, you can make it happen using Crowdfund Cotswold. 

Pictured (left to right): Cllr Rebecca Halifax Cirencester Park County Councillor and Cllr Joe Harris, Leader of Cotswold District Council and Cirencester Beeches County Councillor.

District Council to invest £30,000 into Cirencester’s Brewery Court

Cotswold District Council has confirmed a £30,000 investment to regenerate Brewery Court in Cirencester with works scheduled to begin by April 2022.

Digital resilience courses

One to one support and training in ‘Digital Resilience’ offered to independent businesses in the Cotswolds

High street businesses in the Cotswold district have the opportunity to access one-to-one specialist support and a selection of pre-recorded webinars, through a new partnership with Cotswold District Council and The Retail Champion.


It all starts with a home: Cotswold District Council working hard to prevent homelessness

Cotswold District Council has set out its plans for continuing to prevent homelessness over the coming year following on from huge amounts of support provided over the past two years of the pandemic.

Council approves Budget 22-23

Council approves budget to help ‘weather the storm’ of local government funding cuts and continue to run good quality local services

At a Full Council meeting this week Cotswold District Councillors approved the budget for the coming financial year as the Council looks to weather the storm of local government funding cuts.

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£1200 in fines issued in one month as Cotswold District Council continue to tackle fly-tipping

Cotswold District Council issued three fixed penalty notices to individuals following investigations of reports of fly tipping last month. Fly-tipping is a criminal offence and those involved in the activity could face fines and/or prosecution.