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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.

Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, Cotswold District Council Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Health and Emma Stuart, Corinium Museum Director.

Ancient Roman Swords Unearthed in the Cotswolds “A Remarkable Archaeological Find”

A rare and important find has been unearthed in the Cotswold District. Two Roman cavalry swords along with remnants of their wooden scabbards and fitments were discovered by Glenn Manning during a metal detectorist rally in the north of the Cotswolds. There was also a broken copper alloy bowl discovered with the weaponry.

Cllr Mike McKeown outside Farm491

Food and farming the focus of Cotswold District rural Climathon

Cotswold District Council is supporting an innovative rural ‘Climathon’ to give residents, community groups, farmers, landowners and local businesses the chance to co-create ideas for how food and farming can help to tackle the climate emergency.

Cotswold Photo Comp

Residents invited to share their best snaps of the Cotswolds to showcase the district

Residents of Cotswold District Council are being invited to take part in a photo competition to help the council refresh the photographs within the public areas of the council buildings, website and other areas to show the district in its best light. 

Cotswold Home Solar

Cotswold Home Solar launches to boost green energy uptake

Cotswold District Council has teamed up with MakeMyHouseGreen (MMHG) in a national first for a local authority, to help Cotswold residents make the move to install solar panels on their homes. 

Mr Motivator

Get Motivated Cotswolds!

Residents in Cotswolds have a unique opportunity to move their bodies with Mr Motivator himself, as part of Cotswold District Council’s Active Cotswold programme, bringing a live exercise and movement event to Cirencester on Sunday 1 October. 

Down Ampney Neighbourhood Development Plan

Have Your Say on Down Ampney's Future

Down Ampney Parish Council has submitted a Neighbourhood Development Plan to Cotswold District Council that will shape future development in the village.