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Further consultation announced for Rendcomb Post Office

Features by Tony No Comments »

Post Office Ltd have announced the beginning of a further consultation on the nature of the outreach service to be offered at the Rendcomb Post Office near Cirencester.

The Rendcomb branch was one of the twelve Post Offices across the Cotswolds which the Post Office has confirmed will close but is one of the eight of those which will receive outreach.

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Open Farm Sunday – An Opportunity to Feed your Senses

Events, Food and Produce by Tony No Comments »

On Sunday 1st June, hundreds of farmers across the country will be opening their gates to the public. Open Farm Sunday, organised by Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) offers a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to enjoy the living , vibrant countryside. Read the rest of this entry »

See the summer in the Corinium Museum’s new Roman Garden

Places by Adam No Comments »

Visitors can come and relax in a setting similar to ancient Italy this summer thanks to a makeover of the Corinium Museum’s Roman Garden.

A whole host of plants and shrubbery has been donated by local garden centre Dobbies to the Cotswold District Council-owned museum in Cirencester, to create a stunning Roman-style centrepiece at the Park Street venue. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Walks on wheels’ project launched on Badminton Estate

Features, Places by Adam No Comments »

A brand new publication has been launched that helps people using wheelchairs, power scooters and buggies to enjoy walking routes across the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). ‘Walks on Wheels’ is a collection of 15 walks descriptions and maps, which help people to explore quiet country paths, villages and market towns in the area. Read the rest of this entry »

Cotswolds MP hears of plight of disabled children

Features by Tony No Comments »

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown recently met with members of Cirencester SCOPE, officers from the charity and parents of disabled children, to discuss the issues in relation to the future of disabled nineteen year olds when school ends and the lack of Respite Care for parents, carers and the disabled individual themselves. Read the rest of this entry »

Jekka & Jekyll at Whichford Pottery – celebrating the work of two doyennes of the gardening world

Events, Features by Tony No Comments »

Friday 6th June & Saturday 7th June – Jekka McVicar and Paul Williams are at Whichford Pottery near Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. They will be giving talks on both days – at 11 am “Herbs are more than a Garnish” by Jekka McVicar and at 2 pm “Planting in the Jekyll Style” by Paul Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Cotswold’s Steve Edwards smashes the world record

Features by Tony No Comments »

Cotswolds Steve Edwards smashes the world recordOn Sunday 18th May 2008 Steve Edwards smashed the world record by running 10 marathons in 10 days in the fastest ever combined finish time – 35 hours, 20 minutes, 44 seconds – which totally blew away the old record of 37 hours, 39 minutes, 34 seconds set in 2007.

This new world record equates to running each and every marathon in just 3 hours, 32 minutes , 4 seconds on each of ten days which is a truly staggering performance that will sit deservedly in the record books for some time to come.

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Cotswold MP spots an opportunity to fight for local pig farmers

Features, Food and Produce by Tony No Comments »

Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has lent his voice to the cause of local, independent pig farmers fighting to protect their product’s pedigree against unfair competition from large scale retailers. Read the rest of this entry »

The GWR’s Cotswold Festival of Steam is only a week away

Events, Features, Places by Tony No Comments »

Saturday 24th May – Sunday 1st June – Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway “The Friendly Line in the Cotswolds” at Toddington, Winchcombe and Cheltenham Racecourse Stations.

The 2008 Cotswold Festival of Steam marks four important milestones – 40 years since the end of steam on British Railways – 40 years since David Shepherd took delivery of “Black Prince” – 60 years since the nationalisation of Britain’s Railways – 100 years since the first through expresses ran over the Stratford-Cheltenham line between the Midlands and the West Country.

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Cotswold ‘Walks on wheels’ project to be launched at Badminton

Events, Places by Adam No Comments »

A brand new publication is being launched that helps people using wheelchairs, power scooters and buggies to enjoy walking routes across the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). ‘Walks on Wheels’ is a collection of 15 walks descriptions and maps, which help people to explore quiet country paths, villages and market towns in the area. Read the rest of this entry »

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