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Cutsdean’s Dewponds and Tures on the Cotswold Hills

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The upland parish of Cutsdean, source of the River Windrush, has retained an air of seclusion as undisturbed as anywhere in the Cotswolds. A peculiar feature of Cutsdean is its Dewponds and Tures designed to solve the most intractable problem of the Cotswold uplands – lack of drinking water for the flocks of sheep. Read the rest of this entry »

“Pick up or pay out” warning to Cotswold dog owners

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An eye-catching campaign to remind dog owners to clean up after their pets or face on-the-spot fines is under way in Cotswolds.
Cotswold District Council is introducing fixed penalty notices for dog fouling offences for the first time from December 1st.
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Fines are on the way for dog fouling

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A tough new crackdown on environmental crime is being launched by Cotswold District Council.

From December 1st, litterbugs and dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets will face on-the-spot fines from the authority.
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Paddington Bear celebrates his 50th birthday at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

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Saturday 27th September and Sunday 28th September 2008 – Toddington Railway Station
Paddington Bear, one of the most iconic characters from children’s literature, celebrates his fiftieth birthday this year.  This is something he won’t be keeping under his hat! So, to mark the occasion, he will be returning to his railway roots with a visit to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway at Toddington in the Cotswolds. Read the rest of this entry »

Cotswolds MP calls for action on pedigree dog breeding

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The plight of dogs suffering from genetic disorders caused through pedigree dog breeding was demonstrated in a recent BBC One Documentary titled “Pedigree Dogs Exposed”.
The programme was deeply critical of the current set up of the Kennel Club and dog shows, in particular their insistence on breeding traits into pedigree dogs which can have painful and life threatening consequences on the dogs.  The MP has been highly critical of the Kennel Club’s complete disregard for the animals suffering. Read the rest of this entry »

Moreton-in-Marsh Show 2008 HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Events, Features, Food and Produce by Tony No Comments »

Saturday 6th September 10.30am – 18.00pm, Moreton-in-Marsh Showground, Batsford Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0AB.
STOP PRESS MORETON SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Sadly the weather has beaten us and the 

2008 Moreton Show has been cancelled Read the rest of this entry »

Kids with learning difficulties have fun down on the farm

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Thanks to the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens, children from a special school in Tewkesbury enjoyed a day out at the Cotswold Farm Park in July.
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Ebrington Village Fete – a fantastic afternoon for all the family

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Saturday 12th July – 14.00 Ebrington Cricket Ground
Something for everyone – Family Dog Show and Agility Event, Chipping Campden School Swing Band, The Westminster Morris Men, Birds of Prey and Ebrington Arms Beer Festival Tent ( 14.00 – 19.00) – a traditional Cotswold village fete. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Cotswold MP spots an opportunity to fight for local pig farmers

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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 »

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