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Free Cotswold parking gesture gives stores a festive boost

Events, Places by Adam No Comments »

Shoppers are being given free use of all Cotswold District Council-owned car parks on every Saturday in December in a festive gesture aimed at boosting the local economy. Read the rest of this entry »

The North Cotswold Freecycle Group is growing daily

Features, Places by Tony No Comments »

The North Cotswold Freecycle Group was set up in September 2006 and is a branch of an incredibly fast-growing International Freecycle movement, which began in Tucson, Arizona, USA on 1st May 2003. The North Cotswold group now boasts over 1500 members and is growing daily. Read the rest of this entry »

Steve Edwards runs the Snowdonia Marathon-Marathon Number 458-just 6 days after 457

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Steve ran the Snowdonia Marathon on Saturday 25th October 2008 and it was Marathon Number 458 in his world record challenge. The Snowdonia Marathon, now in its 26th year, was voted “Best UK Marathon” in 2007 and can attract over 1500 competitors. Steve ran with Bib number 459 for Bourton Roadrunners. Read the rest of this entry »

Steve Edwards completes marathon 457 and runs through injury pain

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On Sunday 19th October 2008 Moreton-in-Marsh based Steve Edwards ran marathon number 457 – The Leicester Marathon in the City – in his world record attempt to run 500 marathons by 2012 at an average time of under 3 hours 20 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Cotswolds MP Supports Gloucestershire’s Fair Trade Towns

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All the celebrities, including the Bishop of Tewkesbury Rt Revd John Went, attended Christian Aid’s fundraising lunch to celebrate Wotton-under-Edge’s new status as a fair trade town. Christian Aid hosted a well attended and happy lunch to raise money for, and to celebrate the fact that Wotton-under-Edge is now one of the eight (shortly to become nine with Bourton-on-the-Water) designated fair trade towns in Gloucestershire. Read the rest of this entry »

Two Americans discover heaven in the Cotswolds

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In June 2008 two American ladies came to the Cotswolds for a two week holiday. This is a diary of their experiences, the places that they visited and the people that they met.  Read the rest of this entry »

Bourton to host first ‘community day’ in June

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Steps to strengthen community spirit and provide information and advice to residents around the Cotswolds will be launched this summer with the first of several community days. Read the rest of this entry »

Bourton to host Flood Fair on May 16th

Events, Places by Adam No Comments »

It may seem that summer has come to the Cotswolds early, but people in Gloucestershire should still be prepared for the threat of flooding in the future.

And Cotswold District Council has teamed up with the Environment Agency and the National Flood Fair to offer residents the chance to get prepared, as it holds a second Flood Protection Products Fair on May 16th in Bourton-on-the-Water.  Read the rest of this entry »

Take time out to enjoy traditional events in the Cotswolds AONB

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The summer is the best time of year to enjoy the age old traditions of the Cotswolds and so the Cotswolds Conservation Board, the organisation that exists to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), has created a traditional events calendar for 2008-9 that shows you where and when you can enjoy events that are closely linked to the area’s rich heritage. Read the rest of this entry »

Counting up to 500 Marathons- Number 451 is completed on target

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Cotswolds based Steve Edwards completed Marathon number 451 on Sunday April 6th.
Steve only had to go to Taunton, Somerset this time, to complete marathon number 451 in his bid for a world record of running 500 marathons by 2012 in an average time of under 3 hours 20 minutes. Only 49 more races to go!
The Flora London Marathon is next on the list.

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