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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 »

The North Cotswold Freecycle Group is growing daily

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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 »

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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Housing on track in Cotswolds despite ‘credit crunch’ fears

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Building work is continuing at three affordable housing sites in the Cotswolds, despite the recent ‘credit crunch’ affecting building sites throughout the country.

Cotswold District Council currently has affordable housing sites at Bourton-on-the-Water, as well as at two sites in Tetbury, and the Council believes that affordable homes could be available in the New Year on at least one of these sites.
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Marathon Number 459 completed in Cornwall – the Cornish Marathon

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Sunday November 16th 2008 and Steve Edwards completed Marathon Number 459 by running the Cornish Marathon which was celebrating its twenty fifth anniversary. This Marathon, which is run from Pensilva near Liskeards, is organised by the East Cornwall Harriers and is a very demanding course. Read the rest of this entry »

Topograph installed at one of highest points in Cotswolds

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Representatives of a group of over 340 volunteers who look after the Cotswolds will unveil a topograph on Painswick Beacon this week that has been created to commemorate their 40th Anniversary. The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens were founded in 1968 and are the voluntary arm of the, Cotswolds Conservation Board, the organisation that exists to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Read the rest of this entry »

Cotswold MP expresses utter dismay at ORR’s decision for the Kemble line

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Cotswold MP, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, has expressed utter dismay at the decision by the Office of Rail Regulator (ORR) to exclude the doubling of the Kemble to Swindon railway line scheme for at least another seven years. Read the rest of this entry »

Sprouts Bite Back – Worcester gets a taste for Brussels Sprouts

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Sprouts Bite Back logoThursday 13th November and Friday 14th November 2008. Sprouts Bite Back.
A festival to celebrate British Brussels Sprouts. The Brussels Sprout & Local Produce Fayre,  Cathedral Plaza, 24 College Street, Worcester WR1 2LU.  Read the rest of this entry »

Shadow Minister of Trade meets Stroud Business Members

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Cotswold MP, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, the Shadow Minister of Trade, had a meeting with over 40 local businessmen and businesswomen to discuss the current economic situation and the effect it was having on businesses. A number of issues were discussed, with particular consideration given to the role of the banks. The meeting was organised by Neil Carmichael the Prospective Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Stroud. Read the rest of this entry »

David Cameron sees conservation work in action in the Cotswolds

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The leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron MP has shown a keen interest in work that is being undertaken to help conserve the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Mr.Cameron made a visit on Friday 24th October to an AONB conservation training site in his constituency of Witney.
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