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May 2024
imageWelcome to the May edition of Cotswold Roundup. The big news this month is the Government calling a general election for 4 July. Check out the key dates below to make sure you're prepare to have your voice heard!

The Active Cotswold Roadshow is continuing across the district with our officers getting out and about speaking to you and offering health and wellbeing advice. They are touring with the NHS bus where you have the chance to check your blood pressure for free. It's definitely worth popping along! You can see the dates for the roadshow below.

You may have noticed some work taking place at Cirencester Leisure Centre, the centre is undergoing major refurbishment to improve user experience and is due for completion at the end of summer. We continue to invest in all of our leisure centres through our district wide leisure contract with Freedom Leisure, which allows us to balance services which require subsidy with those which generate a surplus. Using this approach we continue to support the centres in Cirencester, Bourton-on-the-Water and Chipping Campden.

I'm pleased to say we're now offering monthly permits in our Whiteway Car Park in Cirencester. After consulting with local businesses, we believe this change will support residents and business with a more manageable payment option.

On the topic of parking, we have recently installed EV charging points in our Trinity Road office car park. These are open for residents and visitors to use, as well as staff and councillors. Not everyone with an electric vehicle will have access to off street parking, so it's important for us to provide these chargers to help reach our net-zero target as a district.

The next round of Crowdfund Cotswold projects have been announced. We have six live projects that need your backing! You can find out more about the projects below.

Finally, it was brilliant to be shown round the old House of Fraser building in Cirencester by The Grace Network and see the work that has been taking place there to turn it into a social enterprise hub. We have supported this project through the Government's UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Growing up in Cirencester, I have many memories of visiting the House of Fraser with my mum and I'm so pleased to see it coming back to life! This is a really exciting project, and will be bringing new jobs to the area too! Keep an eye on our social media to find out when it will be open to the public.

Kind regards,

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Are you ready for the general election?
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Now the Government have called a general election, there are some key dates you need to know to be able to make your voice heard on 4 July:

➡️Register to vote by 18 June – You need to be registered to vote by this date to take part in the election. It only takes 5 minutes and you may need to register if you are voting for the first time or have recently moved house. Register here: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

➡️Apply for a postal vote by 5pm on Wednesday 19 June – to vote by post you must have applied by this date. You can find more info on the government website: www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote

➡️Apply for a proxy vote by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June – if you can’t make it to the ballot box you can nominate someone to vote on your behalf but you need to apply. Find out more at www.gov.uk/apply-proxy-vote

➡️Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate by 5pm Wednesday 26 June – if you are voting in a polling station you will need a valid photo ID. If you don’t have that ID you can apply for a voter authority certificate to use instead.

Head here to check for the valid forms of photo ID 👉 http://electoralcommission.org.uk/voterid

Cotswold District News
Active Cotswold is still on the road!
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The Active Cotswold Roadshow has been touring the district since April, offering FREE support and guidance around health and wellbeing.

We will be at the following locations with the NHS bus from 10am – 3pm:

📍 Thursday 20 June, Northleach Westwoods Centre

📍 Thursday 27 June, Tetbury Tesco

📍 Friday 28 June, Bourton-on-the-Water Co-op

📍 Wednesday 3 July, Fairford Community Centre

Read more
Waste collection day changes announced
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We are changing the waste collection days for 60 per cent of households in the district as the local authority drives for greater efficiency within its waste and recycling service.

Find out more
New EV chargers at our Trinity Road offices
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There are eight car parking spaces with 7KW chargers. You will find these along the south wing wall of the building.

They can be used by everyone with an electric vehicle, whether you’re a resident, visitor, employee or a councillor.

To use them you will need to download the Connected Kerb app.

Download the app
Improvement works have started at Cirencester Leisure Centre
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In partnership with our not-for-profit leisure providers, Freedom Leisure, Cirencester Leisure Centre is undergoing significant refurbishment and is due to be completed by the end of summer.

Read more
Monthly permits for Whiteway Car Park
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Residents and local business in Cirencester have told us that different types of permit would make the Whiteway Car Park easier for them to use.

Customers are now able to buy a monthly permit for the Whiteway Car Park at £42 per month.

More information
The old House of Fraser building in Cirencester is coming back to life!
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The old House of Fraser building in Cirencester has been vacant since 2019 and has recently been taken over by The Grace Network who, in partnership with the Diocese of Gloucester, will be transforming it into a social enterprise hub.

Cllr Joe Harris was shown round the building by Adrian Beere, Chief Executive of The Cirencester Grace Network, who told us all about this exciting project.

Doors will be open to the public later this year!

The Council has supported this project through the Government's UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Find out more about the The Grace Network
Find out more about the The UK Share Prosperity Fund
New round of projects for Crowdfund Cotswold
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The first round of 2024 Crowndfund Cotswold closed recently and we now have six live community projects that need your backing.

We had some fantastic projects in last round with a combined value of nearly £250,000 crowndfunded!

Check out the latest projects
Are you getting your garden summer ready?
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A reminder that the new garden waste year for 2024-25 has started. If you're planning to get out in the garden and would like us to collect your garden waste from the convenience of the kerbside, there's still time to sign up.

Once purchased, licences can take up to 10 working days to arrive so please bear this in mind if you'd like to use the service soon.

Apply for your garden waste licence
Reporting Graffiti Online
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Did you know that you can report graffiti online?

Vandalism, which can be hazardous to health and harmful to the climate when aerosols are used, is costly to remove and a real blight on the environment.

It is also a criminal offence and individuals caught in the act can face a fine of up to £500.

Report graffiti online
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May 2024
Welcome to the May edition of Cotswold Roundup. The big news this month is the Government calling a general election for 4 July. Check out the key dates below to make sure you're prepare to have your voice heard!
The Active Cotswold Roadshow is continuing across the district with our officers getting out and about speaking to you and offering health and wellbeing advice. They are touring with the NHS bus where you have the chance to check your blood pressure for free. It's definitely worth popping along! You can see the dates for the roadshow below.
You may have noticed some work taking place at Cirencester Leisure Centre, the centre is undergoing major refurbishment to improve user experience and is due for completion at the end of summer. We continue to invest in all of our leisure centres through our district wide leisure contract with Freedom Leisure, which allows us to balance services which require subsidy with those which generate a surplus. Using this approach we continue to support the centres in Cirencester, Bourton-on-the-Water and Chipping Campden.
I'm pleased to say we're now offering monthly permits in our Whiteway Car Park in Cirencester. After consulting with local businesses, we believe this change will support residents and business with a more manageable payment option.
On the topic of parking, we have recently installed EV charging points in our Trinity Road office car park. These are open for residents and visitors to use, as well as staff and councillors. Not everyone with an electric vehicle will have access to off street parking, so it's important for us to provide these chargers to help reach our net-zero target as a district.
The next round of Crowdfund Cotswold projects have been announced. We have six live projects that need your backing! You can find out more about the projects below.
Finally, it was brilliant to be shown round the old House of Fraser building in Cirencester by The Grace Network and see the work that has been taking place there to turn it into a social enterprise hub. We have supported this project through the Government's UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Growing up in Cirencester, I have many memories of visiting the House of Fraser with my mum and I'm so pleased to see it coming back to life! This is a really exciting project, and will be bringing new jobs to the area too! Keep an eye on our social media to find out when it will be open to the public.
Kind regards,
Are you ready for the general election?
Now the Government have called a general election, there are some key dates you need to know to be able to make your voice heard on 4 July:
➡️Register to vote by 18 June – You need to be registered to vote by this date to take part in the election. It only takes 5 minutes and you may need to register if you are voting for the first time or have recently moved house. Register here:
➡️Apply for a postal vote by 5pm on Wednesday 19 June – to vote by post you must have applied by this date. You can find more info on the government website:
➡️Apply for a proxy vote by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June – if you can’t make it to the ballot box you can nominate someone to vote on your behalf but you need to apply. Find out more at
➡️Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate by 5pm Wednesday 26 June – if you are voting in a polling station you will need a valid photo ID. If you don’t have that ID you can apply for a voter authority certificate to use instead.
Head here to check for the valid forms of photo ID 👉
Cotswold District News
Active Cotswold is still on the road!
The Active Cotswold Roadshow has been touring the district since April, offering FREE support and guidance around health and wellbeing.
We will be at the following locations with the NHS bus from 10am – 3pm:
📍 Thursday 20 June, Northleach Westwoods Centre
📍 Thursday 27 June, Tetbury Tesco
📍 Friday 28 June, Bourton-on-the-Water Co-op
📍 Wednesday 3 July, Fairford Community Centre
Read more
Waste collection day changes announced
We are changing the waste collection days for 60 per cent of households in the district as the local authority drives for greater efficiency within its waste and recycling service.
Find out more
New EV chargers at our Trinity Road offices
There are eight car parking spaces with 7KW chargers. You will find these along the south wing wall of the building.
They can be used by everyone with an electric vehicle, whether you’re a resident, visitor, employee or a councillor.
To use them you will need to download the Connected Kerb app.
Download the app
Improvement works have started at Cirencester Leisure Centre
In partnership with our not-for-profit leisure providers, Freedom Leisure, Cirencester Leisure Centre is undergoing significant refurbishment and is due to be completed by the end of summer.
Read more
Monthly permits for Whiteway Car Park
Residents and local business in Cirencester have told us that different types of permit would make the Whiteway Car Park easier for them to use.
Customers are now able to buy a monthly permit for the Whiteway Car Park at £42 per month.
More information
The old House of Fraser building in Cirencester is coming back to life!
The old House of Fraser building in Cirencester has been vacant since 2019 and has recently been taken over by The Grace Network who, in partnership with the Diocese of Gloucester, will be transforming it into a social enterprise hub.
Cllr Joe Harris was shown round the building by Adrian Beere, Chief Executive of The Cirencester Grace Network, who told us all about this exciting project.
Doors will be open to the public later this year!
The Council has supported this project through the Government's UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
Find out more about the The Grace Network
Find out more about the The UK Share Prosperity Fund
New round of projects for Crowdfund Cotswold
The first round of 2024 Crowndfund Cotswold closed recently and we now have six live community projects that need your backing.
We had some fantastic projects in last round with a combined value of nearly £250,000 crowndfunded!
Check out the latest projects
Are you getting your garden summer ready?
A reminder that the new garden waste year for 2024-25 has started. If you're planning to get out in the garden and would like us to collect your garden waste from the convenience of the kerbside, there's still time to sign up.
Once purchased, licences can take up to 10 working days to arrive so please bear this in mind if you'd like to use the service soon.
Apply for your garden waste licence
Reporting Graffiti Online
Did you know that you can report graffiti online?
Vandalism, which can be hazardous to health and harmful to the climate when aerosols are used, is costly to remove and a real blight on the environment.
It is also a criminal offence and individuals caught in the act can face a fine of up to £500.
Report graffiti online
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