Demand for for transparency over controversial planning vote

Liberal Democrat leader on Cotswold District Council (CDC), Councillor Joe Harris has written an open letter to the leader of the authority calling for a Conservative Councillor to refrain from voting on the controversial planning application 2350 houses on the edge of Cirencester in order to avoid an appearance of conflict of interest.

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Cotswold one of the worst areas in England for social mobility

A report published today has listed the Cotswolds as one of the worst areas in the country for social mobility amongst young people.

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Plastic waste charge is a victory for the Liberal Democrats

In today's budget, Philip Hammond announced that he would consider charges on single-use plastic items to reduce waste.

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Petition launched to stop the police cuts

An online campaign calling has been launched calling for the Home Secretary to stop the cuts in to Gloucestershire's police force and to properly fund it.

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Scouting for girls and boys at Camp Windrush

“A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room”, so said Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the scout movement.

Now, thanks to Gloucestershire County Council funding and the Whitby’s Boy Scouts 2nd Cirencester Company, 30 children from Cirencester have the chance to experience camp life for themselves.

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Bid to lower voting age to be considered by Cotswold District Council

Cotswold District Council will have the opportunity to debate lowering the voting age to 16 at a Council meeting next week.

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Concerns about pace of ‘Council experiment’

Opposition Councillors on Cotswold District Council have secured a full meeting of the Council to debate concerns surrounding the imminent transfer of Council staff to a local authority owned company.

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Highways satisfaction figures fail to impress - again

Highways satisfaction figures fail to impress - again. That’s the message from the county's Liberal Democrats following the publication of the annual highways satisfaction survey.

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End to Cirencester parking nightmare in sight

Local Councillors have welcomed news that yellow lines are finally about to be put down in several roads in Cirencester, ending what residents have described as a 'parking nightmare'. 

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Theresa May drops plans to snatch free school meals after Lib Dem pressure

Theresa May is reported to have dropped plans to scrap free school lunches for infant pupils from tomorrow's Queen's Speech.

It comes after the Liberal Democrats strongly criticised the Conservatives during the election campaign over the plans which would have deprived 1.7 million children of free school lunches, including 700,000 living in poverty.

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