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CDC CONSERVATIVES QUESTION “WISDOM” OF PUTTING CDC LOGO ON STREET SIGNS

Members of the opposition Conservative group have questioned the wisdom of putting the CDC logo on street signs across the Cotswolds, while at the same time the administration is actively lobbying and spending £75,000 of taxpayers money to replace Cotswold District Council wit...

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Cotswold District Council outline their flawed and potentially dangerous commercialisation strategy

The Liberal Democrat administration at Cotswold District Council has outlined the details of its commercialisation strategy during a full council meeting on 23 September. A 20-page report was presented by Cllr Tony Dale, cabinet member for Economy and Skills, laying out plans ...

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CDC UPDATES BUDGET AFTER COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

At the CDC Council meeting on Wednesday 23 September, Council voted to approve the revised budget for 2020-21. Council was informed that revenue streams have reduced significantly as a result of the pandemic, including car parking revenues which were forecast to be £1,680,000 ...

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£333,000 Management Restructure at LibDem CDC

The Liberal Democrat-controlled Cotswold District Council (CDC) management restructuring will cost Cotswold taxpayers at least £333,000. The Deputy Leader of CDC Cllr Mike Evemy revealed the unbudgeted additional spend at a CDC cabinet meeting on 7 September. “We made a decisi...

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THREE BUSINESS SURVEYS AGAINST 30% RISE IN PARKING CHARGES

PRESS RELEASE – 14 JULY 2020  THREE SEPARATE BUSINESS SURVEYS SHOW LOCAL BUSINESS AGAINST 30% RISE IN PARKING CHARGES Three separate local business organisations sent Cotswold District Council the results of independent studies conducted amongst the business owners of Cirence...

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CDC pays out nearly £300,000 to profitable service contractor SLM Ltd

On 9 July central government announced that indoor leisure facilities would be permitted to open from 25 July. Neighbouring Stroud District Council and others opened their doors on the 25 July. Covid had forced the closure of the leisure centres and museum which caused a signi...

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CDC CONSERVATIVES ASK QUESTIONS OVER BARN THEATRE PAYMENTS, GRANTS & LOANS

PRESS RELEASE – 22 JULY 2020  CDC CONSERVATIVES ASK QUESTIONS OVER BARN THEATRE PAYMENTS, GRANTS & LOANS Conservatives at Cotswold District Council are asking for transparency over the decision to award a series of contracts, grants, and loans to the Barn Theatre in Ciren...

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First Lib Dem Budget - paying more, getting less.

Last night the Conservative group voted against the budget for Cotswold District Council 2020-21.

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Funding boost of £2.6 billion for schools, as campaign for fairer funding in the Cotswolds continues

The Government has announced an extra £2.6bn for schools in England next year and will level up education funding across the country, benefiting areas like The Cotswolds.  

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Tetbury Leisure Centre should receive more Cotswold District Council support

We were all left shocked and disappointed by the recent closure of Tetbury Leisure Centre. When Cotswold District Council (CDC) gave ownership of Tetbury Leisure Centre to Sir William Romney School in 2014, the district council agreed to supply £330,000 of grants to support th...

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