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Roadworks A429 Burford Road Affecting Travel To and From Cirencester

A429 Burford Road

The Eastbound Lane on the above road will be closed from the 23rd August 2021 – 31st December 2021, to allow contractors, working on behalf of Bathurst Developments Ltd, carry out the construction of a new left hand feeder lane at the Cherry Tree Lane junction.

This is quite a long period of time.  It is definitely something to be aware of during the next few months if you are travelling to and from Cirencester.  

If you require any further information regarding this closure, please contact the Bathurst Developments Ltd on 0800 002 9055 or the office on 08000 514514.

Cotswold Police and Crime Commissioner Roadshows in September

The new Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Nelson is running a series of roadshows across the county during September and October. He is going to be talking about his Police and Crime Plan intentions and the Chief Constable Rod Hansen will also be at each event along with local police management teams. Chris would very much like as many Parish and Town Councils to attend as possible.

Below are the links to the seven events and he has asked that these are publicised to all the Parish and Town Councils to encourage attendance at what is expected to be an interesting and informative event which will hopefully encourage much discussion.

Venues have adequate parking and have been booked in a spacious environment taking Covid into consideration. There will also be light refreshments provided.

The information about the event is within the Eventbrite link: –

Cotswolds South – Monday 7 September – Cotswolds South at RAU (6pm until 8.30pm)


Cotswolds North – Monday 27 September- Cotswolds North at Moreton Fire College (6pm until 8.30pm)


Summer Fun Activities @ Westwoods

This summer Gloucestershire County Council is offering 4 weeks of activities for school-age children across the Cotswolds, including at the Westwoods Centre, Northleach. See poster for details. Bookings are now open to all children. There are plenty of spaces so get booking!

Book Here

All sessions are 11am to 3pm and lunch is provided. #HAF2021 #summerofplay

More activities and locations here: https://cotswolddistrict.coordinate.cloud/list

Green Infrastructure Consultation Deadline Extended

Consultation deadline extended to 16 August 2021

Have your say

Residents are invited to contribute and work with Cotswold District Council on their Green Infrastructure Strategy, which will aim to boost green and open spaces as part of the Council priority to respond to the climate and ecological emergency.

The proposals include more places to exercise, improving cycle routes and footpaths to support safe and sustainable travel, creating more ‘natural’ play areas for the young, building desirable places to live and work and incorporating green areas that support wildlife habitats and mitigate climate change.

The new strategy outlines a number of key recommendations that could be taken to benefit the district as a whole, as well as focusing on the 17 settlements where major development is most likely to happen.

Members of the public and key stakeholders are now invited to share their views on the strategy, which will be going out to consultation from 14 June and will close on 16 August.  Covering a wide variety of open spaces and green features, green infrastructure typically includes parks, playing fields, woodland, allotments and private gardens but can include sustainable drainage features – used to alleviate flooding and water pollution – urban planting, cycle tracks and Public Rights of Way as well as ‘blue’ features such as streams and other waterways. 

The final version of the strategy will be used to inform the district’s Local Plan, which sets a framework for future planning decisions, including how the Council will meet the need for new homes, employment, open spaces, schools and leisure facilities.

The draft Green Infrastructure Strategy can be found on the Cotswold District Council website (www.cotswold.gov.uk/greeninfrastructure).  Copies of the document are available to view at all district libraries as well as the Council offices at Trinity Road, Cirencester and the Moreton in Marsh office.  Hard copies can be obtained on request by contacting the Council’s customer services team on 01285 623000.

Hamilton Meadow and Wild Flower Resurgence

The Hamilton Meadow is cut for hay between mid-July and September to encourage wildflowers, by giving them plenty of time to bloom and drop their seed. These efforts are starting to pay off and more interesting flowers are appearing, like this pyramidal orchid. If you do see one, please take care not to trample it and leave it for others to enjoy.

Road Closure Warning – Ash Dieback Wednesday 21st July onwards

On behalf of Gloucestershire County Council, Gloucestershire Highways are working in joint partnership with the adjoining landowner National Trust and will shortly be carrying out essential works at the above location in order to remove unsafe trees infected with Ash Dieback.

Ash Dieback disease causes Ash trees to become unsafe, and the tree could shed limbs or collapse on to the road causing harm and injury. This work must take place for health and safety reasons, to protect road users and pedestrians, and make sure the carriageway remains clear of debris.

The work will take place Wednesday 21st July 2021 to Tuesday 3rd August 2021 (excluding weekends), from 07.00 to 19.00 daily

See below for Frequently Answered Questions about Ash Dieback.  

Ash Dieback Closure FAQ Page