New Heritage & Environment Fund To Benefit The Cotswolds

Local charity Friends of the Cotswolds has launched a Heritage and Environment Fund.

Up to £2,000 is now available for projects that come under any of the following themes:

  • heritage
  • environment – both built and natural
  • culture
  • access
  • social wellbeing

For any of the following organisations:

  • Registered Charities
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs)
  • Charitable Community Benefit Societies
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs)
  • Parish and Town Councils

To find out more and to apply visit:

Roadworks: Surface Dressing on Lodge Park Road

Information from Gloucestershire County Council:

Please see the letter and leaflet for information about the upcoming surface dressing works at Burford Road to Larket Hill Wood, Aldsworth.

Further information, including the current programme, can be found online at Surface Dressing, GripFibre and Microsurfacing – Highways (

Please note that these works are weather dependant and can change at any time throughout the programme, however, we have provisional week commencement date of 22 July 2024 for one day.

Burford Road to Larket Hill Wood Surface Dressing Letter
Leaflet V5 to go out with the letter

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Have Your Say On Gloucestershire’s Local Nature Recovery Strategy

🐝 The Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) will map out how and where nature recovery could take place in Gloucestershire.

The Local Nature Recovery Strategy covers 4 main areas.

  • A list of priority habitats
  • A list of priority species
  • A list of recommendations for how these can be protected
  • A map of priority zones

You can find out more about the local nature recovery strategy online.

This survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete. Your response will be used to inform the priorities and actions which will support the delivery of the LNRS.

Complete the Survey.

The engagement exercise closes on Tuesday 16 July, at 5pm.

Originally shared by Gloucestershire County Council.

Ash Die Back Works on A436 (A40 to Severn Springs)

What: Temporary Traffic Order to close the road for essential Ash Dieback tree work.
Where: A436 – Seven Springs to A40 Jct (see below for the exact location)
When: 29th July – 9th August 2024 inclusive (excluding weekends) from 09.30 to 15.30 daily.

Essential works are due to take place at the above location to remove unsafe trees infected with Ash Dieback.

Ash Dieback disease causes Ash trees to become unsafe; trees 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.

If you have any queries, please refer to the FAQ below, contact 08000 514514 or email



Definitive Map Modification Order Application

Letter from Gloucestershire County Council:

Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981, Section 53, Definitive Map Modification Order Application, Reclassification of Restricted Byways (formerly Road Used as Public Paths) KNE32 and KFA13, Parishes of Northleach and Farmington

Please find below a consultation letter, plan, and an information sheet regarding the above Definitive Map Modification Order application.

The consultation deadline is Friday 2nd August 2024.

2024 6 18 94_1_ General Consultation letter


94_1_Form 1 redacted

94_1_Form 3 redacted

94_1 Applicant Doc Evidence


Summer 2024 Holiday Activity and Food Programme

Dear Families,

On 17 June at midday the Summer Holiday Activity and Food Programme’s website will be ready to view. The website link is here

Cotswolds HAF Community Connector: Bloodhound Education 0208 150 3767  9.30am- 2.30pm Monday to Friday – Kirsty & Nishani

In Cirencester Bloodhound Engineering, Sportily, Go Wild Open to All activities,

Across the district in Bourton = School of Larks and Go Wild with World Jungle / in Tetbury = Tetbury Youth (TAYTC), Go Wild with World Jungle / in Stow = Cotswold Active Camps, Go Wild with World Jungle / Moreton = Bloodhound Engineering, Cotswold Active Camps, / Chipping Campden = Go Wild with World Jungle, Fairford = More Go Wild and Working for Wellbeing events.

We will have tickets for The Kitchen Club where you can make food from scratch, guided family walks, Horses for Wellbeing, Batsford Aboretum and Westonbirt Aboretum, Giffords Circus and Cotswold Farm Park. We stagger the release of some activities so that everyone will get the opportunity to do more activities and we are still waiting on confirmation from some activity providers but as soon as these are confirmed they will be on the website. We will have activities in other areas too and please also be aware that we only have a limited number of places, but keep an eye on the website for activities as they are released.

We look forward to seeing you at the Holiday Activity and Food Programme activities in a few weeks’ time.

The Cotswold Holiday Activities and Food Programme Team