Lib Dems approve budget to rebuild the Council's finances and invest in the Cotswolds

At a Full Council meeting this week (Wed 24 Feb), Liberal Democrat-run Cotswold District Council secured cross party support for a net budget for 2020/21 of £12.5 million.


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Council Leader demands action from Thames Water to prevent further sewage flooding

The Leader of Cotswold District Council has written to Thames Water in a bid for more support for communities affected by sewage flooding over the Christmas period.


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BLOG: Local planning decisions must not be handed over to an algorithm

If you have ever sat in on a local Planning Committee meeting you will know that they represent democracy red in tooth and claw. 

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Council Leader Joe Harris to hold Coronavirus Q&A

The leader of Cotswold District Council, Cllr Joe Harris, will be hosting a regular Q&A session on Tuesday afternoons to answer residents' questions about the coronavirus and how the council can help.


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First ever Lib Dem Budget passed at Cotswold District Council

At a full council meeting this week, Cotswold District Councillors approved the Liberal Democrat administration's proposed budget for 2020/21.


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Joe brings councils together to collaborate in order to enhance the Cotswolds

Cotswold District Council is taking a leadership role in bringing together all 15 local authorities within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to work together more effectively to protect and enhance this iconic landscape.


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New Council Tax Support scheme removes barriers to most vulnerable in the district

At last week’s full council meeting, Cotswold District Council adopted a new Council Tax Support (CTS) scheme for 2020/21 that will safeguard vulnerable groups and ensure those on the lowest income are protected.


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Joe signs Council up to major campaign to protect terminally ill staff

Cotswold District Council has signed up to a campaign protecting workers’ employment rights should they become terminally ill.


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Joe launches Cotswold Lib Dem local election campaign

“You deserve better!” - that’s the call from local Liberal Democrats as they launch their bid to take control of Cotswold District Council in the local elections on May 2nd.

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Lib Dems publish plans to cut taxes for businesses by 19% in the Cotswolds

The Liberal Democrats have published a comprehensive blueprint for replacing the broken business rates system, cutting taxes for businesses by 19% in the Cotswold District.

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