The Cotswolds

Cirencester from the airThe Cotswolds is a large, beautiful and rural constituency, 65 miles long by 45 miles at the widest point.

Towns include Cirencester, the largest town, as well as Andoversford, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden, Fairford, Lechdale, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Tetbury and Wotton-under-Edge.

Lower SlaughterWithin this big constituency is the largest of Britain’s 41 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a distinction which reflects the imagery most commonly associated with the Cotswolds: lovely countryside characterised by rolling hills and unique towns and villages. The area is enormously popular with tourists, who enjoy the market towns constructed of beautiful Cotswold stone. Tourism overtook agriculture as the largest single employer several years ago.

Cirencester AbbeyThe Cotswolds has the highest number of listed buildings of any constituency in the UK. It also contains eight of the 20 most popular attractions within Gloucestershire, including the Westonbirt Arboretum, Hidcote Manor and the Chedworth Roman Villa.



Ha'penny Bridge, LechladeAgriculture remains an important industry in the Cotswolds, and Cirencester is the home of the Royal Agricultural College, one of the most widely respected agricultural colleges in the world.





Other important insitutions include the Campden Food & Research Centre, and the Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh.



 

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PUBLIC MEETING

CIRENCESTER
FLOOD RESILIENCE

An opportunity for residents of South Cerney, Cerney Wick, Siddington,  Cirencester, Fairford and Lechlade to hear and ask questions of the continued flood resilience work taking place and to speak with officials from the County and District Councils, Parish Council, Thames Water and the Environment Agency about ongoing issues.

PUBLIC MEETING

 Friday 7 February 2020
1030-1245

Council Chamber, Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester GL7 1PX

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Ten Climate Actions To Celebrate

The Cotswolds

1. The UK passed the world’s first Climate Change Act over a decade ago with cross-party support. This gave us both a framework to set statutory carbon budgets and set up the independent Committee on Climate Change.

Latest Newsletter

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP speaking in the House of Commons, October 2019

Party Conference season is over for 2019 and for those of you who did not have the chance to watch the Prime Minister’s Leader’s speech, I wanted to highlight some of the key announcements made and update you on the latest on Brexit.

4th October 2019

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