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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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.

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Meeting between Chief Constable and Gloucestershire MPs

It has been 1,317 days since the result of the Brexit Referendum, I am sure I am not the only one who feels it has been longer, but tonight at 11 pm the Withdrawal Agreement comes into force and we will be leaving the EU immediately.

31st January 2020

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