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Farmers urged to make their views known on changes to CAP rules

West Country farmers have just days left to make their views known on changes in Common Agricultural Policy rules that if implemented could deal them a severe financial blow.

Cotswolds annual Open Dry Stone Walling Competition to take place at National Trust's Sherborne Park Estate

The beautiful Sherborne Park Estate, owned by the National Trust, will be the setting for this year's Cotswolds Open Dry Stone Walling Competition which is taking place on Sunday, 6th October.

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown attends major European Conference at the Royal Agricultural College

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Member of Parliament for The Cotswolds, commenting on the major European Conference that was held at the Royal Agricultural College last Friday, said "the presence of the Secretary of State for Environment and Agriculture made this a really special conference.

Motorists urged to drive more carefully to protect Cotswold roadside verges

Motorists are being urged to take extra care when driving around the Cotswolds this Easter to prevent further damage to roadside verges.

Damaged roadside caused by vehicles.

Balloon Flight Passengers get unique view of lost 15th century village

Virgin Balloon Flights passengers got more than they bargained for on a flight from Shipston-on-Stour as they spotted the site of a lost village near the Fosse Way.
The evening balloon flight took off from Shipston-on-Stour Sports Club at around 4pm earlier this month travelling on a north, north east wind.

Chipping Sodbury Christmas Market - Saturday 8 December

Sodbury Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Christmas Market on Saturday 8 December. Local farmers and food producers together with high quality arts and crafts suppliers are joining the town's shopkeepers to offer visitors and residents a relaxing day out to help them prepare for Christmas.

Have your say and help us save our last meadows

For the first time, the Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a unique partnership of conservation organisations including the Cotswolds Conservation Board - led by Plantlife - funds to plan a national natural heritage project to protect and conserve the UK's remaining fragments of meadows. Nearly 7.5 million acres have been lost so far and they are still being destroyed.

Hedgelayers sought for annual Cotswolds Competition

Hedgelayers of all levels are being called to take part in the annual North Cotswolds Hedgelaying Competition, organised by the Cotswolds Conservation Board, and taking place at Hitchen Farm, Ford, Gloucestershire on Saturday 17th November.

Launch of consultation on future management of Cotswolds landscape

Businesses, landowners, residents and visitors are invited to consider a range of proposals concerning the future management of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Gloucestershire Root Fruit & Grain Society - Final Results 2012

The Final Results for GRFGS 2012 are as follows:-

Farm Championship

1st Mr Simon Middle, S J & L E Middle, Mussel End Farm, Sandhurst, Glos.

2nd Mr David Ball, Kemble Farms, Kemble,Cirencester, Glos.

3rd Mr Rob Davies, Barrow Farm, Mussel End, Sandhurst, Glos.

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