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Join ‘The Big Conversation’ to Shape Gloucestershire’s 2050 Vision

Via press release from Cotswold District Council.

Ambitious plans for the future of our County over the next 30 years will be unveiled at the launch of the Gloucestershire 2050 Big Conversation on Thursday 1 February, which takes place from 3pm to 6pm at Cheltenham Racecourse. Cotswold District Council is urging local residents, businesses and organisations to be there so that they can help to shape the Gloucestershire 2050 Vision.

The event will include the announcement of eight potential ambitions for the future of the county and six major projects that could radically transform the county’s reputation on the national and international stage, as well as delivering significant improvements in the quality of life for local people.

The Big Launch will also mark the opening of a six-month programme of public engagement activity to develop the Gloucestershire 2050 Vision, and collect alternative ideas from residents and organisations.

CDC Cabinet Member for Enterprise and Partnerships, Cllr Chris Hancock, is looking forward to the launch: “The Gloucestershire 2050 Vision is a very exciting venture, and it is of vital importance that the Cotswolds is represented effectively at the Big Launch by both those in the 16 to 25 year age group and also older residents. The organisers want the conversation to evolve into an agreement on what people want Gloucestershire to be like by 2050 and how people can come together to overcome potential obstacles and realise ambitions. There will be many opportunities to engage, including the use of social media, video, and attendance at action days.”

Stephen Marston, Vice Chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire, added: “Gloucestershire is a fantastic place to live with bustling towns, a historic city, innovative businesses and beautiful countryside. But we face some major challenges over the next 30 years that will have a significant impact on all our lives if we don’t take action to address them. 400 people in the 18-30 age bracket are leaving the county every year to seek work elsewhere. Our working age population is only increasing by 1.4% a year but we’re expecting the number of people aged over 65 to increase by 66.8% by the year 2039. We need to make sure that Gloucestershire offers a great quality of life for every generation, based upon shared values, and that means we need to explore some big ideas for how we could do things differently.”

Tickets to the Gloucestershire 2050 Vision Big Launch on 1 February are free. Book your place now!

 

The Big Launch has been organised by the University of Gloucestershire on behalf of Leadership Gloucestershire, a partnership of the county’s leading public sector organisations. The exhibition-style event will include stands hosted by a range of innovative local businesses and organisations that are shaping the way that Gloucestershire residents will live, work and study in the future.

For more information visit www.glos2050.com.

Notice of Vacancy January 2018

Following the resignation of Rosie Webber, the councillor vacancy is being advertised via the attached public notice.

If anyone in the parish would like an election to fill the vacancy, they will need to collect 10 signatures and send them to the Returning Officer at Cotswold District Council by 30 January 2018. All signatories must be on the electoral register.

If an election is not called then the Parish Council may fill the vacancy by co-option, and will invite interested local residents to contact us for details in due course.

Please see the attached Notice of Vacancy for more information.

Consultation on Proposed Neighbourhood Area for Upper Rissington

Upper Rissington Parish Council has submitted a proposal to designate a Neighbourhood Area. The proposal includes most of Upper Rissington Parish, less the area within RAF Little Rissington, and the portion of the Victory Fields Development lying within Great Rissington Parish. You can view the details of the area proposed by visiting www.cotswold.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplanning/consultations.

Designation of a Neighbourhood Area is the first formal stage in developing a Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan is a way for residents to help shape how their community develops over the coming years. This is not formal consultation on a Neighbourhood Plan, but simply the identification of the area to be covered by the plan.

 

How to respond

This consultation runs until 17:00 on Wednesday 31 January 2018.

Comments can be submitted to: neighbourhood.planning@cotswold.gov.uk or by letter, which should be sent to:

Neighbourhood Planning,
Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road
Cirencester
Gloucestershire GL7 1PX

Anonymous comments cannot be accepted. All information received is public information (subject to the Data Protection Act) and may be published on a website.

 

More information

Updates on the progress of Upper Rissington’s Neighbourhood Plan are published here: www.upperrissington-developmentplan.co.uk

Conclusion of Audit for Year Ended 31 March 2017

The audit for financial year 2016-2017 has been completed. The Notice of Conclusion of Audit and completed Annual Return, including Section 3 (External auditor report) are published below

 

For more detailed guidance on local residents’ rights to inspect the accounts, see this guide from the National Audit Office (NAO): Local authority accounts – a guide to your rights