Cirencester News

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Cirencester Fleece Fayre 2017

Cirencester Town Council in partnership with Abbey 900 will be hosting Cirencester’s first Fleece Fayre, celebrating the history of the wool trade in our beautiful town. As part of the Abbey 900 cele...[full story]

Posted : 26/04/2017 19:50:41

Santa Monica High School Choir to perform in Cirencester

Santa Monica High School Choir to perform in Cirencester Starting off their 2017 Performance Tour of England, The Madrigal Ensemble and Chamber Singers of Santa Monica High School will be performing on Tuesday 04 April, 2017 at 12:45 PM at Cirencester Paris...[full story]

Posted : 11/03/2017 17:57:49


Council will save thousands on printing and mailing costs

Cotswold District Council has agreed a measure which will save taxpayers thousands of pounds on the cost of printing and mailing Council Tax, Council Tax Support, Business Rates and Housing Benefit d...[full story]

Posted : 08/02/2017 19:44:26

Christmas Lights - Charity Display

Christmas Lights - Charity Display Vale Road, Stratton, Cirencester, GL7 2JJ invites you all to an amazing display of 11 bungalows including a Special Attraction - An Indoor Lighted Model Victorian Christmas Village (Biggest In The Uk)...[full story]

Posted : 20/12/2016 17:50:20


Cirencester Mop Fair

Cirencester Mop Fair will be on standby this year while the market place regeneration continues and in the absence of an alternative venue. An annual Mop Fair has been held in Cirencester for over ...[full story]

Posted : 03/10/2016

Markets move to Brewery Court while regeneration is completed

With the Market Place regeneration works moving swiftly towards completion and the main works focusing on the area in front of the church, the weekly Friday Charter Market and twice monthly Farmers’ M...[full story]

Posted : 29/09/2016

Cirencester Town Centre Regeneration Project

If you come in to Cirencester regularly you will no doubt be aware of the works going on in and around the Market Place; and whilst we appreciate the disruption, we know that the wait of over 50 years...[full story]

Posted : 31/07/2016

Love Parks 2016

This Summer sees the return of Love Parks, the UK’s nationwide celebration of parks and green spaces. Love Parks Week 2016 is a nationwide initiative aiming to get everybody outdoors enjoying their be...[full story]

Posted : 21/07/2016

Cirencester Parish Church announces two months of FREE organ concerts and a celebrity organ concert

Cirencester Parish Church is delighted to announce that distinguished organist and international recitalist, Leo Abbott will be visiting Cirencester on 2nd July, as part of his latest UK tour. Leo is...[full story]

Posted : 21/06/2016 22:24:26

Cookery theatre to be a big draw at the Cotswold Show

After its successful debut at last year’s Show, the professional Cookery Theatre will once again be a key attraction for foodies at this year’s Cotswold Show. Well known and award winning chefs fro...[full story]

Posted : 15/06/2016 19:58:27

New traffic management plans in place for Cotswold Show

Plans are well underway for the Show to be held in Cirencester Park on 2nd and 3rd July 2016 and following feedback from visitors and local residents, there will be extra traffic management in place t...[full story]

Posted : 14/06/2016 20:22:20

High flying local accountants nominate Great Western Air Ambulance as their Charity of the Year

Cotswold-based Chartered Accountancy firm, McGills has announced the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity as its Charity of the Year. The firm, which has offices in Cirencester and Malmesbury, will ...[full story]

Posted : 07/06/2016 14:14:37

Cirencester Soldier's Tropical Test

Cirencester Soldier's Tropical Test A former science teacher from Cirencester has been serving with the British Army in Central America in support of the Belize Defence Force (BDF). 2nd Lieutenant Samantha Daly an officer with the A...[full story]

Posted : 03/06/2016 12:55:02


Mental Health Awareness week 2016 in Gloucestershire and Swindon

The Mental Health Foundation has announced that its focus for Mental Health Awareness week (16th-22nd May) this year will be on Relationships. The Mental Health Foundation state that “we believe we ur...[full story]

Posted : 03/05/2016 15:08:11

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Safe and Well event Cirencester 7th May

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) will be visiting Cirencester town centre on 7th May to talk to residents about how they can stay safe at home. Staff who carry out the safe and well visi...[full story]

Posted : 22/04/2016 18:51:32

Côte Restaurant Exclusive Opening Offer - 50% off food

Côte Restaurant Exclusive Opening Offer - 50% off food To celebrate the opening of Côte Brasserie in Cirencester we would like to offer you an exclusive 50% off your food bill when dining Sunday to Thursday*. Inspired by new trends in Paris, Côte is de...[full story]

Posted : 04/03/2016 10:09:19


Côte opens in Cirencester March 2016

Côte Brasserie will soon be opening a new restaurant tucked away on Cirencester’s famous Black Jack Street. This historic thoroughfare, is full of distinctive character and stories of old, not to ment...[full story]

Posted : 26/02/2016 08:57:19

Council freezes Council Tax

Members of Cotswold District Council met today and endorsed the Cabinet’s recent recommendation to freeze its share of local residents’ Council Tax payments for 2016/17, following a 5% cut in 2015/16,...[full story]

Posted : 23/02/2016 20:48:08

Supermac Curry Quiz Set For 20 February in Cirencester

Cirencester Macmillan's renowned annual curry quiz night on February 20 (7-30pm) at the Bingham Hall, Cirencester. still has a few tickets left, the town's hard working team has announced. It is an...[full story]

Posted : 10/02/2016 09:46:06

Digging Underway for New Irrigation Reservoir at Cirencester

Four acre lake to provide water for all fields in the main park in 2016   Cirencester Park Polo Club are delighted to announce that the long awaited irrigation project is now well underway an...[full story]

Posted : 22/01/2016 19:01:38

Brian May unveils blue plaque for Cozy Powell

Brian May unveils blue plaque for Cozy Powell Queen guitarist Brian May unveiled a commemorative plaque in honour of Cirencester rock legend Cozy Powell in Cirencester today (7th January 2016). Cozy Powell (real name Colin Trevor Powell) drumm...[full story]

Posted : 07/01/2016 16:44:57


People with long-term health conditions in Gloucestershire encouraged to get their flu jab

People living in Gloucestershire who have a long-term health condition are being urged to get their free flu jab from the NHS this autumn. Flu can be very serious for people with long-term health ...[full story]

Posted : 25/11/2015 16:42:39

Stories with Santa at the Corinium Museum

Celebrate Christmas with a visit to the Corinium Museum in Cirencester for the family to meet Santa! We are thrilled to welcome Santa who will be reading some special stories written at his home in t...[full story]

Posted : 24/11/2015 17:54:06

Creative Christmas at Corinium

Explore the wonders of local art and craft in two stunning exhibitions back to back on the run up to Christmas. Starting on 20th November is the Cotswold Craftsmen’s Christmas show. An eclectic mi...[full story]

Posted : 13/11/2015 19:20:45

Roman Pottery Explored at Corinium Evening Lecture

Matthew Fittock, a PhD Researcher from Reading University, will be sharing his latest findings during an evening lecture at the Coirnium Museum in Cirencester on Thursday 26th November at 7pm. Kin...[full story]

Posted : 12/11/2015 20:08:02

Cracking Christmas Films at the Corinium Museum

Film lovers in Cirencester are in for a festive treat this December when the Corinium Museum screens two Christmas classics - It’s a Wonderful Life and White Christmas. Beginning with It’s a Wonde...[full story]

Posted : 10/11/2015 00:25:59

Oak and Furrows wildlife charity to fund raise at Bishops Walk, Cirencester on 5th December

A charity that has already cared for 2,500 sick and injured wildlife this year at its reserve close to Cirencester will stage a major fund raising day during the town's Bishops Walk shopping arcade Ch...[full story]

Posted : 09/11/2015 19:08:30

Christmas and New Year waste collection arrangements

Waste collection arrangements for the forthcoming Christmas and New Year period in Cotswold District: Collections on all days are unchanged until Friday 25 December Friday 25 Dec - Will move to ...[full story]

Posted : 20/10/2015 18:02:24

Cirencester Car Firm Prestige Achieves BSI Standard for the Tenth Time

Leading Cirencester vehicle repair business Prestige has been awarded its 10th British Standards Institute performance activity recognition in five years. The awarding of the PAS125:2014 accreditat...[full story]

Posted : 07/10/2015 18:15:51

“Dangerous” plans to cut frontline fire services condemned by Gloucestershire firefighters

Firefighters in Gloucestershire have reacted with anger at the announcement of “dangerous" plans to close Painswick Fire Station and cut frontline services at Cirencester Fire Station. The plans to...[full story]

Posted : 01/10/2015 19:21:20

PHE offers help for Gloucestershire households with high radon

Hundreds of homes across Gloucestershire have been found to have high levels of radioactive gas radon. Last autumn, Public Health England (PHE) invited about 18,000 households across Gloucestershir...[full story]

Posted : 15/09/2015 17:23:44

CDC will provide free parking at Trinity Road, Cirencester on weekends

Cotswold District Council has announced that, with effect from Saturday 12 September, motorists will be able to park free of charge from 7 am to 7pm on weekends and public holidays in the authority’s ...[full story]

Posted : 10/09/2015 17:34:03

Volunteers needed to help train assistance dogs for Canine Partners

Dog-lovers in the area are being sought by national charity Canine Partners to take puppies into their own homes and begin their early training to be assistance dogs for people with disabilities. C...[full story]

Posted : 26/08/2015 13:02:03

Cotswold Show to mark 70th anniversary of the end of WWII with Spitfire display

The Cotswold Show and Food Festival today announced an exciting new addition to this year’s Show as they confirmed there will be an air display by the Rolls-Royce Supermarine Spitfire PS853 at the Sho...[full story]

Posted : 02/04/2015

Attractions announced for the 27th Cotswold Show

Plans are well underway for the Show to be held in Cirencester Park on 4th and 5th July 2015 with many new attractions announced this week. Headlining the main Bathurst Arena will be Moto Stunts In...[full story]

Posted : 06/03/2015

New Tennis Key Fob Scheme launched in Cirencester

Tennis fever is about to hit the UK now that Wimbledon 2015 is on the horizon. To coincide with this great time of year, a new key fob system has been launched for the tennis courts in St Michael’s Pa...[full story]

Posted : 02/06/2015 16:07:27

Residents Give Top Marks to BUPA's Ashley House Care Home in Cirencester

Bupa’s Ashley House care home in Cirencester has been awarded top marks for care by the people who know best – its own residents. The results come from an annual independent survey of residents wh...[full story]

Posted : 28/05/2015 01:11:33

Avoid the rush at household recycling centres this bank holiday

Gloucestershire Joint Waste Team is asking residents to plan their visit to the household recycling centre to avoid queuing this May bank holiday. Recycling centres are located at; Fosse Cross Nor...[full story]

Posted : 30/04/2015 09:36:34

Top Cirencester Hotel To Host First Wedding Fayre

Top Cirencester Hotel To Host First Wedding Fayre The Kings Head is to welcome newly engaged couples to its first wedding fayre this March (Sunday 8 March 2015, 11AM – 4PM ). Cirencester’s first luxury hotel will showcase its stunning wedding spaces ...[full story]

Posted : 24/02/2015 17:55:28


Love the Phoenix

‘Love the Phoenix’ this Valentine’s Day by showing support for your fantastic youth and community led Phoenix Festival! The Phoenix Festival Team are hosting a special ‘Love the Phoenix’ free event...[full story]

Posted : 10/02/2015 13:35:24

Car Collision at Ampney Crucis

Gloucestershire Constabulary are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the A417 London Road, Ampney Crucis at 7.30pm on Thursday, 8th January. The collision was between a Red Vauxhall Co...[full story]

Posted : 09/01/2015 18:05:45

Cotswold Show celebrates tourism award

Cirencester’s Cotswold Show and Food Festival is celebrating this week after being awarded a gold medal by the Cotswold Tourism awards in the Tourism Event category. Earl Bathurst, the Show’s Pres...[full story]

Posted : 30/12/2014 16:29:33

Leading retirement housebuilder looks to transform site on Tetbury Rd, Cirencester

McCarthy & Stone, Britain’s leading retirement housebuilder, held a public exhibition to unveil its plans to redevelop the former T H White garage on Tetbury road in Cirencester with specialist age-ex...[full story]

Posted : 24/11/2014 17:14:37

Bishops Walk Prepares For Its Best Christmas for Customers Ever.

Bishops Walk, Cirencester´s iconic covered shopping arcade, is getting ready for its best customer Christmas ever. Having coped with the recession, with some shops closing, the traders, with the Ce...[full story]

Posted : 18/11/2014 20:11:57

Christmas Fun At Cirencester´s Bishops Walk

Cirencester's Bishops Walk covered shopping arcade will be filled with fun on four Saturdays before Christmas. The free entertainment will begin on November 29 with a mid morning performance by the...[full story]

Posted : 04/11/2014 18:52:56

Coffee drinkers put Cirencester Macmillan on the road to its best fund raising year ever

Cirencester Macmillan has praised the hundreds of people in the town and district who took part in the charity''s annual fund raising coffee events. The result was the largest sum ever to be contri...[full story]

Posted : 06/10/2014 14:16:06

Local Care Home Donates Hamper For Foodbank

Residents, staff and visitors at a Cirencester Care Home have been putting together a large hamper of food to donate to Cirencester Foodbank, which helps local people in crisis by supplying three days...[full story]

Posted : 03/10/2014 18:11:58

Raining Hard ... But Macmillan's Stratton Show Was A Great Success

In spite of downpours through the day, Stratton Show, organised by Cirencester Macmillan, raised an amazing £1,688.34 for cancer care and support in Gloucestershire. And, the organising team were ...[full story]

Posted : 01/09/2014 19:13:35

Appeal following fatal collision near Cirencester

Police are appealing for information after a motorcyclist died in a collision in the Cotswolds. The incident happened on the A433 near to the junction with the A429 at Kemble at around on Thursday ...[full story]

Posted : 23/08/2014 10:16:00

Police bike security roadshow continues

The police bicycle security roadshow continues today (Tuesday 19 August) in Tetbury and tomorrow (Wednesday 20 August) in Tewkesbury. These will be followed by events in Cirencester of 22 August and...[full story]

Posted : 19/08/2014 19:24:53

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