COTSWOLD DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTIONS MAY 2021
Registering to vote
Anyone who wishes to vote must be registered on the electoral register. The deadline for those who are not registered to make an application is Monday 19 April. For more information and to register see: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
For anyone interested in voting by post this year they just need to make sure they apply before 20 April 2021. They can request a postal vote application form by visiting https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voting-person-post-or-proxy/voting-post
We would encourage people to sign up to do this as soon as possible.
If a resident is unable to make it to the polling station, then they can nominate someone to be their proxy and cast their vote for them. The proxy needs to be a registered voter and able to attend the voter’s own polling station. Applications for proxy voting need to be sent to the District Council by no later than 5pm on Tuesday 27 April.
More information around the local elections for 2021 can be found at our website https://cotswold.gov.uk/about-the-council/elections-and-voting/current-and-future-elections/
Consultation Licensing Policy
Consultation on Cotswold District Council’s Draft Statement of Licensing Policy (Licensing Act 2003)
Cotswold District Council has prepared a draft policy and this is available to view online. If you wish to view this document please visit https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/consultations If you require a printed copy of the draft policy, then please email the licensing team by replying to this email.
If you would like to comment on the draft policy the final date for responses is Sunday 9th May 2021. A link is provided on the above
Cotswold District Council Covid Business Update
Hello, I’m Councillor Tony Dale, Cabinet Member for Economy and Transformation. As summer draws to a close, I hope it has been an enjoyable and successful one for you. In particular, I hope businesses in the retail and hospitality sectors have been able to make up some of the lost ground from the lockdown earlier in the year. Case numbers are still high, so it’s important we all play our part in keeping the virus under control. The latest guidance for business on the link below.
There is a lot of support out there for businesses and the wider economy and some of these initiatives are highlighted in this newsletter. Please take advantage of the help and support available if you feel it will be of value to you and your business.
It has been heartening to hear about many new businesses starting up in the District in recent months and I’m sure this is a trend that will continue. As ever, if there is anything we can help with, please get in touch.
CDC Green initiative
Cotswold District Council's
Green Infrastructure Consultation
The Council invites you and key stakeholders to comment on Cotswold District Council’s draft Green Infrastructure Strategy.
We want your views on the Strategy and about how green spaces in your community could be made better.
Covering a wide variety of open spaces and green features, Green Infrastructure (often referred to by town planners as GI) typically
includes parks, playing fields, woodland, allotments and private gardens but can include sustainable drainage features - used to
alleviate flooding and water pollution - urban planting, cycle tracks and Public Rights of Way as well as ‘blue’ features such as streams
and other waterways.
Members of the public, local communities and community groups
Statutory decision-makers and consultees
Town and Parish Councils
Developers and their agents
The Strategy is aimed at and we are seeking comments from:
To take part please visit the above link.