Fake £50 notes

It has been brought to the Alcohol Licensing Teams attention that FAKE £50 notes are in circulation.  Small purchases are being made for large amounts of change.  If you are unsure how to check your bank notes, below is a link and small video from the Bank of England to assist with this matter.

How to check your banknotes | Bank of England


Please don’t hesitate to call the Police if you witness suspicious activity and dial 999 if you believe a crime is taking place.

You can also report any information anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111 or online at Giving information | Crimestoppers (crimestoppers-uk.org)

For crime prevention advice visit Crime prevention advice | Gloucestershire Constabulary


Message Sent By
Crime Prevention
(Gloucestershire Constabulary, Crime Prevention and Alcohol Licensing Manager, Gloucestershire)

Police report to February 2024 Town Council meeting



Cotswold District Local Plan Update and Cirencester Town Center Masterplan Consultation

Cotswold District Council is updating its adopted Local Plan to make it “Green to the Core”. The adopted Local Plan covers a period from 2011 to 2031. The Council is also considering development needs up to 2041 and options for how these may be delivered. During this period the Council also is consulting upon a draft Framework Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document for Cirencester Central Area (a town centre masterplan).

Project: Local Plan Update Consultation (cotswold.gov.uk)

The consultation period will run from:

MASTERPLAN: 1 February until 17 March 2024 (11:59pm); and
LOCAL PLAN UPDATE: 1 February until 24 March 2024 (11:59pm)

This is a Local Plan Regulation 18 consultation. It builds on the consultation responses we received in 2022 at the previous ‘Issues and Options’ stage of plan-making. The consultation also responds to changes in national guidance and new evidence base studies undertaken to inform the Local Plan Update.

The consultation consists of:
• updated Local Plan policies;
• A vision, objectives and development strategy topic paper that starts the process of how the council addresses development needs to 2041;
• A Call for Sites that invites people to indicate available land that can deliver development needs up to 2041. This can include land for housing, employment, renewable energy, green spaces, nature, etc.
• An ‘initial ideas’ consultation document that starts the process for developing a Framework Masterplan for Cirencester Town Centre.
• An interim Integrated Impact Assessment will support the consultation and will include an appraisal of the development strategy options and the draft policies. This will be available from 9 February.

You can read the documents and submit comments at your.cotswold.gov.uk

The document and supporting evidence can also be viewed and downloaded via the Council’s website at:

It is important to be aware that names and comments, once processed, may be made publicly available on the Council’s website. Comments received during the consultation will be considered and used to inform the next stage of plan preparation. A Local Plan Privacy Notice is available on the Council’s website.
Copies of the consultation document are also available to view at libraries and the District Council offices in Cirencester (Trinity Road, GL7 1PX) and Moreton-in-Marsh (Moreton Area Centre, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 0AZ).
If you require any further information or assistance, please contact the Forward Planning Team on 01285 623000 or by email to local.plan@cotswold.gov.uk


St Edward’s Hall Open Day, Sunday 18th February 2024



Police report to January Town Council meeting



A436 road closure – 5th-9th February

Advice from Gloucestershire County Council

Ref: 11446495

Tuesday, January 09, 2024


Ash Dieback

What:      Temporary Traffic Order to close the road for essential Ash Dieback tree work.

Where:   A436 – Stow on the Wold – bordering St. George’s Playing Fields (see attached for details of the exact location)

When:     5-9th February 2024 inclusive (excluding weekends) from 09.30 to 15.30 daily


On behalf of Gloucestershire County Council, we are advising you that we are due to be carrying out essential works at the above location to remove unsafe trees infected with Ash Dieback.


Ash Dieback disease causes Ash trees to become unsafe; trees could shed limbs or collapse on to the road causing harm and injury. This work must take place for health and safety reasons, to protect road users and pedestrians, and make sure the carriageway remains clear of debris.


If you have any queries, please refer to the letter and Frequently Asked Questions leaflet attached to this letter, contact us on 08000 514514 or email AshDieback@gloucestershire.gov.uk.


Thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.


Laura Dennis

Ash Dieback Officer


Gloucestershire County Council, Shire Hall, Gloucester, GL1 2TG


Please report highway issues online at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/fixmystreet

Or download the app: FixMyStreet


For urgent enquiries call: 08000 514 514

Bearland | Block 5 | Shire Hall | Westgate Street | Gloucester | GL1 2TG