Investing in the Cotswolds
Over the life of our Council Plan 2020-24 we are looking to invest in the Cotswolds to improve services, protect our environment and support our amazing communities and businesses. These investments include:
- £780,000 towards addressing climate change by encouraging sustainable transport, reviewing the use of our buildings and assets and engaging communities.
- £200,000 to improve the cleanliness and appearance of the District through the Clean and Green Cotswolds Programme.
- £740,000 towards reviewing the local plan to make sure its the right fit for our communities and helps tackle the climate emergency.
- £35,000 each year to continue to fight against fly-tipping.
- £400,000 for investment in feasibility studies and other work to support the provision of social housing built to be carbon zero.
- £100,000 to plan and develop better, greener transport options in the District, including cycle and walking routes and innovative bus options.
- £25,000 towards a review of open space on new developments, working with builders and residents on new public open space.
- £23,000 towards helping individuals with complex needs, who are facing homelessness to access secure accommodation and support.
- £350,000 to fund the Recovery Investment Strategy which aims to make the Council’s money go further and maximise support for the District in its recovery from Covid-19.
- £30,000 to develop the Council’s Leisure Strategy to improve access to health and wellbeing activity for residents
Bringing money into Cotswolds
We have been working hard to bring nearly £2.5 million in national and regional funding. This vital funding has helped us to work with partners on key issues we know matter to you. They include:
- £1.2 million of Government funding for investment in our buildings to reduce their carbon footprint
- £250,000 from the Clinical Commissioning Group to help us tackle health inequality
- £130,000 of Covid-19 funding for investment in community wellbeing by encouraging people to be more active
- £160,000 of Covid-19 funding to support our town centres to recover from the impact of lockdowns
- £150,000 to improve sustainable transport options
- £65,000 for joining up Cirencester and Kemble in a sustainable way
- £73,000 from the Department of Work and Pensions to support young people that are not in education, employment or training through our Cotswold New Start Project
- £255,000 to support our most vulnerable households who need help to put food on the table for their families and to keep their children active and engaged during the school holidays,
- £60,000 from the Police and Crime Commissioner to ensure our communities feel safe
- £53,000 to improve our engagement with communities on our plans for the future of the Cotswolds
- £50,000 to support the visitor economy including providing new walking and cycling routes and improved signs to enable our visitors to enjoy the Cotswolds without negatively impacting the people who live here,
- £300,000 - We have launched Crowdfund Cotswolds which has seen £300,000 pledged on the back of an investment of £100,000 from this Council towards 19 incredible projects