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1 week ago

The Wotton Times

A major campaign has been launched across the Cotswolds to raise awareness of the problem of fly-tipping.
Originally created by the Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group, the SCRAP Campaign has been run successfully in other areas of the country using know-how and resources from many local authorities to raise awareness of the issue among the wider public.
The campaign will inform residents on how to report a fly-tip and highlight the penalties if caught fly-tipping, and aims to inform residents and businesses about the law and their obligations.
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A major campaign has been launched across the Cotswolds to raise awareness of the problem of fly-tipping.
Originally created by the Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group, the SCRAP Campaign has been run successfully in other areas of the country using know-how and resources from many local authorities to raise awareness of the issue among the wider public.
The campaign will inform residents on how to report a fly-tip and highlight the penalties if caught fly-tipping, and aims to inform residents and businesses about the law and their obligations.

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The council refuge department has a wider role to play in this epidemic.

Really hope this campaign succeeds

2 weeks ago

The Wotton Times

We’ve been led to understand by sources that the development of a new station at Charfield is likely to go ahead, although no timeframe has yet been given. This comes after a total £1.2 million in funding was awarded last year for completing a full business case on the pros and cons of restoring the station, which was a casualty of the Beeching cuts in the 1960s. What are your thoughts on the prospect of Charfield Station reopening? ... See MoreSee Less

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Great news! Cam & Dursley station re-opening gave a wider group of people opportunities to commute and access so many different places, I’m sure charfield will do the same. BUT biggest concern is the space available for parking. Cam and Dursley have ran out of car park space because the surrounding land has been sold to housing developers. The volume of cars now having to park on the main road is making it dangerous for other drivers and pedestrians, along with upsetting locals. I would hate to see the same happen in Charfield.

I hope your source is correct - it has to happen, but sufficient parking must be provided if the farce of Cam & Dursley is not to be repeated

Proposals such as the Station, improvements to J14 and green links to surrounding communities were part of the Transport Plan intended to support the WECA Joint Spatial Plan. Now that the JSP has been sent back to the drawing board, all these transport infrastructure plans are called into question. We were told by SGC that billions in extra investment would come from the WECA divorce settlement.....that's all gone very quiet

Great news! Would be a game changer for those who commute, as public transport in Wotton is rubbish. Hopefully it would link with the proposed off-road greenway route, if that is still being talked about.

As long as considerable thought is given to vehicle parking and access to the car park it's a great idea! We need to encourage the use of public transport where we can and where it is practical to do so. Hopefully increased facilities and use of the rail network will result in more affordable fares too.

The more stations the better. Charfield is growing at an astonishing rate and without infrastructure like this the community just wouldn't work.

Good idea in principle - but in reality people using the station won't just be local residents: it is going to generate a lot of extra traffic as people drive here from the surrounding area to catch the trains - and where are they going to park all their cars (which also bring unwanted extra pollution), and how are the roads going to cope with the traffic? And where exactly is the station going to be - will they just buy out M J Fews???? A lot of issues need to be carefully thought out if this is going to work.

It would be fantastic and make a huge difference to those of us that commute. I do agree with all the other comments about the need for a cycle path and other forms of transport to the train station from nearby places.

Great idea remember the station as a child but not the traffic there is now as long as charfield can accommodate the extra traffic and car park spaces as it won’t be just local people using it but in a positive note it will free up the roads hopefully

Great news but as per other comments needs a joined up approach with bus routes, cycle routes, quality pavements and adequate parking.

£1.2 mil would of nearly paid for the station > beware though cam and dursley staition is very sucsessfull but public transport to it is diabolicle so every one drives there causing mayhem at top end of box rd because carpark nowhere near big enough.

The greenway group are developing bike and walking routes between Wotton, Charfield and Kingswood as part of the same plan

Fantastic news. Saves us driving through Charfield to get anywhere.

We will need a reliable and frequent bus service from Wotton and the surrounding area which will avoid parking issues.

Electric shuttle buses from surrounding villages timed to coordinate with the train timetable would be great

Great news as long as there is sufficient parking space available for those who will drive to catch the train 🤔

This would be a fantastic thing to happen. Even better if the Greenway was also in place from Wotton as we wouldn't have to drive

Great news. I can cycle there and get the train to work

Excellent - I’ll be able to get there by train from Leeds without having to drive down.

Also can't help thinking that all of the new build in Charfield might have had some kind of influence on the decision. Commuter country. House prices will soar though. Good thing/bad thing?

Take some of the load off Cam and Dursley, but planners, please make sure it has sufficient parking

Great idea - plus a bus every half hour to and from Wotton town centre via Kingswood

Greener, healthier (walk, cycling to the station). Great news 😎

I live in the village and think it’s a great idea. 😀

It'll probably get built by some Chinese state company!

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2 weeks ago

The Wotton Times

Congratulations once again to Martin Clarke and everyone else from UTEA involved in organising the Window Wanderland – it’s been brilliant to see such a strong display of community spirit in the town, hopefully this will become a regular event in years to come. If you’ve got any photos of the town’s displays that you’d like to see published in the next edition of the paper, email them over to news@wottontimes.co.uk.

Picture courtesy of the Heritage Centre.
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Congratulations once again to Martin Clarke and everyone else from UTEA involved in organising the Window Wanderland – it’s been brilliant to see such a strong display of community spirit in the town, hopefully this will become a regular event in years to come. If you’ve got any photos of the town’s displays that you’d like to see published in the next edition of the paper, email them over to news@wottontimes.co.uk. 

Picture courtesy of the Heritage Centre.
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