Join the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens for FREE Guided Walks this October & November

As part of promoting the Cotswolds National Landscape to a wider audience, Cotswold Voluntary Wardens host guided walks which are free to join.

See below for all the information on where to meet for guided walks in our area in October and November.

Map for October Walks

Map for November Walks


Interested in Volunteering with the Cotswold National Landscape?

The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens were established in 1968 and boast a 400-strong membership today. Anyone can join, and everyone is welcome – all you need is enthusiasm for the Cotswolds and a willingness to offer your time and skills to help keep this designated AONB special.

Cotswold Volutary Wardens can get involved in all manner of projects across the AONB depending on their interests.

You can find out more about what the Wardens do on their Facebook page Cotswold Voluntary Wardens & Friends,

or visit the

Cotswold National Landscape website

and if you would like to volunteer;


B4014 Avening to Tetbury Road Closure 23 – 27 October 2023

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

Where:   B4014 Avening to Tetbury

When:     23rd – 27th October 2023 inclusive (excluding weekends) from 09.30 to 15.30 daily.

Gloucestershire County Council, has advised us that they 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.

Please Note: *During this period, 23rd – 27th October 2023 inclusive, there will be NO through access from Avening to Tetbury along B4104. Essential Ash Dieback work is to be completed at multiple sites, moving south from Avening along B4014.

If you have any queries, please refer to the letter and Frequently Asked Questions leaflet in the links below or contact GCC Highways on 08000 514514 or email Thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.

(Image courtesy of Woodland Trust)

The Rural Bulletin – 17 OCTOBER 2023

The Rural Bulletin is issued weekly by the Rural Services Network.

Each week the Bulletin brings you a round up of the latest news of interest to those of us who live in rural communities. Please click on the link below for the latest issue – it will open in a new window.

17 OCTOBER  2023

Cherington Parish Council Meeting 19 September at 6pm in the Village Hall

Cherington Parish Council will meet in the Village Hall on Tuesday 19 September at 6pm. This is the first meeting after the summer break and we will be welcoming Tony Slater, the relatively new Cotswold District Councillor for the Ward of Grumbolds Ash.  Tony was elected to the post in May this year.

The Agenda for the meeting has been posted on this website. All residents are welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you.


Parish Clerk