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Cotswold Friends was established in 1978 as a community transport service. Since then it has expanded into carer respite and befriending and developed a community activities programme, including lunch clubs and social, activity and support groups. Based in the Library, Stow Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswold Friends has seven part-time members of staff and over 200 volunteers. In 2015 its services benefitted more than 1,800 older and vulnerable people in the north Cotswold community.
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Cotswold Volunteers was launched in Cirencester in 1961 as a means of providing assistance with shopping and gardening for the elderly and frail who did not have any family locally. The service went from strength to strength and by 1972, two further services were introduced - a befriending service and a volunteer car scheme and the transport side of the charity was further augmented by a Dial-a-Ride service. These services were further extended to Tetbury and Fairford and the charity has continued to grow significantly, introducing a…
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Friends of Winchcombe is a group aiming to support and promote initiatives which enhance the town for its residents, businesses and visitors, and challenge those measures which may threaten its special qualities. A newsletter, Winchcombe Issues, is published three times a year and informs of matters presently being discussed and dealt with. Copies are distributed to all households in Winchcombe, Greet and Gretton. For details, contact the secretary John Markwick on 01242 602499 or email johnmarkwick@btinternet.com
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Red Foodbank vouchers can be exchanged at the following places Moreton-in-Marsh Congregational Church, Tuesdays 10am-12 noon Bourton-on-the-Water Baptist Church, Thursdays 10am-12 noon and 2-4pm Cotswold Christian Centre, Gretton Road, Winchcombe, Tuesdays 1-3pm and Fridays 11am-12.30pm Chipping Campden Baptist Church, Fridays 12.30pm-1.30pm Manager Rhian Morgan. For more information call 07879 375562 or email info@northcotswold.foodbank.org.uk
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This charitable organisation based in Cirencester has a long association with library provision in the town and takes its name from its benefactor, Daniel Bingham, a native of the town, whose philanthropy endowed the Bingham Library first opened in September 1905 in Dyer Street. Bingham's intention was to provide "a place to study, for recreation, and for reasonable amusement; a permanent resource for the student desirous of supplementing the education which he has already received in his school days; and a pleasant refuge for the ordinary…
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The Cotswold Listener is the free local talking newspaper for the visually impaired living in Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and the north Gloucestershire area. Our sole purpose is to help the visually impaired stay in touch with what’s happening locally, stay aware of the issues that interest them, enabling them to live their lives more independently. Established in 1978, The Cotswold Listener is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers and funded entirely by donation. We produce a weekly recording throughout the year comprising local news, a magazine section and…
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Cotswold Friends

The Library, Stow Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0DR
Cotswold Friends was established in 1978 as a community transport service. Since then it has expanded into carer respite and befriending and developed a community activities programme, including lunch clubs and social, activity and support groups. Based in the Library, Stow Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswold Friends has seven part-time members of staff and over 200 volunteers. In 2015 its services benefitted more than 1,800 older and vulnerable people in the north Cotswold community.
Cotswold Volunteers was launched in Cirencester in 1961 as a means of providing assistance with shopping and gardening for the elderly and frail who did not have any family locally. The service went from strength to strength and by 1972, two further services were introduced - a befriending service and a volunteer car scheme and the transport side of the charity was further augmented by a Dial-a-Ride service. These services were further extended to Tetbury and Fairford and the charity has continued to grow significantly, introducing a…
Friends of Winchcombe is a group aiming to support and promote initiatives which enhance the town for its residents, businesses and visitors, and challenge those measures which may threaten its special qualities. A newsletter, Winchcombe Issues, is published three times a year and informs of matters presently being discussed and dealt with. Copies are distributed to all households in Winchcombe, Greet and Gretton. For details, contact the secretary John Markwick on 01242 602499 or email johnmarkwick@btinternet.com
Red Foodbank vouchers can be exchanged at the following places Moreton-in-Marsh Congregational Church, Tuesdays 10am-12 noon Bourton-on-the-Water Baptist Church, Thursdays 10am-12 noon and 2-4pm Cotswold Christian Centre, Gretton Road, Winchcombe, Tuesdays 1-3pm and Fridays 11am-12.30pm Chipping Campden Baptist Church, Fridays 12.30pm-1.30pm Manager Rhian Morgan. For more information call 07879 375562 or email info@northcotswold.foodbank.org.uk
This charitable organisation based in Cirencester has a long association with library provision in the town and takes its name from its benefactor, Daniel Bingham, a native of the town, whose philanthropy endowed the Bingham Library first opened in September 1905 in Dyer Street. Bingham's intention was to provide "a place to study, for recreation, and for reasonable amusement; a permanent resource for the student desirous of supplementing the education which he has already received in his school days; and a pleasant refuge for the ordinary…
The Cotswold Listener is the free local talking newspaper for the visually impaired living in Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and the north Gloucestershire area. Our sole purpose is to help the visually impaired stay in touch with what’s happening locally, stay aware of the issues that interest them, enabling them to live their lives more independently. Established in 1978, The Cotswold Listener is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers and funded entirely by donation. We produce a weekly recording throughout the year comprising local news, a magazine section and…
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