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Guiting News November Edition

The History Society have online copies of the Gazette first published in 1977

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Tally Ho - Road Closure

4th October to 21st December

Thames Water renewing the main.


Community Information - Covid-19

Gloucestershire County Council have a variety of information available

Covid Information & advice

Government statistics for the Cotswolds

Gloucestershire County Council have provided the following documents

Mental Health signposting

Cotswold District Council have prepared a support leaflet detailing a range of assistance available.

Further information on the CDC website.

Community Action in Gloucestershire (GRCC) and The Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Project are looking to facilitate moves to education, training, or work, including self-employment.


An important part of minimising and managing any future spread of Covid-19 is immediate isolation and rapid testing.

Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 can have a test (you need to book)

Symptoms of Covid-19 include:

    - a high temperature

    - a new, continuous cough

    - or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

There are Mobile Testing Units in the county,

Testing Locations (includes community testing) Map

To book a test or for more information on testing, go to the NHS website or call 119. 

Booking link for community tesrting


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With the second national lockdown upon us Cotswold Friends would like to reassure our clients, volunteers and anyone else that might need support, that we are here to help.
We will be providing Telephone Befriending to our Carer Support, Befriending and Community Activities clients.  The Community Transport Service will continue to be fully operational for medical appointments, essential shopping and pharmacy and dispensary deliveries.  
We will also continue distributing our Community Activities Newsletter to households with activities including craft, nature, cookery, art, gardening, jigsaw and book lending libraries and exercise. The Newsletter is widely distributed with household letterbox deliveries and by email to private residences and care homes/supported housing schemes.
Please do get in touch if we can help you or anyone you know, or if you could volunteer to help during this difficult time.  You can call us on Tel: 01608 651415 or email
Stay safe and keep well.
From all at Cotswold Friends.

Cotswold Friends - reducing isolation & supporting independent living.


The Old Post Office, Guiting Power

Open daily

Newspapers & magazines available please call in or telephone to have one put aside for you. Take away food and drinks, cards and gifts are available as well as useful items such as plasters, paracetamol, sanitary products, Sellotape, felt tips etc. Let us know what you'd like us to sell and we will try to get it in. We appreciate your custom and support during these times and hope to see you soon.

The Post Office Services are: Tuesday 12:30 -1700 & Thursday 1330 - 1700

Fiona & Marie 01451 850701


    Age UK Gloucestershire are offering support for older people via:

    an information and advice line where anyone (older people and their families) with an issue can obtain free advice – 01452 422660

    a Freephone line is available if any older person are feeling lonely and want a chat with one of our staff or volunteers – 0800 298 0579

    They are also running an online social group where older people can join and share info and ideas on staying occupied. There are quizzes and discussion groups.


    If you know someone in need outside our community who needs support, Gloucestershire County Council have created a hub to connect local people, with individuals, groups and businesses.


Fête and Fun Dog Show

Saturday 18th June 2022
Noon - 4pm

Unfortunately for 2021, the ongoing restrictions have forced  us to postpone.
We are looking forward to 2022  

Village playing field, Guiting Power GL54 5TX
Parking and Entry are Free

A traditional village fête nestled in an idyllic setting high in the Cotswold hills
A wonderful day out for all the family


The fun dog show has categories for all and is ..... just for fun

If you are interested in a stall please contact for more information.

All the fun of the fayre..

Guiting Music Festival

Home to exceptional music in the Cotswolds since 1970

Held annualy at the end of July

Festival Website

Guiting Watch

Guiting Watch page

Parish Lift


An online car sharing scheme, developed by Gloucestershire County Council, is now available to residents living in communities across the west Cotswolds.
The scheme is community focused; providing an important platform for arranging journeys and supporting accessibility and inclusively for residents living in rural and isolated areas with limited travel options. 

Residents can register their trips and we can find matches for people heading in the same direction, at similar times on a particular day. You can sign up as a driver or somebody seeking a lift (or both!) to make shared journeys to and from your destination. You can even look at where people are going and if you could tailor your travel arrangements around their availability or request journeys. Details are available at their website or download the Flyer.