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COUNCIL URGED TO RETHINK PARK AND RIDE SCHEME Cotswold District Council has been urged to look at alternative plans for a park and ride service in Cirencester.

The council says a park and ride would create environmental issues and has rejected it, favouring a multi-storey car park on the town’s Waterloo site instead. But Martin Jones of engineers Infrastructure Design Studio has suggested the underutilised lanes of the “inner bypass” dual carriageway next to the Abbey grounds would make a good park and ride site and be relatively cheap to build l

NEW SCHOOL CREATES 300 JOBS The owners of a new special school and residential home say it will create around 300 new jobs in Tewkesbury.

Orbis Education and Care has bought its first school and residential home in England in a multi-million-pound deal. Orbis Abbey Rose in Tewkesbury will educate and house 30 children who have complex needs associated with autism. Wales-based care specialist Orbis plans to open the school fully in the New Year, following refurbishments and registration l

Mike Currier, CEO of Orbis Education and Care, and Lucy Pottinger, Director of Education at Orbis Education and Care

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