Moreton in MarshMoreton-in-Marsh is in the heart of the Cotswolds, located at the head of the beautiful Evenlode valley.
Moreton is a thriving market town which dates back around 1000 years to the Saxon era (similar to South Cerney in Gloucestershire). The town of Moreton-in-Marsh is a small, friendly and pretty town which provides a wide range of facilities and makes a great base from which to explore the world-famous Cotswolds.
The town is at the crossroads of the Fosse Way Roman road (now the A429) and the A44.
Moreton has many buildings in characteristic Cotswold stone, numbers of antique shops and several hotels. A Caravan Club site is a short walk east on the Broadway road (A44), past the Wellington Aviation Museum, a museum of the history of the Vickers Wellington bomber. Other local attractions include Batsford Arboretum near Batsford village and the onion-domed Sezincote house and gardens. [source: Wikipedia]
For Moreton-in-Marsh events please visit the Cotswold Events website
Moreton loos praised on national radio
August 20th, 2013
The BBC Radio 4 Flagship ‘Today’ programme has commended the public toilets in Moreton-in-Marsh as an example of very high quality service provision.
A news feature noted that there had been a 40% drop in the number of public toilets available across the UK over the last ten years, and interviewed Raymond Martin, director of the British Toilet Association. Mr Martin was dismayed by this decline and cited three towns – including Moreton – where council-provided toilets were still very highly rated.
Commenting on this accolade, Cllr Barry Gibbs, the Cotswold District Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for public conveniences, said:
“It’s very pleasing to hear that the loos in Moreton have been praised on such a prestigious radio programme. Working with Healthmatic, we provide public conveniences across the district and we strive to maintain a very high standard.”
“It is disappointing, however, to learn that there has been such a marked decline in the provision of public loos across the country. At CDC we recognise that the public – including many tourists – value them highly. Despite reductions in our funding, we have continued to support those that we are able to provide by ensuring that they are maintained at the quality of service which has been recognised by our past successes in loo of the year awards.”
The Council provides 16 Public Conveniences around the Cotswold District. They are all maintained and managed by Healthmatic.
- Wellington Aviation Museum
- Cotswold Falconry Centre
- Batsford Arboretum
- Cotswolds Bed and Breakfast
- Cotswold Events
- Cotswold Towns and Villages
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