The Cotswold District covers a rural area of about 450 square miles and getting around can often be a significant problem for non-car owners. This can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, can limit access to training and employment opportunities, and might even impact severely on people’s health. There are a range of community transport options available to help address this problem including services such as dial-a-ride, volunteer car drivers, community buses, lift share schemes and car clubs. However, Cotswold District Council believes there is scope to do more. With this in mind, the Council is asking residents to complete a short survey to provide information about their community transport requirements and how they think this can be improved. The survey, which runs until the end of March, is available online now at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CotswoldCommunityTransportSurvey Residents can also request a paper copy by calling Jennifer Taylor at Cotswold District Council on 01285 623000 or Cotswold Friends on 01285 658802.