The es­sen­tial items miss­ing from the ed­i­tor’s No Deal Brexit shop­ping list

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Your ‘No Deal Brexit’ shop­ping list (Cotswold Life, Septem­ber) was miss­ing two es­sen­tial items duct tape and WD40. Armed with these two house­hold sta­ples, any num­ber of so­lu­tions can be found to ev­ery­day prob­lems. Cal­lum Mac­in­tyre Cirences­ter Sir,

I am con­cerned that your list ne­glects that most ba­sic of ne­ces­si­ties - al­co­hol. A home brew kit just won’t cut the mus­tard and given that the Cotswolds is now in the fore­front of gin pro­duc­tion, you should have a crate or two of Mother’s Ruin at the very least. Charles Withers by email Sir,

Might one en­quire how you pro­pose to open your tinned Fray Ben­tos pies and tinned sponge pud­dings with­out that most es­sen­tial of items, a tin opener? Barry Wil­liams by email



Katie Agnew’s overview of life in to­day’s big bad world (Cotswold Life, Septem­ber) was amus­ing but fright­en­ingly close to re­al­ity. How­ever, liv­ing in Bad­sey as she does, I find it hard to be­lieve that of all the ob­vi­ous things she names as a des­per­ate need, one ap­pears to be a town where she can park.

Please al­low me a word of ad­vice, straight from the heart. Katie, do not con­sider Cirences­ter. It has all the things you list – in­de­pen­dent shops sell­ing sus­tain­able pro­duce, satellite hos­pi­tal, com­mu­nity school etc. It is a town that has all the con­ve­nience and charm that to­day’s shop­pers, look­ing for some­thing dif­fer­ent, crave. But in or­der of pref­er­ence, go by mo­bil­ity scooter, by bus, by light air­craft to Kem­ble and then taxi back, by rail and get back from Swin­don, but un­der no cir­cum­stances must you go by car, you will empty your fuel tank look­ing for some­where to park and if you are dis­abled, for­get it. [Been there, got the T-shirt and the park­ing ticket.] David Lyn­ham Long­ford



I re­cently picked up a copy of Cotswold Life in my doc­tor’s surgery and would like to say... Brian Cheetham by email ED­I­TOR’S NOTE: I’m sorry to cut you short, Mr Cheetham, but if you haven’t paid for the mag­a­zine, then you’re not en­ti­tled to com­ment. Good­bye.

ABOVE: Cirences­ter has ev­ery­thing you need in a Cotswold mar­ket town… ex­cept park­ing spa­ces Pic­ture: Antony Thomp­son / TWM

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