The defibrillators are located in the Village Hall Entrance and also in the Football Club smoking area both of which are outside. Pictures of the locations are below. They are checked on a regular basis and the batteries replaced within the agreed timeframes.
Down Ampney has a Community Garden located in the Village Hub, next to the Children's Play Area. There are 22 growing spaces, 4 of which are available for village community groups to cultivate free of charge. The Community Garden is cultivated by the Community Gardeners for the community on an organic, environmentally sound, pesticide and chemical free, wildlife friendly basis. Currently all 22 growing spaces are occupied.
For further information or to register an interest please contact:
Melanie Fouracre, Down Ampney Community Garden Secretary
Here is a copy of the plot plan.
Below are some photos of produce grown in two of our plots in our Community Garden last year.
Multi Use Games Area ("MUGA") is an all-weather area marked out for both netball and 5-a-side football. The area is free to anyone that wants to use it.
Millennium Recreation Area
In the late 1990’s a group of mothers in the village got together to raise funds to build a play area. The local landowner agreed to lease an area of land to the east of the tennis courts and the mothers applied for funding. Their hard work and dedication resulted in a magnificently equipped play area being built and it was officially opened in 2003. Adjacent to the play area is an all-weather MUGA (multi use games area) pitch which is very well used for football, rugby or basketball by villagers and visitors of all ages. The Parish Council are responsible for the upkeep of the area and equipment but one of the original fund raisers still carries out regular checks on the recreation areas to ensure they are in good order and safe for use. An annual inspection by RoSPA every year also ensures the safety of the equipment and grounds are up to current standards. This small rural community is very fortunate to have such a marvellous facility for everyone to enjoy. Yet another example of how the parish is supported and enriched by volunteers
Facilities: Two good hard courts, a practice wall and a small clubhouse.
Membership: Ranges from £20 to £80 per year. Keys are provided for members to access the courts. There is a noticeboard booking system.
Social sessions: Wednesdays from 10 – 11.30 and Sundays from 5.30 – 7.30 Just turn up and join in!
Junior coaching: Saturdays from 9 – 12.00 for ages 6 to 16. £5 per session.
New members always welcome.
To download a Down Ampney Tennis Club Membership Form to print Click here