Down Ampney News

From Down Ampney Parish Council

Your Parish council met on the 2nd July to receive news that the negotiations with Sanctuary Developments had come to an end with them making the decision to build out the Broadway Farm development as per the existing planning consent. This means that the village requirements to amend the scheme would not now be considered.

Ghana -The Young Shall Grow International (TYSGI) Ghana Volunteer Programme in collaboration with African Adventures

West Africa- Keto Volta Region
30th March to 12 April, 2019.

Ghana was the most rewarding, eye opening and amazing trip of my life. Around every corner there was something new to me, from delicious food to the shocking living conditions some of the Ghanaian locals were living in.

But the best thing about the trip was the happiness of all the people we met, when we were in the classroom teaching all the children a Math's lesson each and every one of them had a smile on their face.

I learnt so much about their laid back culture, you can rush in that kind of heat! The bus would be late most days so we just had to adapt and take it in our stride.

From Down Ampney Parish Council.

Grant aid has become difficult to achieve in recent years for obvious reasons. There now exists in Cirencester a new facility to down load relevant information from a central source concerning the various bodies where funding can be applied for. Down Ampney Parish Council has subscribed to join this facility at nominal cost. A number of councillors are to receive training in its use so that we may pursue grants wherever possible for our benefit.

A meeting has been held with the GCC Footpath's Officer whereby various problems concerning public access to land was discussed. The condition of two footpaths in DA were investigated and a course of action agreed.

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