Down Ampney News


Parking vehicles on the footpath


It has come to our notice that there are still some residents in the village, on the main Down Ampney road, that continue to park vehicles on the footpath.

This has led to one of our severely disable resident, who is blind, being somewhat distressed by walking into a car and then having to negotiate traversing onto the road.

May we remind you that it is ILLEGAL to park, or obstruct the footpath, and the Parish Council will inform the police to take action.
There is nothing wrong in parking on the road. In fact this is beneficial as it tends to slow speeding traffic.

Could You Help?


We are looking for help to improve the standard of reading within the Village School. We are looking for people who could spare an hour a week during term time to listen to individuals children's reading, to get to know a small group of individuals and to encourage them to enjoy the reading experience.

If you think you can help, please contact the school secretary, Mrs Sharon Woodruff on 01793 750294 or The Rev'd John Swanton, School Governor on 01285 851309

Airfield Activity at RAF Fairford Autumn 2017


Three B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, 300 Airmen and support equipment have recently arrived to RAF Fairford, to conduct theatre integration and training. The aircraft and personnel have come from the 2nd Bomb Wing located at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. During their time at RAF Fairford, they will conduct flight operations and integration to improve bomber interoperability, training alongside allied nations and joint partners.

RAF Fairford serves as the U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers. The strong and strategic relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom ensures a collective defense posture that is ready and prepared to respond to and support global operations. These specific events enable theatre integration and training with U.S. joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units, which enhances global bomber interoperability.

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