Down Ampney News


USAF Exercise

Good Afternoon all,

I just wanted to make you aware that a press release has been issued today, about a USAF exercise taking place next week, which involves a number of military bases in the UK, including RAF Fairford. The exercise will take place between 11 and 13 February, and will involve limited flying at night. During these dates, you may see and hear aircraft taking off and landing at RAF Fairford, transiting to training areas over the North sea, which could take place several times between sunset and sunrise.

Tree Saplings

There are a number of tree saplings available, donated by I Dig Trees, to plant in your garden. They are trees suitable for small / larger gardens and are all native species (Cherry, silver willow etc)

If you have room for one or two before end of March, please contact Liz Bellamy to collect. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

February 2020 Newsletter

Your Parish Council met on the 7 January to discuss various matters as related below.

Cllr Andrew Doherty kindly updated the committee on progress toward rolling out the new waste collection scheme programmed to start during March. It was stated that there will be reductions in green-bin waste collections with a suspension, yet to be decided upon, but most probably in December/January. The cost of an annual license for the bin will also rise with an indication of £5 per year over the next three years. The detail of the scheme is still to be finalised and advisory letters are to be sent to residents.
It was also stated that the bag to take cardboard waste was to be bigger and that the refuse collectors may not take any cardboard, left at the roadside, outside of this bag.

Indicated also was that parking charges are to rise and the system to become ‘cashless’.

The Parish has received a quantity of tree saplings from the charity “I dig trees”. It is envisaged that the majority of the trees will be planted in the new graveyard but some also to augment the planting scheme along the permitted footpath between the Hub and Linden Lea.

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