Down Ampney News


“Giant Voice” Tanoy System at RAF Fairford

Dear All,

I contacted you some time ago to let you know that there would be a monthly test of the “Giant Voice” tanoy system at RAF Fairford. The Giant Voice is a mass alert notification system, able to send a message across the base to all personnel in the case of an emergency.

The system has recently been upgraded, and will now be tested on a weekly basis, taking place at 1200 noon every Wednesday. The test will start and end with the words “exercise, exercise, this is a test of the giant voice system”, with a solid tone between. The whole test will take around 30 seconds.

From Down Ampney Parish Council

Work to restore the War Memorial has now been completed. We must thank Elizabeth for donating and planting the shrubs, Ray for donating bulbs as well as Ann and Andrew for donating bags of compost. A job well done, thank you.

Repairs have been undertaken to the play furniture that was recently vandalised. This is at a cost to the village of £80. Whilst we have an indication as to who was responsible, there is insufficient evidence to take matters further. The police have been informed and are prepared to act should such mischief happen again.

A417 Missing Link Consultation

As you may already have heard, the consultation on the A417 Missing Link Air Ballon is now open and comments can be made until midnight 8th November 2019.
After the previous consultation in March 2018, Highways England said that the issues arising further down the A417/9 with noise on the concrete section would be dealt with as part of the overall Missing Link project which was great news.

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