Down Ampney News
From Down Ampney Parish Council
Your Parish Council met via zoom on 1st November welcoming two members of the public who ‘sat’ with us.
We are, once again, in the middle of a ‘lockdown’ situation demonstrating how powerful and devastating the Covid 19 virus can be. We urge you all to adhere to the regulations and advice given us by the Government, however onerous that may be. While taking healthy exercise of walking in the countryside, you are again asked to respect open farmland and animals, keeping to the footpaths and having your dogs on leads at all times. It has been reported that vandalism to way-markers has occurred on the old airfield which is both unhelpful and childish. This does nothing to encourage the owners to open up more routes later.
ARRC exercise at Site 16, RAF Fairford
You may have noticed some recent activity at Site 16, RAF Fairford, which is located on the Kempsford to Whelford road, opposite the airfield. This activity is related to a forthcoming NATO exercise led by the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) headquartered at Imjin Barracks in Gloucester.