People For You is now in its 11th year, providing a much valued volunteer befriending service in the communities of Fairford, Lechlade and neighbouring villages.
People For You offers regular companionship at a time when a person might be feeling cut off from their community. We provide an ever expanding high-quality service to prevent and reduce isolation and loneliness. I am delighted to announce that People For You has agreed funding from The Friends of Fairford & Lechlade
If you feel you would benefit from having a regular visitor, please do get in touch with Sue who will call to visit you or, if you have an hour to spare a week, again please get in touch.
We need your help to tackle serious criminals stealing high end cars and using them to get away from burglaries in places like Meysey Hampton, South Cerney, Fairford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Moreton-in-the Marsh.
These gangs have been stealing from homes and businesses in rural communities for the last few months.
They ruthlessly exploit border and rural areas across the country but they aren’t always subtle in their preparation.
They often explore places looking for the next potential home, business or vehicle to target, so if you see gangs of lads in expensive cars driving fast or erratically, driving slowly past premises or cars, parked up on private land or just seeming out of place don’t roll your eyes – report it to us on 101 or here: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact-us/report-a-crime-or-incident/.
It may seem quite trivial or innocuous but it may actually be the little piece of the jigsaw we need to prevent people experiencing the anguish of a burglary or the devastation left behind when a local shop or cashpoint is raided.
Officers are out and about in your community to help find the criminals but as you know these areas can be vast so your support is appreciated to find them before they strike.
If you own a high-powered car like a Volkswagen Golf R, Audi or Mercedes model then don’t just rely on electronic security like immobilisers and alarms, because the criminals will sometimes break into a house just to steal the keys.
Physical security devices such as steering wheel and handbrake locks, wheel clamps or simple things like padlocking gates or blocking your car in with another vehicle, can deter the thieves.
Always make sure that any security related keys are then kept separate from the vehicle keys and stored in a safe place, out of sight of any windows.
In some cases, the crooks steal number plates and fix them to them to their getaway vehicles so if your number plate is gone one day please call it in to us.
A new date has been announced for the launch of Cotswold District Council’s increased waste collection service. The new service will include:
Separate food and garden waste collection Weekly food waste collection Fortnightly garden waste service Fortnightly dry recycling collection Fortnightly refuse collection More materials recycled at the kerbside (small electricals, textiles, batteries) New recycling sacks for cardboard and additional larger food waste caddies
CDC Councillors this week decided that the new service will begin at the end of March 2020. The council had planned to go live in November but after reviewing the project the new administration has concluded there was a high risk that the date would not be achieved.
A successful launch was endangered by a number of issues - particularly that new vehicles would not be delivered and ready in time for the November date.
Councillor Andrew Doherty said: “Recycling and waste collection is a service that touches every resident in the Cotswolds. It’s vitally important that it is delivered well and that changes are planned and communicated properly. Since the new CDC administration started work we’ve reviewed the project and come to the conclusion that there were significant risks that we couldn’t and shouldn’t ignore.”
“November launch dates also meant that no-deal Brexit uncertainty added risks to the shipment of parts and equipment and to the timely onward transfer of our recycling.”
“While the new service is delayed it does have the benefit to residents that the weekly garden waste service will continue, in line with our manifesto commitment.”
“The new service will bring some big improvements to our waste collection and recycling. It will be more environmentally friendly and allow residents to recycle more than ever before.” ... See MoreSee Less
Springfield Road #Quenington - Carriageway patching work taking place Weds 15th & Fri 17th May. A road closure will be in place 0700 - 1900 daily whilst the work is undertaken. A diversion will be in place for the duration of the work #yourhighways
We are seeking nominations for our Fairford Festival Young Ambassador 2019-20 to recognise and honour young people in our community who have gone the extra mile to make a difference. To find out more https://t.co/XNtOdWOOJf
#NEV is out in the Cotswolds today, Fairford am and Lechlade pm. Come along and talk to us about home security and crime prevention advice. Pickup your FREE window alarm 🚨 when you sign up to Your Community Alerts. #NeighbourhoodPolicing #Cotswolds