The wearing of a face covering in shops will become compulsory from Friday 24th July. Please don't forget to wear a mask when going into our local shops in Fairford. Mask are available to buy in Londis, Boots, Co-op and from many other places and people.
Please be kind to the shop staff if they happen to need to remind you to wear one.
There is still Coronavirus around and we don’t want a local outbreak.
Please enjoy the playground and facilities in the Walnut Tree Field, but don’t forget hand sanitiser and social distancing – 2 metre or 1 metre+ rule.
In particular, the advice is that people should avoid sitting at the tables talking to people from other households face-to-face. We strongly recommend that people do not eat at these tables because of the risk of passing Coronavirus contamination (from previous users) from table surface to hand to food to mouth.
The playground and exercise equipment in the Walnut Tree Field are now open for general use.
The play and exercise equipment & youth shelter have all be cleaned over the weekend. A regular programme of sanitation will be carried out going forward – however this is not a substitute for using hand sanitiser, regularly washing your hands and adhering to social distancing whilst using the equipment. Advisory notices have been placed on all the equipment.
Unfortunately, the portaloo has had to be locked as repairs are required, as a result of vandalism. We are working to remedy this situation. Please use the playground responsibly. If local Covid-19 conditions change, and the Council is required to do so, the playground may have to be closed again.
Last week, Cotswold District Council issued a £400 fixed penalty notice to an individual following an investigation of a fly-tip found near Northleach. The fly-tip contained household waste items following a clear out of their home.
The Council is working hard to reduce and prevent waste from being dumped illegally; with the ultimate goal to stop fly-tipping in the Cotswolds.
Cllr Andrew Doherty, Cabinet Member for Recycling, Waste and Environment, said: “Fly-tipping is a national problem and has a significant impact on communities and our environment. As a Council, it is an issue that we take very seriously, and we will tackle offenders wherever, and whenever, we can.
“Any incident of fly-tipping is a criminal offence, and this Council will use its powers of enforcement in all cases where we are able to, either through the issue of a Fixed Penalty Notice or through a prosecution.
“Education is also important and we will continue our work to make sure that residents and businesses understand their responsibilities and how to properly dispose of their waste.
“If you have evidence of a fly-tip or concerns about the illegal dumping of waste in your community, please report on our website: www.cotswold.gov.uk/flytipping.
Everyone has a legal 'duty of care' to ensure your household or business waste is disposed of correctly. If fly-tipping is traced back to you, you could face a £400 fixed penalty notice.
Fly-tipping is the illegal deposit of waste onto land. This causes a significant blight on the local environment and is often a source of pollution, which can endanger public health and wildlife.
Fly-tipping is ILLEGAL. There is no excuse for fly-tipping. We ALL pay for fly-tipping as it costs the District Council to clear waste dumped on council-owned land. Dumped waste not only looks unpleasant, but it can also seriously damage land, pollute water and endanger wildlife. Fly tipped waste can also affect the reputation of our villages, and towns and can be hazardous to human health. Offenders can be fined up to £50,000 or 12 months imprisonment if convicted in a Magistrates’ Court. This can be increased to an unlimited fine and up to 5 years imprisonment if convicted in a Crown Court. You can report fly-tipping to the Council, by completing an online form on our website.
Good Morning #Gloucestershire - Due to the heavy rain, lots of surface water and flooded roads, driving conditions are challenging. Please drive adjust your driving accordingly and drive with due care and attention
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 http://www.fairfordfestival.org.uk/fairford-young-ambassadors-programme/