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POLICE ALERT

Over the last few days a number of vans have been broken in to in the Fairford area and expensive power tools have been stolen.
Stolen Tools =Loss of Income
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All van drivers should consider the following measures to reduce the risk of being a victim of crime:

*Always lock all doors & shut windows, physically checking van doors are locked.
*Park in a garage or secure area where possible.
*Park with the doors against a wall.
*If you park on your driveway consider installing motion activated activated or doorbell CCTV.
*be particularly aware when unloading.
*Remove tools from the van if possible.
*To increase the security of tools, you can bolt either a cage or box to the base of the van which should be secured with a sturdy close shackle padlock to reduce and deter further incidents.
*Setting an alarm or immobiliser will make it more difficult for the offender.
*Consider upgrading locks/fitting additional protection.
*Information on Police approved products can be found at www.securedbydesign.com" target="_blank">www.securedbydesign.com

If you are offered tools in suspicious circumstances, please do not buy them and let Police know immediately via 101. You can also contact CRIMESTOPPERS ON 0800 555 111.
For further crime prevention advice visit: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/" target="_blank">https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/

Register your TOOLS and other PROPERTY on www.immobilise.com/" target="_blank">https://www.immobilise.com/

Your local Neighbourhood Team is aware of this issue and will be conducting extra patrols in the area. If you see us in your neighbourhood then please feel free to stop and speak to us to discuss any concerns you may have.

Many thanks
From Pcso Zee, Pc Neil and Pcso Andy (Fairford and Lechlade Neighbourhood Team)
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The Town Council would respectfully like to ask people not to put their household refuse, contents of animal litter trays etc., into the bins in the Walnut Tree Field. These bins are emptied by a volunteer who has to move the contents to a bin at the Croft entrance to the park, which is then collected by Cotswold District Council. Household waste has been found in one of the bins which has been extremely heavy to move. If you do not have a black wheely bin for any reason, please contact Cotswold District Council who will provide this for you. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

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FRIENDS OF FAIRFORD & LECHLADE
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THE EDNA DAWES LUNCH CLUB

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO DRIVE THE MINI BUS FOR THE LUNCH CLUB
This is a vital service provided twice a week for around 30 frail and elderly people on Mondays and Wednesdays to socialise and enjoy a lunch. We provide transport for those who have difficulty in getting to the venue in Fairford.
Can you spare 4 hours on a Monday and/or Wednesday to drive the mini bus to collect and take home the attendees of the Lunch Club?
If you think you can help please contact: Shirley Rice on 07980 117749 or email at shirleyrice22@aol.com, or Kate Barnes on 07710 672455 or email at barnespeebs@aol.com
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A new plaque to commemorate the historic connection between Fairford and Concorde has been installed in the Market Place on the wall of the Bull Hotel.
Fairford resident, Doug Newton, Coordinator of the Concorde (Flight Test) Association and Concorde Flight Test Inspector (retired) writes: “Concorde 002G-BSST flew into RAF Fairford on 9th April 1969 to begin extensive flight testing that would last until 1976/7. It was joined soon after by Concorde G-AXDN and G-BBDG. On behalf of the Concorde (Flight Test) Association I am proud to sponsor the plaque. It serves as a thank you to Fairford residents and the Town Council for hosting us during those pioneering years that enabled us to present Concorde G-BOAA to British Airways in January 1976 for use as an airliner. I was fortunate enough to be on that delivery flight from Fairford to Heathrow. Production aircraft then flew from Filton, reaching Mach 2 - 1,350mph, on their first flights, before being delivered to British Airways. May I also record a big thank you to our partners in Toulouse, France who shared the project with us. Fairford should be very proud of the connection with the pioneering days of supersonic flight!”
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