Summer Activities for Children in Fairford

 As part of a summer programme of activities for young people (age 6 -14), the Town Council is hosting a series of workshops throughout August. These will be free to attend. Places are limited and booking is essential. The workshops will be held at the Community Centre.To book your free place, please go to:

http://worldjungle.org.uk/SOTS/2017/SOTS%202017.html

The Ernest Cook Trust are also offering two free forest school experiences during August at Leawood.  Please bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the day.These will take place on: Tuesday 8th & Tuesday 22nd August.  9.30am – 1.30pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult, with a maximum ratio of 5 children per adult.

To book your place, please email: clerks@fairford-tc.co.uk

 

 

DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING SESSION

A defibrillator training session will be taking place on Saturday 20th May in the Farmor Room, the Community Centre, High Street, Fairford from 10am to 1pm.

If you would like to attend, please call 01285 713326 or e-mail clerks@fairford-tc.co.uk.

Cllr Stephen Boulton becomes the Mayor of Fairford

We would like to congratulate Cllr Stephen Boulton who, at the Annual Meeting, was chosen by his fellow Councillors to become the Mayor of Fairford. “I am honoured to have been chosen to represent my town in this way. I hope that I will be an effective Mayor and achieve positive changes for Fairford. I would also like to thank Cllr Jennie Sanford who has done an amazing job as Mayor for the last two years – she will be a hard act to follow!”

COTSWOLD DISTRICT COUNCIL – PRESS RELEASE

COUNCIL TAX REFUND SCAM – WARNING!

 

Release date: 9 May 2017

A resident  in the Cotswolds has received a telephone call from a ‘company’ which allegedly works for Cotswold District Council. He was told that he was due to receive a £6,000 council tax refund because his Council Tax banding has been too high in the past.

The telephone number of the bogus company is 03332 123132.

Please be aware that this scam may be targeting many residents in this area and please do not enter into any discussions with the caller.  Most importantly, do not disclose any personal information such as banking details.

The local police have been made aware of this scam.

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING – THURSDAY 25th MAY 2017

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
The Annual Town Meeting will be taking place at 7pm on Thursday 25th May in the Farmor Room, The Community Centre, Fairford. Please come along and listen to what the Town, District and County Council has been doing over the past year and to find out what the next developments for Fairford are.

Representatives from the Police and other groups in the Town will also be reporting on their activities. There will be an open session where you will be able to voice any concerns you have to the respective representatives. Please join us for an informal, informative meeting. Refreshments will be available. The Agenda will be published next week.

WILD – Project – Volunteers required

Volunteering activity

Would you be interested in taking part in volunteering activity to help with habitat improvement on the River Coln in Fairford? The WILD project (www.fwagsw.org.uk/what-we-do/projects/wild-project/) has identified some small-scale enhancement works that could be undertaken along the Coln, to the south of the town and has agreement to carry these out. An objective of the WILD project is to enable local communities to work to improve the water environment and as such there is an opportunity to take forward some of the tasks. 

Depending on interest levels, an initial plan is to undertake a volunteering day on a weekend some time in late April or May. 

If you are interested in getting involved and would like to find out more, please contact Paul Taylor at paul.taylor43@sky.com or call 07793 038586

Volunteering activity to help with habitat improvement on the River Coln in Fairford

Would you be interested in taking part in volunteering activity to help with habitat improvement on the River Coln in Fairford? The WILD project (www.fwagsw.org.uk/what-we-do/projects/wild-project/) has identified some small-scale enhancement works that could be undertaken along the Coln, to the south of the town and has agreement to carry these out. An objective of the WILD project is to enable local communities to work to improve the water environment and as such there is an opportunity to take forward some of the tasks. 

Depending on interest levels, an initial plan is to undertake a volunteering day on a weekend some time in late April or May. 

If you are interested in getting involved and would like to find out more, please contact Paul Taylor at paul.taylor43@sky.com or call 07793 038586

LEAGUE OF FRIENDS PRESS RELEASE

League of Friends of Fairford Hospital
(Registered Charity No: 1006416)
Website:www.Friendsoffairford.org.uk
PRESS RELEASE
At a time when authorities throughout the country are facing the prospect of a breakdown in their community care, Fairford Hospital League of Friends has had some good news about its own home nursing service.
Friends in the Community Home Nursing, its organisation run by Celia Kennedy, has been given a good report by the national health watchdog the Care Quality Commission following an inspection of its palliative care service last summer.
The CQC rates the service safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.
The report draws attention to the fact that the team provides safe, effective care which enables patients to live in their own homes and comments: “People and their relatives praised the care they received… it was personalised to their needs, wishes and goals. People told us that they felt listened to.”
The report added that the League of Friends of Fairford Hospital has clearly identified a need for this service in their area. It went on: “Patients told us that the staff spent time with them and were rarely rushed.” The care given had a positive impact and the report went on to say: “People felt they were treated with dignity and respect. There was a caring culture.”
Said the League of Friends’ chairman, Graham Hewitt: “We are delighted that the work of our hard-working team has impressed the inspectors yet again. This is a difficult time for the UK’s care services and we are glad that our own work in this area passes muster with the nation’s experts.
He thanked Celia Kennedy for the leadership she has shown over the years.
“We are fortunate to have such excellent nurses and to live in this generous area which responds so freely whenever we ask for money. It is comforting to know the effort helps such a top-notch service as this.”
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Graham can be contacted on 01285 851022 or graham.hewitt@yahoo.uk.
Contributed by Martin Harwood, 17 Churchill Place, Fairford. Phone 01285712597. Email martinharwood560@btinternet.com