DRIVE FOR LIFE – Safe and Social Driving

Farmors School

Tuesday 17th January 2016

Drive for Life will be holding an all-day event at Farmors School for their Sixth Form Students on Tuesday 17th January 2017; the students will be given the opportunity to learn about safe and social driving. Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership and multiple agencies will use the day to raise awareness to the sixth form students about their behaviour and attitude whilst behind the wheel and as a passenger in their friends car.

As a rural community we depend on our vehicles so it is vital that we educate our new drivers on the importance of driving safely. Sadly, in the past 10 years the Costwold District area has lost 19 young people (aged 15-24) due to a road traffic collision. Drive for Life are holding this event to try and prevent the harm and heartache caused by these road traffic collisions.

Farmors School will have approximately 220 students attending the Drive for Life event; there will be many different workshops for them to get involved in, from watching the Fire Brigade extracting a human casualty from a “crashed” car to driving go-karts using “booze goggles.” There will also be educational workshops where students will listen to professionals about their experiences with collisions. The day is to encourage the new drivers to be as good as they can be whilst driving.


Coln House School Public Consultation

Gloucestershire County Council is formally seeking views on a proposal to close Coln House School, Fairford on 31st March 2017.

This consultation runs from 9.00am on Monday 24th October until 5.00pm on Friday 2nd December.

Please find attached the consultation document. You can view the background documents, respond online or download a questionnaire via our website:

kind regards


Gareth Vine
SEN Development Manager

Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester. GL1 2TP
Tel: 01452 427547


Christmas & New Year Waste Collection 2016-17

Week commencing Monday 19 December 2016:

Normal collection day New revised collection day
Mon 19 Dec 2016 No change
Tues 20 Dec No change
Weds 21 Dec No change
Thurs 22 Dec No change
Friday 23 Dec No change
Mon 26 Dec Will move to Weds 28 Dec
Tues 27 Dec Will move to Thurs 29 Dec
Weds 28 Dec Will move to Friday 30 Dec
Thurs 29 Dec Will move to Saturday 31 Dec
Friday 30 Dec Will move to Tues 3 Jan 2017
Mon 2 Jan 2017 Will move to Weds 4 Jan
Tues 3 Jan Will move to Thurs 5 Jan
Weds 4 Jan Will move to Friday 6 Jan
Thurs 5 Jan Will move to Saturday 7 Jan
Friday 6 Jan Will move to Mon 9 Jan
Mon 9 Jan Will move to Tues 10 Jan
Tues 10 Jan Will move to Weds 11 Jan
Weds 11 Jan Will move to Thurs 12 Jan
Thurs 12 Jan Will move to Friday 13 Jan
Friday 13 Jan Will move to Saturday 14 Jan

The collection schedule will return to normal on the week beginning Monday 16 January 2017.


Phone boxes in Fairford

BT are planning to remove the phone boxes in High Street, Milton Street near the Marlborough Arms and in Queensfield.

There is a consultation period commencing 2nd October, where objections to the removal of the kiosks can be made.  Objections should be directed to the Cotswold District Council planning department.

The Town Council is considering adopting two of of the boxes, High Street and Milton Street.





Come and join the Council


in the office of Councillor, Fairford Town, Fairford North Ward

NOTICE is given that, due to the resignation of Robert Lear, a vacancy has arisen for a Councillor for the Town Council.

The vacancy will be filled by election if a request from 10 local government electors for the Town Ward is received within 14 days of the date of this notice.  The request must be received by 1 November 2016.

Requests should include each elector’s name, address and signature and should be sent to the Returning Officer at the address below.

If 10 signatures are not received by the date given, the Town Council may fill the vacancy by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 6 January 2017.

Dated 12 October 2016

Nigel Adams

Returning Officer

Council Offices

Trinity Road




Keep up to date with Council news

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All we need is your email address.

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You are invited to a Public Meeting regarding Community Speed Watch in Fairford to be held on Wednesday 28th September at 7pm in Fairford Community Centre.

Community Speed Watch (CSW) is a locally driven initiative where members of the community can – with the support of the Police – monitor speeds of vehicles using a speed detection device (speed gun). Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the Police with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds. Fairford Town Council already has its own speed detection device, but requires volunteers willing to be trained by the Police on how to use it. Training takes place on a Saturday at Cirencester Police Station and is not complicated.

As real or perceived speeding in certain areas of Fairford continues to be a concern, the trained volunteers will be needed for an hour or two on an occasional basis to conduct speed monitoring to encourage motorists to reduce their speed and increase public awareness of inappropriate speeds.

If you would like to help or you know someone who would like to be involved, please do come along. The Police will be at the meeting to explain how the scheme works.

If you cannot attend the meeting, but would like more information, please contact the Town Council Office on 01285 712344 or Chris Roberts on 01285 712150.

Bus Service Feedback

The bus service in Fairford has recently changed, and a reduced service is currently being run serving Fairford and the surrounding villages.

The Town Council has no power to change this situation, however a large community voice may help to persuade Gloucestershire County Council to increase the services offered.

The County will only run a well-used, regularly used bus service. If you need a particular route that is no longer in operation, or a route to be run at a particular time, then let us know.

Please fill out the form attached and return it to the office.

All of your feedback will be sent on to Alan Bently at Gloucestershire County Council.

Bus Feedback Form August 2016