Down Ampney News


Ghana -The Young Shall Grow International (TYSGI) Ghana Volunteer Programme in collaboration with African Adventures


West Africa- Keto Volta Region
30th March to 12 April, 2019.

Ghana was the most rewarding, eye opening and amazing trip of my life. Around every corner there was something new to me, from delicious food to the shocking living conditions some of the Ghanaian locals were living in.

But the best thing about the trip was the happiness of all the people we met, when we were in the classroom teaching all the children a Math's lesson each and every one of them had a smile on their face.

I learnt so much about their laid back culture, you can rush in that kind of heat! The bus would be late most days so we just had to adapt and take it in our stride.

From Down Ampney Parish Council.


Grant aid has become difficult to achieve in recent years for obvious reasons. There now exists in Cirencester a new facility to down load relevant information from a central source concerning the various bodies where funding can be applied for. Down Ampney Parish Council has subscribed to join this facility at nominal cost. A number of councillors are to receive training in its use so that we may pursue grants wherever possible for our benefit.

A meeting has been held with the GCC Footpath's Officer whereby various problems concerning public access to land was discussed. The condition of two footpaths in DA were investigated and a course of action agreed.

Neighbourhood Plan and Village Facilities meeting on Friday 7th December 2018


Thank you to everyone who attended the village meeting on a cold and dismal night.

Barbara Pond of GRCC explained what a Neighbourhood Plan is and benefits of having a Down Ampney NP.

She explained that the Cotswold District Council Local Plan 2011 – 2031 was adopted in August this year. This identifies potential development sites in towns and villages in the CDC area. A NP cannot contradict the content of the CDC Local Plan. But it allows us some input on layout, design and construction, parking, green spaces, and protected trees. With a NP we have to be listened to.

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