updated 16 April 2002

New Police Station 

Fairford Youth
Football Club

New Flood Prevention Plans

The new police station is now occupied! Four officers will be based here, including a Sergeant and the South Cotswold Rural Beat Officer. The station will not be manned all the time as the police officers will be out on their beats in order to stop crime. 

The building comprises a reception area with disabled access, a kitchen, toilets, shower and operations room.

The Fairford Preservation Trust has awarded Beechcroft, the builders, and Gloucestershire Constabulary its Fairford Award in recognition of the sensitive design of the station.

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The Youth Football Club now have a new 150,000 building at Horcott thanks to an enormous fund-raising effort. There are 150 members of the club, possibly the largest youth group in the area.

The Club hopes to start using the building at the start of the next football season.  Before this, however, there is  one last target of 2,500 to raise in order to be able to buy items such as fire extinguishers, a fridge, kettle and noticeboards. Work also needs to be done on the pitches

Local businesses have been approached and the white horse Estate Agents are donating 100 for every property they sell.

Following the severe flooding of late 2000,(click here for pictures) the Environment Agency has announced plans to combat future flooding.

25,000 has been earmarked to build a half meter high bank around the water meadow next to Milton Street which was under water for 10 days and to raise the height of the River Coln's banks near Dilly's Bridge to prevent flooding of homes in Courtbrook.  there will also be a sluice gate installed to control water levels in Waterloo Brook.

The plans will not be implemented until 2004/5.  Fairford Town Council would like them to happen sooner and plan to lobby for this.

To Burning Issues February 2002