Help Support the Heritage Lottery Fund Landscape Partnership Scheme Bid
The Cotswold Water Park Society has been working on a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund Landscape Partnership Scheme,
which, if successful, could bring up to
2 million pounds to support various projects in the Cotswold Water Park over a 3-5 year period.
The bid will consist of a number of projects that, when taken together, will make up a coherent and distinctive
Landscape – the 14 mile wetland corridor that is the Cotwold Water Park - with a strong ‘sense of place’ recognised
by local and external communities.
One of the projects that is being highlighted is the proposed multi-use path (cycle and footpath) along the old
railway line between Fairford and Lechlade which has long been an aspiration. If the bid is successful, this scheme may
come to fruition and is supported by both Fairford and Lechlade Town Councils. It will give a sustainable link between
the two towns and a safe route for pupils in Lechlade to cycle to Farmor’s School. Glos Wildlife Trust are also planning
a 'linear nature reserve' as part of it.See the Bid
If you would like to support this bid giving special mention to the multi-use path between Fairford and Lechlade,
please write to Matthew Millett, Acting Joint Chief Executive, Cotswold Water Park Trust, Cotswold House, Manor Farm,
Down Ampney Estate, Nr Cirencester, GL7 5QN before 28th February when the bid has to be in.
Goodbye to the potholes
At long last Gloucestershire County Council has responded to requests from local people and the Town Council
and will be resurfacing the A417 through Fairford. This will take place between the 12th and 20th February.
The road will be closed from the Welcome to Fairford Signs on the west to the junction with the Southrop Road on the east
on the way to Lechlade. The road will be open to pedestrians and emergency vehicles. Parts of it will be closed from 7.30 am to 18.00.
For more information, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514514.
Resurfacing 16th February 2011
To Burning Issues January 2011