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AGM and Social, Wednesday 15th July 7.30 pm

Fairford Community Centre

Come and hear about the Society's Activities during the last year while enjoying CHEESE & WINE. There will also be a raffle.

Click here for the Agenda.

Click here for the Draft 2008 AGM Minutes.


Latest News - April 2009

There was a good turn out for the Litter Pick on 25th April. See the report.

The Market Stall raised 160 - a big thank you to all who helped.


OLDER NEWS - April 2009

FES is holding 2 events in April:

A Litter Pick on Saturday 25th April. Meet at the top of the High Street at 11.00 am. Gloves and bags will be provided.

There will be a fund-raising Stall at the Wednesday Market on 29th April. Please come along and pick up a bargain.


OLDER NEWS - 17th January 2008

There was drama on the last day of the Planning Inquiry when the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) representatives pointed out that Cygnet's calculations for the height of the July floods were incorrect. Cygnet had used a photograph supplied as evidence by the Society which had been taken when the water level had started to recede. Cygnet's Flooding experts had to go away and recalculate the flood level so the Enquiry was not formally closed until 3rd January 2008. Even then Cygnet had to rely on photographic evidence given by the Society. Once again the CPRE were able to show that it was incorrect as the gate which had been used for the calculations had been taken off its hinges since the photograph was taken, so the maximum flood height was 10 cm higher than Cygnet were stating.


The Society would like to thank all those who donated to our appeal to fund the barrister. There was an overwhelming response. The barrister was able to cross-examine Cygnet's wildlife expert and give a closing speech among other things.


OLDER NEWS (20th November 2007)

The Fairford Environmental Society has engaged a barrister to represent us at the Planning Enquiry. Mark Westmoreland Smith comes from the same chambers as the barrister, Tim Comyn, appointed by CDC.


OLDER NEWS (7th June 2007)
'Cygnet' Accuse Environmentalists of Lying

See The Wilts and Glos Standard Report


OLDER NEWS (28th April 2007)
Peaceful Protest Walk Around Lake

See The Wilts and Glos Standard Report


OLDER NEWS (25th April 2007)
Lakes Row Involves Police Again

See The Wilts and Glos Standard Report


OLDER NEWS (20th April 2007)
Incident on Lake upsets 83 year old lady

See The Wilts and Glos Standard Report


OLDER NEWS (21st February 2007)
We Won!

CDC Councillors voted 9 to 3 with one abstention against the development.

A Victory for Planning Policy and Common Sense
See The Wilts and Glos Standard Report


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Views which will be lost

View from the south side of Lake 104
View from the beach on the south side of Lake 104
View from the east side of Lake 104
View from the west side of Lake 104