An airlock at Bibury Farm Reservoir has left a number of villages and towns in the Cotswolds without water.

Residents in Fairford, Eastleach, Southrop, Quenington and surrounding areas have all been affected by a loss of water supply over the past 24 hours.

A spokesman for Thames Water said: “We’re sorry to those customers who have no water or lower pressure than normal today and appreciate that on a warm day during half term, not having running water is a big inconvenience for many families.

"Our engineers have been working overnight to fix an airlock at Bibury Farm Reservoir and that work is continuing this morning.

“In the meantime most of our customers have been brought back into supply and we have tankers supplying water to the area to keep the number of homes impacted to a minimum.

"We’ve contacted customers who have pre-registered with us as having special requirements, such as being medically reliant on water, so we can make sure we give them the help and support they need.

“We don’t currently know how long water will be off for so we’ve set up bottled water stations for customers so they can safely collect bottled water in line with government advice about social distancing.

"We’ll do all we can to get the water back on as soon as we possibly can.”

The The bottled water stations are at The Riverside, Park End Wharf, Lechlade, GL7 3AQ and The Victoria Inn, Eastleach, GL7 3NQ.