PARISH communion will be held at 10 am at Ampney Crucis on Whit Sunday, May 23.

DATE for the diary: The Bishop of Gloucester will be coming to consecrate the new Churchyard extension at All Saints' Church on Sunday, September 19 at 3.00 pm. Everyone is welcome, please save the date.

THE Village Hall opened for business this week and is planning a Re-Opening Celebration for locals to re-connect with each other in a social setting. Please look out for details in the June edition of The Down Ampney News.

DEADLINES for contributions to The Down Ampney News is 6 pm on the 19th of the month by email to or post/deliver to Su Moody (address in the May edition of The Down Ampney News along with formatting details and advice). For advertising please contact Jenny Colyer also at the email address above to discuss prices and requirements. Charity adverts benefit from special rates.

ARNHEM Memorial Update. Work is progressing to have an information board located at the Memorial giving brief details about Down Ampney Airfield and its role in the 2nd World War.

The Parish Council are grateful to those locals who have shared their knowledge and also the contribution made by The Normandy and Market Garden Association.

DON'T forget the Playground appeal At the time of writing the pledges stand at £7,165, but look out for an increase after the successful Jumble Trail on Sunday, May 16.