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RIAT Residents’ Newsletter and 2 Car Stickers will be included within the July/August Parish Newsletter.

There will be a further opportunity to obtain additional stickers and newsletters, and this will take place on Thursday 11th July between 7pm and 8pm at Kempsford Village Hall Car Park.

RIAT 2019


Kempsford to Hannington

A badger sett of approximately 100m directly under the carriageway has forced Gloucestershire Highways to close the road from Kempsford to Hannington. There is evidence of tonnes of aggregate that has been removed from underneath the road and failings in the surface.

A licence to remove the badgers has been requested from  Natural England but due to breeding season work will not be granted until July 1st.

Work will commence on the 1st July and it is estimated to last a couple of weeks .



Due to the risk of the road collapsing and a risk to life, the road will remain closed until  the works are complete (around the 15th July). Please respect the road closure as it is for your own safety.

Diversion signs will be in place.

Please see the ‘Highways’ page for a copy of the formal Road Closure Notice.



The Royal International Air Tattoo is offering half price Friday and Sunday tickets to next summer’s airshow.

Valid for Friday 19 and Sunday 21 July, residents with specific postcodes living close to RAF Fairford – where the world-famous military airshow is held – have until May 31 to purchase up to two discounted tickets per residential household as a ‘thank you’ for their support.

Next summer’s event is set to be ‘out of this world’ as not only will the airshow feature the world’s most exciting aircraft, but it will turn its spotlight into space.

The airshow’s theme Air & Space: inspiring the Next Generation Air Force follows an announcement earlier this year that the Royal Air Force will be taking command and control of the UK’s military space operations, reflecting the importance of space in ensuring successful military operations around the world.

The focus on space will be particularly poignant as the 2019 airshow will be staged on the same weekend, 50 years ago that the first Moon landing took place in 1969.

Andy Armstrong, Chief Executive of RAF Charitable Trust Enterprises, which organises the event, said: “2018 was a very special year as not only did we welcome a record-breaking 185,000 visitors to RAF Fairford, but we were honoured to be the ‘official international celebration’ of the Royal Air Force’s centenary.

“To mark the occasion, the Friday of last summer’s show featured a full flying display and in recognition of this added disruption and to show gratitude for locals’ cooperation, we offered free admission tickets to those living nearby.

“Next year will see the Friday of the airshow revert to a shorter, preview day with a limited number of tickets. However, we still want to recognise our neighbours’ support and therefore we are giving locals, living within selected postcodes, the opportunity to purchase half price tickets for the Friday and Sunday of the airshow”.

The residents’ discount reduces the price of an adult admission ticket from 57.00 to 28.50.

To secure half-price tickets, residents with specific postcodes, must visit Air Tattoo HQ, located at Douglas Bader House, Horcott Hill, Fairford, GL7 4RB, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday and bring a household bill or document displaying a name, address with valid postcode and photo ID.

The deadline for purchase is 5pm on Friday 31 May 2019, no tickets will be available after this point.

The Royal International Air Tattoo is staged annually in support of the RAF Charitable Trust. To find out if your postcode is eligible for a discounted ticket, or to discover more about the airshow, visit www.airtattoo.com.


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