Ampney Crucis Latest News

Parish Council Meeting

Published: 4th September 2020

The next Parish Council meeting has been postponed from 10th September and will now take place on Thursday 24th September at 7.15pm.

It will be held remotely, via Zoom.

Anyone wishing to attend or submit a question, should contact Jayne Webster at


Published: 22nd August 2020

The Playground is now open after sterling efforts by a number of volunteers on a wet evening to thoroughly clean and check all the equipment and fences.

All users should maintain social distancing and must provide their own sanitiser and wipes for use before and after touching the equipment. Any rubbish should be taken home since we cannot safely manage bin clearance.

Please note that DOGS are not allowed in the Playground or Playing Field.

Doug Crook
Chair Ampney Crucis Parish Council

Parish Councillor Vacancies

Published: 20th August 2020

Due to the resignations of Malcolm Pink and Tony Williams there are now two vacancies on the Parish Council.

Follow the link for the notice of vacancies.

Thanks to our retiring councillors for their efforts during their time on the Parish Council.

Doug Crook
Chair Ampney Crucis Parish Council

Ampney Help at Hand

Published: 7th April 2020

If you need any help over the next few weeks and months there are friends and neighbours around who are willing to help, for example:

  • collecting prescriptions
  • doing some shopping
  • having a daily phone call
  • and other things besides

If you need any assistance – please do ask.

Your local vicar, Canon John Swanton, is helping to organise our local support team – as he is a known person in our community. If you need any help contact John.

01285 851309

Can you spare some time to help? If you are able to get out and about and help a neighbour – please do get in contact. Thank you.

Being good neighbours together in the Ampney communities (including Driffield and Harnhill and Poulton)

Community Support

Published: 7th April 2020

Additional support for the community can be found on the CDC website and GCC website

Further advice on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the NHS website

'Shout Out' Exchange WhatsApp Group during COVID-19

Published: 7th April 2020

I've set up a WhatsApp group for any residents in Ampney Crucis, Ampney St. Mary, Ampney St. Peter, Harnhill and Driffield to be a forum for exchange. The purpose of it is for anyone in the community in need of supplies to put a shout out if they have run out of or are in need of something and can't get to the shops be it that they don't have transport, are in isolation, dependant on others who aren't currently able to help etc.

I hate the thought of anyone suffering in silence when one of us could have done something to help. We may not all know each other but I am pretty sure that most of us will help each other if we can. So, for example if you have run out of food/toiletries or whatever essentials it might be, just go on the group and post a message asking for whatever it is you are in need of. There is of course no guarantee that any of us reading the message will have what you need but if we can help each other then please do, be it a tin of tomatoes, paracetamol, whatever.

The group is only intended for obtaining supplies and to help each other out during the uncertain times we are experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is not a forum to moan about the crisis, air personal points of view or sell for example a box of lego - eBay is still available for that!

Please avoid having private chats within the group chat and remember WhatsApp messages can be muted. You are not obliged to reply straight away or even at all to any of the messages. No offence will be taken if you would like to leave the group. Please just join and leave as and when you would like.

To be added to the group please either email, text or telephone me. My contact details are below.

If you do not have a mobile phone or access to WhatsApp then please contact me and I can post the 'Shout Out' on your behalf and will then let you know the outcome.

Wishing you all the best,

Sarah James-Sparrow
07941 201 729

Burial Ground – the Lych Gate

Published: 28th March 2019

The Lych Gate (actually the Victorian village mortuary) needs repair and restoration works to the exterior walls and woodwork.

The Parish Council has prepared a scope of the required works and invites contact from local builders interested in tendering for the works.

If you know any builders who may be interested, please ask them to contact the Parish Clerk ( for a copy of the Works Specification.