On 14 May the Police were called to a suspected World War II landmine in the grounds of Fairfield Hall after a digger unearthed a suspicious item. A 100-metre cordon was put in place, which effectively stopped all traffic in or out of Kingsley Avenue, and a bomb disposal unit was called. They arrived quickly, found that the suspicious item was in fact not a landmine after all, and the road was opened again. 

All of this caused quite a bit of excitement, and there were other wins, too: Fairfield Parish Council had an opportunity put its Emergency Plan to the test (it came off well), the Police handled the situation swiftly and professionally, and the Hall residents were very accommodating – except one, who drove across the cricket pitch. That just is not cricket. (For cricket, see here.) No explosion, except for a small one on Facebook.