The Official Upper Rissington Parish Council Website Cheltenham
Upper Rissington Parish Council website
The Parish Council is made up of volunteers who live in the village, who give up some of their free time to help make the village a better place.
The Official Upper Rissington Parish Council Website Cheltenham
Upper Rissington Parish Council website
The street names give a clue to the village's former life, having names such as Sopwith Road and Avro Road.
The Official Upper Rissington Parish Council Website Cheltenham
Upper Rissington Parish Council website
The village is the most populous area of the 'Rissingtons' electoral ward.
The Official Upper Rissington Parish Council Website Cheltenham
Upper Rissington Parish Council website
There is also a village green, children's play area community hall, hairdressers and gym.
The Official Upper Rissington Parish Council Website Cheltenham
Upper Rissington Parish Council website
This ward starts in the south at Great Rissington and stretches north to Icomb.
The Official Upper Rissington Parish Council Website Cheltenham
Upper Rissington Parish Council website
The total population for Great Rissington taken at the 2011 census was 2,103.
The Official Upper Rissington Parish Council Website Cheltenham
Upper Rissington Parish Council website
Our official population from the 2011 census was quoted at 1,046.
The Official Upper Rissington Parish Council Website Cheltenham
Upper Rissington Parish Council website
Attractions such as the Cotswold Wild Life Park near Burford and Bourton-on-the-Water are all within easy reach by car.
The Official Upper Rissington Parish Council Website Cheltenham
Upper Rissington Parish Council website
Much of Upper Rissington is a conservation area and the village lies within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Notice of Vacancy January 2018

Following the resignation of Rosie Webber, the councillor vacancy is being advertised via the attached public notice.

If anyone in the parish would like an election to fill the vacancy, they will need to collect 10 signatures and send them to the Returning Officer at Cotswold District Council by 30 January 2018. All signatories must be on the electoral register.

If an election is not called then the Parish Council may fill the vacancy by co-option, and will invite interested local residents to contact us for details in due course.

Please see the attached Notice of Vacancy for more information.

Consultation on Proposed Neighbourhood Area for Upper Rissington

Upper Rissington Parish Council has submitted a proposal to designate a Neighbourhood Area. The proposal includes most of Upper Rissington Parish, less the area within RAF Little Rissington, and the portion of the Victory Fields Development lying within Great Rissington Parish. You can view the details of the area proposed by visiting www.cotswold.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplanning/consultations.

Designation of a Neighbourhood Area is the first formal stage in developing a Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan is a way for residents to help shape how their community develops over the coming years. This is not formal consultation on a Neighbourhood Plan, but simply the identification of the area to be covered by the plan.

 

How to respond

This consultation runs until 17:00 on Wednesday 31 January 2018.

Comments can be submitted to: neighbourhood.planning@cotswold.gov.uk or by letter, which should be sent to:

Neighbourhood Planning,
Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road
Cirencester
Gloucestershire GL7 1PX

Anonymous comments cannot be accepted. All information received is public information (subject to the Data Protection Act) and may be published on a website.

 

More information

Updates on the progress of Upper Rissington’s Neighbourhood Plan are published here: www.upperrissington-developmentplan.co.uk

Conclusion of Audit for Year Ended 31 March 2017

The audit for financial year 2016-2017 has been completed. The Notice of Conclusion of Audit and completed Annual Return, including Section 3 (External auditor report) are published below

 

For more detailed guidance on local residents’ rights to inspect the accounts, see this guide from the National Audit Office (NAO): Local authority accounts – a guide to your rights

Have Your Say On County Council Spending 2018-19

We have been asked to make you aware of the county council’s budget consultation, via the following press release from Gloucestershire County Council, on 20th December 2017.

Council welcomes Local Government Finance Settlement

Proposed changes to the way local government is funded have been announced by Sajid Javid MP in the House of Commons.

This afternoon the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government discussed plans to consult on proposals for a new way of funding local government from 2020/21.

The speech recognised that the way councils receive funding needs to be updated to reflect the changing communities that local government serves. This would give local authorities the freedom they need to make decisions in the best interests of local people.

In his speech the MP also acknowledged the need for local councils to have greater control over the money they raise. As part of that, pilot schemes for 100% business rate retention have been announced in ten authorities, including here in Gloucestershire.

The full details of the proposed changes have yet to be published, but they would not come into effect until 2020/21.

The county council’s own public consultation into the budget for 2018/19 is currently live, giving residents the chance to inform how the council uses its £407.16 million budget.

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, leader of Gloucestershire County Council, said: “We welcome this announcement from the Secretary of State and look forward to seeing exactly how this will benefit Gloucestershire when full details are published in due course.

“News of a review of the fairness of government funding for councils is particularly welcome – for a long time Gloucestershire has lost out when compared to other areas.  It is very good news to hear this will be addressed.

“By having more control over how we use the money available to us, we can continue to deliver the vital services that really matter to our residents.”

Residents can have their say on the county council’s proposed 2018/19 budget until Wednesday 17th January at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/budget2018.