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)

Parish Council Chairman’s Report for Annual Parish Meeting

Update from the Parish Council

Good Evening,

Unfortunately I am not able to be here — hopefully next year the meeting will take place on the planned date  which for your diaries, will be Thursday 22 March 2018!!

As you are aware tonight is not a Parish Council meeting but is in fact the Annual Meeting of the Parish and is not subject to the rules and constraints of a PC meeting — the strange ways in which Local Government work still amaze me!

Tonight I want to look back over the past year and highlight some of the things that happened, but more importantly is looking forward to what your Council want to deliver in the coming year.

The biggest highlight of the past year has been the Council signing the agreements for the Village Hall Management Trust, supported by funds from the PC, to take over the running of the Village Hall from next week (1 June); all councillors were agreed that the bureaucracy over PC activities meant that the Council were not best placed to run this important facility that we want to see fully used for the benefit of the village.  For those who have followed events, the handover of the hall and its management by the Trust has been beset with many unforeseen hurdles outside of the control of the Council.   However – we have now achieved the goal we set and look forward, with the rest of the village, to seeing the use of the village hall maximised and many activities provided for the residents.

During the year we also purchased a defibrillator which has been installed on the Village Hall.

Following the presentation by Byron Hadley at the last Annual Meeting of the Parish, a local Boy Scouts group was formed and the Council provided a grant of £500 to enable them to purchase equipment; a grant of £500 was also made to the the Social Committee to help with the costs of the Christmas pantomime.

Looking forward we have an ambitious list of things we want to deliver and we have budgeted for these including:

– provision of an all weather table tennis table and giant chess set in the play park, together with further benches and tables;

– continuation of the neighbour development plan, which will enable the Village to receive a greater share of the Infrastructure levy as well as protecting the open spaces;

– installation of a village shelter;

– planting of spring bulbs at the village entrances together with fruit trees

– measures to minimise the problems that arise from inconsiderate dog owners not clearing up dog mess which create health risks particularly on the sports fields.

We still have four vacancies on the Council and will be considering co-option at the June meeting; if you want to influence the Council’s decisions please put your name forward…

Council Tax Refund Scam – warning

A resident  in the Cotswolds has received a telephone call from a ‘company’ which allegedly works for Cotswold District Council. He was told that he was due to receive a £6,000 council tax refund because his Council Tax banding has been too high in the past. 

The telephone number of the bogus company is 03332 123132.  

Please be aware that this scam may be targeting many residents in this area and please do not enter into any discussions with the caller.  Most importantly, do not disclose any personal information such as banking details. 

The local police have been made aware of this scam. 

Tour of Britain public events in May

The Tour of Britain is coming through the Cotswolds on Saturday 9th September.  The route comes via Charlbury, and Shipton Under Wychwood to Bourton on the Water before turning up the Fosse Way to Moreton in Marsh and then towards Winchcombe, Toddington, Alderton and Cleeve Hill before finishing on the Promenade in  Cheltenham town centre.

To let people know more about the event and the opportunities it presents, Cotswolds Tourism are holding TWO PUBLIC MEETINGS for businesses, local communities and organisations on or near the route or that have a specific business interest in cycling.

The first meeting is on Monday 15th May at 5.30pm and is being held at the Fire College in Moreton in Marsh and the second meeting is on Wednesday 17th May at 5pm at the White Hart Inn in Winchcombe.

Registration is required to attend either of these meetings by clicking on the link
http://cotswolds.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=d81c7614d62430e16432045f7&id=75672a8a6e&e=3d3c04a0c4

The Official Parish Council website for the People of Upper Rissington