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 Election – Nominations By 23 August

Following the resignation of Marc Buffery, a notice of election for one councillor has been issued.

Anyone wishing to stand as a candidate at this election must complete and return a nomination paper by 4 pm on Thursday 23 August 2018. These are available to download below.

If the election is contested, a poll will take place on Thursday 20 September 2018.

 

New Playground Construction Work About To Start

Back in June the Parish Council placed an order with HAGS for phase one of the play park renovation. The new equipment includes two new climbing frames – one for toddlers and one for school-age children – a spinning bowl, seesaw and trampoline.

The project has been slightly delayed, for reasons beyond our control, but we are pleased that installation is now going ahead.

Contractors will arrive on Tuesday 14 August to start clearing the site, and work will continue for about 3 weeks.

Access to the play park will beĀ  from the nearest entrance, off Farman Crescent, and we would appreciate your cooperation in keeping the cul de sac clear of parked cars so that the play equipment installers can carry on with their work and there is no risk of damage to resident’s vehicles.

The existing play park will be closed during the construction works. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but think the end result will be worth waiting for! Click on the image for a larger view of how the play park will look when phase one is completed.

HAGS – Phase One Visual

If you have any questions or concerns about the installation, please contact the Clerk: clerk@upperrissington-pc.gov.uk.

Community Governance Review Consultation Letters

Cotswold District Council is currently undertaking a community governance review following a request made by Upper Rissington Parish Council earlier in the year.

The review looks to increase the overall number of councillors on the Parish Council and, possibly, the introduction of parish wards. Letters and a consultation response form went out to all households in the Parish recently.

If you have not received your copy of the letter, or would like another, then we have placed copies here on the website (below).

The closing date for the comments is 20th September 2018.

 

Notice of Vacancy – August 2018

Following the resignation of Martin Johnstone, the councillor vacancy is being advertised by Cotswold District Council via the attached notice.

 

The process is that if 10 residents request an election then that is how the position will be filled. 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 nearer the time.