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)

Victory Fields Open Spaces Application To Be Considered By Planning Committee

Re:  Full Application for Variation of condition 1 of reserved matters permission 12/03810/REM dated 23/01/2013 to provide detailed plans and sections of open space provision and to provide amended plans for hard surfacing and planting at Land Parcel At Upper Rissington …

The above application [17/04151/FUL] is due to be considered at the Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday 12th December 2018 at 9:30am in the Council Chamber at Cotswold District Council’s office in Cirencester. This meeting is open to the public.

When planning applications are heard by the Planning Committee, there is an opportunity for applicants, members of the public and others to speak for and against the application – as described on Cotswold District Council’s website: www.cotswold.gov.uk/media/809763/Public-Speaking-at-Planning-Committees.pdf

The Parish Council has been invited to speak at the meeting. The Chairman has called an extraordinary meeting on Monday 10 December 2018, 7:30pm in the Village Hall to consider and approve the Parish Council’s representation.

 

The Planning Officer’s report and recommendation on the application is available to view 5 working days before the date of the Committee at the Council’s offices or their website: www.cotswold.gov.uk/go/planningcommittee.

Road Closure At Chipping Bridge Nr Kingham Station, 5 To 7 December

Road Closure & Diversion, Chipping Bridge
Source: www.roadworks.org

Message from Oxfordshire County Council:

A formal “arrowed” priority system on Chipping Bridge, which carries B4450 Station Road over river Evenlode, on the border of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, is being introduced. This work is required as the bridge is already too narrow to allow safe two-way traffic flow and as the edges of the bridge are substandard.

The temporary narrowing will be implemented by installing temporary barriers and signage as well as white lining works. Unfortunately, as the carriageway is very narrow at this location, it is necessary for B4450 Station Road to be closed between Old Burford Road and Kingham Train Station, for the safety of both the workforce and the travelling public. A signed vehicle diversion route will be in place for the duration of works and extents of the closure together with the official diversion route are shown on the drawing, which is attached to this email.

A full three-day closure that will operate between 09:30AM on 5th December and 16:30PM on 7th December will be required to complete the works. Access for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists over the bridge will be maintained throughout the works. Vehicular access to residential properties and businesses on Station Road will be maintained, accessed from each end of the closed section.

Reconstruction of the bridge deck, which will incorporate a permanent road narrowing, is currently programmed for 2020/21. This delay will allow us to evaluate the priority system performance before permanent measures will be adopted.

 

‘Are You Ready?’ Booklet Gives Practical Advice On Responding To Emergencies

Across the District communities are always looking to improve their resilience in the event of an emergency, and a booklet has been produced by the Gloucestershire Local Resilience Forum to make the task easier.

The ‘Are You Ready?’ booklet provides clear practical advice to help people prepare for and respond to an emergency. Advice includes: devising a family emergency plan; looking out for neighbours; establishing  emergency friends; community alarm systems; and coping with severe weather, security incidents and loss of power.

“This is an extremely useful resource,” said Cllr Sue Coakley, Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for community resilience. “A lot of the information in the booklet is basic common sense, but bringing it all together has the power to actually save lives.”

‘Are You Ready?’ had been designed so that people can refer to it easily and quickly in a wide range of emergency situations, and it also provides some very useful checklists and contact numbers.

You can download a copy of the booklet now:

 

Queries about the booklet should be directed to:
Gloucestershire County Council Civil Protection Team
Tri Service Centre, Waterwells Drive, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 2AX.
Tel: 01452 888764.
Email: civilprotectionteam@glosfire.gov.uk

Via press release from Cotswold District Council.

Break-In At Great Rissington Archery Club

Between 21:00 on 20/11/2018 and 12:00 on 24/11/2018, a person, or persons unknown cut the locks on the timber framed building located in the playing field by the Social Club near the covered reservoir. They stole a quantity of equipment that may well have been carried across the field to a waiting vehicle.

If you have any information that may be relevant, please phone 101 and quote Incident number 239 of 24/11/2018.

Message Sent By
Robert Hardie (Police, Reception, Stow)