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)

Police Advice On Safer Online Shopping At Christmas

This Christmas, Action Fraud and Gloucestershire Constabulary are reminding shoppers to take extra care when shopping for gifts online. As consumers search online for bargains and gifts for loved ones, fraudsters are seeing this as an opportunity to trick people with the promise of great deals and big cash savings.

The latest report by Action Fraud shows that fraudsters conned 15,024 shoppers out of more than £11 million over the Christmas period last year.

People are being defrauded on popular social media websites and online auction sites. Action Fraud works together with platforms including Gumtree to combat fraud and to issue protect advice to consumers.

Mobile phones were once again the most common item that people tried to buy from fraudsters. Victims reported being hooked in with bargain deals on some of the most popular models of smart phones, only for the phone to never actually arrive and leaving them without presents to give on Christmas Day. Apple iPhones accounted for 74% of all mobile phones purchased that turned out to be fraudulent.

Electrical goods (including games consoles), household items, computers, clothing, and accessories also featured in many of the reports. Examples including Fingerling toys, UGG Boots and Apple MacBook’s were among the most popular items victims reported losing money to fraudsters on.

Last year, more than 30% of reports were made by women aged between 20 and 29, however anyone can fall victim to Christmas shopping fraudsters during the festive period.

This year’s campaign urges all shoppers to look out for the warning signs that mean an offer may be too good to be true. Action Fraud will provide useful fraud and cyber crime prevention tips throughout December to stop people from getting conned out of the Christmas they deserve.

Don’t get caught out by the Christmas rush!

  • If something seems too much of a bargain, it’s probably poor quality, fake or doesn’t exist.
  • Don’t pay for goods or services by bank transfer unless you know and trust the person. Payments via bank transfer offer you no protection if you become a victim of fraud.
  • Make sure you’ve installed the latest software & app updates. Criminals use weaknesses in software to attack your devices and steal information, such as your payment details.
  • Use a strong, separate password and 2FA to protect your email account. Criminals can use your email to access other online accounts, such as those you use for online shopping.
  • Don’t click on a link in an unexpected email or text. The volume of online shopping related phishing emails increases during the holiday period. Remember, if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Every Report Matters – if you have been a victim of fraud, report it to us online or by calling 0300 123 2040.

________________________________________

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

This Month’s Parish Council Meeting Is On Wednesday 19th December

Unfortunately, the 12 December Parish Council meeting had to be cancelled due to councillor illness. Apologies for any inconvenience. The meeting will take place next week instead, on Wednesday 19 December, 7:30pm.

 

As you may be aware, there are only four councillors currently, and meetings require a minimum of three councillors to be quorate – otherwise no decisions can be made. If you are interested in taking up one of the vacant seats on the council and would like to find out more about being a councillor then please contact the Clerk: clerk@upperrissington-pc.gov.uk.

X-Ray Services At North Cotswolds Hospital

District Councillor Alison Coggins for Moreton West ward has set up a petition to campaign to “Save the North Cotswold Hospital X-Ray services”, which have been cut from 30 hours per week to 8.

Without the X-ray service at the North Cotswold Hospital, Upper Rissington residents will have to travel to Cheltenham, Gloucester or Cirencester to check minor injuries and have routine X-rays.

A petition has been set up to reverse this decision, which has already reached more than 5,000 signatures, and so the issue will be debated on 15 January 2019 at the Health & Care Overview & Scrutiny Committee at Gloucestershire County Council.

The attached letter and update explain.

 

Public Open Spaces Application To Be Considered By Planning Committee On 12 December

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 Cotswold District Council’s Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday 12th December 2018 at 9:30am in the Council Chambers 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.