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)

Barrington Road Resurfacing Scheduled For 18-22 March

We have received notice from Gloucestershire County Council of road closures in the area over the coming weeks.

Barrington Road, Upper Rissington

Part of a larger program of ‘Streetworks’, scheme No: 813765 is for the total resurfacing of Barrington Road from the junction of Rissington Road and Barrington Road in the north down to the southern entrance of Mitchell Way adjacent to the start of the airfield and onwards towards the Barringtons.

The scheduled dates are now 18th – 22nd March with appropriate diversions.  The dates are provisional, subject to weather and completing earlier scheduled works. This will be a total road closure, and more details will be provided nearer the time.

 

For more details and FAQ about the County Council’s resurfacing programme, please visit: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/highways/roads/county-resurfacing-works/.

Wyck Rissington Road

In the meantime, the partial road closure of approximately 1,000m of Wyck Rissington Road continues from 7th January to 22nd March or until the works are complete. The reason for the closure is to replace water mains and associated fittings and services.

 

Say ‘No’ To Door to Door Sellers & Why They Are Called ‘Nottingham Knockers’

Message from the Neighbourhood Policing team:

Gloucestershire police incidents:
214, 221, 226 and 229 – 08/02/19

Police have received a number of calls about door to door sellers from residents in Cold Aston, Andoversford and Withington. Police would like to thank the public for calling in all of these incidents as police were sent out to find the persons selling items without a licence (peddling without a licence)

The persons were told to leave the area. It is advisable not to buy any products or take orders for delivery of products from cold callers. Police stayed in the area until they were picked up by a van and taken away.

Cotswold police would like to thank the public for reporting these incidents.

Many thanks
PC 2201 Nick Westmacott
Stow Neighbourhood Policing Team

After receiving a complaint for calling door to door sellers ‘Nottingham Knockers’, here is the history behind it:

The origin of the term comes from historic records where The Sheriff of Nottingham would allow peddler to have a licence to sell their wares. This tradition has continued and now anyone who wants a peddlers licence must contact their local Chief Constable to apply for a peddlers licence to sell products door to door.

One of the conditions are you must not have any convictions. This is why we always stop these door to door sellers as they will tell the householder they have recently come out of prison and trying to earn some honest money. Their licences are usually fake or a copy of an original. They now try to use other tactics such as place orders at the door and take money in advance. This is still peddling and an offence without the correct licence.

The law states we must have at least three complaints willing to give police statements before we can act by arrest or issue of a fixed penalty notice of £90. This is why we only tend to move them on and out of the county.

Every Constabulary in the country refer to these seller as Nottingham Knockers. If you search this online there is a massive amount of information all over England and Wales, where these person are using their sales tactics to eye up potential burglary victims or use the opportunity to gain access to a vulnerable person’s home and steal from them. They will smell the cash given to them to check if it is musty and therefore is most likely stored in the house and not a bank. They will watch where the home owner goes to get their purse or wallet and if distracted will enter the property and commit offences. They are also known to be intimidating and aggressive when challenged.

The best course of action is to say “NO”. Shut the door and call police. Better still do not answer the door at all and call the police.

I hope this help explain why they are called this name. We apologise to anyone from Nottingham who we may of offended.

Many thanks,
PC 2201 Nick Westmacott
Stow Neighbourhood Policing Team

ANPR Cameras in Bourton on the Water

Please see below for a message from the Community Policing Team about their efforts to make the roads safer – with the results from the new ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) cameras installed on the Rissington Road in Bourton on the Water.

Good morning,

Over the past 3 weeks officers have been monitoring the ANPR cameras in Bourton on the Water in the hope of catching prolific speeders and to gather intelligence.

After viewing the data and photos captured by the cameras, the North Cotswolds Neighbourhood Policing Team have sent letters and visited drivers at their home address’ to educate and warn them about their speeding. One offender has been caught driving through the village in broad daylight at 58 mph in the 30 mph zone.

Another driver visited at his home address was caught at speeds of 52mph, 49mph, 45mph and 44mph on separate occasions in a 30 mph area and was given a warning about his actions.

Police will be continuing the monitor these cameras – aided by the Bourton on the Water Parish Council – to identify speeders and gather intelligence in the coming months.

Kind Regards,

Charlie Symes
PCSO 9251
Stow Police Station