Register by 12 April to Vote in the Local Elections!

Release date: 5 April

On Thursday 2 May 2019 people across the Cotswolds will go to the polls to vote in elections for District and Parish/Town Councils.
Cotswold District Council is urging residents to make sure they are registered by 12 April to vote on polling day.

Nigel Adams, Returning Officer at CDC, said: “Residents have to be registered to take part in the elections, otherwise they will miss out on having their say on 2 May.”

If you’re already registered, you don’t need to re-register to vote. If you’ve already received a polling card then you can be confident that you’re registered. However, if you’ve moved house recently or if you’re unsure whether you’re registered you can check by calling the Council’s Elections Team on 01285 623002 or email

Registering is easy – you can apply online at in just a few minutes. You’ll need your date of birth and national insurance number. Alternatively you can apply using a paper form which can be downloaded from the registration site or requested from the CDC Elections Team on 01285 623002.

Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible and by no later than the Friday 12 April 2019 deadline.

Thefts of Vehicles & From Vehicles in North Cotswolds

We have received an alert from the local Police about a multiple thefts of vehicles and from vehicles in the North Cotswolds, targeting tools and valuables left in vehicles. The messages below are not meant to worry anyone; but please be aware of the advice from the community policing team, below in bold.

Police have received the following reports:

  • Inc. 443 05/04/19 – Ebrington theft from vehicle with trailer and tools stolen.
  • Inc. 503 05/04/19 – Sherborne theft from vehicle parked in National Trust car park, hand bag stolen.
  • Inc. 100 07/04/19 – Northleach theft of a grey Mitsubishi L200 registration WR57 GUW, vehicle contained tools. Stolen with keys.
  • Inc. 102 07/04/19 – Ebrington theft of two vehicles Blue BMW M140 registration LJ67 XVX and a Grey Audi A3 sport registration KS58 AXP both stolen with keys in burglary.
  • Inc. 163 07/04/19 – Northleach theft from vehicle tools stolen.
  • Inc. 182 07/04/19 – Northleach theft from vehicle tools stolen.

Police are advising residents not to leave valuables in vehicles either at isolated car parks or outside their homes. Vehicles have been mainly targeted for tool thefts that cost the owner thousands of pounds to replace.

Also high powered vehicles are being stolen by organised crime groups to use in further crime. Police are advising that keys are not left on show in homes near to where cars are parked on driveways. It is best to either buy a key protection bag for keyless entry cars (available from police stations) or hide the keys.

This is an unusually high number of incidents over the past weekend.

Many thanks,
PC 2201 Nick Westmacott
Stow Neighbourhood Policing Team

Elections May 2019: Statement of Persons Nominated

Exciting news – there will be a contested election for Upper Rissington Parish Council on Thursday 2nd May.

The Statement of Persons Nominated shows who is standing as a candidate in the Parish and District Council elections.


If you wish to vote in this election and are not already registered, then you must register by Friday 12 April 2019. The easiest way to register is online at