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Cotswold District, Town & Parish Council Elections – Notice Of Election

The Notices of Election for the District and Town/Parish elections on 2nd May 2019 have been published.

There are 11 seats up for election on Upper Rissington Parish Council. If you would like to stand for election as a councillor, nominations can be received between 9am and 5pm on any working day from 19 March through to the deadline of 4pm on 3 April.

Candidates are reminded that all nomination papers must be hand delivered to Cotwold District Council’s Cirencester office – delivery can be made by someone on behalf of the candidate if necessary.

The elections team will be available to check nomination papers as and when candidates arrive, and encourage candidates to wait while they do this – they will be as quick as possible!

If you have any queries relating to the nomination or election process, please contact the elections team on 01285 623002 or



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Reminder: #UpperRissington Road Closure 18 To 22 March

Carriageway resurfacing work is due to take place from 18th March – 22nd March.  A complete road closure will be in place 0700 – 1900 whilst the work is being carried out.

As you can see, the closure covers much of the road around the village – residents will only be able to enter and leave from the southern-most point on Mitchell Way or from Bristol Road in the north. There will be no access to the Bourton Road going West.

Road closure extent for 3/138 Upper Rissington
Road closure extent for 3/138 Upper Rissington

The letter below was sent to all households in the village. Also shown is the official diversion via Bourton and Great Rissington.


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Monthly Update on Victory Fields, February 2019

The Local Planning Authority issues a report each month outlining the main activities undertaken either on the ground at Victory Fields or in the background as they work towards the ultimate aim of delivering an approved scheme of public open space for the community of Upper Rissington.

This is the report for January/February 2019.

Portfolio Holder’s monthly update on Victory Fields, Upper Rissington – 26th February 2019

Actions and activities undertaken in January/February:

i. Negotiations have been ongoing with Bovis to explore the possibility of providing a vehicular access to the allotments. Officers have agreed the optimum route for the access and the application (17/04151/FUL) will be reported back to the Planning & Licensing Committee on 13th March for consideration. The Planning Committee will only be considering this element of the scheme as all other matters were resolved at the December meeting.

ii. Met with Bovis and their play providers (TCL) to discuss various elements relating to the delivery of the play equipment within the formal play areas within the Public Open Space (POS). TCL will implement the designs on site and are currently working on a more detailed programme of work – the plan is to investigate the areas that are not contaminated which can be completed and made usable so that we can deliver some of the POS as soon as possible.

iii. The Validation Report has been submitted for consideration – if the Council’s Land Contamination Officer is content with the findings of the report, the Council will instruct an independent consultant to undertake a peer review of the report. We aim to have reviewed the report internally by 8th March and external consultants will be appointed thereafter.

iv. Assessed and responded to concerns raised regarding minor design changes to the eaves details – the changes are considered to be de minimis and no further action is required.

v. Revised drawing received relating to the amount of POS being provided. This confirms that the developers are meeting the requirements of the original planning permission.

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