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Upper Rissington By-Election On 21 February 2019

Details of a by-election to fill the remaining two vacant seats on Upper Rissington Parish Council have been announced.

Nominations are now open and completed nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Returning Officer at the offices of Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1PX by no later than 4 pm on Friday 25 January 2019.

If the seats are contested, then a poll will take place on Thursday 21 February 2019.

More details and a nomination pack are available below.

Please contact the elections team with any questions about the elections process:

If you would like to find out more about being a councillor, then the clerk would be pleased to hear from you:

Free Advice From Cotswold District Council To Help You Reduce Energy Bills

Cotswold District Council is holding a drop-in event at its Trinity Road headquarters on Monday 21 January to help residents find out how to save money on their energy bills.

Specialists from Citizens Advice Stroud and Cotswold Districts will be on hand throughout the day to promote energy saving, including help with switching tariffs and arranging a free home energy advice visit. There will also be information available about home insulation and heating grants, recommended local installers, and renewable energy options.

The event is linked to the Big Energy Saving Network Week which begins on 21 January and is being supported by Citizens Advice offices in both Cirencester and Stroud, in partnership with the county’s Warm and Well team.

Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Stephen Hirst said: “It’s important to publicise the help available to make energy savings, and this promotion at Trinity Road is designed to highlight the support that can be provided, especially through the Warm and Well scheme. It will also be of general interest to everyone who is interested in cutting back on energy use and helping to save precious resources. It’s vital that we all keep warm and well at this time of year, as winter can be cruel. Advice regarding the best form of heating and the various cost options are invaluable and I recommend that the free energy advice available at CDC on 21 January is well worth visiting.”

The Warm and Well Project Manager, Rob Hargraves, said:
“Struggling to keep warm and to pay the bills during the winter affects roughly 11% of households in Gloucestershire for all kinds of different reasons. If you are affected, please get in touch with our free advice line for support and possible financial assistance towards keeping your household warmer and healthier. On a free home energy visit our advisors assess each room of a property and give tailored advice on issues such as insulation, heating systems and condensation problems. They can also help you save money by switching your energy supplier or tariff, installing free energy saving devices and assessing whether you are eligible for grants. Last year, we identified an average of £400 annual savings per visit!”

For information about the Warm and Well scheme please see or phone 0800 500 3076.

Thefts From Parked Cars In Upper Rissington

Message from Neighbourhood Alerts:

Two cars have recently been broken in to in Upper Rissington.

Firstly, between 12:00 on 03/01/2019 and 20:20 on 06/01/2018, offenders have smashed the rear passenger window of a Mondeo parked on the driveway of a private property on Grebe Square. Fortunately nothing appears to have been taken.

Secondly, between 16:00 on 03/01/2019 and 12:30 on 04/01/2019, offenders smashed the passenger side window of a car parked in bays at the end of Wright Road. In this case they stole a Satnav.

If you have any information concerning either incident, please call 101 quoting incident number 0350 of 06/01/2019 or 0150 of 04/01/2019 respectively.

Alternatively, you can give information anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or report it online:

Always call 999 in an emergency.

For advice on keeping safe, you can find plenty of crime prevention advice on our website:

Message sent by
Robert Hardie (Police, Reception, Stow)

Road Closures in The Rissingtons, Winter 2019

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

Wyck Rissington Road

There will be a partial road closure of approximately 1,000 metres of Wyck Rissington Road from 7th January to 22nd January or until the works are complete. The reason for the closure is to replace water mains and associated fittings and services.


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. The scheduled dates are 19th – 22nd February with appropriate diversions etc. 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.