All posts by Parish Clerk

Volunteers Wanted To Plant Spring Bulbs This Weekend

The Parish Council has agreed to plant spring bulbs in the verges around the village. The bulbs have arrived and are now in need of planting. We are now looking for volunteers who are free Saturday and or Sunday from 10am until 1pm to assist.

Anyone wishing to help plant the bulbs, please contact the Clerk as it would be helpful to know how many are coming so that we can provide the right equipment etc. Councillors will be meeting in the old Co-Op car park on Farman Crescent prior to starting.

An Update on the Play Park Phase Two

Great news! We are expecting the second phase of the play park renovation to get underway on Monday 19 November. This phase will see two new sets of swings installed along with new fencing and a 30m zip-wire just outside the park.

In the meantime, the Council has removed the seats from the cradle and flat swings, as these items were flagged as moderate risk in the safety inspection. As they are due to be replaced within the next month, it would not be cost effective to repair them.


Attempted Burglary In Upper Rissington, October 2018

Message from Police via Neighbourhood Alert:

At about 02:45 on the morning of 31/10/2018 unknown offender have entered the rear garden of a property in Sparrows Way, Upper Rissington via an unlocked side gate. They attempted to break in via a double glazed patio door; however broke the glass and alerted the occupant of the property. The offenders fled the scene in what was described as a white, or cream coloured VW golf.

If you have any information that may related to the above crime, please phone 101 and quote Incident 25 of 31/10/2018.

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

Notice of Election for Two Councillors – Nominations By 9 November

An election for TWO Parish Councillors for Upper Rissington Parish Council will take place on Thursday 6 December.

The Notice of Election has now been published and nomination papers are available to download.  Paper copies can be obtained from the office of the Returning Officer at Cotswold District Council.

Anyone wishing to stand as a candidate at this election must complete and return a nomination paper by 4pm on Friday 9 November 2018. Please contact the Elections Team if you need any information or assistance, on 01285 623002 or

Applications to register to vote at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Council Offices by midnight on Tuesday 20 November 2018.