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New Documents Show Changes Between Consented Scheme & New Details For Public Open Space in Victory Fields

District Councillor Mark MacKenzie-Charrington writes:

On the 14th June I requested a set of overlay drawings that would show the variations to the developer’s proposals and the S106 consented landscaping scheme. These have now been provided and I’m delighted to be able to forward to you a set of marked-up, as opposed to overlay, drawings that show, I believe quite clearly, the variations along with a separate text summary, for your observations. These drawings show what I believe Linden Homes and Bovis Homes finally hope to deliver, being acceptable in planning terms as well as meeting the resident’s aspirations, thereby capable of being granted consent. …


We invite residents to feed back your genuine questions/ concerns – in a concise way please – to the Clerk – – who will then pass on the comments in a batch to Cotswold District Council for their consideration. Please do not send them to the planning authority direct.

It is important to note that the question about potentially contaminated ground is an entirely separate matter and is still very much under review by the developers, their experts, the CDC and their consultants. We will hear more on that in due course.

HQ Office Spaces Landing Soon in Upper Rissington

Upper Rissington business owners will soon benefit from the arrival of HQ Office, providing flexible and affordable office space in what was once the Officers’ Mess at the old RAF base.

From September 2018 HQ Office will provide a new base for a community of local businesses, entrepreneurs and creatives. There will be a mixture of permanent offices, hot desks and co-working areas, as well as meeting rooms, break-out areas and a kitchen with hot coffee on tap throughout the day.

Eliminating the need to commute long distances or compete with the family when working from home, HQ will offer a local, stylish place to work and a social hub.

HQ promises a slick business operation with superfast broadband and a simple, transparent monthly fee to cover all the basic business needs and running costs. Small business owners will be able to get on growing their business with no requirement to sign a long lease, signing up with HQ for as short a period as a month or simply hot desking to break up their work routine but not their bank balance.
HQ aims to build a community of like-minded individuals in different sectors. There will be networking opportunities, link up events with local businesses and special rates to join the gym next door. At HQ there will be ample car parking and bike racks, as well as being in walking distance of the convenience store, café bar and other amenities.

For further information please contact Nick Grant on or tel: 0203 372 4773

Via press release from HQ dated 25 June 2018.

Street Lighting Improvement Works To Take Place in August

Gloucestershire County Council has been undertaking a major project to upgrade streetlighting, with the main aim being to meet its carbon reduction target of 60% by 2020.

Skanska UK PLC has been engaged to carry out these works.
Work to upgrade the lighting in residential areas has been taking place during the last 24 months . Skanska is now returning to the local area to complete these conversions along with traffic route lighting. This remaining work will include wall brackets and wooden pole-mounted units as well as heritage lanterns in some areas.

Work in Upper Rissington is expected to take place during August.

This work may necessitate the need to temporarily reduce the pavement width and to use barriers to ensure work can be carried out safely. Where wall-mounted units on private properties are to be converted, we will inform the individual owners of the necessary works, prior to starting.

During this period, on-street parking may be affected. Residents and pedestrians are asked to be patient and Skanska will do their best to minimise any inconvenience to you.

For more information about Gloucestershire’s LED street lighting programme, please visit:

Find Out What Happens To Your Food Waste

The University of Sheffield, InSinkErator ®, and Albion Water are exploring the ways that our food waste can be better managed. Victory Fields Upper Rissington is an exciting place for them to carry out research, because many of the new homes are fitted with state-of-the-art food waste disposal systems.

An open evening is being held on Tuesday 17 July from 6:30pm for the residents of Upper Rissington to learn about the research being undertaken in the local wastewater network and wastewater treatment plant by the University of Sheffield.

The aim of the research is evaluate the sewer network as an alternative route for the disposal of domestic food waste and to explore the possible benefits of this disposal route. More than 10% of all landfill in the UK comprises of food waste and in reducing the organic matter that goes into landfill, it is hoped that the negative environmental impacts, such as global warming due to the emission of methane gases, will be reduced.

Venue: Upper Rissington Village Hall

Date: Tuesday 17th July 2018

Doors Open : 6:30pm

Event: 6:45 – 8:30pm

RSVP (so they can estimate catering demand) to:
or telephone 0207 722 9034.

For more information, download the invitation and information leaflet below, and visit the website.