Have Your Say On Expansion Of The Rissington School

Gloucestershire County Council and The Rissington School are consulting on plans to expand their intake of pupils from the 2019/20 school year.

The school currently has one form of entry, which provides places for 210 pupils. Adding another half form of entry would see that increase to 315 over the course of six years until 2025.

As part of the county council’s statutory duties, the council must make sure that there are enough primary school places to meet demand.

The new housing development in The Rissington School’s catchment area has meant there are now more under-fives living nearby. To help meet this demand in the short term, an extra 15 places were created in Reception for September 2018 on a temporary basis but the growth is expected to continue.

Now, the county council in agreement with the headteacher and governors of The Rissington Primary School, is consulting on proposals to permanently expand the school from September 2019.

Cllr Lynden Stowe, cabinet member for growth, skills and the economy at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “It’s important that we have enough good and outstanding school places available, and by expanding popular schools we can help to meet the demand. These proposals would help us to do that.

“We want to hear from as many people as possible. Whether you’re the parent of a current pupil of the school, or if you have children that would be starting school in the coming years – have your say.”

Cllr Nigel Moor, county councillor for Stow-on-the-Wold, said: “This is exciting news for The Rissington School, and I’m pleased expansion is being looked into. This is the chance for local people to have their say on the proposals. You can do it online or get hold of a paper copy from the school.”

The consultation launch runs until Friday 22nd June 2018.

You can leave your views here:  www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/rissington/.

The Rissington Primary school will be holding a drop in session for anyone who would like more information on Tuesday 5th June 2018 from 3pm – 6pm.

A final decision on the proposals will be made in the autumn.

Via press release from Gloucestershire County Council, 21 May 2018

Come and View the Play Park Proposals on Tuesday 22 May

Yesterday was the deadline for the return of bids for the tender for new play park equipment. 10 bids were received in all.

So that the community has a chance to see and comment on the range of designs, the Parish Council will be holding a drop-in session in the village hall on Tuesday 22 May from 3:30pm to 5pm.

Most bidders supplied glossy posters with 3D visuals of their design. The gallery on this page shows eight of them. One bidder did not supply 3D visuals and another did not supply their design electronically, so we have been unable to include them here.

The Parish Council will hold an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday 23 May to consider the bids. (View the Agenda)

Parish Council Grant Scheme 2018-19 Is Now Open

Each year Upper Rissington Parish Council allocates money to be awarded in grants to organisations for projects or events that will be of benefit to the residents of the parish.

The grant funding made available is allowed under Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 which empowers the Council to spend some of its money, subject to limits, on any purpose that it considers to be “in the interests of, and will bring direct benefit to, their area, or any part of it, or all or some of its inhabitants”.

Applications for the financial year 2018/19 are now open.

Grant applications will be considered three times a year, in July, November, and March, by the Council as a whole.

You can find more information, including the application deadlines,  in the notes and application form below.


Please contact the Clerk if you have any questions.

Police Alert About Criminal Damage in Upper Rissington

Gloucestershire police incident 137 12/05/18

Police have received a report of graffiti being sprayed at various locations around Upper Rissington overnight Friday 11th – Saturday 12th May [including, sadly, the Village Hall].

The word sprayed in black paint is ” I N O L I “. This is called a graffiti tag. Police are asking local residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

Police are also interested if any empty spray cans are found in the area. If so please do not touch and we will retrieve them for any potential evidence.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 or email 101@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk quoting the incident number.

A second police alert has been received about suspicious males selling mattresses door to door in Upper Rissington.

Gloucestershire police incident 362 11/05/18

Police have received a report of a White Mercedes Sprinter Van registration KV16 BWG with a white male selling mattresses door to door in Upper Rissington on Friday 11th May at 6:00pm

The sales man has initially said the mattresses are free. Once the residents have become interested in taking one he has told them they cost £199.

Thankfully no one has bought any items from this male.

Police advise the public not to buy any items from door to door sales persons. They could be eyeing up your property for a potential burglary or other crime.

Anyone with any information or who has had a similar experience recently is asked to report this to us by calling 101 or email 101@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk quoting the incident number.