Notice of Vacancy – 10 January 2020

Another vacancy has arisen on the parish council due to the resignation of Ben Pavord.

The process is that if 10 residents request an election by Thursday 30 January, then that is how the seat will be filled. If an election is not called then the Parish Council may fill this vacancy (and only this vacancy) by co-option.

As an election was called for the previous vacancies, that is how they must be filled.

Notice of Vacancy below.


General Election: Statement of Persons Nominated

The time for nominations to be submitted for the parliamentary election has now passed. There are 4 candidates in the Cotswolds constituency.

The Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll give full details.


Further information about the election can be found on Cotswold District Council’s (CDC) website

The next deadline for the election is the close of postal vote applications and registering to vote on Tuesday 26th November.

Get Ready For The Parliamentary Election on 12 December

The Parliamentary election process officially starts today with the publication of the Notice of Election.


Voting at these elections

Anyone eligible to vote at the election on 12 December will receive a poll card soon. Please check your details are correct when the card arrives.

Anyone who lives in the Constituency but is not registered should do so as soon as possible. The deadline to register is midnight on 26 November. To register, visit Register to vote.

If you can’t get to the polling station on election day, you may vote at these elections by post or proxy (where someone else votes for you). To vote by post or proxy, you must apply to your local Electoral Registration Office.

For more details on your voting options, please visit How to Vote.

For the latest information on the current and future elections in Cotswold District please view:


Notice of Election for Two Seats on The Parish Council

The notice of election to fill two vacancies on Upper Rissington Parish Council has been published. Nomination papers are available to download below and the elections team can supply paper copies on request.

Completed nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Returning Officer at the offices of Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester GL7 1PX on any working day between 9am and 5pm and no later than 4pm on Friday 15 November 2019.

If the election is contested, then a poll will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019 – that’s the same day as the General Election.

Please see the notice of election for details.


Completing the nomination papers

The pack includes nomination and consent forms. To stand in the election, a candidate must be nominated by two people on the electoral register for the parish. The consent form requires your name, address, electoral roll number and a declaration of eligibility. If you don’t already know the electoral roll numbers, then Cotswold District Council’s elections team can look them up for you. The Electoral Commission has published guidance on how to complete the declaration, which is reproduced below. It is advisable to complete as many sections of the declaration that apply. While this may appear onerous, it isn’t as difficult as it seems. The elections team will assist where they can, and could check the validity of your form electronically in order to save wasted journeys  – just scan and send a copy to


Want to know more about what is involved in being a councillor? The website has lots of useful information. Please contact the Clerk or any member of the parish council with any questions.