Road Closures for CarriageWay Patching, Upper Rissington – Updated

We have been informed about planned roadworks on a number of roads in Upper Rissington in the coming months: Sopwith Road, Farman Crescent, Hawker Square, Bleriot Road, Snipe Road, and Grebe Square.  A plan of the scheme is shown below.

These roads will be closed at some point between 1st April 2019 and the 30th September 2019, to allow contractors, working on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council, to carry out carriageway surfacing works. Please note that the time allowed for completion of the scheme has been extended.

In addition, County Councillor Nigel Moor has agreed to allocate funding from the ‘Local Highways’ budget in the current financial year (by the end of March 2020) towards repairs of Wright Road, Wright Close and north Sopwith Road.

Notification of actual dates will be given on site at least a week before – and we will pass along details when available.


Reminder: #UpperRissington Road Closure 18 To 22 March

Carriageway resurfacing work is due to take place from 18th March – 22nd March.  A complete road closure will be in place 0700 – 1900 whilst the work is being carried out.

As you can see, the closure covers much of the road around the village – residents will only be able to enter and leave from the southern-most point on Mitchell Way or from Bristol Road in the north. There will be no access to the Bourton Road going West.

Road closure extent for 3/138 Upper Rissington
Road closure extent for 3/138 Upper Rissington

The letter below was sent to all households in the village. Also shown is the official diversion via Bourton and Great Rissington.


For scheme details and updates, please visit

Gloucestershire County Council’s Budget 2019/20 Consultation is Live

Gloucestershire County Council is asking residents to give feedback on next year’s budget proposals which focus on vulnerable children and adults, as well as better roads in Gloucestershire.

The draft 2019/20 budget includes proposals to invest £11 million into children’s services as part of a £15 million overall revenue budget increase and further capital investment of £179 million for schools, community facilities and our highways. The budget also allocates funding for the second year of a three-year £30,000 commitment per councillor to allow each councillor to make community-based investments.

All budget proposals and recommended council tax levels are subject to the final decision of the County Council on 13 February 2019 – which will be webcast online.

Give feedback on these proposals here:

You can read more information about the County Council’s budget proposals on its website:

The consultation will be open until 5pm on 21st January 2019.

It’s important that Gloucestershire residents, community groups and organisations have their say – so please share this information as widely as you can.


Midweek Closure Days For County Recycling Centres

From 28th October Gloucestershire County Council Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) will be closed one day mid-week, either on a Tuesday, a Wednesday or a Thursday.

As the evenings get colder and darker, the HRCs across the county receive almost 30 per cent less waste and recycling. In order to reflect this and save taxpayers money, HRCs will be open from 10am until 4pm, six days a week.

On Tuesdays, Fosse Cross (Cirencester) and Oak Quarry (Coleford) will be closed. On Wednesdays, Pyke Quarry (Horsley near Stroud) and Wingmoor Farm (Bishops Cleeve) will be closed. On Thursdays, Hempsted (Gloucester) will be closed.

Gloucestershire County Council has collected data from recycling centres and this told us that midweek is the quieter period at our sites. This closure rota also means HRCs in the county will still be open on Bank Holiday Mondays and Good Friday, which are especially busy periods at the sites.

Cllr Nigel Moor, cabinet member responsible for household recycling centres at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “I would like to reassure residents that we have considered a wide range of options. We need to make sure tax payers’ money is spent wisely, while making sure our HRCs are open when people need them.

“We have made sure residents will have a reasonable alternative recycling centre with this closure pattern, by closing sites at opposite sides of the county. We will be monitoring the new opening arrangements and how the sites are used.”

More information on the closure days, new seasonal times and your nearest alternative site can be found online at

Issued by Gloucestershire County Council Communications Team