Changes To Food Waste Collections

New waste and recycling services start soon and will require residents to separate their food and garden waste using new outdoor food waste bins.

New food waste bins are being delivered to all households.

If you haven’t received your new food waste bin by 06 March, then please contact Cotswold District Council.

Food waste will be collected weekly from 18 March. Food waste will not be accepted in your garden waste bin after this date.

Any bins found containing food waste will not be emptied. Collection crews will check and if they find food waste in your garden bins, they won’t be able to collect them.

Food waste will be sent to anaerobic digestion while garden waste will be composted. Anerobic digestion reaches high temperatures that kill germs, while composting does not. If garden waste is contaminated by food, then there is a greater risk of spreading diseases.

All your questions about the new service answered.

Help Us Create A Community Emergency Plan

A gas leak earlier in the year highlighted how important it is to be prepared in case of an emergency. Two air ambulances were brought in to evacuate casualties, and the Village Hall was available as a refuge for people unable to return to their homes until the area was declared safe.

The parish council is setting up a group to produce a Community Emergency Plan. This document will identify what is needed to help local residents respond to and recover from an emergency.

Do you have skills or resources that would help the community in an emergency? Are you willing to lend your time to help create or co-ordinate the plan? If so then please contact the clerk:

New Grit Bins In Upper Rissington

After an icy start to the day, it’s snowing! Though the snow is not likely to settle, more cold weather is forecast later in the month.

Grit/salt is available for residents to use on the adopted roads around the village to help keep them free from ice and snow.

The Parish Council has recently purchased and installed several new grit bins, doubling the number of grit bins in the original village.

The new bins can be found:

  • On Siskin Road, opposite the junction with Bristol Road,
  • On Sopwith Road, opposite the Old Co-op,
  • On the south-east corner of Hawker Square, and
  • On Grebe Square, at the entrance to the playing field, which also links to the alleyway leading to Lancaster Drive.

A map of all the parish-owned grit bins is included below.

The grit is supplied by the County Council.  Please use the grit sparingly and only on roads – not on private drives as you can be prosecuted for that. If the grit starts to run low, then please feed that information back to the parish council. Contact


As the road adoption process for Mitchel Way and the other roads in the new part of the village isn’t concluded yet, the developers are still responsible for those grit bins in those areas – which are yellow (the parish-owned ones are green). There is also a grit bin on Wellington Road, but it is locked because it contains a private supply.

Please also see our Winter Weather Information.

X-Ray Services At North Cotswolds Hospital

District Councillor Alison Coggins for Moreton West ward has set up a petition to campaign to “Save the North Cotswold Hospital X-Ray services”, which have been cut from 30 hours per week to 8.

Without the X-ray service at the North Cotswold Hospital, Upper Rissington residents will have to travel to Cheltenham, Gloucester or Cirencester to check minor injuries and have routine X-rays.

A petition has been set up to reverse this decision, which has already reached more than 5,000 signatures, and so the issue will be debated on 15 January 2019 at the Health & Care Overview & Scrutiny Committee at Gloucestershire County Council.

The attached letter and update explain.