Make A Change, Become a Parish Councillor

An election has been called to fill the four vacancies on Upper Rissington Parish Council and the council is calling on residents who are passionate about their community to stand.

Nomination papers are available to download below and the elections team can supply paper copies on request. To stand for election you must be over 18 AND a British, Commonwealth or EU citizen AND live or work in the parish or within 3 miles of it on the day of your election.

Completed nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Returning Officer at the offices of Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1PX on any working day (excluding bank holidays) between the hours of 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and no later than 4pm on Friday 20 September 2019.

Details of the candidates that have nominated will be published after 4 pm on Friday 20 September 2019.

If the election is contested, a poll will take place on Thursday 17 October 2019.

Please see the notice of election for details.

Questions about the elections process should be directed to the elections team: elections@cotswold.gov.uk.

Any questions about the parish council, please contact the Clerk: clerk@upperrissington-pc.gov.uk.

 

 

 

Notice of Vacancy – 3rd September 2019

Another vacancy has arisen on the parish council due to the resignation of Martin Johnstone, bringing the total number of vacancies on the parish council to four.

The process is that if 10 residents request an election by Monday 23 September, then that is how the seat will be filled. If an election is not called then the Parish Council may fill the vacancy by co-option.

The third vacancy was advertised last week, with the earlier deadline of Wednesday 18 September.

The district council said if any requests for election could come through to them quickly (by 10 September), they would be able to tie all four current vacancies together on the same election date.

Requests should include each elector’s name, address and signature, and should be sent to the Returning Officer at Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester GL7 1PX.

Please see the notice of vacancy for details.

 

Notice of Vacancy – August 2019

There are now two vacancies on the parish council, following the resignations of Jerry Flint and Myrddin Roberts. A new notice has been issued combining both vacancies.

The process is that if 10 residents request an election by Wednesday 28 August, then that is how the seat will be filled. If an election is not called then the Parish Council may fill the vacancy by co-option.

Please see the attached notice for details.

 

Summer Childrens’ Activities For The Rissingtons

Upper Rissington Parish Council is partnering with World Jungle to offer children’s activities in the Rissingtons villages over the summer, grant aided by Cotswold District Council.

The activities will all take place at Upper Rissington Village Hall, Wellington Road GL54 2QW. Outdoor events will take place behind the Village Hall if the weather is kind, and move indoors if necessary.

No booking required, simply turn up.