An Update on the Play Park Phase Two

Great news! We are expecting the second phase of the play park renovation to get underway on Monday 19 November. This phase will see two new sets of swings installed along with new fencing and a 30m zip-wire just outside the park.

In the meantime, the Council has removed the seats from the cradle and flat swings, as these items were flagged as moderate risk in the safety inspection. As they are due to be replaced within the next month, it would not be cost effective to repair them.


Notice of Election – Nominations By 23 August – Updated

Update 28 August: No nominations have been received and so the election will need to be rerun with a new date.

Following the resignation of Marc Buffery, a notice of election for one councillor has been issued.

Anyone wishing to stand as a candidate at this election must complete and return a nomination paper by 4 pm on Thursday 23 August 2018. These are available to download below.

If the election is contested, a poll will take place on Thursday 20 September 2018.


New Playground Construction Work About To Start

Back in June the Parish Council placed an order with HAGS for phase one of the play park renovation. The new equipment includes two new climbing frames – one for toddlers and one for school-age children – a spinning bowl, seesaw and trampoline.

The project has been slightly delayed, for reasons beyond our control, but we are pleased that installation is now going ahead.

Contractors will arrive on Tuesday 14 August to start clearing the site, and work will continue for about 3 weeks.

Access to the play park will be  from the nearest entrance, off Farman Crescent, and we would appreciate your cooperation in keeping the cul de sac clear of parked cars so that the play equipment installers can carry on with their work and there is no risk of damage to resident’s vehicles.

The existing play park will be closed during the construction works. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but think the end result will be worth waiting for! Click on the image for a larger view of how the play park will look when phase one is completed.

HAGS – Phase One Visual

If you have any questions or concerns about the installation, please contact the Clerk:

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.