Find Out What Happens To Your Food Waste

The University of Sheffield, InSinkErator®, and Albion Water are exploring the ways that our food waste can be better managed. Victory Fields Upper Rissington is an exciting place for them to carry out research, because many of the new homes are fitted with state-of-the-art food waste disposal systems.

An open evening is being held on Tuesday 17 July from 6:30pm for the residents of Upper Rissington to learn about the research being undertaken in the local wastewater network and wastewater treatment plant by the University of Sheffield.

The aim of the research is evaluate the sewer network as an alternative route for the disposal of domestic food waste and to explore the possible benefits of this disposal route. More than 10% of all landfill in the UK comprises of food waste and in reducing the organic matter that goes into landfill, it is hoped that the negative environmental impacts, such as global warming due to the emission of methane gases, will be reduced.

Venue: Upper Rissington Village Hall

Date: Tuesday 17th July 2018

Doors Open : 6:30pm

Event: 6:45 – 8:30pm

RSVP (so they can estimate catering demand) to:
or telephone 0207 722 9034.

For more information, download the invitation and information leaflet below, and visit the website.

Heatwave Health Warning for the South West

The Met Office has issued a Level 3 (heatwave action) heat health alert for the South West and South East of the country until 2100 on Tuesday 3 July.

With these high temperatures forecast, Public Health England (PHE) is again taking the chance to remind people to look after themselves and others who may be at risk.

When temperatures climb to the sorts of levels seen in many parts of the country some people can struggle to cope. The over 65s, young children and those with heart and lung conditions can all find normal activities a strain when temperatures get this high.

The top ways for staying safe in the heat are to:

  •  look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions
  • close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors
  • drink plenty of water as sugary, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks can make you more dehydrated
  • never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
  • try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm
  • take care and follow local safety advice, if you are going into the water to cool down
  • walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat, if you have to go out in the heat
  • avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day
  • wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes
  • make sure you take water with you, if you are travelling.

Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know can be found on NHS Choices . Seek help from your GP or NHS 111 if you or someone you know is feeling unwell.

Rotary in The Rissingtons

Graham Odgen of the Rotary Club North Cotswolds made a short presentation at the Annual Parish Meeting about the chance to start up a new “Rotary in the Rissingtons”.

Come along to Upper Rissington Village Hall at 11am on Saturday 21 April to learn more about the Rotary Club and what volunteering could do for you and your community.

Rotary is an organisation established in 1905 which has 1.2 million members worldwide with 50,000 in Great Britain and Ireland.

  • One of the main reason for clubs to exist is to provide help and support to their local community through service and finance.
  • A range of schemes help young people develop their skills and talents. These include young chef, youth speaks, young writer and young photographer. There is also the Rotary Young Leader Award that helps teenagers develop teamwork and leadership.
  • Nothing is ruled out and existing projects across England include those for the elderly, the disabled and the lonely.
  • There is an international dimension and Rotary works to address the humanitarian challenges of water provision, education, disease prevention and the promotion of peace overseas.
  • It has been at the forefront of putting plans in pace to rid the world of polio. There has been a reduction in the incidence of the disease of 99.9% since 1979.
  • Each club is part of an established network which has access to information on many projects. There is support, guidance and advice from people in the organisation when required. Just ask!
  • Funds from Rotary’s own charity, The Rotary Foundation, can be used to provide financial support for projects. Clubs also raise money to help to fund its range of projects.
  • Being a Rotarian is helps people to meet, have fun and make friends whilst making a positive difference.

The Rissingtons Oil Buying Group (TROG)

At a recent Little Rissington PC meeting, the subject of heating oil and discount buying came up. We attach details of The Rissingtons Oil Buying Group (TROG) that has been run for some time by John Smith of Great Rissington.

Please note that to get any additional benefit it is necessary to contact John so as to get a registration number that he will pass on to the company so the discount can be obtained.