The Official Upper Rissington Parish Council Website Cheltenham
Upper Rissington Parish Council website
The Parish Council is made up of volunteers who live in the village, who give up some of their free time to help make the village a better place.
The Official Upper Rissington Parish Council Website Cheltenham
Upper Rissington Parish Council website
The street names give a clue to the village's former life, having names such as Sopwith Road and Avro Road.
The Official Upper Rissington Parish Council Website Cheltenham
Upper Rissington Parish Council website
The village is the most populous area of the 'Rissingtons' electoral ward.
The Official Upper Rissington Parish Council Website Cheltenham
Upper Rissington Parish Council website
There is also a village green, children's play area community hall, hairdressers and gym.
The Official Upper Rissington Parish Council Website Cheltenham
Upper Rissington Parish Council website
This ward starts in the south at Great Rissington and stretches north to Icomb.
The Official Upper Rissington Parish Council Website Cheltenham
Upper Rissington Parish Council website
The total population for Great Rissington taken at the 2011 census was 2,103.
The Official Upper Rissington Parish Council Website Cheltenham
Upper Rissington Parish Council website
Our official population from the 2011 census was quoted at 1,046.
The Official Upper Rissington Parish Council Website Cheltenham
Upper Rissington Parish Council website
Attractions such as the Cotswold Wild Life Park near Burford and Bourton-on-the-Water are all within easy reach by car.
The Official Upper Rissington Parish Council Website Cheltenham
Upper Rissington Parish Council website
Much of Upper Rissington is a conservation area and the village lies within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Notice of Vacancy July 2018

Following the resignation of Marc Buffery, there is a vacancy on the Parish Council.

The process is that if 10 residents request an election by 30 July, 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, and will invite interested local residents to contact us for details.

Please see the attached notice for details.

The Sky’s The Limit | Support PCSO Andrea Shutt & Research into Motor Neurone Disease

Andrea is a well-known PCSO in the Cotswolds with boundless enthusiasm and high levels of self-motivation that inspires her colleagues of all ranks to try and be as good as she is!

Very sadly, Andrea has just recently been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. This is devastating news for Andrea, her family, and her friends in the Force and the communities she serves so diligently.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) describes a group of diseases that affect the nerves (motor neurones) in the brain and spinal cord (the ones that tell your muscles what to do). With MND, messages from these nerves gradually stop reaching the muscles, leading them to weaken, stiffen and waste.

MND is life-shortening and there is no cure. Although the disease will progress, symptoms can be managed to help achieve the best possible quality of life.

In Andrea’s case the disease is advancing rapidly and already having a major impact on her life and simple daily life tasks are becoming increasingly challenging for her.

Despite the shock of this news and the personal challenges she is facing Andrea remains at work and very much in control of her area.

Andrea doesn’t want extended sympathy or personal financial support but she does want to raise awareness of this disease and to support research into it. To do this she is completing her own fund raising with the help of a local Cotswolds company, AeroSuperBatics. They’ve presented Andrea with an opportunity to complete a wing walk. Andrea, maintaining her ethos of the sky is the limit, has accepted this challenge!

Not content with doing this on her own she has invited me (her boss) to take to the sky with her. In order to make it even more terrifying, she will be doing a ‘loop the loop’ whilst strapped on top of the plane!

Time is of the essence for Andrea so this event is taking place on Wednesday 18 July at 3pm at AeroSuperBatics, RFC Rendcomb, The Whiteway, Cirencester, GL7 7DF.

You can really help Andrea to raise much needed funds for further research into Motor Neurone Disease by donating to her just giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andreashutt

Thank you so much for your support.

Insp Karen Ellis, Cotswolds LPA inspector

News via Your Community Alerts & Gloucestershire Police

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.

Survey: How Could The Waste & Recycling Service Be Improved?

  • What would encourage you to recycle more?
  • How often would you like your recycling to be collected?

These are just some of the questions in a survey that Cotswold District Council has launched today to gather views about the sort of waste and recycling service that is the best fit for the District and also the County as a whole.

Service provider Ubico Ltd needs to replace its existing fleet of kerbside collection vehicles during 2019 as the current ones will be at the end of their service life. Improvements in technology should mean that the new vehicles will offer smarter and more efficient ways of collecting recycling and we are seeking the views of residents to help us maximise the benefits of these advances.

Cllr Sue Coakley, CDC Cabinet Member for Environment, commented: “We have a great opportunity to improve our kerbside waste and recycling services in line with the needs of people across the District.  We plan to gather customer feedback on the current service and suggestions for improvement.  This will enable us to come up with new ways to deliver the service so that we can reduce the amount of residual waste going to landfill and increase recycling.  The introduction of a better system will also help us keep down the cost of Council Tax.”

The survey is available now – see
www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SRM7M3M
– and will run until the end of Friday 20 July.

With the continued housing growth across the District, the Council is also reviewing collection rounds so that the new vehicles can be used as efficiently as possible.  This could involve changes to some collection days as part of the introduction of the new service.

Cllr Coakley explained: “There have been significant changes to the distribution of housing in some parts of the District over the last decade.  We altered several rounds in 2016 to accommodate those changes and the optimisation exercise went very smoothly, thanks to the support of residents. The distribution of recently built and planned housing continues to affect the make-up of waste and recycling collection rounds and we believe there is scope for further route alterations to increase efficiency.  It is probable that this will result in changes to some collection days.  When this occurs, we will again ensure that everyone is fully informed and understands the new collection arrangements.”

Via press release from Cotswold District Council on 2 July 2018