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)

GCC Consultation – Reshaping Services for Families with Young Children

A message from Cotswold District Council

GCC Consultation – Reshaping Services for Families with Young Children – coonsultation closes 11th April

Gloucestershire County Council is currently reviewing its provision of Children and Family Centres (which are staffed by health and social care professionals) across the county.  The consultation document “Reshaping services for families with young children” is currently available at http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/extra/birth-11-pre-engagement.  This service needs to be reduced in response to budget cuts, but we have noted that the proposals for Cotswold District would remove 80% of the provision, leaving us with only one centre in Cirencester.  This means that many families in pockets of deprivation in the north of our district – who are the very people that this service is targeted to reach – will be more than 30 miles from the only Centre staffed by County professionals.  As Cirencester has no public transport links with the north, the Centre would be inaccessible for many families from that part of the district.  The Council is urging GCC to reconsider the equity of these proposed cuts, especially since areas such as Gloucester City will retain almost 50% of their current service whilst they also benefit from much better public transport services.

Badham Pharmacy Appeal – a message from Cllr MacKenzie-Charrington

Push for Pharmacy Services in Upper Rissington.

You may well be aware that Badham Pharmacies are trying to get consent from NHS England to open at Village Square, Upper Rissington. An appeal is being launched against the recent refusal that in effect stated that the area is well served with pharmacies. We contend that by the time all the new houses in Victory Fields and those opposite off Sandy Lane, a total of 421 new homes, are completed within the next 18 months that there will be a much needed pharmacy facility in this hugely expanded community.

To assist in the appeal please:

  • Complete this survey on-line https://goo.gl/nNrABa or
  • Complete and return a paper copy which can be found at the Co-op, the school or the Upper Rissington Village Hall Parish Office
  • Forward this e-mail to anyone you know within the 4 Rissington villages who you believe would either benefit from the new service or simply support Upper Rissington becoming more sustainable – helping to reduce the reliance on cars and the pressure on our congested narrow roads
  • Parish Clerks to upload the survey onto their village websites and add the topic to their forthcoming Agendas

COMPLETED SURVEYS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY SUNDAY 17th APRIL

Peter Badham of Badham Pharmacies is delighted to help anyone who has questions with regard to the survey or wanting to know more about the services that Badham Pharmacies wish to offer. Please call him on 07837 513492.

Thank you for your support,

Mark
Cllr Mark MacKenzie-Charrington
Cotswold District Councillor to The Rissingtons
Greenfields
Little Rissington
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL54 2NA