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)

Table Tennis Table in Play Park

At the Annual Parish Meeting, the Parish Council advised they had budgeted to provide additional facilities in the Village.  The first of these is a concrete table tennis table to be sited on the green space between Bristol and Wright Roads – a plan is attached showing the approximate location.  This will be free to use by everyone.  The Council has approved this, subject to final quotes for durable               matting at the table ends, and we will have it installed as soon as     possible.

Proposed location for the Table Tennis Table

A picture of the table is available on the suppliers website:  http://www.concretesports.co.uk/products/concrete-tennis-tables/

Green Spaces

Over the years, there has been much confusion over who owns what land in the old part of the village. Ownership and responsibility for maintenance was unclear, with the PC maintaining some land it did not own and other areas falling between the gaps.  Many           residents believed the land contained within title number GR188628, currently owned by Bradford Property Trust (BPT), had been transferred to the PC back in the early 2000’s – but this was not the case ( details of title number GR188628 can be found under ‘PC documents’).  In order to protect the spaces contained within GR188628, the Council has approached BPT and is negotiating to buy that land for £1 (plus will make a contribution to BPT’s legal fees).  This will give certainty over the ownership and on-going maintenance, as well as preventing any future development of that land.  It is anticipated the Council will be approving this at the           September PC meeting.
Please contact the clerk if you would like to make any comment on this proposed acquisition.

Quad Bike Thefts

Please see the following alert from Gloucestershire Police:

Further thefts of Quad bikes across the North Cotswolds

During the night of 1st / 2nd August 2017, there were a further three quad bike thefts across the North Cotswolds. The first was of a green Suzuki 400 ASI stolen from a locked shed near Northleach. The second was of a Red Honda 500 TRX FM5 also stolen from a locked building. A BSA short air rifle with a thick silencer was also taken during this offence. The third was a Red Honda 500 stolen without a battery from an unlocked building near Swell. The properties targeted are likely to have been reconnoitred prior to the breaks. It is also suspected that, as one of the quads had no battery, the perpetrators, after breaking in, are removing the quad bikes in a van or small truck.

If you have any information regarding these incidents, or any suspicious activity, please report the matter to the police by ringing 101 or by email to 101@gloucestershire.police.uk 

 

Dog Waste Bins

It has been brought to the attention of the Parish Council that the newly-installed dog/litter bins have apparently been sited in              inappropriate positions.

The Parish Council had no involvement in choosing the location of these new bins, but is working with Cotswold District Council to        establish what has happened and how the situation can be                         remedied.

Concerns have been raised regarding bins in Squirrel Close and Godfrey Place, but please contact the clerk if there are concerns with any other locations.