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Community Governance Review Drop-In On 30 January

Community Governance Review? What’s that all about then?

You may recall that Cotswold District Council wrote to all households in Upper Rissington last year seeking feedback on the future of Upper Rissington Parish Council. Currently the Council has seven members; a request has been made to increase the number of councillors to nine or 11 and to consider introducing warding.

The initial consultation did not lead to any clear view from residents on either future councillor numbers or the introduction of parish warding. The consultation has now been re-opened for further comment – until 18th February.

In addition, CDC will be holding an exhibition/drop-in session between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday 30th January 2019 in the Community Room at Upper Rissington Village Hall. Nigel Adams, Electoral Services Officer for Cotswold District Council, will be on hand to answer all your questions and listen to your views about the future of the Parish Council.

A letter has been sent to all households in the Parish by first class post – a copy is attached below for your information.

To comment on the review, you may complete the consultation comments form (below), or email or write to Nigel Adams directly, at the CDC Offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester, GL7 1PX.

If you have already submitted a response to the review, and your views have not changed, then you do not need to do anything – your views will be taken into account when CDC considers the options.

Upper Rissington By-Election On 21 February 2019

Details of a by-election to fill the remaining two vacant seats on Upper Rissington Parish Council have been announced.

Nominations are now open and completed nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Returning Officer at the offices of Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1PX by no later than 4 pm on Friday 25 January 2019.

If the seats are contested, then a poll will take place on Thursday 21 February 2019.

More details and a nomination pack are available below.

Please contact the elections team with any questions about the elections process: elections@cotswold.gov.uk.

If you would like to find out more about being a councillor, then the clerk would be pleased to hear from you: clerk@upperrissington-pc.gov.uk.

Notice of Election for Two Councillors – Nominations By 9 November

An election for TWO Parish Councillors for Upper Rissington Parish Council will take place on Thursday 6 December.

The Notice of Election has now been published and nomination papers are available to download.  Paper copies can be obtained from the office of the Returning Officer at Cotswold District Council.

Anyone wishing to stand as a candidate at this election must complete and return a nomination paper by 4pm on Friday 9 November 2018. Please contact the Elections Team if you need any information or assistance, on 01285 623002 or elections@cotswold.gov.uk.

Applications to register to vote at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Council Offices by midnight on Tuesday 20 November 2018.