Elections & Vacancies

Upper Rissington Parish Council could have 11 members, currently there are 8 members in office.

Ordinary local council elections take place every four years. The most recent election took place in May 2019 and the next are due in 2023. Vacancies that occur between ordinary elections can be filled by election, if residents want an election, or co-option.


  • Vacancy for Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer
    Click: Closing date: 29th January 2021. The position of Full-time position of Clerk RFO vacancy The role of Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer is being advertised by Upper Rissington Parish …
  • 2nd Councillor vacancy for the Parish Council
    Click: Please see the notice below from Cotswold District Council: Click to view the Vacancy Document. NOTICE is given that, due to the resignation of Russell McCann, a vacancy has arisen for a …
  • Get Ready For The Parliamentary Election on 12 December
    Click: The Parliamentary election process officially starts today with the publication of the Notice of Election.   Voting at these elections Anyone eligible to vote at the election on 12 …
  • Local Election Results 2nd May 2019
    Click: District and parish council elections took place across the Cotswold District on Thursday 2 May 2019 and the results are now in.   The outgoing parish councillors retire and new …
  • Cast Your Vote On 2nd May 2019
    Click: District and parish elections will be take place across the Cotswold District on Thursday 2 May 2019. The polling station for residents of the parish of Upper Rissington is the Village Hall, …
  • Get Ready for the European Election on 23 May
    Click: Voting for the European Parliament will take place on 23 May 2019. Cotswold District is part of the South West Region of the UK, which will return six MEPs. The relevant Notice of Election has …
  • Register by 12 April to Vote in the Local Elections!
    Click: Release date: 5 April On Thursday 2 May 2019 people across the Cotswolds will go to the polls to vote in elections for District and Parish/Town Councils. Cotswold District Council is urging …
  • Elections May 2019: Statement of Persons Nominated
    Click: Exciting news – there will be a contested election for Upper Rissington Parish Council on Thursday 2nd May. The Statement of Persons Nominated shows who is standing as a candidate in the …
  • Cotswold District, Town & Parish Council Elections – Notice Of Election
    Click: The Notices of Election for the District and Town/Parish elections on 2nd May 2019 have been published. There are 11 seats up for election on Upper Rissington Parish Council. If you would like …
  • Upper Rissington Parish Council Will Increase To 11 Councillors From May
    Click: At their meeting yesterday, members of Cotswold District Council voted unanimously in favour of the Parish Council being increased from 7 to 11 councillors without warding at the May …

Interested in being a councillor?

Councillors must be:

  • Aged 18 or over;
  • A citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, EU or Ireland;
  • On the electoral roll, or reside in the parish, or own land or work in or within 3 miles of the parish;
  • Not disqualified from holding public office.

They should:

  • Be able to attend regular evening meetings (one meeting per month plus others as required);
  • Be interested in local issues, preferably not just a single issue;
  • Have an understanding and willingness to represent the views of the whole community; and
  • Have a willingness to be a professional and effective councillor.

Please contact the council if you would like to find out more about being a councillor and working for your community.

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