Officers Mess named Lutyens Court???

Unfortunately, because of misinformation spread by a local estate agents magazine article it would appear the Officers Mess Main building (Phase 6), is going to be called Lutyens Court. Sir Edwin Lutyens categorically did not design this building as mentioned […]

The “Rissington River”

Just in case anyone wasn’t aware, I would like to report that Upper Rissington has a River on top of the “Bunds”. Unsure what type of fishing is available, Trout or Salmon. Of course as we all know, water should […]

Sqn Ldr George “Johnny” Johnson DFM RAF (Ret’d)

Squadron Leader George ‘Johnny’ Johnson MBE DFM RAF (Ret’d), the last surviving British member of the Dambuster Raid, visited RAF Brize Norton on the 9th January 2018. Proudly wearing his newly awarded MBE, Johnny visited RAF Brize Norton to be […]

The Audio Minutes from the Jan PC meeting.

Thus is the audio file from the Parish Council Meeting in January. January Audio File A very interesting meeting, which I will add comments later here. One very interesting point and just shows how the Chairmans mind works. He was […]

Parish Council Vacancy (URPC)

If anyone in the parish would like an election to fill the vacancy, they will need to collect 10 signatures and send them to the Returning Officer at Cotswold District Council by 30 January 2018. All signatories must be on […]

NDP Update

Source: Julia Sibun (NDP) Response to Questionnaire We had an excellent response to the completion of the Neighbourhood Development Plan Questionnaire.  A number of residents indicated against some of the categories i.e. green spaces, recreation areas and countryside access that […]

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP knighted.

Source: Cotswold Journal. THE Cotswold MP has been given a knighthood for his services to political and public service. It means that Geoffrey Clifton-Brown will now be referred to as Sir Geoffrey. He was first elected as an MP in […]

Bird Boxes and the cold snap.

Bird Box above – just bought 3 for our garden. The information below is from the RSPB. Met Office predict freezing temperatures in some parts of the UK this week As birds struggle to survive the cold snap, your garden […]

CDC – Planning fees set to increase by 20%

Planning fees set to increase by 20% Release date: 4 January 2018 In line with new government regulations, Cotswold District Council will be introducing a 20% increase in planning fees from Wednesday 17 January.  Planning applications submitted before 17 January […]

Neighbourhood Development Plan Consultation

Cotswold District Council Press Release date: 3 January 2018 Source Document. Upper Rissington Parish Council has submitted a proposal to Cotswold District Council to designate a ‘neighbourhood area’ for the village – an important formal stage in setting up a Neighbourhood […]

An opportunity to comment on the County Council Spending for 2018-19

Below is a copy of the post by the URPC Clerk, the source document is from Gloucestershire County Council press release, on 20th December 2017. Council welcomes Local Government Finance Settlement. Proposed changes to the way local government is funded […]

UR GRIT Bins (Revised)

Happy New Year everyone. Just thought I would endeavour to explain the Grit Bin situation from my understanding. Salt is provided for the Highways and not for personal pathways. There are three areas of coverage: 1) Old Village: Grit Bins […]

Parish Council Meeting – 10th Jan 2018

What: Upper Rissington Parish Council Meeting When: 10th January at 7:30pm When: 19:30 Agenda:  Agenda Parish Council Meeting – 10th January 2018 Minutes : Parish Council Draft Minutes – 13 December 2017 Comments: A couple of suggestions. 1) Suggestion that the […]

Great Rissington Community Emergency Plan

Posted this from Great Rissington, because I think its a great idea and something UR should adopt. Click here for the original post. GREAT RISSINGTON COMMUNITY EMERGENCY PLAN Whilst the emergency services, district and county councils, electricity, water and communications […]

Driver missed the Sopwith Rd turning!

Someone missed the Sopwith Road turning point and grazed a Barrington Road street light before coming to a halt in the hedge. They simultaneously destroyed the concrete fence posts as well as some hedging. Looks like its a repair job […]

PC Grounds Maintenance Contract – 2018-20

Below is the advertisement promised by the PC at the last council meeting. The hedge cutting for this season was agreed at the December PC meeting. Comprehensive contract stating the actual dates of the 17 planned cuts. Tenders are invited to […]

VF – Public Open Space – CDC Portal – Oct ’17 (Amended Dec ’17)

Public Open Space – Play Areas / Trim Trail – Planning Application: 17/04151/FUL from this website link. Please make your comments by 16th November 2017. You can discuss this topic in more detail here. Covering Letter 17_04151_FUL-COVERING_LETTER-1134549 17_04151_FUL-PLAYSPACE_OVERVIEW-1133010 17_04151_FUL-TRIM_TRAIL-1132972 17_04151_FUL-LEAP_01_-_COUNTRY_PARK-1132966 […]

NOTICE: Snow and Unadopted Roads – VF

Below is an information post from highways sent to URPC, Upper Rissington Parish Council and others: For the benefit of those who are not aware, here are some information regarding UR: Victory Fields infrastructure and some parts of Upper Rissington […]

1st Upper Rissington Company W.B.B.S

Kirsten Johnstone writes this on FB and wanted to share with the village. 1st Upper Rissington Company W.B.B.S. I would like to share with you all the exciting expansion of our scout group, following the success and support we have […]

Delfin Way / Kitty Hawk Walk

Good to see that work is progressing on A.P. Ellis (Kitty Hawk Walk) to what was the old Medical Centre (Spitfire Place) and SHQ at break neck pace to get them finished before Christmas. Hence the mass of contractor vehicles […]