Great Cotswold Clean Up

Story from Cotswold Journal. COTSWOLD District Council’s ‘Great Cotswolds Clean up’ prize competition will get underway on Friday March 2. The council is inviting community groups to clean up their neighbourhoods and possibly share in a £1,000 prize fund. From […]

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 […]

Tree Survey does not match TPO system.

At the Parish Council Meeting on 13th December chaired by Marc Buffrey positive progress was made on the issue of trees, especially those that require work in the older part of the village. Marc promised the council will conduct a […]

Harris Gardens / Grebe Square – Health & Safety

The following pictures are from Karen Milroy and explain the situation. The pictures show that the weight of the snow has broken numerous branches, making the paths and roads dangerous and thus are a consequent health and safety hazard. The […]

Calls for the Cotswolds to be given national park status.

Story from the Cotswold Journal. The call for the Cotswolds to be given national park status has been backed by a leading regional hospitality specialist. Peter Brunt, hotels director at commercial property specialist Colliers International, who has sold three dozen […]

Stop the Blot

Seizing vehicles must become the default penalty for fly-tipping as part of tougher punishments for waste crime. That is one of a number of proposals on how to deal with fly-tipping, put forward by the Country Land and Business Association […]

Waste Bins – URPC unhelpful post!

The Acting Clerk, Dawn Laird of Upper Rissington Parish Council, writes the following on the Parish Council website. Her e-mail is: It has been brought to the attention of the Parish Council that the newly-installed dog/litter bins have apparently been […]

CDC require: Senior Planning Enforcement Case Officer

Job Advert on INDEED. Senior Planning Enforcement Case Officer Up to £37,792 (Including market forces supplement ) Permanent Position – 37 Hours per week Want to develop your career in Planning in our friendly and supportive team? Why not join […]

Water in the Attenuation Pond

The attenuation pond has been slightly remodelled and now contains water. Lots of brown pictures. 🙂 🙂 This pond was intended to supply grey water to the development (for flushing toilets). There has been a delivery of pipes and storage […]

New – Litter and Dog Bins for UR

Max Flint in consolation with the Ward Councillor has gained permission for CDC Waste Management to install dog and litter bins for Victory Fields and these will be installed very soon. The CDC waste management team has surveyed the site […]

Poppy Fields of UR

Last weekend was Armed Forces Day and the poppies in the local fields reminded me of that day. I would like to thank David Harrison for inspiring me to cycle down to Great Barrington and then on to Taynton before […]

Landscaping on VF

The area East of the Cooperative towards the School is being strimmed ready for landscaping. The plans being used are believed to be the 2016 version which is not passed (not the original 2013). Plus the pathway on the Airfield […]

Victory Fields – Grey Water (FIXED)

It would appear that VF grey water supply is sporadic or none existent at the moment! There are many reports of inadequate pressure to flush toilets or water gardens.  The attenuation pond was designed to supply this water, however for […]

Government publishes new anti-littering strategy!

New Government Litter Strategy for England to curb littering with proposals for new enforcement, education and community engagement Litter louts could be hit with £150 fines as part of ambitious new plans to tackle rubbish in England. Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom […]

Rural fly-tipping incidents on the rise

Info from RSN On-line. Fly-tipping incidents are on the rise – with more rubbish being illegally dumped in rural areas. Local authorities dealt with 936,000 fly-tipping incidents in 2015/16, according to the latest government statistics. This represents a 4% per […]

Brighter Days ahead – LEDS!!

LED street lighting The following information is from the GDC. In Gloucestershire we have around 60,000 streetlights which consume around 20.5GWh of power each year at a cost of £2 million. Electricity costs are rising sharply, and we are spending […]

Boundary Hedge Cut 2017

Really pleased to report thanks to the Upper Rissington Village Parish Council Parish Clerk/RFO (Debbie Hill), the boundary hedges have been cut today. They have been cut in the recommended period by the Wildlife Country Act and by a quality […]

Vodka Anyone?

Just a few of the bottles collected on the pathway adjacent to the Rissington School between Wellington Road and Mitchell Way. My only thought who is drinking it and who is selling it? Just like all the roads leading to […]

Dog Fouling in Upper Rissington

The situation in the village is now becoming intolerable. The most worrying aspect is for those playing sports on the communal area where fouling is becoming a danger to human life. Maybe the URPC could give access to their CCTV […]

Revised Christmas Break Waste Collections

Waste and recycling collections Cotswold District Council’s waste and recycling collection service provider, Ubico Ltd, will make the following changes to collection days – see the links below. There will be no changes until Mon 26 December when collections will be […]