RAF Brize Norton Proposed Airspace Change – drop in session – 20th Feb

All information is from here: https://www.raf.mod.uk/rafbrizenorton/flyinginfo/bznacp.cfm RAF Brize Norton will be hosting two public drop in sessions to allow interested stakeholders the opportunity to view the proposal and clarify certain aspects of the proposal with members of the Airspace Change Consultation […]

Borehole Rig on Farman Cresent

UR Community Liaison Group – 16th Feb ’18

The UR Community Liaison Group had a meeting at CDC on Friday 16th February 2018. Chairman – Philippa Lowe, Head of Planning and Strategic Housing Member of Parliament – Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Planning – Deborah Smith, Team Leader Development Management […]

URPC Precept: 2018-19

We already know that Upper Rissington precept is rising with the cost of inflation from the last Parish Council meeting. We also know that as the extra housing is completed and occupied in the village, URPC gain an extra revenue […]

Play Park Refurbishment.

EDIT:16 MARCH 2018 – As of this week, £50,000 has been allocated by Chairman Marc Buffrey to reconstruct the park. Picture is of the condemned Park. Upper Rissington has a housing stock of nearly 800 homes, with the consequent amount […]

RAF100 Celebrations.

Below are some of the events from the RAF100 celebrations. Visit the RAF100 website here:  https://www.raf.mod.uk/raf100/ 100 OPEN COCKPITS AND CABS (FEBRUARY) London and Cosford will be offering visitors the rare and exciting chance to get a… 100 OPEN COCKPITS […]

Cotswolds Planning Consultation 2011-2031 – Draft 19

LINK for these documents. Closed: Public Consultation on the Cotswold District Local Plan 2011-2031: Submission Draft Reg. 19 (June 2016) ended at midnight on Monday 8th August 2016. The consultation document sets out the Local Plan which the District Council […]

Hedge – Roads – the Courts

Below are pictures of the recently cut Boundary Hedge, which the contractors have completed to a very good standard. The top coat of tarmac being laid on some of the VF roads is also looking well. Finally, the new building […]

Little Rissington Housing Needs – NIMBY!

This is a document describing Little Rissington Parish Housing Needs – dated August 2017. In June 2017 Little Rissington Parish Council engaged the services of GRCC’s Rural Housing Enabler to carry out a local Housing Needs Survey. Little Rissington Parish […]

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 […]

Debbie Hill – Tewkesbury Town Clerk

Picture: J.Flint – depicts David Arnold, Debbie Hill, Brian Hanks and Dawn Laird. I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Debbie Hill who is now the Tewkesbury Town Council Clerk and RFO. Isn’t it ironical that Cllr Laird […]

Erection of 24 houses & 2 Business Units!

Here is the latest from planning: 17/03740/FUL | Erection of 24 residential dwellings, car parking and associated landscaping and the erection of 2 x B1 (Business) units with associated car parking and landscaping | Land Parcel At Upper Rissington Upper Rissington […]

Parish Council Meeting – 7 February 2018

Date: 7 February 2018 Where: Upper Rissington Village Hall, Wellington Road, Upper Rissington When: 19:30 Agenda: Agenda for Parish Council Meeting – 7 February 2018 Minutes: Minutes of Parish Council Meeting – 10 January 2018 Audio File: February 7 2018 […]

Village Walkabout – 28 Jan 18

Main Points: Harris Gardens – leaves cleaned. Barrington Road – hedge cut and verges trimmed. Proctor / Slingsby / Sparrow / Mitchell – raised tables. Lutyens Court – named and tidied. Nursery – work restarted. Spitfire and Valiant – being […]

Planning 17/04950/FUL – Variation of Materials (VF)

17/04950/FUL | Variation of condition 3 of planning approval reference 12/03810/REM to regularise the materials used in the construction of the development | Land Parcel At Upper Rissington Upper Rissington Gloucestershire GL54 2NP Decision is yet to be made. Public […]

EMG VF Road Schedule (complete by 21 Feb)

The source document came from a package delivered to a VF resident: EMG VF Road Schedule and shows completion by 21st Feb 2018. Historically, these dates have been hugely optimistic. For once I have my fingers crossed. Here is the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]