Defibrillator Training

Defibrillator training has been booked for 7.30pm, 2nd October at Great Rissington Club. If you would like to become a First Aid Responder to assist in the event someone is alone with someone suspected of cardiac arrest and needs help to fetch one of the village defibrillators then please let our Parish Clerk, Debbie, know –

Friends of St John

The Cotswold Veg Box Company delivering to Great Rissington!

We’ve had a lot of requests over the last two weeks, to deliver boxes to areas outside our current zone, so…

We’ve decided to expand our delivery area to include the following areas;

The Slaughters
Upper & Lower Swell
Wick Rissington
Little Rissington
Great Rissington
Upper Oddington

Always feel free to get in touch if you’re not on the list and we’ll try and expand to your area.


Order one here with just a few clicks

Please help us out by sharing this list with your friends and family from these areas. All orders made before 12noon on Friday will be delivered on Saturday.

Thank you

Stay home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Garden Waste Service

Cotswold District Council has announced that fortnightly garden waste collections will restart from Wednesday 13 May.

Cllr Andrew Doherty, Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling, said: “Over the last few weeks we have needed to use our garden waste vehicles and crews to support the main waste and recycling collections while some staff have had to take time off sick, to self-isolate or to look after loved ones affected by Covid-19. During that time our team has worked hard, alongside our waste partner Ubico, to find a way to return these vehicles and crews to their normal rounds.

“We are now able to resume garden waste collections and they will be operating to the published collection schedule. Customers due for a collection next Wednesday (13th May) will be the first to receive it.

“We know that people may have accumulated green waste during the lockdown and we ask that you continue to keep composting. We’d also like to encourage residents to join in with Plantlife UK’s “No Mow May” ( campaign to help wildlife in your garden and lower the demand on the service as we restart it.

“I’d like to thank the 22,000 households who have been affected by the suspension for their patience. I would also commend the crews who have worked tirelessly to keep the essential waste and recycling services running for all 45,000 households in our district.”

The Council has announced that garden waste collections will resume on Wednesday 13 May on the following basis:

Collections will be operating to the published collection schedule (see calendar);
The service is available to all customers who hold 2019/20 garden waste licence(s);
We will only collect what is in the CDC garden waste bins and bags;
No side waste will be accepted;
Crew safety means we cannot collect significantly overloaded bins;
There will be no additional or catch-ups for collections;
Existing licences have been extended and we will process renewals in June.
Cllr Doherty, added: “We are anticipating a risk that we may not always be able to collect from all properties on their scheduled day. In these circumstances, we advise residents to leave their bins presented until they have been emptied, which should be the next day.”

Gloucestershire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres are not yet reopening, in line with Government advice around what is and isn’t an essential journey.

For the Love of Scrubs – Our NHS Needs You!

For the Love of Scrubs is a voluntary organisation sewing up old sheets, pillow slips and duvet covers to make scrubs for hospital workers.
There are several branches in Glos, but I have been in touch with an organiser in Northleach. She connects with the Cirencester group.
So, anyone in Great Rissington or the other Rissington’s, who has old sheets etc that can be washed at 60 degrees, can deliver them in a plastic bag to me at
Lavender Cottage, 36 Great Rissington. Tel: 01451821550.
Once I have a large enough donation I will get back to my Northleach contact.
Many thanks
Chris Wade


Views sought on polling stations and districts

Cotswold District Council has launched a public consultation as part of a formal polling station/district review. Residents, councillors and parish/town councils are being asked to give their views on the current arrangements for polling stations and polling districts, and on some possible changes.

Changes proposed include:

· Investigating potential alternative polling stations;
· Assessing options to combine local polling stations in certain areas.
The consultation deadline is Friday 6 December.

All submissions received will be reviewed and considered before final recommendations are submitted to the Council on Wednesday 22 January 2020. If agreed, any amendments will come into effect for the Police and Crime Commissioner Election on 7 May 2020.

Nigel Adams, the Council’s Returning Officer, commented: “We want to make the voting process as accessible as possible for all, and part of this is to ensure that polling stations are conveniently located, ideally within walking distance for the majority of electors in our urban areas and with parking facilities.

“We also want to seek to ensure that all polling stations have access facilities for disabled electors, including wheelchair users – despite the challenges that some of our more traditional venues present. We would therefore particularly welcome comments from any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability.”

To have your say, visit the polling district and station review page at:

Alternatively, you can email your name, address and views to

If you are submitting concerns about a current polling station location, please identify any alternative that could be used.

Please note that this review does not cover Parliamentary Constituency, County Division, District Ward, or Parish boundaries.


More Money for the Museum

More money for the museum

Cirencester’s Corinium Museum is to get an extra £135,000 funding from Cotswold District Council to finance some unforeseen work to the ground below the shop area.

Councillors agreed to increase their financial contribution to the museum’s ‘Stone Age to Corinium Project’ after it was found that the ground and foundations below the shop area were in poor condition and needed underpinning which would be an extra cost in the work being carried out.

Councillor Jenny Forde said: “Most of us have been living in this area long enough to know how common this situation is when working with old buildings and despite all efforts, this truly was unforeseen.

“We’re taking the long term view that this 1.7million project will ultimately benefit everyone and will secure the future of our beloved and important Museum.”

If anyone wishes to show their support for the museum then why not buy a Corinium Creature?

To raise further funds for the ‘Stone Age to Corinium Project’ the museum wants to fill the museum walls with Corinium Creatures. For a minimum donation you can buy a creature and have it printed with a name of your choice that will be displayed on the museum walls for one year.

The creatures have been designed by renowned artist and designer Clifford Richards and are inspired by iconic objects on display in the museum galleries.

For more information visit:


New Launch date for improved waste service

Waste info