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 –

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


No Bonfires please!

Love thy neighbour
Cotswold District Council is asking residents to be neighbourly and considerate as we spend more time at home.
Due to the Coronavirus lockdown there are more people at home, and with the days becoming longer we are asking residents to be extra considerate of each other. The council is asking residents ensure that noise is kept to a minimum, in particular dog barking and loud music.

At this time, if residents have an accumulation of rubbish please stack or bag it for disposal when the current emergency is over, and where possible please compost garden waste.

The council regularly deals with complaints of neighbour nuisance, but the vast majority of cases are dealt with between neighbours.
The council is also urging residents not to light bonfires. Coronavirus can cause serious respiratory problems which could be made much worse if a sufferer is exposed to bonfire smoke.

If you are affected by nuisances such as smoke from bonfires or noise the first action to take is to go directly to the person causing the problem and tell them that you are being disturbed. As we are all practising social distancing right now, please stay safe and remain at least two metres apart if talking with neighbours.
More information and a helpful letter template for neighbours can be found at:

If the problem is persistent residents can make a complaint though the council and they will be asked to keep a log for a period of three weeks.
Cllr Andrew Doherty, Cabinet Member for Waste, Flooding and Environmental Health said, “We have a wonderful community spirit here in the Cotswolds, but please can I appeal to residents to give some extra thought for each other at this time. By being considerate to our neighbours we can help make staying at home more bearable for everyone.”

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