About the Council

About the Council

Upper Rissington Parish Council is formed of up to 11 Councillors, who volunteer their time to make the village a better place. Their work falls into three main categories: 

  • Representing the local community 
  • Delivering services to meet local needs 
  • Striving to improve the quality of life in the parish 

The Parish Council also has a Clerk, who provides administration for the council and is the Responsible Financial Officer. 

The Parish Council is financed through the grants, awards and precept, an amount of money calculated as an estimate for the coming financial year and collected as part of Council Tax. This is used to improve facilities, service and community projects for local people.  

The Parish council actively encourages ideas and suggestions from village residents on what the community needs, so that they can plan and budget. The best way to put forward ideas and suggestions is via the Clerk. 

Your Parish Councillors

Ordinary local council elections take place every four years. Vacancies that occur between ordinary elections can be filled by election, if residents ask for an election, or co-option. You can find all the current Councillors and their contact details on a dedicated page. 

Become a Councillor 

Councillors make a huge difference to the quality of life for the residents of Upper Rissington. To ensure we’re representative of all the village residents, we need people from all backgrounds and experiences. 

The Council typically meets one night a month, and support between meetings with reviewing and preparing items on the agenda. To find out what being a Councillor involves, come along to one of the Parish Council meetings and have an informal chat with the current Councillors. You can also contact the Clerk.