Month: February 2016

General, News, Parish Council

Clifton gets ‘connected’

Local residents were able to find out more about their parish council, local services and all groups and organisation that flourish in their parish at ‘Connecting Clifton’ which took place on Saturday 27 February.Paul Bunyard 3 Hall scene

The unique event was initially aimed at engaging local residents who may be interested in standing as a Parish Councillor in the May local elections; and to provide an understanding of what the Parish Council does and the services other local authorities supply on behalf of residents.Paul Bunyard 7 Crowd

It was also opened up to the many local groups and organisations which created a ‘market place’ to promote their activities and services to local residents. These included the Local History Group, Art Group, WI, St Marys Church, Tennis Club and the Townsend Memorial Hall.

Those who visited the event were also able to speak to representatives of the Association of Local Councils, Rugby Borough Council, the developers of the Rugby Radio mast site, Clifton Primary School, the Police and the local Neighbourhood Watch over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

Paul Bunyard 9 Radio Station 1Paul Bunyard 2 Tennis     Paul Bunyard 8 History Group               Paul Bunyard 1 WI

General, News, Parish Council

Connecting Clifton – 27 February 2016

CCClifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council is organising what they believe to be a unique event at the Townsend Memorial Hall in Lilbourne Road on the morning of Saturday 27 February 2016.

The Connecting Clifton event will run from 10am until 12 noon, with tea and coffee available throughout the morning.

The event has proved very popular with many local groups and organisations wishing to attend to promote their activities and services to local residents, so the decision has been made to move the event to the larger upstairs room.  Access is available for those who cannot use stairs via a chair lift.  If you do need assistance to attend the event please call 07786 102789.

The aim of the Connecting Clifton event is to improve communication, engagement and understanding of what the Parish Council does and the services other local authorities supply on behalf of residents. The Parish Council is creating a display of their history, assets and current projects to demonstrate their activities; to encourage more local people to stand as Parish Councillors at the local elections on 5 May.

Commenting on the benefits to local residents attending the event; the Chair of the Parish Council Councillor, Marion Nash, said:

We really hope to engage local residents who may be interested in becoming a Parish Councillor. I get a sense that we have not publicised our work sufficiently in the past so that local residents enough about the activities of the Parish Council and what being a Parish Councillor entails. If our residents are curious, this event is a perfect opportunity to find out more. 

Teams from the Borough Council, the developers of the Rugby Radio mast site and our local Neighbourhood Watch will also be attending Connecting Clifton, as will many the local groups which are active in the community; the event is a great opportunity to find out what is happening in Clifton now and the changes for the future”.

General, News, Rugby Borough, Uncategorized

Forthcoming elections – Information meeting

voteRugby Borough Council are holding an open meeting for any candidates interested in standing at parish elections on 5 May 2016. The meeting will be run by Adam Norburn the (Local) Returning Officer in Committee Room 1 of the Town Hall, Evreux Way, Rugby starting at 5.30pm on 21 March 2016.

The purpose of the meeting will be an opportunity for candidates to receive information on Individual Electoral Registration, postal and proxy voting, the election timetable and the nomination process.

To book a place at the meeting please contact Sandy Veal Principal Electoral Services Officer at Rugby Borough Council.
Tel: 01788 533525
Email: sandy.veal@rugby.gov.uk

For general enquiries on the election process the election office may be contacted on 01788 533595 or elections@rugby.gov.uk

News, Rugby Borough

Adults 55+ open afternoon – Queens Diamond Jubilee Centre Rugby

Tuesday 1st March 2016

12 till 3pm

Members and non-members are welcome to the over 55’s adult afternoon event. There will be bowls, walking football, badminton, table tennis, a healthy walk and teas and coffees. The event is FREE to attend. The centre will be raising money for Sport Relief, so any donations would be gratefully received.

Older Adults Open Day flyer 2016 (1)

General, News, Parish Council

Connecting Clifton – 27 February 2016

CCClifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council is organising what they believe to be a unique event at the Townsend Memorial Hall in Lilbourne Road on the morning of Saturday 27 February 2016.

The Connecting Clifton event will run from 10am until 12 noon, with tea and coffee available throughout the morning.

The aim of the Connecting Clifton event is to improve communication, engagement and understanding of what the Parish Council does and the services other local authorities supply on behalf of residents. The Parish Council is creating a display of their history, assets and current projects to demonstrate their activities; to encourage more local people to stand as Parish Councillors at the local elections on 5 May.

An invitation has been extended to all local ‘not for profit’ groups, clubs and community organisations within the village, creating a ‘market place’ for each organisation to promote their activities and services to local residents.

Commenting on the benefits to local residents attending the event; the Chair of the Parish Council Councillor, Marion Nash, said:

We really hope to engage local residents who may be interested in becoming a Parish Councillor. I get a sense that we have not publicised our work sufficiently in the past so that local residents enough about the activities of the Parish Council and what being a Parish Councillor entails. If our residents are curious, this event is a perfect opportunity to find out more. 

Teams from the Borough Council, the developers of the Rugby Radio mast site and our local Neighbourhood Watch will also be attending Connecting Clifton, as will many the local groups which are active in the community; the event is a great opportunity to find out what is happening in Clifton now and the changes for the future”.

Community Safety, General, News

Protect Yourself from Bogus Websites

Action Fraud logoFraudsters are setting up high specification websites advertising various electrical goods and domestic appliances. These goods are below market value and do not exist. The website will state you can pay via card; however when the purchaser goes to pay, this option is not available and the payment must be made via bank transfer.

The fraudster entices the purchaser and reassures them it is a legitimate purchase by using the widely recognised Trusted Shop Trustmark. They then use the Trustmark fraudulently and provide a link on the bogus electrical website to another bogus website (which purports to be Trusted Shops). This website shows a fake certificate purporting to be from Trusted Shops and provides thousands of reviews for the bogus electrical website. These reviews are all fraudulent. The website has not been certified by Trusted Shops and therefore the purchaser is not covered by the Trusted Shop money-back guarantee.

Protect yourself:

  • Check the authenticity of the website before making any purchases. Conduct a ‘Whois’ search on the website which will identify when the website has been created- Be war y of newly formed domains. You can conduct this search using the following website – https://who.is/
  • Conduct online research in relation to the website, company name and the business address provided to identify any poor feedback or possible irregularities.
  • Check the Trusted Shops Facebook page where warnings about websites using their Trustmark are published. If you are in doubt about the legitimacy of a Trustmark then you can contact Trusted Shops on 0203 364 5906 or by email service@trustedshops.co.uk. They will confirm whether they have certified that website.
  • Payments made via bank transfer are not protected should you not receive the item. Therefore always try to make the payment via PayPal or a credit card where you have some payment cover should you not receive your product.
  • If the item advertised seems too good to be true, then it probably is.

If you, or anyone you know, have been affected by this fraud or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.

General, News, Parish Council

Consultation on the options for new Memorial installation

The Members of the Clifton and Newton Joint Burial Committee are considering the options available for the installation of new memorials in the extension to the Newton Road burial ground.

Attached is a report on the options being considered, which residents of Clifton and Newton are invited to comment on by 7 March 2016.

The report is attached below.

Burial Cemetery Report

Please submit any comments to Councillor Crispin Palmer via email crpwks@gmail.com

General, News, Rugby Borough

Rugby Borough Council is recruiting election staff

Rugby Borough Council has started to recruit staff for the borough and parish council elections, and theRBC logo Police and Crime Commissioner elections, which take place on Thursday 5 May 2016.

 The council is recruiting poll clerks and count assistants to join its election team, and is welcoming applications from residents interested in taking on a role.

 All election staff receive full training before polling day and payment for the work.

 For more information, and to apply for a role, visit www.rugby.gov.uk/electionstaff or call the council’s elections team on (01788) 533595.

General, News, Parish Council, Uncategorized

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