Month: December 2016

General, News, Parish Council, Traffic

Car park refurbishment

The Parish Council is planning to refurbish the surface of the car park on Lilbourne Road,  The works will start during week beginning 16 January 2017.

The works (installation of an Ecogrid surface) are likely to take several days to complete, during which time the car park will be closed to all vehicles.

Please accept our apologies for the temporary inconvenience caused due to the closure; which will hopefully improve the facility in the long term.

Community Safety, General, News

Warwickshire’s new Living Well with Dementia website

Warwickshire County Council has launched a brand new website warwickshire.gov.uk/dementia to support people living with Dementia in Warwickshire.

The website is designed for people with dementia, their carers, family and friends as well as practitioners supporting people with dementia and organisations who would like to know more about becoming dementia friendly.

dementia-websiteThe new website is easier to navigate and includes a new support and services map to enable people to search for dementia services in their local area. 

For further information please contact: dementiapartnership@warwickshire.gov.uk

General, News, Parish Council

Happy Christmas from Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council

merry-christmas-1Firstly, we should like to wish a merry Christmas and happy New Year all parish residents. We hope that you will all be able to take some time out from your busy lives to enjoy the festivities with your family and friends; although we appreciate that many people working in the emergency services and caring sectors do not have such a luxury!

As the New Year approaches we would like to reflect on achievements during the year which has past and our ambitions for 2017. It has certainly been a busy year.

In February the parish council ran its first community event for many years.  The Connecting Clifton event was designed to explain what the Parish Council does, to engage residents and to encourage people to join in local activities

In March we organised a Clean for the Queen litter pick across the parish; both in the village and at the Locks.  We were delighted and encouraged by the number of residents who turned up on a cold Saturday morning to take part and did a fantastic job. Another litter pick was held in November and the results achieved were astonishing.

The success of the litter picks led indirectly to the formation of a Parish Conservation Group. A number of events have subsequently been organised to help improve and preserve the local environment.

The Parish Council is also ensuring its accountability and transparency. Subsequent to setting up a website and facebook site, we have produced two newsletters and an annual report in the past year, which have been delivered to each household in the parish.

We have also worked hard to ensure that the speed and volume of traffic through the village is improved, by lobbying for a traffic calming scheme, accompanied by a weight limit, and speed restrictions that are to be introduced. We understand that work will start on the traffic calming scheme in the Spring on 2017.

Other plans for 2017 include the upgrade of the recreation ground play area and the installation of an accessible community defibrillator and an opportunity for all to learn what that means and how to use it. We will also be organising the first, of what we hope will be an annual summer event for all residents to enjoy in the summer, in conjunction with as many of the local community groups and organisations as possible.

Once again, may we take the opportunity to wish all residents good tidings for the festive season and great health and happiness in the coming year.

Marion Nash – Chair

Community Safety, News

Cyber Crime Survey

In October the four PCC’s in the West Midlands region in launching a cyber crime survey, which will help build a more comprehensive picture of online crime and help shape support for victims. The survey is aimed at the individual, including young people, rather than organisations.
The survey is open until the 9 January 2017 and only takes a few minutes to complete.
A link to the survey is shown below
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RegionalCyber16

Community Safety, News

Winter Driving Advice 2016

Warwickshire Police – Winter Driving Advice 2016

Autumn is almost at an end… Winter is coming.

To help keep you and other road users safe this winter we would like to provide you with some relevant road safety information. Please visit https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/26192 for winter driving advice.

Please take the time to read the material provided and share it with other persons within your community.

Rugby Borough

Green bin collections to restart by end of January

RBC logoGreen bin waste collections will restart immediately after planned changes to waste collection rounds are completed, thanks to an innovative partnership agreement between Rugby Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council.

All households will receive a collection in the weeks beginning 23 or 30 January – depending on their collection round – which is around a month earlier than planned. The council will deliver waste collection calendars to residents in the week beginning 9 January 2017.

The agreement follows discussions between the authorities led by the borough council’s cross-party Waste Management Services working party, a meeting of which was attended by county council representatives earlier this month (December).

Green bin collections were suspended by Rugby Borough Council so that every household could have black refuse collections over the Christmas period, and to allow the council to reconfigure waste collection rounds to make them more efficient.

The agreement will see Warwickshire County Council provide a partnership grant of £25,000 to fund some of the changes, giving Rugby Borough Council sufficient funding to restart green bin collections earlier.

Cllr Lisa Parker, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for environment and public realm, and chair of the cross-party Waste Management Services working party, said: “I would like to thank Warwickshire County Council’s representatives for their contribution to the working party, and in particular for recognising the long-term benefits of remodelling our waste collection rounds during the suspension period.

“This agreement demonstrates that the working party is able to make a real difference to services that affect residents, and I would urge all councillors to support its work.”

Cllr Jeff Clarke, Warwickshire County Council portfolio holder for environment and Chair of the Warwickshire Waste Partnership, said: “It is fantastic that, through effective partnership working arrangements, Rugby’s green waste collection can continue after the festive period.

“Encouraging residents to put their food waste in their green wheeled bin instead of their dustbin has been generating huge savings in disposal costs since it was introduced and there is the potential to save another £1 million a year across Warwickshire.”

More information on waste collection schedules is available at www.rugby.gov.uk/recycling.

Food waste and garden waste should be placed in the green bin until collections restart, or garden waste can be composted or taken to one of the Warwickshire County Council-run tips. Black bins containing garden waste will not be emptied.

The borough council’s Waste Management Services working party will make recommendations on future changes to waste management services, including the possibility of charging for garden waste collections, in time for all councillors to consider when setting the council’s budget for the next financial year.

General, News, Rugby Borough, Uncategorized

Changes to waste collections this Christmas

binsResidents will benefit from an additional black bin collection next week (week beginning 19 December) as a result of changes to the waste collection schedule this Christmas.

The additional collection is needed to make sure that every household has a black bin collection in both the week before and the week after Christmas.

The black bin is for general waste that cannot be composted or recycled. Food waste that cannot be composted, such as meat and bones, can be placed in the black bin, but the council will not empty bins containing garden waste.

Garden waste can be composted at home, kept until green bin collections restart, or taken to one of the Warwickshire County Council-run tips.

Black bins will be collected in weeks beginning 12 December, 19 December, 2 January and 16 January. Blue-lid recycling bins will continue to be collected fortnightly, on residents’ normal collection weeks.

Further changes to the black bin collection schedule come into effect for some residents during week beginning 23 January, and affected residents will be notified in the week beginning 9 January.

More information on changes to the Christmas waste collection schedule can be found at www.rugby.gov.uk/recycling, where residents can check their own personal schedule using the postcode search.

News, Rugby Borough

Christmas and New Year council services

RBC logoRUGBY Borough Council offices will close at 5pm on Friday 23 December and will reopen at 9am on Thursday 29 December 2016. The offices will also be closed on Monday 2 January 2017, reopening at 9am on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Information on Christmas bin collections can be found at www.rugby.gov.uk/recycling. For emergency out of hours services residents should call (01788) 533533 and follow the recorded instructions.

The World Rugby Hall of Fame and the Visitor Centre will close at 5pm on Christmas Eve and will reopen at 10am on Tuesday 27 December. Both will be closed on New Year’s Day. Free entry to the World Rugby Hall of Fame can be booked in advance at www.therugbytown.co.uk/halloffame.

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum will close at 4pm on Christmas Eve. It will be open between 10am and 4pm on 29, 30 and 31 December, before reopening at 10am on 3 January 2017. More information on current exhibitions is at www.ragm.co.uk.

News, Parish Council

Merry Christmas from Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council

hollyFirstly, we should like to wish a merry Christmas and happy New Year all parish residents. We hope that you will all be able to take some time out from your busy lives to enjoy the festivities with your family and friends; although we appreciate that many people working in the emergency services and caring sectors do not have such a luxury!

As the New Year approaches we would like to reflect on achievements during the year which has past and our ambitions for 2017. It has certainly been a busy year.

In February the parish council ran its first community event for many years.  The Connecting Clifton event was designed to explain what the Parish Council does, to engage residents and to encourage people to join in local activities

In March we organised a Clean for the Queen litter pick across the parish; both in the village and at the Locks.  We were delighted and encouraged by the number of residents who turned up on a cold Saturday morning to take part and did a fantastic job. Another litter pick was held in November and the results achieved were astonishing.

The success of the litter picks led indirectly to the formation of a Parish Conservation Group. A number of events have subsequently been organised to help improve and preserve the local environment.

The Parish Council is also ensuring its accountability and transparency. Subsequent to seeing up a website and facebook site, we have produced two newsletters and an annual report in the past year, which have been delivered to each household in the parish.

We have also worked hard to ensure that the speed and volume of traffic through the village is improved, by lobbying for a traffic calming scheme, accompanied by a weight limit, and speed restrictions that are to be introduced. We understand that work will start on the traffic calming scheme in the Spring on 2017.

Other plans for 2017 include the upgrade of the recreation ground play area and the installation of an accessible community defibrillator and an opportunity for all to learn what that means and how to use it. We will also be organising the first, of what we hope will be an annual summer event for all residents to enjoy in the summer, in conjunction with as many of the local community groups and organisations as possible.
hollyOnce again, may we take the opportunity to wish all residents good tidings for the festive season and great health and happiness in the coming year.

News, Rugby Borough

Additional consultation on the Rugby Local Plan – publication draft

RBC logoRugby Borough Council has now agreed to hold an additional six weeks public consultation on the Local Plan Publication Draft.

The consultation will now last until 5pm on Wednesday 11 January 2017.

If you have already made representation, this will be taken into account, and you do not have to make representation again. For more information please follow this link to Rugby Borough Councils website