Month: July 2017

General, News, Parish Council

Play Area refurbished and Trim Trail installed

Play area openingThe Parish Council has completed the refurbishment the play area, replacing 4 pieces of ageing play equipment with new more inclusive pieces with improved safety surfacing; a new adult trim trail has also been installed at the South Road site
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At a gathering to celebrate these exciting changes and to mark the completion of the works on Saturday 22 July, local residents Barbara Spiby and Jane Suddens were asked to officially declare the new play equipment ready for use. Barbara and Jane played a key part in raising funds to improve the play area.

The photograph shows the Barbara Spiby and Jane Suddens cutting the ribbon on the new Multispinner; accompanied by Marion Nash Chair of the Parish Council, the Vice Chair Alastair Robinson, and local parents and their children using the new equipment in the play area.

News, Parish Council

Notice of Casual Vacancies

Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council has casual vacancies for two Parish Councillors.

This is your opportunity to make a difference in your community. A Parish Council is a body of eligible volunteer Councillors with a Chair and Vice Chair. Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council has 8 Councillors of which 6 were re-elected for a term of 4 years following an un-contested election on the 5th May 2016.

The Parish Council obtains its funding from the local element of residents council tax which is listed separately on residents council tax bills as the parish element.

Councillors are volunteers and as such receive no payment. They give their time freely to attend meetings. There are 11 programmed full council meetings which are held on the first Monday of each month commencing at 7.30 pm.

Skills and experience that the Parish Council are particularly looking for are:

  • Parent/s with children at Clifton Primary School to provide a link and insight into the work of the school
  • Resident/s able to support the practical skills already provided by councillors

Any eligible person wishing to serve as a Councillor should send a one page resume to clerk@cliftonupondunsmore.org.uk or complete an application form which can be found here co-option application form 25 August 2017 by the deadline of 5pm on  Friday 25 August 2017, giving some details and information about yourself and your background and why you wish to become a Parish Councillor.

This will enable Councillors to co-opt, based on skills and experience at the Parish Council meeting on Monday 4 September 2017.

Should you wish to speak to someone further about, for instance, responsibilities and time commitment before making application, please contact:

Marion Nash (Chair)                        07710 624867
Alastair Robsinson (Vice-Chair)     07771 945290