Month: February 2018

General, News, Rugby Borough

Second stage of local plan examination hearings announced

 The public hearings into the borough plan will resume on 17 April for ten days, following the conclusion of the first stage of hearings on 1 February. The plan sets out where in the borough housing and employment land should be allocated and identifies the supporting infrastructure that will be needed.

The second stage of the examination will focus on housing allocations at villages in the borough together with gypsy and traveller allocations, economic development policies and sustainable design, among other matters.

The hearings will take the form of a roundtable discussion led by Mike Hayden, the planning inspector.

Only individuals, groups or organisations who have made representations seeking changes to the plan will have the opportunity to take part, provided they contact the programme officer to register their interest. However, anyone may attend the sessions to observe, subject to space being available.

Cllr Heather Timms, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for growth and investment, said: “The examination in public is an important process that determines whether or not the council’s plan for growth meets all of the legal tests. I am pleased that this independent and objective examination is moving on to its second stage.”

A copy of the inspector’s correspondence, which includes guidance notes and a draft timetable, can be found at along with all of the examination documents.

For further information please contact: Matthew Deaves, on (01788) 533562 or out of hours on 07766 423006, or email



General, News, Traffic

Construction vehicles using the village

Following a report made at a recent Parish Council meeting, the Parish Council has contacted the Contractor responsible for the construction of the new Link Road again; expressing concerns at the number of large vehicles using the village to access the site at Hillmorton Lane.

The response from the Contractor (Galliford Try) was positive however, we have been asked to provide evidence of vehicle registrations, days and times etc to assist with tracing the offenders.  If anyone spots large construction vehicles using the village in connection with the new Link Road it would be very helpful if you could please provide the Parish Council with this type of evidence. Please contact the Clerk on: .

Community Safety, General, News

Community Priorities for the Fosse division

The Rugby Rural North Policing Team are asking residents to start to think of the next round of Community Priorities for the Fosse division.

They have been listening to suggestions from the community about current issues and these are included in the latest online poll. Please take the opportunity to participate in this poll (accessed through the link below) and share far and wide.

The two most popular issues (by votes cast) will be adopted by the team as of 1st March.

Voting closes on 27th Feb, just prior to the next Community Forum.

General, News, Parish Council

Vacancy for a Clerk – Clifton & Newton Joint Burial Committee (CNJBC)

The CNJBC seeks a highly motivated, enthusiastic person to take on the post of a Part Time Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

The Clerk is expected to work from home and attend at least one evening meeting every two months.

Duties will include: minute taking; correspondence; updating burial registers and cemetery plan; management of cemetery operations; management of accounts and audit procedures.
The post will have contact with bereaved families, funeral directors, grave diggers and a groundsman, therefore excellent communication skills will be essential as well as a high degree of sensitivity and flexibility.

Good literacy and numeracy as well as good organisational and IT skills will also be required. Previous experience within a similar role would be desirable but a candidate with a willingness to learn would also be considered.

This is a part time post and should therefore not exceed an average of 11 hours per month unless the need arises. Pay will be based on an hourly rate of £8.87.

Please email your CV and covering note to The closing date for applicants is 9th March 2018 with the successful applicant in post for the March meeting.

A full job description can be found here JOB-DESCRIPTION-CNJBC-CLERK 2018 or contact the current Clerk, Liz Harvey on 07954 146561, or Cris Palmer (CNJBC Chairman) on 07915 206062 if you have any queries.

General, News, Rugby Borough

RBC -Putting the big issues under the spotlight

RUGBY Borough Council holds a public workshop next month to discuss issues for councillors to review in 2018.

Councillors have started to plan the programme of overview and scrutiny work for the coming year, and have urged residents to raise issues of local concern which could benefit from a detailed review.

The public workshop takes place at the Benn Hall’s Rokeby Room, Newbold Road, at 5.30pm on Wednesday 7 March.
Cllr Claire Edwards, overview and scrutiny chair, said: “We would like to hear about issues that people think the borough council should put under the spotlight.

“We are looking for matters of real community concern where there is a realistic prospect of making improvements.”

Each issue included in the overview and scrutiny programme becomes subject to an in-depth review by a cross-party group of councillors.

Recent review topics have included homelessness, Public Spaces Protection Orders, town centre heritage, and waste and recycling.

Cllr Neil Sandison, fellow chair of overview and scrutiny, added: “Overview and scrutiny has the power to make a real difference.

“But to be really effective it is important for local people to be involved and that’s why we have issued an open invitation to the workshop.”

To find out more information, suggest an issue for review or to confirm your attendance at the workshop, visit and click ‘Get involved.’

Residents can also call the council’s democratic services team on (01788) 533591 or (01788) 533522, or email

For more information, contact Mike Green on (01788) 533599 or email