Author: cliftonclerk

Community Safety, News, Traffic

Winter Gritting Routes

Warwickshire County Council has once again published maps  containing information on the network of local roads which are gritted during icy conditions.

Winter Gritting Routes (002)

More information on the  Gritting Service can be found on Warwickshire County Council website http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/gritting

Community Safety, General, News

Clifton upon Dunmore Conservation Group

img_20160924_121921Firstly, a big thank you to all those residents that volunteered to be part of the Conservation Group and the contribution made since its launch early 2016.  Due to work commitments however, the number of volunteers has reduced and, to achieve the ambitious targets we agreed at the launch, we need more people to help.

This is a sociable group that has been known to stop work for bacon sandwiches and a cup of tea!  So, if you are able to volunteer we need people that would be willing to restore conservation-group-1Noticeboards, clear weeds, paint, plant bulbs and anything else that will enhance the Parish of Clifton upon Dunsmore.

Contact Councillor Lesley Edwards on 07973849335 or email Lesley.edwards3156@gmail.com for more information.

Community Safety, News, Rugby Borough

Free helpline launches for a Warmer Rugby

Residents can benefit from free advice on staying warm and saving money on their fuel bills after Rugby Borough Council launched a new helpline.

The freephone number is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, thanks to a partnership with the charity Severn Wye Energy Agency. The project aims to support households who struggle with cold homes or who find it difficult to pay their energy bills.

Cllr Emma Crane, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for communities and homes, said: “With autumn setting in and the nights getting longer, now is the time to make sure you will be able to keep warm and well this winter.

“By following some straightforward tips it is possible to keep warm and reduce your bills, and some householders may be eligible for grants or heating upgrades.

“I’m very much hoping that the Warmer Rugby project will help residents keep warm, stay healthy and save money.”

Caroline Harmon, project manager for Severn Wye Energy Advice, said: “Small changes to how we heat and use our homes can improve energy efficiency, keeping the temperature up and costs down.

“Other residents will find that they will save money by switching energy supplier or applying for a Warm Home discount.

“Our friendly advisors can help residents explore all of their options and help take the first steps towards a warmer home.”

Residents can find out more by calling the free helpline on 0800 500 3076 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

News, Parish Council

Co-option of new Parish Councillors

The Parish Council is delighted to welcome to new Members to its team.

Local residents Ian Brinklow and Clare Bonwick were co-opted to serve on the Parish council at its meeting on 4 September 2017. They will serve as Councillors until the next ordinary election in May 2020.  Ian and Clare will bring a wealth of business experience and community engagement skills to the Parish Council, and strengthen its resources and ability to serve the community it serves.

Contact details for both new Councillors can be found on the Councillors page of the website.

 

News, Parish Council

Allotment Rents 2017-18

The annual rent for all allotment plots is due to be paid by 1 October 2017.

 The annual rent due for the year 2017-18 is:

  • £20 for a full plot; or
  • £10 for a half plot

Allotment rents should be paid to the ‘Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council’ by cheque or cash, and sent to the Clerk of the Parish Council c/o 24 Harebell Way Rugby. CV23 0TT (but please do not send cash in the post).

Allotment rents can also be paid by BACs.  Should you prefer to pay using this method please contact the Clerk  on clerk@cliftonupondunsmore.org.uk for the account details.

Thank you

General, News

Home to School Transport – consultation

Warwickshire County Council is undertaking a consultation on some proposed changes to its Home to School Transport Policy. The changes may affect people living in the parish.

Full details of the consultation can be found at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ask.

Warwickshire County Council is keen to hear the views on our proposals. There are a number of different ways you can tell us what you think.

Our preferred option is for you to complete the online survey at:

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ask

If you are unable to complete the survey online, you can request a paper copy of the survey by using the email address below or by calling 01926 412929 (Option 1).

You can also contact us in one of the following ways:

In Writing – send your views to: transportconsultation@warwickshire.gov.uk

In Person – You can also attend one of the drop-in sessions  detailed below in order to ask questions about the proposals.

School Transport Consultation Poster A4

General, News

Rugby Evreux Twinning Success

Twinning

This year’s twinning weekend in Evreux was a great success, with around 60 French and English people, of all ages, taking part. The English visitors were welcomed at a reception in Evreux Town Hall on Friday evening by Medhat Samwil, the president of the Evreux twinning association. The English families then went to the homes of their respective French friends to enjoy drinks and dinner.

On Saturday the whole group visited the small seaside resort of Etratat, the location for one of Monet’s paintings. After an excellent lunch in a local restaurant, the highlight of the day was to be a guided tour of the Benedictine Monastery in Fecamp. Unfortunately, the tour was interrupted by a fire alarm and everyone was evacuated from the monastery and spent the remainder of the visit watching the local firemen. Fortunately, it turned out to be a false alarm, but it was then too late to continue the tour and the group returned to Evreux.

On Sunday the English families enjoyed free time with their French hosts at home or visiting local places of interest.

The Rugby Evreux Twinning Association has several families living in Clifton and has been exchanging with French families in Evreux for nearly fifty years. Each year the visits alternate between visiting Evreux and hosting in Rugby.

If you are interested in joining this friendly group which meets regularly throughout the year for social events please contact the chairman Steve Woodford on 01788 561996 who would be pleased to give you more information about the organisation.

News, Rugby Borough

Proposed Public Spaces Protection Order – Dog Control

Rugby Borough Council propose to make a Public Spaces Protection Order to prevent anti-social behaviour arising from dog fouling and dogs being off leads in restricted areas in the borough identified in the order being satisfied that the effect, or likely effect, of the activities is to be:

  • detrimental to the quality of life of residents
  • unreasonable
  • persistent and continuing in nature

A copy of the proposed order can be viewed or downloaded here