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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

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

 

General, News, Parish Council

Clifton Village Fete – help needed

The preparation for the first Village Fete for several years are well underway.  The Fete is being planned for Saturday 16 September.  We hope that there will be something for everyone, including a local produce show, live music, stalls and a main ring programme, and that this can be a regular feature of village life in the year to come.

However, to make the day a success we do need more people to get involved and help both before the day and on the day, itself. At the moment, we still have a small group of people involved, so even if you can just offer a couple of hours on the day to help set up the marquee any help would be greatly appreciated, and we would love to hear from you.

If you feel you can help out in some way please contact Alastair Robinson on 07771 945290 or drop an email to villagefete@cliftonupondunsmore.org.uk.  The next meeting of the organising group is due to take place in The Bull on Tuesday 13 June at 7.00pm, why not come along and find out more.