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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.

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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

 

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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.

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Accounts and Annual Return 2016-17

In compliance with the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities, dated December 2014 the Council will publish on its website on an annual basis the governance and financial statements in the Annual Return, together with the Statement of Receipts and Payments and the Bank Reconciliation.  Please see the Documents page of this site to view the financial statements approved in previous financial years.

Any queries and applications to view the accounts should be addressed to the Clerk using the contact details provided on this website.

ACCOUNTING PERIOD 2016-17:

Notice of date of commencement of period for the exercise of public rights Notice of publication of unaudited accounts 2016-17.

Annual Return 2016-17 Unaudited Annual Return 2016-17 Please note that this document has been submitted to External Audit and may be subject to change.

Annual Governance Statement 2016-17 Governance Statement 2016-17

Supporting Evidence 2016-17 Annual Return supporting evidence

Accounting Statements 2016-17 Unaudited Accounts 2016-17 Please note that this document has been submitted to External Audit and may be subject to change.

Internal auditors report 2016-17 Internal auditors report 2016-17

 

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Warwickshire Local Welfare Summer Scheme

The Warwickshire Local Welfare Scheme helps the most vulnerable residents at times of unavoidable crisis.

It provides basic and essential help for food and energy. This is provided either in emergency food parcels or with credit for energy. It is not a cash benefit­.

The Scheme also provides help to those whose needs are more long term, who are vulnerable through an ongoing set of circumstances rather than an immediate crisis.

This includes people that are care leavers, victims of domestic violence, former armed forces personnel, or those resettling in a community after a custodial term. Help might take the form of help in furnishing accommodation with basic furniture and appliances.

The Local Welfare Scheme will also signpost customers in the direction of other agencies and organisations who can offer help and support.

We also recognise that some families who are struggling financially and are eligible for free school meals have difficulty covering the 6 or 7 week period when their children are off school in the summer.

This Scheme is therefore an opportunity to reach and help those most in need this summer, by supporting families with the cost of food for their children over the summer holidays.

The eligibility criterion for this offer over the summer holidays is that parents are registered for free school meals (not universal FSM) before 14th July 2017.

All partners are being asked to identify any parents who meet the eligibility criteria and refer them to the Warwickshire Local Welfare Scheme.

The telephone contact number is 0800 408 1448 or 01926 359182. Applications can be made by yourself or the customer. When calling, please make reference to the eligibility for free school meals and explain how the customer is struggling financially. If you are asking the customer to call and apply themselves, could you please ask that they also provide the above information.

In the meantime, if you have any questions on any of the above please contact Leanne Silverwood on either of the above numbers of via email -warwickshirelocalwelfarescheme@warwickshire.gov.uk.