News, Parish Council, Traffic

Road Closure The Kent


Warwickshire County Council proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order details as indicated below:

Description of road to be closed The Kent closed to vehicular traffic between the junctions of Lower Hillmorton Road and Houlton Way.
Reason for Order To facilitate signage on the bridge parapet and associated works, 09.30-15.30hrs Monday – Friday.
Order Effective from: 29 September 2020 for up to 18 months or until works are completed, whichever is the sooner.
Anticipated Completion Date: 14 October 2020.
Access & Diversion:

An alternative route will be signed and is available via The Kent, School Street, Deerings Road, A428, Whitehall Road, Clifton Road, Rugby Road, Main Street, Lilbourne Road, Hillmorton Lane and vice versa.

Vehicular access & egress will be maintained where possible.

Contractor: Balfour Beatty Tel: 03451 415 302.

To report any problems with these works or for further details of our current & planned roadworks visit our website or call us 01926 412515.

Community Safety, News

Clifton Neighbourhood Watch

At the time of writing there were no reported crimes in our area during the last period.

Theft of sheep continues to be a problem. However, following useful information from the public there have been some arrests. Three men from Birmingham have received prison sentences ranging from two years eleven months to four years four months. Following a separate police operation in Birmingham, three men and two women were detained in connection with sheep theft and sheep slaughter offences in Alcester and Rugby. Please be vigilant and report anything suspicious to the police on 101, or 999 if the crime is in progress.

The MOBILE POLICE STATION has been suspended for the time being.

All households in the village are covered by Clifton NHW so there is no need to apply for membership. However, if you would like to know more or take an active part in Clifton NHW please contact Steve Woodford on 01788 561996 or eMail


Mental health and wellbeing

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind are pleased to announce the opening of a new service which launched 2nd April 2020.

The Warwickshire Safe Haven will offer mental health support from 6pm-11pm every Thursday to Sunday evening.

Currently support is provided by telephone/text/email with a view to being provided face to face once government guidance allows.

Warwickshire Safe Haven aims to help those who might be finding it difficult to cope and need support when other services are closed.  Wellbeing practitioners can provide a reassuring chat, signposting and guidance on building coping strategies to manage both mental and emotional wellbeing.

Tel 02477 714554 or mobile 07970 042270


News, Rugby Borough

Foodbank update

Rugby Borough Council has reached an agreement with the Rugby Foodbank to take over the operation of the food bank.

The agreement comes after the food bank had to suspend its operations due to the impact of the coronavirus on their volunteer base and the need to maintain social distancing to keep volunteers and public safe.

Rugby Foodbank have kindly donated their stock which allows the council to start distributing food with no pause in services.

The council will operate the warehousing and distribution of food packages until the food bank is able to return to normal operations.

Diana Mansell, Chair of Hope4, said: “I am sure that our supporters will be so pleased that the council have stepped in when we just could not continue. We have been getting concerned calls about the food bank closing and it is so good to have some good news to share.

“I very much hope that the public will continue to donate food items to the food bank at their usual collection point so that this service can continue.

The food bank operated its last distribution session on Wednesday and the council intends to be able to open in time for the scheduled session on Monday.

Details of how eligible residents can collect food parcels will be published at

Community Safety, General, News

Applications are now invited for young people interested in becoming a Police Cadet with Warwickshire Police

Warwickshire Police Cadets is a volunteer scheme for young people who wish to be part of a year programme that offers an opportunity to gain a practical understanding of policing and develop their spirit of adventure and good citizenship.

Recruitment is currently open from 1st January to 29th February 2020, the application form can be downloaded from Warwickshire Police website, under the cadet tab.

To apply to be a Warwickshire Police Cadet you must live in Warwickshire and be aged 13 to 16 on September 1st 2020.

The aim of the scheme is to support Warwickshire Police’s strategy of engagement with young people throughout the force area.

Cadets support local policing priorities through volunteering, working with partner agencies and positive participation in their communities.

They take part in a variety of activities including self-defence training, marching, fitness, team building, role playing and Outdoor events.

Cadets can gain an insight into police life through talks by guest speakers from different departments and agencies and by taking part in local community policing events.

Police cadets are a family where discipline, friendship and team work are all important.
If you become a police cadet, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that as a young person you are making a difference to your community and developing yourself for any future career.

In return we ask you to commit to attend the weekly meetings and commit to voluntary hours per quarter.

We have two units in Warwickshire, one in Nuneaton that covers North Warwickshire and one in Leamington Spa which covers South Warwickshire.

The cadets have 2 sections, one junior section for Cadets aged 13 to 16 years. The senior section is for cadets aged 16 to 18 years, you would apply to become a senor cadets if you’re currently a year 11 student and would be a cadet for 2 years.

Why not attend our recruitment drop evening on 29th January 2020 at Holiday Inn Express, Bermuda Park, St David’s Way, Nuneaton, CV10 7SD between 18.30 and 20.00 hours. This is an opportunity for students and parents to find out more about the scheme, meet the leaders and some cadets if who wish to attend the recruitment drop evening sign up to the event on our Facebook Page.

Seniors Cadets aged between 16 – 18 years old meet every Thursday evenings in Nuneaton between 6.15pm and 9.00pm, we also ask that you do 5 hours volunteering per month.

Junior Cadets aged between 13 – 16 years old meet every Tuesday evening in Nuneaton between 6.15pm – 8.30pm.

To apply to be a Warwickshire Police Cadet you must live in Warwickshire and be aged 13 to 16 on September 1st 2020

You can contact us at
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