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Community Safety, General

Report from Clifton Neighbourhood Watch – October 2018

At the time of writing there have been no reported crimes during the last period.

The new speed restrictions are in place so please observe the 30 mph speed limit as you enter the village and the 20 mph zone within the village. Please note that the 20 mph zone includes North Road, South Road etc. and not just the main roads through Clifton. The Clifton Community Speed Watch team are now operating their vehicle speed monitoring around the village and registration numbers etc. will be forwarded to Warwickshire Police for the appropriate action to be taken. A summary of the checks will be published in these reports. It is expected that the Community Speed Watch Scheme in Clifton will have a significant effect on the speed of traffic through the village.

You can receive details of crimes in Clifton by joining the police Community Messaging Service. You will receive eMails from the police from time to time to make you aware of crimes in Clifton, details of local scams and fraudulent activity, crime prevention advice etc. To join this service go to; https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/cms

Please remember the MOBILE POLICE STATION is available for you in Lilbourne Rd from 11.00am to 12.00 noon on specific dates. The next one will be on Wednesday 14th November and notices will be placed on the village notice boards.

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 Chairman David Glover on 01788 535574 djglover1951@gmail.com

 

 

General, News

News from Clifton Tennis Club

Some great results were given by team captains James Waghorn and Sue Robinson at the recent tennis club committee meeting; the men’s team finished 2nd in their league and the mixed team ended up 4th with only a couple of points between them and the second place team. Even greater things are expected for next year.

Clifton Tennis Club is a great asset for the village and anyone in the village can join, in fact 63% of existing members live in Clifton including the Chairman Rod Dolman, Treasurer Lesley Edwards, Secretary Steve Woodford and team captains James Waghorn and Sue Robinson.

The tennis club has a special offer at the moment with membership fees being slashed; Adult £22, Intermediate (16 to 21 year old) £10, Junior (under 16) £7, and Family (2 adults and their children up to 21 years of age) £40. If you are interested in joining the club please contact Steve Woodford on 01788 561996.

 

 

General, News, Parish Council

Residents Survey – Improving community facilities and services in Clifton upon Dunsmore.

The Parish Council is in the process of updating and reviewing its 5 year plan.  We would like to ensure that our priorities and proposed action plan reflect those of the residents in the parish of Clifton upon Dunsmore.

Please remember that whilst we do not have control over services supplied by the County and Borough Councils’ such as the Police, Schools, Highways and Social Services; the Parish Council can have some input into the delivery of these services, particularity when we have evidence (via consultation) of our residents views.

So, please could you help us start this process by completing the following survey, which we have kept as brief as we could in order to encourage as many people to complete it as possible – but we are eager to hear your comments too. The survey can be completed by clicking on this link . https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BXNBFQJ

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. The results will be reported to the Parish Council and also published on its website. www.cliftonupondunsmore.org.uk

 

 

Parish Council

Vacancy for Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Our present Clerk is retiring, therefore Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council is seeking applicants for the post of Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to the Council. Working from home, this position is part-time, requiring approximately 10 hours per week . Salary SPC 15-21 £9.341 -£10.676 per hour dependent on qualification and experience.

Additionally, attendance is required at monthly evening Parish Council Meetings and the Annual Parish Meeting.

This position would suit a well-organised person, motivated to be involved in parish activities.

Applicants need to have good communication and appropriate computer skills, take minutes and manage the Council’s administration and finances. Applicants will need to have internet access and be comfortable with email and the use of the internet.

Duties include:

  • producing agendas and minutes for all council meetings
  • liaising with outside bodies
  • managing budgets and keeping financial records
  • financial and operational reporting
  • ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements
  • advising the council on policies and activities and enacting the decisions of the council

 

A full job description and person specification can be found  here: JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION 2018.

Application via CV with a covering letter, including two referees to:

The Clerk to Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council, 24 Harebell Way Rugby CV23 0TT
or via email:clerk@cliftonupondunsmore.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday 2 November 2018

Interviews are likely to place during week beginning Monday 5 November 2018

General, News

Our Rugby – Our Future 2018

Wednesday, 17th October 2018, 9.30am to 12.30pm (FREE refreshments available), Benn Hall, Newbold Road, Rugby CV21 2LN
Our Rugby, Our Future celebrates Rugby’s vibrant voluntary and community sector, giving you the chance to discover the wide range of services on offer in the borough.

You can explore a busy market place with stalls hosted by a range of organisations
from the community, voluntary and public sector, and find out about volunteering opportunities in the borough. And with councillors from both Rugby Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council set to attend, it’s the perfect place to network, influence and learn.

For more information, please contact Warwickshire CAVA on 01788 574258 or leonie@wcava.org.uk.

Community Safety, News

Clifton Neighbourhood Watch update – September 2018

At the time of writing there have been no reported crimes during the last period.

Volunteers from Clifton will be conducting speed checks at various locations around Clifton very soon.

Many of you will have visited the Neighbourhood Watch stand at the village fete and found discounted security items for sale; from CCTV to credit card protective sleeves. If you would like to look at what’s available go to www.rugbynhw.org

Keep your vehicles secure by locking them and closing windows whenever you leave them. Do not leave anything on display including boxes, envelopes, clothing, Sat Nav brackets etc. etc. etc.

You can receive details of crimes in Clifton by joining the police Community Messaging Service. You will receive eMails from the police from time to time to make you aware of crimes in Clifton, details of local scams and fraudulent activity, crime prevention advice etc. To join this service go to; https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/cms

Be aware of people phoning or leaving messages saying they are from HMRC and that there is a warrant out for your arrest due to failure to pay tax. If this happened to you take a note of the phone number that called you and report the incident to the police on 101 or by calling Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Also be aware of fake eMails from “British Gas” offering to make refunds etc.

Please remember the MOBILE POLICE STATION is available for you in Lilbourne Rd from 11.00am to 12.00 noon on specific dates. The next one will be on Wednesday 10th October and notices will be placed on the village notice boards.

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 Chairman David Glover on 01788 535574 djglover1951@gmail.com

 

 

 

Community Safety, News

Preventing Vehicle Crime

Do not be complacent about keeping your property and your vehicle safe. By following the below advice you can help prevent opportunist thieves from
striking.

Never leave anything on show in your vehicle and remember to take your sat nav and audio equipment with you. Always remove the sat nav cradle and wipe away the suction marks.

Remember, never leave the car with its engine running or the keys in the ignition and fit self-locking screws to prevent number plates being stolen and always lock your car and fully close its windows and sunroof when you are leaving it unattended. Double check by pulling your vehicles door handles to ensure the central locking system is working correctly.

Fit anti-theft devices to steering wheels, fuel caps and wheels and park in well-lit areas or in a secure car park. Never leave your mobile phone behind and do not store items in the boot, remember to take them with you.

Keyless entry vehicles, although convenient, are currently an extremely easy target for theft with increasing numbers being stolen. However, there are several steps you can take to reduce your risk.

1. Ensure your vehicle is properly locked and keep keys far away from doors and windows to ensure the vehicle is no longer in range of the key?s signal.

2. Place keys in a metal/foiled lined box or container, or another container that blocks the keys signal from reaching the vehicle when it?s not in use.

3. Switch off the key?s wireless signal when you don?t need your vehicle. If you are unsure if the key has this function, find out in your owner?s manual.

4. You could also purchase an aftermarket security device, such as a steering wheel lock, a driveway parking post or even a wheel clamp. Even if the thieves are able to access and start your car, these should prevent them from driving away. Many criminals will consider bypassing these as ?too much hassle?.

5. Other steps include checking if there are any software updates for the car itself, remaining vigilant for unusual activity in your area and having an aftermarket immobiliser or tracker fitted.

For further information on all forms of crime prevention, please visit: https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/2099/Crime-and-safety

Community Safety, News

Clifton Neighbourhood Watch update – August 2018

At the time of writing there have been no reported crimes during the last period.

Volunteers from Clifton have now been vetted by the police and trained in the use of the laser speed gun. Site risk assessments have been undertaken at various sites within Clifton so we are almost ready to start running Community Speed Watch checks on vehicles travelling through the village. High Visibility jackets have been obtained as have suitable signs. All that is needed now is a speed gun, but at a cost of around £1000 each this is not going to be easy.

You can receive details of crimes in Clifton by joining the police Community Messaging Service. You will receive eMails from the police from time to time to make you aware of crimes in Clifton, details of local scams and fraudulent activity, crime prevention advice etc. To join this service go to; https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/cms

Please remember the MOBILE POLICE STATION is available for you in Lilbourne Rd from 11.00am to 12.00 noon on specific dates. The next one will be in October and notices will be placed on the village notice boards.

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 Chairman David Glover on 01788 535574 djglover1951@gmail.com

 

 

General, News, Parish Council

Help needed to make our Fete a success for everyone!

The organising group is in need of assistance to run the Fete on the day itself, and make it a success for everyone who attends.  Volunteers would be welcome to cover any of the activities listed below (and also not for the whole time stated) If you would like to help in any way,  please do get in touch. To give you an idea about what assistance is needed:

  • 6-8 people to help erect a large marquee from 7.30 – 9am (and to take it down between 5 – 7pm)
  • 2 people to act as gate marshals from 9am – 12noon
  • 2 people to help stallholders on arrival from 9am -11am
  • 2 people to help sell raffle tickets from 12noon -4pm
  • 2 people to help take entry fees for the produce and fun dog shows from 8am – 3pm
  • 6 -8 people to help serve food and drinks from 12noon -5pm

If you feel you can help out in some way please contact Alastair Robinson on 07771 945290 or by email to villagefete@cliftonupondunsmore.org.uk.