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Townsend Memorial Hall Committee -AGM, 2 April 2019

The Townsend Memorial Committee are holding their A.G.M on the 2nd April, 2019 in the hall at 7.30 pm. A warm welcome is extended to any villager to come along and join us. We would love to hear from anyone who is interested in joining the committee to help run and organise this valuable community asset. I have currently been in the position of Secretary for several years but no longer live in the village. I will be retiring from this position at the AGM but will continue to be a committee member to help and advise a new recruit. If you would like further information on the AGM or to become a committee member then please call Julia Boyd on 07414 899418.

General, News, Parish Council

Happy Christmas to all in Clifton upon Dunsmore

The Parish Councillors should like to wish a restful and happy festive season to all parish residents. We hope that you will all be able to take some time out from your busy lives to enjoy the festivities with your family and friends; although we appreciate that many people working in the emergency services and caring sectors do not have such a luxury!

As the New Year approaches we would like to reflect on achievements during the past year and our ambitions for 2019. This year has been another busy one!

We are really pleased by the continuing success of both the summer and Christmas events organised by the Parish Council this year. It has been so heartening to have had so many residents attend both events and received such positive feedback – and it was very rewarding to be able to fund the Air Ambulance to the tune of over £4,000 and approximately £430 to Hope4 Rugby as a result of both of these events.

The Parish Council will again be organising  summer and Christmas events next year, building on the feedback that we received, to enhance the experience provided to residents in the past year. We will be circulating an annual report in the first quarter with full details of the past year’s work on your behalf.

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Refuse collections over the Christmas period

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General, News, Traffic

Update on Bus Service from 5 January 2019

Stagecoach have recently announced that as with a number of services around the Rugby area, they will be withdrawing service 64 completely along with the section of service 63 between Clifton and Rugby and will no longer be serving Rokeby and Hillside due to commercial viability.

County Councillor Adrian Warwick, with the support of Councillor Leigh Hunt and the parish council has been lobbying Warwickshire County Council to ensure that a regular bus service continues to be provided to Clifton upon Dunsmore and Newton.

As a result of this hard work we are pleased to announce that a new Warwickshire County Council tendered service 9, operated by A & M will now operate from Clifton to Lime Tree Village via Eastlands Road, Rugby Town Centre, Hillside, Rokeby, Woodlands  and Bilton Village from 5 January 2019.

This service is funded from the County Council revenue support budget for ‘socially necessary services’ not provided by the commercial sector that meet criteria for support.

Whilst the service is not as frequent as previously, it does still offer those who have to use public transport the opportunity to do so. The bus service will now operate approximately every 90 minutes during the day.

A copy of the new timetable is attached and will also be posted in the village noticeboard and Village Store. A limited supply of paper copies will also be left in the Village Store.

Bus Timetable 9 – Jan 2019

General, News, Parish Council

Residents Survey 2018 – Key points and comments

Many thanks to all those who took place in the recent residents Survey on Facilities and Services in Clifton upon Dunsmore. The Parish Council considered the results at its meeting on Monday 3 December.

Please find attached a summary of the key points and comments contained in the survey – and responses on the various issues raised.

IMPROVING FACILITIES SURVEY 2018 KEY POINTS AND COMMENTS

Results of Community Facilties survey 2018 (graphs)

General, News, Traffic

Update on the bus service

At the parish council meeting last night our County Councillor, Adrian Warwick, explained that Stagecoach run the Clifton to Rokeby (via town) service as a commercial service, and it is entirely within their power to stop the service if they wish to do so.

Pressure has been put on the County Council by Adrian and your Borough Councillor and the parish council. WCC has now gone out to tender, and Adrian attended a meeting with the Portfolio Holder and theDeputy leader of WCC this morning. He is optimistic that WCC will be able to step in to provide a bus service from Clifton.

However, this is unlikely to be a direct replacement for the service that we now have. Any replacement service is likely to cost not thousands of pounds, but tens of thousands, which is why the parish council could not fund it. The very short notice that was given by Stagecoach means that WCC have to find the money out of this year’s budgets, which are already stretched.

Adrian repeated to the meeting that he is as confident as he can be that something will be put in place for January, but that there is no information yet as to what the service will be. Once more detail is known it will be posted on Facebook and advertised widely. he was talking about a daily service, not the weekly Back and 4th that has been publicised on this group before, and which is designed to meet a completely different need.

General, News, Rugby Borough

Christmas Bin collections in Clifton upon Dunsmore

 

Please see the below information regarding the bin collections over Christmas. All bins that are affected will be tagged to advise residents of the changes.

Christmas 2018

 

  • There will be no green garden waste collections during w/c Monday 24 December or Monday 31 December 2018.
  • Black refuse and blue-lid recycling collections due on Tuesday 25 December will be made on Saturday 22 December 2018.
  • Black refuse and blue-lid recycling collections due on Wednesday 26 December will be made on Saturday 29 December 2018.

All other collection days will remain as normal, including on Tuesday 1 January 2019.

General, News, Traffic

Clifton Bus Service

In response to the announcement that Stagecoach will be terminating the current bus service from Clifton from January, the parish council has made telephone calls this morning.
We can confirm that the County Council, who subsidise the bus service, are in talks with Stagecoach. They, in turn, are in talks with Arriva about extending the X84 service to Clifton. This is a process that will be clarified in approximately two weeks.
The Parish Council will keep residents informed of further progress.