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Clifton Tennis Club

The weather is improving, the nights getting lighter and the tennis season has started. If you would like to try your hand at tennis then Clifton Tennis Club is offering several opportunities for you this year; so don’t miss out.

You could join as an individual member or take advantage of the reduced cost of Family Membership. Either way you can enjoy playing 365 days of the year and you can choose to play when it suits you best, with no need to book a court in advance. You can of course enjoy the following as well.

Club sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.00 pm where there are opportunities to play social tennis with people of a similar standard from beginners to league standard players. If you do not want to commit to joining the club before you have tried our social tennis then just contact Steve Woodford on 01788 561996 or turn up at the courts at around 6.00 pm on Thursdays.

The Club is running a Men’s team and a Mixed Doubles team this year with the hope of being able to run a Ladies team soon. Contact James Waghorn 01788 570794 for the Men’s team or Sue Robinson on 07813 121 589 for the Mixed and Ladies teams.

If you are between 4 and 11 years of age Sue Robinson is running our junior coaching again this year contact Sue on 07813 121 589.

Clifton Tennis Club has frozen its annual membership for yet another year: Junior £15, Intermediate (16 to 21 years) £20, Adult £45 and Family £80.

Clifton Tennis Club is a village club set in a quiet corner of Clifton Playing Field off South Road. The main contacts are:

Chairman, Rod Dolman (A5) 07968 308 290
Treasurer, Lesley Edwards (Rugby Road) 01788 551366
Secretary, Steve Woodford (Shuttleworth Road) 01788 561996
Men’s Team Captain, James Waghorn (South Road) 01788 570794
Mixed/Ladies Team Captain Sue Robinson (North Road) 07813 121 589

General, News, Traffic

Temporary Road Closure – North Road

WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984, SECTION 14

 TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF NORTH ROAD, CLIFTON UPON DUNSMORE

Warwickshire County Council has made a Temporary Traffic Order closing North Road, Clifton upon Dunsmore from a point outside property number 2, to vehicular traffic.

The closure is required to facilitate works for a hydrant rebuild.

The Order will commence on 4 April 2018 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier.  However, it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 9 April 2018.

Pedestrian access to and egress from properties and land situated adjacent to the length of road to be closed will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained where possible.

An alternative route will be signed and is available via: North Road, Main Street, Church Street (and vice versa).

The Council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused.  The team dealing with this Temporary Traffic Order at Warwickshire County Council is Network Management (Tel: 01926 412515).

Any enquiries relating to the works being undertaken may be directed to the contractor dealing with this matter on behalf of Severn Trent Water, Total (Tel: 01623 880 650).

S Duxbury, Head of Law & Governance, Shire Hall, Warwick, 29 March 2018

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General, News, Rugby Borough

Applications invited for council’s community grants

Community and voluntary organisations can now apply for a grant from Rugby Borough Council.

The council has a total funding pot of nearly £85,000 available for 2018/2019, with grants on offer to community, voluntary and charitable organisations based in the borough.

Organisations can apply for:

  • a voluntary and community grant of up to £2,500 to support projects which benefit the local community
  • a sports grant of up to £1,000 to support local sports clubs in delivering events or activities
  • a youth and play grant of up to £1,000 to support events or projects which develop and sustain youth and play provision
  • an arts grant of up to £1,000 to support Rugby’s creative industries and community engagement
  • a Rural Development Fund grant of up to £10,000 to support projects in Rugby’s rural areas
  • a Health and Wellbeing Community Fund grant of up to £5,000, delivered in partnership with Public Health Warwickshire, to support projects which increase physical activity, positive mental wellbeing and awareness of healthy eating

The community grants support Rugby’s regeneration strategy, drawn up by the Rugby Local Strategic Partnership (LSP), and the council’s corporate strategy.

The regeneration strategy focuses on developing and supporting projects which increase community cohesion, improve health and wellbeing, tackle unemployment and help residents access education and training.

Cllr Emma Crane, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for communities and homes, and chair of the Rugby LSP, said: “The regeneration strategy has put a framework in place to support new projects and services which benefit residents.

“By supporting the goals of the regeneration strategy and the objectives of the council’s corporate strategy, the community grants aim to encourage voluntary and community organisations to work in partnership with us to make a real difference in our communities.

“We recognise the vital role the voluntary sector plays in the borough and understand the challenges of securing funding,” Cllr Crane added.

“So I’d urge community and voluntary organisations to find out more about our funding criteria and make an application before the deadline.”

Applications for community grants must be made by 12 noon on Monday 9 April.

To apply, visit www.rugby.gov.uk/grants For more information, email grants@rugby.gov.uk

For more information, contact Mike Green on (01788) 533599 or email Mike.Green@rugby.gov.uk

General, News, Rugby Borough

Second stage of local plan examination hearings announced

 The public hearings into the borough plan will resume on 17 April for ten days, following the conclusion of the first stage of hearings on 1 February. The plan sets out where in the borough housing and employment land should be allocated and identifies the supporting infrastructure that will be needed.

The second stage of the examination will focus on housing allocations at villages in the borough together with gypsy and traveller allocations, economic development policies and sustainable design, among other matters.

The hearings will take the form of a roundtable discussion led by Mike Hayden, the planning inspector.

Only individuals, groups or organisations who have made representations seeking changes to the plan will have the opportunity to take part, provided they contact the programme officer to register their interest. However, anyone may attend the sessions to observe, subject to space being available.

Cllr Heather Timms, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for growth and investment, said: “The examination in public is an important process that determines whether or not the council’s plan for growth meets all of the legal tests. I am pleased that this independent and objective examination is moving on to its second stage.”

A copy of the inspector’s correspondence, which includes guidance notes and a draft timetable, can be found at www.rugby.gov.uk/localplan along with all of the examination documents.

For further information please contact: Matthew Deaves, on (01788) 533562 or out of hours on 07766 423006, or email matthew.deaves@rugby.gov.uk

 

 

General, News, Traffic

Construction vehicles using the village

Following a report made at a recent Parish Council meeting, the Parish Council has contacted the Contractor responsible for the construction of the new Link Road again; expressing concerns at the number of large vehicles using the village to access the site at Hillmorton Lane.

The response from the Contractor (Galliford Try) was positive however, we have been asked to provide evidence of vehicle registrations, days and times etc to assist with tracing the offenders.  If anyone spots large construction vehicles using the village in connection with the new Link Road it would be very helpful if you could please provide the Parish Council with this type of evidence. Please contact the Clerk on: clerk@cliftonupondunsmore.org.uk .

Community Safety, General, News

Community Priorities for the Fosse division

The Rugby Rural North Policing Team are asking residents to start to think of the next round of Community Priorities for the Fosse division.

They have been listening to suggestions from the community about current issues and these are included in the latest online poll. Please take the opportunity to participate in this poll (accessed through the link below) and share far and wide.

The two most popular issues (by votes cast) will be adopted by the team as of 1st March.

Voting closes on 27th Feb, just prior to the next Community Forum.

https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/43935/Forthcoming-Community-Priorities-vote

General, News, Parish Council

Vacancy for a Clerk – Clifton & Newton Joint Burial Committee (CNJBC)

The CNJBC seeks a highly motivated, enthusiastic person to take on the post of a Part Time Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

The Clerk is expected to work from home and attend at least one evening meeting every two months.

Duties will include: minute taking; correspondence; updating burial registers and cemetery plan; management of cemetery operations; management of accounts and audit procedures.
The post will have contact with bereaved families, funeral directors, grave diggers and a groundsman, therefore excellent communication skills will be essential as well as a high degree of sensitivity and flexibility.

Good literacy and numeracy as well as good organisational and IT skills will also be required. Previous experience within a similar role would be desirable but a candidate with a willingness to learn would also be considered.

This is a part time post and should therefore not exceed an average of 11 hours per month unless the need arises. Pay will be based on an hourly rate of £8.87.

Please email your CV and covering note to clerkcnjbc@gmail.com. The closing date for applicants is 9th March 2018 with the successful applicant in post for the March meeting.

A full job description can be found here JOB-DESCRIPTION-CNJBC-CLERK 2018 or contact the current Clerk, Liz Harvey on 07954 146561, or Cris Palmer (CNJBC Chairman) on 07915 206062 if you have any queries.

General, News, Rugby Borough

RBC -Putting the big issues under the spotlight

RUGBY Borough Council holds a public workshop next month to discuss issues for councillors to review in 2018.

Councillors have started to plan the programme of overview and scrutiny work for the coming year, and have urged residents to raise issues of local concern which could benefit from a detailed review.

The public workshop takes place at the Benn Hall’s Rokeby Room, Newbold Road, at 5.30pm on Wednesday 7 March.
Cllr Claire Edwards, overview and scrutiny chair, said: “We would like to hear about issues that people think the borough council should put under the spotlight.

“We are looking for matters of real community concern where there is a realistic prospect of making improvements.”

Each issue included in the overview and scrutiny programme becomes subject to an in-depth review by a cross-party group of councillors.

Recent review topics have included homelessness, Public Spaces Protection Orders, town centre heritage, and waste and recycling.

Cllr Neil Sandison, fellow chair of overview and scrutiny, added: “Overview and scrutiny has the power to make a real difference.

“But to be really effective it is important for local people to be involved and that’s why we have issued an open invitation to the workshop.”

To find out more information, suggest an issue for review or to confirm your attendance at the workshop, visit www.rugby.gov.uk/scrutiny and click ‘Get involved.’

Residents can also call the council’s democratic services team on (01788) 533591 or (01788) 533522, or email democraticservices@rugby.gov.uk

For more information, contact Mike Green on (01788) 533599 or email Mike.Green@rugby.gov.uk

General, News, Parish Council

Annual Parish Meeting of Clifton upon Dunsmore

MONDAY 26 MARCH 2018 AT 7.30PM AT THE TOWNSEND MEMORIAL HALL

All parishes, whether or not they have a parish council, hold a meeting once a year to discuss the affairs of the parish. It is an opportunity for the Parish Council to report on its activities during the year, for borough and county councillors and village organisations to make presentations, and for villagers to raise any concerns they may have.

The annual parish meeting is not a parish council meeting; however, the Chair of the Parish Council should preside if he/she is available to attend. The Clerk to the Parish Council is responsible for the minutes of the meeting. As it is not a Parish Council meeting, no resolutions can be passed by the Parish Council, however a vote may be taken amongst those electors of the parish present on a motion laid before the meeting.

This year invitations have been issued to the local Police Beat Team, the Fire and Rescue Service (Safe and Well at Home service) and Community Safety Wardens to attend from 7.00pm to provide information on their services and to enable residents to talk directly to them.

Representatives of local groups and organisations are most welcome to come along to the meeting to provide information about their activities during the past year; their information will be then recorded in the minutes and included on the community pages of the Parish Council website, which will hopefully encourage more people to participate over the forthcoming year.

If your group would like to give a presentation at the Annual Parish Meeting please let The Clerk know at least 10 days before the meeting (by 16 March) to enable this to be included on the Agenda.

If possible please also provide the Clerk with a copy of your presentation on clerk@cliftonupondunsmore.org.uk  to ensure that it is recorded accurately.