The twinning group has just returned from a long weekend in Evreux where we spent an enjoyable time with our French families. On the Friday there was a reception at Evreux Town Hall followed by free time at the homes of our hosts. On Saturday the whole group visited Biotropica, a specialist zoo with some rare and unusual animals. In the evening the Mayor of Evreux welcomed us to the Chateau de Trangis where we had a meal with some entertainment. Sunday was free time with our French families, being immersed in the French way of life.
There are currently three Clifton families that take part in the twinning weekends with another waiting for a suitable French family. We also have a French single mother with an eleven year old daughter that would like to start twinning with an English family with a young child. If you are interested in joining the twinning group or would like to know more about it please phone Steve Woodford on 01788 561996
Following on from the summer fete that took place in the village last year, 3 trophies were given out as prizes. Just so we can prepare for future events, please can we ask for the 3 winners to return their trophies to the Parish Council. Please contact the clerk to arrange. firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the attendance of 3 Warwickshire County Council Members at the last Parish Council Meeting on 1st July 2019, please find below details of queries that were raised in the meeting, along with their responses.
Link Road Queries and Responses
Community Grant application form
The Parish Council will be considering applications for the Community Grant at the next meeting on 2 September 2019.
Please return the form and any relevant documents by 5 August 2019 to be considered.
Email the clerk at email@example.com if you would like a copy of the form to be emailed to you.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ANNUAL PARISH MEETING of Local Government Electors for the above-named Parish will be held at the Townsend Memorial Hall Lilbourne Road Clifton upon Dunsmore on:
MONDAY 25 MARCH 2019 commencing at 7.30 p.m.
Councillor Marion Nash, Chair of the Parish Council will preside.
The Annual Parish Meeting is an opportunity for residents on the Electoral Roll for Clifton upon Dunsmore to raise any matters of concern to them that relates to their local community. It would be helpful to have written notice of any matters to be raised but it is not essential. Matters can be raised at the meeting without prior notice. For any queries, please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council.
1. Welcome by Councillor Marion Nash
2. Apologies for absence
3. Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 26 March 2018
4. Annual Report from the Chair of Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council, Cllr Marion Nash
5. Statement of Accounts for Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council for 2018-19
6. Annual Report from County Councillor Adrian Warwick
7. Annual Report from Borough Councillor Leigh Hunt
8. Reports from village organisations
* Urban and Civic
* Houlton Residents Association – Brendan Mitchell
* Neighbourhood Watch – David Glover
* Conservation Group
9. Open Forum – to consider any matters electors wish to raise
10. Any Other Business
Please join us and 7.15pm when tea and coffee will be served.
Notice and Agenda – Annual Parish Meeting 2019
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 12 hours per week . Salary SPC 15-21 £9.341 -£10.676 per hour dependent on qualification and experience.(PAY AWARD PENDING 1 APRIL 2019)
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.
- 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 2019
Application via CV with a covering letter, including two referees to:
Marion Nash – Chair, Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council, 2a Church Street Clifton upon Dunsmore Rugby CV23 0BP or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is Friday 15 March 2019
Interviews are likely to place during week beginning Monday 18 March 2019
The Parish Council meeting which was due to take place on Monday 4 March 2019 has unfortunately had to be cancelled.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will now take place on Monday 1 April 2019.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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.
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.
Refuse collections over the Christmas period
Report a highway problem
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