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: email@example.com
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.
Community Grant application form
The Parish Council will be considering applications for the Community Grant at the next meeting on 4 March 2019.
Please return the form and any relevant documents by 28 February 2019 to be considered.
Email the clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a copy of the form to be emailed to you.
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
West Midlands weather warnings
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
The Mobile Police Station visit for the 19th December 2018 have been cancelled as PCSO 6152
Bailie-Crabtree will be on training day.
If you have any concerns that need to be raised just please contact Sharon by email Sharon.email@example.com
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)
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.