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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.

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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.

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

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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 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.

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 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: marion.nash1@btinternet.com

The closing date for applications is Friday 15 March 2019

Interviews are likely to place during week beginning Monday 18 March 2019