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Clifton Tennis Club – Fees for new members slashed

Tennis ClubThe weather is improving, the nights getting lighter and the tennis season is about to start. If you would like to try your hand at tennis then Clifton Tennis Club is offering some great deals this year so don’t miss out. The Club has slashed its annual membership for new members; Junior £10, Intermediate (16 to 20 years) £10, Adult £35 and Family £60.

Social tennis is available on Thursdays evenings from 6.00 pm, contact Steve Woodford on 01788 561996. If you do not want to commit to joining the club before you have tried our social tennis then just come along on Thursday evening and have a couple of weeks for free before deciding.

Club sessions are also held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm where there are opportunities to play league standard tennis and to be selected for the Club’s teams. Contact James Waghorn on 01788 570794.

Sue Robinson will be running junior tennis coaching again this year. Please contact Sue on 01788 567222 or Steve Woodford on 01788 561996 if you are interested.

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Come along and learn how to save a life.

Rugby First Responders 2017 Logo Hi-ResThe Parish Council is organising 2 awareness sessions, to be run by Rugby First Responders at the Townend Memorial Hall in Clifton upon Dunsmore on Saturday 25 March 2017.

The sessions will demonstrate life saving skills such as CPR, choking, recovery position etc and  show residents how the new Community Defibrillator works. dEFIB

The sessions will run at 10am and 11.15am. Please book a place to avoid disappointment by contacted the Clerk here or by telephoning 07786 102789.

Refreshments will be served between 10.45 and 11.15am, with an opportunity to complete the residents surveys on the proposed Joint Village Event and the proposed Adult Trim Trail.

Please note that the sessions are considered suitable for people aged 12 years and over.

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Would you use a ‘Trim Trail’?

The Parish Council is considering the purchase of some pieces of outdoor gym equipment (usually know as a Trim Trail’) for adults to use at the playing fields, using a developer funding contribution of around £7k.Trim Trail
This type of equipment which usually consists of several different pieces to exercise different parts of the body; has proved popular in many locations around the country, and can be used to improve fitness by those who do not want, or cannot afford to use a formal gym. Some of the equipment is accessible for use by people with disabilities.

Trim Trail woodenPlease help us to find out whether the purchase of the Trim Trail equipment will be viable, by completing the survey here.

Thank you for your help.

General, News

Twinning Group Quiz

Following the very successful Film Night our next social/fundraising event is the Quiz on Saturday 25th March at the Townsend Memorial Hall (Clifton Village Hall), opposite the church and The Bull, Lilbourne Rd., Clifton. Doors open around 7.00 pm ready for the first question at 7.15 pm.

We aim to attract between 50 and 60 people so please come along and encourage your friends and family to join you.

The entry fee is £3 per person with a maximum of six people in each team. Penny will provide the nibbles; crisps, pork pie, sausage rolls etc. but please bring your own drinks and glasses. There will be questions to suit everyone and, although the quiz is intended to be fun, there will be prizes for the top teams.

Please let me know if you would like to take part as soon as you can, and if so how many people will be in your team so we can cater for the right number. Don’t worry if you can’t make up a full team, we will match you up with others in the same position.

Steve Woodford (Chairman, Rugby Evreux Twinning Association



01788 561996

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Survey on a proposed Joint Village Event

Proposed joint Cliftonupon Dunsmore and Newton village event

Clifton upon Dunsmore and Newton are both vibrant communities with lots to offer their residents. However, the resources required to organise events and activities are limited in both villages.

The Parish Councils representing both villages would like to work together to organise a joint event which all of the community can enjoy later this year – most likely in early September, and held at the playing field; but to know a little more about what our residents would like would be very useful.

You can let us know what you think by completing our short survey, available through the link shown here . The survey will be open until 31 March 2017.

Thank you for your help.



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Training available on completing grant applications

RBC logoSubject to the confirmation of the funding being available, the 17/18 Rugby Borough grants will be launched on the RBC website on 1 March and the closing date for applications is 10 April.

If you are considering applying for a grant I recommend that you attend the following free course which will identify what is involved in writing a funding application.


Warwickshire CAVA: How to Complete an Application for Fundingwcava-logo_0
Friday 10th March 2017, 10.0am -12.30pm.

Learn Warwickshire, 6 Mitchell Court, Castle Mound Way, Central Park, Rugby CV23 0UY

A free and practical workshop about writing application forms for funding. We aim to increase your confidence with bid-writing. To book your free place visit: For further information please contact Leonie Yeend on 01788 539573 or email:

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Garden Waste Service

wheelie binFollowing the Borough Council’s approval for the new garden waste collection service they have compiled some web information that is now online at

This information addresses most of the questions that have been seen on social media or that have been asked of the contact centre or through the website, and it is hoped you will find it useful when discussing the service with residents. However,  feedback is welcomed, either on the clarity or consistency of the information or on information that could be added.

There are links to this web information from the recycling pages of the website and from the home page. It can also be found through the site search facility.

The Borough Council has  now also confirmed that subscriptions will open on 6 March 2017, either through the weblink above, 24/7, or via (01788) 533332 between 9am and 5pm. They will accept card payments only. Credit cards will incur a 2.5 per cent surcharge, but debit cards will not incur any additional charges.

Social media, radio and newspaper advertising will start in the next few weeks, but in the meantime you may wish to “like” the council’s new facebook page at



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The Great British Spring Clean Parish Litter Pick – Saturday 4 March 2017


Meeting at 9.30am at the Car Park by St Mary’s Church

 Yes, it’s that time again! Volunteers are needed for the ‘Get Britain Tidy’ litter pick planned for the 4th March 2017.  Equipment will be available for collection from 9.30am on Saturday, at the Car Park by the Church.

Listed below are the routes available.  Let me know in advance if there are any particular routes you would like to volunteer to do otherwise, see you on the day.


  1. Rugby Road, Newall Close, Avon Street, Vicarage Hill (up to Bridge 66)
  1. Car Park, Lilbourne Road (between corner of South Road and TMH), Lions Path, Everard Close and Goodacre Close.
  1. South Road, Allans Close, Allans Lane, Orwell Close, Whiley Close.
  1. Main Street, Carlton Court, the Beeches, Station Road.
  1. Buckwell Lane, Hadfield Close, Church Street, Manor Lane, Robertson Close.
  1. North Road, Elms Paddock, South Road up to Shuttleworth Road
  1. Newton Road.
  1. Shuttleworth Road and Playing Field
  1. Hillmorton Locks

Your help and support as always is appreciated.

Councillor Lesley Edwards

Contact: 07973849335 or

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Clifton upon Dunsmore Primary School seek new Governors

The Governing Body of Clifton-upon-Dunsmore C. of E. Primary School have vacancies for three Co-opted Governors.  Applications for these roles will be considered from parents/guardians, members of the community or anyone who is interested in joining the Governing Body of Clifton Primary School.

Under new Government guidelines Governing Bodies are required to have a balance of skills and interests, therefore, we are particularly interested in applications from people that may have legal, HR and possibly financial experience.  However we would consider your application if this is not your field of expertise.

As a Co-opted Governor you would normally serve for a period of four years. The L.E.A. is required to provide training for Governors and you will have the opportunity to undertake a course at a future date.

There are approximately six full meetings per year and you would also be expected to serve on one of the sub-committees.  We are looking for someone to devote time to playing a part in the school’s future.  Governors are involved in helping to work out what is taught in the school, how the school is run in terms of discipline and behaviour, with the appointing of staff, and the administration of the school’s financial affairs.

The last date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 28th February 2017.  The Governing Body will then consider all applications with a view to appointing the successful candidates. If you are interested, please send a covering letter and c.v. to