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NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

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.

AGENDA

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

General, News, Parish Council

Vacancy for Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

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

 

Community Safety, News

Report from Clifton Neighbourhood Watch – February 2019

At the time of writing there were 2 crimes in the vicinity of South Road where items were stolen from vehicles on 21st January 2018. More recently several properties in North Rd were burgled, access being gained from the rear of the properties.

The Clifton Community Speed Watch team has been monitoring the speed of traffic though the village. Newton Rd (30 mph section), 100 vehicles checked; one doing 35 mph, another probably exceeding the limit, but details of the vehicle could not be taken.

Please remember to observe the 20 mph speed limit throughout the 20 mph zone in Clifton; this includes Lilbourne Rd, Hillmorton Ln, Newton Rd, Main St, Rugby Rd, North Rd, South Rd etc.

At a recent meeting of Rugby NHW in the Benn Hall the police said that even minor incidents should be reported to the police on 101 (Emergency to 999) as one small bit of information could link with other reports and give the police the lead they need to make an arrest. They also said there are “Holiday Boxes” available on a loan basis from the police which contain light timers, radio timers, TV lights giving the impression that a TV is on in the house.

Make sure your home is secure and ensure any valuables, including keys, are out of sight. If you are away or out for the night use light, TV, Radio timers to suggest there is someone at home.

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 advertised 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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Townsend Memorial Hall Committee -AGM, 2 April 2019

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 Safety, News

Report from Clifton Neighbourhood Watch – December 2018

CLIFTON NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

At the time of writing there were 2 reported crimes during the last period. Incident 311 01/11/2018 – Lilbourne Road, Clifton A vehicle has been stolen with keys. Incident 283 22/11/2018 – North Road, Clifton At 2.00pm a set of keys have been stolen from an insecure car.

The Clifton Community Speed Watch team has been monitoring the speed of traffic though the village at various locations with the following results since the last report. Newton Rd (30 mph section), 100 vehicles checked; one doing 33 mph and one doing 42 mph. Rugby Rd (30 mph section), 100 vehicles checked; none exceeding the speed limit. More checks to follow.

Please do not drive if you have been drinking, even if it is the day after you have been drinking.

Park in a safe location. Please leave your vehicle secure and take your keys with you. Do not leave any items on display; if you cannot remove them from the car put them out of sight in the boot. Anything left on display is an invitation for a criminal to break in and take it even if it is not valuable. An envelope, empty carrier bag or a sweater are all tempting to a criminal.

When out shopping, in a bar, restaurant etc. keep your valuables out of sight and in a safe location. Look round and see how easy it would be to take someone else’s phone, wallet, keys etc. and make sure yours are out of sight and more secure in a zipped pocket etc.

Make sure your home is secure and ensure any valuables, including keys, are out of sight. If you are away or out for the night use light, TV, Radio timers to suggest there is someone at home.

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 advertised 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General, News, Parish Council

Happy Christmas to all in Clifton upon Dunsmore

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.

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General, News, Traffic

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)