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.
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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.
At the time of writing there was one crime, on the A5, during the last period. Incident No 232 02/10/2018 – Watling Street, Clifton – 50 gallons of diesel has been stolen from a Caterpillar digger.
The Clifton Community Speed Watch team has started monitoring the speed of traffic though the village with the following results in the 20 mph zone: Lilbourne Road, 32 vehicles checked one doing 27 mph. Rugby Road, 36 vehicles checked two doing 25 mph and one doing 26 mph. More checks to follow.
The police have warned of many scams about at present so please be careful with: Mattress sellers; House insulation; Apple Pay; Spotify Premium; TV Licence refunds; Landlines being hijacked; HMRC refunds; Sim card swaps; Phone and Internet Service providers threatening to cease your service. You can find out more about these scams by joining Community Messaging Service, see below.
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 19th December 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 email@example.com
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.
- 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.
Warwickshire County Council has once again published maps containing information on the network of local roads which are gritted during icy conditions.
More information on the Gritting Service can be found on Warwickshire County Council website http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/gritting