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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.

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Report from Clifton Neighbourhood Watch – November 2018

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 djglover1951@gmail.com

 

 

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.

General, News, Traffic

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, News, Traffic

Winter Gritting Routes

Warwickshire County Council has once again published maps  containing information on the network of local roads which are gritted during icy conditions.

Winter Gritting Routes (002)

More information on the  Gritting Service can be found on Warwickshire County Council website http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/gritting

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.