The Parish Council is in the process of updating and reviewing its 5 year plan. We would like to ensure that our priorities and proposed action plan reflect those of the residents in the parish of Clifton upon Dunsmore.
Please remember that whilst we do not have control over services supplied by the County and Borough Councils’ such as the Police, Schools, Highways and Social Services; the Parish Council can have some input into the delivery of these services, particularity when we have evidence (via consultation) of our residents views.
So, please could you help us start this process by completing the following survey, which we have kept as brief as we could in order to encourage as many people to complete it as possible – but we are eager to hear your comments too. The survey can be completed by clicking on this link . https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BXNBFQJ
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. The results will be reported to the Parish Council and also published on its website. www.cliftonupondunsmore.org.uk
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 10 hours per week . Salary SPC 15-21 £9.341 -£10.676 per hour dependent on qualification and experience.
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.
- 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 2018.
Application via CV with a covering letter, including two referees to:
The Clerk to Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council, 24 Harebell Way Rugby CV23 0TT
or via email:firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is Friday 2 November 2018
Interviews are likely to place during week beginning Monday 5 November 2018
The organising group is in need of assistance to run the Fete on the day itself, and make it a success for everyone who attends. Volunteers would be welcome to cover any of the activities listed below (and also not for the whole time stated) If you would like to help in any way, please do get in touch. To give you an idea about what assistance is needed:
- 6-8 people to help erect a large marquee from 7.30 – 9am (and to take it down between 5 – 7pm)
- 2 people to act as gate marshals from 9am – 12noon
- 2 people to help stallholders on arrival from 9am -11am
- 2 people to help sell raffle tickets from 12noon -4pm
- 2 people to help take entry fees for the produce and fun dog shows from 8am – 3pm
- 6 -8 people to help serve food and drinks from 12noon -5pm
If you feel you can help out in some way please contact Alastair Robinson on 07771 945290 or by email to email@example.com.
The results of the residents survey on which local charity should benefit from any profits from the 2018 Village Fete have now been collated.
They are are follows:
Warwickshire Air Ambulance 42.31% total votes 22
Hope4 Rugby 25.00% total votes 13
Rugby Myton Hospice 21.15% total votes 11
Rugby First Responders 19.23% total votes 10
Rugby Pawprints 15.38% total votes 8
Total Respondents: 52
It is a legal requirement for councils subject to The Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities to publish, on a freely accessible website, certain documents related to:
Annual Governance, Accounting Statements, Bank Reconciliation, Explanation of Variances over the prior year, Internal Auditor’s Report, Annual Return, The commencement of and the duration of, the Period for public inspection of the Accounting Statements.
There is a timetable for publishing all these documents, which Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council will fully comply with. The dates for the public inspection of the unaudited accounts for 2017-18 are this year, between 4 June – 13 July 2018.
Notice of public rights and publication of unaudited accounts 2017-18
Documents relating to the year ending March 31st 2018 are published on this website
Last year a number of residents indicated that they would like various local charities to benefit from monies raised at the Village Fete.
The group organising the Village Fete this year would like to gather a consensus on which local charities the majority of residents feel would benefit most from money raised at the Fete this year.
Depending on how much profit is made by the Village Fete (after organising costs) it is likely that the money will be shared by 2 or 3 local charities.
NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
Please join us from 7.00pm when Tea and Coffee will be served, and when representatives from the Local Police Beat Team, Community Safety Wardens, Rugby Community First Responders will be available to speak to and answer questions.
Representatives from the Fire and Rescue Service (Safe and Well at Home scheme) will also be present from 8.00pm. All attendance subject to emergency callout.
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 26 MARCH 2018 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.
- Welcome by Councillor Marion Nash
- Apologies for absence
- Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 27 March 2017.
- Annual Report from the Chair of Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council, Cllr Marion Nash
- Statement of Accounts for Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council for 2017-18
- Annual Report from County Councillor Adrian Warwick
- Annual Report from Borough Councillor Leigh Hunt
- Reports from village organisations
- Tennis Club
- Garden Club
- Neighbourhood Watch
- Open Forum – to consider any matters electors wish to raise
- Any Other Business
Councillor Marion Nash
Chair of the Parish Council
16 March 2018
Clifton Upon Dunsmore parish council was extremely proud to be presented with the Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS) certificate at their meeting last week by Borough Councillor Hunt and County Councillor Warwick.
The new LCAS has been designed by the National Association of Local Councils to celebrate the successes of the very best local councils and to provide a framework to support all local councils to improve and develop, to meet their full potential. The scheme offers councils the opportunity to show that they meet the standards set by the sector, assessed by their peers, and to put in place the conditions for continued improvement.
Chair of the Parish Council, Marion Nash, said “Thanks are due to the diligent and committed work of the Clerk to the Council, Christine Lord, to bring together the exhaustive amount of evidence required to achieve the award. We are already well on our way to meeting the criteria for the Quality standard, which will provide further confidence that the Parish Council maintains an accountable and transparent practice in the use of public funds.”
For further information on the LCAS scheme please visit https://www.walc.org.uk/information/lca
The Parish Council is able to provide small grants (to a maximum of £500) to local groups and not for profit organisations.
The grants are awarded at each September and March meeting of the Parish Council.
For more details about the Community Grants Policy and an application form, please click on the links below.
Grants Policy and Procedure
Community Grant Application Form