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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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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)

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Vacancy for Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

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.

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 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:clerk@cliftonupondunsmore.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday 2 November 2018

Interviews are likely to place during week beginning Monday 5 November 2018

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Help needed to make our Fete a success for everyone!

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 villagefete@cliftonupondunsmore.org.uk.

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Results of the Village Fete charity donations survey

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

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Annual Return 2017-18 . Exercise of public rights and publication of unaudited accounts

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

 http://www.cliftonupondunsmore.org.uk/parish-council/documents/

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Village Fete Charity Donations Survey

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.
Please take the opportunity to nominate your favourite charity from the list of 5 which have been suggested by 30 June 2018. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C9C6DND 

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Notice of Annual Parish Meeting – Monday 26 March 2018

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.

                                                AGENDA

  1. Welcome by Councillor Marion Nash
  2. Apologies for absence
  3. Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 27 March 2017.
  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 2017-18
  6. Annual Report from County Councillor Adrian Warwick
  7. Annual Report from Borough Councillor Leigh Hunt
  8. Reports from village organisations
    • Tennis Club
    • WI
    • Garden Club
    • Neighbourhood Watch
  1. Open Forum – to consider any matters electors wish to raise
  2. Any Other Business

Councillor Marion Nash
Chair of the Parish Council

16 March 2018