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Come along and learn how to save a life.

Rugby First Responders 2017 Logo Hi-ResThe Parish Council is organising 2 awareness sessions, to be run by Rugby First Responders at the Townend Memorial Hall in Clifton upon Dunsmore on Saturday 25 March 2017.

The sessions will demonstrate life saving skills such as CPR, choking, recovery position etc and  show residents how the new Community Defibrillator works. dEFIB

The sessions will run at 10am and 11.15am. Please book a place to avoid disappointment by contacted the Clerk here or by telephoning 07786 102789.

Refreshments will be served between 10.45 and 11.15am, with an opportunity to complete the residents surveys on the proposed Joint Village Event and the proposed Adult Trim Trail.

Please note that the sessions are considered suitable for people aged 12 years and over.

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Would you use a ‘Trim Trail’?

The Parish Council is considering the purchase of some pieces of outdoor gym equipment (usually know as a Trim Trail’) for adults to use at the playing fields, using a developer funding contribution of around £7k.Trim Trail
This type of equipment which usually consists of several different pieces to exercise different parts of the body; has proved popular in many locations around the country, and can be used to improve fitness by those who do not want, or cannot afford to use a formal gym. Some of the equipment is accessible for use by people with disabilities.

Trim Trail woodenPlease help us to find out whether the purchase of the Trim Trail equipment will be viable, by completing the survey here.

Thank you for your help.

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Survey on a proposed Joint Village Event

Proposed joint Cliftonupon Dunsmore and Newton village event

Clifton upon Dunsmore and Newton are both vibrant communities with lots to offer their residents. However, the resources required to organise events and activities are limited in both villages.

The Parish Councils representing both villages would like to work together to organise a joint event which all of the community can enjoy later this year – most likely in early September, and held at the playing field; but to know a little more about what our residents would like would be very useful.

You can let us know what you think by completing our short survey, available through the link shown here . The survey will be open until 31 March 2017.

Thank you for your help.

 

 

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The Great British Spring Clean Parish Litter Pick – Saturday 4 March 2017

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Meeting at 9.30am at the Car Park by St Mary’s Church

 Yes, it’s that time again! Volunteers are needed for the ‘Get Britain Tidy’ litter pick planned for the 4th March 2017.  Equipment will be available for collection from 9.30am on Saturday, at the Car Park by the Church.

Listed below are the routes available.  Let me know in advance if there are any particular routes you would like to volunteer to do otherwise, see you on the day.

 

  1. Rugby Road, Newall Close, Avon Street, Vicarage Hill (up to Bridge 66)
  1. Car Park, Lilbourne Road (between corner of South Road and TMH), Lions Path, Everard Close and Goodacre Close.
  1. South Road, Allans Close, Allans Lane, Orwell Close, Whiley Close.
  1. Main Street, Carlton Court, the Beeches, Station Road.
  1. Buckwell Lane, Hadfield Close, Church Street, Manor Lane, Robertson Close.
  1. North Road, Elms Paddock, South Road up to Shuttleworth Road
  1. Newton Road.
  1. Shuttleworth Road and Playing Field
  1. Hillmorton Locks

Your help and support as always is appreciated.

Councillor Lesley Edwards

Contact: 07973849335 or lesley.edwards3156@gmail.com

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Car park refurbishment – update

The Parish Council is planning to refurbish the surface of the car park on Lilbourne Road,  The works will start during week beginning 16 January 2017.

The works (installation of an Ecogrid surface) are likely to take several days to complete, during which time the car park will be closed to all vehicles.

Please accept our apologies for the temporary inconvenience caused due to the closure; which will hopefully improve the facility in the long term.

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Car park refurbishment

The Parish Council is planning to refurbish the surface of the car park on Lilbourne Road,  The works will start during week beginning 16 January 2017.

The works (installation of an Ecogrid surface) are likely to take several days to complete, during which time the car park will be closed to all vehicles.

Please accept our apologies for the temporary inconvenience caused due to the closure; which will hopefully improve the facility in the long term.

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Happy Christmas from Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council

merry-christmas-1Firstly, we should like to wish a merry Christmas and happy New Year 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 year which has past and our ambitions for 2017. It has certainly been a busy year.

In February the parish council ran its first community event for many years.  The Connecting Clifton event was designed to explain what the Parish Council does, to engage residents and to encourage people to join in local activities

In March we organised a Clean for the Queen litter pick across the parish; both in the village and at the Locks.  We were delighted and encouraged by the number of residents who turned up on a cold Saturday morning to take part and did a fantastic job. Another litter pick was held in November and the results achieved were astonishing.

The success of the litter picks led indirectly to the formation of a Parish Conservation Group. A number of events have subsequently been organised to help improve and preserve the local environment.

The Parish Council is also ensuring its accountability and transparency. Subsequent to setting up a website and facebook site, we have produced two newsletters and an annual report in the past year, which have been delivered to each household in the parish.

We have also worked hard to ensure that the speed and volume of traffic through the village is improved, by lobbying for a traffic calming scheme, accompanied by a weight limit, and speed restrictions that are to be introduced. We understand that work will start on the traffic calming scheme in the Spring on 2017.

Other plans for 2017 include the upgrade of the recreation ground play area and the installation of an accessible community defibrillator and an opportunity for all to learn what that means and how to use it. We will also be organising the first, of what we hope will be an annual summer event for all residents to enjoy in the summer, in conjunction with as many of the local community groups and organisations as possible.

Once again, may we take the opportunity to wish all residents good tidings for the festive season and great health and happiness in the coming year.

Marion Nash – Chair

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Merry Christmas from Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council

hollyFirstly, we should like to wish a merry Christmas and happy New Year 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 year which has past and our ambitions for 2017. It has certainly been a busy year.

In February the parish council ran its first community event for many years.  The Connecting Clifton event was designed to explain what the Parish Council does, to engage residents and to encourage people to join in local activities

In March we organised a Clean for the Queen litter pick across the parish; both in the village and at the Locks.  We were delighted and encouraged by the number of residents who turned up on a cold Saturday morning to take part and did a fantastic job. Another litter pick was held in November and the results achieved were astonishing.

The success of the litter picks led indirectly to the formation of a Parish Conservation Group. A number of events have subsequently been organised to help improve and preserve the local environment.

The Parish Council is also ensuring its accountability and transparency. Subsequent to seeing up a website and facebook site, we have produced two newsletters and an annual report in the past year, which have been delivered to each household in the parish.

We have also worked hard to ensure that the speed and volume of traffic through the village is improved, by lobbying for a traffic calming scheme, accompanied by a weight limit, and speed restrictions that are to be introduced. We understand that work will start on the traffic calming scheme in the Spring on 2017.

Other plans for 2017 include the upgrade of the recreation ground play area and the installation of an accessible community defibrillator and an opportunity for all to learn what that means and how to use it. We will also be organising the first, of what we hope will be an annual summer event for all residents to enjoy in the summer, in conjunction with as many of the local community groups and organisations as possible.
hollyOnce again, may we take the opportunity to wish all residents good tidings for the festive season and great health and happiness in the coming year.

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Delivery of 5-year plan

front-coverThe Parish Councillors have been busy over the past week hand delivering the new 5-year plan to each property in the parish.

If you have not yet received your copy, please help us to fill in any gaps in our administration and let us know by emailing clerk@cliftonupondunsmore.or.uk

The 5-year plan is also available to read or download on this website

For those who would like a copy and are able to collect one, there are a few spare copies available in The Bull and in the Village Sores.

 

 

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Notice of the conclusion of Audit – Annual Return 2015-16

The Parish Council has now published its audited Annual Return and accounts for 2015-16 on its website in accordance with guidance issued under the Transparency Act.

The statutory notice of the conclusion of the Audit was published on 26 September 2016. The notice gives any person the right to inspect the accounts within 14 days of the publication of the notice.

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