Tennis – Junior Coaching

Sue Robinson has volunteered to run junior coaching again this year having run it very successfully for the last four years.Tennis Club

All children must be members of Clifton Tenns Club, for children this is currently £15 per year, due on 1st April each year. Sue will charge children taking part a coaching fee of £6 per session for a six week course. So children wanting the coaching will pay Sue £15 + £36 and give Sue a Club Membership Form and a Coaching Registration Form.

Any child that joins the club as part of their family membership will not need to pay a separate £15 membership fee, but will be included in their annual family membership subscription. The Club membership subscription and the coaching fee should be paid to Sue in Cash, or if by cheque the payment to Sue may be made on a cheque to “Clifton upon Dunsmore Tennis Club”.

The coaching will be held on Monday afternoons from 5.00 pm to 6.00pm and will start on Monday 16th April. After half term, coaching will resume and there will be another six week course starting on Monday 4th June. If the weather looks doubtful Sue will make contact with parents and let them know on the day if the session is going to be re-arranged. If a session has to be postponed due to bad weather etc. Sue will re-arrange it for a later date.

The Club has junior rackets available for children to borrow for the coaching if they do not own their own.

It would help Sue to plan and run the coaching sessions if all forms and payments are given to her well before the six week course starts.

Sue’s contact details are:

Sue Robinson
Tel 01788 567222
Mob 07813 121 589
eMail sueerobinson@yahoo.co.uk


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Cream of contemporary crafts at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Ghost Horses and Guns by Melanie Tomlinson

Ghost Horses and Guns by Melanie Tomlinson

MADE in the Middle, an exhibition of contemporary crafts, opens at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum this weekend.

Craftspace’s recurring, touring exhibition of contemporary craft and applied art from the Midlands visits the Little Elborow Street venue from Saturday (20 January).

The eighth in the series, Made in the Middle provides a great opportunity to purchase and commission work from some of the best makers in the Midlands.

Developed in partnership with Coventry’s Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, this Made in the Middle exhibition forms part of Craftspace’s 30th anniversary programme.

Featuring both recent graduates and makers with established reputations, visitors can explore a wealth of creativity, including ceramics, jewellery, metalwork and textiles.

Selected by an expert panel through open entry, 28 makers offer an insight into the skill, creativity and innovative practice within the Midlands.

Exhibitors include jeweller Dauvit Alexander, who creates striking jewellery from found materials and precious gemstones, and Aimee Bollu, who also takes inspiration from found items which she combines with beautiful, minimal ceramic vessels.

John Grayson uses traditional metal forming and enamel decorating processes to create whimsical, humorous and decorative metal objects, while Karina Thompson pushes the boundaries of digital embroidery.

Made in the Middle runs at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum from Saturday 20 January to Saturday 10 March.

A preview takes place from 6pm to 8pm on Friday (19 January), where visitors can meet some of the artists who have contributed works to the exhibition.

Cllr Heather Timms, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for growth and investment, said: “Rugby Art Gallery and Museum has a rich and varied programme for 2018 and we’re delighted to welcome Craftspace’s celebration of contemporary craft in the Midlands to start the year.”

For more information on exhibitions and events at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, visit www.ragm.co.uk

A new website celebrating 30 years of Made in the Middle has recently launched at www.madeinthemiddle.org

The online exhibition features 30 makers from almost 250 who have exhibited during the 30 year history of the exhibition and draws on the wealth of resources created to tell the story of Made in the Middle from 1988 to the present.

Made in the Middle is a partnership between Craftspace and the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in collaboration with The National Centre for Craft and Design.

by Melanie Tomlinson

by Melanie Tomlinson

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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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Garden Waste Service

wheelie binFollowing the Borough Council’s approval for the new garden waste collection service they have compiled some web information that is now online at www.rugby.gov.uk/gardenwaste.

This information addresses most of the questions that have been seen on social media or that have been asked of the contact centre or through the website, and it is hoped you will find it useful when discussing the service with residents. However,  feedback is welcomed, either on the clarity or consistency of the information or on information that could be added.

There are links to this web information from the recycling pages of the website and from the home page. It can also be found through the site search facility.

The Borough Council has  now also confirmed that subscriptions will open on 6 March 2017, either through the weblink above, 24/7, or via (01788) 533332 between 9am and 5pm. They will accept card payments only. Credit cards will incur a 2.5 per cent surcharge, but debit cards will not incur any additional charges.

Social media, radio and newspaper advertising will start in the next few weeks, but in the meantime you may wish to “like” the council’s new facebook page at www.facebook.com/rugbyboroughcouncil.



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Warwickshire County Council launches its ‘Slim Your Bin’ Campaign

Warwickshire County Council is asking local people to get involved with a new campaign to help save money and help to protect the environment in 2017 by joining Slim Your Bin – the new campaign helping you to waste less and recycle more in order to shed pounds from your rubbish bin.  Slim Your Bin .

Anyone from Warwickshire can sign up online or over the phone by calling 020 7326 5055.

For more information about waste collection and recyling in Warwickshire please view the  Recycle for Warwickshire website

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Changes to waste collections this Christmas

binsResidents will benefit from an additional black bin collection next week (week beginning 19 December) as a result of changes to the waste collection schedule this Christmas.

The additional collection is needed to make sure that every household has a black bin collection in both the week before and the week after Christmas.

The black bin is for general waste that cannot be composted or recycled. Food waste that cannot be composted, such as meat and bones, can be placed in the black bin, but the council will not empty bins containing garden waste.

Garden waste can be composted at home, kept until green bin collections restart, or taken to one of the Warwickshire County Council-run tips.

Black bins will be collected in weeks beginning 12 December, 19 December, 2 January and 16 January. Blue-lid recycling bins will continue to be collected fortnightly, on residents’ normal collection weeks.

Further changes to the black bin collection schedule come into effect for some residents during week beginning 23 January, and affected residents will be notified in the week beginning 9 January.

More information on changes to the Christmas waste collection schedule can be found at www.rugby.gov.uk/recycling, where residents can check their own personal schedule using the postcode search.

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Joint Community Forum – Managing Flooding Together

Warwickshire County Council have issued an invite to  a free event taking place this Thursday 14 July 2016 (today) which they have arranged  with representatives from Severn Trent, the Environment Agency, Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Resilience Team and National Flood Forum who will be attending.

It is a special community forum for households who have been at risk from the recent flooding.

There will be a drop in session from 6pm to 6:45pm and presentations from 7pm to 8pm. It is taking place at Rainsbrook Conference Centre (Rugby Town Junior Football Club) – Kilsby Lane, Rugby, CV21 4PN.

The event is primarily focused on rural areas but people from the town are also welcome.

The forum is an ideal opportunity to like to  pass on your views and find out if anything further can be done to prevent the flooding happening again. If you are unfortunately  unable to make it to the meeting so please let the organisers know, and whether attendance would have been useful to you – also whether you have any comments to make.

Further details can be found here: