Month: August 2015

News, Parish Council

Parish Councillor vacancies

There are currently not one, not two but THREE vacancies at Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council, needed to serve until the next election in May 2016, which we would like to fill by co-option.

Applications should be submitted by Thursday 24 September 2015.

Being a Parish Councillor at Clifton upon Dunsmore is a very rewarding experience. You have the opportunity to be involved in many facets of the local democratic process – from determining local planning applications; to making decisions about how local money is spent; to looking after the Parish Council’s assets, of which there are many.

If you are interested in your local community and want to be involved, we have provided a couple of documents for you to look at –

There is a wealth of information about Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council on our web site and if you feel that you would like to apply for one of the vacancies, do complete the Application Form and email it to Christine Lord the Parish Clerk at or post it to 24 Harebell Way Rugby CV23 0TT.

We look forward to hearing from you.


News, Rugby Borough

Are you entitled to a discount of £140 on your energy bill?

Do you know about the Warm Home Discount scheme?
This could give you £140 towards your energy bill if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Most energy companies take part in this scheme – check Energy Companies to see if they are offering this discount.

You should automatically qualify for the discount if you or your partner were receiving Pension Credit on the ‘qualifying day’ – 12th July 2015 – and your supplier is part of the scheme.  If so, you do not need to do anything now to get your discount.  The Government should write to all those potentially eligible for this discount in autumn 2015.  If you don’t get a letter by 24th December 2015, but think you should qualify contact the Warm Home Discount Team on 0345 603 9439.

Can other people get a Warm Home Discount?

This discount is also available for customers who may be struggling with their energy costs.  Each supplier has their own rules about who qualifies for this help.  Here are a few examples of who may qualify:

  • Customers in receipt of income related Employment and Support Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance.
  • Households with a gross annual income of less than £16,190.

If you think that you may be eligible you will need to apply for the discount –

you can do this by either phoning your energy company or going to their website.

The funds are limited and the discount is offered on a first come first served basis, so you need to get your application in early.

The discount will either come as a rebate on your electricity bill, or if you are a prepayment customer you usually get the discount as a voucher that you can use to top-up your meter.

You can contact the Warm Home Discount Scheme Helpline (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) on 0845 603 9439 or look at this website for more information.

How else can I reduce my energy bills?

You can check if you are on the cheapest possible energy tariff – some people can save up to £200 a year by switching to a better energy deal.

You can do a comparison on-line – for more information on how to do this go to or contact any of the accredited switching organisations shown overleaf.  You will need to have details of your present energy tariff and how much energy you are using – this should be on your last energy bill.

Rugby residents can contact the Sustainable Homes Officer on 01788 533830if they want any further information or advice about their energy bills.

Sandra Gibson,
Sustainable Homes Officer,
Rugby Borough Council, Evreux Way, Rugby CV21 2RR

General, News

Tennis – Free ‘Have a Go’ sessions for Adults

Clifton Tennis Club is very keen to attract new members and is offering two weeks free tennis.

Play social tennis with people of a similar standard from beginners/novices to those with some experience. Come along on Thursday evenings from 6.00 pm onwards and have a couple of weeks for FREE before deciding to join the Club. Please contact Steve Woodford on 01788 561996 or Margaret Mckernan on 01788 544456, or just turn up on the night.

Steve and Margaret will organise play, so even if you come on your own you will be able to join in a doubles match with players of a similar standard.

For those of you that are more experienced players we also run a Tuesday evening session at 6.00 pm. This is intended for more experienced players up to and including league players.

For more details about the Tennis Club please download the information poster. Poster 2015