Month: September 2015

General, News

Clifton Tennis Club win League Championship

Clifton Tennis Club became league champions when this season’s matches came to an end. The Men’s 1st team, captained by local man James Waghorn, had some tough matches, but managed to end up at the top of the league. The other local first team members were John Ardern, Rod Dolman, Andy Sheppard, Adam Forrest and Phil Outteridge.

If you have been thinking about joining the Club for social tennis or competitive matches you will be delighted to know that the Club is offering you a great opportunity to join for a greatly reduced price.

  • Adult £15 (Normally £45)       Tennis Club
  • Junior £5 (Normally £15)
  • Intermediate £7 (Normally £20)
  • Family £27 (Normally £80)

This special offer enables you to play on the courts every day of the year round to April 2016.

If you would like to join, or you would like to know more please contact Steve Woodford (Secretary) 01788 561996 or Lesley Edwards (Treasurer) 01788 551366

News, Rugby Borough

Free parking for Enjoy Rugby and Fanzone

The John Barford car park, accessible via James Street, will be free every day from now until 6 November, after 12 noon.

Opening RWC2015_ProudHomeSeal_FC_200pxhours have also been extended to include Sunday opening, when parking will be £1 in the mornings and free after 12 noon.

The car park will remain open until one hour after the end of the last event. Locking up will be carried out under the direction of the festival team, making sure that all festival goers and visitors to the Fanzone will have plenty of time to get back to their vehicles at the end of the night.
The Rugby Village and Fanzone is being held on the Old Market Place adjacent to the John Barford car park, with entry from Castle Street. Car park users should leave the car park via Level Two for the Rugby Village and Fanzone site, and via Level One for James Street.

For the festival guide and match schedule see

Community Safety, News

Distraction burglary – Police release image of suspect

Warwickshire Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a distraction burglary that occurred on Friday 28th August at a home off Railway Terrace in Rugby.

The home of an 80-year-old woman was entered by an unknown man who forced his way through her front door as she opened it. Once inside he stole her handbag, house phone, mobile phone and demanded money. The offender then took the victims house keys and locked her inside her property when he left.

Police wish to speak to the man pictured as he may have vital information which could assist with enquiries.

Anyone who recognises the man pictured, or has any information which could assist officers, is urged to call police on 101, quoting incident 373 of 28th August.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via their website: Crimestoppers UK

To protect yourself from distraction burglary:

•    beware of anyone who says they are in a hurry – if in doubt, call a neighbour or friend

•    check to see who is at the door by using your door viewer, or looking through a front window

•    always put the chain on before you open the door as this is a barrier against unwanted callers

•    if you’re still unsure about answering your door to an unknown person, ask the caller to come back later so that you can arrange for a friend or relative to be present.



News, Parish Council

Allotment Rents 2015-16

AllotmentAllotment rents are due for payment to Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council by 1 October 2015.  The annual rent due for the year 2015/16 is:

  •  £20 for a full plot; and
  • £10 for a half plot

Allotment rents can be paid to the Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council by cheque of cash (please do not send cash in the post).

The Parish Council is also able to offer the facility to pay by BACs (please contact the clerk for details)

If for any reason you are unable to pay your rent by 1 October 2015; allotment rents can be paid at the Townsend Memorial Hall on Monday 5th October 2015 between 6.30 and 7.00 pm.

Community Safety, News

Burglary – 1 September 2015

Please be aware of the following incident, which has occurred at a home in your area over recent days:

Incident 18 of 1 September

At around 2.30am on 1 September, an offender entered a home in Little London Lane, Newton and searched the kitchen area.  This caused the family dog to bark and wake the residents.  The resident investigated but the offender fled, taking a wallet and an IPad.

 If you have information that you believe may be connected to this incident please contact Police on 101, quoting the incident number given.