Month: October 2015

General, News, Uncategorized

FREE – Recycled laptops available to community groups

As in previous years, Warwickshire County Council again has 100 recycled laptops to give away FREE to community groups, voluntary organisations and Parish Councils. Applications are invited by 5pm on Friday 13 November 2015.

For further information and to download an application form (Northern Area & Rugby version), please go to our funding webpage:

Community Safety, News

Bogus Trading Standards Officers warning!

Clifton Neighbourhood Watch Bogus Trading Standards Officers warning!

Warwickshire residents who have been the victim of rogue traders and cowboy builders in the past are warned to beware of visits from bogus Warwickshire Trading Standards Officers.

A householder living on the Coventry/Warwickshire border who had previously been the victim of rogue roofers was approached on her doorstep by a man who falsely claimed to be a Trading Standards Officer. The man showed the householder a false ID badge with a photo on it.

The caller stated that the the rogue traders who had carried out the ‘roofing’ work were now in court being prosecuted. He then said that the householder would be awarded compensation but before this could happen, he needed to make a report/survey which would involve the hiring of equipment costing £5000. The resident was asked to pay this ‘cost’.

The resident did not pay any money.

After the visit, the householder received a phone call from another person again falsely claiming to be a Warwickshire Trading Standards Officer. The bogus caller claimed that the resident was holding up the case by not paying the £5000 and became aggressive! The resident put the phone down.

Warwickshire Trading Standards Service are highly unlikely to visit a consumer’s home unless they have already been asked to by the consumer or a trusted friend or relative.

Warwickshire Trading Standards will NEVER ask a consumer for money.

Consumers should always ask for identification and if in any doubt, phone Warwickshire Trading Standards on a publicly listed telephone number to verify an individual’s identity.

If in doubt, keep your door closed and call the Police

This is the third report of a bogus Trading Standards Officer this year.

General, News, Rugby Borough, Uncategorized

Walking with the wounded – Tuesday 13 October 2015

Six veterans, Three months, Over 1,000 miles…..One goal

WWTWThe Walk of Britain expedition will see six wounded veterans walk over 1,000 miles through mainland UK throughout August, September and October this year. The Walk will engage with local communities and the media every day to highlight the extraordinary determination of our wounded personnel and to raise awareness of the work that Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) is doing across the country to support the wounded back into independence through long term employment.

They are due to complete day 53 in Rugby, well actually in the Official England 2015 Rugby World Cup Fanzone (one of only 3 in the country that will be operating for the duration of the knock out stages). Although details and timings are a little sketch at present – this is the latest programme.

To tempt and encourage interest a certain HRH has appeared at several destinations, especially where linked to Rugby World Cup, so ……

There will be a welcome at the William Webb Ellis Statue and World Cup displays at Lawrence Sheriff Street circa 3 to 3:30pm (this is roughly the time we have been advised)
They will be welcomed and joined be by a contingent of 4 Parachute Regiment (our local Reservist unit) and Rugby School Cadet Force, plus the public that may gather (it is currently being widely promoted by our local radio station Rugby FM).
The Police will assist in allowing the Party to cross into the town and walk/march through the town centre and market place (pedestrianised), where by co-incidence 4 Para will have a pre-arranged recruiting stand, past the town church, across the road (assisted by the police) in to Castle Street. At Castle Street they group will be met by a Piper from Rugby School and piped along this short pedestrianised road in to the entrance of our Fan zone. It is possible that a Fire Appliance may be also at the entrance (subject to operational demands) to give a “Blues & Twos” salute.
The group will enter the Fanzone under the giant inflatable Rugby posts and cross the activation area, which we hope will be filled with members of the public, etc. This short walk will involve a trumpet fanfare.

The group and everyone that is hopefully following along will then enter the fanzone building (it can hold over 1000 people) to be greeted by the Mayor, Cllr Richard Dodd who will say a few words and provide opportunity for someone from WWTW to encourage people to empty pockets and wallets for the cause.

It would be great to fill the town, Castle Street and the Fanzone with public, schools, uniformed groups, Veterans, etc.

Any groups with Standards (e.g. Royal British Legion, regiments, associations, scouts, cadets, churches, faith groups, etc. ) welcomed and can line the route into the fanzone structure. Please encourage anyone and everyone to come along

The entrance into the building will be to a local World Cup anthem by a local group, involving school choirs call Lions Roar.

The core team of four British wounded veterans and two US wounded will be joined by other wounded personnel each week in different parts of the country. The wounded service personnel all have either physical or cognitive injuries sustained in the line of duty.
The Walk started on 22nd August in Scotland and will finish in London on 1st November, going via the North East, North West, Wales, Midlands, South West, South East and East Anglia, finishing on The Mall and at Buckingham Palace.

You can find out more regarding the expedition and see the route here



Community Safety, News

Latest crime reports

The incidents detailed below are of public interest. If you have any further information on the incidents below please contact Warwickshire Police on Tel: 101.

  • Incident number 112 24/07/2015 – Vehicle Crime North Road

Between 7.00pm and 10.00am a cat converter has been cut off from underneath a vehicle.

  • Incident number 246 03/08/2015 – Anti Social Behaviour Robertson Close

A report of a male knocking at a door wanting to give some knives to the owner in exchange for their dog

  • Incident number 67 07/08/2015 – Damage The playing field

Between 8.00pm 30/07/2015 and 6.00am 06/08/2015 unknown offenders have cut 4 holes in the perimeter net fencing of the tennis courts.

  • Incident number 64 19/08/2015 – Vehicle crime Main Street

Between 10.30pm and 6.30am a Mercedes van has been entered by someone punching a hole in the nearside sliding door and removing various tools and equipment.

  • Inc number 48 01/09/2015 – Damage Buckwell Lane

Overnight 6 containers on a farm have had the padlocks forced off and power tools have been taken from some of the units.

  • Incident number 291 01/09/2015 Church Street

A report of a male selling cleaning products door to door.

  • The Mobile Police Station would be in Lilbourne Road between 1.45 – 3.00pm on 22 October.
  • The UK’s national reporting centre for Fraud and Internet crime is 0300 123 2040 or via the Internet”
  • To report a crime anywhere in Warwickshire call Warwickshire Police on Tel 01926 415000 or 101 for any emergency call 999 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on Tel 0800 555 1111.
  • Follow Warwickshire Police on Twitter: @RugbyCops
  • To find out more information on your local safer neighbourhood team please visit Rugby Rural North.

General, News

Clifton WI – its not all ‘Jam and Jerusalem’

Clifton upon Dunsmore W.I. meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month.  Meetings begin at 7.30 pm in the village hall  – otherwise known as the T.M.H./ Townsend Memorial Hall.

It’s not all “Jam & Jerusalem”, we enjoy a diverse range of speakers followed by tea and refreshments and a chance to catch up with friends. Visitors receive a warm welcome, so do come along.

If you need more information please give Joan Gibson our secretary a call on 01788 536867.