Month: December 2015

General, News, Traffic

Temporary Closure of Hillmorton Lane – 26 January 2016

Warwickshire County Council has made a Temporary Traffic Order closing C30 Hillmorton Lane (The Kent) Rugby for a distance of approximately 20 metres either side of the railway bridge, to vehicular traffic.

The closure is required to facilitate a safety examination of the railway bridge.

The Order will commence on 26 January 2016 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier. However, the examination work will be carried out between 09.30hrs and 14.30hrs with anticipation that the works will be completed on that day, 26 January 2016.

Pedestrian access to and egress from properties and land situated adjacent to the length of road to be closed will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained where possible.

Diversion route Hillmorton LaneAn alternative route will be signed and is available via: D3241 Lower Hillmorton Road, B5414 Whitehall Road, C213 Clifton Road, C213 Vicarage Hill, C213 Rugby Road, C213 Main Street, C29 Lilbourne Road (and vice versa).

The Contractor dealing with this matter is Network Rail CEFA (Tel: 01132 775360).

The Council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused. The person dealing with this matter at Warwickshire County Council is Julie Ashley, Transport Planning (Tel: 01926 412515).

General, News

Pharmacy services over Christmas and New Year

Christmas and New Year is fast approaching which will mean some health services such as GP surgeries and pharmacies maybe closed or have a reduced service on the Bank holidays.

Many pharmacies are closed over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday however a small number are open. The NHS Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group’s website has detailed information about which pharmacies are open over the Bank Holiday weekend ( Pharmacies will be back to normal opening hours from the 2nd January 2016.

For more details please click here.

News, Parish Council

Connecting Clifton – 27 February 2016

Community Engagement Event

Saturday 27 February 2016

10am – 12noon in the Townsend Memorial Hall

What does your Parish Council do for you???

What does Rugby Borough Council or even the County Council do for you??CC

What does the Mast Site development mean to Clifton??

 Come along for a cup of tea and a chat with people who can answer these questions

There will also be stalls for local community groups and services such as Neighbourhood Watch, Clifton Primary School, Dog Wardens and many others –

Come along to find out more and see what is happening in Clifton

For more information, or to register a local group to attend the event please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council

General, News, Rugby Borough

Local Plan – preferred options consultation

Rugby Borough Council is consulting the public on a local plan for the period 2011-2031, which will set out the long-term spatial vision for the borough and the strategic policies required to implement it. The consultation opens on 14 December 2015 and closes on 19 February 2016.

The plan will also include up to date development management policies, which are used to inform the decision making process for planning applications.

To view the Local Plan preferred options document or to make comment please click here.

General, News, Rugby Borough

Christmas and New Year bin collections

wheelie-binsNo green bin collections take place between Monday 21 December 2015 and Friday 25th December 2015

  • Green bin collections resume on Monday 4 January.


  • Blue lid bins due for collection on Christmas Eve will be collected on Monday 21 December.
  • Blue lid bins due for collection on Christmas Day will be collected on Tuesday 22 December.

Black bins will be collected from Monday 28th December (on normal collection days)

Collections are made on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Community Safety, News

Warwickshire PCC launches police precept consultation

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball wants to hear your views as he considers setting the police budget for 2016/17.  He is asking all members of the public if they are willing to contribute around a penny a day extra in order to maintain frontline policing levels.
In November, the Government announced plans in its Comprehensive Spending Review to keep policing budgets at current levels during the life of this Parliament.  As has now been made clear by the Home Secretary in a letter to PCCs, the only way that police funding will remain at the same level will be if the police precept – the small portion of each council tax bill that pays for policing – is raised by the maximum permitted amount of 1.99% each year by every PCC.   Without this, Government resource funding to policing will actually be reduced by 1.3% in real terms over four years.

If the current police precept rate was frozen, Warwickshire Police would lose around £0.709 million next year and £0.709 million in each subsequent year, resulting in a financial gap of around £2.836 million by 2020.  This would have a significant impact on frontline policing and could reverse the recent efforts which have seen the proportion of officers on the frontline increase to 95 percent, which is above the national average.

As a result, the Commissioner is proposing that the police precept is raised by 1.99% next year – equivalent to 31p per month or £3.75 per year on average for a Band D property – less than the price of a coffee and a cake at a leading high street coffee shop.

You can find more detail and give your feedback on this proposal by completing an online survey, which asks th e simple question:

“Are you willing to spend an extra 31p per month for an average Band D property in order to maintain frontline policing levels?”

For more information and to take part in the consultation online, please visit:

Alternatively, you can:

  • Email and stating ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the question, plus any other supporting comments.
  • Or write to Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner, 3 Northgate Street, Warwick CV34 4SP, again indicating whether you wish to answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the question and including any other supporting comments.

The consultation will close at midday on Monday, 18 January 2016.

Community Safety, News

Anti Social behaviour – Hadfield Close

Incident number 200 15/11/2015 – Anti Social Behaviour Hadfield Close

Having heard a loud bang outside of a property, residents have went outside to see a small fire by a tree which seems to have been caused by a Lynx deodorant can; which has had some kind of homemade incendiary device on top of it, and which has exploded.

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.

Community Safety, General, News

Elderly Targeted By Fake Police Officers

Action Fraud logoThere has been a recent series of incidents whereby fraudsters either phone or attend the home address of elderly members of the public, claiming to be police officers.

The fake officer/s will claim that they are investigating a fraud which they believe the elderly person to be a victim of. The fake officer/s will then request the bank cards and personal identification numbers (PIN) of the victim and claim these are needed for investigation purposes. If the first contact was made by a phone call, the fake officer/s will tell the victim that someone will be over to collect the evidence. In one case the victim was instructed to attend their local bank and withdraw all of the money from their account. The suspect was left alone in the victim’s house whilst the victim carried out the instructions.

Protect Yourself

  • Before letting anyone into your home who claims to be from any law enforcement agency, ask to see their identity card and check it by calling 101.
  • Ask if they can attend at a pre-arranged time when a family member or friend can also be present.
  • If you receive a phone call from a police officer,  ask for their name and force and tell them you will call them back. Wait a few minutes and then use 101 to call them back through their force’s switchboard and verify their identity.
  • The Police will neverask for your PIN or passwords. Do not give this information to anyone.
  • The Police will neverrequest that you withdraw/transfer any money to them.

If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online or by telephone 0300 123 2040.