Month: March 2016

General, News, Parish Council, Rugby Borough

Notice of Election – 5 May 2016

The Notice of Parish Council Election which take place on 5 May 2016 will be posted on the Parish voteCouncil noticeboards on 30 March 2016.

Copies of the Notices are available below.

Notice of election Clifton upon Dunsmore ward 2016

Notice of election Radio Station ward 2016

The Notice of election provides information for those seeking nominations for the Parish Election.

Nomination papers are available from either the Returning Officer  or the Clerk to the Parish Council; or alternatively a Nomination Pack can be downloaded here.Nomination-pack-incl-election-agent-notification-form-P-and-C

The completed nomination papers must be delivered in person to the Returning Officer by no later than 4pm on Thursday 7 April 2016.


For more information on the adoption of the new  Ward boundaries and key dates in the election process please click here.

General, News

Annual Reports – local groups and organisations

Many of the local groups and organisations in Clifton upon Dunsmore took the opportunity to present their reports of their activities over the past year at the Annual Parish Meeting on Monday 21 March 2016.

Copies of the reports presented have been placed on the Community page on this website. To access each of the reports please click on the link to the individual group concerned.

General, News, Parish Council

Improving facilities – survey results

Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to the recent survey on improving facilities in Clifton upon Dunsmore parish. A summary of the results is provided below:

  • 40 people responded
  • 40% of those were between 51 – 65 years

Q1 – Most popular facilities

  • Community feeling / shops / pub / playing field
  • No-one disliked anything very much!

Q2 – What they don’t like

  • Traffic (around 30% of answers)
  • Lack of community spirit / involvement of some people
  • A couple don’t like the Parish Council

Q3 – Facilities that need improving

  • Community events
  • Playgrounds
  • Street lights

Q4 – Improvements people would like to see in the parish

  • Street Lighting
  • Traffic Calming
  • Car parking
    • Extensive list please see spreadsheet
  • Survey results Q4

Q5 – Additional facilities required

  • Free Parish Magazine
  • Post Office
  • Defibrillator
  • Childrens equipment and activities
  • Community events
  • Environmental improvements – bees/sensory garden

Q6 – Projects identified by Parish Council

  • Refurbishment and replacement of play equipment 80% first choice
  • Creation of a Neighbourhood Plan 38% first choice


General, News, Parish Council

Annual Parish Meeting – 21 March 2016

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Monday 21 March 2016 at 7.30pm in the Townsend Memorial Hall.

The Annual Parish  Meeting is not a council meeting. It is a meeting of the parish or town electors  which must take place between 1 March and 1 June.

Electors can contribute to the agenda and in practice these meetings often celebrate local activities and debate current issues in the community. Reports from various community groups within the parish will be presented.

The Chairman of the Parish Council will chair the meeting.

The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council and the Annual Parish Meeting are held on different occasions to avoid confusion.

The Agenda for the meeting is available to download here.

Notice and Agenda Annual Parish Meeting 210316

Community Safety, General, News

Alert to owners of Tractors

Please be aware that there has been a number of incidents relating to tractors in the North of the county.
A John Deere tractor was recently stolen from Bulkington and recovered by Leicestershire Police in Burbage and there was an attempted theft in Newton of an International tractor.
Leicestershire Police also had two John Deere tractors stolen from Shenton which were recovered the following day.
If you own a tractor please be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police on 101.
Consider the following advice, especially if your vehicle may have universal keys :
  • Park the vehicle in a secure area preferably near to the house.
  • NEVER leave keys in the vehicle.
  • Fit a good alarm system.
  • Have an independent Immobilise system installed.
  • Install a good quality tracking system.
  • Have the vehicle fitted with Caesar/Datatag so the vehicle can be checked if stopped.
  • Ram locks can be effective when the vehicle is not in use.
  • Consider CCTV.
  • Display signage stating you are in the Rural Watch Scheme and Property is Marked on the Premises.

    For further information and advice please visit the Warwickshire Rural Watch website at

General, News, Parish Council

Clifton cleaned for the Queen

Around 40 residents joined with Parish Councillors at two large-scale clean-ups on Saturday 5 March in support of the Clean for the Queen campaign.Group photo

There were great turnouts at both the village centre  and at Hillmorton Locks, with a collection of around 20 sacks of litter, cans, bottles, car parts, old clothing, poles and other debris in Clifton.  The residents of The Locks also cleared and swept old litter, car debris, mud and leaves into another 8 sacks, making a big difference to the look of the area.

The clean up took around 2 hours, after which the people who took part were treated to a well-deserved hot drink in The Bull Inn.

Thanks to all the residents (especially the lady who was celebrating her 40th birthday) , their children and dogs who took part.

bags 2The Clean for The Queen is a campaign to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June 2016.

To mark the event Rugby Borough Council has donated 10 litter picking sticks and hi-viz vests to the parish, to enable the Parish Council or its residents to take part in further clean-ups during the year.

Community Safety, News

Handbag thefts in Rugby

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of incidents in the Clock Towers Shopping Centre, Rugby; where elderly women have had their handbags stolen when left on top of personal shopping trolleys.

The women have been distracted by two men, one of which has engaged them in conversation, whilst the other removes the handbag and t hen leaves the scene. The men are both described as being aged between early to mid 20s, having dark hair, slim build, and speaking with a foreign accent.

Safety Tips

  • Please secure your personal items and handbags whilst out shopping.
  • Make sure your bag is closed and kept on your person at all times.

Purse bells are available at Rugby Police Station if required.