Month: April 2016

General, News

Living in Warwickshire Survey

Warwickshire County Council  has launched the Living in Warwickshire survey, which gives Warwickshire residents the chance to have their say on a range of public services within Warwickshire. The survey can be completed online at

This is an opportunity for people to have their say on what living in Warwickshire is really like. The research will gather people’s views on a variety of topics including health and well-being, community safety, local neighbourhoods, transport, and public service provision.

Community Safety, General, News

HMRC Tax Rebate Scam

Fraudsters are texting members of the public offering a tax rebate. The text message contains a link to a website and requests to provide personal information, such as bank account information, to claim the non-existent rebate.

Protect Yourself

  • Don’t click on web links contained in unsolicited texts or emails.
  • Never provide your personal information to a third party from an unsolicited communication.
  • Obtain the genuine number of the organisation being represented and verify the legitimacy of the communication.
  • HMRC will never use texts or emails or tell you about a potential rebate or ask for personal information.
  • If you have provided personal information and you are concerned that your identity may be compromised consider Cifas Protection Registration.

This is a message sent via Neighbourhood Watch. This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)

General, News, Traffic

Changes to local bus services

Stagecoach Bus has notified the County Council of a number of local bus service changes in the Rugby area that will come into effect on Monday 6th June 2016.

The services affected are:

  • 9, 10 & 12 – Service 10/12 will now operate every 30 minutes between Central Park, Rugby, Hillmorton, DIRFT and Daventry, with alternate journeys serving either Barby or Braunston.
  • Service 9 will operate between Clifton, Rugby and the Hillside Estate. The County Council are currently in discussion with Stagecoach in respect of bus services for Newton and a possible service for people visiting Onley Prison.

Further information is available from Stagecoach on 01604 67 60 60, via email or via Twitter @StagecoachMids.

Community Safety, News

Police Report for 4 March until 15 April 2016

The incidents detailed below are for public interest and for public consumption – incidents of a domestic or civil nature are not included.

If you have any further information on the incidents below, please contact Warwickshire Police on Tel: 101.

Incident number 102 13/03/2016 – Damage South Road

Around 8.30pm a loud noise has been heard outside, the following morning a large foot hole has been found in fence panel.

Incident number 188 15/03/2016 – Theft other Lilbourne Road

Between 9.00am 12/03/2016 and 9.00am 14/03/2016 800 litres of kerosene oil have been siphoned off an outside domestic tank.

Incident number 176 03/04/2016 – Damage South Road

Between 31/03/2016 and 03/04/2016 damage has been caused to an external pane of glass in the pavilion and a wooden panel on the seating area has been ripped off.

Incident number 338 04/04/2016 – Burglary Dwelling   South Road

Between 9.00pm and 9.20pm unknown offenders have gained entry via a rear ground floor bedroom window and stolen a jewellery box and it’s contents.

Incident number 244 08/04/2016 – Theft other Newall Close

Between 4.00pm 07/04/2016 and 11.00am on 08/04/2016 unknown offenders have removed the catalytic converter from a vehicle parked on the drive.

Incident number 150 13/04/2016 – Burglary other The Playing Fields

Around the end of March damage has been caused to the tennis hut by damaging the door and the reinforced bars that support it.

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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

Would you like to have a go at playing Tennis – for free?


The weather is improving, the nights getting lighter and the tennis season has started. If you would like to try your hand at tennis then Clifton Tennis Club is offering some great opportunities for you this year; don’t miss out.

Social tennis is available on Thursdays evenings from 6.30 contact Steve Woodford on 01788 561996 or Margaret Mckernan on 01788 544456. If you do not want to commit to joining the club before you have tried our social tennis then just come along on Thursday evening and have a couple of weeks for free before deciding.

Club sessions are also held on Tuesdays from 6.00 pm where there are opportunities to play league standard tennis and to be selected for the Club’s teams. Contact James Waghorn on 01788 570794.

We intend to offer junior tennis coaching again this year in conjunction with Sue Robinson and Clifton school. Contact Steve Woodford on 01788 561996 if you are interested.

The Club’s AGM in March saw Rod Dolman (Watling St, Clifton) elected as Chairman with Steve Woodford (Shuttleworth Rd) Secretary and Lesley Edwards (Rugby Road) Treasurer. John Ardern (North Rd) James Waghorn (South Rd) and Andy Sheppard (Crick) were also elected as members of the club committee. Clifton Tennis Club has frozen its annual membership for yet another year; Junior £15, Intermediate (16 to 20 years) £20, Adult £45 and Family £80.

Community Safety, General, News

Criminal Damage at the Tennis Courts

At the end of March a person or persons, at present unknown, caused criminal damage to the tennis hut in the playing field. The left hand metal door to the hut was bent severely out of shape to the extent that it was unusable. It is possible that it was attempted burglary, but there is nothing of value in the hut, just an old table and chairs.

Anyone with information about this criminal damage should contact the police on 01926 415000 or by dialling 101, quoting Crime Reference Number 23N7-11588V-16. Alternatively please feel free to contact Steve Woodford, secretary of the tennis club, on 01788 561996 or for absolute anonymity contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 1111.

General, News, Traffic

Traffic Calming Scheme funding approved

Warwickshire County Council has entered into a legal agreement with the developers of Rugby Radio Station to ensure that funding is provided for the traffic calming scheme proposed for Clifton upon Dunsmore.

The agreement provides a total of £280,000 for the installation of measures to ensure that any additional traffic ensuing from the development does not have a detrimental effect on Clifton upon Dunsmore.

Work on the construction of the the traffic calming scheme is likely to commence during mid-2016, with work on the new link road commencing in late 2018.

General, Parish Council

Playing field / play area concerns

It has been brought to the Parish Council’s attention that there have been recent instances in the Playing Field and around the Play Areas where groups of teenagers have been causing noise nuisance, being rude to people and leaving litter. Indeed a window in the pavilion was smashed this week.Play Area
The field,equipment and facilities are there for everyone’s enjoyment. Please can everyone be vigilant and assist us in asking people using these facilities, to respect others.
Your Parish Councillors would be very happy to be contacted with anything that may assist us in resolving these issues.