Month: February 2017

General, News

Training available on completing grant applications

RBC logoSubject to the confirmation of the funding being available, the 17/18 Rugby Borough grants will be launched on the RBC website on 1 March and the closing date for applications is 10 April.

If you are considering applying for a grant I recommend that you attend the following free course which will identify what is involved in writing a funding application.


Warwickshire CAVA: How to Complete an Application for Fundingwcava-logo_0
Friday 10th March 2017, 10.0am -12.30pm.

Learn Warwickshire, 6 Mitchell Court, Castle Mound Way, Central Park, Rugby CV23 0UY

A free and practical workshop about writing application forms for funding. We aim to increase your confidence with bid-writing. To book your free place visit: For further information please contact Leonie Yeend on 01788 539573 or email:

General, News, Rugby Borough, Uncategorized

Garden Waste Service

wheelie binFollowing the Borough Council’s approval for the new garden waste collection service they have compiled some web information that is now online at

This information addresses most of the questions that have been seen on social media or that have been asked of the contact centre or through the website, and it is hoped you will find it useful when discussing the service with residents. However,  feedback is welcomed, either on the clarity or consistency of the information or on information that could be added.

There are links to this web information from the recycling pages of the website and from the home page. It can also be found through the site search facility.

The Borough Council has  now also confirmed that subscriptions will open on 6 March 2017, either through the weblink above, 24/7, or via (01788) 533332 between 9am and 5pm. They will accept card payments only. Credit cards will incur a 2.5 per cent surcharge, but debit cards will not incur any additional charges.

Social media, radio and newspaper advertising will start in the next few weeks, but in the meantime you may wish to “like” the council’s new facebook page at



General, News, Parish Council

The Great British Spring Clean Parish Litter Pick – Saturday 4 March 2017


Meeting at 9.30am at the Car Park by St Mary’s Church

 Yes, it’s that time again! Volunteers are needed for the ‘Get Britain Tidy’ litter pick planned for the 4th March 2017.  Equipment will be available for collection from 9.30am on Saturday, at the Car Park by the Church.

Listed below are the routes available.  Let me know in advance if there are any particular routes you would like to volunteer to do otherwise, see you on the day.


  1. Rugby Road, Newall Close, Avon Street, Vicarage Hill (up to Bridge 66)
  1. Car Park, Lilbourne Road (between corner of South Road and TMH), Lions Path, Everard Close and Goodacre Close.
  1. South Road, Allans Close, Allans Lane, Orwell Close, Whiley Close.
  1. Main Street, Carlton Court, the Beeches, Station Road.
  1. Buckwell Lane, Hadfield Close, Church Street, Manor Lane, Robertson Close.
  1. North Road, Elms Paddock, South Road up to Shuttleworth Road
  1. Newton Road.
  1. Shuttleworth Road and Playing Field
  1. Hillmorton Locks

Your help and support as always is appreciated.

Councillor Lesley Edwards

Contact: 07973849335 or

News, Rugby Borough

Go ahead given for opt-in garden waste collection service

RBC logoAn opt-in garden waste collection service costing £40 per year will launch in April, after approval was given at a meeting of Rugby Borough Council held on 7 February.

The scheme will replace the existing green bin service which will end on 31 March, helping the council close a projected £800,000 shortfall in its medium term financial plan brought about by government changes to the way councils are funded. The savings will be achieved by a combination of income from the service, reducing the number of rounds, and more efficient collection routes.

Nearly half of all local authorities already charge or plan to charge for garden waste collection, which is not a service that councils have to provide.

Households that opt in to the new scheme will receive a sticker to place on their bin. This will entitle them to a fortnightly collection of garden waste year-round, except for a short break at Christmas or in exceptional circumstances such as persistent bad weather. Residents will be able to sign up for the service online or by telephone from the beginning of March.

Residents who choose not to opt-in for the service will be able to take garden waste to recycling centres or compost it at home. As now, black bins containing garden waste will not be emptied, allowing the county council to continue disposing of black bin waste at the incinerator in Coventry.

About thirty five per cent of black bin waste is food waste and this will continue to be accepted in the black bin, though residents will be encouraged to save money by wasting less food.

Cllr Lisa Parker, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for environment and public realm, said: “While no-one would choose to make this change, we have to set a balanced budget and this service will help us make the savings that we need over the next few years.

“The new service allows those residents who want a garden waste collection service to continue to have one while removing the financial burden from general taxation.

“The change also supports a key objective of the Warwickshire Waste Partnership, which is to reduce the amount of waste collected, while providing valuable information for the partnership’s work stream on charging for garden waste collections.”

Details of the garden waste collection scheme will be sent to all residents in early March, and will be published online at as they become available.

General, News

Clifton upon Dunsmore Primary School seek new Governors

The Governing Body of Clifton-upon-Dunsmore C. of E. Primary School have vacancies for three Co-opted Governors.  Applications for these roles will be considered from parents/guardians, members of the community or anyone who is interested in joining the Governing Body of Clifton Primary School.

Under new Government guidelines Governing Bodies are required to have a balance of skills and interests, therefore, we are particularly interested in applications from people that may have legal, HR and possibly financial experience.  However we would consider your application if this is not your field of expertise.

As a Co-opted Governor you would normally serve for a period of four years. The L.E.A. is required to provide training for Governors and you will have the opportunity to undertake a course at a future date.

There are approximately six full meetings per year and you would also be expected to serve on one of the sub-committees.  We are looking for someone to devote time to playing a part in the school’s future.  Governors are involved in helping to work out what is taught in the school, how the school is run in terms of discipline and behaviour, with the appointing of staff, and the administration of the school’s financial affairs.

The last date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 28th February 2017.  The Governing Body will then consider all applications with a view to appointing the successful candidates. If you are interested, please send a covering letter and c.v. to