Month: September 2017

News, Parish Council

Co-option of new Parish Councillors

The Parish Council is delighted to welcome to new Members to its team.

Local residents Ian Brinklow and Clare Bonwick were co-opted to serve on the Parish council at its meeting on 4 September 2017. They will serve as Councillors until the next ordinary election in May 2020.  Ian and Clare will bring a wealth of business experience and community engagement skills to the Parish Council, and strengthen its resources and ability to serve the community it serves.

Contact details for both new Councillors can be found on the Councillors page of the website.


News, Parish Council

Allotment Rents 2017-18

The annual rent for all allotment plots is due to be paid by 1 October 2017.

 The annual rent due for the year 2017-18 is:

  • £20 for a full plot; or
  • £10 for a half plot

Allotment rents should be paid to the ‘Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council’ by cheque or cash, and sent to the Clerk of the Parish Council c/o 24 Harebell Way Rugby. CV23 0TT (but please do not send cash in the post).

Allotment rents can also be paid by BACs.  Should you prefer to pay using this method please contact the Clerk  on for the account details.

Thank you

General, News

Home to School Transport – consultation

Warwickshire County Council is undertaking a consultation on some proposed changes to its Home to School Transport Policy. The changes may affect people living in the parish.

Full details of the consultation can be found at

Warwickshire County Council is keen to hear the views on our proposals. There are a number of different ways you can tell us what you think.

Our preferred option is for you to complete the online survey at:

If you are unable to complete the survey online, you can request a paper copy of the survey by using the email address below or by calling 01926 412929 (Option 1).

You can also contact us in one of the following ways:

In Writing – send your views to:

In Person – You can also attend one of the drop-in sessions  detailed below in order to ask questions about the proposals.

School Transport Consultation Poster A4

General, News

Rugby Evreux Twinning Success


This year’s twinning weekend in Evreux was a great success, with around 60 French and English people, of all ages, taking part. The English visitors were welcomed at a reception in Evreux Town Hall on Friday evening by Medhat Samwil, the president of the Evreux twinning association. The English families then went to the homes of their respective French friends to enjoy drinks and dinner.

On Saturday the whole group visited the small seaside resort of Etratat, the location for one of Monet’s paintings. After an excellent lunch in a local restaurant, the highlight of the day was to be a guided tour of the Benedictine Monastery in Fecamp. Unfortunately, the tour was interrupted by a fire alarm and everyone was evacuated from the monastery and spent the remainder of the visit watching the local firemen. Fortunately, it turned out to be a false alarm, but it was then too late to continue the tour and the group returned to Evreux.

On Sunday the English families enjoyed free time with their French hosts at home or visiting local places of interest.

The Rugby Evreux Twinning Association has several families living in Clifton and has been exchanging with French families in Evreux for nearly fifty years. Each year the visits alternate between visiting Evreux and hosting in Rugby.

If you are interested in joining this friendly group which meets regularly throughout the year for social events please contact the chairman Steve Woodford on 01788 561996 who would be pleased to give you more information about the organisation.