Month: May 2018

General, News, Traffic

Changes to bus services in Rugby – from 21 July 2018

Warwickshire County Council has notified the Parish Council that  Stagecoach are planning a number of changes and improvements to bus services in and around Rugby, which will come into force from Saturday 21st July.

In summary, the introduction of a through Coventry – Rugby – DIRFT service running up to every 30 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays with hourly extensions to / from Northampton amalgamating the existing service 86 and an improved service 96. The new through service will be numbered 96.

Whilst Clifton upon Dunsmore is not directly affected, passengers wishing to make connections in the town centre to other destinations should be aware that a number of routes have been altered.

More details of the changes can be viewed here Changes to bus services 041618

General, News


Due to popular demand, and following last year’s successful event, the local members of Rugby Evreux Twinning Group and The Bull have joined forces again to arrange a Pig Roast on Saturday 23rd June.

 Starting at 4.00 pm in the beer garden of The Bull, it will offer bread rolls filled with Farmer Lou’s Posh Pork with a vegetarian option. There will also be a raffle with good prizes.

Come along and join in the fun. Tickets are £6 for adults and £3 for children under twelve, and are available from The Bull Inn and Clifton Village Store or from Alastair and Sue Robinson on 01788 567222 or


General, News


Wimbledon fortnight will be with us soon so why not join in Wimbledon Fever and play tennis.

Come along to the courts on Thursdays from 6.00 pm onwards and have a go for free for a couple of weeks or contact Steve Woodford on 01788 561996.

If you are between 4 and 11 years of age Sue Robinson is running our junior coaching on Fridays at 4.00 pm. Sue can be contacted on 07813 121 589.

Community Safety, General, News


Despite there being no reported crimes in Clifton for two months there have now been several within a couple of weeks. There has been some criminal damage to the tennis courts in the playing field and there have been several cars in the village that have been broken into. These crimes have been reported to the police. If you have any information, no matter how small, that might help the police arrest these criminals please contact the police by calling 101.

You can receive details of crimes in Clifton by joining the police Community Messaging Service. You will receive eMails from the police from time to time to make you aware of crimes in Clifton, details of local scams and fraudulent activity, crime prevention advice etc. To join this service go to;

Please remember the MOBILE POLICE STATION is available for you in Lilbourne Rd; next visits 23rd May and 27th June 2018 from 11.00am to 12.00 noon.

All households in the village are covered by Clifton NHW so there is no need to apply for membership. However, if you would like to know more or take an active part in Clifton NHW please contact Chairman David Glover on 01788 535574



General, News, Parish Council, Uncategorized

Village Fete Charity Donations Survey

Last year a number of residents indicated that they would like various local charities to benefit from monies raised at the Village Fete.
The group organising the Village Fete this year would like to gather a consensus on which local charities the majority of residents feel would benefit most from money raised at the Fete this year.
Depending on how much profit is made by the Village Fete (after organising costs) it is likely that the money will be shared by 2 or 3 local charities.
Please take the opportunity to nominate your favourite charity from the list of 5 which have been suggested by 30 June 2018.