Month: June 2018

General, News

Have you say on health needs in your area

A survey has been launched to find out more about the unique health and wellbeing needs of Warwickshire’s various local communities.

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) and its partners recognise that the needs of different communities throughout the county will differ greatly depending on a range of factors such as population demographics, infrastructure, community safety and many more.

As part of a larger project to gain more insight into life in Warwickshire’s communities, a survey has opened for residents to let the county council know what, in their opinion, the current health and wellbeing needs of their area are and any ideas they have for improvement.

The responses to this survey will form part of the 2018-2020 Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and will help inform service delivery and development.

Councillor Les Caborn, WCC Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing, said: “Understanding people’s needs on a local level and improving our knowledge of existing community and third sector provision in local areas will enable us to ensure the right service is delivered in the right place at the right time to the right people. There is no-one better placed to tell us about the needs of a community than the people who live there – whether you have a lot to say or there’s just a couple of things you want us to know, we want to hear from you.”

The survey will close on Sunday 15 July and takes about ten minutes to complete. To have your say, go to

General, News, Rugby Borough

Summer consultation for Local Plan changes

THE LEADER of Rugby Borough Council, Cllr Michael Stokes, has announced that there is to be a formal consultation on changes to the document that sets out where in the borough should be allocated for housing and employment.

The consultation on changes to the Local Plan is likely to take place over the summer, and will be for eight weeks instead of the statutory six to allow additional time during the holiday period.

It will seek the views of residents, businesses, developers, parish councils and any other interested parties on changes that were proposed during the public examination of the plan, held earlier this year.

Changes include suggested amendments put forward by the independent inspector responsible for the public examination, Mr Mike Hayden, as well as the many others that were discussed during the examination sessions.

Cllr Stokes said: “The council welcomes the initial feedback from the Local Plan Inspector and officers are currently working with the Inspector to agree the detailed modifications necessary.

“It should be noted that the vast majority of Local Plans submitted to the Secretary of State experience a similar level of modification through the Examination process and that our plan is not unusual in this regard. The vast majority of the Plan and the Development Strategy for the Borough remain as agreed by the Council.

“On this basis, Cabinet are minded to accept the modifications proposed by the Inspector as outlined in his letter, and to progress our corporate objective of adopting an up to date plan as soon as possible.

“Because the Inspector’s modifications and the other modifications proposed during the examination must be subject to public consultation, it is currently anticipated that Council could be recommended to adopt the plan in its modified state by December 2018.”

Cllr Stokes has asked council officers to arrange a special meeting of the council’s Cabinet, which will deal with the democratic and constitutional process to allow the consultation to take place. As of 25 June 2018, it is anticipated that this meeting will take place in early August 2018.

More information on the Local Plan can be found at

Community Safety, News

Clifton Neighbourhood Watch – June 2018

At the time of writing there have been no reported crimes since the numerous thefts from vehicles last month. The police have asked everyone in the village not to leave their cars unlocked when unattended, even for a short period of time. It is very easy for a criminal to walk around the village checking car doors until he finds one that is open and then he can help himself to anything that is in it. The same goes for open garage doors.

Those of you that signed up for the police Community Messaging Service will have received eMails from the police advising you of current police activity, scams, fraudulent activity etc. To join this service go to; The police have been using their HGV spotter vehicle to identify driving offences. There has been an increase in criminal activity using texts and eMails. Criminals have been active in the area offering a drive/block paving cleaning service quoting £100, but once they have started the work the cost trebles and they will not back down, they are persistent and aggressive; don’t ask callers to do the work, find a professional.

Please remember the MOBILE POLICE STATION is available for you in Lilbourne Rd. from 11.00am to 12.00 noon on the dates displayed on the village notice boards.

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

Provider Marketplace and Jobs Fair coming to Benn Hall

Why not come along to this great event and find out about the range of support available across Rugby. Over 30 organisations will be in attendance plus a range of employers who are currently recruiting in your area! Employers include Tesco, 24/7, Pertemps, Eden Futures, and Lotus Care.

Date: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Time: 10am to 12.30pm
Venue: Benn Hall (Newbold Road, Rugby, CV21 2LN)

There will be a range of advice on offer from saving money on your water bills with the Severn Trent Big Difference Scheme to support available through Act On Energy.

Do you know about the help available from the Veterans Contact Point or Royal British Legion?

Are you aware of the Work Routes programme available through Reed in Partnership or support with self employment through Inclusive Partnerships or Standguide with the New Enterprise Allowance Programme?

Maybe you would like to find out about the support offered by MIND through the Recovery Colleges?

Or the vast range of support available through the Benn Partnership!


General, News

Musical Memories Cafe

We all recognise the importance that music can play in bridging memories and promoting wellbeing. At Musical Memories, attendees enjoy familiar, live music, complimentary refreshments, and the opportunity to access dementia information and support, all in a relaxed environment in which they can make peer connections with other people who are having similar experiences.

This is a drop-in event, open to anyone in the community who is living with dementia or memory difficulties, including their family, friends and carers.

The café is free, although donations towards the running costs of the café encouraged.

Dementia Cafe


News, Parish Council, Uncategorized

Annual Return 2017-18 . Exercise of public rights and publication of unaudited accounts

It is a legal requirement for councils subject to The Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities to publish, on a freely accessible website, certain documents related to:

Annual Governance, Accounting Statements, Bank Reconciliation, Explanation of Variances over the prior year, Internal Auditor’s Report, Annual Return, The commencement of and the duration of, the Period for public inspection of the Accounting Statements.

There is a timetable for publishing all these documents, which Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council will fully comply with. The dates for the public inspection of the unaudited accounts for 2017-18 are this year, between 4 June – 13 July 2018.

Notice of public rights and publication of unaudited accounts 2017-18

Documents relating to the year ending March 31st 2018 are published on this website