Month: July 2018

General, News

TMH Trustee (Treasurer) vacancy

Townsend Memorial Hall

      Vacancy Invite applications for the position       



Applicants should preferably have knowledge of charity operation
and have previous experience of dealing with accounts.

    Apply, by email to our Chairperson ,

                  Mr David Glover


    By 12noon on Friday 24thAugust 2018

Community Safety, General, News

Clifton Neighbourhood Watch update – July 2018

At the time of writing there have been no reported crimes during the last period.

The police have been active checking the speed of vehicles in the village. Of 1672 vehicles checked 51 were speeding (approximately 3%). Most were between 30 and 40 mph, but 5 were doing 42mph, 2 – 43mph, 1 – 44mph and 2 – 46mph.

Please remember to keep vehicles, houses, garages, sheds etc. secure at all times.

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 from 11.00am to 12.00 noon on specific dates. The next one will be in September and notices will be placed 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

Community Safety, News

Warwickshire residents warning around cowboy gardeners

Warwickshire householders are being ripped off by doorstep cowboy gardeners who charge thousands for poor quality work and then illegally dump the garden rubbish they create.

Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards is advising residents not to accept offers of gardening services from unexpected doorstep callers and thoroughly check anyone they are considering employing, for example those who advertise by flyers and cards dropped through the letterbox.

Warwickshire County Councillor Andy Crump, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety said:

“Rogue gardeners know little or nothing about trees and plants and will often just attempt to cut down anything they see before illegally dumping the garden waste, leaving your garden in a worse state than before!”

“You can’t tell a good gardener from a bad one on the doorstep, so consider following our five top tips to achieve a beautiful garden.”

1)Rogue gardeners hide behind false names and addresses. Never buy from the door and always ensure you know where a trader is based before you employ them.

2) Legitimate traders should have public liability insurance to cover any damage they might cause to your property (or your neighbours). This is especially important if you are employing a gardener/landscaper/tree surgeon to trim branches or remove trees.

3) Look for a gardener with a professional qualification. There are many different schemes available, such as NVQ, HND, NPTC and RHS.

4) Seek written quotes from a number of gardening/landscaping businesses before you choose a service.

5) If you’re not sure who to turn to, consider ‘No Rogue Traders Here’, Warwickshire Trading Standards Service’s trusted trader scheme (phone 0800 233 5000), or other recognised schemes.

Warwickshire residents wishing to make a complaint about goods or services they have purchased can do so by contacting Warwickshire Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

More information about the work of Warwickshire trading standards service is available on the Warwickshire website:

General, News, Traffic

Good news about the traffic calming scheme!

At long last the traffic calming in Clifton is about to become a reality! After several months/years of work the following update was received this morning from a senior Warwickshire County Council officer: “The works to install these measures will take place during the Warwickshire Schools 6 week holiday period, the contractor has given us a date of Monday 24th July for the start of works and this will be confirmed once the Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTROs) have been agreed. Furthermore, the construction working day will be restricted to off-peak hours (09.00 to 15.00 or 09.30 to 15.30), at this stage there are no proposals to undertake work outside of these times.

The contractor, Balfour Beatty, is currently working with the WCC street works team to refine their delivery works programme, ensuring that the relevant works permits and TTROs are in place and that our associated diversion routes do not affect orders/works/diversion routes for major projects in the area that have a prior booking in place. Through these discussion there will be various aspects of how and when the contractor will deliver the works to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.

“We are currently compiling a letter that provides information regarding the imminent works, this will be hand delivered to the residents, businesses and stakeholders of Clifton upon Dunsmore.”

This is great news, and a huge relief after what has not been an easy process. Yes, there will be some disruption whilst the works take place, but the inconvenience will be minimised as far as possible and at the end of it residents will have what they have been demanding for years: a 20Mph zone through the centre of the village; a comprehensive speed reduction plan; a 7.5 tonne weight limit; improved village entrances and (hopefully) less traffic and certainly slower traffic.

News, Parish Council

Results of the Village Fete charity donations survey

The results of the residents survey on which local charity should benefit from any profits from the 2018 Village Fete have now been collated.

They are are follows:

Warwickshire Air Ambulance 42.31% total votes 22
Hope4 Rugby 25.00% total votes 13
Rugby Myton Hospice 21.15% total votes 11
Rugby First Responders 19.23% total votes 10
Rugby Pawprints 15.38% total votes 8

Total Respondents: 52