Month: February 2019

General, News, Parish Council

Vacancy for Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council is seeking applicants for the post of Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to the Council. Working from home, this position is part-time, requiring approximately 12 hours per week . Salary SPC 15-21 £9.341 -£10.676 per hour dependent on qualification and experience.(PAY AWARD PENDING 1 APRIL 2019)

Additionally, attendance is required at monthly evening Parish Council Meetings and the Annual Parish Meeting.

This position would suit a well-organised person, motivated to be involved in parish activities.

Applicants need to have good communication and appropriate computer skills, take minutes and manage the Council’s administration and finances. Applicants will need to have internet access and be comfortable with email and the use of the internet.

Duties include:

  • producing agendas and minutes for all council meetings
  • liaising with outside bodies
  • managing budgets and keeping financial records
  • financial and operational reporting
  • ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements
  • advising the council on policies and activities and enacting the decisions of the council

A full job description and person specification can be found  here: JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION 2019

Application via CV with a covering letter, including two referees to:

Marion Nash – Chair, Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council, 2a Church Street Clifton upon Dunsmore Rugby CV23 0BP  or via email:

The closing date for applications is Friday 15 March 2019

Interviews are likely to place during week beginning Monday 18 March 2019


Community Safety, News

Report from Clifton Neighbourhood Watch – February 2019

At the time of writing there were 2 crimes in the vicinity of South Road where items were stolen from vehicles on 21st January 2018. More recently several properties in North Rd were burgled, access being gained from the rear of the properties.

The Clifton Community Speed Watch team has been monitoring the speed of traffic though the village. Newton Rd (30 mph section), 100 vehicles checked; one doing 35 mph, another probably exceeding the limit, but details of the vehicle could not be taken.

Please remember to observe the 20 mph speed limit throughout the 20 mph zone in Clifton; this includes Lilbourne Rd, Hillmorton Ln, Newton Rd, Main St, Rugby Rd, North Rd, South Rd etc.

At a recent meeting of Rugby NHW in the Benn Hall the police said that even minor incidents should be reported to the police on 101 (Emergency to 999) as one small bit of information could link with other reports and give the police the lead they need to make an arrest. They also said there are “Holiday Boxes” available on a loan basis from the police which contain light timers, radio timers, TV lights giving the impression that a TV is on in the house.

Make sure your home is secure and ensure any valuables, including keys, are out of sight. If you are away or out for the night use light, TV, Radio timers to suggest there is someone at home.

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 advertised 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




Townsend Memorial Hall Committee -AGM, 2 April 2019

The Townsend Memorial Committee are holding their A.G.M on the 2nd April, 2019 in the hall at 7.30 pm. A warm welcome is extended to any villager to come along and join us. We would love to hear from anyone who is interested in joining the committee to help run and organise this valuable community asset. I have currently been in the position of Secretary for several years but no longer live in the village. I will be retiring from this position at the AGM but will continue to be a committee member to help and advise a new recruit. If you would like further information on the AGM or to become a committee member then please call Julia Boyd on 07414 899418.