General, News, Parish Council

Community Litter Pick

To be held Saturday 31st October. If you can help please meet in the car park next to the church at 10am. Due to current guidelines please maintain 2m distance from others at all times and work in groups no larger than 6. Litter picks will be supplied however please bring your own gloves should you require them.

Community Safety, General, News

Applications are now invited for young people interested in becoming a Police Cadet with Warwickshire Police

Warwickshire Police Cadets is a volunteer scheme for young people who wish to be part of a year programme that offers an opportunity to gain a practical understanding of policing and develop their spirit of adventure and good citizenship.

Recruitment is currently open from 1st January to 29th February 2020, the application form can be downloaded from Warwickshire Police website, under the cadet tab.

To apply to be a Warwickshire Police Cadet you must live in Warwickshire and be aged 13 to 16 on September 1st 2020.

The aim of the scheme is to support Warwickshire Police’s strategy of engagement with young people throughout the force area.

Cadets support local policing priorities through volunteering, working with partner agencies and positive participation in their communities.

They take part in a variety of activities including self-defence training, marching, fitness, team building, role playing and Outdoor events.

Cadets can gain an insight into police life through talks by guest speakers from different departments and agencies and by taking part in local community policing events.

Police cadets are a family where discipline, friendship and team work are all important.
If you become a police cadet, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that as a young person you are making a difference to your community and developing yourself for any future career.

In return we ask you to commit to attend the weekly meetings and commit to voluntary hours per quarter.

We have two units in Warwickshire, one in Nuneaton that covers North Warwickshire and one in Leamington Spa which covers South Warwickshire.

The cadets have 2 sections, one junior section for Cadets aged 13 to 16 years. The senior section is for cadets aged 16 to 18 years, you would apply to become a senor cadets if you’re currently a year 11 student and would be a cadet for 2 years.

Why not attend our recruitment drop evening on 29th January 2020 at Holiday Inn Express, Bermuda Park, St David’s Way, Nuneaton, CV10 7SD between 18.30 and 20.00 hours. This is an opportunity for students and parents to find out more about the scheme, meet the leaders and some cadets if who wish to attend the recruitment drop evening sign up to the event on our Facebook Page.

Seniors Cadets aged between 16 – 18 years old meet every Thursday evenings in Nuneaton between 6.15pm and 9.00pm, we also ask that you do 5 hours volunteering per month.

Junior Cadets aged between 13 – 16 years old meet every Tuesday evening in Nuneaton between 6.15pm – 8.30pm.

To apply to be a Warwickshire Police Cadet you must live in Warwickshire and be aged 13 to 16 on September 1st 2020

You can contact us at
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General, News, Parish Council, Uncategorized


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 SCP 5-11 £9.74 -£10.97 per hour dependent on qualification and experience.

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 on here: JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION DEC 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 31 January 2020

Interviews are likely to place during week beginning Monday 24 February 2020

General, News


The twinning group has just returned from a long weekend in Evreux where we spent an enjoyable time with our French families. On the Friday there was a reception at Evreux Town Hall followed by free time at the homes of our hosts. On Saturday the whole group visited Biotropica, a specialist zoo with some rare and unusual animals. In the evening the Mayor of Evreux welcomed us to the Chateau de Trangis where we had a meal with some entertainment. Sunday was free time with our French families, being immersed in the French way of life.

There are currently three Clifton families that take part in the twinning weekends with another waiting for a suitable French family. We also have a French single mother with an eleven year old daughter that would like to start twinning with an English family with a young child. If you are interested in joining the twinning group or would like to know more about it please phone Steve Woodford on 01788 561996

General, News, Parish Council

Summer Fete Trophies

Following on from the summer fete that took place in the village last year, 3 trophies were given out as prizes. Just so we can prepare for future events, please can we ask for the 3 winners to return their trophies to the Parish Council. Please contact the clerk to arrange.