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Clifton Campville with Thorpe Constantine Parish Council Newsletter

JULY 2018                                                                             ISSUE 38

Welcome to the thirty-eighth edition of the Clifton Campville with Thorpe Constantine Parish Council Newsletter.

The newsletter is now available on the websites, and on the Parish Council notice boards.  Alternatively if you wish to receive the newsletter electronically please send an email quoting your email address to

Speed Awareness Signs

We have now placed an order for two illuminated mobile speed awareness signs, which can be sited in four locations around the parish.  We are just awaiting confirmation from the ground works contractor on an estimated installation time.

Community Speedwatch

The Community Speedwatch are still looking for volunteers to join them if you are interested please contact Sarah Dawson – 01827 373399

Community Volunteers

Do you know that a lot of voluntary work is carried out in the community?  In recognition of this we would like to offer our thanks to people who give up their time to improve our community.  Who are they?  If you know someone who deserves a mention in our newsletter please send a short email to

A special mention goes to Sue Wadham for her remarkable efforts in organising the Country Fair and also to Bob Patchett for his role as MC on the day.  In addition to this visible role, these two selfless pillars give so much time and hard work to improving our community, and for that we offer our sincere thanks.

Violet’s Vehicles

Is a community companion service based in Haunton offering a friendly and personal service for the elderly, disabled and children.  If you have been affected by the removal of the bus service please feel free to contact Sarah Fitzpatrick to express an interest in a potential shared service between the parish and Tamworth town centre – or 07968 615988

Telephone Box

We have all the materials required to refurbish the sorry looking telephone box on Main Street, Clifton Campville.  We just need volunteers to assist with the work if you have any spare time to assist please contact Helen Elliott –  or 01827 373697.

Clifton Campville Country Fair

Our thanks and praise go out to the Millennium Green Trust for all the hard work and effort that went into organising a fantastic day on 9th June.

Mease Valley Parish News

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 Dog Fouling

We have been asked to mention this again; there has been an increase in dog fouling around the parish.  Please pick up after your dog and make sure you dispose of it in the bins provided either on the Millenium Green or in the general waste bins.  Thank you.

Haunton Best Kept Village

Thanks to the Williscroft family and all the other residents of Haunton who have been involved in the upkeep and preparation of the village for this years Best Kept Village Competition.  We wish you good luck and hope the judges recognise and appreciate your efforts as much as the Parish      Council do.

Coneyberry Millennium Green Trust

Like many people’s gardens the Green is looking a little thirsty!!! The young trees planted in the new fruit and nut grove are our major concern during this period of dry weather – if you can offer any help to water these (we have the equipment) please contact Liz Ellis on 373735

We have moved on with several projects this year. Many of you will have noticed that the   improvements to the Main Entrance have been completed – improving both access and visibility splays.  We are just waiting now for the right time to replant the hedge along the side of the entrance.

We have also finally got the storage facility that we have waited so long for – thanks to the very generous donation of the storage container from a well-wisher and many hours of hard work from Nigel Wadham!

Also big ‘Thank You’ to Lionel Probert who has been carrying out a Wildlife Survey over the past couple of months. No evidence to date of any snakes however the presence of other    wildlife has been confirmed including wood mice, common shrews, field voles and toads. We’ll probably see lots of frogs  before long.

The date for our Autumn Working Party is Saturday 15th September 2018 (10am – 1pm on     the Green) – please come along and help us with some of our autumn tasks. You don’t have to have specialist knowledge or to have any specialist tools or equipment.

The Green takes a lot of upkeep – if you can spare an hour or so to help please contact Liz on 373735 or Clive on 373352

For more information about the Trust and its work please speak to one of the Millennium Green Trustees. If you are interested and would like more specific information about the role of a Trustee please contact the secretary, Sue Wadham, on 373814

The current Trustees are:

Clive Boydell (Treasurer), Steve Bradley, Jason Chandler, Liz Ellis (Chairman), Debbie Fulbrook (Vice Chairman), David Lodge, Bob Patchett (Communications Officer), Sue Wadham (Secretary) and Christine Warburton.

2018 Country Fair

The day raised over £7,400 for the community: £700 for the Church, £200 for SASA and over   £6,500 split equally for the Village Hall and the Millennium Green…. and above all people had fun.

Next Year – Saturday 8th June 2019 – get the date in your diary now!!!

A huge effort on the part of everyone involved – thank you to all who helped and supported the event.

The second year of the ‘Live on the Green’ event in the evening was also a huge success with many families enjoying the lovely weather until late in the evening.

Believe it or not thoughts are already turning to next year’s event – the request for the   flyover has already been submitted and the first Organising Committee Meeting will be held early in September. Please come along and help us.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for next year or if you would be willing to be a member of the Organising Committee please contact Sue Wadham on 373814.

 Village Hall

The Community Coffee Shop every Monday morning has been a huge success since it began on 9th April.  Every week has seen lots of different people popping in for a slice of cake … a    toasted teacake … or a couple of rounds of hot buttered toast. There’s always a smile for everyone … dog walkers, young families and cyclists are all welcome. The Community Coffee Shop is open every Monday from 9.15 till 12 noon including Bank Holidays … so pop in and see what everyone is talking about.

skittlesThere is a packed social calendar for the Autumn with several family evenings and themed meal nights in addition to the regular weekly Yoga and Pilates classes that will be returning in September (dates to be confirmed).

The programme kicks off with the ever popular Skittles Night. Currently Owen sits at the top of the Junior Leader board … can he be beaten in September. Don’t delay book your places before they are all filled!!!

Fancy your chances at becoming the Top Scorer or Knock- Out Round winner … give Pat a ring to book your places as they are limited.

 What’s On in your Village Hall ………

Forthcoming Dates for Autumn 2018
 Saturday 1st September 2018:

Skittles Night with Fish and Chip Supper

7pm for 7.30pm start

Call Pat on 373375 to reserve your tickets

Wednesday 26th September: 

Annual General Meeting

7pm followed by light refreshments

Saturday 29th September 2018: 

Family Race Night

6.30pm for 7.00pm start

Call Pat on 373375 to reserve your tickets

Saturday 20th October 2018: 

Skittles with Fish and Chip Supper

Call Pat on 373375 to reserve your tickets

Saturday  1st December 2018: 

American Night

Call Pat on 373375 to reserve your tickets


Potholes around the ParishContact the Highways Team – The easiest way to report an issue on the roads is to use the online reporting system…

Phone: 0300 111 8000 Mon – Thurs 8am – 8pm, Fri 8am – 6pm, Sat 9am – 5pm Calls charged at a local rate.  Email:


Mobile Library (Tuesdays)

Green Man Clifton Campville 11.30 – 12.30

Dates of Visits – 2018 – 31 July, 21 August, 11 September, 2 October, 23 October, 13 November, 4 December, (No Service Christmas Day)

2019 – 15 January, 12 February, 5 March


Parish Councillors and contact details 2018   

Phillip Bennion 373274                             Nick Ingram  373721

Matthew Bingham 07881 271783            Pam Bostock  373272

Robert Leedham 830240                            Naomi Light 373159

Sarah Dawson     373399                            Robert Pugh 63968

Debbie Fulbrook      07463 702847

The Parish Council meeting dates are 11th September and 13th November 2018 starting at 8pm at Clifton Campville Village Hall.  Full details are always on the parish notice boards in the week before the meetings.  Members of the public are very welcome to attend and a part of each meeting is set-aside for you to have your say and ask questions.  We welcome your feedback and comments about this newsletter or any other matter you wish to raise. Anyone that has any parish information/news to go in the newsletter can contact the parish clerk.

Please address them to: Clerk to Parish Council, Helen Elliott, 85 Main Street, Clifton Campville, Tamworth, B79 0AX Tel: 01827 373697 or Email: