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Clifton Campville with Thorpe Constantine Parish Council Newsletter – July 2019

Welcome to this edition of the Clifton Campville with Thorpe Constantine Parish Council Newsletter (Issue 41). The newsletter is 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

Parish Council Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy for an enthusiastic individual to join the Parish Council. Would you like to make a difference and be involved in decisions that affect your community? A Parish Councillor is required to attend six meetings per year in the village hall and have input to projects and matters that affect the community. If you would like to express an interest please contact and be prepared to attend the next meeting on September 10th 2019, 8pm at Clifton Campville village hall.

Community Speedwatch

The Community Speed Watch are still looking for volunteers to join them if you are interested please contact or 01827 373882

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

Allotment to Rent

There is an allotment available to rent, please contact the Parish Clerk if you are interested.

Mease Valley Parish News

To order your copy delivered directly to your door for only £10 per year, to submit an article for publication or to place an advert in the magazine email:

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 Millennium Green or in the general waste bins. Also please ensure your dogs are under control and remain on designated footpaths when crossing fields containing crops to ensure crops are not damaged and food chains are not contaminated. Thank you.

Staffordshire Police

Neighbourhood Officers PCSO 17017 Costas Karpi – PCSO 6442 Maggie Griffiths –

Your Police Community Support Officers exist to help the community to make it a safer place to live. Do not hesitate to contact them if you need assistance with any policing issues or you know someone who does. A community that works together for the good of all its members is a happy community.

Visit Staffordshire Police Website for advice and information on police related issues at

Use the 101 number for all non-emergencies and use the 999 number for an emergency or a crime in progress.

All residents can register on the Staffordshire Smart Alert for updates on crime locally in the area via

To report incidents on Social Media

Go onto Staffordshire Police’s Facebook page

To report incidents etc. send a message via Messenger

It can also be done via Twitter. It’s similar to above.

Log onto the Staffordshire Police Twitter Page

To report Incidents etc. send a message via Direct Message.

On the Staffordshire Police Twitter page there are three small circles where the Staffordshire Police logo is. If you press on these it will give you the option to ‘Send Direct Message’

Clifton Campville Village Hall

Community Coffee Shop – Every Monday 9am ‘til 12. (With Bacon Rolls on the first Monday of every month!) Newcomers always very welcome, so visit us for a chat, in friendly, warm & comfortable surroundings; borrow a DVD or book, or see what we have on our ‘Bric-a-Brac’ table. You can even get your blood pressure checked while you are here! New cake-makers & volunteer helpers always welcome. If interested, please contact Pat Moore or send an email to

’Buy a Brick’ Campaign

We are continuing to work with 3 major charity funding bodies to help in the quest to rebuild our historic Village Hall. Hats-off to all involved in this lengthy process! You can still be a part of this community fundraising event. Forms available from the Village Hall, or see details in Mease Valley News on how to donate towards the Village Hall rebuild & get your name emblazoned on a brick for posterity! Look out for the ‘Buy A Brick’ ‘Blue Peter-style’ totaliser on your next visit to the Coffee Shop!

Hold the front page

What a fantastic run of 3 articles we’ve had in the Tamworth Herald. Firstly, a two page spread for the Country Fair, then the ‘Buy A Brick’ article (which had the Coffee Shop volunteers standing outside for their “close-ups” holding a brick!) and then lastly a full page spread of lovely village photos for ‘In The Picture’ of Clifton! We’re on the map!

Clifton Village Hall

AGM Tuesday 20 August at 7.30pm. Come along & see what we’ve being doing over the last year & what our plans are for the coming year! Wine & Cheese too! All welcome.

Clifton Art & Craft Group

Every Friday (1:30 to 3:30) – also featuring monthly sampler workshops on various crafts. We had another bumper turn-out for the last workshop. So ensure you book your places to avoid disappointment for these popular sessions. Next workshop = 23 August – Cross-Stitch & Embroidery. Contact: Kate Smith on 01827 373368 / email

Military Whist Drive

Why not come along to these social gatherings and try your hand at a game of cards? This takes place 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, from 1:30 onwards. Contact Chris on 01827 373522. All proceeds to the very worthy cause of the RNLI.

Make Time for Yoga

Don’t forget the 10-11am class, every Wednesday. Newcomers – of every ability – always welcome! No commitment, just £6 per session.

History in the Making

The Clifton Campville & Haunton History Society has been resurrected.

If you have old photos, or any family history languishing in the loft, then please dig them out & contact Helen Pugh (Chairperson) for details about copying the items for future generations. To see all the artefacts & photos unearthed so far, go to the Clifton Campville & Haunton History Society Facebook page. Happy Hunting!

Village Hall Event Photos

If anyone has any photos of events they would like posted on the website, then please email them to me at and I will ask John Bainbridge to post them. Thank you. Don’t forget to check & see if you are in any of the photos in the ‘Country Fair’ tab on our website.

Keep a look out in the ‘Diary’ listing for future Village Hall events in the Mease Valley News and in ‘Village Diary’ on the excellent Clifton website (

Village Hall Management Committee

Chair Pat Moore, Pye Barn, Clifton Park 373924

Vice Chair David Lodge, 89 Main Street 373205

Secretary Linda Fletcher, 22 St David’s Road 373142

Communications Julie Smale, 6 Tudor Rise 373524

Treasurer/Bookings Pat Green, 10 St David’s Road 373357

Coneyberry Millennium Green Trust

Coneyberry Millennium Green Trust has limited financial resources and, because of the weather, will receive less income than expected from this year’s Country Fair. For this reason, the Trustees desperately need help from the community to maintain the Green, and to this end are holding a work party on the morning of Saturday 12th October in order to prepare the Green for the winter season. Quite a bit of light work needs doing, so please go along and give a hand for a couple of hours. The exercise will do you good, it is an ideal opportunity to do something as a family, and – most important – you will be doing a great job in helping maintain this valuable amenity for your community.

If you would like to offer a bit of help at some other time, please ring the Trust Chairperson, Liz Ellis, who will be able to tell you what needs to be done so that you can pick something suitable and do it in your own time. Liz, and indeed all the Trustees, will be most grateful. Please give her a ring on 373735.

Potholes around the Parish

Contact 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 1.55 – 2.45

Dates of Visits 2019 – 2, 16, 30 August; 13, 27 September; 11, 25 October; 8, 22 November; 6, 20 December 2020 – 3, 17, 31 January; 14, 28 February; 13, 27 March

Parish Councillors and contact details 2019

Phillip Bennion 373274 Debbie Fulbrook 07463 702847 Robert Leedham 830240

Pam Bostock 373272 Roger Nicholls 373169 Calvin Bent –Chairman 07738 170008

Sonia Bent 373183 Steve Lamb 07824 347033

The Parish Council meeting dates are 10th September and 12th November 2019 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: