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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 http://www.cliftoncampville.com, http://www.hauntonvillage.co.uk 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 helen.elliott4@btinternet.com

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 helen.elliott4@btinternet.com 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 Linda.buckingham1955@gmail.com 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 helen.elliott4@btinternet.com

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: measevalleynews@gmail.com

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 – costas.karpi@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk PCSO 6442 Maggie Griffiths – Margaret.Griffiths@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk

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 http://www.staffordshire.police.uk.

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 https://staffordshiresmartalert.uk/staffs

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 ccvhall2018@gmail.com.

’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 c.smith284@btinternet.com

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) h2opugh@gmail.com 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 cliftoncampville.com website, then please email them to me at ccvhall2018@gmail.com 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 (cliftoncampville.com).

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… https://apps2.staffordshire.gov.uk/web/reportfault/#top

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

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: helen.elliott4@btinternet.com

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Parish Councillor Vacancy

CLIFTON CAMPVILLE WITH THORPE CONSTANTINE PARISH COUNCIL

PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCY

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you want to make a positive difference?

Would you like to influence decisions that affect your community?

The role of a Parish Councillor is to bring local issues to the attention of the Council and to help make decisions on behalf of the community. You will need to be able to attend six Parish Council meetings per year and spend extra time on areas of specialism or interest. Enthusiasm and commitment are more important than experience. You must be aged 18 or over, an elector, and have been a resident or worked within 3 miles of the parish for the past year. The position is unpaid

Dated: 3rd June 2019

Signed: ……………………………………… Clerk to the Parish Council

85 Main Street, Clifton Campville, Tamworth, Staffs, B79 0AX Email: helen.elliott4@btinternet.com

Tel:01827 373697

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Clifton Campville with Thorpe Constantine Parish Council Newsletter – April 2019

APRIL 2019                                                                                 ISSUE 40

Welcome to the fortieth edition of the Clifton Campville with Thorpe Constantine Parish Council Newsletter. 

The newsletter is now available on the websites www.cliftoncampville.com, www.hauntonvillage.co.uk 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 helen.elliott4@btinternet.com

Parish Council Vacancies

We currently have a number of vacancies for enthusiastic individuals to join the Parish Council in May 2019.  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.  For more information see the Good Councillors Guide:

http://www.nalc-good-councillors-guide-2017.pdf 

If you would like to express an interest please contact helen.elliott4@btinternet.com and be prepared to attend the next meeting on May 14th 2019, 8pm at Clifton Campville village hall.

Speed Awareness Signs

We hope you have all noticed the new solar powered speed signs in Haunton and Clifton Campville.  This project has been a long-term goal of the Parish Council and we are delighted to finally have them in place.  Thanks to all those involved in the delivery of the project and fund raising.  We hope you are all as pleased as we are with the results.  Keep your eyes peeled for the signs as we move them around the various locations within the parish.

Thank you to Staffordshire Local Community Fund for their contribution towards the project.

Community Speedwatch

The Community Speed Watch are still looking for volunteers to join them if you are interested please contact Linda.buckingham1955@gmail.com or 01827 373882

Community Volunteers

A special thank you to David Williamson for all his hard work around St Andrews Church grounds.  We are sure you will have noticed the difference within the churchyard especially the revealing of the gated crypt, which has remained overgrown for many years.

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 helen.elliott4@btinternet.com 

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: measevalleynews@gmail.com

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.

Forthcoming Dates
Saturday 20th April 2019 – St George’s Themed Supper Night, Clifton Campville Village
Hall
May 10th – 12thThanksgiving Weekend.  A special weekend of activities to celebrate the Tower project and the repairs to the Lady Chapel roof and Organ at St Andrews Church,
Clifton Campville.  Visitors will again be able to safely ascend the Tower and enjoy the
wonderful views across the Mease Valley. May 11thGarage Sale, Clifton Campville
Saturday 8th June 2019 – Country Fair and ‘Live on the Green’ on the Millennium Green, Clifton Campville

Village Hall – Yes, it’s that time of year when our thoughts start to turn to the Country Fair and a ‘Call to Arms’ shouted from the marquee roofs.  

This year the village Community Coffee Shop, is running the Cake Stall at the Country Fair. In the main, our Star Bakers for the Coffee Shop, plus a few others, have already volunteered to make & donate a wide selection of cakes, which is marvellous and we thank you all.  

If anyone else wants to make a cake it will be gratefully received – ideally Pat Moore would love to know ahead of the day so that she can plan (see contact details below).

We also want to ensure that all of the servers of crepes, drinks, ice creams, cakes and sandwiches have enough time to enjoy the Country Fair too. We already have a good number of volunteers but do need more.   Ideally for 2 hour slots. However, if you can only give 1 hour of your time that would be greatly appreciated too. It would also be great to see some younger people (over 14) help in some way -so please volunteer and get involved in your village Country Fair, you won’t regret it!

If we all pitch in and share the load we can all help to make it a fantastic day.  If you can help please either call or text Pat on 07914 377234 or email her at ‘amoore49@btinternet.com’. She’s waiting for your call – so come on, become a member of our Country Fair Gang & contact her now!

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

Historical Society

The ‘Historical Society’ has been resurrected (covering, Clifton Campville & Haunton).   Any old photos, or family history, relating to these villages greatly appreciated.  The society has been asked to copy the material for inclusion of an exhibition at the Church during Open Tower weekend.  See Facebook page, or contact Helen Pugh h2opugh@gmail.com (Chairperson) for more details about the society.

Coneyberry Millennium Green Trust

Annual General Meeting Wednesday 22nd May 7.30pm in the Village Hall

Come along and hear about what the Trustees, all of whom are volunteers giving up their time to maintain and develop the Green, have been up to … and what the plans are for the coming year. The Green belongs to the community – so pop in, meet the Trustees and make your views known. Drinks and light refreshments will be served after the meeting.

IMPORTANT:  We are working on reinstating a wild flower meadow around the newly established Fruit and Nut Grove … it will involve killing off the grass and scraping away the top soil … watch out for any notices warning of any spraying in progress.

Managing an amenity such as the Green is hard work and we rely heavily on the generosity of people who turn out to help. Our Spring Working Party is to be held on Saturday 13th April, starting at 10.00am. Please, if you value the Green, come and give us a hand if only for an hour. We will have a variety of light work, the exercise will do you and the family good, you will be with friendly people, and of course will be making a useful contribution to the life of the community. You don’t have to have specialist knowledge or to have any specialist tools or equipment. (More information from:  Liz on 373735 or Clive on 373352)

The current Trustees are:

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

2019 Country Fair

  Don’t forget …. Saturday 8th June 2019 – make sure the date is in your diary now!!!

  All the proceeds go to our local charities – including St Andrew’s Church, St Andrew’s School Association, the Village Hall and the Millennium Green. 

  There are several new arena acts …not to mention the involvement of the army and the air force!  Watch out           for the mascot from the Mercian Regiment … and this year not only are we hoping for the usual fly past we also have the ‘death defying’ Red Barrows (not a spelling mistake.. it really is ‘Red Barrows’) … come along and you’ll         find out what they are up to for us.

  The Four Shires Bloodhounds will be there with their pups … the birds of prey will be spreading their wings         and       the baby farm animals are waiting for their hugs and cuddles … and back by popular demand are our         Circus Skills     entertainers not to mention our traditional Morris dancers etc.

  There’ll be something for everyone in the family – and this year it includes a weapons and information stand           along with air soft paint balling from the Mercian Regiment based at Whittington Barracks.

There are lots of ways to get involved … the more help we get, the more successful the fair.

Specifically you can help by:

  • Donating chocolates and drink for the tombola (drop them into the Community Coffee Shop on a Monday morning or contact Helen Paton on 07736 534754 or email helengpaton@yahoo.co.uk
  • Making cakes for the refreshment tent (let them know in the Community Coffee Shop on a Monday morning or contact Pat Moore on 373924 or 07914 377234 or email amoore49@btinternet.com)
  • Donating some plants or cuttings for the Plant Stall (contact Rev John Grice 373257 or 07815 817095)

Or join our team and give an hour or two on the day – or on the days before to help with preparations.

  • Setting up and taking down marquees/tents
  • Car Parking stewards & stewards on the field
  • Entrance gates
  • Helping on stalls – ice cream, cake stall, and others.
  • Helping with the hot food and drinks.
  • Selling raffle tickets before the event and on the day

If you can give us some of your time, even just an hour on the day, please contact Sue Wadham who co-ordinates the volunteers for the event on 01827 373814 or e mail suewadham@aol.com. You will be most welcome and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you contributed to the success of the event.

  If you would like to book a stall please contact Lorna Robinson on 07977125959 or 01827 373318 or email aandlrobinson@btinternet.com

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… https://apps2.staffordshire.gov.uk/web/reportfault/#top

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

Mobile Library (Tuesdays)

Green Man Clifton Campville 1.55 – 2.45

Dates of Visits 2019 – 12, 26 April; 10, 24 May; 7, 21 June; 5, 19 July; 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      Nick Ingram          373721              Roger Nicholls        373169 

Sarah Dawson             373399      Naomi Light           373159              Robert Pugh            63968

The Parish Council meeting dates are 14th May, 9th July 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: helen.elliott4@btinternet.com

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Clifton Campville with Thorpe Constantine Parish Council Newsletter – December 2018

candle           DECEMBER 2018 ISSUE 39            candle

Welcome to the thirty-ninth edition of the Clifton Campville with Thorpe Constantine Parish Council Newsletter. The newsletter is now available on the websites http://www.cliftoncampville.com, http://www.hauntonvillage.co.uk 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 helen.elliott4@btinternet.com

Seasons Greetings

The Parish Council would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.

Parish Council Vacancy

Do you fancy a new challenge in the New Year?

We currently have a vacancy for an enthusiastic individual to join the Parish Council in January 2019. 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. For more information see the Good Councillors Guide:

http://www.nalc-good-councillors-guide-2017.pdf If you would like express an interest please contact helen.elliott4@btinternet.com and be prepared to attend the next meeting on January 8th 2019, 8pm at Clifton Campville village hall.

Clifton Campville Website

The website was launched in 2009 by John Bainbridge who continues to maintain the site.

The Parish Council very kindly funds the hosting of the site. http://www.cliftoncampville.com

On the website there is a wealth of information about the village: articles and pictures of bygone days in the ‘Rural Life Gallery’; The History Society section includes information and pictures of local families and buildings; a fascinating article about the river Mease and information about the local bat population.

‘Village Diary’ lists/publishes events in the village for all organisations.

All that is required is to email the date and description of the event, venue, times and prices, together with any posters, to jbainbr944@aol.com

MS Word or pdf files for posters & articles, pictures in .jpg format are required.

I rely upon the organisations to inform me of any changes e.g. committees, so that I can keep on-line details up-to-date because, unless I am informed of any changes, I assume that nothing has changed. Please email to jbainbr944@aol.com

Seasons Greetings to all

John Bainbridge

Speed Awareness Signs

The ground works have been completed and we now have posts fitted at either ends of Clifton Campville and Haunton. We are in possession of two mobile solar powered speed activated signs, which can be moved between the four locations and these will be fitted in the very near future.

Community Speedwatch

The Community Speed Watch are still looking for volunteers to join them if you are interested please contact Linda.buckingham1955@gmail.com 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 helen.elliott4@btinternet.com

Telephone Box

Work is on-going to complete refurbishment of the phone box on Main Street, Clifton Campville. We have given it a coat of undercoat to protect it through the winter and will complete the project in the spring with new glass and a traditional red finish. We welcome ideas on a suitable use for the phone box as it no longer has a functioning phone line.

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: measevalleynews@gmail.com

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.

Millennium Green

Despite the weather extremes this year, The Millennium Green has had a good year. The newly planted fruit and nut grove has mainly thrived. Out of the thirteen trees planted, eleven are doing well, one was lost to the “Beast from the east” and the other was damaged during maintenance on the green. We are hoping to replace these in the spring. Some of these immature trees even fruited this year, boding very well for the future.

We have received much help in maintaining the green from the villagers in Clifton Campville and beyond. Many, many thanks to all these volunteers, without whose help the green would not look as good as it does today. If anybody is interested in joining our “Friends of the green” group, please contact one of the trustees, a list can be found on the noticeboard on the green.

The green is intended for all to use and enjoy, including our doggy friends. However, there has been an increase in dog fouling noted recently. Please could we ask that you keep your eye on your dog, what its doing and where its doing it and bag and bin it. This way, we can keep the green a healthy place we can all enjoy. – Liz Ellis

In winter many plants and creatures shut down, but the work of the Trustees has to continue. Managing an amenity such as the Green is hard work and we rely heavily on the generosity of people who turn out to help. Our Winter Working Party is to be held on Saturday 19th January, starting at 10.00am. Please, if you value the Green, come and give us a hand if only for an hour. We will have a variety of light work, the exercise will do you and the family good, you will be with friendly people, and of course will be making a useful contribution to the life of the community. 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.

We have recently welcomed a new Trustee – Bob Morecock.

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

Clifton Campville Country Fair

Next Year – Saturday 8th June 2019 – make sure the date is on your 2019 calendar. Organisers are looking for a new exciting main attraction in the arena …any suggestions? If you have any ideas or suggestions if you would be willing to be a member of the Organising Committee please contact Sue Wadham on 373814.

Clifton Campville Village Hall

The management committee is now fully “staffed” and details of all the officers can be found on the back page of this publication.

The Community Coffee Shop – held every Monday 9 ‘til 12 – is going from strength to strength. The aroma of Bacon Rolls (first Monday of every month) wafting through the village is mouth-watering! Together with the wide variety of coffees and other drinks, a selection of delicious cakes, crumpets and teacakes, it is proving very popular indeed.

Why not pop in for a chat – and pick up some Christmas cards/presents while you’re at it from our bric-a-brac table?

The Skittles ‘tournament’ was well attended and a good time was had by all. Thanks to Pat Green for organising the Fish & Chip (or battered sausage) supper, which was relished by all.

The children were especially delighted to be bestowed with trophies (kindly donated by Sue Wadham). What a great night that was! Roll on the 2019 tournament.

Do not be alarmed if you hear creaking from the village hall on Wednesdays, between the hours of 1pm and 2pm, it could well be from the weekly Yoga class, which continues to thrive and provide us with our weekly workout. Beginners welcome and its not as hard as you think! So, why not come along and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and camaraderie.

The ‘Arts & Crafts’ group on Fridays (1:30 to 3:30) also continues to flourish – who knew we had so many talented people in the village. Everyone welcome to join our social group and work on whatever art & craft project they have. £2.00 per session includes tea/coffee.

Once a month we have special workshops – 2019 schedule below:

January 25th – Silhouetting, February 22nd Acrylic painting, March 22nd Felting and April 28th Crocheting.

Get those Christmas jumpers & earrings out of the loft and round-up your carol singers for 22 December. Look out for Santa as he rounds-up his reindeer at the Green Man at 4:30pm, progressing to St Andrews Church at approx. 6pm for the ‘Christmas Cracker’ event – with mulled wine, hot chocolate, sausage rolls & mince pies, yummy!

Keep a look out in the ‘Diary’ listing for future events at the Village Hall.

Wishing a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all our village hall volunteers & readers.

Julie Smale

Forthcoming Dates

Saturday 15th December 2018 – American ‘Thanksgiving’ Themed Meal Night

Saturday 22nd December 2018 – Carol Singing followed by the Christmas Cracker

Saturday 26th January 2019 – Burns Night Supper

Saturday 16th February – Skittles Night with Fish and Chip Supper

Saturday 23rd March 2019 – St Patricks Themed Supper Night

Saturday 20th April 2019 – St George’s Themed Supper Night

Saturday 8th June 2019 – Country Fair and ‘Live on the Green’

Haunton Best Kept Village

Huge congratulations to all the residents of Haunton who were involved in the preparations for the Staffordshire Best Kept Village competition.

Haunton won the overall prize for the Best Kept Village, which is a remarkable achievement, and well-earned recognition for all the hard work and efforts of those involved.

Village Green – Chestnut Lane

Following concerns of local residents about visibility, lighting, and safety the Parish Council consulted with Lichfield Tree Works on how best to address these concerns whilst preserving the integrity of the Green for future generations.

It was concluded that we should remove a number of conifers and expose the hidden chestnut tree to Chestnut Lane. Work is on going to tidy the crown of the chestnut tree, protect the roots, and remove the stumps.

St Andrews Church Yard

A number of yew trees in the churchyard are causing a potential health and safety hazard for pedestrians. Quotes have been obtained to address the hazard with a process called banding. The PCC are asking for volunteers to assist with this process to minimise the financial cost involved. If you are able to help please contact Bob Patchett Tel: 373305

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… https://apps2.staffordshire.gov.uk/web/reportfault/#top

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

Mobile Library (Tuesdays)

Green Man Clifton Campville 11.30 – 12.30

Dates of Visits – 2018 – 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

Pam Bostock 373272 Naomi Light 373159

Sarah Dawson 373399 Robert Leedham 830240

Debbie Fulbrook 07463 702847 Robert Pugh 63968

The Parish Council meeting dates are 8th January, 12th March, 14th May, 9th July 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: helen.elliott4@btinternet.com

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 Smaile, 6 Tudor Rise 373524

Treasurer/Bookings Pat Green, 10 St David’s Road 37335