Live on the Green, Clifton Campville 10th June


WHERE: Clifton Campville (Millennium Green)

WHEN: Saturday 10th June

The line-up has been confirmed for the evening of live music following Clifton Campville’s Country Fair. Focusing on local talent the organisers have announced that Brindley-Hunt, the popular and talented acoustic rock/pop duo will be playing.

With good acoustic modern music played live by local musicians being the order of the night  the organisers are delighted to confirm that another local singer song writer Kirsty Clarke will also be performing with her band The Beating Hearts.

Bryan Brindley and Barry Hunt have recently released their first CD of original songs ‘Find My Way ..’. It has received considerable music industry approval including glowing words from Jeffry Foskett of the Beach Boys. All the songs on the CD have been written, performed, arranged and mixed by Bryan and Barry. Copies will be available on the night.

Brindley-Hunt formed their acoustic music duo in September 2015 after becoming aware of each other’s ability earlier in the same year. They enjoy singing harmonies in the style of The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Crowded House and other great vocal bands, while adding acoustic guitars with flair and imagination. They perform covers of the very best songs from the last 5 decades that range from gentle ballads to gigantic anthems and are adding original songs into their sets.

Bryan Brindley has been playing guitar since he was a teenager and has performed as a soloist for nearly 10 years, playing in a variety of venues including festivals, Premiership football clubs, theatres, and charity events of all sizes. He has also recorded a CD of his own songs which has received considerable attention and positive music industry feedback. Bryan is a professional firefighter and lives in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

Barry Hunt has many decades experience as a solo performer and as part of bands as a singer/guitarist. He has performed at festivals, clubs and theatres all over the UK and parts of Europe, and has enjoyed playing at Ronnie Scott’s Club, The Cavern and many castles and stately homes in a long musical career. He has released 3 CDs of his own material and has received lots of radio airplay for his songs on BBC radio and overseas internet radio. Barry runs his own business as a guitar and songwriting teacher, has a masters degree in songwriting, and lives in Elford, Staffordshire.

Kirsty Clarke and the Beating Hearts are an acoustic trio who formed in April of this year and are already booked for gigs and festival dates across the summer. Kirsty has been performing solo for the past 5 years and has had her music featured both television and local radio stations. She was joined by Dean Clinton and Dave Monks early this year and as an acoustic trio they perform finely crafted original songs, together with carefully chosen covers that vary from Queen, Sinead O’Connor, Chris Isaac, Nirvana and Radio head. Kirsty’s latest album ‘Confession’s of a Music Addict’ will be available on the night.

Other supporting acts include Clifton’s very own Ian Peters with his band the Reprobates – many will have heard them play in other local venues with songs by The Beatles, Oasis, The Eagles, Van Morrison, The Faces, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, the Who .. and many more.

This evening of live music is an exciting extension to the ever popular Clifton Campville Country Fair, commencing at 11am. Instruments are being polished, dogs are being groomed, cakes are being baked, ducks – yes ducks, come and find out – are being trained, and an aircraft is being fuelled.  Licensed bar and barbeque. Adults £3, Children 50p, Under 5’s free. Free parking available. Live music after 5.30pm.

For further details see or contact 01827 373471


Haunton enters the Best Kept Village Competition – BKV 2017



Haunton first entered the BKV competition in 1997 and we have consistently done well.  You can see our plaques on the pole on the green, with 2016 still to be added. It would be lovely to get as many people as possible involved in this community event again…

To make this year a success, the judges are looking for a display of BKV posters, so pop yours in your window when it arrives through your door. We have volunteers to keep the bus shelters and telephone box tidy and to look after the planters and benches around the village. We are judged on the tidiness of our gardens and frontages too, so that’s down to you, and the church surrounds and car park are also judged. Any help there with weeding and tidying would be much appreciated.

Judges visit in May and June and the shortlisted villages are then visited again in July.

While we all do our bit to keep our own patches looking good, a little extra effort will ensure the rest of the village is tidy and free of dog fouling and litter. Any children’s posters created to cover these themes and decorate our bus shelters, would be super. These will be entered into the BKV poster competition. Please deliver colour photocopies of any children’s posters, with age and name, to St Mary’s Cottage.

For further information, please contact Ena Grieveson tel. 373514 or Jo Clarke tel. 373737.

Best wishes,

Ena & Jo

In addition we are now raising funds for smart new village signs. If we all chip in, we can make them happen!

Keep in touch through our Facebook group:                                                 

Clifton Campville with Thorpe Constantine Parish Council Newsletter APRIL 2017, ISSUE 34

Parish Councillors and contact details 2017

Nick Ingram

07841 426354

Matthew Bingham

07881 271783

Robert Leedham


Douglas Clarke


Robert  Pugh


Debbie Fulbrook

07463 702847

Tim Starkey

07740 84063

Pam Bostock



The Parish Council meeting dates are 9th May, 11th July, 12th September & 14th November 2017 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, Staffs, B79 0AX Tel: 373697



Mobile Library (Tuesdays)

Dates of Visits 2017 – 2018

Green Man Clifton Campville 11.30 – 12.30

2017 – 4 April, 25 April, 16 May, 6 June, 27 June, 18 July, 8 August, 29 August, 19 September, 10 October, 31 October, 21 November, 12 December

2018 – 2 January, 23 January, 13 February, 6 March, 27 March

Mease Valley Parish News

To order your copy delivered directly to your door for only £8 per year, to submit an article for publication or to place an advert in the magazine email

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:

Scrap Metal

A note of caution to residents, please do not leave any unwanted items outside your property in hope that the scrap man will come and collect it.  This looks untidy and encourages scrap metal dealers to visit the parish who may not be registered or have a licence to do this.

Welcome to the thirty-fourth 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 and house address to

Parish Councillor Vacancy

There is currently one vacancy for a parish councilor, if you are interested please contact Helen Elliott – details on back page.

Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting is the AGM held at 7.30pm on 9th May 2017 all are very welcome to attend.  The normal parish council meeting is held afterwards when we will be happy to answer any questions anybody has.

Welcome to the New Rector

The Parish Council would like to extend their welcome to Rev John, Gemma and their three Children, Joshua, Evie and Leo to the community, we hope they have settled in to village life.

Council Tax

Some of you may have noticed that the Parish Council share of your Council Tax has increased this year.  With Lichfield District Council funds becoming tighter and tighter we have increased or percentage so that money can be put towards more village assets.

We are currently acquiring quotes for the acquisition of speed awareness signs in the villages.  We are also being encouraged to fund more minor works throughout the community e.g. cleaning grips out.

Telephone Kiosks

We have recently finalised the acquisition of the two telephone kiosks in the community.  We will be looking to have any glass repaired, any offers of volunteers wishing to help paint the kiosks would be gratefully received.

Does anybody have any ideas of what the kiosks can be used for other than moving the defibrillator?

Litter Pick

The Parish Council wish to thank all who helped on the day or other days in keeping the community clean with our annual litter pick.

Dog Fouling

A polite reminder to all dog owners to please pick up after your dogs, the dog waste bags can go into any black bin in the village if you are not in the vicinity of a proper dog waste bin. Thank you.

Church News

A warm welcome awaits villagers to join in St Andrew’s Easter Day celebrations at 10.15 am.

Many of us are fortunate enough to remember the fantastic views of the surrounding countryside from the church tower parapet level.  In more recent times, as Churchwarden, I have lost count of the number of times I have been approached by people asking to be allowed to climb the church tower steps only to be told no. Sadly the answer has had to be no, on health and safety grounds because of the parlous state of the steps above the ringing chamber, of the 112 steps to the top, over 60 have become badly worn and unsafe.

Happily, the PCC have agreed that the Tower stairs and leaking parapet gutter, identified as urgent in the most recent architects Quinquennial Report, have become a number one priority. The architect has prepared detailed requirements for the repair work and has requested tenders from suitably qualified specialists. We have already received some generous donations, but we urgently seek publicly minded and generous folks to come forward with further contributions to contribute towards the cost of the project. Contact details for further information can be obtained from Martin on 01827 373533 or email:

Millennium Green Trust

Wednesday 31st May 2017 at 7.30pm – Annual General Meeting of the Coneyberry Mllennium Green Trust in the Village Hall.

Come along and learn about what the Trustees have been doing, tell us your views, ask questions and make suggestions.

John Bainbridge, who has served as a Trustee for over 12 years, will be standing down as Chair and bidding farewell to the Trust at the Annual General Meeting. He has selflessly devoted much of his time and effort to developing and maintaining the Green during his period of office and now feels the moment has come to spend more time on other projects.

There will therefore be a vacancy for a Trustee.  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.

A lot of work has been undertaken by Trustees and volunteers over the winter, particularly within the woodland area of the Green.  Hazels have been coppiced, unwanted low branches removed and cherry suckers cleared.  Thank you to everyone who has helped us in this task, particularly the guys from D C Tree Care in the village who have given their time to assist us with chipping the debris.  The Green takes a lot of upkeep – if you can spare an hour or so to help please contact Clive on 373352.

The current Trustees are:

John Bainbridge (Chair), Clive Boydell (Treasurer), Steve Bradley, Liz Ellis, Debbie Fulbrook, David Lodge, Bob Patchett, Steve Plimmer, Lorna Robinson, Sue Wadham (Secretary).

Your Country Fairneeds you

Needs You!


The success of the fair is very much dependent on volunteers. All the proceeds go towards the local community (especially the upkeep of the Millennium Green and the Village Hall).

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.
    • Making cakes for the refreshment tent
    • Helping with the hot food and drinks.
    • Selling raffle tickets before the event and on the day

Please contact Sue Wadham who co-ordinates the volunteers for the event on 01827 373814 or e mail

and…LOCAL MUSICIANS wanted …to fill the evening with music and fun

This is not a karaoke or a talent contest – we want live, performed music.

The evening will run from 6pm until 11pm but as time is limited performance slots will be allocated. If you are interested in performing please contact: Ian Peters 373471 or email

and … donations of chocolate and drinks for the special tombola and for raffle prizes much appreciated – contact Lorna 373318 or email



Best Kept Village BKV 2017

Haunton first entered the BKV competition in 1997 and we have consistently done well.  You can see our plaques on the pole on the green. It would be lovely to get as many people as possible involved in this community event again this year.

To make this year a success, we need to display BKV posters, keep the bus shelters and telephone box tidy and look after the planters and benches around the village. We are judged on the tidiness of our gardens and frontages, and the church surrounds and car park are judged too. Judging takes place between May and June and the shortlisted villages are visited again in July.

We can all do our bit to keep our own patches tidy, with a little extra effort to ensure the rest of the village is tidy and free of dog fouling and litter. Any children’s posters to decorate our bus shelters and cover these themes would be super, these will be entered into the BKV poster competition.

For more information Ena Grieveson & Jo Clarke invite you to a short informal meeting at Syerscote End on Sat 18th March at 10.30am. You can contact us through the Facebook Group page. We’ll be seeking volunteers to help with the communal areas. Any help would be greatly appreciated and everyone is welcome!