Marton Village, Warwickshire

Local History Group: April 2019 Update

In April the Group had its AGM followed by Wiz and Ann (pictured) presenting some of the fascinating “new” items found in the Museum. More about this below.

The next meeting is on 20th May, and is a guided walk around historic Kineton. More details nearer the time.

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Parish Council Elections – Last Call

This is a final call for anyone interested in being part of Marton Parish Council. If elected you’d commit to a meeting every two months, to help shape decisions on the upkeep and services for the village on a voluntary basis.

Contact Faye Chambers (Chair) for a form (or you can get one directly from Rugby Borough Council). These must be returned to the council offices by Wednesday (3 April) for the forthcoming May election.

Thanks,

VACANCY – MARTON PARISH CLERK

VACANCY – MARTON PARISH CLERK

Marton Parish Council requires a Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

17 hours per month

REQUIREMENTS: Some evening work and ability to work from home. Obtained, working or willing to work towards CiLCA. 

Salary: £1,819.68 – 2,168.52 pa, (spinal column points 16-22) dependent on qualifications and experience. 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

Applications via CV to clerk@martonvillage.com by April 15th 2019

World cyclists in Marton

Ovo Energy Tour in MartonOn 5 September some of the world’s top male cyclists – including Olympic and World Champions, and Tour de France winners – sped through Marton in glorious sunshine on the fourth stage of the Ovo Energy Tour.

On the way from Nuneaton to Leamington (on a north, south, north route via Chipping Camden) the cyclists were heading towards the end of a punishing 183.5km day, the second longest stage in the 8-day race. Residents put out bunting and flags to make the competitors feel welcome for the first time the male tour has included a Warwickshire section.

Large groups of residents and enthusiasts, who travelled here especially for the race, cheered encouragement as they raced on by at speeds of around 40km/h. Others may have been cursing their luck of being stuck behind the main road closure, which at least only lasted about 15 minutes. This was to accommodate the field of more than 100 cyclists, which included three of the top five-ranked riders in the world:

• Britain’s most successful Grand Tour rider Chris Froome (world number two and 2018 Giro d’Italia winner)
• Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (world number four)
• Welsh hero Geraint Thomas (world number five and winner of the 2018 Tour de France)

Marton was also treated to seeing Slovenian Primoz Roglic, Colombian Fernando Gaviria and Germany’s Max Schachmann and many others in a breath-taking blur of lycra.

This video captures some of the action.

See all the results on www.tourofbritain.co.uk