Month: May 2015

General, News, Rugby Borough

Proud Home welcomes new piece of public art

A NEW piece of public art celebrates Rugby’s status as the Proud Home of the game.

The Pass was created by environmental artist David Gosling, the man behind the town’s iconic wire donkey sculptures which stand in the paddock at the bottom of Newbold Road.

The wire sculpture of a rugby player carrying a ball was commissioned by Rugby Borough Council ahead of Rugby World Cup 2015.

The Pass takeRWC2015_ProudHomeSeal_FC_200pxs pride of place on the Whitehall Road roundabout – creating a striking centrepiece to the traditional floral display.

The sculpture forms part of the council’s programme of enhancements for the borough as Rugby prepares to welcome thousands of visitors to the Proud Home of the game.

And Cllr Heather Timms, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for economy, development and culture, revealed further public art works were set to be unveiled before Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks-off in September.

Cllr Timms said: “With thousands of rugby fans from all over the world set to make the pilgrimage to the Proud Home of the game during this special year, we want Rugby to be at its very best.

We have a wide range of enhancements planned, improving the borough for Rugby World Cup 2015 and beyond.

“While we’re determined to celebrate Rugby World Cup 2015 and make the most of the opportunities it brings, it’s also important residents have a home to be proud of for years to come.”

For more information on the events and activities taking place during the Rugby World Cup please click here.

Community Safety, News, Parish Council

Annual Play Equipment Inspection

The annual inspection of the Parish Council play area and the equipment  it contains, is due to take place at the end of July.

The annual inspection which undertaking by a RoSPA qualified playground inspector, provides a detailed report on the condition of the equipment, and makes recommendations for repairs and replacement.

The condition of the equipment is also monitored by the Parish Councillors on a regular basis; however if users do spot any potential problems, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Parish Council team.