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Changes to waste collections this Christmas

binsResidents will benefit from an additional black bin collection next week (week beginning 19 December) as a result of changes to the waste collection schedule this Christmas.

The additional collection is needed to make sure that every household has a black bin collection in both the week before and the week after Christmas.

The black bin is for general waste that cannot be composted or recycled. Food waste that cannot be composted, such as meat and bones, can be placed in the black bin, but the council will not empty bins containing garden waste.

Garden waste can be composted at home, kept until green bin collections restart, or taken to one of the Warwickshire County Council-run tips.

Black bins will be collected in weeks beginning 12 December, 19 December, 2 January and 16 January. Blue-lid recycling bins will continue to be collected fortnightly, on residents’ normal collection weeks.

Further changes to the black bin collection schedule come into effect for some residents during week beginning 23 January, and affected residents will be notified in the week beginning 9 January.

More information on changes to the Christmas waste collection schedule can be found at, where residents can check their own personal schedule using the postcode search.

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Christmas and New Year council services

RBC logoRUGBY Borough Council offices will close at 5pm on Friday 23 December and will reopen at 9am on Thursday 29 December 2016. The offices will also be closed on Monday 2 January 2017, reopening at 9am on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Information on Christmas bin collections can be found at For emergency out of hours services residents should call (01788) 533533 and follow the recorded instructions.

The World Rugby Hall of Fame and the Visitor Centre will close at 5pm on Christmas Eve and will reopen at 10am on Tuesday 27 December. Both will be closed on New Year’s Day. Free entry to the World Rugby Hall of Fame can be booked in advance at

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum will close at 4pm on Christmas Eve. It will be open between 10am and 4pm on 29, 30 and 31 December, before reopening at 10am on 3 January 2017. More information on current exhibitions is at

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Additional consultation on the Rugby Local Plan – publication draft

RBC logoRugby Borough Council has now agreed to hold an additional six weeks public consultation on the Local Plan Publication Draft.

The consultation will now last until 5pm on Wednesday 11 January 2017.

If you have already made representation, this will be taken into account, and you do not have to make representation again. For more information please follow this link to Rugby Borough Councils website

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Changes to refuse collection (green bins)

RBC logoRugby Borough Council has announced it is making changes to its refuse collection system –  including the suspension of the green bin collection for 3 months. This means that the last green bin collection will take place during the week beginning 5 December 2016.

For full details please visit the Rugby Borough Council website

The Borough Council are also running a survey on the future of the green waste collection.

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Rugby Borough Local Plan Consultation

RBC logoThe Borough Council will be consulting on its Local Plan Publication Draft on the 26th September till the 11th November 2016.

The Plan sets out the spatial framework, site allocations and policies to guide development and the use of land in the whole of Rugby Borough up to 2031. It comprises a long term vision, strategic objectives, site allocations and development management policies. It will be used to guide the determination of planning applications over the plan period. It is document which the Council intends to submit to the Secretary of State.

The following drop in sessions have been arranged, where members of the Development Strategy team will be available to answer any questions regarding the Local Plan and how to respond.

  • Monday 26 September – Wolvey Baptist Church, School Lane, Wolvey (6.30pm to 8pm)
  • Wednesday 28 September – Rugby Town West Community Forum, Bilton Methodist Church, Main Street, Bilton (6.30pm to 8pm)
  • Thursday 29 September – Grandborough Village Hall, Sawbridge Road, Grandborough (6pm to 9pm)
  • Saturday 1 October – The Clock Towers shopping centre, Rugby town centre (10am to 2pm)
  • Monday 10 October – Dunchurch Library, School Street, Dunchurch (6pm to 9pm)
  • Wednesday 12 October – Ryton Village Hall, High Street, Ryton-on-Dunsmore (6pm to 9pm)
  • Thursday 13 October – Binley Woods Village Hall, Rugby Road, Binley Woods (7.30pm-9:30pm)

A link to the draft Local Plan document is provided here

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Take a trip to the top of the tower during Heritage Open Days

Visitors can climb to the top of the plant’s tower and capture a unique view of Rugby on camera during the tours – but with limited places on offer, book early to avoid missing out.

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Heritage Open Days runs from Thursday 8 September to Sunday 11 September, with a host of Rugby’s historic and iconic buildings opening to the public for free.

The CEMEX tours take place on the Thursday and Friday, while on the Friday the Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Sally Bragg, opens the doors of the Mayor’s Parlour at the Town Hall.

Visitors can meet the Mayor at 3pm before being taken on a guided tour of the Council Chamber.

Historic buildings taking part in Heritage Open Days include Brownsover Hall Hotel, The Arnold House, Princethorpe College and Percival Guildhouse.

Rose Narrowboats offer free boat trips on the Oxford Canal in Stretton-under-Fosse, while visitors to Coombe Abbey Country Park can enjoy a guided tour of the park’s lake, which was designed by Capability Brown.

A number of the borough’s churches also take part in Heritage Open Days, including St Andrew’s in the town centre, Newbold’s St Botolph’s and the Church of The Ascension at Clifton Road cemetery.

And Rugby Family History Group and Rugby Local History Research Group both support the event with displays at Rugby Library from the Thursday to Sunday.

Cllr Heather Timms, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for growth and investment, said: “Heritage Open Days celebrates the history on our doorsteps and gives residents the chance to explore places which often remain closed to the public.

“We have a packed programme on offer for this year’s event and with limited places available on tours, it’s best to book early to secure a place.”

Leaflets detailing the full Heritage Open Days programme can be picked up from Rugby Visitor Centre or downloaded at

To book a place on a tour, call the Visitor Centre on (01788) 533217.

For more information, contact Mike Green on (1788) 533599 or email

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Potential Solar Farm for Clifton upon Dunsmore?

Warwickshire County Council is considering putting a solar farm onto its land at Dunsmore Home Farm on Lilbourne Road. It should be emphasised that at this stage there are no firm proposals and that the planning department at Rugby Borough Council has not yet been consulted on the matter.

The solar farm would be located on land that is south facing and slopes away from the ridsolar farmge on Lilbourne Road, so that it would not be visible from the village, although it could
become quite a landmark for traffic on the A5. It is understood that around 22 acres of the total 155 acres of the smallholding would be involved, and that sheep would continue to graze between the solar panels.

The proposed location of the site can be viewed here. Dunsmore Home Farm

Two emails have been received regarding this, please click on the links below for details.

Emails – Potential Solar Farm

Your local representatives at parish, borough and county level are trying to gauge the views of Clifton residents on this idea. To assist with this, could you please complete the short survey here.