Month: January 2016

General, News, Traffic

Temporary closure of Moors Lane Hillmorton, Rugby

Warwickshire County Council has made a Temporary Traffic Order closing D3310 Moors Lane, Rugby from the junction of Crick Road to the railway bridge to vehicular traffic.

The closure is required for to facilitate the installation of cable ducting.

The Order will commence on 15 February 2016 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier.  However, it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 20 March 2016. 

Pedestrian access to and egress from properties and land situated adjacent to the length of road to be closed will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained where possDiversion Moors Laneible.  

An alternative route will be signed and is available via: D3310 Lower Street, D3317 Watts Lane, A428 Crick Road (and vice versa).

The team dealing with this Temporary Traffic Order at Warwickshire County Council is Network Management (Tel: 01926 412515).



General, News, Rugby Borough

Local Plan Preferred Option – consultation

Rugby Borough Council has produced a local plan for the period 2011-31, which sets out the long-term vision for building development in the borough.RBC logo

RBC officers will be giving a presentation about the Preferred Local Plan at the next Parish Council meeting on 1 February to enable you to gain greater understanding of the Local Plan and make comment.  In addition a ‘drop in’ session will be held from 6.30pm at the Townsend Memorial Hall prior to the Parish Council meeting.

In the meantime, details of the Local Plan are found here:

General, News, Traffic

Traffic Calming consultation

Warwickshire County Council will be hosting a consultation event on the proposed traffic calming scheme for Clifton upon Dunsmore that will be installed by Urban and Civic and Prologis, who are the respective developers of the Radio Station Rugby site and DIRFT III  to improve the worsening traffic situation.

The consultation event will take place on Wednesday 24 February 2016. All residents are urged to attend the event and to put forward their views on the proposed scheme. More details will appear in this column before the

The consultation event will be held at the Townsend Memorial Hall from 2pm until 8pm.

Please see the attached leaflet which will be delivered to all affected properties for more information.

Clifton-upon-Dunsmore Final


General, News

Congratulations on a successsful grant application by the Townsend Memorial Hall Trustees

Great news for the Townsend Memorial Hall!

The TMH Committee (Trustees) have just had notification from WREN Recycling Environmental Ltd that they have been successful with their application for a grant to refurbish the downstairs kitchen and back hall.

The Townsend Memorial Hall

The Townsend Memorial Hall.

The Hall is one of our village treasures and used mostly non-stop by most village residents and those form further afield at one time or another, but its age demands constant repair and refurbishment. A survey of some 800 users was carried out last year and almost all of the results indicated the need to update the downstairs kitchen and bring it up to modern day standards of hygiene and now, thanks to WREN, this is going to happen.

When the work is completed not only will the kitchen provide for a much wider usage and more extensive food provision, but will be one of the largest improvements to the hall over recent years.

WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities fund and has generated over £200m to more than 7,000 projects since 1998, which benefit people living within 10 miles of a landfill site.

General, News

Helping your community – information for residents

Warwickshire County Council’s  Localities and Partnerships Team have updated their web pages to, hopefully, make it easier for people to find information relevant to residents and communities in the county.
The home page has a button to allow people to rate the information/service so, if you do have a look at it, please do let them know what you think.
The home page can be accessed via this link:


Parish Council, Rugby Borough

Local Plan – Preferred Option consultation event

On 1 February 2016  from 6.30pm,  prior to the Parish Council meeting; the Local Plan Team will also be running a ‘drop in’ session in the Townsend Memorial Hall for members of the public to attend.

Rugby Borough Council’s Local Plan Team will also provide a presentation on the  Preferred Option Local Plan document and Neighbourhood Planning at the next Parish Council  meeting on 1 February 2016.

Members of the public are most welcome to attend.