Saving Ratty: Rugby canals enhanced to help water voles

A stretch of the Oxford Canal north of Rugby is being made more water vole-friendly by Warkwickshire Wildlife Trust with the help of a £61,600 grant.

Cllr Lisa Parker, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for environment and public realm, and pupils from Brownsover Community School launch Rugby in Bloom at the Sir Frank Whittle sculpture in Chestnut Fields. Photo by Rugby Borough Council NNL-170327-112841001

Sir Frank Whittle inspires Rugby In Bloom theme

The 80th anniversary of the first successful test Sir Frank Whittle’s jet engine inspired this year’s Rugby in Bloom theme.

The roadworks have a new finishing date

End almost in sight for roundabout work

The latest revised version of the finishing date for the Cawston roundabout works has been confirmed by the county council – with an apology for the delays. The changes to the roundabout were triggered by the planning permission for the new homes on the Lime Tree Village side of the road

Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

The Forestry Commission is urging dog walkers to change their method of dealing with poo in the countryside.

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The protests have continued at Oakfield Rec - though this protest banner and the Co-op agents official sign it was placed over, were blown down by Storm Doris. NNL-170315-094014001

Save Oakfield campaign gears up for Co-op battle

It’s been a long and bitter battle and now Save Oakfield campaigners are calling for support ahead of the next, crucial stage of their fight.

Rugby Town Hall NNL-170903-123319001

New petition launched against Rugby Borough’s green bin charge

The council tax bills came out around Rugby borough as promised last week and appeared to trigger a swift response about the charges for garden waste collections.

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Cllr Jerry Roodhouse. NNL-170227-111932001

Rugby residents urged to get composting

In the wake of the borough council’s decision to charge residents £40 a year for a green bin from April, Rugby Lib Dems are calling for a compost revolution to improve how we recycle food and green waste.

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Chris Worman, Rugby Borough Council's parks and grounds manager, receives his MBE medal from Prince Charles. (Photo courtesy of The Crown)

Rugby parks manager presented with MBE by Prince Charles

A parks and ground manager for Rugby Borough Council has been presented an MBE medal.

Photos taken at Rugby Grill House. 
Photos by Rugby Borough Council.

Rugby takeaway owner prosecuted after breaching 10 food hygiene regulations

A mouldy pizza from a Rugby takeaway prompted inspections that led to the discovery of 10 breaches of food hygiene regulations.

Newbold residents left without water after burst pipe

Newbold residents left without water after burst pipe

A burst water pipe is causing problems for some residents in Newbold today.

Your green bin - will it stay or will it go? SM-S091207-041js NNL-170802-171943001

Last-ditch attempt to see off green bin charge defeated

An opt-in garden waste collection service costing £40 a year will launch in April, after approval was given at a meeting of Rugby Borough Council held yesterday, Tuesday, February 7.

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Several solar farms have been planned for sites in Warwickshire. ABCDE SUS-160617-110533003

Cheaper energy company on the cards for Warwickshire residents

Residents in Warwickshire could soon have an alternative energy supplier for their gas and electric bills.

Butterfly Park, Long Sutton
Solar park
Names: Michael Crosse, Ignacio Silla, Peter Smeaton and Michael Ziloudis NNL-170125-153437001

Solar farm plans set for sites in Rugby

New solar farms could be
installed in the Rugby area in the near future.

'Boris bikes' in London

Could ‘Boris bikes’ be coming to Warwickshire?

London-style ‘Boris bikes’ could be on their way to Warwickshire’s towns as a way of reducing congestion and improving air quality.

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Philip Seccombe chaired a meeting about the traveller issues in Warwickshire.

More co-ordination to be created to tackle traveller issues in Warwickshire

A new strategy to create better co-ordination between agencies is to be created to tackle the unauthorised traveller encampments.

Oakfield protesters before the Co-op closed the rec NNL-170301-101813001

Save Oakfield builds up war chest

Campaigners are gearing up to be in the best possible position to continue the fight for Oakfield rec as the crunch planning appeal looms.

Water leak repairs on Rugby road delayed

Water leak repairs on Rugby road delayed

Repairs to water leaks on a busy Rugby road have been delayed.

Green waste.

Christmas waste collection changes bewildered Rugby residents

“The changes to the Christmas waste collection schedule were publicised to all residents before Christmas – nevertheless they will have caused some disruption and inconvenience.”

Families warned ahead of Flytipping Friday

Families warned ahead of Flytipping Friday

Families have been warned to resist the temptation to dump unwanted rubbish as Britain prepares for the busiest fly-tipping weekend of the year.

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Yuki with his family.

Much-loved dog on the mend after being hit by a car in Rugby

A dog that was hit by a car in Rugby is on the mend.

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