FOR the past few weeks, we’ve been asking people one simple question: What’s the best thing about Rugby?
Here’s what you said.
The best thing about Rugby is...
★ The independent shops where you get the personal friendly service Diane Slater
★ Caldecott Park Matthew Deaves
★ Green winged orchids at Draycote Meadows Stephen Trotter
★ The variety of talent people have here Daniel Sambell
★ The wonderful floral displays created by the RBC parks department. The centre of the town is always a ‘riot’ of colour and never fails to bring a smile of appreciation Sue Protheroe
★ The market. It offers some good value for shoppers Andrew Carvell
★ Rugby Library and Art Gallery Tim Harvey Smith
★ The countryside around us. Please don’t let it be spoiled by building a whacking great crem between us and Barby Sian Powell
★ It’s community and government-run groups that help support local people, young and old. Unsung heroes Lynn Perks
★ It’s the home of the jet engine Martin Pope
★ Rugby Theatre. It’s been going for 50 years and seen mind-blowingly brilliant performances. Stones in His Pockets was just one of them Rita Atkins
★ Cycle lanes and speed humps definitely. Brilliant Andy Walker
★ How about Rugby Hospital Radio: entertaining and informing patients in St Cross and celebrating 40th anniversary this year Rugby Hospital Radio
★ We have history in Rugby School which we largely take for granted Joyce Kidd
★ The Rainsbrook Valley Railway, run by volunteers.Open third Sunday afternoons from April to October Robert Ratcliffe
★ A high standard of schools and even the ones that weren’t so good are improving Mike Hodson
★ Brilliant music scene, great bands (especially The 7.20s), great venues (especially The House), great studios (Great Central, Lower Hillmorton Road) John Slinger
★ Good sporting facilities and clubs Sharon Edwards
★ The vault nightclub in Rugby because it’s a great night out and it shows the alternative side to the town you don’t always see Oliver Hayman
★ I like the Junction One retail park because having the gym, cinema and the restaurants all close by is handy Steph Cumming
★ Location, location, location – we are at the heart of the country, which has brought a wide range of businesses and jobs to our area and has added to the prosperity of the Borough and its residents Leigh Hunt
★ The Webb Ellis statue and the flags One of 12 suggestions from Robin Richter, chairman of Rugby First
★ Caldecott Park. It’s so beautiful and peaceful and it provides an escape to tranquility from the busy town centre Mel Goodall
★ It’s the birthplace of rugby football and I think we should make more noise about it Scott Whyment
★ The range of diverse, unique quality independents with strong customer service ethic offering something different Bev Thomas, Etcetera
★ Rugby Gymnastics Club. It has some great activities to get kids into keeping fit Louise Barrack
★ The Tuesday lunchtime recitals usually at St Andrew’s church. They last half an hour and there is a wide variety of music performed Pauline Ratcliffe
★ The town’s transport links. We’re in a good position to get to anywhere by rail Brinley Davies
★ The personal service in individual shops, a great sense of security and cleanliness in the town Michael O’Connor
★ Independent shops are a plus point for the town Michael Prince
What do you think us the best thing about Rugby?
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