Bumper Weekly Review: 7th April 2022
This week's round-up includes a new x-ray device for St Cross, more tree planting and sleepouts...plus a bumper round up of events for the next fortnight!
In South Rugby News this week
🔓 7th April 2022
A man from Dunchurch will appear in court today (Thursday 7th April 2022) charged with drug offences.
🔓 7th April 2022
It is a case of as you were and go again for Willoughby as they embark on their 2022 season in the coming weeks.
🔓 6th April 2022
The Friends of St Cross have donated a new x-ray device costing £50,000 to help surgeons at the Hospital of St Cross during surgery on patients’ hands or feet. The Friends’ Sapphire Anniversary Appeal aims to raise at least £65,000 for the hospital.
🔓 6th April 2022
Following the recent sleepout by the scouts in aid of Rugby Hope4, a group from Bilton Evangelical Church will be camping out in a makeshift village to raise funds for the same homelessness charity.
🔓 5th April 2022
People wanting to help asylum seekers in the Rugby area can now do so, by making donations of clothing via Dunchurch Parish Council. The council was approached for help by a company working with the Home Office. In this article, we provide a list of weather-appropriate clothing suitable for children and adults staying locally. Donations can be dropped off at Dunchurch Community Library between 10am and 5pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.
4th April 2022
Staff at Salon 45 on Cymbeline Way in Bilton have been fundraising for a defibrillator on Woodlands Estate. The Salon 45 owners said they needed to raise just in excess of £1,000 and that they now had enough funds for the defibrillator.
🔓 1st April 2022
A footpath near Thurlaston and Dunchurch will be closed from 1st April 2022 for six months because of works being carried out by Tritax Symmetry. An alternative route will be signposted.
🔓 31st March 2022
Thirty more trees have been planted in Dunchurch as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project. Volunteers from the Friends of Dunchurch Society and members of St Peter’s Church planted 30 saplings in the churchyard on Saturday 26th March 2022. Meanwhile, the Rugby Free Church Homes for the Aged, based at Bilton House on Bawnmore Road, also planted an oak sapling for the Queen’s Green Canopy project.
In other news…
Bank Holiday Dates
Friday 15th and Monday 18th April 2022
Consider becoming a Parish Councillor in Dunchurch. See the website for more information.
Easter holiday football camp
Help Soccer Coach will be running their first holiday course from Monday 11th to Thursday 14th April on the Astro turf pitches at Rugby School Sports Centre on Horton Crescent in Rugby.
For ages 5 and up. Days run 9am to 3.30pm and cost £15 per child per day, or £50 for all four days. A 20% sibling discount is available.
To book your child’s place or find out further information, go to the Help Soccer Coach website at www.helpsoccercoach.co.uk, or telephone Simon on 07889 985972 or email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Covid-19 figures for Rugby: cases falling
For the week up to 4th April 2022:
785 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an decrease of 195 people (-19.9%) compared with the previous seven days.
0 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test.
86,541 people had received one dose of the vaccination; 82,445 had received two doses; and 65,670 had had a booster or third dose. That’s 82.4%, 78.5% and 62.5% of the total population aged 12+.
The estimated R number for the Midlands as of 25th March 2022 is 1.1-1.3.
Although face masks are no longer a legal requirement, Warwickshire County Council is encouraging all residents to continue to wear one in enclosed spaces to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
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Bilton Allotment and Garden Association shop open: Saturdays and Wednesdays, 10am to 12 noon, cash only.
Friday Singers Concert: Saturday 9th April, 2.30pm at St Mark’s Church, Bilton. The Friday Singers are putting on an afternoon concert to raise money for St Mark’s Church.
Severn Trent Easter Trail at Draycote: Saturday 9th - Sunday 24th April, 10am - 5pm at Draycote Water. The Easter Bunny has left a trail of eggs at Draycote Water. Find the eggs and answer the questions to receive a prize. No need to pre book. £3 per trail sheet.
Cake and Craft: Friday 15th April, 2pm-4pm at Dunchurch Baptist Church.
The Great Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday 16th April, 10am - 2pm at Caldecott Park. £3 per child. Hunt for the hidden words around the park to win a chocolate surprise. Organised by Rugby Round Table with all profits donated back into local good causes and charities.
Napton Art Group Easter Exhibition: Saturday 16th April, 10am - 5pm at Napton Village Hall. A collection of 200 paintings in all media. Admission £1 with free entry for children. Light refreshments in the pop-up cafe.
Rugby Floral Society: Thursday 21st April, 2pm at Overslade Community Centre.
Saturday 9th April:
Sunday 10th April:
St Mark’s Church, Bilton: Communion at 8am and 10am Palm Sunday Family service at St Mark’s and via Facebook/YouTube.
Dunchurch Baptist Church: 10.30am in church and live-streamed.
St Peter’s Church, Dunchurch: 10.30am Palm Sunday communion service.
Bilton Methodist Church: 10.30am in-person.
Thursday 14th April:
St Mark’s Church, Bilton: 7.30pm, Maundy Thursday Holy Communion and Foot washing service. In church and streamed.
Sacred Heart Church, Bilton: 7.30pm Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
Friday 15th April:
St Peter’s Church, Dunchurch: 2pm Last Hour service in church.
St Mark’s Church, Bilton: 10am Messy Good Friday, worship and fun for 11-year-olds and under; 2pm and 7.30pm services in-person and streamed.
Sacred Heart Church, Bilton: 7pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion.
Saturday 18th April:
Sacred Heart Church, Bilton: 8pm Celebration of the Easter Vigil
Sunday 17th April:
Sacred Heart Church, Bilton: 9.30am Mass of the Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord.
St Mark’s Church, Bilton: 8am Communion; 10am Easter Sunday Communion; 6pm Easter Songs of Praise all in-person and streamed.
Dunchurch Baptist Church: 10.30am Easter Celebration in church only.
St Peter’s Church, Dunchurch: 10.30am Easter Sunday communion service.
Bilton Methodist Church: 10.30am in-person.
Democracy: coming up next week
Thursday 7th April 2022
Warwickshire County Council Warwickshire Police and Crime Panel 2pm
Rugby Borough Council Graffiti Task Force Meeting 5.30pm
Monday 11th April 2022
Warwickshire County Council Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Meeting 10am
Dunchurch Parish Council meeting - tbc
Tuesday 12th April 2022
Warwickshire County Council Cabinet Meeting 1.45pm
Wednesday 13th April 2022
Warwickshire County Council Portfolio Holder Decisions/Leader Decisions 12pm
Warwickshire County Council Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee Meeting 2pm
Tuesday 19th April 2022
Cawston Parish Council Meeting, 7.30pm
This week, the foodbank urgently needs UHT milk, long-life fruit juice, tinned meat, and quality carrier bags. They are running low on hot chocolate, jam/marmalade, sugar and shower gel.
There are donation locations throughout South Rugby. See the full list of drop-off points.
There is also emergency free food available at the Dunchurch Library, open during library opening hours (currently until 5pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday). Find out more about the Dunchurch Pantry.
Match reports with permission from oldlaurentianrfc.rfu.club
Saturday 2nd April
Old Laurentians 57-12 Berkswell & Balsall
In one of the best displays seen at Fenley Field this season, the 1st XV swept Berkswell & Balsall aside in a 58-17 win to go up to 4th in the league table. A full account of the game now available here.
Saturday 9th April 2022, 3pm: Earlsdon vs Old Laurentians
Rugby Farmers Mart
This week’s prices per head, at a glance:
Prime steers: £2,197 (British Blue sold by R J Tustian)
Prime heifers: £1,964 (Limousin x sold by Passmore Brothers)
Prime bulls: £1,693 (Blonde sold by JHB Hart)
OTM cattle: £1,774 (Simmental sold by R J Wright)
Cows: £1,798 (Limousin sold by Passmore Brothers)
Prime Hogg SQQ: £147 (Beltex x sold by AE & AM Tacy)
Prime Hogg: £170 (Beltex x sold by A Mitchell)
Spring Lambs: £143
Ewes: £210 (Texel x sold by AD & RM Thomas)
Rugby Farmers Mart is held on a Monday at the Charolais Pavilion, Avenue M, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2RG.
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Updated 07/04/2022, 15:49 to include more services at Sacred Heart Church. And 11/04/22 to correct time of Cake and Craft