Weekly Review: 19th May 2022
In our review this week: Nature garden and tree planting in Dunchurch, show jumping at Princethorpe, Jubilee post boxes in Cawston and more on the 'Homestead Link' road...
In South Rugby News this week
🔓 18th May 2022
Members of Cawston Grange Women’s Institute will be bringing Jubilee-themed joy to the estate with their decorative post box toppers. The ladies will be making regal decorations for the two post boxes from old jewellery with ‘no value but lots of bling’.
🔓 17th May 2022
Children at Dunchurch Infant and Junior School will soon be able to enjoy a new outdoor classroom and nature garden designed by South Rugby landscape designer Liane Lewis.
🔓 17th May 2022
The ten oak trees originally planted on the Dunchurch Sports Field will be replanted on the Heath this Saturday after it emerged that they were too close to the football and cricket pitches.
16th May 2022
Hundreds of horse riders will be competing in the two-day National Schools and Riding Clubs competition at Princethorpe College at the end of May. Admission will be free for spectators.
16th May 2022
Homes England has now completed its planning application for the proposed ‘Homestead Link’ Road, and will be holding a public information event on Saturday 21st May.
🔓 14th May 2022
Following a suggestion from a member of the public, a planning application has been submitted for a new dog exercise field in Thurlaston, in the corner between Main Street and the M45.
🔓 13th May 2022
Planning officers at Rugby Borough Council have approved a new 20m mobile phone mast on Dunchurch Road near the Bilton Sainsbury’s.
12th May 2022
Warwickshire Police is appealing for witnesses or information following a reported stabbing in Cawston on Monday 9th May 2022.
🔓 12th May 2022
Bilton residents again had the best turnout in the 2022 local elections. We also take a deeper look into the split of votes in the ward.
In other news…
The industrial action affecting bin collections, recycling and street cleaning has been extended until Wednesday 15th June. Find out more.
World Bee Day: Friday 20th May. The British Beekeepers Association suggests some ways that you can support bees, including “No Mow May” - a time to set aside your lawnmower and allow wild flowers to grow, providing pollen and nectar for all pollinating insects.
Covid-19 figures for Rugby: cases continue to drop
For the week up to 17th May 2022:
106 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of 34 people (-24.3%) compared with the previous seven days.
1 death within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test.
87,019 people had received one dose of the vaccination; 83,145 had received two doses; and 66,544 had had a booster or third dose. That’s 82%, 78.4% and 62.7% of the total population aged 12+.
The estimated R number for the Midlands as of 29th April 2022 is 0.6-0.8.
In Rugby, the walk-in site is at Brownsover Community Centre on Fridays from 9.15am to 5.30pm and Saturdays from 9.15am to 4.30pm (age 16+ only). In addition to the drop-in clinic, you can book a jab on the NHS website.
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.
Bilton Bowls Club Open Week: Monday 16th to Friday 20th May 2022, 5pm-8pm. New and existing players welcome; expert help from friendly members. Refreshments available. Wear a flat pair of shoes but all other equipment provided.
Rugby Floral Society: Thursday 19th May, 2pm at Overslade Community Centre.
Cake and Craft Morning: Friday 20th May, 10am - 12pm at Dunchurch Baptist Church.
Gin Tasting Evening: Friday 20th May, 7.30pm, at Dunchurch Sports Field and Village Hall. Tickets £15 to include Gin cocktail on entry, three craft G&Ts and a talk from a Master Distiller. Bring your own snacks or food. To book, call Rob on 01788817307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homestead Link Road Information Event: Saturday 21st May, 10am - 4pm at Dunchurch Village Hall.
Draycote Running Festival: The next race is on Saturday 21st May 2022 from 10am. Sign up now to run a 5k, 10k or half marathon at the Draycote Running Festival. The race is a great way to burn some calories whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery that Draycote has to offer. The course is a gently undulating loop around the reservoir. All on tarmac, with great views the whole way round.
Your race entry includes:
Free event photographs
Official chip timed results
Post race goodies
Bespoke event themed medal
Saturday 21st May:
Sunday 22nd May:
St Mark’s Church, Bilton: 8am and 10am communion 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 communion service.
Bilton Methodist Church: 10.30am in-person.
Wednesday 25th May
St Mark’s Church, Bilton: 10am Communion at St Mark’s.
Democracy: coming up next week
Thursday 19th May
Warwickshire County Council Audit and Standards Committee, 10am
Rugby Borough Council Council Meeting, 11am
Friday 20th May
Warwickshire County Council Portfolio Holder Decisions/Leader Decisions, 12.00 pm
Rugby Borough Council Planning Committee meeting, 5.30pm
This week, the foodbank urgently needs packets of instant mashed potato, tinned custard, washing tablets/powder and quality carrier bags. They are running low on tinned carrots, tinned peas and tinned potatoes.
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.
Bourton & Frankton Cricket Club
Report by Karl Quinney
Sunday 15th May 2022: Napton CC v Bourton & Frankton CC
Bourton and Frankton 297 for 7
Napton 253 for 5
Bourton and Frankton won by 44 runs
There was a feast of runs at Napton on Sunday but it was visitors
Bourton and Frankton who emerged winners from the two club's high
Batting first, Bourton recovered from the early loss of Rich Parsons to
see Dale Coles and George Smith continue where they left off from last
week by putting on a second wicket partnership of 194; Coles falling six
runs short of a century making 94 with Smith making a handsome 83. James
McDowell and Matt McQuillan carried matters on, the former making 26
with McQuillan making an unbeaten 53 as Bourton and Frankton closed on a
very healthy 297 for 4.
In reply, Napton came out attacking with their charge led by
hard-hitting left hander Tom Hancock. He dominated the batting, going
past three figures before falling to the bowling of Nigel Kidd as part
of his return of 3 for 37. In between Parsons and Mick Waller landed a
wicket apiece to chip away at the top order and although Napton skipper
Mike Eadon in at 6 made 57 not out, the home side were always at arm's
length from Bourton's target, closing on 253 for 5.
Sunday 22nd May 2022, 1pm: Bishops Tachbrook CC v Bourton & Frankton CC
Willoughby Cricket Club
Northamptonshire Cricket League
Report by Karl Quinney
Saturday 14th May 2022: Yelvertoft CC v Willoughby CC Saturday 1st XI (Division 7)
Willoughby 232 all out (Hassan Nawaz 64, Martin Lewis 3 for 14)
Yelvertoft 157 for 7 (Andrew O'Neil 52 not out, David Alcock 2 for 14)
Willoughby won by 75 runs
Saturday 14th May 2022: Willoughby CC Saturday 2nd XI v Abington Phoenix CC (Division 13)
Abington Phoenix 183 for 9
Willoughby II 181 for 8
Abington Phoenix won by 2 runs
Another glorious Spring day was on offer as the visit of Abingdon Phoenix 2nds brought a very tough opposition to The Green.
Abington won the toss and decided to set a target, the first 16 over spell of Fergus Deery and Ryan Lines was very eventful sitting at 73 for 3. A partnership of 120 continued to accumulate before John Gregson (4-29) found the breakthrough at 151 for 4 to peg back Abingdon to 183 for 9. Manuel surviving some generous umpiring decisions to finish on 100 not out.
After the break Abington had three solid bowlers who didn't offer much in the way of runs. Despite that Willoughby reached 71 for 3 at the 20 over mark, the main damage Sean Thornton with 27. Nikesh Mistry 21 and James Andrews 32 put on a 56 run partnership to put the team within striking distance of our target at 127 for 5 off 31 overs. Ryan Perry 26 and Harry Lacey 8* put on 36 for the 8th wicket. Perry being caught in the final over, only the fielder knew as Abingdon finished on top by a
couple of runs.
Saturday 21st May 2022, 12pm: Willoughby CC Saturday 1st XI v Brigstock CC 2nd XI (Division 7)
Saturday 21st May 2022, 12pm: Bold Dragoon CC 2nd XI v Willoughby CC Saturday 2nd XI (Division 13)
Rugby Farmers Mart
This week’s prices per head, at a glance:
Prime Steers: £2088 (Limousin sold by D W Gurney & Son)
Prime Heifers: £1730 (Simmental sold by A Sabin)
Prime Bulls: £2274 (Simmental sold by C H Evans & Son)
Cast Cows: £1853 (South Devon sold by F A Osborne)
Prime Hogg SQQ: £151.50 (Beltex sold by Ives Livestock)
Prime Hoggs: £178 (Texel sold by P R Baker)
Spring Lambs SQQ: £150 (Texel sold by P K Cobley)
Spring Lamb: £153 (Texel sold by Pritchard Farms)
Ewes: £202 (Texel sold by P Steels)
Calves: £405 (Limousin sold by P Hemmings)
Rugby Farmers Mart is held on a Monday at the Charolais Pavilion, Avenue M, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2RG.
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