Weekly Review: 25th June 2021
We report this week on the SW Rugby masterplan; social prescribing; the proposed county government reorganisation; Cawston public bridleway; the new RBC waste and resources task group and more
Last week I was privileged to write about a new unit at the Hospital of St Cross. This week I was a very grateful recipient of care at the urgent treatment centre there. (Readers, SRN will be desk-bound for a few weeks while the broken foot heals). Before that, though, we took a look round Dunchurch to prepare an article on the village’s floral and artistic displays. More on that next week…
In other news: if you’re an EU citizen you’ve got until 30th June to register with the Settled Status Scheme if you want to carry on living in the UK.
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In South Rugby News this week
South West Rugby masterplan adopted
“The health of our children, grand children and older people at significant risk should surely count for more than profits generated by concreting and building over our countryside”
“Whatever issues they may be facing, residents in Rugby do not have to shoulder challenges alone.”
An NHS-funded service offers advice and helps refer people to community support to improve health and wellbeing
Warwickshire county reorganisation not on the cards for now
WCC councillor Peter Butlin told Cawston parish council last week that unitary authority discussions were on hold. Last September the five district and borough councils in Warwickshire published a report suggesting that the district, borough and county councils could be replaced by two mega-councils; North and South Warwickshire.
Cawston public bridleway to be resurfaced
It'll be closed for about a week from 12th July while the gravel is replaced with tarmac.
Rethinking recycling: “education should be top of the list”
New Bilton councillor Ish Mistry and other members of the new RBC waste and resources task group meet for the first time today.
The small patch of land outside the Dunchurch Community Library has been transformed into a tiny edible garden by a group of volunteers who meet each Sunday morning.
Sunday saw the Dunchurch Community Garden, headed by Victoria ‘Tigs’ Putt, harvest a bundle of radishes.
Letters to the Editor
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Covid-19 figures for Rugby: cases up again
For the week up to 23rd June:
101 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 59 people (140.5%) compared with the previous seven days.
0 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. That’s no change compared with last week
A total of 70,258 people have had one vaccination dose and 50,956 have had both doses. That’s 73.5% and 53.3% of the adult population, respectively.
The estimated R number for the Midlands is 1.0 to 1.3. That’s a change of +2% to +6% as of 18th June 2021.
If you’re going out to work, or have children at school, college or university, you can now collect home Covid test kits from many pharmacies or the Indian Centre, 1 Edward Street, Rugby, CV21 2EZ, or order one online. Find out more about twice-weekly covid-19 community testing.
Anyone aged 25 or over can now book a vaccine online.
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Please remember to wear a face mask in public places, wash your hands and maintain social distancing.
St Mark’s Church family picnic: Sunday 27th June 11.45am, Assheton Recreation Ground
Cawston Greenway workday: Saturday 26th June 10am to 12 noon. Litter pick and snip back. Meet at snowdrop bench. Find out more (external link)
Community garden gather session: Sunday 27th June, 11am. Contact via Facebook to join in.
Art in Dunchurch: On Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays from 19th June to 3rd July visit Inglenook and Fosse House Gallery in Dunchurch to see the works of 18 artists on display. Find out more.
Mini Fete: Saturday 10th July, 2pm to 4pm (to be confirmed). Numbers are limited to village residents, friends and family.
Hillmorton Centenary Fair: Saturday 26th June
Leamington Canal Festival: Sunday 27th June, 10am to 6pm, Leamington old town. Canal boat traders, street traders, food stalls and live music.
Open Gardens: All gardens are listed on the National Open Garden Scheme website.
Rural Crime Team at the Malt Kiln Farm Shop, Stretton under Fosse: Wednesday 30th June, 9am to 12 noon: discount-price trackers, beam alarms and other equipment, as well as signage and useful information will also be available. Rural Crime Officers will be available to talk about any issues or concerns that you may have. Contact email@example.com for more information
Naseby Village Fair: Saturday 10th July, 11am to 5pm, Naseby village hall. Dog and classic car show., food tents, craft stalls and fairground rides. Free entry.
Saturday 26th June
Sunday 27th June
St Mark’s Church, Bilton, 10am common worship communion in St Mark’s and via Facebook/YouTube. Call 01788 572611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to attend.
Dunchurch Baptist Church, 10.30am, online communion service
St Peter’s Church, Dunchurch, 10.30am. No booking necessary
Democracy: coming up next week
If you’re interested in how decisions get made at our parish, district and county councils, here’s the list of meetings coming up.
Monday 28th June
Rugby Borough Council cabinet meeting, 5.30pm
Tuesday 29th June
Rugby Borough Council audit and ethics committee meeting, 5.30pm
Wednesday 30th June
Warwickshire County Council adult social care and health overview and scrutiny committee, 10am
Thursday 1st July
This week the foodbank urgently needs cream crackers and razors (men and women’s). They’re running low on washing powder/tablets, hot chocolate, fruit juice (long life) and squash drinks.
There are donation locations throughout South Rugby. See the full list of drop-off points.
Willoughby Cricket Club match reports
Northants Cricket League Division 6:Willoughby v Desborough Town II
Willoughby 163 for 9. Desborough Town II 164 for 4. Desborough Town II won by 6 wickets
Three defeats in four games for Willoughby means they fall further behind the leading pack after a disappointing reversal to Desborough Town seconds at The Green.
Having lost the toss, the hosts were asked to bat first against one of the season pacesetters and they were soon in trouble at 17 for 2 and then 47 for 5. A 51 run partnership between Scott Cluley and Anshul Satsangi did offer some resistance and hope but once the former fell having reached a top score of 53, the visitors chipped away at the Willoughby lower order. A last wicket partnership of 32 did hold up proceedings and take the final total to 163 for 9 which was soon brought into context as the Desborough reply got off to a quick start with Malcolm Moody (19) paving the way for Alex Forward and Lee Pollard to build on.
A bowling change saw both depart for 23 and 21 respectively to Mark Fell and Callum Hanks with the score on 67 but from there an unbeaten 66 from Craig Burger took the game away from Willoughby. Although they got a fourth wicket of Martin Gibbs for 28, the visitors reached their target of 164 for 4 with 14 overs still in hand.
Northants Cricket League Division 12: Barton Seagrave II v Willoughby II
Willoughby II 254 for 2. Barton Seagrave II 128 all out. Willoughby II won by 126 runs
Willoughby’s Saturday Seconds kept up their unbeaten run and go into this weekend’s top two clash with Carrib United in fine fettle after another convincing win, this time away at Barton Seagrave.
An opening stand of 156 between Matt Cartridge (83) and Ian Andrews (63) gave them the ideal platform to set another good target. Martin Nichols added 49 not out and Ambrose Deery chipped in with an unbeaten 33 not out as they reached 254 for 2 off their 40 overs.
In reply, the hosts lost wickets at regular intervals with only Adrian Ward (33) and Scott Hogan (28) in mid-order making notable contributions. Six of the seven Willoughby bowlers took wickets with two apiece for Nichols, Rees Moor and Nirmay Patel.
Club Friendly: Willoughby Sunday 2nd XI v Hockley Heath IIIs
Hockley Heath IIIs 129 all out. Willoughby 130 for 7. Willoughby won by 3 wickets
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 6: Northampton Saints II v Willoughby
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 12: Willoughby II v Carrib United
Sunday, 2pm club friendlies
Southam v Willoughby
Willoughby Sunday II v Bulkington
Rugby Farmers Mart
Top prices per head this week were:
Prime steers: £1,649 (sold by EJ Taylor & Son)
Prime heifers: £1,780 (sold by S Daly, Rugby)
Prime bulls: £1,031
OTM cows: £1,554 (sold by M C & M I Herbert)
Prime lamb SQQ: £141 (sold by DJ & BJ Leadbeater)
Prime lamb: £148 (sold by A V Boffey)
Ewes: £171 (sold by Greenfields)