Weekly Review: 25th November 2021
Christmas tree care; Rugby ambulance station in parliament; A consultation on the SW Rugby link road; EV charging points; Covid figures; what's on and more
In South Rugby News this week
It will be two decades before HS2 enters full service
18th November 2021
The Government today announced a new plan to improve rail travel in the two decades before HS2 is operational. Dunchurch no longer has a station, but there's a proposal for a new one in Houlton.
New opera season includes two world premieres
19th November 2021
Cawston's very own opera company announces its season for 2022. What will they be performing this year?
Burst pipe now fixed but road still closed
20th November 2021
Rugby Road in Dunchurch remains closed near Northampton Lane while engineers return the road to normal.
On 24th November Severn Trent told SRN the road was due to be fixed by the end of the week.
Late night art gallery shopping
21st November 2021
Fosse House Gallery in Dunchurch is holding three late night shopping sessions in the run-up to Christmas.
Feature in our first advent calendar
22nd November 2021
This year we’re going to run our first advent calendar, featuring a different local business every day in the run up to Christmas.
Homestead Link Road Public Consultation
A public engagement event will be held on Friday 3rd December at Dunchurch Sportsfield & Village Hall (Club Room) on Homes England's planning application to create a new link road in the Dunchurch area.
The new link will support planned development of the South West Rugby Urban Extension and help to ease traffic through the area, and includes a significant landscaped corridor.
Visit anytime from 2pm to 8pm to help shape the future design of the landscape corridor.
A virtual consultation will also be live from 9am on 3rd December for two weeks for people to share their views online: https://bit.ly/homesteadview
Rugby ambulance closure raised in parliament last week
22nd November 2021
The Leader of the Liberal Democrats called on the Prime Minister to deal with the 'health crisis' and asked: "Why is the West Midlands ambulance service closing up to 10 community stations..."
Are there more electric car charging points on the way?
23rd November 2021
Keep an eye out for the borough and county council's transport and climate change strategies early next year.
There are just four public electric vehicle (EV) charging points in South Rugby - all at Draycote Hotel on the A45.
Power tools stolen from van in Dunchurch
23rd November 2021
Police appeal for information to help with ongoing enquiries
“It’ll be twinkly and gorgeous”
24th November 2021
Alistair Murray from Coles Christmas Trees gives SRN an exclusive interview and tells us to ignore the old wives' tales when it comes to tree care...
Application for new 18m 5G mast in Bilton
There's a proposal to replace the 15m monopole at the site off Jasmine Way with a new 18m 5G mast.
Covid-19 figures for Rugby
For the week up to 22nd November 2021:
456 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 56 people (14%) compared with the previous seven days.
1 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. That’s one more than last week
83,725 people had received one dose of the vaccination and 76,710 had received a two doses. That’s 79.8% and 73.1% of the total population aged 12+. Data for booster vaccinations was not available at the time of writing.
The estimated R number for the Midlands as of 19th November is 0.8 to1.
Please remember to wear a face mask in public places where required, wash your hands regularly with soap and maintain social distancing.
Christmas open evening at Wanda Fashions: Thursday 25th November, 6pm to 9pm - join Wanda Fashions in Dunchurch for a glass of Prosecco and a home made mince pie
Princethorpe College Christmas Fair: Sunday 28th November, 2pm to 4pm, Princethorpe College. Cawston’s Grace Glass’s creations will be among the pieces on sale.
Rugby Primestock Society Christmas Show: Monday 29th November, 8am to 2.30pm, Stoneleigh Park. Read more
Victorian Celebration of Christmas: Friday 10th December, 7.30pm, Lawrence Sherriff School. Tickets £10 from 01788 812 839 in aid of Rotary Club charities.
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Saturday 27th November:
Sunday 28th November:
St Mark’s Church, Bilton, 10am in St Mark’s and via Facebook/YouTube. Also, 6.30pm Advent Service.
Dunchurch Baptist Church, 10.30am service at the Dunchurch Methodist Church, also livestreamed.
St Peter’s Church, Dunchurch, 10.30am.
Bilton Methodist Church, 10.30am in person
Democracy: coming up next week
Monday 29th November
Rugby Borough Council Rugby and Daventry crematorium joint committee, 11am
This week the foodbank urgently needs porridge oats and razors. They’re running low on washing powder/tablets and packet soups.
There are donation locations throughout South Rugby. See the full list of drop-off points.
Rugby Farmers Mart
This week’s prices per head, at a glance:
Prime steers: £2,122 (British Blue sold by Page Bros)
Prime heifers: £1,846 (Parthenaise sold by H & J East)
Prime bulls: £1,574 (sold by G R Fountaine & Son)
Cows/OTM: £1,715 (South Devon sold by Lee & Son)
Prime lamb SQQ: £144 (Beltex x sold by B C Burton)
Prime lambs: £170 (Texel x sold by J B Elkington)
Ewes: £168 (Texel sold by Fordwell Farm Partners)
Store lambs: £103
Calves: £400 (Both a Limousin and British Blue Bull calf sold by Peter Hemmings)
Rugby Farmers Mart is held on a Monday at the Charolais Pavilion, Avenue M, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2RG.