Weekly Review: 3rd September 2021
A review of Tanks, Trucks and Firepower; back-to-school news; an appeal for witnesses in Dunchurch and more.
In South Rugby News this week
Wartime re-enactors out in force for Tanks, Trucks and Firepower
The rain held off for the first day of Tanks, Trucks and Firepower near Dunchurch
Have your say on Bilton playground
What would you like to see included in the refurbishments at Apple Grove play area?
“I've never seen so many military vehicles”
That's what one visitor to Tanks, Trucks and Firepower posted this year. Meet the man behind the show...
Back to school
And a fond farewell to Cawston Grange Primary School's head-teacher
Police appeal for witnesses following fail-to-stop collision in Dunchurch
Were you near the Dun Cow on The Green in Dunchurch on Bank Holiday Monday (30th August) around 1pm?
Dunchurch Park Hotel closed
The hotel is temporarily closed to the public, with immediate effect.
Family Fun day organisers make final preparations
Organisers say weather won't stop the first village get-together since the pandemic began
Ashlawn School Proms in pictures
Despite various postponements and last minute re-arrangements, Year 11 and 13 students at Ashlawn School were pleased to be able to finally celebrate their Proms this summer.
Annual Bilton flower show back on this Saturday
BILTON’s annual Royal British Legion flower show is this Saturday (4th September 2021) at the Sacred Heart Church Hall.
Competitors will be vying for points awarded for entries of vegetables, flowers, cakes, jams and knitted or embroidered garments.
Covid-19 figures for Rugby
For the week up to 31st August:
425 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of 49 people (10.3%) compared with the previous seven days.
3 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. That’s up one compared with last week
At 17th August, a total of 77,522people have had one vaccination dose and 70,372 have had both doses. That’s 80.8% and 73.4% of the adult population, respectively.
The estimated R number for the Midlands as of 27th August is 0.9 to 1.1.
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 18 or over can now book a vaccine online. Anyone who is yet to receive their second vaccine can book one eight weeks after receiving their first dose.
Please remember to wear a face mask in public places where required, wash your hands regularly with soap and maintain social distancing.
Bilton Royal British Legion Flower Show: Saturday 4th September, 1pm, Sacred Heart Church Hall
Crick Music Festival: Saturday 4th September. Find out more on their Facebook page
Dunchurch car boot sale: Saturday 4th September, Alwyn Road (weather permitting) Gates open at 8am. Booters £7 a car, £10 car with trailer, £12 a van. Buyers’ entry fee 50p a person. Toilets and refreshments.
Dunchurch Family Fun Day: Sunday 5th September, 12 noon, Dunchurch Sports Field and Village Hall.
Open Gardens: All gardens are listed on the National Open Garden Scheme website.
Drop-in vaccination clinics: See the full list of clinics
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Saturday 4th September:
Sunday 5th September:
St Mark’s Church, Bilton, 10am communion service in St Mark’s and via Facebook/YouTube. Call 01788 572611 to attend.
Dunchurch Baptist Church, 10.30am at the Dunchurch Methodist Church, also livestreamed. No booking required for in-person services, but please wear a face mask and avoid contact with people from other households.
St Peter’s Church, Dunchurch, 10.30am. No booking necessary
Democracy: coming up next week
Here’s the list of meetings coming up if you’re interested in how decisions get made at our parish, district and county councils.
Monday 6th September
Rugby Borough Council cabinet meeting 5.30pm
Tuesday 7th September
Warwickshire County Council Regulatory Committee 10.30am - CANCELLED
Thursday 9th September
Friday 10th September
Warwickshire County Council Portfolio Holder Decisions/Leader Decisions 12pm
This week the foodbank urgently needs custard sachets, shaving foam, washing powder, sugar and quality carrier bags. They’re running low on sponge puddings, toothbrushes and sugar.
There are donation locations throughout South Rugby. See the full list of drop-off points.
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 6: Willoughby CC 1st XI233 / All out (37.3). Northampton Saints CC 2nd XI243 / 4 (45). Northampton Saints CC won by 10 runs.
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 7: Gretton CC 1st XI108 / All out (34.5). Dunchurch & Bilton CC 1st XI245 / 7 (45). Dunchurch & Bilton won by 137 runs.
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 12: Carrib United CC 2nd XI156 / 6 (32.5). Willoughby CC 2nd XI154 / 9 (40). Carrib United CC won by 4 wickets.
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 13: Dunchurch & Bilton CC 2nd XI233 / 8 (40). Horton House CC. 4th XI62 / All out (30.3). Dunchurch & Bilton CC won by 171 runs.
Club friendly: Lutterworth CC Sunday XI169 / All out (36.4). Willoughby CC Sunday XI186 / All out (32). Willoughby CC won by 17 runs.
Saturday, Noon starts
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 6: Mears Ashby CC - 1st XI Vs. Willoughby CC - 1st XI
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 7: Old CC - 2nd XI Vs. Dunchurch & Bilton CC - 1st XI
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 12: Willoughby CC - 2nd XI Vs. Great Oakley CC - 2nd XI
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 13: Dunchurch & Bilton CC - 2nd XI Vs. Horton House CC - 4th XI
Rugby Farmers Mart
This week’s prices per head, at a glance:
Prime steers: £1,762.80
Prime heifers: £1,768
Prime bulls: £1,449
OTM cattle: £1,442
Prime lamb: £120
Prime lambs: £147
Store lambs: £93.50