Weekly Review: 5th May 2022
In our review this week: a reminder to vote, support for A&E in Rugby, a lifetime achievement award and summer is upon us as cricket returns!
In South Rugby News this week
🔓 4th May 2022
Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright spoke last week (27th April 2022) in the debate on the privatisation of Channel 4. We outline his questions and comments.
4th May 2022
South Rugby goes to the polls on Thursday 5th May 2022 to choose new members of Rugby Borough Council. Polling stations open at 7am and close at 10pm. If you’re registered to vote, you’ll have received a card giving you details of your polling station. We give you the lowdown of who you can vote for.
🔓 3rd May 2022
Draycote Sailing Club’s founder member Harry Sayers was presented with a lifetime achievement award at Rugby Borough Council’s Rugby Sports Award, held in April 2022.
🔓 2nd May 2022
Rugby MP Mark Pawsey placed a charity bet in the 2022 Grand National in support of a campaign for more defibrillators in the town. Although his horse didn’t win, Mr Pawsey put his money to a good cause to support the “OurJay” campaign.
🔓 30th April 2022
Dunchurch villagers gathered on Monday 25th April 2022 for the annual parish assembly. While in general there was community co-operation and celebration of the work that had been done in the last 12 months, the positivity was marred by reports of bullying in the parish.
🔓 29th April 2022
Here's why there were temporary traffic lights, queues and disruption on the Coventry Road (B4429) during the last few weeks.
🔓 29th April 2022
Another busy cricket season for Bourton and Frankton club started last weekend. The team has been going for at least 141 years and they’re one of the only village clubs in the region to still play only Sunday friendly fixtures.
🔓 28th April 2022
Last week, Rugby MP Mark Pawsey called for the Government to provide Accident and Emergency services at the Hospital of St Cross. He said Rugby was the largest urban area within Warwickshire without its own A&E provision.
Covid-19 figures for Rugby: cases fall
For the week up to 3rd May 2022:
181 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of 64 people (-26.5%) compared with the previous seven days.
0 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test.
86,965 people had received one dose of the vaccination; 82,925 had received two doses; and 66,202 had had a booster or third dose. That’s 82%, 78.2% and 62.4% of the total population aged 12+.
The estimated R number for the Midlands as of 29th April 2022 is 0.7-0.9.
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.
Macmillan Coffee Morning at The Fighting Cocks: Friday 6th May, 10am-12pm. £2.50 for choice of drink and homemade cake.
Jamboree Quiz Night: Friday 6th May, 7pm, Dunchurch Village Hall. Raising funds for Scouts attending the next World Jamboree in Korea. For tickets contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Street Food on the North Oxford: Saturday 7th May, 12pm-8pm at Dunchurch Pools Marina. Street Food on the North Oxford returns, including West Midlands Fish and Chip van and Windmill Hill Brewery.
Charity fashion show by Wanda Fashions: Thursday 12th May, 7pm at Dunchurch Village Hall. Tickets £10 (includes one glass of wine). Call 07760328270 to reserve your ticket.
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 7th May:
Sunday 8th May:
St Mark’s Church, Bilton: Communion at 8am and Family Service at 10am 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 11th May:
St Mark’s Church, Bilton: Communion at 10am at St Mark’s.
Democracy: coming up next week
Monday 9th May 2022
Warwickshire County Council Special meeting, Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee, 9am
Dunchurch Parish Council Ordinary Meeting and Annual Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday 10th May 2022
Warwickshire County Council Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Local Pension Board of the Firefighters' Pension Scheme, 2pm, CANCELLED
Thurlaston Parish Council Thurlaston Annual Parish Council Meeting, 7pm
Wednesday 11th May 2022
Warwickshire County Council Portfolio Holder Decisions/Leader Decisions, 12pm
Rugby Borough Council Rugby and Daventry Crematorium Joint Committee, 11am
Thursday 12th May 2022
Warwickshire County Council Cabinet Meeting, 1.45pm
This week, the foodbank urgently needs toothpaste, coffee, tinned potatoes, cream crackers and quality carrier bags. They are running low on shampoo, soap, shower gel, hot chocolate and tinned sweetcorn.
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 and Frankton Cricket Club
Sunday 1st May 2022: Dunton Bassett v Bourton and Frankton
Bourton and Frankton 188 for 5
Dunton Bassett 139 for 6
Bourton and Frankton won by 49 runs
Bourton and Frankton began their 2022 season with a useful 49 run
success away at Dunton Bassett.
Batting first, Bourton posted 188 for 5 off 30 overs. Dale Coles and
George Smith shared a fruitful second wicket partnership which saw them
retire not out on 53 and 52 respectively. Mick Waller then added a
further 30 not out with Matt McQuillan chipping in with 20.
In reply, Dunton Bassett reached 139 for 6 off their allotted overs.
Opener Osborne retired on 57 in the face of Bourton's bowling which saw
Rich Parsons return figures of 3 for 19. Two mid order contributions of
19 bolstered the home side's effort but they were kept at bay with a
wicket apiece for Coles, McQuillan and Waller seeing out Bourton's
Sunday 8th May 2022, 1pm: Marton v Bourton and Frankton (club friendly)
Willoughby Cricket Club
Northamptonshire Cricket League
Willoughby v Irthlingborough Town IIs
Willoughby 128 all out.
Irthlingborough Town IIs 129 for 5
Irthlingborough Town IIs won by 5 wickets
Willoughby's start to the new NCL season began in disappointing fashion
with a five wicket reversal at home to Irthlingborough Town's seconds.
Batting first, the hosts initially started positively with Hassan Nawaz
and Scott Cluley building an opening stand of 41 before the latter
departed for 20. That triggered a steady flow of wickets to tumble,
Nawaz fifth to go with a top score of 33. A late cameo of 28 from Callum
Hanks at least took Willoughby into three figures before they were
bowled out for a below-par 128; Tony Wallinger taking 4 for 22 for the
Irthlingborough's reply started well putting on 34 for the first wicket
before the introduction of Cluely into the attack got the first
breakthrough. Despite a few further losses, the visitors made it to 86
for 5 with Harry Wallinger making a top score of 45. Teammate Leighton
Griffiths took on the mantle and averted any further alarms closing on
38 not out as Irthlingborough reached their target with less than half
their allotted overs used and with five wickets in hand. Cluely's
eventual four wicket haul coming at a price of 47 runs.
Geddington 4ths v Willoughby IIs
Geddington 4ths 43 all out
Willoughby IIs 44 for 3
Willoughby II won by 7 wickets
In contrast Willoughby's second string made short work of their visit to
Geddington's 4th XI winning by 7 wickets.
The visitors only travelled and played with 9 men but overcame that
disadvantage by rolling their opponents for a measly 43 all out.
Geddington never recovered from being 29 for 5 off 16 overs with their
woes compounded by an injury to the No.4 Groom and an illness to No.10
Knight who looked like they would have provided a sterner test for the
bowers. Willoughby's four bowlers of Fergus Deery 3-10, Lines 2-16,
Sutton 3-8 and Gregson 1-3 making relative easy work of the home
After a brief interval Willoughby also had their early problem as
Geddington's Wardle found extra bounce on the pitch and found himself
with three wickets in the first six overs with James & Ian Andrews and
duck for Harry Lacey on debut all departing. However the experience of
Martin Nichols 14 not out and Matt Sutton 12 not out saw the visitors to
victory within 9 overs.
Massey Ferguson v Willoughby
Massey Ferguson 141 all out (30 overs)
Willoughby 142 for 5
Willoughby won by 5 wickets
Saturday 7th May 2022, 12pm: Mears Ashby v Willoughby (Northamptonshire Cricket League, Division 7)
Saturday 7th May 2022, 12pm: Willoughby v Old CC IIIs (Northamptonshire Cricket League, Division 13)
Sunday 8th May 2022, 1.30pm: Willoughby v Crick Lions (Club Friendly)
Rugby Farmers Mart
This week’s prices per head, at a glance:
Prime Steers: £2108 (British Blue sold by J & H Tustian)
Prime Heifers: £2089 (Simmental sold by Folly Fields Farm)
Prime Bulls: £1961 (sold by CH Evans)
OTM Cattle: £1545 (British Blue sold by Townsend Farms)
Cows to 228p/kg & £1529 (British Blue sold by BW Wilson)
Prime Hogg SQQ: £135 (Beltex sold by R Staveley LTD)
Prime Hoggs: £156 (Charollais sold by J F Fyfe & Nephew)
Spring Lamb SQQ: £146 (Texel sold by C D Harrison & Sons)
Calves: £410 (British Blue sold by Martin Beaumont)
Ewes: £180 (Texel sold by J Gilder and Texel x sold by C D Bettles)
Rugby Farmers Mart is held on a Monday at the Charolais Pavilion, Avenue M, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2RG.
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