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APRIL 2014 ‘Around Magazines distributed to over 7,300 homes and businesses in Rugby every month’.

Welcome to the April edition of Around Rugby! 2

First things first - I would like to say a big thank you to Troy Loveridge! Troy spent two weeks with us last month on a Work Experience placement. He learned how our business operates, how our magazine is put together and how we manage our website. He was able to visit clients, research areas of interest and even have a go at writing for the magazine. Check out his Rugby Town match report in this month’s edition! Both Debbie and I enjoyed having Troy in the office and look forward to receiving more copy to include on our pages. We also have a couple of new items in the magazine this month. As you are aware, we have now opened up our charity page to all local groups who want to promote their charity, organisation or fund raising event. Please keep a check on this page to see where you can give your support. Another long term project that we are supporting also kicks in this month. Around Magazines is supporting Young Enterprise in Rugby. Again look out for their page in this edition and follow this year’s teams as they promote and sell their products, are judged on their performances and presentations and also their progress in the local, county and national competitions. If you’re not quite sure what Young Enterprise is, have a look at the information on page 28 and check out the products offered by two of the groups this year. So, what else is happening in Rugby at the moment? Apart from the vast amounts of roadwork going on around the town, we hear that planning for the new Elliot’s Field development has been officially supported by the High Court which pleases many, but not all, of Rugby’s shoppers, residents and interested parties; construction of Butterfield Gardens on Technology Drive is well underway with our new Hungry Horse restaurant now clearly visible from the road. Also the construction of Rugby’s newest care home, Anya Court on Dunchurch Road is progressing well. Another area of development has been The Pleasance in Rugby Town Centre where a wonderful Herb Garden has been introduced. A bit more greenery and a little less concrete gets the thumbs up every time for us.

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While we’re on the theme of construction, I attended an FSB meeting in March at which Rugby Borough Council’s Development Strategy Manager, Sarah Fisher presented and discussed the proposed plans for the Rugby Radio Station project among others. Ms Fisher acknowledged that neither she nor the Borough Council had all the answers to everyone’s questions but, in my opinion, gave a good overview to the layperson of what, when, where and who! This is a massive project that will be ongoing for 2025 years and I was interested to find that over 6000 new homes were planned along with green spaces, primary and secondary schools and community facilities in addition to the employment based construction. It is definitely not just an extension of the huge warehouse theme of DIRFT. Work is due to start in 2015. More information can be found on the Rugby Borough Council website at On a lighter note, what are we celebrating in April? Putting April Fool’s Day (1st) aside, we have Palm Sunday and Vaisakhi on 13th, Hola Mohalla and the birthday of Guru Nanak on 14th, the first day of Passover on 15th, Maundy Thursday on 17th, Good Friday and the birthdays of Guru Angad Dev and Guru Tegh Bahadur on 18th, Easter Sunday on 20th, St Georges Day on 23rd and Yom Hashnoah on 27th. Around Rugby Competition Time! The sponsor of our competition this month is Ovenu and the prize is an oven clean worth £75.00! I’m sure lots of us feel the same about cleaning our ovens – a very necessary job but not one we relish so I would love to win this one! The winner of February’s competition was Vithiya Raja who won a makeover, beauty advice and a bag of goodies from Body Shop. She answered correctly that Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in B) 1976. Finally, I hope the weather continues to improve and that you all have a great break over Easter.



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Small Bathroom? 6

When we talk to customers in our bathroom showroom in Coventry we often get asked about small bathrooms. “Can you do anything with a small bathroom?” It seems to be a popular question and the common misconception is that a small bathroom can’t be a designer bathroom with all the trimmings. Just because your bathroom is small doesn’t mean you’re limited with your choice, and it certainly doesn’t stop you from having the bathroom of your dreams – albeit in a smaller space. There are many things to consider when designing a small bathroom and here are some of the things to focus on: Usability Above all else a bathroom is a functional room. What looks great in a showroom may not look work as well in your space at home. Always consider your space and the furniture that you choose. Think about doors into your bathroom. Imagine trying to navigate around that stunning sink and not bumping into your new shower door. Beautifully designed wall units need to be accessible and offer the ease of use at the same time. Don’t forget your wall-hung friends like the humble loo roll holder! They all take up valuable space even though they offer a much-needed service. It’s all about the entrance The true ‘wow’ factor comes from that first walk into your bathroom when you open the door and survey the view before you. Having units and furniture that flow away from you towards the outer walls will give the illusion of space. (Just think Moses and the sea!) Play around with curves and think about the shower in particular. A curved door that flows will draw the eye into the room better than a square shower cubicle will. Wash away the corners Just as curved shower doors allow your eye to flow into a small space, a curved sink will feel less imposing on the room. A softer curved basin will draw the eye away from the front and you don’t even need to compromise on the basin’s capacity in most cases. Clever Storage There’s nothing that says small and cramped more than a cluttered bathroom piled high with hygiene and beauty products. Intelligent bathroom storage will give you more space but also create the feeling of space as you won’t feel cramped or at loggerheads with your visuals. Keep your bathroom organised with wall hung units. A simple basin with a built-in unit is an excellent use of ‘dead space’.

space and requirements, and a bathroom that functions better will ultimately be a better bathroom design in the long run. Hidden cisterns don’t save space every time One misconception is that a wall-hung toilet will save space. This quite often isn’t the case, as the cistern needs building into your bathroom by boxing and hiding it from view. This can eat into your floor space. However, depending on the layout of the room it can visually look as though you have more space. It can give the illusion of space because you can actually see under the toilet. This will create the space in your eyes and it will add a spacious feeling to your small bathroom. Heated towel rails These are simple and effective space savers. Dry more than one towel on your radiator and alleviate the need for a towel rail on your door or wall. Heated towel rails can also be sized your bathroom so that you won’t need a radiator which saves even more space and they also come in an array of colours to suit your design. Free online planners? You get what you pay for! We’re going out on a limb here, but we don’t believe in the free online planners you can find anywhere on the web. There’s nothing more simple than putting shapes within other shapes is there? We can all do that. But what about understanding the functionality or the psychology of space? Even the 3D planners don’t give you a real idea of how your chosen bathroom will work. There’s no accounting for experience and we have that in abundance. We’re not saying don’t use them; just don’t be surprised when your new bathroom doesn’t quite work the way you’d dreamt it would. We’re always happy to chat about space, basins, showers and cubicles. Whether you have a huge space or a tiny bathroom, come and have a wander around our working displays in our Coventry bathroom showroom and we’ll talk psychology of space and wall hung illusions! Alan Heath and Sons Bathrooms. Call us on: 024 7669 1469 Burnsall Road, Canley, Coventry, CV5 6BU

Buy for your bathroom not from the showroom We sometimes find that people want a suite or furniture they’ve seen that simply won’t work in their bathroom. Considering the size and shape of your bathroom is essential in the planning process and you should always start with your bathroom’s size and aspect rather than choose units you like and try to make them work with it. There will be a better alternative for your

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Do you love the glamour of the ‘40s or ‘50s, or are you a fan of the swinging ‘60s? Imagine how great you’d feel to have a complete makeover styled on your choice of vintage year. Hollywood glitz or beehive mania - this is a chance to get together and let someone pamper you! Here at Studio Salon Rugby, we can make your dream come true. We are the only studio salon in Rugby that offers Vintage Makeover parties as well as Hen Parties, Princess Parties, Pamper Parties, Boudoir and full makeover photo sessions. We now offer Mum & Me Makeovers (mother & daughter getting dressed up together and going home with a lovely image). If you’re celebrating something special like a birthday party, a hen-do or a girlie, (or lads’) night (or morning) out, this could be just the thing for you. We’re always open to new ideas, so should you have a theme in mind, just give us a call. We’re two mothers with our own businesses, Elaine from Elite Hair Design and Lisa from Lisa Scott Photography, and after working together at numerous weddings, we had the idea to combine our skills, and Studio Salon was born. We try to make you feel as relaxed as possible because if you’re having fun, your photos will reflect this and will portray you at your best. When your hair and makeup are complete, your photo shoot begins in the studio. Each shoot is tailored to you depending on your choice of outfit and hairstyle. Whether the ‘20s, ‘40s, ‘50s’ ‘60s, or Hollywood Glam, the choice is yours! Minimum 4 people – maximum 8 people (though if you’d like more people in your party please do give us a call). Cost per person is £40 including Hair & Make-up for the year you choose, refreshments, single photoshoot and a group shoot at the end with sessions lasting from 2 hours (depending on numbers). Each group member will receive an 8in x 6in print of their choice (10 fully edited images to be viewed per person). Whatever size, shape or age, we are positive you will have beautiful images that will last a life time. Choose a Boudoir Photoshoot and feel sexy, confident and beautiful. Booking is a must! W: E: Lisa- Photographer 07903 733270 Elaine - Hair & Makeup 07887 421919

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Mini Cryptic Crossword Across 1 2 3 4 5 6 3. Attack of fury in a pub? (7) 7 7. Snake that finds maths easy! (5) 8. Conflagration, or some kind of non8 fire (7) 9. Parts needed to make snares (5) 9 10. Step with the French foot-lever (7) 12. Sexy top making someone rash! (7) 10 11 16. Canoe around a body of water (5) 17. Good day across the Channel (7) 19. Picture that’s spotted, we hear (5) 12 13 14 15 20. Difficulty when Burt and Leo are agitated (7) 16 Down 17 18 1. Sweat about superfluous material (5) 19 2. One trade is perfect (5) 3. Short stiff hair to react in an 20 offended manner (7) © 4. Airmen initially far back (3) 13. Turn brown in the sun off (5) 5. Card I find unpleasantly bitter (5) and get out for a dance 15. Beneath sheltering in 6. Run off seen in level opening (5) (5) thundery conditions (5) 11. Seer Don turned back (7) 14. Verse strangely cut 18. Ball Rob kicked (3) 12. Monk’s dress custom (5)

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CHARITY INVITES OLDER PEOPLE IN RUGBY TO JOIN THEM FOR A CUPPA, CAKE AND GOOD COMPANY! Contact the Elderly, the charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and isolation among older people, is inviting local residents to join its existing group in Rugby and enjoy a few hours of tea, chat and good company. The charity, with the support of a volunteer network, organises tea parties for small groups of older people, aged 75 and above, who live alone and would appreciate some company on a Sunday afternoon. Each guest is collected from their home by a volunteer driver and taken to a volunteer host’s home. The group is warmly welcomed by a different host each month, but the drivers remain the same. Over the months and years, acquaintances turn into friends and loneliness is replaced by companionship. Contact the Elderly’s Midlands Development Officer, Pamela Walker, said: “Activities for people aged 75 and above are normally limited to weekdays, so Sunday can be a particularly long and difficult day. Our tea parties are sometimes the only social outing our guests have, so they can make a real difference. We wanted to make people aware that the Rugby group is looking for guests and to encourage anyone interested in coming along, or those who know of people to whom it might appeal, to get in touch with us. Rugby residents, aged 75 and above, who live alone, without the support of family and friends, and who are interested in joining the Rugby Contact the Elderly group can contact Pamela Walker, Midlands Development Officer on 0121 603 1331 or email


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Information Suite Opening Soon at Anya Court A cutting-edge care home in Rugby will open its Information Suite this month, giving local residents a first peek at what they can expect from the 70-bed development. Anya Court Care Home on Dunchurch Road, opening in autumn 2014, will offer residential, nursing and dementia care. The home is the first in the area from Hallmark Care Homes, an award-winning care provider with homes across England and South Wales.

Outstanding facilities

The home will include two cafes, a corner shop and even a cinema. Landscaped gardens will surround the home and the first floor balcony will give residents beautiful views of the surrounding area. To enable residents to mark special occasions with friends and family, the home will include a celebrations room, which can be booked out for birthdays, anniversaries and other important occasions. Residents will be able to enjoy the therapy room and hair salon or help out with their laundry, if they wish, in the specially designed resident’s laundry room.

Dementia community

Our dementia community will feature memory prompting design features and bespoke bedroom furniture has been designed with the residents needs in mind. At Anya Court, residents living with dementia will still be able to enjoy the experience of an appointment at the hair salon, a visit to the cafĂŠ, or even just the sense of fulfilment that comes from helping out in the garden. The Information Suite is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and weekends by appointment. Pop in and see us today or call for your information pack.

Tel: 01788 851525 Email: Anya Court, 286 Dunchurch Road, Rugby CV22 6JA


Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading business and enterprise education charity. Secondary schools in Rugby take part in Young Enterprise activities, supported by local businesses and volunteers, with a view to building a better-motivated, educated and enterprising workforce, while at the same time making a real difference to the existing lives and future potential of young people who live and attend school in the area. The scheme offers students aged 15 to 17 the opportunity to set up and run their own real company over the course of an academic year, with the support and guidance of volunteer advisers from business. Typically meeting for an hour a week during term time, usually on business premises in the local area, students elect a board of directors from amongst their peers, raise share capital, market and finance a real product or service of their own choice and sell it to the public. Through participating in the programme, they develop their enterprise knowledge and understanding, skills and attributes in a business context. They learn by doing, while coping with a changing and evolving business, and developing essential skills such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, managing risk, creativity, innovation and leadership. This year there are six groups, two of which are advertising their products here. The four other groups are Probitas, Odyssey, Bake-it Baskets and Just in Case. Products and services being developed and sold include phone cases, 3D printing, chopping boards, baking equipment in baskets, portable trolley attachments, and a Harris School yearbook. If you would like to know more, or you’d like to volunteer for the scheme or if you’d be able to offer town centre business premises for the weekly meetings, please contact Rosie Callaway via email

Work Experience works for us! Around Magazines were lucky enough to have the help of Troy Loveridge from Harris School last month. Troy completed two weeks Work Experience with us learning how our business operates, researching, visiting clients and even having a go at writing himself. He very kindly submitted a report on Rugby Town’s match with Dunstable which we are happy to publish below. Thank you again Troy for your input and for making the fortnight enjoyable for us!

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A full programme of walks is available in Rugby Library. For further details please contact Fran Debonnaire on 01788 815454, email or visit our website A warm welcome awaits.


All businesses welcome. Network and do business over breakfast on 4th Friday of the month (except December) at 7am at Rugby College. Discounts for early booking or 1st time visitors. Contact Paul Miles Rogers (Branch Chair) 01788 523840 or

FRIENDLY (Fridays 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Lawrence Sheriff School) seeks new players of BADMINTON CLUB moderate standard (non-beginners). Contact Jan on 01788 565366 1st –10th

Rugby Artists Group at the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum (Floor one exhibition)

Saturday 5th

Charity Dance and Buffet Meal at The Benn Hall, Newbold Road. Dancing to Richard Tarver (7:30pm) Admission £15:00. Tickets Available from 01788 335530 or 01788 846532

Sunday 6th

Antique and Flea Market at The Benn Hall, Newbold Road (9:30am - 4:00pm) Free parking Refreshments available

Friday 11th

Dunchurch Voices present their ‘Spring Concert’ in aid of ‘Save The Children’ at the United Reformed Church, Hillmorton Road (7.30pm) Tickets £8.00 (includes light refreshments) on the door or call 01788 811005

Saturday 12th

Rugby Soul Club All Nighter at The Benn Hall, Newbold Road (8.00pm – 6.00am) with resident DJs Adam and Matt Smart. For More information Call 07817 732468

12th – 19th

Rugby Theatre, Henry Street present ‘Sleuth’ (7.30pm) No show on Sunday 13th Tickets £11.00 Box Office 01788 541234

Sunday 13th

Spring Wedding Fair at Catthorpe Manor, Lilbourne Lane, Catthorpe. (11.00am – 3.00pm)

Monday 14th

Tea Dance at The Benn Hall, Newbold Road (2:00pm - 4:30pm). Entrance £2.00 Refreshments available. Call 02476 382331 for more information

Friday 18th

Ceroc Dance at The Benn Hall, Newbold Road (8:00pm) New members always welcome. Find out more at

Sunday 20th


Monday 21st

Rugby Town’s last league home game of the season at Butlin Road. Kick Off 3:00pm. The visiting side is Barton Rovers. For More information Call 01788 866920

Thursday 24th

Rugby and District Fine Arts Society Lecture at The Benn Hall, Newbold Road (8:00pm) Lecture on “Handle, Hogarth and Captain Coram’s Foundling Hospital, 18th Century to the present Day”. Non Members welcome.

Friday 25th

Little Howard’s Big Show for Kids at The Benn Hall, Newbold Road (2:00pm) Little Howard is the world’s only live interactive Animation. Admission £6.

Sunday 27th

National Childbirth Trust Nearly New Sale at The Benn Hall, Newbold Road (11:30am - 1:00pm) Admission £1.00 Quality baby and children’s clothes, toys, games, puzzles, nursery equipment, high chairs, prams and maternity clothes etc.

Sunday 27th

Comedy Night at The Holly Bush, Lawford Road. Professional compere, 2 professional acts and 2 up-and-coming acts.

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Useful Local Information Around Rugby

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School Holiday Dates SPRING TERM Term starts – Tuesday 7th January 2014 Half Term – Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February 2014 Term ends – Friday 11th April 2014 SUMMER TERM Term starts – Monday 28th April 2014 Half Term – Monday 26th May to Friday 30th May 2014 Term ends – Friday 18th July 2014

Rugby Library and Information Centre Little Elborow Street, Rugby, CV21 3BZ Tel: 0300 5558171 Current Opening Hours Monday 09.00 - 17.30 Tuesday 10.00 - 19.00 Wednesday 09.00 - 17.30 Thursday 09.00 - 17.30 Friday 09.00 - 17.30 Saturday 09.00 - 16.00 Sunday 12.00 - 16.00 Library Services by Phone Monday to Friday 08.00 - 20.00 Saturday 09.00 - 16.00 Sunday 12.00 - 16.00

Emergencies Police, Rugby Station: 01788 541111 (number for the Deaf 01926 415 369) Police, Northants: 01327 300300 Fire, Warwickshire: 01788 572727 Fire, Northants: 01327 300222 Water, Severn Trent: 0800 7834444 Water, Anglian: 08457 145145 Gas: Emergencies 0800 111999 Electricity, Warwickshire: 08457 331331 Electricity, East Midlands: 08457 363363 NHS Direct: 0845 4647 Hospital of St.Cross: 01788 572831

Useful numbers

Rugby Borough Council: 01788 533533 Warwickshire County Council: 01926 410410 Northamptonshire County Council: 01604 236236 Rugby Art Gallery & Museum: 01788 533201 Benn Hall: 01788 533719 Rugby Theatre: 01788 541234 Cineworld: 0871 2208000 Rugby Tourist Information: 01788 533217


Clock Towers Shopping Centre, Rugby Tel: 01788 572 867

9am – 5.30pm

Boots The Chemist

Junction 1 Retail Park, Leicester Road, Rugby Tel: 01788 567385

9am – 8pm (lunch 2.30 – 3.30) Saturday 9am – 6pm Sunday 10.30 – 4.30pm

Co-op Pharmacy

131a Clifton Road, Rugby Tel: 01788 577889

9am – 6pm (lunch 1pm – 2pm) Saturday 9am – 1pm

Paddox Pharmacy

316 Hillmorton Road, Rugby Tel: 01788 542632

9am – 6pm Saturdays 9am –1pm

Dudley Taylor Pharmacies Ltd

37 The Green, Bilton, Rugby Tel: 01788 814224

9am – 6pm

Lister Chemists

Bow Fell Shopping Centre, Brownsover, Rugby Tel: 01788 569046

9am – 6pm (lunch 1pm – 2pm) Saturday 9am – 1pm

Lloyds Pharmacy

Clifton Road, Rugby Tel: 01788 543268

9am – 6.30pm

Lloyds Pharmacy

Morton Gardens, Lower Hillmorton Road, Rugby Tel: 01788 572362

8.45am – 6.30pm Closed Saturday

Rowlands Pharmacy

58 The Square, Dunchurch Tel: 01788 810745

9am – 6pm (lunch 1pm – 2pm) Saturday 9am – 1pm

Rowlands Pharmacy

156 Oxford Street, Rugby Tel: 01788 576123

9am – 6pm (lunch 1pm – 2pm)

Rowlands Pharmacy

Bennfield Road, Rugby Tel: 01788 543918

9am – 6pm (lunch 1.30pm – 2pm) Saturday 9am – 1pm

Rowlands Pharmacy

Central Surgery, Corporation Street, Rugby Tel: 01788 574236

8.30am – 6.30pm (lunch 1pm – 1.30pm) Saturday 8.30am-5.30pm

Tesco Pharmacy

Tesco Store, Leicester Road, Rugby Tel: 01788 207447

Monday 8am – 10.30pm Tues – Fri 6.30am – 10.30pm Saturday 6.30am – 10pm Sunday 10am – 4pm

Sainsbury’s Pharmacy

385 Dunchurch Road Rugby Tel: 01788 203 119

Mon-Fri, 7am - 11pm Sat, 7am - 10pm Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Knights Pharmacy

30-31 Sheep Street, Rugby Tel: 01788 542808

9am – 6pm Saturday 9am – 5pm

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