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I hope you all had a great Easter break and didn’t overindulge too much. I have to congratulate myself and say that I didn’t this year. Although, I have to also admit that by the time Easter arrived, I had seen so much chocolate I couldn’t face eating any. That may have had something to do with all of those prize Easter Eggs that resided in my house in the weeks’ preceding the big weekend. If you follow us on Facebook, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about! Congratulations to all those who did, indeed, win an egg. While I’m at it, congratulations to Brooke School too! They held a charity auction in March and raised a whopping £1916! Our thanks go to everyone who helped them achieve such a fabulous total and especially those who attended after seeing their invitation in the March edition of Around Rugby or in the ‘What’s On’ listings of On the theme of celebrations, what do we have in store in May? Well, we can look forward to not one, but TWO Bank Holidays! We have May Day on 5th and Spring Bank Holiday on 26th. We also celebrate the birthday of Guru Arjan Dev on 2nd, Yom Hazikaron on 4th, Yom Ha’atzmaut on 5th, Wesak (Buddha Day) on 14th, the birthday of Guru Amar Das on 23rd, Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) on 28th and Ascension Day on 29th. On May 9th we also celebrate business and community in Rugby at The Rugby FM Pride of Rugby Awards 2014. A list of finalists can be found in this month’s magazine. Interviews with a selection of the winners will be included in the June edition. We now have a couple of new items of local interest in the magazine. As you are aware, we have 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 kicked in last 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 their page where you can also see how each team fared in

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the local competition. 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 and our new Hungry Horse restaurant, The Steam Turbine, is clearly visible from the road; the construction of Rugby’s newest care home, Anya Court on Dunchurch Road is progressing well and The Pleasance in Rugby Town Centre has a wonderful new Herb Garden. While we’re on the theme of construction, and for those of you who didn’t get a chance to see last month’s edition, I attended a 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, 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 20-25 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 and more information can be found on the Rugby Borough Council website at Around Rugby Competition Time! The sponsor of our competition this month is Rugby Tap and the prize is a £30.00 Gift Voucher to spend in the shop. This would be a great prize if you’re looking for something for your Dad or Grandad for Fathers Day in June. The winner of our March competition was Sarah Coleman who won a main course lunch for two people at The Golden Lion, Easenhall. She answered correctly that the name of the donkey that used to live at The Golden Lion was A) Charlotte.



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On May 9th Around Magazines joins Rugby FM, WCVA and a host of locals to celebrate Rugby. This year Rugby FM Pride of Rugby Awards combine with Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action awards to honour Rugby’s finest in business and the community. The awards and nominees are: BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Automotive Insulations Ltd, CTI Balloons, Perry Appleton Group SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Exact Logistics Ltd, Garden Gate, Oxygen Graphics BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR (SMALL BUSINESS) Colin Arthur, Emily Keal, Malcolm Freeman BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR (LARGE BUSINESS) Karl O’Brien, Simon Leech, Trevor Scott TOWN CENTRE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR The Dress Shop, Rugby Tap, Supatone HOSPITALITY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR The Curry Club, Delish Deli & Kitchen, La Casa Loco, On the Rocks at Quigleys, The Rugby Hotel CUSTOMER CARE AWARD Monarch Carpets, La Casa Loco, Vets4Pets TEAM OF THE YEAR Automotive Insulations Ltd, The Merchants inn, The Vault Rugby CITIZEN OF THE YEAR Carl Hodgetts, Dorothy Bancroft, Kay Shaw & Ruth Waugh, Rachel Fordham CARER OF THE YEAR Annette Collier, Ben Bullard, Fay McSorely EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR Chris Pollitt – Brooke Special School, Eastlands Primary School – Year 5 Class of 2012/13, Karen Crane – Brownsover Community School YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR Chloe Nichols, Jake Jones, Kira Mushing, Richard Meacham LONG SERVICE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Edie Freeman, Phil Parr, William Meacham RUGBYS PRIDE AWARD Jackie Oglethorpe – Futures Unlocked, Joanne Leggett – Army Cadets – Rugby Branch, Steve King – Rugby Lions Look out for next month’s issue which will include exclusive interviews with some of the winners.


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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Will corporate team building work for my business? When team building activities are suggested it can lead to rolled eyes and excuses about not being able to leave the office. The image of a team of awkward accountants playing paintball in a muddy field has given team building a well-known wince in the workplace when it’s mentioned. But when managed properly, team building works and helps your staff function better (once the mud washes off!). Team building can help people feel valued It can be easy for employees to feel undervalued. This can have a detrimental effect on productivity. By solving problems in a different environment everyone is on a new and level playing field. People will find they have an important role to play in an activity and gain respect and value for it. Team building activities give your workforce new and exciting challenges Employees will have specific duties and responsibilities in your company. It’s easy to overlook the hidden qualities of people when we always give them the same tasks to do. Team building breaks up the routine and will often throw up some interesting results. A connected team is a happy team If your business has a large workforce then it effectively has a large group of smaller teams all working towards their own goals to achieve a unified goal. Making sure your teams are well connected is essential to a happy, productive workforce. Team building gives you employee data Team building exercises allow analysis to find key characteristics and skills and also weaknesses in a team. It may all sound a bit ‘lab rat’, but by putting your workforce through their paces outside and with unusual activities you can test them to find problems, hidden talents or new possibilities. Team building makes people work together By using all the skills and ideas in your team you complete the task quicker and better than the opposing team. Most group exercises force communication with people who don’t usually mix, forging new bonds and relationships. Bring this back to the office on a Monday morning and you have a winning business too. Team building is a powerful tool for your company Team building will: • • • • • • • •

Improve the fundamentals of effective team working Help you deal with stress, conflict and problems within a team Provide problems, and force delegation and communication Work on negative or positive emotions in the workplace Make your workforce give feedback and instruction to other team members Find new and exciting skills in your workforce Help people feel valued and motivated Be fun!

The people in your business are your most valuable asset. Motivating them is key to any company’s success. Team building will bring together all the qualities and skills needed to work well together and also add an element of fun and healthy competition too. If you’re looking for a brilliant team building session speak to Adventure Sports in Warwick. They have 100 acres of outdoor activity centre and offer a huge range of activities for groups and individuals. See

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

28 On April 9th Around Magazines was invited to attend the Annual Presentation Evening for the Rugby Area Board Young Enterprise awards at Rugby High School. The event was sponsored by Rolls-Royce plc as is the scheme itself. The evening was hosted by Geoff Buck, Chairman of Rugby Area Board of Young Enterprise, Rugby’s Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Gillias presented the awards and the guest speaker was Mark Pawsey MP. The following awards went to: THE BEST COMPANY REPORT BAKE IT BASKETS THE RUGBY AREA BOARD BEST STAND FUTURISTIC RUGBY THE BEST PRESENTATION FOR THE RECORD THE BEST OPERATIONS DIRECTOR WILL HARDING of WOOD YOU THE BEST I.C.T. DIRECTOR CALLUM BRAMLEY of FUTURISTIC RUGBY THE BEST SALES DIRECTOR ELEANOR JONES of FUTURISTIC RUGBY THE RUGBY ROTARY BEST COMPANY SECRETARY LAUREN PLUZEK of FUTURISTIC RUGBY THE BEST FINANCE DIRECTOR TOM of BAKE IT BASKETS THE BEST MANAGING DIRECTOR EMILY MARK of FOR THE RECORD THE KEN HYDE BEST ENDEAVOUR PROBITAS THROUGHOUT THE SCHEME THE ROLLS-ROYCE INNOVATION WOOD YOU THE ROAD AHEAD DRIVING SCHOOL BEST COMPANY WOOD YOU Congratulations to Wood You who progress to the Coventry & Warwickshire Young Enterprise Strategic Board Final at Coventry University on May 1st.

The ‘WoodYou’ stand

A ‘Wood You’ product

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 work force, 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. If you’d like to know more, volunteer for the scheme or are able to offer town centre business premises for weekly meetings, please contact Rosie Callaway via email


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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.

Rugby Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

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 Saturday 3rd

Art & Craft Fair at Dunchurch Baptist Church, Coventry Road, Dunchurch (10.00am – 4.00pm) Adult admission £1.00, under 16’s FREE. Featuring local artists plus a variety of craft stalls. Lunches and refreshments available. Proceeds to Dunchurch Baptist Church Building Fund. For more info call Mary Davies 01788 878362.

Monday 5th


Thursday 8th

Bridal Fashion Show and Open Evening, Catthorpe Manor, Lilbourne Lane, Catthorpe.

Friday 9th

Rugby FM Pride of Rugby Awards 2014 at Dunchurch Park Hotel, Rugby Road, Dunchurch (6.00pm for 7.00pm)

Saturday 10th

Dunchurch Band present their Spring Concert based on Wartime Memories at Dunchurch Village Hall (7.30pm) Admission £5.00 Tickets available on the door or from Maxine on 07837 132864. Refreshments courtesy of Dunchurch & Thurlaston WI.

Saturday 17th

‘Spring Extravaganza’ at Rugby United Reformed Church, Hillmorton Road (10.00am – 1.30pm) Includes sale of books, plants and produce. Morning coffee and light lunches also available. Rotary Plant Sale at Hill St Youth & Community Centre, Hill Street. (10.00am – 4.00pm) Free entrance. Refreshments available. Organised by Rotary Club of Rugby Saturday Breakfast Club in aid of their supported charities.

Sunday 18th

Rugby BikeFest 14, Rugby Town Centre (10.30am – 3.00pm) Family friendly Bike Festival. For more info see, call 01788 890789 or email

Thursday 22nd

Fashion Show at Railway Club, Hillmorton Road presented by Wanda of ‘Wanda Fashions’, Dunchurch (7.30pm). Tickets £5.00. Organised by Rotary Club of Rugby Saturday Breakfast Club in aid of supported charities.

Sunday 25th

BHF Family Fun Day at The Boat, Newbold (1.00pm) In remembrance of Peter “Sailsy” Diack. Bouncy castle, merry-go-round, raffle and over 20 stalls. Two bands will be playing. Raffle donations and offers of ‘slaves’ to auction (ie. plumbers, electricians, painters & decorators etc – not your loved ones please!) gratefully received. For more info call Danielle on 07935 571414.

Monday 26th


Saturday 31st

Dance The Night Away Disco in aid of the Air Ambulance at The Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club (7:30pm - 11:30pm) The theme is wear grey and/or yellow (Air Ambulance Colours) Tickets £5. Raffle on the night. For more info call Mandy 07727 839419.

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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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Around Rugby May 2014  

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