Monday 22 Oct 2018


Please find letter copied below from the Planning Department at Rugby Borough Council regarding the planning application for the Speedway Site and the contact to whom you should email if you have any comments regarding the proposal.

Development Team Rugby Borough Council 01788 533789

18 October 2018

Mr J Cook

Dear Sir/Madam,

Planning Consultation – Parish Council

Reference Number: R18/0186


Proposal description: Demolition of existing buildings and outline planning application for residential development of up to 137 dwellings (Use Class C3) including means of access from the Rugby Road, new open space and associated infrastructure. All other matters reserved.

I refer to the above application and have received additional information that you may wish to comment on.

If you wish to view the plans and documents on-line these are available at:

Consultation responses should be sent by e-mail to or in the post to the above address by 08/11/2018

If this application is determined by the Planning Committee members of the public may have the opportunity to speak at the meeting. More details about public speaking are available from the Council or on-line at: Information regarding how the Council deals with personal information is available at:

If you have any queries please contact me.

Yours Faithfully,

Erica Buchanan Rugby Borough Council

Thursday 11 Oct 2018


Subject: Tweet from Rugby Police (@RugbyCops)

Rugby Police (@RugbyCops) tweeted at 11:03 am on Wed, Oct 10, 2018:
Rugby Rural Central SNT poll results are in. They will be implemented over the next three months. Increased footpatrols of Binley Woods & Ryton to reduce burglaries. Increased patrols of Brandon Woods to reduce off roading.

Get the official Twitter app at

Wednesday 26 Sep 2018


Following last night’s Earl Craven meeting, the police have advised that there weren’t many voters to set the police’s three priorities for the next four months.

If you havent voted, please access the following link and vote for one of the actions on the right hand side of the page.



Tuesday 25 Sep 2018


Just to make you aware of another scam that is going around and has been experienced by a number of villagers.

It is a telephone call from either BT or Talk Talk stating that your router is sending out a virus and needs to be checked out.

BT security has been contacted and they advise that they will never telephone people (unless it is a return call) and that we, the customer, should never pass any information on.

They have asked us to pass this message on through our community alerts and social media.

Most of us are probably savvy to this type of scam, but please advise your neighbours who may not be connected, particularly the more vulnerable in our community.

Saturday 22 Sep 2018


Rugby Police (@RugbyCops) tweeted at 8:01 pm on Thu, Sep 20, 2018:

Burglary dwelling Heather Road Binley Woods between 8pm and 1040pm 19 Sep 18.  Did you see or hear anything suspicious.  Please check your front gardens if live local for any items discarded. Inc 74/20/9/18 ac978

Friday 21 Sep 2018


For some reason, I am not getting any notifications from the police on incidents within the village. Myself and Paul Salisbury have had a meeting with representatives of the police and hope that our previous good communications relationship can be resurrected in the near future.  

In the meantime, I have been advised by one of our parish councillors that two elderly ladies living in Oakdale Road were burgled on Tuesday. 

They came home from shopping and in a rush to dash to the loo and get the washing in, they forgot to lock their back door.  One of the ladies suffers from dementia and on Wednesday she found that she could not find her handbag which she thinks she left on the kitchen table.  It therefore would appear that someone was watching them amble down the road and took advantage of the unlocked door and stole the handbag and a coat. 

The police have been informed and have visited them. 

This should really act as a reminder to everyone that everyone should check that access to their property remains secure and locked at all times when not in use. Yes, it may be inconvienient but at least it will help prevent crime, particularly from the opportunist thief which has been in evidence over the last twelve months or so.



Friday 24 Aug 2018


Warwickshire Trading Standards Electric Blanket Safety Campaign 2018
Book Now for your Free Electric Blanket Safety Test

Autumn has arrived and Warwickshire residents are being urged to book their free electric blanket test now. Bookings are now open to all residents aged 50+.

Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards is launching its annual electric blanket safety testing campaign. Have your electric blanket safety tested FREE of charge this coming October.

In 2017, one in every three of the electric blankets tested failed and faulty electric blankets are a known cause of house fires.

Free electric blanket safety checks will take place at venues across all five districts and boroughs this coming October. Safety tests will be carried out by an expert electrical examiner.
?Monday 1st October, Stratford Briar Croft
?Tuesday 2nd October, Leamington Town Hall
?Wednesday 3rd October, Rugby Fire Station
?Thursday 4th October, Kenilworth Library
?Friday 5th October, Nuneaton Fire Station

Book today by calling the Trading Standards Service on 01926 414024 (office hours) or email:

Appointments are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited.

Thursday 19 Jul 2018


Rugby Route 96 Binley Wood Diversions & Closures – Between 23rd July 2018 and 14th August 2018 19 Jul 2018 to 15 Aug 2018

Due to various roadworks in Binley Woods, route 96 will be on diversion between 23rd July & 14th August 2018.

23rd July, 24th July, 27th July, 30th July, 9th August & 12th August

Departures from Rugby North St between, and including 0921 & 1451 will not serve Brandon or Binley Woods
Departures from Coventry Hales St between, and including 0915 & 1515 will not serve Brandon or Binley Woods.

During the times & dates above, a shuttle bus will run between Binley Woods School Turning Circle & Wolston Warwick Rd.
Passengers can change at the temporary stop on Wolston Warwick Rd onto route 96 towards Coventry & Rugby.

Click here for Shuttle bus timetable

25th July, 26th July, 31st July, 1st-8th August, 10th August, 11th August, 13th August & 14th August
Between 0930 & 1530

During the times & dates above, a shuttle bus will not be running and buses will be able to serve Brandon & Binley Woods however will divert via Ferndale Rd, Heather Rd and Oakdale Rd.

Bus stops along Rugby Rd between Oakdale Rd and Ferndale Rd will not be served.

Please use temporary stops located on Ferndale Rd and Oakdale Rd near Rugby Rd.

service disruption Updated 19 Jul 2018, 13:07
Thursday 19 Jul 2018


Rugby Road, Binley Woods closure – 23rd July to 15th August affects Stagecoach no 96 (was 86) and Flexibus 218 Bus Services.

The closure of the above road will mean that the Stagecoach 96 (was 86) service will be unable to serve Binley Woods at certain times.

During these periods a Shuttle Bus service will operate and further details are available here.

The Flexibus 218 Friday service will operate the following arrangement:

  • Friday 27th July: Rugby Rd, Birchwod Rd, Heather Rd, Oakdale Rd, Rugby Rd and continue as normal.
  • Fridays 3rd & 10th August: Rugby Rd, Oakdale Rd, Heather Rd, turn at the end and then return back along Heather Rd, Oakdale Rd and Rugby Rd to continue as normal.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The Passenger Transport Development Team
Monday 09 Jul 2018





    Warwickshire County Council proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order closing A428 Rugby Road, Binley Woods from the entrance of Green Home and Garden Centre to Ferndale Road to vehicular traffic.

    The closure is required for carriageway resurfacing.

    The Order will commence on 23 July 2018 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier. However, it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 16 August 2018.
    Please Note: The works will be carried out between 09.30hrs and 15.30hrs daily.

    Pedestrian access to and egress from properties and land situated adjacent to the length of road to be closed will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained where possible.

    An alternative route will be signed and is available via: Rugby Road, Brandon Road, Bretford Road, Brandon Road, Queens Road, Fosse Way, Rugby Road, Coventry Road, Brinklow Road, Brandon Road and vice versa..

    The Council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused. The team dealing with this Temporary Traffic Order at Warwickshire County Council is County Highways North (Tel: 01926 412515).

    Any enquiries relating to the works being undertaken may be directed to the contractor dealing with this matter, Paul Kelly for Balfour Beatty (Tel: 07837 319 323).

    S Duxbury, Head of Law & Governance, Shire Hall, Warwick, 5 July 2018