Council consults on plans to revamp parks and play areas

PUBLIC consultations have been launched to give residents a chance to have a say on plans to refurbish parks and play areas in Rugby.
13 March 2024
Having your say

The consultations form the first phase of the council's refurbishment plans for the parks and play areas at New Bilton Recreation Ground, Bilton's Bawnmore Road and Brownsover's Charwelton Drive - giving residents the chance to share views and help shape the draft masterplans for the revamps.

The council intends to deliver consultation packs to schools in New Bilton, Bilton and Brownsover, with packs also set to be distributed to households living near each open space.

The wider community can take part in the consultations online at

Cllr Adam Daly, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for leisure and wellbeing, said: "The council has a rolling programme of improvements to parks and play areas in the borough, and we're keen to make progress on our refurbishment plans for New Bilton Recreation Ground, Bawnmore Road and Charwelton Drive.

"Consultations play an important part in drawing up our refurbishment plans, helping us to identify improvements the community want and incorporate ideas in our draft masterplans, so I'd encourage residents to take the opportunity to have a say."

Cllr Jerry Roodhouse, leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Rugby Borough Council, said: "I welcome the consultations on these parks and play areas.

"It's something I have long waited for and it's good to see political parties coming together to progress this work."

All three public consultations close at 5pm on Friday 12 April. 

The council intends to launch further consultations when the draft masterplans for the refurbishments have been completed.