Arts and crafts at Edmondson Court

Edmondson Court The council's housing team joined forces with Rugby Art Gallery and Museum to hold an arts and crafts session at our independent living accommodation in Dunchurch.

Residents at Edmondson Court enjoyed a two-hour session run by the art gallery and museum's education team, unleasing creativity to make cards and boxes perfect for a gift to friends of family.

Let your Independent living co-ordinator know if you're interested in getting involved and we'll bring the sessions to you.


Cracking down on anti-social behaviour

Housing officers from the council worked with Warwickshire Police to serve a closure order on a council property in Coton Park which had become a magnet for anti-social behaviour.

ASB The order, which prohibits anyone from entering the property for three months, was secured at Coventry Magistrates Court on Wednesday 26 October.

During the order's duration, the council intends to seek and serve a possession order on the property.

The council rarely has to resort to court action when dealing with anti-social behaviour involving tenants. We have a range of measures to tackle problems and ensure all our tenants abide by the terms of the tenancy agreement : "All council tenants have a responsibility not to cause harrassment, alarm or distress to others."

You can find out more information on how we deal with anti-social behaviour - and what you should do if you're experiencing anti-social behaviour - on the council's website.

Visit the council website to view more information about how we deal with anti-social behaviour


Keep cold callers and potential scammers on the doorstep

Cold caller We have become aware of cold callers going door-to-door in our communities claiming to work for the council.

Please remember, we always make appointments directly with tenants before visiting your home. All council staff carry official photo identification.

If you have any doubts about a caller at your home claiming to work for the council, call us on (01788) 533533 and check.

Warwickshire Trading Standards recommends to never buy goods or services from unexpected doorstep sellers or people who cold call on the phone.

While it's not illegal to cold call, it's difficult to tell a good trader from a bad one on the doorstep or over the phone.

The charity Age UK has published a wide range of information on how to stop yourself becoming a victim of a doorstep scam.

Visit the Age UK website for more information


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Rugby Christmas lights switch-on celebration

Christmas The town centre Christmas lights switch-on takes place this Sunday (20 November) offering a feast of festive fun for the whole family.

Organised by Rugby First, the switch-on celebration runs from 12 noon to 6pm, with live music, dance, children's entertainment and Santa's grotto.

The event culminates with the Christmas lights switch-on and a spectacular firework display.

Sustainable Saturdays return to St Andrew's Church

If you're dreaming of a green Christmas, head to St Andrew's Church on Saturday 3 December for the first Sustainable Saturday since the pandemic.

Sustainable Saturdays feature eco products, crafts and local produce, with craft demonstrations, entertainment, refreshments, and seed and plant swapping for green-fingered gardeners.

The event runs from 10am to 2pm, with free admission. 

Get ready for Christmas at the Good Times

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum runs free, friendly craft and reminiscence sessions tailored for adults living with dementia and their carers.

The Good Times session on Thursday 15 December runs from 1.30pm to 3pm, giving participants the chance to relax, create and socialise over a cuppa while making Christmas decorations.




Log on at Rugby Library for free IT support

IT Did you know Rugby Library holds free IT support sessions every Monday from 10.30am to 12.30pm?

You can bring along your own device or use one of the library computers, with help on hand to answer all of your IT questions.

The IT Help sessions aim to build your confidence and teach you new skills.

You can book a place at a session by calling the library on 0300 555 8171 or you can also book online.

Book your place at an IT Help session

Bingo and chippy tea on offer at Overslade Community Centre

Bingo It's eyes down for a full house and a full tummy this Friday (18 November) at Overslade Community Centre.

The centre in Buchanan Road hosts a free family event from 5pm where you can enjoy games of bingo with cash prizes, have a cup of tea and biscuits before tucking into a chippy tea.

Children welcome but must be accompanied by parents or carers. Limited places so booking essential. When booking, don't forget to order your chippy tea.

Tenant Panel meeting at the Town Hall

Tenant Panel We're delighted to invite you to the first face-to-face meeting of the Tenant Panel since the pandemic.

The panel - part of our tenant involvement programme - meets at the Town Hall from 6pm to 7.30pm on Wednesday 30 November.

The following agenda has been drawn up for the meeting:

  • welcome back after the pandemic
  • introduction to new staff members and update from the housing team
  • Tenants Annual Report 2021/2022
  • agree schedule of Tenant Panel meetings for 2023/2024

If you'd like to attend the meeting or have questions about the panel, email us at

You can find out more information about the Tenant Panel on the council's website.

View more information about the Tenant Panel