Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting at 7.30 pm, 28th November 2023. This is a public
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Newton and Biggin is a Civil Parish in the Borough of Rugby in Warwickshire. Newton itself is a small village about 4 miles north-east of the town of Rugby near to the A5 (Roman Watling Street) which marks the border between Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire. Just north of the Village are the remains of the Roman town of Tripontium.
Newton is at the northern end of the Great Central Way, a footpath/cycleway along the former railway. It terminates at the Five Arches Wildlife Site developed by the Parish Council in partnership with Butterfly Conservation.
Most of the houses in the village are of relatively recent construction but Home Farm is of some antiquity and the Stag and Pheasant Inn is the oldest building in Warwickshire in use as a pub. The brick facing to the thatched building is 17th Century but it’s core is a massive oak cruck frame, possibly Saxon. The Townland Allotments are the second oldest in the country, dating back to the 1752 Act of Enclosure.
Edward Cave, the publisher of the world’s first magazine (‘The Gentleman’) was born in the village in 1691.
The western part of the Parish includes part of the Coton Park residential area. More houses and open spaces are proposed along with a school and a large extension to the Great Central Way open space in future. As the development expands and becomes established, it is anticipated that residents will become increasingly involved in the life of the parish.
The Good Shepherd Church
Great Central Walk
The Stag and Pheasant Inn
St Thomas Cross Inn
The Five Arches