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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.

Village Hall Covid Update

Please be advised that, as part of the Government's 'Plan B' response to the latest Covid developments, the legal requirement to wear face coverings in most indoor spaces also covers community centres, including village halls.

Please can anyone using the Village Hall ensure that face coverings are worn, in addition to using the hand sanitisers provided. Please also consider opening the windows to improve ventilation, and to wipe down all surfaces after use.

Many thanks for your co-operation.

Here is a link to the latest UK Government advice on face coverings Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make your own - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) and for Covid updates Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)