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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.

 

Temporary Road Closure of Newton Road, Newton

15th August 2022 to 2nd September 2022

USEFUL INFORMATION FROM THE PARISH COUNCIL

Buses

It will not be possible for buses to follow their normal route. Severn Trent Water will ensure that the company is aware.

A reminder that Warwickshire Rural Community Council offer the ‘Back and 4th Dial a Ride’ minibus service into Rugby. To enquire about booking, call 01788 226000.

Refuse Collections

Rugby Borough Council have confirmed that collections will take place on the usual Monday collection day.

However, it may not be possible for the refuse freighter to access Pilgrims Lane. Therefore, residents are asked to put their bins at the Newton Road end of the Lane for collection.

Access to The Orchards may have to be via Silver Street, which is tight for a freighter. Residents (and those using the Village Hall) are asked to not park in Silver Street during the time Newton Road is closed.

Emergency Services

Parish Council Chair, Ian Davis, has met with PCSO Tony Winter to ensure that emergency services are aware of the road closure.

Temporary parking restrictions (police ‘No Waiting’ bollards) will be needed. Tony will get these delivered to the Village Hall next week for use when the road closure starts. They will prevent parking in Silver Street, part of the head of The Orchards and on a short stretch of Main Street (to ensure a swept path is available for large vehicles turning into Silver Street).

Urgent visits / carers visits

The water main is in the middle of Newton Road so the road must be closed and there is no possibility of vehicles being able to creep through. If anybody has urgent need for visits (from carers for example) then they should ensure that the provider is aware so that alternative arrangements can be made.

Royal Mail

The Post Office is aware and will maintain deliveries.

Other

The ‘development in the area’ mentioned in the letter is the Alcohol Distillery which has planning permission on Europark and is a very heavy consumer of water.