About Our Village

Ryton-on-Dunsmore is a village situated in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside between Coventry, Rugby and Royal Leamington Spa. It is very conveniently located for commuting to the nearby towns and cities as the A45 dual carriageway is on the doorstep.

The 2011 census shows Ryton is home to approximately 1,813 people with 728 households. It is perhaps best known historically as the home of the Peugeot Factory. Peugeot closed operations at the site and the factory was demolished in 2007. There is now new development, by ProLogis, on-going on the site, which will hopefully stimulate new jobs and attract new recruits to help rejuvenate the village. For more information on this new site and to see photographs of the site throughout its development see ProLogis Park Ryton website.

What’s Here?

Ryton has everything you would expect and need in a village as well as some useful extras. Everything you need is within easy reach. This page aims to give a brief introduction to some of these excellent facilities and features. If you can think of anything we’ve missed off that would help fellow villagers, please contact us.

Community Activities

One of the best things about the village is the great community spirit, with the Village Hall, School and Church at the centre of activities including many Clubs & Groups. There are also a great many Green Spaces in and around the village.

In 2011 / 12 the Parish Council commissioned a questionnaire, which was distributed to all households. The results (Parish Plan Report) provided the basis of our Parish Plan.

Ryton Gardens

Ryton Gardens, the UK’s leading organic growing charity, has a 10-acre (40,000 m²) demonstration garden dedicated to organic gardening in the village. You can relax and walk around the beautiful gardens, have lunch in the award winning café or visit the shop which has a great selection of plants and gardening essentials, as well as a large choice of organic food, wine groceries and gifts.

Pubs, Shops and Services

Ryton has a very well equipped Co-operative convenience store, including a 24/7 free cashpoint machine, which is situated on the junction of High Street and Warren Field Road.

Ryton also has a hairdressers, two pubs, Chinese take away, butchers, post office (part-time within Village Hall) and friendly taxi firm. You will find details for these and other businesses in our Village Directory.

Local Services

Doctors

Ryton residents are served by either Wolston Surgery or Stretton on Dunsmore Surgery. Contact details below

Dr W A Ducharme & Dr A L Ducharme

The Surgery
School Street
Wolston
Coventry
CV8 3HG
02476 542192
www.wolstonsurgery.co.uk

Brookside Surgery

Stretton on Dunsmore
Rugby
CV23 9NH
02476 542525
www.brooksidesurgery.co.uk

First Reponders

In Ryton we are fortunate to be covered by the Bubbenhall First Responders, dealing with life-threatening, emergency, medical calls within our community. They provide vital ‘first-person-on-scene’ assistance to people who are ill or injured prior to the arrival of the ambulance crew.

Whilst we have our own First Responder in the village, any of the members will be despatched to you as part of a ‘Category A’ emergency 999 the West Midlands Ambulance Service deems to be “Serious and/or life threatening” (more information on how it works).

Bus Links

There are four bus routes that pass through Ryton-on-Dunsmore.

538 from Princethorpe to Leamington Spa
548 from Stretton on Dunsmore to Leamington Spa
580 from Bourton on Dunsmore to Coventry
580 from Coventry to Rugby

More details of the times and routes.

Village Minibus

The Community Minibus is available for use by anyone in the village. It will seat 17 people (including the driver) and the driver does not need a special licence to drive it.

It is fully covered with insurance and breakdown assistance and drivers need to be between 25 years and 70 years of age with no more than 6 points on their license. The cost is 60p per mile which includes the fuel.

For more information contact Roger Mitchell (Chairman) 02476 302859 or to make your booking contact Doug Warr, 1 Warren Close, 02476 306895.

100 Club

In order to raise funds for the Village Minibus we have the 100 Club, which is a monthly lottery draw of 220 members who each pay £4 per month. The draws pay out over £7000 in prize money over the year, culminating in the November draw where the lucky winners share £4200 between them in time for Christmas.

If you would like to support your minibus by joining the 100 Club please contact John Dixon, 46 Church Road, 02476 301417.

Library

The closest library is in Wolston, the next village along. It can be found on Warwick Road, Wolston, CV8 3GX. It offers a wide selection and is well worth a visit. You can call them on 02476 542513 for more details and opening times.

There is also a mobile Library van which visits the village from the Southam Library every third Thursday. This make two stops, which are:

High Street, 13:50 to 14:10
Leamington Road, 14:15 to 14:30

PCSO

Rytons  PCSO is Matt Havelock who looks after the residents. You will regularly see Matt patrolling the area, he will be happy to talk to you about any concern you may have. He can be contacted on 01788 853851. or email matthew.havelock@warwickshirepolice.pnn.police.uk