Recreation Ground Play Area

Carriage Resurfacing Works

Carriageway resurfacing works will take place along A4071 Blue Boar Flyover, Rugby (near McDonalds), between B4453 Straight Mile and A4071 Rugby Road.

The programmed start date is 01/09/2021 and the works are expected to be completed by 08/09/2021. The works will be undertaken overnight only between 20:00 hours and 06:00 hours. Diversion signposts will be in place.

Parish Council play equipment tender

The parish council is advertising for companies to tender for installation of new play equipment and removal of existing play equipment. Please follow the link below to access all information:

Link to tender documents

Provost Williams Nursery

Letter of Condolence- HRH Duke of Edinburgh

Ryton on Dunsmore Parish Council was deeply saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh and send our sincerest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and her family.

Floral tributes may be laid or observed during normal opening hours at Caldecott Park. Residents are asked to keep 2m apart from anyone they don’t live with.

A book of condolence has been opened for residents to add their own messages. This can be done via or post your tribute to Rugby Borough Council, Town Hall, Rugby, CV21 2RR

Advance notice of road closure

Highways England have approved works to be carried out in the central reservation at the right turn to Church Road to improve the situation regarding reduced visibility that arises each year.

The right turn to Church Road and lane 2 closures of both sides of the A45 will take place from 6th April to 10th April and 12th April to 16th April inclusive between 8am and 5pm. (This includes access to Church Road from High Street)Traffic will be diverted to toll bar island during this time.

Replanting this area will improve the situation on a long term basis and reduce the need for emergency works to be carried out, due to the danger when the central reservation becomes overgrown.

Ryton-On-Dunsmore Neighbourhood Plan Referendum 6th May 2021

What is the Neighbourhood Plan?

The Localism Act of 2011 introduced the concept of Neighbourhood Plans.  These Plans give local communities a much greater opportunity to influence future development in their areas.

In 2017, Ryton-on-Dunsmore Parish Council embarked on the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan to give Parish residents the opportunity to say what development within the Parish should look like, and to be involved in shaping the future of the Parish in which they live. This Plan will be used by Rugby Borough Council when deciding on planning applications in the Parish.

The Plan was developed by the local community, rather than the Local Planning Authority (Rugby Borough Council), and after extensive local consultation to ensure it accurately reflects the wishes of Parish residents, the Plan was finally completed last year.  Unfortunately, due to the pandemic we were unable to hold a referendum at the time.  Having been delayed for a year, this final ratification stage will now go ahead this year on 6th May 2021.

During week commencing 22nd March polling cards will be issued to residents in the Parish to vote on the Neighbourhood Plan…the countdown has started!

What question is on the ballot paper?

‘Do you want Rugby Borough Council to use the Ryton-on-Dunsmore Neighbourhood Plan to help it decide planning applications in the Ryton-on-Dunsmore Neighbourhood Area?’

What would a YES vote mean?

If a simple majority vote YES to the Plan in the Referendum, it will become part of the statutory Development Plan for the District. Any planning decisions and conditions e.g. on housing and the environment, within our Parish must be made with reference to our Neighbourhood Plan.

What would a NO vote mean?

If a simple majority vote NO to the Plan, the local protections and conditions stated in the Policies will not apply and Rugby Borough Council will make planning decisions based upon Rugby-wide and national policies.

Where can I get more information to help me decide?

Go to the following webpage:

Ryton-on-Dunsmore Neighbourhood Plan | Rugby Borough Council

If you would like a personal hard copy of the plan, please contact the Parish Clerk, Lindsay,



Dog Theft Advice

Please see the message received from Inspector Allison Wiggin for the Rural Crime Team:

We understand there are concerns being voiced by our communities, particularly on social media, around dogs being stolen, and that nationally there has been an increase in reported dog thefts.

Inspector Allison Wiggin, force lead for Rural Crime, said: “In February, we have had two reported dog thefts and one attempted, which have involved both pet and working dogs. Enquiries are currently ongoing with those investigations.”

“We never underestimate the devastating impact the theft of a cherished pet can be to both the owner and the animal, and while it is still a rare crime, it’s sadly something we are seeing an increase in nationally.

“The Rural Crime Team has also seen a small increase in reports of suspected suspicious behaviour, which may be due to increased vigilance from owners. While these reports can sometimes turn out to be purely innocent, we would still rather be made aware. So if you do see or hear anything, even if you feel it may be innocuous, please let us know.”

“We are doing all we can to prevent offences and investigate those which have taken place. Please see our advice and if you do see any suspicious activity, report it to us.”

Dog theft advice:

* Ensure your dog is microchipped, your contact details are up to date and they have an ID tag.
* Have clear photos of your dog/s showing any identifiable marks, in case you need them for identification purposes.
* Do not leave your dog tied up outside a shop or unattended in a car.
If you do let your dog off a lead, keep them close to you, always within sight and ensure they have good recall.
* Ensure your property is secure and do not leave your dog unattended in the garden.
* Where possible, buddy up with a friend when going out for a walk. Vary where you walk, including the times and locations, and ensure you adhere to government Covid guidance.
* Be careful what you post on social media, especially if you have puppies, and ensure your privacy settings are up-to-date.
* Consider a GPS tracker collar.
* If you are thinking of buying a dog, ensure it is from a reputable breeder or centre. If you are buying a dog online or through social media, please consider where the pet has come from and ensure that it is being purchased legally.

The Blue Cross website has a wide range of advice on how to prevent theft of dogs and steps to take if this happens.

Road Closure

Leamington Road will be closed on the evening of the 8th March 2021 between 8pm and 6am on the 9th March.

This closure is required to enable urgent carriageway repairs and associated works to be carried out.

Local Transport plan consultation

Warwickshire County Council’s consultation with residents is now live as the Council seeks views of residents and businesses to help refresh the Council’s Local Transport Plan.

The current Local Transport Plan is scheduled to go through until 2026 but is now felt to be outdated due to a number of factors, notably the shift in attitudes towards fighting climate change and the response to Covid-19.

The initial consultation will be categorised into five themes with residents and businesses being invited to give their views around them.  These are:

  • Environment: How the refreshed plan can encourage and promote sustainable travel
  • Economy: How it will provide the infrastructure to attract and retain investment into the county
  • Place:  How it will help to create an attractive place
  • Wellbeing: How the stress of being on the transport network can be alleviated
  • Road safety: How road accidents and casualties can be reduced.

Following the consultation and analysis of its findings, Cabinet will be asked to approve the drafting of a revised plan which will also go to consultation before going to the County Council for approval prior to being published in 2022.

The consultation can be found here .