Play Area design

Please see the attached images for the final design of the new play area at Fetherston recreation ground. Coming in 2022.

Warwickshire Free mature driver reviews

This week, Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership are focusing on our mature driver reviews. The mature driver review is funded by WCC and is an hour-long bespoke session, tailored to the individuals needs with an approved driving instructor. The assessment is particularly suited to drivers 70 + with over twenty years of driving experience.

They recently issued a press release to help promote and raise awareness of the Mature Driver Reviews and encourage Warwickshire Residents to participate in this initiative:

Parish Office Opening Times

The Parish Office will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30am till 13.30pm. (Subject to annual leave and offsite meetings.)

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,