Rugby First, in conjunction with Rugby Borough Council, are conducting a study into Rugby market. We want to ensure that it offers the products, quality and service that its customers value, and acts as an asset to Rugby town centre.
We would like to hear your opinions about the market and the impact that it has on your own business. Please follow this link to complete a short survey about the market by Sunday 22 March.
The new £20 bank note has been introduced, featuring the artist JMW Turner. This is the third polymer note issued by the Bank of England, that includes several security features such as two see-through windows and a two colour foil which make it very difficult to counterfeit.
If you are worried about counterfeit notes and would like more information on the new security features to look out for, ask a Ranger for a copy of the Business Banknote Checking brochure for peace of mind.
Rugby took 15th place in a recent survey by the Halifax on the 50 Best Places To Live in the UK. The survey looked at strong exam results, high life expectancy, excellent health and happiness scores and high average earnings. Our town was one of only three locations in the West Midlands to be included in the league table – beating Warwick which was placed 20th.
Warwickshire County Council has announced that Rugby’s economy is
growing much faster than the national average. Data shows that Rugby is the
third largest economy in Warwickshire and that the town’s economy had grown by
30% since 2009. The town’s performance across measures such as business
start-ups and employment are also bucking the national trend. In addition,
Rugby makes up 44% of the total of Warwickshire’s transport and logistics
sector and is also seeing strong growth in manufacturing and engineering.
Knives and forks at the
ready! Rugby’s first food and drink website will soon be live. Taste
Rugby celebrates our town’s food and drink offer and will serve up the latest
news, events, offers and reviews. It will also include a comprehensive listing
of venues and be the first place where we launch exciting campaigns like Rugby
Restaurant Week and the Real Ale Trail.
Rugby First is delighted to unveil
latest weapon in tackling the fight against dirt and grime in the town centre.
We have taken delivery of The Glutton® which is the world’s most advanced urban electric vacuum as part
of our continued commitment to keeping Rugby town centre clean and welcoming.
The Glutton will enable us to
provide extensive deep cleaning in problem or hard to reach areas, like
pavement cracks, gutters and underneath street furniture. The electric cart can
work for up to nine hours before it needs to be re-charged, it has a large container
to collect litter, a long extendable nozzle to reach into cracks and there are
no carbon emissions.