Our Operations Director Rich Warren says: “Although it has been stressful and unpredictable few months, the coronavirus lockdown has shown us just how powerful the town centre community can be when we all collaborate together. Most notably on the temporary road changes in the town centre, where our levy payers successfully argued the case for the removal of the controversial traffic system.

“Assisting with businesses COVID-secure measures so that they could reopen safely has been a huge focus for us over the last four months. I would like to thank Rugby First’s team of CCTV operatives, Rangers and cleaners that have not stopped throughout this awful situation, keeping our town and businesses safe and clean, as well as supporting those businesses that were able to trade.

“Now that more businesses have reopened we are seeing just how flexible and innovative they have been in adapting to COVID-19, from introducing new collection and delivery services to boosting their digital presence to welcome both existing and new customers.  

“The virus has not gone away, so we all still need to do our bit to keep ourselves and our customers safe, none the less and we will be working hard to support you and to create a welcoming environment in the town centre.”