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Is flood risk really increasing?  The short answer is yes!  In their latest State of the UK Climate Report, the Royal Meteorological Society state that ‘For the most recent decade, UK summers have been on average 15% wetter than 1981–2010 and UK winters have been 11% wetter.’    The size of the future risk is significant too, with...

A new website has been launched as part of Rugby’s commitment to go “net zero”. The site was created following Rugby’s Climate Summit in September and has been launched as the international COP26 climate summit gets underway. It will be used to help Rugby’s communities to share information and tips as residents, businesses, public agencies and voluntary and community organisations all do their...

WORK looks set to start on a major expansion of Rugby's Park Connector Network. The council has secured a £75,000 grant from the Veolia Environmental Trust to push ahead with plans to create a pathway network linking Lower Hillmorton Road to Lansdowne Place and Fleet Crescent, Whinfield Recreation Ground, Whinfield Wood and Whinfield Cemetery. The work includes raising, resurfacing and...

The first ever summit on addressing climate change in the borough of Rugby took place on 18 September, with keynote presentations from the business, voluntary and community sectors. The summit, which was chaired by Cllr Seb Lowe, Leader of Rugby Borough Council, tackled waste disposal and energy, sustainable transport, and biodiversity, with an additional view from the community sector. In...