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Over the course of three days, talented artistNatasha Awuku-Williams, will transform the blank canvas of a full-size piano into a magical piece of musical artwork. Rugby Central will be providing the stage and backdrop for the transformation and shoppers will be able to watch the artist as she works, from Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 June(10am to 4pm). Once complete the brightly coloured piano will be temporarily installed in Rugby Central and passers-by – amateurs and […]

As the ‘Great British Spring Clean’ comes to a close, Rugby First’s Cleaning team, have asked residents, businesses and visitors to continue to support the team’s efforts to keep the town centre clean throughout the year. The two-week initiative, organised by ‘Keep Britain Tidy’, ran from the 25 March to 10 April, and encourages people to improve and look after the environment on their doorstep. Rugby First’s cleaning team, work Monday to Saturday six days a week throughout […]

To promote ‘Global Recycling Day’ and sustainability, Rugby First in partnership with Rugby Borough Counciland Rugby Unwrapped, will celebrate by launching a new reusable shopping bag and cup made from recycled materials. Both products will be on display in the marketplace on Friday 18th March (Global Recycling Day), between 11am and 4pm, and feature striking artwork, by Destruction Arts, who will also be there on the day. The eco-friendly bags are made from 70% recycled cotton, using off cuts and […]

Rugby First is launching a free Business Savings Programme to help and support town centre businesses recover from the pandemic. The scheme will enable businesses to identify where they can save money on core costs such as gas, water, electricity, telecommunications, insurance, pest control and merchant fees. The new service, offered to levy paying town centre businesses, will be launched on Friday 4 February, at Rugby Central, between 10am and 4pm, in partnership with Place Support Partnership Ltd. Jo Kemp, Rugby First Operations Director, said: “As we are all fully aware it has been […]

Town centre businesses have backed Rugby First Business Improvement District (BID) for another five-year term, following a successful ballot. This gives Rugby First a mandate to continue their CCTV, Town Rangers, cleaning, marketing and event services and will bring an estimated £4 million investment into the town centre. For any BID ballot to be successful, […]

Rugby First will launch the competition to find the finest festive display on Friday 4 December and in a change from previous years is asking Rugby locals and shoppers to vote for their favourites.The competition is open to all retailers, and there is a top prize of £500 advertising with Muddy Stilettos lifestyle blog for […]

Another week of great live chat on Afternoon Delight with Dutch Van Spall. This week 27-29th May features Tom Donald – the founder of the London Contemporary School of Piano, star of the Michael McIntyre Show – Leanne Jeffers in conversation with Nicky Newman about her new EP “Lioness”, and Dutch’s weekly look at the […]

With more than fifty different businesses in the town centre able to operate during the coronavirus lockdown, stay at home and let Rugby’s retailers come to you! That is the call from Rugby First, who are encouraging Rugby to support the town’sretailers by continuing to shop local, as for every £1 spent with a local, […]




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