Rugby Area Information

Meet the Localities & Partnerships Rugby Area Team

  • Charles Barlow  –  Area Team Manager (Rugby Borough)
  • Jennifer McCabe  –  Localities and Communities Officer (Rugby Borough)
  • Aqeel Kapasi  –  Community Development Worker (Rugby Town Priority Neighbourhoods)
  • Rob Sabin  –  Community Development Worker (Overslade, Rugby Town Centre and Cattlemarket)
  • Asmaa Ahmedabadi  –  Service Support Officer
  • Stephanie Sharrott – Area Administrative Assistant

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Community Events and Meetings

Upcoming events

A free family play morning has been organised to give residents in Benn division an opportunity to talk to their local county councillor Alan Webb and their local Warwickshire Police safer neighbourhood team. The play morning on Friday 22nd February from 10am to 12 noon is being supported by the Rugby Borough Council Play Rangers who are providing activities and the Family Information Service who will be there to offer information and advice.

It takes place at Warwickshire College’s Rugby campus in Technology Drive. For more information email

Free family play morning 22/02/19 (PDF, 1.17 MB)


Rural Rugby: Sowing the Seeds for a Stronger Rural Community – Wolston Leisure and Community Centre, Manor View, CV8 3GT on Friday 1 st March, 9.30am to 12.30pm

An information and networking event for anyone living or working in the rural areas of Rugby borough. Come along to listen to interesting talks and meet local groups and organisations. Drop in between 9.30am and 12.30pm, everyone welcome. Booking advised but not essential at

Warwickshire County Council: What Can We Do For You? – Rugby Library, Little Elborow St, Rugby CV21 3BZ on Wednesday 13 March, 9:00, to 12:00.

Call in to find out about the range of services Warwickshire County Council offers. Drop in any time, everyone welcome! For more information email

Community Organising training for community groups in Rugby – Friday 7 June

A free training day for community groups in Rugby. More details to follow.

Notes from Community Meetings

Fosse Community Get Together – Newton Village Hall on 18th October 2018 – Notes (pdf, 187 Kb)

Grants and Funding

  • The WCC Councillors Grant Fund 2018-19 has now closed. The next round of funding will be launched on 6 May 2019. Full details will be posted on our grants webpage.
  • For further information regarding Rugby Borough Council grants: Rugby Borough Council Grants

Community Development

The community development team work in five targeted neighbourhoods in Rugby:

  • Brownsover
  • Newbold
  • Rugby Town Centre
  • Cattlemarket
  • Overslade

Drop-in sessions

Need information? Notice any issues? Got any ideas? Want to get involved? Come along to one of the drop-in sessions.

If you’re a new worker in the area looking to make new contacts or a member of the public looking for information on local services, please do call in to see us at these drop-ins.

Drop-ins are currently running in Brownsover and Newbold. Details can be found on the Drop-ins for Information, Advice or Support poster in the Information section below.

Networking lunches

Networking lunches run throughout the year in all five priority neighbourhoods for local community groups and voluntary sector organisations. These events are an opportunity to make new contacts, share information about current projects and identify possible partnership working opportunities.

We also organise annual networking events for the leaders of community parent and toddler groups, the leaders of older people’s groups in Rugby, and community and voluntary sector organisations in Rugby town centre.

Upcoming events include:

  • Networking Lunch for Newbold – Friday 15 February
  • Please get in touch if you would like to attend any of the above events.


The community development team has a number of resources available for community groups to borrow to support their activities: CURRENTRugbycookingresources (pdf, 979 Kb)

Rugby Event Resources (pdf, 516 Kb)



 We produce a number of information emails which are outlined below. Please email if you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive any of these. You can unsubscribe at any time.

  • Community Information Update – 8-page document outlining community development activity, community news and events from the five priority neighbourhoods, events, activities and training in wider Rugby, and useful organisations, resources, funding opportunities and consultations across Warwickshire (most recent edition is below)
  • Welfare Reform Resources – fortnightly email with attachments on the following subjects: Benefits, Finances & Budgeting, Wellbeing, Mental Health & Safeguarding, Advice & Advocacy, Practical Support, Computers, Jobs & Training, Housing & Fuel Poverty
  • Family Support – Community information related to families and young people, sent out five times per year with attachments
  • Older People – Community information related to older people, sent out three times per year with attachments
  • Community Food – Food Budgeting, Edible Gardening, Community Cooking and Health Eating, sent out three times per year with attachments


Here are some useful leaflets and posters about community services across Rugby which are regularly updated. These leaflets provide useful information about local organisations, groups and agencies that provide activities, advice, and services which may support you. We provide the information for you in good faith and make every effort to keep it accurate and up to date but we cannot guarantee this and so it is your responsibility to check the accuracy of the information before use. Some of the information may be provided by a third party or have links to external sites. We are not responsible for this content and, again, you need to satisfy yourself that the information is correct.

For further information, contact Rob Sabin or Aqeel Kapasi in the Rugby community development team:

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Rugby Area Information was last updated on February 13, 2019.