Following a successful kick-off meeting (see below), our next step is to clarify our vision and how to take our project forward - a plan!
We will be meeting in the Town Hall on August 16th, 7pm. This will be the initial opportunity to set the vision and direction that this project will take, so come along and have your say!
All are welcome to join, but please confirm your attendance by completing this form or emailing us (due to security arrangements at the Town Hall, only people listed as attending will be allowed entry).
Up for discussion will be:
a name for our project
creation of a steering group
agreement on what we want the space to be used for
a shortlist of possible locations
which organisations we will look to partner with, and how to manage those relationships
outline a plan of action!
Kick Off Meeting 25th July 2023
Who can be involved?
The first meeting is open to all members of the public, businesses, local groups and officials.
What will be the outcome of this first meeting?
We hope to initially bring as many people and ideas in as possible. The intention is that this will result in the formation of a steering group or committee who will then be able to drive this project forward, creating their own vision, objectives and roles.
How could it be funded?
Initial funding may come from a range of sources: Rugby Borough Council has funding for use in projects that contribute to climate action; grants may also be applied for from national organisations; local businesses may also wish to sponsor a project like this. The centre would have opportunity to generate its own income too.
Is this the same as the 'Fargo Village' idea that has been discussed recently?
Recently there has been talk about a community led commercial small business area in Rugby, similar to Fargo Village in Coventry. These two concepts have been created separately, however there are some clear similarities. It should be open for discussion as to whether these projects aim to cooperate or pursue their own aims separately.
What sort of things could the 'hub' be used for?
This will be one of the main topics for discussion, but ideas that have been floated include:
source of info and advice for sustainable living, home energy efficiency, etc
community food sharing
community meetings, activities
performances and film showings
provide education opportunities for children and groups
base for community outreach projects
plastic free shopping
base for local crafts