Besides preparing for our upcoming events in June and working to finalise The Pleasance Garden with our long-awaited noticeboard, we've also taken some time to update the Rugby Food Gardens map. Just one way in which we are trying to link up the various excellent growing projects and communities around the borough. Take a look, and if you know of onw which we have missed you can add it by filling in the form.
Annual General Meeting Reports
The AGM was held at The Grosvenor Hotel on Thursday 28th April. It was great to review our achievements over the last 12 months and to reflect that, despite the challenges, we are making progress towards our vision "To transition Rugby and the surrounding area and community towards a sustainable and ethical future, resilient to the challenges posed by climate change and the impact of human activities on the environment." Alex presented a summary of the last year (below) and Becca reported on finances which are in good shape. Finally, officers were elected as follows:
Chair - Carrie Pailthorpe
Vice-chair - Neil Sandison
Treasurer - Becca Stevenson
Secretary - Alex Becker
The complete meeting minutes and reports can be found on the AGM 2022 page.
Upgraded Edible Garden Launched!
The Pleasance Herb Garden is officially up and running again, thanks to the work of a dozen volunteers and funding from WCC's Green Shoots Fund. In our first planting session, we have added several fruit bushes in addition to returning the variety of herbs that were there before. These will now be easily accessed from the raised beds, for anyone to help themselves. There will be regular planting and maintenance sessions in the future, you can find out more here.
We hope that we will soon also be installing a community noticeboard in the same place, which will be primarily for promoting green and environmental going-on within the Borough.
27th January 2022
First Meeting of the Year
Our first meeting back in the new year was greeted with several new faces - a big thank you to those who joined us and we hope to see more next month!
Full minutes can be viewed here, but some highlights of the meeting included:
Initial planning discussion of an 'Eco Fayre' to take place in late April/early May time - several organisations from around Rugby are interested
Work on the Pleasance Herb Garden due to start this week
Suggestions for further developments to the Viaduct Mound area follwing on from last year's successful tree planting