Rugby's first free community car park has opened!
24th February 2011
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A group of pro-active residents have created the first free community car park in Rugby.


Residents of New Bilton joined together to create a community group named reNEW and transform a derelict site into a fantastic community facility.


The land, situated on the corner of Rowland Street and Edward Street, was previously occupied by a derelict garage and was a local eye sore but it is now both a smart area and a useful facility, helping to ease congestion on the terraced roads of New Bilton.


Rugby Borough Council owns the land but reNEW will manage all aspects of running the car park and funding will come from the Cemex Rugby Benevolent Fund and the Indian Community Centre. 


The car park provides spaces for ten vehicles; height restrictors and barriers are in place to prevent commercial vehicles and caravans being parked and a security camera and additional street lamp have been added.


Councillor, Leigh Hunt said: "This car park is the first of its kind in Rugby and is a great example of the Big Society, with residents volunteering to manage and run the site... The council is committed to helping our communities to help themselves and this is a prime example of that idea in action."

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