Village Life

 
Finding Information

Parish Council Noticeboard

Information about the Parish Council including agendas and minutes for meetings can be found on the noticeboard located in the Amenity Garden next to the Rose Inn.

 

Parish Council Website 

Explore this website to read about the work of the Parish Council, to see agendas and minutes for meetings and to find information about Willoughby.

 

Parish Newsletter

The Willoughby Monthly is the parish newsletter. It keeps residents up-to-date with local events and is distributed to each household during the last week of the month. Every issue of the newsletter can be found at https://willoughbyweb.net/wm/wm.html

 

Willoughby Monthly Facebook Page

Join the group and you will be able to share information and discuss events and issues with other members. Click https://www.facebook.com/groups/487074888135329/

 

willoughbyweb.net

As well as hosting the parish newsletter, this website provides information about the Willoughby Society and the village and has extensive archives about the history of Willoughby Parish. https://willoughbyweb.net/

Shops and Amenities

General Stores and Sub Post Offices

These can be found in Barby, Braunston and Dunchurch. Other shops and supermarkets can be found a little further afield in Daventry and Rugby.

 

Cafe

The cafe is situated on the A45 at the top of Main Street.

Car Wash

The car wash is next to the cafe on the A45,

Hairdressing

B Beautiful in Lower Street is a unisex hairdressing and beauty salon. For more information, go to https://www.bbeautifulrugby.co.uk/ or phone 01788 890889

 

The Rose Inn

The Rose Inn is situated on Main Street. For more information go to www.therosecountrypub.co.uk

 
Police and Neighbourhood Watch

​Police

Our Police Community Support Officer is PCSO 6137 David Banks and our Police Constable is PC 1450 Ashleigh Baker. They can be contacted on 01788 853851. This is the Safer Neighbourhood Team number so will reach a team member on duty quickly. The team also has an email address: rrs.snt@warwickshire.police.uk

 

Neighbourhood Watch

Rachel Settle (Co-ordinator) can be contacted by phone on 01788 890724 or 07885 501551, by email rachelsettle@btinternet.com or juststoves@btconnect.com 

 

Crime Prevention

Property marking is a deterrent to burglars and increases the likelihood of stolen items being recovered. Rachel Settle has the village property marking kit and can mark items for you. Contact her (see above) to arrange to take smaller items to her or a home visit in the village to mark bigger items.

 
Health and Wellbeing

Community First Responders

Leam Valley Community First Responders are volunteers who are trained by and work with West Midlands Ambulance Service giving up their free time to bridge the gap between a 999 call and the arrival of an ambulance. We cover Willoughby and the Leam Valley within the CV23 8 and part of the CV23 9 postcodes, Dunchurch and Stockton.

GPs

The NHS website has a ‘Find a GP’ option to help you choose a GP practice https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-GP. If you do not have access to the internet, telephone NHS Direct on 0845 4647. This is a 24 hour telephone helpline, providing health information and advice. 

Dentists

As with GP practices, the NHS website above also has a dental practice finder. 

https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-dentist

Pharmacies 

There are pharmacies in Dunchurch, Daventry, and at Sainsbury’s in Bilton on the way into Rugby.

 

Vets 

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons website will help you choose a practice http://findavet.rcvs.org.uk/home/

 
Village Hall

The Village Hall is available for hire for events and private functions to both residents and non residents. A small meeting room, whilst included in overall hire, can be hired separately at lower cost. The hall has a kitchen which is available for small scale catering but is not intended for large scale meal preparation. The hall is provided with wi-fi. For further information, a booking form and conditions of hire please go to

https://willoughbyweb.net/vh/vh.html

 
Clubs and Groups
Allotment Association

The Jubilee Allotment site is located off Lower Street, behind the village pond. If you would like to find out more about taking on a plot or going on the waiting list, please contact the Secretary, Leonie Tromans on 01788 890700. You can find out more about the Allotment Association at https://willoughbyweb.net/AA/allotments.html

 

Art Group

The Willoughby Art Group meets at the Village Hall on Tuesday mornings from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. New members are welcome. Classes are suitable for all levels of ability. The group uses many different media including watercolour, soft and oil pastels, acrylic, etc. For further information, email victoriaparsons51@gmail.com
 

The Willoughby Thursday Club

The Club meets in the Village Hall at 2.30 pm on the second Thursday of the month. The meetings include speakers, demonstrations and activities covering a wide variety of subjects. There are also monthly pub lunches and occasional outings. For more information, contact Jim Rowley on 01788 891 805.

 

The Willoughby Society

The Society arranges a programme of talks on subjects of interest to villagers, contributes to projects that enhance the village and its facilities, and arranges regular social events. It meets at the Village Hall on the last Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm. For more information contact Leonie Tromans on 01788 890700 or go to https://willoughbyweb.net/ws/ws.html

 

Willoughby Women’s Institute (WI)

A branch of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes. We meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the Village Hall and the group enjoys speakers on a variety of topics, outings and national events. The WI welcomes all ages and is a very friendly and relaxed group. Contact Lorraine by email graham.geddes879@btinternet.com or telephone 01788 890846 or go to www.warwickshirewi.org.uk

 

The Woolscott Flower Club

Our Club meets 9 times a year on the 1st Wednesday of the month (except July, August and January) at Willoughby Village Hall. Meetings start at 7.30 pm with guests and new members warmly welcomed from 7.00pm onwards. Our meetings usually consist of a floral demonstration followed by refreshments, while taking a closer look at the beautiful arrangements which are raffled after the demonstration. At least twice a year, we offer workshops to anyone who wishes to practise or improve their flower arranging skills. 

Visitor tickets are £5.00 at the door, with our annual membership fee offering good value at £30.

 
Sport and Keep Fit

Cricket Club

Willoughby Cricket Club welcomes new members, either playing or social. We have Men's teams which play on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays. A Ladies’ team that plays on Mondays. Youth teams U-11, U-13 and U-15 that play Tuesdays and Thursdays and, during the season, we also run coaching sessions for children aged from 6 to 16 yrs old. The club was established in 1901 and has excellent facilities, including a licensed bar. For further details, please email Matt Goss on matt.goss@royalmail.com or Karl Quinney on karl@karlquinney.co.uk or visit the website on http://www.willoughbycc.org.uk

 

Playing Field 

The village playing field, children’s play area and football pitch is located behind the Village Hall and Rose Inn. Access is from the drive to the left of the Rose Inn. Dogs are not allowed.

Pilates

Pilates is a low impact exercise class to help with balance, core strength, mobility and flexibility. Suitable for all. Two classes are held on a Monday evening from 6-7pm and 7-8pm in the Village Hall. For more information contact Val Taylor fitnesswithval@gmail.com or 07767 205047.

 

Popmo

A dance style keep-fit class held on Monday afternoons 2.30 - 3.30 in the Village Hall. Suitable for all and helps with flexibility, balance, coordination and general fitness. For more information call Lorraine on 01788 890846.

 

The Willoughby Darts Team

The team plays in the Rugby District Winter league, Thursday night, with home matches being played at The Rose Inn. Practice is on Monday nights, throughout the year, at Willoughby Cricket Club. New members are welcome, beginners included! Contacts: Club Captain: Eric Palmer, 01788 890531. Secretary: Rod Honess, 01788 890652 or email rodhoness@yahoo.co.uk

 
St Nicholas' Church

The church is situated at the end of Brooks Close, off Lower Street. The Priest-in-Charge is Reverend Philip Price and the church warden is Karen Nichols. Details of services and social activities as well as other information can be found on the church website https://www.stnicholaswilloughby.co.uk/, in the Willoughby Monthly and on the Willoughby Monthly Facebook page.

Willoughby Charities

Two local charities give grants for various purposes. The Willoughby Education Foundation awards grants to village residents under the age of 25 for extra curriculum educational activities and to schools attended by village students. This includes textbooks for further education, educational school trips, sports clubs, computers and music studies. Under the Willoughby Charity, a limited number of funds are available for discretionary grants for help with personal expenditure such as spectacles, dentures and other specialist items. For further information please email the clerk, Helen Heckford, at hheckford@icloud.com

 
 
Rubbish and Recycling

Waste collections vary depending on where you live in the parish. You can either go to Rugby Borough Council’s website and enter your postcode to find out when your bins will be collected or just ask a neighbour! Check your next bin day | Rugby Borough Council