Business leaders in Rugby have
been putting their heads together to come up with plans to improve the
Eighty delegates representing
business, commerce and local interest groups came up with ideas to
help the town thrive.
They have called for a hotel
in the town centre and long-term tourist attractions.
Other areas earmarked for
improvement at the meeting at the Benn Hall were the safety and
security of the town centre, improving shops and leisure activities on
offer and getting a big-name store.
The people at the meeting were
given the results of a six-month review of the key factors affecting
Rugby Borough Council chief
executive Diane Colley said the session had worked well, with the
delegates splitting up into groups to focus on specific issues.
“Our objective is to
produce another set of detailed action plans for both the short and
the long term and to commit both the Council and the Town Centre
Partnership to their achievement.
“The evening was a great
success and with the level of commitment and interest clearly
visible on the night, we can now move forward in partnership to make
our town both vital and viable in the long-term.”
Town Centre Manager Robin
“I was absolutely
delighted with the turn-out and the focused and business-like
approach adopted by all those who attended.
“We now have a solid brief
and with the views of the general public, gathered via in-depth
market research last year, we now have information we require to go
forward with confidence.”