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Plans for town centre churchyard revamp to go on display

Rugby Editorial 13th Mar, 2019 Updated: 18th Mar, 2019   0

RUGBEIANS are being invited to have their say on plans to conserve and refresh a historic open space in the town centre.

A project to revamp the Holy Trinity Churchyard, off Church Street, has been launched by the Friends of St Andrew’s Gardens.

Holy Trinity Church was built in 1854 as a chapel of ease for the nearby St Andrews Church in Church Street.

It closed in 1974 and was controversially demolished in 1983, with the site being used for retirement flats. Only the church’s gate survives, dedicated to members of the congregation who were victims of the First World War.

The remaining churchyard still has a connection to St Andrews as John Moultrie, late Rector of the church and of Rugby, is buried there.

Ward councillor for the area Coun Neil Sandison (Eastlands) is urging residents to have their say over the site’s future.

He said: “The aim is to get the churchyard refurbished and replanted to be established as a recreational space for the growing population of town centre residents and visitors to Rugby.

“We hope more residents will get involved and help restore this popular town centre walk and seating area.”

Plans will be on display at St Andrew’s Church on Saturday April 6 between 10am and 3pm. Alternatively, email [email protected] to get involved.


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