Volunteers hope to bring Hillmorton together via new community noticeboard - The Rugby Observer

Volunteers hope to bring Hillmorton together via new community noticeboard

HILLMORTON residents celebrated a new community hub when a new notice board was installed.

The new community sign, based at the shopping parade in High Street, was organised by Friend of East Rugby Group (FERG), funded by the County Councillor Grant Fund and installed by Rugby Borough Council in co-operation with the Hillmorton Greens Association.

FERG volunteers gathered on a rainy Saturday to watch Mayor Belinda Garcia cut the ribbon.

She said: “I am sure it will be a great asset and a wonderful piece of community collaboration, especially with organisations like the Women’s Institute involved.”




Among the volunteers was FERG chair Jim Ellis and his youngest son Henry – who handed out sweets to passers-by.

Jim said: “The group is so proud to have worked with everyone, volunteers all, to make this sign happen.


“The sign is to advertise community gatherings that strengthen our community, get people talking, connect people and remove loneliness.

“I’d like to offer a huge special thank you to the Mayor for her support today, I’d like to thank the County Council Grant Fund, the tireless volunteers, council staff and last but not least a thank you also to the Red Lion pub for simply being a great host on a wet day.”

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