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The Borough of Rugby is a
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with
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status in eastern
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Warwickshire
,
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England
. The borough comprises the town of Rugby where the council has its headquarters, and the rural areas surrounding the town. The borough has a population of 114,400 (2021). Of which, 78,125 live in Rugby itself and the remainder living in the surrounding areas. Aside from Rugby itself, more notable settlements include
Binley Woods Binley Woods is a suburban village and civil parishes in England, civil parish in Warwickshire, England. The village lies marginally beyond the eastern outskirts of Coventry, outside the city limits, formal city boundaries. Binley Woods is with ...
,
Brinklow Brinklow is a village and civil parish In England, a civil parish is a type of Parish (administrative division), administrative parish used for Local government in England, local government. It is a territorial designation which is the lowe ...
,
Clifton-upon-Dunsmore Clifton-upon-Dunsmore is a village and civil parish in the Rugby (borough), Rugby borough of Warwickshire in England on the north-eastern outskirts of Rugby, Warwickshire, Rugby, approximately from Rugby town centre. The population of the parish ...
,
Dunchurch Dunchurch is a large village and civil parish In England, a civil parish is a type of Parish (administrative division), administrative parish used for Local government in England, local government. It is a territorial designation which is ...

Dunchurch
,
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,
Monks Kirby Monks Kirby is a village and civil parish In England, a civil parish is a type of Parish (administrative division), administrative parish used for Local government in England, local government. It is a territorial designation which is the ...
,
Ryton-on-Dunsmore Ryton-on-Dunsmore is a village and civil parishes in England, civil parish in the Borough of Rugby, Warwickshire, situated 5.5 miles (8.8 km) southeast of Coventry and 7.5 miles (12.1 km) west of Rugby, England , Rugby, England. The United Kingd ...
, Stretton-on-Dunsmore and Wolston, and the new large development of Houlton. The borough stretches from
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Coventry
to the west, to the borders with
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and
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Leicestershire
to the east. It borders the Warwickshire
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districts
of
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to the south-west, Stratford to the south, and
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to the north-west. It includes a large area of the West Midlands Green Belt in the mostly rural area between Rugby and Coventry. Between 2011 and 2021, the population of Rugby borough saw a 14.3% increase from around 100,100 in to 114,400, meaning it has had the largest percentage increase in population of any local authority area in the
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since 2011.


History

The present borough was created on 1 April 1974 by the
Local Government Act 1972 The Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70) is an Act of Parliament, Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that reformed local government in the United Kingdom, local government in England and Wales on 1 April 1974. It was one of the most sig ...
. It was created by a merger of the
municipal borough Municipal boroughs were a type of local government district which existed in England and Wales between 1835 and 1974, in Northern Ireland from 1840 to 1973 and in the Republic of Ireland from 1840 to 2002. Broadly similar structures existed in S ...
of Rugby (which covered the town of Rugby) and the Rugby Rural District. The town of Rugby gained the status of an urban district in 1894. At the same time the Rugby Rural District was created covering the surrounding countryside. The town and rural district had separate councils, both based in Rugby. In 1932, Rugby's status was upgraded to that of a
municipal borough Municipal boroughs were a type of local government district which existed in England and Wales between 1835 and 1974, in Northern Ireland from 1840 to 1973 and in the Republic of Ireland from 1840 to 2002. Broadly similar structures existed in S ...
, and its boundaries expanded to include most of Bilton,
Brownsover Brownsover is a residential and commercial area of Rugby, Warwickshire Rugby is a market town in eastern Warwickshire, England, close to the River Avon, Warwickshire, River Avon. In the 2021 United Kingdom census, 2021 census its population was ...
,
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and Newbold-on-Avon.


Rugby Borough Council

The headquarters of Rugby Borough Council is based at Rugby Town Hall on Evreux Way in the town centre. The last elections to the council were held in 2022. One-third of council seats are elected every year, with one year without an election. The political makeup of the council in the past few elections has been:


Sub-divisions


Wards

The borough is divided into 16 wards, with 42
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s. For a list of wards in Rugby borough see List of wards in Rugby borough by population.


Parishes

The borough of Rugby has 41
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es mainly covering the rural areas of the borough. Rugby town is an
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and so does not have a separate
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. Here is a list of parishes in the borough, some of which contain several settlements. Where a parish contains more than one settlement these are listed in brackets: * Ansty, *
Binley Woods Binley Woods is a suburban village and civil parishes in England, civil parish in Warwickshire, England. The village lies marginally beyond the eastern outskirts of Coventry, outside the city limits, formal city boundaries. Binley Woods is with ...
, Birdingbury, Bourton and Draycote, Brandon and Bretford,
Brinklow Brinklow is a village and civil parish In England, a civil parish is a type of Parish (administrative division), administrative parish used for Local government in England, local government. It is a territorial designation which is the lowe ...
, Burton Hastings * Cawston, Church Lawford, Churchover,
Clifton-upon-Dunsmore Clifton-upon-Dunsmore is a village and civil parish in the Rugby (borough), Rugby borough of Warwickshire in England on the north-eastern outskirts of Rugby, Warwickshire, Rugby, approximately from Rugby town centre. The population of the parish ...
, Combe Fields, Copston Magna, Cosford, *
Dunchurch Dunchurch is a large village and civil parish In England, a civil parish is a type of Parish (administrative division), administrative parish used for Local government in England, local government. It is a territorial designation which is ...

Dunchurch
(incl: '' Toft'') * Easenhall * Frankton, * Grandborough * Harborough Magna * King's Newnham * Leamington Hastings (incl: '' Broadwell,
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'' & ''
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'')
, Little Lawford,
Long Lawford Long Lawford is a village and civil parish In England, a civil parish is a type of Parish (administrative division), administrative parish used for Local government in England, local government. It is a territorial designation which is the l ...
* Marton,
Monks Kirby Monks Kirby is a village and civil parish In England, a civil parish is a type of Parish (administrative division), administrative parish used for Local government in England, local government. It is a territorial designation which is the ...
, * Newton and Biggin * Pailton, Princethorpe *
Ryton-on-Dunsmore Ryton-on-Dunsmore is a village and civil parishes in England, civil parish in the Borough of Rugby, Warwickshire, situated 5.5 miles (8.8 km) southeast of Coventry and 7.5 miles (12.1 km) west of Rugby, England , Rugby, England. The United Kingd ...
* Shilton and Barnacle, Stretton Baskerville, Stretton-on-Dunsmore, Stretton-under-Fosse * Thurlaston, *
Wibtoft Wibtoft is a small village and civil parishes in England, civil parish in north-eastern Warwickshire, England. The village was originally within the civil parish of Claybrooke Magna in Leicestershire and is mostly an agriculture, agricultural com ...
, Willey, Willoughby, Withybrook, Wolfhampcote (incl: '' Flecknoe'' & '' Sawbridge''), Wolston,
Wolvey Wolvey is a village and civil parish, parish in Warwickshire, England. According to the United Kingdom Census 2011, 2011 census it had a population of 1,942, which increased to 2,121 at the United Kingdom Census 2021, 2021 census. The village is ...
.


References

{{DEFAULTSORT:Rugby, Borough of Non-metropolitan districts of Warwickshire Boroughs in England