A 'Perfect Storm' of poverty is brewing in Rugby
Click here to read the Hope4 Media Release for April 2013
Hope4 AGM Saturday 2nd Feb
Dear Friends and Supporters of Hope 4 (Rugby) Ltd,
Further to the notification in our December newsletter this is to remind you that the Hope 4 (Rugby) Ltd AGM will take place on Saturday February 2nd at 10.30 in the John Lees Hall on Regent Place. The AGM will include the annual appointment of Directors including three proposed new ones. We very much hope that you will be able to attend.
Mrs Lilian Francis (Company Secretary) for and on behalf of the Directors of Hope 4 (Rugby) Ltd.
Click here for the Agenda for the AGM
Rugby Winter Shelter planned for December 2012 to March 2013
In partnership with the National Housing Justice Coalition and Hope4, several local churches will work together to provide beds for the night over the winter for homeless people. Please see the Winter Shelter page for more information and to volunteer to help out.
Planning Application Refused November 2012
Over the course of 2012 we have been fund-raising towards the purchase of a new Hope Centre at the same time as submitting a planning application for a building we consider to be ideal for this. A copy of the brochure, we have produced and of our correspondence with the Council's Development Team and Planning Committee over recent months, are on the Future Plans page.
On Wednesday November 7th we heard that our application had been refused by a majority decision of the Rugby Borough Council Planning Committee:
Reason for Refusal: The proposed change of use would result in an intensification of activity in and around the property and due to close proximity and relationship of the proposal with adjacent properties is such that by reason of noise and general disturbance it would be detrimental to the amenities that the occupiers of those properties could reasonably expect to continue to enjoy. The proposal is therefore contrary to Policy CS16 of the RB Core Strategy and the guidance within paragraph 17 of the Nat. Planning Pol. framework which seeks to ensure that the amenities of existing and future neighbouring occupiers are safeguarded.
The Directors are of course disappointed that Hope 4's application to develop 17 Lawford Road as the new Hope Centre was refused. We are currently weighing up options for the future and will keep you all informed. Thank you for your interest and prayers,
Meanwhile the new Hope Centre building fund remains open. If you are able to give towards it please kindly use the donate button on the Home page. Thank you. The Directors of Hope 4 (Rugby) Ltd.
Rugby Foodbank is being set up in March 2012
Rugby foodbank is due to open 19th March 2012
The first distribution centres will be at New Life Church in Railway Terrace and Christ Church Brownsover in Bow Fell
For more details please see the web site: http://rugby.foodbank.org.uk/