Last week I had family down, and we went to a few places to entertain the kids, such as Kenilworth Castle, the National Space Centre in Leicester and Twycross Zoo.
Nearer to home, we also took them to the Rugby Museum and Art Centre, and to the Big Apple Bowling Alley (which would be great if the management put a few more staff on). While out and about, I noticed a couple of flyers for local ‘portal’ sites:
AboutMyArea – saw this in the Green Olive Cafe in town. The site has business listings (even though it’s based on the CV21 postcode, it does cover CV22 and CV23 as well, which is all of Rugby and much of the surrounding area).
thebestofrugby – the leaflets for this were in the Big Apple bowling alley. It seems similar to AboutMyArea, but without quite as much interaction.
Both are businesses, and both are reliant on companies paying for advertising to keep going. As small businesses in the area need al the help they can get at the moment, this is at least a good way to see which companies are recommended, and to find out where things are so you don’t have to travel to Coventry or further afield.