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  • Richard Dodd and Jerry Roodhouse
    Article: Aug 22, 2016
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    We are pleased to announce that the Warwickshire County Council Councillor Grant Fund 2016-17 for Rugby Town East (Eastlands, Paddox and Hillmorton) is now open for applications - the closing date is Friday 30 September 2016.

    The Grant Fund is aimed at community and voluntary organisations and provides funding for small-scale projects that meet local priorities. Councillors Jerry Roodhouse and Richard Dodd are the County Councillors for the Eastlands, Paddox and Hillmorton. Funding decisions will be based on a scored application process and the local priorities identified for the area.

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    Article: Aug 22, 2016
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    A consultation has opened on the future of the Warwickshire Employment Support Team (WEST) and the impact of Warwickshire County Council's (WCC) savings target of £92 million from 2014-2018. As part of the council's financial plan, the WEST service needs to save £280,000 per year.

    Warwickshire Employment Support Team (WEST) is a countywide service for people with a learning disability, Autism or Asperger's who want to find paid work. The specialist team help people find full and part-time employment by providing:

  • Chris Holman
    Article: Aug 11, 2016
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrats pay tribute to Chris Holman who sadly passed away on 26 July 2016 after a long battle with illness. Chris represented the old Caldecott Ward from 1994 to 2010. He was a hard working local Councillor and as Election Agent and Secretary of Rugby Lib Dems he helped the local party to grow.

  • Liberal Democrat logo large
    Article: Aug 9, 2016
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrats have written to Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP about the status of EU citizens in the UK following the Brexit vote in June.

    On 20 July Nick Clegg, the former Deputy Prime Minister, returned to front line politics as the Lib Dem EU Spokesperson. Over the coming months Nick Clegg will be working with a range of experts, to set out the difficult questions the Government has to answer in a host of areas that will be affected by Brexit.

  • Warwickshire PCC logo
    Article: Aug 9, 2016
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Lib Dems are encouraging local residents to tell Warwickshire's new Police and Crime Commissioner their views on policing and community safety.

    The new Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire was elected in May 2016. The Commissioner has launched a public consultation which closes on Friday 26 August 2016.

  • Cllr Marion Nash and Cllr Neil Sandison
    Article: Jul 26, 2016

    Rugby Liberal Democrat Councillors Neil Sandison (Eastlands) and Marion Nash (Rokeby and Overslade) have asked Rugby Borough Council to introduce a Green Plaque Scheme of heritage sites to identify more places of interest in the town centre and celebrate Rugby's considerable heritage in a bid to attract more people to the town and help businesses stay open.

  • Lib Dem Euro bird
    Article: Jul 21, 2016
    By Rugby LibDems

    All Lib Dem members in Rugby are invited to come along to Overslade Community Centre on Saturday 23 July from 10am until noon to discuss the aftermath of the Brexit vote.

    Earlier this week former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was announced as making a return to front-line politics as the Lib Dem EU spokesperson. He will ensure ministers were "subject to the scrutiny and accountability which voters deserve" following the vote to leave the EU.

  • Park it Right
    Article: Jul 21, 2016
    By Rugby LibDems

    In a bid to encourage people to park vehicles in the right way, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a 'Park it Right' campaign to highlight the potential dangers drivers cause when they block roads by inconsiderate parking.

    In the last 2 years, firefighters have been unable to get as close as they could to an incident on 39 separate occasions.

  • Liberal Democrat logo large
    Article: Jul 19, 2016

    Rugby Liberal Democrat Councillors are insisting on further details being made available to the public as Rugby Borough Council moves towards consultation on Rugby's Local Plan for future development and land use.

    At the moment Councillors are being asked to vote on a Local Plan with yawning gaps in important information, such as the environmental impact and a sustainable traffic infrastructure.

  • Flooding Sidney Road June 2016
    Article: Jul 13, 2016
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    A special community forum for households who have been at risk from recent flash flooding will take place on Thursday 14 July 2016 at Rainsbrook Conference Centre (Rugby Town Junior FC) - Kilsby Lane, Rugby, CV21 4PN.

    The event has been arranged by Warwickshire County Council with representatives from Severn Trent, the Environment Agency, Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Resilience Team and National Flood Forum who will be attending.