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  • Inconsiderate parking Southfields Nov 2017
    Article: Nov 18, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Following a campaign led by Councillor Jerry Roodhouse and supported by local residents one of the Rugby Town East Police Team's priorities, which are set every three months, will be for the team to focus their patrols on the Southfields Estate.

    High visibility patrols will be made by the team to deal with any inconsiderate parking in the area. The Southfields estate includes Cromwell Road, Pytchley Road, Naseby Road, Benn Street, Faraday Road and all the roads coming off these. This area has a bus route where it has been highlighted that buses struggle to get through and therefore would also cause difficulties for emergency vehicles.

  • Lib Dem Budget Yellow Box
    Article: Nov 18, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Ahead of next week's Autumn Budget the Liberal Democrats have set out their economic strategy to deliver a modern, forward-looking, outward-facing economy which will offer opportunities to young people and higher living standards for everyone.

    On Wednesday (22 November 2017), the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, will present his Budget to the House of Commons.

  • Jerry Roodhouse
    Article: Nov 18, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Reacting to the first annual report on the work of the Warwickshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), Councillor Jerry Roodhouse says long term solutions are needed to improve children's safeguarding across Warwickshire.

    The report shows that the rate of referrals being recorded per 10,000 of the child population has increased to its highest in the last four years. 98% of all agencies have seen an increase in the number of referrals they sent to MASH, with 26% of referrals coming from the Police and 19% from Nurseries, Schools and Colleges.

  • Cllr Tim Douglas
    Article: Nov 18, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    At a full Rugby Borough Council meeting on Tuesday 14 November 2017, Councillor Tim Douglas, spoke on behalf of the Liberal Democrats group and highlighted the importance of making better use of empty houses in the borough as Councillors voted through a revised policy for acquiring council housing.

  • Bill Lewis snow warden
    Article: Nov 12, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    As the nights begin to get darker and temperatures drop, Rugby Liberal Democrats Councillor for Rokeby & Overslade Ward, Bill Lewis says there are some simple steps residents can take to be prepared in case they have a power cut or gas emergency.

    Know your free emergency numbers - In a power cut dial 105 or 0800 056 8090, for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111 999, for water problems contact Severn Trent on 0800 783 4444.

    Prepare your home - Keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning:

    https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/

  • Universal Credit
    Article: Nov 12, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    At a Rugby Borough Council Scrutiny Committee meeting on Monday 6 November 2017 it was confirmed that the roll out of Universal Credit is having an impact on homelessness in Rugby.

    Universal Credit replaces six existing benefits (Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance; Income-related Employment and Support Allowance; Income Support; Child Tax Credit; Working Tax Credit; Housing Benefit or Local Housing Allowance). The new system is based on a single monthly payment (rather than every two weeks) paid in arrears directly to a bank account. Payments include all eligible housing costs meaning that claimants are responsible for paying their rent themselves.

    The Scrutiny Committee meeting involved a discussion with portfolio holders where Councillors were invited to submit questions in advance. Universal Credit was the main issue raised by Councillors.

  • Craig McQueen
    Article: Nov 7, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrats invite members of the public to join them for the local party's Politics and a Pint evening, where Hope4 will give a talk about the homeless charity's work, on Thursday 16 November from 7:30pm at the Raglan Arms on Dunchurch Road.

    Hope4 is a local charity for helping homeless and badly-housed people in Rugby. The charity provides practical support for homeless people, such as help to find jobs and accommodation, sign-posting to other agencies, IT facilities for job-hunting, advice, help with benefit claims and job applications, food, showers, laundry facilities and beds for rough-sleepers in the winter.

  • TD, NN, JR St Andrews 2016
    Article: Nov 6, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Liberal Democrat Councillors are working with Rugby Borough Council to establish a safe route for horse riding after recent incidents that have taken place along the Great Central Way.

    Currently, horse riding is not permitted on any Council land and this is backed up by bye-laws which the Police can enforce. Where necessary ‚Äčthe Council will erect signage to this effect, like the new signs on Great Central Walk.

  • NS PSPO consultation Benn Hall event
    Article: Nov 5, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    A task group of Rugby Borough Councillors, including Rugby Liberal Democrats Councillors Noreen New, Tim Douglas and Neil Sandison (Chair), have launched a consultation to find out how Rugby Borough Council could use Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) to tackle nuisance behaviour.

    PSPOs are already in force in Rugby to deal with street drinking and dog fouling, but now the task group want to know if there are other behaviours that residents would like the Council to tackle.

  • Overslade litter pick Oct 2017
    Article: Nov 5, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    On Sunday 29 October 2017 Liberal Democrat Councillors and Campaigners carried out a successful litter pick in Overslade.

    The team started in Saunton Road and then went along the bridleway and footpaths to Dunchurch Road and Wentworth Road and Sow Brook North.

    A huge amount of litter was collected including a road cone and car wheel.