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  • Tim Douglas Cyber Streetwise March 2017
    Article: Mar 20, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Councillor Tim Douglas who represents the Liberal Democrats in Paddox Ward attended the Rugby Town East Community Forum on Tuesday 14 March 2017 and was informed about the need for residents to stay safe online.

    Representatives from Warwickshire County Council told Councillor Douglas that phishing emails are the most common issues that trick people into giving their personal or bank details to online fraudsters.

  • Compost event
    Article: Mar 19, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    The community composting event held by Rugby Liberal Democrats on Saturday 11 March 2017 with Master Composters John and Sandy Young at the GEC recreation ground changing rooms on Hillmorton Road was a great success, with many residents attending to find out about how they can waste less food and purchasing reduced price home composters.

  • Rugby Borough Council
    Article: Mar 8, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Councillor Jerry Roodhouse, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Group on Rugby Borough Council, has written to the Rugby Advertiser following the decision by the Conservatives who run the Council to raise Council Tax and why Liberal Democrat Councillors did not support it.

    Dear Editor,

    Despite talk of a plan for the future, after 15 years of Tory control, the finances of the Rugby Borough Council are on a very difficult journey and have been for some time. At the full council meeting on 28 February 2017, Rugby Liberal Democrats Councillors did not support the Conservative budget for 2017/18, which will see a rise in Council Tax. We know there is less money to go round, but it's about how you choose to spend it.

  • Tim and Noreen Litter Pick March 2017
    Article: Mar 8, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Councillor Noreen New and Councillor Tim Douglas who represent Paddox Ward took part in the Great British Spring Clean weekend, doing a litter pick in the Paddox and Hillmorton area on Sunday 5 March 2017.

    Noreen and Tim started in Featherbed Lane, covering the play area and skate park. They cleared the walkways leading from the playing fields up to Kingsley Avenue. Once on Hillmorton Road they litter picked all the way up from the shops to the Paddox Pub, Dunsmore Avenue and the alleyway leading onto Ashlawn Road. They finished along Elms Drive and Deerings Road.

  • Great Central repairs 1 March 2017
    Article: Mar 8, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrats Councillors in Eastlands have welcomed the news that the work supported by Veolia Environmental Trust to improve the Great Central Way between Pytchley Bridge and Clifton Road bridge were completed earlier this week (making good of the access from Clifton Rd to Abbey St where the works access/depot was based).

  • Liberal Democrat logo large
    Article: Feb 27, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    After Rugby Borough Council's decision to charge residents £40 a year for a green bin from April 2017, Rugby Liberal Democrats say we need a compost revolution to improve how we recycle food and green waste.

    Rugby Liberal Democrats have teamed up with Master Composters John and Sandy Young to hold a community composting event at the GEC recreation ground changing rooms on Hillmorton Road on Saturday 11 March from 9:30am until 1:30pm.

  • Hillmorton Focus Delivery
    Article: Feb 27, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Councillors and campaigners representing the Liberal Democrats in the Hillmorton area have spoken out again in their objection to yet another planning application for a residential development of up to 113 dwellings off Barby Lane.

    The application comes after Gladman re-submitted their application in November to build 107 homes on land at Waldings Farm in Hillmorton with vehicular access from Barby Lane.

  • Smart Start logo
    Article: Feb 27, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    79 community projects which aim to support young children in Warwickshire to become school ready, have successfully bid for Smart Start funding.

    £2,500 or a larger amount from a joint bid in order to give Warwickshire children the best start possible.
    The projects receiving funding cover a range of areas, including counselling for children who have experienced domestic abuse, mental health support for parents, projects to improve oral health, literacy and numeracy projects for families, breastfeeding support, play groups for children with special educational needs and many more.

  • Welcome to Rugby sign
    Article: Feb 27, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby's Local Plan which sets out how many houses will be built in the borough and where for the next 15 years has been delayed because Rugby Borough Council has still not received evidence from Warwickshire County Council to support their recommendations for transport improvements.

    At a full Rugby Borough Council meeting on Tuesday 15 November, Rugby Liberal Democrats Councillors tabled an amendment that would have seen the Local Plan consultation process extended until Spring 2017, so key infrastructure information would be available for analysis.

  • Liberal Democrat logo large
    Article: Feb 27, 2017
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    At a full meeting of Rugby Borough Council on 7 February 2017, Rugby Liberal Democrat Councillors voted to not support or endorse the Coventry and Warwickshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) at the present time.

    Rugby Liberal Democrats Councillors considered a Cabinet report concerning the progress of the Coventry and Warwickshire STP, but could not support it since there has been no public consultation and there appears to have been no account taken of the impact on the services of other agencies, such as the borough council, or indeed of the part the council has to play in promoting health and wellbeing and preventing the escalation of issues in order to avoid pressure on primary care and other health services.