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  • Glenda Profile Pic
    Article: Feb 25, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Following a motion put forward by Councillor Glenda Allanach (Rokeby & Overslade) and Councillor Carie-Anne Dumbleton (Rokeby & Overslade), Rugby Borough Council will formally thank and acknowledge the excellent progress our local vaccination centre, Locke House, and the testing centre has made.

    With the exception of the two hospital sites in the county, the Rugby centre has delivered more vaccines than any other in Warwickshire.

    In addition, the feedback from individuals who have attended both Locke House, and the testing centre in Edward Street is extremely complimentary, with many commenting on the professionalism of the staff and volunteers, the Covid security of the facilities and how well organised everything was.

    Commenting, Councillor Glenda Allanach (Rokeby & Overslade), said:

    "Lockdown has been difficult for everyone and affected health, wealth and well-being. We should be proud that Locke House has delivered more vaccines than any other in Warwickshire. This is hopefully the start of brighter days ahead and it is only right that we thank the dedication and professionalism of the staff and volunteers."

    Carie-Anne Dumbleton (Rokeby & Overslade), added:

    "We are all extremely grateful to the staff at Locke House. They have done an amazing job and we thank them for all they have done."

    Notice of Motion

    "Covid 19 has had a major negative impact on people's health, wealth and wellbeing throughout the world. In response to the pandemic, our national government has begun the roll out of vaccination and testing centres throughout England.

    With the exception of the two hospital sites in the county, the Rugby centre has delivered more vaccines than any other in Warwickshire "(Rugby Advertiser 21.01.2021). In addition, the feedback from individuals who have attended both Locke House, and the testing centre in Edward Street is extremely complimentary, with many commenting on the professionalism of the staff and volunteers, the Covid security of the facilities and how well organised everything was.

    This motion calls for the Council to formally acknowledge the excellent progress our local vaccination centre, Locke House, and the testing centre, have made by recording a sincere thank you to all concerned. When so much of the news around Covid 19 is not good, we feel that such positive news should be celebrated."

    Proposer Councillor Mrs Allanach (Rokeby and Overslade)

    Seconder Councillor Miss Dumbleton (Rokeby & Overslade)

    https://www.rugby.gov.uk/meetings/meeting/1132/council

  • Universal Credit logo
    Article: Feb 24, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Liberal Democrat Councillors support calls for the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, to retain the £20 weekly boost to Universal Credit payments.

    A motion was brought forward at a meeting of Rugby Borough Council on 23 February 2021 with Liberal Democrats and Labour Councillors voting in favour.

  • Roads
    Article: Feb 21, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Councillor Jerry Roodhouse (Eastlands) has expressed his dismay as Warwickshire County Council is set to lose over £5.6 million for local road maintenance.

    The Department for Transport has announced capital funding of £1.385 billion for local road maintenance and pothole filling across the country for 2021/22, a £400m reduction on last year's allocation of £1.783 billion.

  • Give carers a break
    Article: Feb 15, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey has today launch the party's campaign to "give carers a break", calling on the Government to give councils immediate emergency funding so they can provide the support services unpaid carers need to take a weekly break.

    In a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, Ed Davey highlights research from Carers UK showing that:

  • Local resident survey
    Survey: Feb 9, 2021
    12 questions

    It is over 12 months since the start of the Covid pandemic. As we emerge from Covid and the increasing vaccination programme accelerates, please complet our survey to help our local Councillors shape future services.

    During the pandemic many residents had to self-isolate or were identified as vulnerable and confined to their own home. We alo heard of increasing mental health problems. Lots of local community groups sprung into operation helping neighbours and supporting communities.

  • Vaccine fraud
    Article: Feb 6, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrat Councillors have received information from Warwickshire Police that criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target the public by tricking people to hand over cash or financial details.

    They are sending convincing looking text messages letting people know they are eligible for the vaccine or phoning people directly pretending to be from the NHS, or local pharmacy.

  • A better way
    Article: Feb 4, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    The Liberal Democrats on Warwickshire County Council say that Covid has changed everything and are calling for a Warwickshire that is Fairer, Caring and Greener.

    The Group's budget amendment on 8 February 2020 is to: reduce planned budget cuts, especially in 2021 -2022 to give services the space they need to redesign and restructure themselves, so they can operate effectively in the post-pandemic climate.

  • RBC Chamber
    Article: Feb 2, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    At a Full meeting of Rugby Borough Council on 2 February 2021, Liberal Democrat Councillors put forward an amendment to the Draft Housing Revenue Account Capital and Revenue Budgets 2021/22 and Medium-Term Financial Plan 2021-25 to look at improving the energy efficiency of our housing stock and plant more trees on Council land.

  • Jerry Roodhouse
    Article: Jan 24, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrats are calling on Rugby Borough Council to adopt the innovative 'Beam' approach to help people who are homeless back into work.

    Beam is a social enterprise that crowdfunds job training for homeless people, and supports them into stable, paid work.

    It works by registered charities and local authorities referring homeless people who are ready to train and work to Beam. Once referred, the individual meets an employee of Beam, also known as a Support Specialist. Then, as soon as the crowdfunding campaign goes live on Beam's website, members of the public start donating to their campaign. Beam's support continues once someone starts their training and for up to six months after individuals start their new job.

  • Transport Plan
    Article: Jan 24, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Warwickshire County Council is in the process of updating the current Local Transport Plan (LTP), which is a document that sets out the transport needs, challenges, priorities and objectives for the county.

    An LTP sets policies to shape future transport schemes and developments within the County. It allows the County Council, to channel resources to deliver a transport network that gives people who live and work in Warwickshire access to the facilities they need to go about their daily lives.