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  • Biden/Harris win
    Article: Nov 8, 2020
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Responding to the news that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the US presidential election, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:


    "People around the world will now be breathing a huge sigh of relief. Over the past four years Donald Trump has fed a new divisive form of politics, testing American democracy to its very limits. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's victory isn't just democratic, it may have saved US democracy.

    "I'd like to congratulate Joe Biden and urge him not only to deliver on his promise to restore liberal values in the United States, but also to ensure the US will play a constructive role in the international battle to beat Coronavirus. The virus, like all of the world's biggest problems, can only be solved if we work together as an international community.

    "I hope Joe Biden will be a president who fights alongside progressives for social justice and climate action at home and abroad."

  • Ed Davey Conf
    Article: Nov 8, 2020
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Responding to the second national lockdown in England, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

    "The Liberal Democrats have supported the lockdown because we believe that it is the only way to get the virus back under control in time for the festive season.

    "We have also been clear that the Government must use the time wisely. Boris Johnson must show that over the next month they have a functioning test, trace and isolate system, in which anyone who wants a test can get one - and anyone who is forced to isolate is given the support they need to keep on top of their finances.

    "Boris Johnson must also come good on his promise that all four nations will come together with a proper plan for Christmas, so that families can safely be together and the festive season can be as normal as possible."

  • Neil Sandison 2018
    Article: Nov 8, 2020
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrats Councillors are asking for the experiences of patients in Tier One and Tier Two areas to be learnt from to ensure they do not mix at local hospitals like Rugby St Cross and University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire unless the patient is suffering from acute symptoms and requires physical face to face consultation and treatment.

  • Neil Sandison and Tim Douglas
    Article: Nov 8, 2020
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrats Councillors call for a step change in the provision of social and affordable housing to tackle the housing crisis in Rugby through Rent Now Buy Later and Community Led Land Trusts.

    The motion put forward by the Liberal Democrats Group aims to widen the tenure types available to those in housing need and asks for Rugby Borough Council to investigate the feasibility of the two options.

  • Lee Chase local plan hearing
    Article: Oct 27, 2020
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Local Liberal Democrats campaigner in Admirals & Cawston, Lee Chase, says local residents should use Rugby Borough Council's latest consultation on the South West Rugby development to press the case for a country park for Rugby.

    Lee Chase believes Cawston Spinney should lie at the heart of the new park.

  • Cllr Tim Douglas
    Article: Oct 26, 2020
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Councillor Tim Douglas (Paddox) has written to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government following concerns from residents about proposed reforms to the planning system.

    Residents have expressed concerns that the Conservative Government's proposals as set out in the 'Planning for the Future' White Paper will not lead to a system fit for the years ahead.

  • Jerry Roodhouse
    Article: Oct 26, 2020
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    On 13 October 2020, Councillor Jerry Roodhouse (Eastlands) raised the issue of broadband accessibility at Warwickshire County Council following concerns from residents and urged the Portfolio Holder to write to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to highlight the matter and issues around customer service.

  • Carie-Anne
    Article: Oct 26, 2020
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrats have warned malicious calls to the ambulance service is putting lives at risk as they reveal 3,140 hoax calls have been made across West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust over the last three years.


    Figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats under freedom of information reveals there have been 23,942 hoax calls recorded by nine out of England's ten ambulance services in the last three years.

  • SP & CAD leaflet delivery
    Article: Oct 24, 2020
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrats are delivering thousands of leaflets explaining Rugby Borough Council's latest proposals for the new South West Rugby township.

    In September the Council's "top" six Tory councillors meeting as the Cabinet signed-off a consultation on a new masterplan for the area. However the consultation is to take place "on-line" only with no leaflets and no exhibitions.

  • Notice on Ashlawn Road (4 March 2015)
    Article: Oct 24, 2020
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2012 Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document (SPD): Consultation closing on 20 November 2020

    Rugby Borough Council is consulting on a planning document to support the Local Plan 2019.

    Comments are being sought on the draft Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which aims to provide guidance to support Policy HS5 of the Local Plan and explain the consideration of air quality impacts associated with development proposals. A key purpose of the SPD relates to the mitigation of impacts of air quality, and providing clarity to developers as to how the policy requirements can translate into acceptable mitigation.