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  • Overslade litter pick Oct 2017
    Article: Sep 24, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Liberal Democrats are committed to ending the senseless and wasteful use of plastics and would: ban the use of non-recyclable single-use plastics that have affordable alternatives; implement a deposit system for all container products; and require all packaging to include recyclability options.

    In the Coalition Government, the Liberal Democrats introduced a 5p charge on plastic bags - which reduced their use in the UK by 86%.

  • LD website protest
    Article: Sep 13, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    The Leader of the Liberal Democrats has proposed an ambitious plan to change the face of UK politics - by seizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a party into a movement.

    Vince Cable wants to bring values back into our politics providing a rallying point for those who are committed to defend liberal democracy; challenge extremes of inequality and barriers to opportunity; uphold our civil liberties; maintain an open, outward looking country and protect our environment.

  • JR NN TD Local Plan
    Article: Sep 13, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby's Local Plan is progressing, and modifications are out for public consultation until 5 October 2018.

    The Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination in Public on 14 July 2017. Hearing sessions took place 23 January - 2 February and 17 - 26 April 2018. Following the hearings, the Inspector wrote to the Council on 16 May 2018. In his letter the Inspector put forward modifications that would be required to make the plan sound, requiring that they be subject to public consultation. These, along with other modifications suggested by Rugby Borough Council, have been incorporated into a schedule of Main Modifications.

  • Organ Donor Week 3
    Article: Sep 2, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Organ Donation Week runs between September 3rd and 9th and asks one simple thing of us - to talk to our families about organ donation, today.

    Many people have never talked about organ donation with their families. That means lost opportunities for donations because families don't know whether a loved one wants to be an organ donor or not. That family support is crucial to donations taking place.

  • NS PSPO consultation Benn Hall event
    Article: Aug 19, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Councillor Neil Sandison, who represents the Liberal Democrats in Eastlands Ward and is Chair of Rugby Borough Council's Public Space Protection Orders Task Group, has written to the local papers about cycling in Rugby.

    Dear Editor,

    Cycling has featured prominently in the local press in recent weeks. One of the proposed modifications in the Local Plan is to encourage more provision of off road cycling for access to community facilities like secondary schools and to improve cycle user safety as our roads become more congested with increased housing development. The need for modal shift away from the car to cycling and other forms of public transport will also help reduce toxic emissions like NOX and SOX, which impair our breathing conditions.

  • Green Bins Thumbs Down
    Article: Aug 19, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    At a meeting of Warwickshire County Council on Thursday 26 July 2018, Councillor Jerry Roodhouse (Eastlands) asked about the financial impact of the green bin charge in Rugby.

    Councillor Roodhouse put his question to the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Heritage & Culture asking what the financial impact is for the County Council of Rugby Borough Council charging for green waste collection and what actions the County Council is taking.

  • Concillor Tim Douglas supporting the Count Them In campaign
    Article: Jul 24, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Councillor Tim Douglas who represents the Liberal Democrats in Paddox Ward has raised the issue of the Royal British Legion's 'Count Them In' campaign to provide more information and support to our Armed Forces personnel.

    Despite an estimated 1 in 10 of the UK population being members of the Armed Forces community, there's very limited information about where they are or what their needs might be.

  • Rugby sign (lighter)
    Article: Jul 24, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrat Councillors have raised concerns about the lack of activity from the Conservative administration who run Rugby Borough Council about efforts to introduce a Private Renters Charter and engaging with landlords about significant changes to legislation affecting Houses in Multiple Occupation.

  • Cllr Neil Sandison at Rugby Gyratory on 20 April 2015
    Article: Jul 21, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Frustrated Rugby Councillors are urging Warwickshire County Council chiefs to come up with a Transport Plan for the town - nine months after first raising the matter.

    On Monday 16 July 2018 at Rugby Borough Council's Whittle Overview and Scrutiny Committee, a report into Rugby's air quality admitted that a Local Transport Plan would help the environmental health team plan for the future.

  • Rugby Borough Council
    Survey: Jul 8, 2018
    9 questions

    Rugby Liberal Democrats survey please help us to shape the area that we live in.