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  • Jerry Roodhouse
    Article: Jan 2, 2019
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    As 2018 has drawn to a close and we welcome in the New Year, Councillor Jerry Roodhouse has written to the local papers about his concerns with the state of British politics and the need for a People's Vote, a new voting system and more powers to local authorities from central government.

    Dear Editor,

  • 3 Cllrs 2018
    Article: Dec 22, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Earlier this year, the Liberal Democrats enjoyed our best council election results in 15 years.

    We snatched control of councils like South Cambridgeshire, Kingston-upon-Thames and Richmond upon Thames from the Conservatives. And in cities like Hull, Sunderland and Liverpool, we gained ground against complacent Labour councils who've taken their residents for granted. We also won in Rugby with Councillors in Rokeby and Overslade, Paddox and Eastlands.

    Next year over 9,000 council seats and the control of councils around the country will be in the balance. It's a huge chance to build on our successes and make more headlines for the Liberal Democrats.

  • 2018 by election bar chart
    Article: Dec 22, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    The final results from are in, and Liberal Democrats finish 2018 with a net gain of 18 seats in principal local authority by-elections across the country.

    This includes the by-election victory by Dominic Skinner in Stratford Upon Avon in November to gain another seat on Warwickshire County Council for the Lib Dems!

  • Bus stop sign pic
    Article: Dec 22, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    In September Stagecoach began a process of reviewing its entire bus network across the Midlands. Over this period detailed analysis has taken place to review passenger numbers on each route and ways of tackling services which are not commercially viable.

    Following detailed consultation with Warwickshire County Council over the last few months Stagecoach is now in a position to reveal the changes which will come into effect on the 5th January 2019.

  • A collection of Rugby Borough Council bins
    Article: Dec 22, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    On 18 December 2018, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published their Resources and Waste Strategy, to look at ways to cut down on single use plastic and make recycling easier across the country.

    The Department plan to engage with landlords and estate managers to promote recycling in houses in multiple occupation and other properties where they have responsibility for waste management arrangement. The Government also plan to review the effectiveness of current arrangements for local authority waste management and joint working and make recommendations for improvement.

  • Article: Dec 22, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    On 13 December 2018, concerns were raised by Councillor Tim Douglas (Paddox Ward) 2018 about Rugby Borough Council's Private Renters Charter being incomplete and the need to consult with landlords before the Charter is published.

    At Full Council on 19 July 2018, the Portfolio Holder for Communities and Homes had indicated that the likely date for the completion of a Private Renters Charter for Rugby would be August 2018.

  • Rugby sign (lighter)
    Article: Dec 22, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    On 13 December 2018, at a full meeting Councillor Tim Douglas (Paddox Ward) quizzed Rugby Borough Council about the need to identify Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in the Borough Rugby and act against those who do not comply with the rules.

    On 25 June 2018 a Cabinet Report stated that the Council "will seek to identify all HMOs within the Borough and endeavour to work with those in control f the HMOs to ensure no occupants of these properties are put at unacceptable risks."

  • Jerry and police car
    Article: Dec 17, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    After questioning at Rugby Borough Council on 13 December 2018, Councillor Jerry Roodhouse (Paddox Ward) believes that Warwickshire's Police and Crime Commissioner must do more to engage with Councillors and residents following the breakdown of the strategic alliance between the West Mercia and Warwickshire Police forces.

  • Eastlands Team
    Article: Dec 10, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    A brand-new play area for Rugby's Whitehall Recreation Ground has opened for use. Installation is now complete, and the area is open for residents and visitors having passed a safety inspection.

    The new play area and adjacent musical interactive area mark a significant step forwards in what is hoped to be a major revamp of the recreation ground. They were part funded by a £75,000 grant from Veolia Environmental Trust.

  • Fly Tipping at Local Recycling Centre
    Article: Dec 7, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Over the festive period we throw out the equivalent of 2 million turkeys, 5 million Christmas puddings and 74 million mince pies. With the average Christmas food bill running at £169 per household that's a lot of wasted food needlessly bought and thrown into Warwickshire landfills and energy from waste plants.