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  • Cllrs Compost Event Sept 2017
    Article: Mar 21, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    At a Rugby Borough Council meeting held on 16 March 2021, Liberal Democrats Councillors called on the Conservative administration to invest in greater education and support to help residents with recycling and reduce waste.

    Citizen behaviour change campaigns such as those led by WRAP - Clear on Plastics, Love Food Hate Waste, Love Your Clothes - empower individuals to act through inspiring messages and practical advice https://wrap.org.uk/

  • Jerry Roodhouse
    Article: Mar 21, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    The Liberal Democrats have passed a motion at their Spring party conference that would see changes made to the Equalities Act and Autism Act to allow those with autism to achieve their full potential. The Motion also calls on the Government to support individuals who are diagnosed with autism.

    The motion calls on the Government to provide support to those who are diagnosed with autism with sweeping reform including:

  • Newly elected leader Ed Davey
    Article: Mar 21, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Ed Davey MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats has set out a vision of the fairer, greener, more caring country that we want Britain to be.

    At Lib Dem Spring Conference, Ed Davey said, fighting the pandemic hasn't been easy and we've all had to make sacrifices to keep each other safe.

    We've all experienced the heartache of losing people from our family and communities.

    Britain needs to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

    I know that things can get better. I believe that our future can be so much better than the past.

    Today I set out the Liberal Democrats' vision. A vision of the fairer, greener, more caring country that we want Britain to be.

    A country where small businesses, the heart of our communities, are empowered to drive the economic recovery and create jobs.

    A country where we don't turn a blind eye to misogyny or racism and where people feel safe to walk the streets of their community.

    A country that works and trades freely with our friends and neighbours.

    A country that is serious about tackling the climate crisis and leads the world by example in taking action.

    A fairer, greener, more caring country.

    That's the positive vision of the future that the Liberal Democrats are offering you.

    If you believe, like me, that Britain's future can be better than its past and you want to help change our country - then I need your help.

    In May, people all over the country will cast their votes.

    When they do, let's work together to make sure we elect more Liberal Democrats who will put the recovery first.

    Together, we can build the fairer, greener, more caring country we all want to live in.

  • Cllr Tim Douglas
    Article: Mar 15, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Following a question put forward by Councillor Tim Douglas (Paddox) at Full Council on 23 February 2021, Rugby Borough Councill will mark Young Carers Action Day on 16 March 2021.

    Each year, The Carers Trust has organised a Young Carers Action Awareness Day. In 2021 this will be renamed Young Carers Action Day and marked on 16 March 2021.

  • The Little Green Book
    Article: Mar 15, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrats have released The Little Green Book, a practical guide to helping the local environment.

    Tackling climate change and enhancing our local ecology and environment are issues that many individuals have raised with Liberal Democrats in our conversations with residents.

    The purpose of The Little Green Book is our starting point in presenting something that is practical and which we can all get involved in and enjoy.

  • Recycling ()
    Article: Mar 15, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    A report released last week, shows that four of the top five local authorities with the highest recycling rates are led by Liberal Democrats.

    The top spot was taken by the Liberal Democrat-led Three Rivers District Council in Hertfordshire where 64.1% of household waste was reused, recycled or composted.

  • Rugby Town Centre at 14.30 on Saturday 17 October 2015
    Article: Mar 9, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    A public consultation aims to discover the views of residents and businesses on the future of Rugby town centre.

    The first stage of consultation marks a key milestone in the development of a new Rugby Town Centre Spatial Strategy, creating a roadmap for the regeneration of the town centre over the next 15 years.

    In addition to public consultations to find out the views of residents and businesses, Rugby Borough Council plans to conduct detailed analysis of the town centre's current strengths and weaknesses in order to identify opportunities for regeneration and redevelopment.

  • Parks
    Article: Mar 3, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Residents can have a say on plans to expand Rugby's Park Connector Network.

    The public consultation focuses on three proposed extensions to the network, which aims to improve access to open spaces and create a series of 'green' travel corridors across the borough.

    During 2020, the council repaired and laid more than 2,000 metres of pathways at New Bilton's Freemantle Open Space and Brownsover's Sorrel Drive and Brooklime Drive.

    The wide paths allow visitors to avoid areas of open spaces prone to becoming boggy during wet weather while protecting wildlife habitats.

    Now Rugby Borough Council has drawn up plans expand the network - with a 'west' route linking Apple Grove, Cornwallis Open Space, Freemantle play area, recreation ground and open space, and Addison Road Recreation Ground.

    A proposed 'east' route aims to create a pathway network between GEC Recreation Ground and Lower Hillmorton Road to Lansdowne Place and Fleet Crescent, Whinfield Recreation Ground, Whinfield Wood and Whinfield Cemetery.

    In addition, the east route includes plans for pathways between Linnell Road Open Space, Wise Grove, Bluebell Walk and The Kent.

    Finally, a proposed route in Brownsover includes improvements to pathways which link the Warwickshire County Council cycle path between Boughton Road and Crowthorns to the path near Helmdon Close, and improve links to the Staveley Way area.

    Rugby Borough Council also hopes to install eco-friendly, solar-powered lights on the proposed routes.

    Residents can take part in the public consultation by visiting the council's website: www.rugby.gov.uk/parkconnector

    If you have views you can contact local Liberal Democrats Councillors via info@rugbylibdems.org.uk

  • 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.