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    Article: Nov 2, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Borough Council in conjunction with Warwickshire County Council and the Department for Work and Pensions have organised a jobs Fair in the Benn Hall on Thursday 4 November from 10am to 1pm.

    The event will see a number of local and national employers promoting current vacancies in Rugby.

    The event will also be offering advice and support to the younger job seeker aged 16-24 in training opportunities, job opportunities and general advice.

    No booking is necessary the event details:

    • Location - Benn Hall
    • Time and date - Thursday 4 Nov 10am - 1pm
    • Booking - no need to book just come along

    This event is the first since the last one in 2019 and fingers crossed for a well attended successful event.

    The event has proved to be very popular with employers and all the available space has been filled.

  • Poster
    Article: Nov 2, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    The climate crisis is an incoming storm. We must act now to undo the damage already done to our planet.

    Soaring temperatures worldwide, flash flooding in central London and increasing numbers of wildfires. These are just a few ecological disasters we are seeing as a result of climate change. It is painfully obvious we must act.

  • Rugby Lib Dem diamond
    Article: Oct 18, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    As the nights begin to get darker and temperatures drop, Rugby Liberal Democrats say there are some simple steps residents can take to be prepared in case they have a power cut or gas emergency.

    Know your free emergency numbers - in a power cut dial 105 or 0800 056 8090, for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111 999, for water problems contact Severn Trent on 0800 783 4444.

    Prepare your home - keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning:


  • Black History Month (Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Oct 17, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    October is Black History Month - an opportunity to celebrate the enormous contributions that Black people have made across our country.

    From Mary Prince to Paul Stephenson, so many Black pioneers have transformed our society's cultural and political landscapes. We owe a great debt to everything they have achieved.

  • Rugby sign (lighter)
    Article: Oct 8, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Find information about local organisations, groups and agencies that provide activities, advice, services and support you.

    After help or advice the Warwickshire Directory may be a good starting point https://directory.warwickshire.gov.uk

    With the increasing costs and pressures on your energy bills Act on Energy can give advice and support .https://actonenergy.org.uk/

  • Rugby Town Centre 2021
    Article: Oct 5, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Borough Council seek residents' views on ambitious ideas for a once in a generation transformation of Rugby town Centre

    The emerging Rugby Town Centre Regeneration Plan outlines a bold vision for the future, setting out the guiding principles for redevelopment and a number of 'big idea' projects which have a vital role in revitalising the town centre.

    Key areas of focus include commercial resilience, movement and public spaces and future proofing the town centre, whilst placing emphasis on delivery including the redevelopment of key town centre sites.

    The forthcoming plan will take into consideration the major projects already in the pipeline for Rugby town centre, such as the redevelopment of Rounds Gardens, Rugby Central's desire to explore redevelopment opportunities and the Caldecott Square development on the site of the former Herbert Grey College.

    The 'big ideas' include the creation of a Rugby Hub, where multi-agency partners co-locate to provide public sector services in a holistic way to reduce health inequalities, improve access to services, and strengthen community resilience.

    Other big ideas focus on redesigning parts of the town centre's road network, including transforming Evreux Way into a high-quality 'gateway' into the centre and reworking the gyratory system next to Rugby School to create a more welcoming and safer environment.

    The proposed objectives for consideration include building commercial resilience by supporting businesses and creating a blend of retail and leisure experiences, and improving the town centre environment by focusing on pedestrians and public transport while creating greener streets.

    The council has also outlined its strategy to deliver the plan, working with the community, public sector partners, landowners, key stakeholders and investors to drive regeneration forward.

    The Rugby Town Centre Regeneration Plan is being developed by the council in partnership with strategic real estate adviser Avison Young, masterplanners, Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners, and transport and movement specialists Urban Flow.

    Plans have progressed an initial public consultation earlier this year, when nearly 1,300 residents voiced views on how the town centre could be improved.

  • Spelthorne Lib Dems Logo (Spelthorne Lib Dems)
    Article: Sep 24, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    NHS workers face a £940 hit to their incomes next year due to Conservative plans to increase national insurance to 13.25% and cut Universal Credit, analysis published by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

    The figures show that the 3% pay rise for NHS workers announced by the government earlier this year will be more than wiped out by the combined impact of the unfair tax hike and slashing of support to working households.

  • Hospital of St Cross Rugby - no accident and emergency unit
    Article: Sep 13, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    As reported locally in the news West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) plans to move the final ambulance stationed at Rugby's St Cross to Coventry in October.

    Rugby Liberal Democrats are calling on the ambulance service to explain to Councillors and the public why they plan to remove the last ambulance stationed at St Cross.

  • Tory Tax rise Sept 2021
    Article: Sep 13, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Last week the Government have finally acted to tackle the NHS backlog and put more money in Social Care to help the vulnerable.

    The changes, which go against the Conservatives' manifesto promise not to raise taxes, will mean hard-pressed local families and small businesses will be left paying hundreds of pounds more in tax each year.

  • Liberal Democrat Local Action for our Environment (LGA / GLD)
    Article: Sep 10, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    A summit to address the causes of climate change and its impacts on Rugby is to be held later this month.

    The summit will explore some of the themes highlighted in the recent Rugby Climate Survey, and will also update participants on some of the steps being taken to lead the borough to a low carbon future.

    The Rugby Climate Summit - the first cross-sector initiative in the borough's response to the climate emergency - will take place on Saturday 18 September, from 10am to 1pm. The summit will be hosted by Rugby Borough Council, and will be held online to allow greater participation and reduce Covid-19 risks.

    The draft agenda for the summit includes speakers from HERU, looking at waste reduction and energy creation; Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, on biodiversity; Transition Town Rugby, who will bring a community perspective; and a speaker on sustainable transport.

    The Rugby Climate Summit is free to attend. Residents, businesses and community organisations can register at www.rugby.gov.uk/ClimateSummit.