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  • Stephen Pimm
    Article: Aug 28, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Public consultations have been launched to give residents a chance to have a say on the refurbishments of play areas in Bilton and Brownsover.

    Rugby Borough Council has confirmed plans to revamp the play areas in Apple Grove and Sorrel Drive, and now wants to hear from residents to help develop blueprints for the refurbishments.

    Consultation packs have been delivered to the homes of residents living near the play areas, while the wider community can have a say by completing the online consultation forms on the council's website:

  • Ed Davey with Banner
    Article: Aug 28, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    On 9 September, business people from across the Midlands will come together in Sutton Coldfield at the inaugural meeting of LDBN Midlands, a newly formed regional business network.

    LDBN Midlands will be first of six English regional business networks to be established under the "umbrella" of the national Liberal Democrat Business Network (LDBN), a 300-member strong group of liberally minded business women and men. LDBN unites the voices of business people across the country and acts as a dynamic "conduit" for the exchange of information and ideas between the business community and Liberal Democrat MPs, peers and local government leaders.

  • Bus stop sign pic
    Article: Aug 23, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Have your say on bus service improvements in Warwickshire.

    Warwickshire County Council is working closely with bus operators to develop an ambitious Warwickshire Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) aimed at encouraging more people to travel by bus.

    The Government has earmarked £3 billion towards improving bus services throughout England. The BSIP will set out Warwickshire's ambitions for bus service improvements and help secure a proportion of the funding to benefit people living, working and travelling in Warwickshire.

  • Climate Chane
    Article: Aug 10, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Borough Council has launched a survey to gauge Rugbeians' understanding of climate change and the effect it has on their lives.

    With the United Nations this week (w/c 9 August) announcing that the climate emergency has now become critical, the council is preparing its climate change strategy and now wants to understand residents' perceptions of the emergency, how prepared they are to respond to the emergency, and how the council can support residents to shift to a net zero future.

  • Jo Swinson Conf 2019
    Article: Aug 6, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Liberal Democrat Online Autumn 2021 Conference takes place from Friday 17 - Monday 20 September 2020. This first edition of the Conference Agenda contains the agenda for the auditorium sessions at conference and information about the conduct of the sessions.


    Friday 17 September

    2.30 pm Policy motion: Ban Conversion Therapy

    3.15 p Speech: Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP, Spokesperson for Home Affairs and Political and Constitutional Reform

    3.45 pm Policy Motion: Boosting Small Businesses and Jobs in the Post-Pandemic Economy

    6.45 pm Policy motion: Towards a Fair Global Corporation Tax System

    7.35 pm Constitutional amendment: Presidential Election

    8.05 pm Policy motion: Democracy and Public Debate

    Saturday 18 September

    9.00 m Policy motion: Children in Care and Care Leavers

    9.30 am Policy motion: The Climate Change Conference and the UK Government

    10.00 am Policy motion: Tackling the Climate Emergency: Proposals for Carbon Pricing

    11.05 am Speech: Daisy Cooper MP, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    11.25 am Policy motion: The Uyghur Genocide

    12 noon Policy motion: Dignity, Care and Choice at the End of Life

    2.15 pm Policy motion: Protecting Patients' Health Data - Creating a Health Data Charter and Sovereign Health Data Trust

    2.50 pm Report: Parliamentary Parties

    3.20 pm Questions and answer session: Rt Hon Sir Edward Davey MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    6.45 pm Speech: Cllr Joe Harris, Leader of Liberal Democrat Group at the Local Government Association and Leader of Cotswold District Council

    7.05 pm Policy motion: Building Communities

    Sunday 19 September

    9.00 am Policy motion: A Framework for England in a Federal UK

    10.10 am Policy motion: What Liberal Democrats Believe

    10.55 am Policy motion: Party Strategy: Our Road to Success

    12 noon Policy motion: A Fairer, Greener, More Caring Society

    2.30 pm Business Motion: Membership Subscription and Federal Levy

    2.50 pm Report: Federal Appeals Panel

    3.05 pm Speech: Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Rt Hon Sir Edward Davey MP

    6.45 pm Constitutional amendment: Party Bodies Reform and Party business

    7.20 pm Policy motion: International Trade and the DIT

    Monday 20 September

    10.00 am Report: Campaign for Gender Balance

    10.10 am Emergency motions or topical issue discussions

    11.40 am Speech: Jane Dodds MS, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats

    12 noon Policy motion: Towards a Lasting Peace in Israel and Palestine

    2.15 pm Constitutional amendment: Young Liberals Age Limit Change

    2.30 pm Constitutional amendment: Empowering Liberal Democrat Values: for People and Planet

    2.50 pm Constitutional amendment: Updating the Constitution's Language on Equality and Inclusion

    3.10 pm Speech: Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats

    3.30 pm Policy motion: Rebuilding our Cultural, Artistic and Educational Ties with Europe

    4.05 pm Policy motion: Keeping People Safe from Frauds and Scams

    4.50 pm Policy motion: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

    5.35 pm Party Awards and close of Conference

    Full agenda can be found here:


  • Rugby Borough Council Town Hall
    Article: Aug 3, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    After a lengthy period of lockdown when many residents found that they were using online and telephone services rather than in person visits, Rugby Borough Council is asking residents how they would prefer to access council information and services in future.

    Like many other service providers the council has seen an increase in online transactions and enquiries, with one service seeing 70 per cent of transactions taking place online. Face-to-face enquiries have been limited to urgent enquiries such as homelessness.

  • Wealden LibDems Community TeamBuilding
    Article: Jul 28, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Community and voluntary organisations can now apply for a grant from Rugby Borough Council.

    Community Project Grants and awards from the Rural Development Fund aim to support community, voluntary and charitable organisations to deliver one-off projects which benefit the borough's communities.

    Applications for grants can now be submitted, with Community Project Grants of up to £3,000 available to help organisations develop and deliver a wide range of projects.

    The Rural Development Fund offers parish councils, community and voluntary organisations the chance to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 for projects or purchases which support the borough's rural communities.

    The grants aim to help deliver projects which enable residents to live healthy, independent lives and meet the aims of the council's new Corporate Strategy, including combating climate change, improving access to education and training, tackling loneliness and isolation, and increasing opportunities to exercise and lead a healthier lifestyle.

    The council has a grant funding pot of nearly £64,000 for 2021/2022.

    Grant applications must be made online before midnight on Friday 3 September. Full guidance and the application form can be found on the council's website: www.rugby.gov.uk/grants

  • Have Your Say!
    Survey: Jul 27, 2021
    6 questions

    We are conducting our community survey and we are keen to find out what you as local residents think about Rugby.

    Please fill in a few quick questions to tell us about your priorities and what changes you want to see. This will help to inform the work of our group of Councillors.

  • Glenda and Team!
    Article: Jul 26, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Does your community matter to you and do you care about the future of Rugby?

    Rugby Liberal Democrats are looking for like-minded individuals that want to represent their community.

    If not you, is there someone you know that might stand for election?

    We currently have nine Councillors on Rugby Borough Council and the group is the official opposition.

  • Housebuilding
    Article: Jun 17, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrats will call for a delay in the adoption of the South West Rugby Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) at full Council on Thursday 17 June 2021 to rethink how we can better protect our environment and green spaces.

    The proposed SPD will lead to urbanisation not seen in Rugby for years with the potential loss of biodiversity, trees, and green spaces.