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  • A better way
    Article: Jan 11, 2019
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Warwickshire Liberal Democrats challenge Conservative plans ahead of 2019/20 Budget: Opposing plans to reduce the number of fire engines & calling for a Cross Party Commission on Children's Services.

    With the forthcoming Council Tax and budget setting Liberal Democrats are calling on the Conservative administration of the County Council to:

  • Cllr Bill Lewis Rugby Police Station Jan 2018
    Article: Jan 3, 2019
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Warwickshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has begun consulting the public on the Police Precept, as the Commissioner begins the process of setting the 2019/20 budget for Warwickshire Police.

    The Precept consultation follows the Government's annual funding settlement announcement for policing on 13 December, which has given PCCs flexibility to raise their precept by up to £2 per month on a Band D property for 2019/20.

  • Great Central Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
    Article: Jan 3, 2019
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Borough Council will be launching its new grant funds on 14 February 2019. New guidance notes have been developed to help community groups prepare to apply.

    The council's grants programme supports community and voluntary organisations to deliver projects for the benefit of the borough's residents.

  • 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."