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Cllr Bill Lewis

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Bill Lewis

Rugby Borough Councillors - Rokeby & Overslade Ward

9 Long Furlong
Rugby
CV22 5QS

01788 815 452 (landline)

07779 273 543 (mobile)

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Bill Lewis is the newly elected (22 May 2014) Rugby Borough Councillor for Rokeby & Overslade Ward. He has an impressive track record of community involvement from his schooldays in Wales, through university and into his professional career. Bill has lived on the Hillside Estate for over 36 years and is a former Rugby Borough Councillor for Caldecott Ward. Bill continued to work for the community for the two years he was not a Councillor and was often consulted by residents to help resolve issues which affected them.

Bill will be known to many of you because of his involvement with the Rokeby Schools for over 25 years, as Chairman of Governors and as a continuing committee member of the PTAs. He established the Rokeby Schools Joint Recycling Initiative and ran this for 21 years.

Bill is active on Sustainable Rugby, Rugby Sport for the Disabled and he is a Trustee of Rugby Bareboards Trust. He chairs the Rokeby Community Forum and the Rokeby and Hillside Neighbourhood Watch Association and is Vice Chairman of the Hillside and Rokeby Community Association.

Bill is married to Sue with two adult children. He retired in 2010 after a long career in the Civil Engineering profession. Bill has devoted a large part of his life to voluntary work.

Roles:

Rugby Borough Councillor for Rokeby & Overslade Ward

News Articles Relating to Bill Lewis

  • Neil Sandison bridges 1 (Jan 2019)
    Article: Jan 13, 2019
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Liberal Democrats Councillor for Eastlands Ward, Neil Sandison, is extremely concerned about the safe state of repair of the Great Central Railway bridges and has pressed for the issue to be looked at urgently by Rugby Borough Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

    Following representations from Councillors, residents, cycle users and nature conservationists a report was brought forward in 2008 requesting urgent funding for priority repairs to ensure public safety and continued repair of the bridge infrastructure.

  • Hospital of St Cross Rugby - no accident and emergency unit
    Article: Jan 13, 2019
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    On 7 January 2019, the Government unveiled their ten year plan for the National Health Service (NHS) to mark its 70th birthday.

    The 10-year plan includes measures to prevent 150,000 heart attacks, strokes and dementia cases, and better access to mental health services for adults and children.

    Delivering this ambitious plan is likely to be fatally undermined by insufficient resources, a staffing crisis and a failure to address the disastrous situation with social care.

  • Paddox Junction NN TD JR
    Article: Jan 13, 2019
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Warwickshire County Council has developed plans for a signalised crossing and improvements to the Paddox Junction. The scheme is being developed from the Section 106 proposed agreements from the Bellway and Ashlawn Road building sites.

    Warwickshire County Highways department is now consulting on its proposals. Any enquiries relating to the proposals should be made to Shirley Reynolds via telephone: 01926 412110 or email: shirleyreynolds@warwickshire.gov.uk

  • 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!

  • 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.