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Cllr Glenda Allanach

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Rugby Borough Councillors - Rokeby & Overslade Ward

27 Overslade Manor Drive
Rugby
CV22 6EB

01788 817907 (landline)

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Glenda came to live in Rugby in 1993 when she started working at the Hospital of St Cross. She later specialised in mental health and ended her career as lead practitioner for mental health for the county council. Many of the county's mental health workers have been trained or mentored by Glenda.

Glenda lives in the ward and is an experienced Councillor. From 2000-2005 she represented Paddox Ward on Rugby Borough Council during which time she stood for re-election twice and increased her share of the vote on each occasion. She was the first black woman to be elected to Rugby Borough Council.

On Thursday 22 August 2019, Glenda won the Rokeby & Overslade by-election. Glenda returns after a fourteen year break with a 56% share of the vote. Councillor Mrs Allanach's term of office expires May 2023. She is a member of the Communities and Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

News Articles Relating to Glenda Allanach

  • RDG & Local Party Sept 2019
    Article: Jan 17, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrats are backing the Local Electricity Bill that if made law would allow more small-scale renewable energy generation by empowering community energy groups to sell their clean energy directly to local people.

    The Bill is backed by over 200 MPs from all British political parties and would strengthen local economies and tackle climate change at the same time.

  • Post box
    Article: Jan 13, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    If you have not done so before, you may want to consider a postal vote especially with all the uncertainty that we now live with. Signing up for a postal vote is easy.

    What you need to do

    You will need to apply by filling in a form and return to Rugby Borough Council

    Apply for a postal vote - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

  • Rugby Art Gallery
    Article: Jan 10, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Following a question put forward by Councillor Tim Douglas (Paddox) at Full Council on 15 December 2020, the Investment Portfolio Holder confirmed that the World Rugby Hall of Fame would remain in the town with "no plans to remove it from where it is".

    Following the announced plans for a major regeneration of the town centre with the development of an ambitious new strategic masterplan, Councillor Douglas asked the Portfolio Holder to outline what initial plans Rugby Borough Council has to promote and maximise tourism to support the local economy.

  • Lib dems a better way
    Article: Jan 10, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    At Warwickshire County Council on Tuesday 15 December 2020, Warwickshire Liberal Democrats put forward a motion calling on greater support for Eco schools.

    The Eco-Schools Programme is pupil-led, involving hands-on learning that gets the whole school and the wider community involved in exciting environmental projects.

  • Rugby Borough Council Covid
    Article: Dec 31, 2020
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Following the Government's announcement, Warwickshire moved into Tier 4 from 00:01 on Thursday 31 December 2020.

    Moving to Tier 4 means that everyone must stay at home unless they have a 'reasonable excuse' such as work, education, childcare or essential activities set out in Government guidance. Adhering to the restrictions is crucial; we need Warwickshire's residents to continue to do the right thing to contain the virus, help our hospitals and protect clinically extremely vulnerable residents while the vaccination programme continues to roll out.

  • Rainbow
    Article: Dec 21, 2020
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Rugby Liberal Democrats.

    We thank NHS and Social Care Staff who along with Key Workers have provided invaluable help and support to individuals and families through this difficult time.

    During the Covid period your local Liberal Democrat Councillors supported and advised local community groups. In April and May our Councillors made over 500 calls to residents.

  • St Andrews Church in Rugby (April 2015)
    Article: Dec 21, 2020
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Borough Council is backing a bid to transform an historic town church into a minster in the year that it celebrates its 800th anniversary

    Councillors supported the motion put forward by Cllr Neil Sandison (Eastlands) at their full council meeting 15 December 2020 with the mayor agreeing to write to the Bishop of Coventry in support of the plans for St Andrew's Church.

  • Rugby Town Hall
    Article: Dec 13, 2020
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    At a Full meeting of Rugby Borough Council on 26 November 2020, Councillors voted to back a motion put forward by the Liberal Democrats to deliver a step change in the provision of social and affordable housing through Rent Now Buy Later and Community Led Land Trusts.

    These ideas were put forward by Cllr Neil Sandison (Eastlands) and Cllr Tim Douglas (Paddox) as a notice of motion and received cross-party backing.

  • Carers campaign
    Article: Nov 28, 2020
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrats are supporting the Stand up for Carers campaign beginning with a call to raise Carer's Allowance.

    Across the country, 900,000 full-time unpaid carers rely on Carer's Allowance, but at just £67.25 a week, it is not nearly enough.

    More than a third of those on Carer's Allowance are struggling to make ends meet. Many have been struggling for months, often relying on foodbanks to feed themselves and the people they care for.

  • RBC Chamber
    Article: Nov 28, 2020
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    At a full meeting of Rugby Borough Council on Thursday 26 November 2020, Rugby Liberal Democrats Councillors did not support the proposed restructuring of the Council with no member of the Group voting in favour.

    The Liberal Democrats are not against change or seeking improvements to how Rugby Borough Council operates, but in the debate that was done in private as per the Council's rules, concerns were expressed about the timing, vision and process carried out by the authority.