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As the economy reopens, a new social media campaign to champion local businesses has received the backing of Rugby MP Mark Pawsey. The Federation of Small Businesses is encouraging residents and visitors to Rugby to share their favourite small businesses using the hashtag #MyHiddenGems. Small businesses account for 98% of the local business community in […]

Liberal Democrat Councillors will propose at the meeting of the West Northamptonshire Shadow Executive on 23rd February that average council tax rises across the district should be at 3.99%, a fifth less than the proposed rises of 4.99% on the table from the Conservatives. “The choice to impose the maximum possible Council Tax increase has […]

Rugby’s MP Mark Pawsey has visited the site of a landslip in Hillmorton to see Network Rail’s repair works as the West Coast Main Line reopened. After heavy rain during Storm Christoph left the ground unstable, Network Rail engineers have spent just over two weeks moving thousands of tonnes of earth on the West Coast […]

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has had his coronavirus vaccine at Rugby’s vaccine hub in Locke House over the weekend. Rugby’s vaccine hub, which has been running since the new year, has now vaccinated over 20,000 local residents and completed the first four priority groups ahead of the Government’s targets. As such, Rugby is now moving […]

At a Full meeting of Rugby Borough Council on 2 February 2021, Liberal Democrat Councillors put forward an amendment to the Draft Housing Revenue Account Capital and Revenue Budgets 2021/22 and Medium-Term Financial Plan 2021-25 to look at improving the energy efficiency of our housing stock and plant more trees on Council land.   The amendment […]

  Innovative approach needed to help homeless back to work – Rugby Lib Dems    Rugby Liberal Democrats are calling on Rugby Borough Council to adopt the innovative ‘Beam’ approach to help people who are homeless back into work.      Beam is a social enterprise that crowdfunds job training for homeless people, and supports them […]

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 […]

Rugby’s Benn Partnership Centre will once again be providing Christmas dinners to some of Rugby’s most vulnerable residents – although this year will be a takeaway service rather than their usual sit-down dinner. Due to the impact of coronavirus, Sonia Johns and the team at the Benn Partnership Centre have expanded their normal offer of […]

A motion presented by the Liberal Democrat group asking that the council lobby government to support the 3 million individuals and small businesses that have received no support during the COVID crisis, failed to secure the support of the majority of Tory Councillors. There are potentially thousands of individuals and businesses in this Excluded group […]

The winning image was designed by 9-year-old Kane Firkins of Rugby Free Primary School Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has announced the winner of his 2020 Christmas card competition. Mark received over 80 entries this year from Primary Schools right across the constituency, and picking a winner proved as challenging as ever. The card, which features […]

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