WE DID IT. Congratulations to Ellie Chowns the Green Party’s first ever West Midlands MEP. Most importantly, a huge Thank You to all the voters in Rugby who trusted us with their votes in the European Parliament Election. Overall the number of people voting for us increased by almost 100%; with our share of the … Continue reading Thank You, Voters of Rugby
On Saturday 23rd of June, representatives of Rugby Green Party took part in the March for a People’s Vote to demand a say on the final Brexit deal. It is now clear that high profile promises such as £350m a week extra for the NHS made by politicians such as Boris Johnson during the Brexit … Continue reading Rugby Green Party Members Campaigning for a People’s Vote on Brexit
Rugby Green Party deplores the postponement of a much needed second rail station in Rugby after funding was turned down by short sighted Government rules. Warwickshire County Council (WCC) was to contribute £2m toward the £11m Rugby Parkway project located off the A428 close to the Daventry International Railfreight Terminal (DIRFT), with £4million coming from … Continue reading Rugby Green Party Deplores the Postponement of Rugby Parkway Rail Station Development
Thank you to all the voters in Rugby who trusted us with their votes last Thursday at the local election. Overall our share of the vote was up by an average of 4% per candidate compared with the last time Borough wide elections were held in 2016. The exception was in New Bilton Ward where a … Continue reading Thank You, Rugby
Last month Rugby Foodbank announced that the number of food parcels it has handed out had risen by more than 25% since last year. This is higher than the national average and over one third went to children. The Foodbank pointed to Universal Credit, low wages and debt as the prime causes of this surge … Continue reading Hunger and Homelessness; Twin Scourges of Rugby this Christmas
'Bob's 5 Questions' is our new series where we ask guests of Rugby Green Party the same 5 questions! When Natalie Bennett visited us last month she was the first to tackle the questions. What a wonderful start this was for our feature! Watch it here on ChannelRG
Rugby Green Party were delighted when former leader Natalie Bennett paid a surprise visit to Rugby on Monday 30th October. Lunch at the Bacco Lounge with party members was the first item on the agenda and an opportunity to discuss local issues. On the way, Natalie expressed approval at just how many small businesses are … Continue reading Former Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett pays a Surprise Visit to Rugby
The Boundary Commission for England is proposing to replace the current Rugby and Bulkington Parliamentary Constituency create a new one called Rugby and Southam. Incredibly, Long Lawford would not be included in this new constituency, instead being included as part of an enlarged Nuneaton constituency. An out of date electoral register was used to fix … Continue reading The Boundary Commission’s Proposals for Rugby Constituency are Undemocratic and Unacceptable.
Rail fares are going up by as much as 3.6%. This is the biggest increase in five years. and means that an annual season ticket from Rugby to Birmingham which now costs £2832 will rise by £102 to £2934 after January 2018. With many low paid workers getting at best a 1% pay rise this … Continue reading End the Fat Cat Controllers; Bring our Railways Back into Public Ownership
The River Avon is one of Britain's historic waterways, world famous through William Shakespeare's association with Stratford-upon-Avon. But where it flows past Tesco Superstore underneath the Black Path Bridge in Rugby it is simply an appalling dumping ground. Back in 2010 Rugby Green Party carried out a survey of the River Avon next to the … Continue reading Tesco Trolleys Are Still Being Dumped in the Historic River Avon 7 Years After we First Raised the Issue!