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Rugby Deserves Better On May 3rd

On 3rd May this year you will elect local Councillors to sit on Rugby Borough Council for the next four years. For too long Rugby has been taken for granted by Labour and the Tories. Our Green Party candidates are people who are already working to make the Borough better, being involved in your community … Continue reading Rugby Deserves Better On May 3rd

Hunger and Homelessness; Twin Scourges of Rugby this Christmas

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

Former Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett pays a Surprise Visit to Rugby

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’s Proposals for Rugby Constituency are Undemocratic and Unacceptable.

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 An out of date electoral register was used to fix … Continue reading The Boundary Commission’s Proposals for Rugby Constituency are Undemocratic and Unacceptable.

End the Fat Cat Controllers; Bring our Railways Back into Public Ownership

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

Tesco Trolleys Are Still Being Dumped in the Historic River Avon 7 Years After we First Raised the Issue!

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!

Rugby Borough Air Quality Is An Issue Of Grave Concern For Residents

With the Royal College of Physicians estimating 40,000 deaths per annum are attributable to air pollution, the Green Party takes the issue seriously. Here are some of the issues we face in Rugby and why the forthcoming Air Quality Status Report is vital Last week the BBC reported on an investigation into Cheshire East Council’s … Continue reading Rugby Borough Air Quality Is An Issue Of Grave Concern For Residents

Save Rugby’s Children’s Centres. Stop Warwickshire County Council’s Destructive Plans

Warwickshire County Council have announced its intention to reassess 5 of Rugby's Children Centres with a threat of closure. At risk are the centres in Cawston, Dunchurch, Hillmorton, Newbold and Wolston. Those at Claremont and Oakfield would be turned into family hubs. The County Council claims the changes are necessary as part of a plan to save £1.1 … Continue reading Save Rugby’s Children’s Centres. Stop Warwickshire County Council’s Destructive Plans

Plans to end stroke treatment at Rugby St Cross are unacceptable – and YOU can help save the service!

Plans to send stroke victims to University College Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire under a strategy which involves terminating services at Rugby St Cross are unacceptable. The first stage of the Coventry and Warwickshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) will close all six stroke beds at Rugby St Cross hospital. This will have two consequences for … Continue reading Plans to end stroke treatment at Rugby St Cross are unacceptable – and YOU can help save the service!