24th May, 2018

Council invites residents to raise issues of concern

RUGBEIANS are invited to raise their concerns with Rugby Borough council at a public workshop.

Councillors have started to plan the programme of overview and scrutiny work for the coming year, and have urged residents to raise issues which could benefit from a detailed review.

Coun Claire Edwards, overview and scrutiny chair, said: “We would like to hear about issues people think the borough council should put under the spotlight.

“We’re looking for matters of real community concern where there is a realistic prospect of making improvements.”

Fellow chair Coun Neil Sandison added: “Overview and scrutiny has the power to make a real difference.

“But to be really effective it is important for local people to be involved and that’s why we have issued an open invitation to the workshop.”

Each issue included in the programme will be reviewed in detail by a cross-party group of councillors.

Recent review topics have included homelessness, Public Space Protection Orders, town centre heritage, and waste and recycling.

The public workshop takes place at the Benn Hall’s Rokeby Room, Newbold Road, at 5.30pm on Wednesday March 7.

Visit www.rugby.gov.uk/scrutiny and click ‘get involved’ to find out more, suggest an issue for review or confirm attendance at the workshop.

Residents can also contact the council’s democratic services team at democraticservices@rugby.gov.uk or on (01788) 533591.

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