Rugby councillors want to hear residents' concerns - The Rugby Observer

Rugby councillors want to hear residents' concerns

Rugby Editorial 4th Feb, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

RUGBEIANS can put their concerns under the spotlight for the consideration of Rugby Borough Council.

The council is holding a public Overview and Scrutiny workshop next month to discuss issues for councillors to review in 2016, and has 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 that people think the borough council should put under the spotlight.

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




Each issue included in the programme becomes subject to an in-depth review by a cross-party group of councillors.

Recent review topics have included welfare reform, household waste services and promoting independent living.


Coun Howard Roberts, fellow chair of Overview and Scrutiny, 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.”

The public workshop takes place at the Benn Hall’s Rokeby Room, in Newbold Road, at 5.30pm on Wednesday March 2.

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

Residents can also call the council’s democratic services team on (01788) 533591.

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