Cllr Derek Poole, Leader of the Council, says the plan puts delivering for residents at the heart of the Council’s work
The Conservative Group at Rugby Borough Council have published their proposals for the Council’s Corporate Strategy Delivery Plan – a series of projects running across the Council to achieve the goals set out in the Corporate Strategy. These projects range from short term goals able be delivered quickly, to multi-year goals which seek to transform parts of our community.
Core to the Conservative Group’s proposals are enhancing the council’s response to climate change, regenerating Rugby’s town centre and ensuring our communities are safe and housed. This means continuing the work of the cross-party Town Centre Regeneration Working Group, which has begun to bring together developers and local businesses alongside council resources and partners. The delivery plans sets out greater detail of the strategy to make Rugby’s town centre a destination for leisure, retail and new homes.
The Conservative proposals for the Corporate Strategy Delivery Plan will also see a continuation and enhancement of the Council’s work with local communities, with the Community Safety Partnership being reviewed and a Community Safety Strategy being brought forward, alongside work with the community and voluntary sector, engagement with tenants in the social housing sector and reestablishing a landlords forum.
Speaking about the Conservative proposals, the Leader of the Council Cllr Derek Poole said:
“The Corporate Strategy Delivery Plan is how we will deliver for our communities across all the services which the Council provides. It contains a number of projects which will enhance how the council works for residents, as well as move us forward with a number of exciting projects. I believe that we can only truly do what is right for Rugby by being ambitious, and that is why at the heart of our priorities is the work we are doing in the town centre – including attracting major external investment. Alongside this the Conservatives are putting the environment and our communities first, including setting out proposals for a Climate Summit next year. We will also set out a clear economic strategy for our Borough which will emphasise the ways we will attract the businesses of the future.”
Cllr Poole continued:
“As we undertake this work, we will work closely with our partners both inside and outside the Council. I know that others will want the opportunity to consider and reflect on what we as the Administration are proposing and I look forward to working collaboratively in the interests of our residents.”
The Corporate Strategy Delivery Plan is due to be considered by Rugby Borough Council’s Conservative Cabinet on 23rd October and then by Council on 25th October. Full details can be found on the Council’s website at: https://www.rugby.gov.uk/meetings/meeting/1374/cabinet