Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Over the last several weeks, Rugby Green Party have come out in force campaigning over the threat of cuts to Rugby St Cross Hospital.
The Green Party believe that this is more likely to be as a direct result of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a treaty between the European Union and the United States.
Terry White, 22, from Rugby Green Party has said 'people have been telling us they're concerned about how much of the hospital they've lost. I haven't spoken to a single person who uses our hospital that is not concerned that we now have to travel to Coventry for services that we should be able to get from a hospital situated in a town like Rugby.'
Mr White also expressed his concern over the legal power TTIP gives to business. 'No elected government should face the threat of being able to be sued by unelected businesses.
Under TTIP, these businesses will have the freedom to buy out more and more of our NHS as well as other public services. Our campaign is all about putting public services back in public hands.
Thousands of people across Rugby aren't in a financial situation to be able to afford our health service to be sold off and the devastating part is how we haven't heard Mr Pawsey MP for Rugby say anything on this, which is why I will be writing to him to demand an explanation from him on this.
Monday, 27 October 2014
Rugby Green Party has selected Kate Crowley as our Green Candidate in the forthcoming By Election for the Bilton Ward.
Kate who has lived in Rugby for over 30 years and lives nearby to the Bilton Ward is well known to many in her profession as a local Pharmacist.
Interests of Kate’s include dancing, reading, walking and charitable fundraising
Kate is campaigning to give people a positive vote in Bilton to:
- Defend our NHS.
- Protect independent local shops in Bilton – including a levy on new supermarket developments. According to ‘Local Works’ Every time a supermarket opens, 276 jobs are lost locally and we all know what our neglected town centre looks like with empty shops – we do not want this in Bilton!
- Improve bus services,
- Oppose unsuitable housing developments – build homes for local need not profit for developers.
- Promote Rugby as a place for the new green jobs – based on the skills that already exist in Rugby including the council taking the lead to improve public housing through free solar panels & Insulation etc to tackle fuel poverty and low cost grants to owner occupiers.
Kate says, “Rugby is my community and with new positive Green ideas we can start to repair the damage that has been done by the grey parties and build our town into a safe vibrant place to live”
P & P by R.Sandison on behalf of Kate Crowley and Rugby Green Party, 21 Jubilee Street, Rugby CV21 2JJ