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28th Oct, 2021

Council to prioritise economy, environment and health under new strategy

THREE new priority areas will be the focus of Rugby Borough Council’s (RBC) services after councillors approved a new Corporate Strategy.

Services will support the borough’s economic recovery, address the climate emergency, and support residents’ health and wellbeing.

A fourth priority area is aimed at ensuring the council is run effectively and efficiently, in ways that residents can access and influence.

RBC leader Coun Seb Lowe said: “I am passionate about Rugby. I am proud of the borough’s diverse communities, our vibrant charity and not for profit sector, our environmental assets, and our businesses.

“I recognise how these contribute to making Rugby a place that offers a high quality of living.

“As we collectively respond to, and then recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, we will build on these strengths. Rugby will remain a welcoming and rewarding borough to live, to socialise and to do business long into the future.

“We have developed ambitious commitments to focus on climate change and the environment, on our economy, and on health and wellbeing. We will deliver the jobs, homes, and infrastructure our borough needs.

“To support these objectives, we have also made some organisational commitments that will help us prioritise and redirect resources. These are the things that are right for Rugby.”

The strategy identifies four priority outcomes that residents helped to shape during a consultation at the end of last year.

They are for Rugby to be an environmentally sustainable place and reduce and mitigate the effects of climate change; for the town to have a diverse and resilient economy that benefits and enables opportunities for all residents; for residents to live healthy, independent lives, with the most vulnerable protected; and for RBC to be a responsible, effective and efficient organisation.

Visit www.rugby.gov.uk/corporatestrategy to read the full strategy.

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