Member Development Session – Warwickshire Fire & Rescue

On 4 July 2017 members were invited to Rugby Fire Station as part of the induction programme; which has been developed to ensure that members have the skills and knowledge required to be effective in their role.

The itinerary included welcome and introductions from the Portfolio Holder for Fire & Community Safety, Councillor Howard Roberts and Chief Fire Officer Andy Hickmott. There were presentations from Deputy Chief Fire Officer Rob Moyney and Programme Manager Ade Mallaban – which introduced members to the Fire Service, their responsibilities and priorities as well as the overall vision for staff.

Members were then given the chance to see some of the equipment used by firefighters including heavy duty cutters for road traffic collisions and boats for water rescues. There was also a demonstration by the Animal Rescue Team who showcased the equipment and skills they have for large animal rescue call outs.

There was a chance for members to see the wide range of prevention work that the Fire Service does – from visits to schools, home safety advice and arson prevention, to the work done with bikers and university students.

This event was well received by the members and gave a valuable insight into the various roles that Warwickshire fire and Rescue provide for our local communities


Your Election Candidates

Polling station

It’s only 10 days until people all over the Country will be voting in the County Council elections.

In Warwickshire, all 62 County Council seats are up for election, and over 250 local people have put themselves forward as election candidates.

You can visit our dedicated elections web page at  to find out who’s standing in your local area.

And then don’t forget to vote on 2nd May!

Closure of hospital ward under scrutiny

The recent decision by University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) to close Birch Ward at Rugby St Cross Hospital will come under the spotlight this week.

Councillors from both Warwickshire County Council and Rugby Borough Council will be meeting on Friday 16 December to consider how this decision has been reached.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. If you’d like to put forward a question to Andy Hardy, the Chief Executive of UHCW, please send these to by the end of the day on Wednesday 14 December.

This will be a special joint scrutiny meeting of Warwickshire’s Adult Social Care and Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee and Rugby’s Customer & Partnerships Committee – for more information on these committees, please click on the links.

When and where

Time: 2.00pm

Date: 16 December 2011

Venue: Council Chamber, Rugby Borough Council offices, Evereux Way, Rugby

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