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The inside scoop from the Liberal Democrats on what's going on at County Hall, home of Norfolk County Council

  • Ed at school
    Article: Oct 12, 2018

    Norfolk Liberal Democrats are delighted that the Conservative administration at the County Council has once again followed the Liberal Democrats lead on making care leavers exempt from paying Council Tax.

    In November 2017 Liberal Democrat County Councillor Ed Maxfield submitted a motion to the County Council to support a national campaign being run by the Children's Society to exempt care leavers from paying Council Tax until they are 25

  • photo of Sarah Butikofer
    Article: Oct 10, 2018

    Norfolk Liberal Democrats are delighted that the Tory administration at the County Council has caved in to the public pressure to modify its savage cut to the mobile library service.

    The Tory's proposals have been radically changed to only remove 92 stops which are not currently being used rather than a proposal to cut 725 mobile library stops. This is a huge victory for those people who rely on these crucial services.

  • Swanton Mobile Library
    Article: Sep 26, 2018

    Mobile libraries provide a place for rural or remote communities to gather. People enjoy coming together to meet. Mobile libraries offer a chance for a community to connect with each other, share stories, and be a social gathering place. This is especially important in rural, isolated places where the opportunity to connect with others is limited.

  • Mundesley Childrens Centre
    Petition: Sep 19, 2018

    Conservative proposals to cut £5million from Children Services by seeking to close 46 of 53 Children Centres across Norfolk is wrong. It puts Children's futures at risk.

    We believe that an adequately funded service that puts children first should be based on a comprehensive network of children's centres and open to all families who need it.

  • Plasterboard waste
    Article: Jul 24, 2018

    Despite claims to the contrary the evidence is available that the household DIY waste charges should be scrapped immediately as there is a clear indication that fly-tipping has increased as a consequence of the charges.

    On the basis that the County Council will not meet its projected £280,000 savings target, the effect will be to shunt the clearing up costs onto the District Councils who are responsible for clearing up fly tipping incidents.