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

  • 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.

  • Photo of mobile library
    Article: Jul 2, 2018
    By Steffan Aquarone

    Libraries are seen by many as a lifeline and a crucial public service, especially if you are elderly, socially isolated, poor, vulnerable, or all of the above.

    In rural areas, the local library, along with the village hall, pub and shop, is the focal point of community life. It's a safe, trusted place for meeting friends and neighbours, a place for learning, information and leisure and sometimes just a place to keep warm.

  • Plasterboard waste
    Article: Jun 6, 2018

    We believe that the charges that Norfolk County Council have introduced for the disposal of DIY household waste at the council's household waste management sites will lead to more flytipping across Norfolk. The Tory Commitee Chairman, Martin Wilby told us that there would be no increase in fly tipping and that would mean no extra costs to the tax payer.

  • Post 16
    Article: May 25, 2018

    Education is the key to giving young people the best opportunities in life and Norfolk consistently lags behind in the number of young people achieving qualifications beyond the age of sixteen.

    At the age of 16 a young person can make a choice about where to continue their learning. Young people have to stay in some form of learning/training until at least their 18th birthday. Most stay in school or college, but there are lots of other options available:

  • Now Hiring
    Article: May 14, 2018

    Economic development can be defined as efforts that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining jobs and supporting or growing incomes and the tax base.

    Economic growth means an increase in real national income / national output. Economic growth should enable more economic development. Higher real GDP enables more to be spent on health care and education.