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

  • Photo of Dan Roper
    Article: Feb 12, 2019

    Norfolk Liberal Democrats demand better as Tory government attacks on local government and local Conservative mismanagement of the County Council's finances inflicts more pain and distress.

    Liberal Democrat Group Leader Dan Roper says "Austerity is now a Conservative political project both locally and nationally. It is designed to reduce the level of local services to a legal minimum and allow the private sector to step in. Aside from austerity the Conservatives have no sustainable plan for Norfolk and it is clear that the financial position of the County Council is now dire."

  • Photo of Brian Watkins
    Article: Feb 8, 2019

    Norfolk Liberal Democrats are proposing that this year's £1 million cut to those people who need the minimum income guarantee (MIG) be stopped.

    MIG enables those adults who require care and support to have enough income to cover their day-to-day basic living costs. The Tories want to reduce this figure to the absolute minimum required by law - a figure the Conservative-led government has not increased since 2014/15.

  • Steffan Aquarone
    Article: Feb 8, 2019

    It's often the case that once the majority of the public gives up on a public service, it becomes a 'like it or lump it' situation for those who have no other option. And public transport is no exception.

    Since coming to power in 2016, the Conservative-controlled county council has cut bus transport bit by bit. They've ticked the boxes to make sure they've carried out 'consultations' but these have only talked to the remaining few passengers.

  • Ed at school
    Article: Feb 6, 2019

    Liberal Democrats are calling for an extra £1 million to be spent on supporting Norfolk's children.

    As part of their budget proposals for Norfolk County Council, Liberal Democrat councillors want to increase funding for front-line support for families through the new 'Early Childhood and Family Service'. This would reverse a cut that was pushed through by Conservative councillors in January.

  • Photo of Steffan Aquarone
    Article: Jan 16, 2019

    We councillors received a message from the leader and deputy leader just before Christmas - notably, it was sent in an email as an image so that no-one with accessibility requirements would have been able to read it. It talked cheerily of "organisational changes" and a new "corporate board", but don't let these words deceive you: these changes are actually quite disturbing because they involve putting politicians in charge of the council's operations as well as its policy-making.