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  • Thickthorn bus
    Article: Feb 19, 2020

    Liberal Democrat Councillor Brian Watkins is calling for a new transport interchange at Thickthorn which would provide a better link between traffic using the A11/A47, the University of East Anglia and Norwich Research Park.

    The Liberal Democrat Group on Norfolk County Council has criticised the lack of will and conviction in developing the region's rail infrastructure, and wants to see a bolder, more imaginative approach to bring about real change. The Council's current Rail Prospectus is insufficiently ambitious in supporting a transition to a low carbon future, and not enough is being done to respond to changing demographic needs. At a time when congestion on our roads has reached unprecedented levels, travelling by train should offer a green and environmentally friendly alternative to the car.

  • Ed Maxfield
    Article: Dec 16, 2019

    Dear Duncan

    Congratulations on your election victory. You have won a substantial mandate from people who rightly have high expectations of their MP. You will have already seen how quickly your inbox fills with issues to tackle but I want to take this chance to highlight three critical issues of concern to your constituents that I hope you will put at the top of your 'to do' list.

  • Norwich Bus
    Survey: Nov 5, 2019
    5 questions

    We want to hear your views on how to improve public transport in Norwich.

    Norwich has much work to do to create a modern-day transport system fit for the 21st century but with the city hoping to benefit from the Government's Transforming Cities Fund it could see one of the biggest transformations the city has seen in many years.

  • Ed Maxfield
    Article: Oct 23, 2019

    Ed Maxfield's comment on the publication of the House of Commons Education Select Committee report into Special Educational Needs and Disabilities:

    "Politicians have spent three years fiddling over Brexit while special needs education has been engulfed in flames.

    "The crisis has been plain to see for anyone involved in education in Norfolk. Delays in completion of EHCPs, parents forced to challenge decisions, worries about schools 'off-rolling' pupils to avoid the cost of providing support.

  • Ed Maxfield
    Article: Sep 4, 2019

    Three quarters of Norfolk schools have been forced to reduce Special Needs (SEND) provision over the last four years because of budget cuts according to a survey carried out by Liberal Democrats. Over 90% fear they will have to consider more cuts in the future.

    Ed Maxfield, leader of the Liberal Democrat group of councillors on Norfolk County Council commented: