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Norfolk County Council Liberal Democrat Group

  • River in flood
    Article: Mar 2, 2020

    It's time to review our preparations for flooding according to Ed Maxfield, leader of Liberal Democrat councillors at County Hall.

    "Norfolk's Flood Risk Plan is five years old. A lot has changed in that time. We have had five years of house building and five years of cuts to local government spending. We need to be sure there is enough money in the pot to tackle the problem.

  • Photo of Brian Watkins
    Article: Feb 27, 2020

    Liberal Democrat County Councillor Brian Watkins has criticised the ruling Conservative administration at County Hall for refusing to accept its share of the blame for the non-delivery of major infrastructure projects in Norfolk. Back in 2014, Norfolk County Council was awarded £300 million by central government for improvements along the A47, with the former prime minister David Cameron famously pledging his commitment to the delivery of the schemes. However, six years on the diggers have remained silent, and the work has yet to start.

  • Flooding river (AFP via GettyImages)
    Article: Feb 26, 2020

    Ed Maxfield, Liberal Democrat leader at County Hall has called for an urgent review of Norfolk County Council's flood protection plans in Norfolk

    Following Ed Maxfield's letter to the Leader of the Council in 30 July 2019, the Leader said a review of policies within the Council's 2015 Local Flood Risk Management Strategy would be undertaken this financial year yet seven months on there seems to be no progress.

  • Tim Adams
    Article: Feb 23, 2020

    In February's Budget-setting Full Council meeting, Liberal Democrat councillor Tim Adams called for a new direction on the social care cuts rather than a morally indefensible race to the bottom. As Conservative councillors voted for an increase in their own pay once again, Cllr Adams asked if they would accept a 55% reduction on their allowances as they were forcing disabled people to accept. You can listen to his speech here.

  • Ed Maxfield
    Article: Feb 20, 2020

    Norfolk County Council will this year be putting up Council Tax by 3.99%: the maximum it is allowed to without triggering a referendum. That is now 17.7% that the Conservatives have increased Council Tax since they took over running Norfolk County Council. For a Band D property that is an extra £178.57 a year in Council Tax in just 4 years. Residents are paying more but getting far less in services.