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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: 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.

  • Graph declining
    Article: Oct 24, 2018

    Norfolk County Council's economic snapshot for the second quarter in 2018 has just been released and it continues to show increasingly poor performance for Norfolk's economy.

    1.The Labour market in Norfolk has dipped below the national and regional average

    2. Rates of employment have fallen in Breckland, Great Yarmouth, Norwich and South Norfolk

  • 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.