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

  • Tim East
    Article: Jan 19, 2018

    At the Council's Environment, Development and Transport Committee today the Tory administration caved in to pressure led by the Liberal Democrats and supported by Norfolk Labour to remove the cuts to road gritting across the county.

    First raised by Tim East at the October meeting, where his pressure supported by Parish/Town Councils saw the Tories remove their budget cut to make Parish and Town Councils pay for grit bins to compensate for roads not being gritted, his and the Liberal Democrat campaign to stop the budget cut that would reduce the number of roads that were gritted across the county came to fruition at today's meeting.

  • Norman lamb tweet
    Article: Jan 19, 2018

    At the Council's Environment, Development and Transport Committee today the Tory administration caved in to pressure led by the Liberal Democrats and supported by Norfolk Labour and the Eastern Daily Press to remove the cuts to the rural bus services.

    We are indebted to Norman lamb, Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk who organised a petition calling on the County Council to save local transport from the oncoming budget cuts.

  • Surgeons operating in theatre.
    Article: Jan 18, 2018
    By Judith Jolly

    Figures released today show 1 in 10 nurses are leaving the NHS every year. The number of nurses leaving the NHS now outnumbers those joining.

    Nurses are the backbone of our NHS. The vital service and quality of care they provide cannot continue to be undervalued.

    It is little wonder nurses are leaving in droves and that they far outnumber new nurses being recruited.

  • Pay slip
    Article: Jan 8, 2018

    Basic Allowance

    All local authorities pay their Councillors a basic allowance this is a flat rate allowance, payable to all their elected members. It is recognition of the number of hours that the Councillors need in order to carry out the role expected of them.

    Norfolk County Council asked an independent remuneration panel their report to the County Council is available at http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/norfolkcc/Meetings/tabid/70/ctl/ViewMeetingPublic/mid/397/Meeting/591/Committee/2/SelectedTab/Documents/Default.aspx)

  • Road gritter
    Article: Jan 4, 2018

    At the Council's Environment, Development and Transport Committee meeting on 20 October 2017 one of the proposed Tory budgets cuts was to reduce the number of roads gritted in winter. This would mean a 200K cut in 2018/19.

    The County Council has a legal duty, as far as is reasonably practicable, for ensuring safe passage along a highway is not endangered by ice and snow.