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

  • fly-tipping
    Article: Apr 6, 2018

    Norfolk County Council has announced https://t.co/qe29C5Glss that from 1 April 2018 there will be a charge for all DIY type construction and demolition waste. It will no longer be possible to take one large item or up to 80 litres of DIY waste to a recycling centre for no charge.

    As a general rule, non-household or DIY waste items are materials created from the construction, demolition, alteration or repair of a home or garden. Materials may include a sink, bath, kitchen unit, radiator, fence panel, guttering, or rubble.

  • Ed Maxfield at Bacton school
    Article: Apr 5, 2018

    Every child deserves an excellent education and families deserve every possible support to reduce the stresses and pressures involved in bringing up children. Norfolk is set to receive nearly £3 million of government funding to improve support for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and the Council is consulting on the best way to invest the money. I want to encourage everyone to grab this chance to have your say about SEN provision in Norfolk.

  • Affordable Housing
    Article: Mar 22, 2018

    Even though 70% of Britain's land is given over to farming, Rural Communities are often ignored by politicians which is why we were delighted to see the Lib Dems approve a policy on Rural Communities at our national Spring Conference last weekend.

    Whilst there is much to discuss about the impact of Brexit on farming - for example, up to 90% of farms will go bankrupt if "single farm payments" are removed - rural Britain is about much more than this.

  • Digital Inclusion
    Article: Mar 6, 2018

    Digital inclusion is about having the access, skills and motivation to confidently go online to access the opportunities of the internet.

    The benefits of developing digital skills cannot be underestimated. From communicating easily with the world around, to accessing learning and job opportunities, managing, making and saving money and even improving physical and mental health, digital literacy is a vital skill to participate fully in the modern world.

  • Vattenfall
    Article: Feb 26, 2018

    Vattenfall (Swedish Energy Company) has been consulting on proposals for an offshore wind farm 47 km off the Norfolk coast comprising: up to 257 turbines; and ancillary onshore supporting infrastructure including: a new cable relay station (if required using HVAC technology); buried cable route (approximately 60 km); extending the existing sub-station at Necton; and construction of a new sub-station (close to Necton Sub-station). The proposal has a generating capacity of 1.8 Giga Watts, which is sufficient to provide 1.3 million homes with electricity.