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  • Steff walking
    Article: Mar 22, 2021

    The coronavirus pandemic has exposed and extended the existing health, ethnicity, education and occupation inequalities that prevent everyone in Norfolk having the chance to get on in life.

    Without urgent action, these gaps will widen further.

    It also brought financial problems to many people who thought they were doing OK. Add to this the fact that Norfolk's wage levels were already well below regional and national averages, and that for the last 4 years, the rate for creating new jobs in Norfolk has fallen year on year.

  • Steff Dr Who
    Article: Feb 24, 2021

    Norfolk Liberal Democrats have summarised the proposals in Norfolk County Council's budget as "unimaginative".

    Steff Aquarone, Liberal Democrat Group Leader, said "Norfolk's recovery from the pandemic cannot be business as usual with the same tired out old ideas. We need a bold, new vision for Norfolk. The Conservatives have simply relied on government handouts whilst continually asking people to pay more for less.

  • Steff walking
    Article: Feb 22, 2021

    Here is the speech given by Steff Aquarone, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Norfolk County Council on the council's budget and on initial proposals to show what the Liberal Democrats would do to speed up Norfolk's recovery from the Covid pandemic.

    "I'd like to start by acknowledging what previous speakers have said… that for all of us here, this past year has been like no other. And to thank the council officers who have worked tirelessly and adaptively to do what they can, with the resources they've been given.

  • Plasterboard waste
    Article: Feb 22, 2021

    A one day trial to allow people who carried out home improvements during the lockdown to dispose of the waste for free at the County's Household Waste Recycling sites is being proposed.

    The trial would be available once people are allowed to travel safely again, across all the County's recycling centres allowing disposal of up to three items free of charge for a fixed period.

  • CityTree
    Article: Feb 19, 2021

    Norwich's most polluted street could be in for a clean up thanks to innovative air filtering technology.

    CityTrees, which are made by green technology firm Green City Solutions, are the world's first biotech pollution filter and use living plants and mosses to filter pollutants from the air, creating microenvironments of cleaner air that benefit residents and passers-by.