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  • Tim Adams
    Article: Jan 29, 2021

    Tim Adams commenting on a Norfolk County Council report on the current position of post 16 education across Norfolk has said -

    "Lack of post 16 education facilities leaves young people stranded. As an increasing number of training providers collapse and with the number of young people going into apprenticeship falling dramatically during last year this is another area where young people's lives have been hit hard by the Covid pandemic.

    Young people need some hope for the post Covid world but for the last 4 years, Norfolk's rate for creating new jobs has fallen year on year and the level of wages are well below regional and national averages. Something new is needed.

    Norfolk needs vision, ambition and leadership. Our overall economy was already falling well behind before coronavirus. Norfolk is full of untapped potential and needs an administration at County Hall that is prepared to deal with the issues that help to unlock our potential such as the current excessive travel to learn distances."

    Tim Adams

  • Photo of Dan Roper
    Article: Jan 29, 2021
    The Liberal Democrats have criticised the lack of any references to the experience of residents and customers in a key Norfolk County Council report on how the Council wants to work in the future.
    The business transformation report presented at the Corporate Select Committee identified six priority areas for changes in how the Council works in the next six months. None of these make any reference to customer service or the impact of changes on residents.
  • Flooding
    Article: Jan 28, 2021

    We want to express of thanks to the emergency staff and county council staff for all their work in helping people who have been affected by the recent flooding. For those people who have been affected it can be devastating especially during a Christmas in lock down.

    Yet within the County Council administration this issue, like economic development, seems to have been a low priority for a long time. The shocking scenes from across Norfolk over Christmas mean it has made it onto the table, but why did it take so long?

  • Photo of Dan Roper
    Article: Jan 27, 2021

    Dan Roper was on Radio Norfolk on 26 January 2021. He said more needs to be done by Norfolk County Council to get every child a digital device or those without will fall even more behind on their learning.

    You can listen to what Dan Roper had to say at the 3hr 45 point of the Stephen Bumfrey show (with Sam Day standing in) here - https://bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p093sk8m

  • SA walk
    Article: Jan 25, 2021
    Norfolk Liberal Democrats respond to the report to the Council's Cabinet meeting on the Norfolk County Council's Revenue Budget Budget 2021-22 and Medium Term financial Strategy 2021-25.
    Steff Aquarone, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Norfolk County Council said -
    "The Conservatives at County Hall will have increased Council tax by 18% over the last 4 years whilst they have cut services savagely often to those people who are in the most need of help.