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Norfolk County Council Liberal Democrat Group

  • Flooding river (AFP via GettyImages)
    Article: Feb 26, 2020

    Ed Maxfield, Liberal Democrat leader at County Hall has called for an urgent review of Norfolk County Council's flood protection plans in Norfolk

    Following Ed Maxfield's letter to the Leader of the Council in 30 July 2019, the Leader said a review of policies within the Council's 2015 Local Flood Risk Management Strategy would be undertaken this financial year yet seven months on there seems to be no progress.

  • Tim Adams
    Article: Feb 23, 2020

    In February's Budget-setting Full Council meeting, Liberal Democrat councillor Tim Adams called for a new direction on the social care cuts rather than a morally indefensible race to the bottom. As Conservative councillors voted for an increase in their own pay once again, Cllr Adams asked if they would accept a 55% reduction on their allowances as they were forcing disabled people to accept. You can listen to his speech here.

  • Ed Maxfield
    Article: Feb 20, 2020

    Norfolk County Council will this year be putting up Council Tax by 3.99%: the maximum it is allowed to without triggering a referendum. That is now 17.7% that the Conservatives have increased Council Tax since they took over running Norfolk County Council. For a Band D property that is an extra £178.57 a year in Council Tax in just 4 years. Residents are paying more but getting far less in services.

  • Thickthorn bus
    Article: Feb 19, 2020

    Liberal Democrat Councillor Brian Watkins is calling for a new transport interchange at Thickthorn which would provide a better link between traffic using the A11/A47, the University of East Anglia and Norwich Research Park.

    The Liberal Democrat Group on Norfolk County Council has criticised the lack of will and conviction in developing the region's rail infrastructure, and wants to see a bolder, more imaginative approach to bring about real change. The Council's current Rail Prospectus is insufficiently ambitious in supporting a transition to a low carbon future, and not enough is being done to respond to changing demographic needs. At a time when congestion on our roads has reached unprecedented levels, travelling by train should offer a green and environmentally friendly alternative to the car.

  • Ed Maxfield
    Article: Dec 16, 2019

    Dear Duncan

    Congratulations on your election victory. You have won a substantial mandate from people who rightly have high expectations of their MP. You will have already seen how quickly your inbox fills with issues to tackle but I want to take this chance to highlight three critical issues of concern to your constituents that I hope you will put at the top of your 'to do' list.