Our Candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner

Norfolk Liberal Democrats have announced their candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner election to be held on May 6th, the same day as the County Council elections.

He is, John Crofts, a retired Headmaster, from Ringstead in North West Norfolk.  Speaking at the launch of his campaign, John said, “In a world where many crimes are on the rise and police forces are under pressure due to reduced funding, we need to increase the visibility of police in our communities to both combat crime, but also, just as important, to boost the confidence of our local communities. Only through understanding the needs of every person and supporting them properly can we hope to work effectively.”

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In the budget debate at Norfolk County Council Lib Dem Group Leader Steff Aquarone set out alternative priorities for Norfolk. Noting that The Tories are quite obviously trying to manipulate the terms of this May’s elections to their advantage he was clear that they will not succeed because the people of Norfolk deserve better. Lib Dem priorities are set out below.

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NNDC Lib Dems Plan Council Tax Freeze

Liberal Democrat controlled North Norfolk District Council has frozen its element of the Council Tax for the next financial year starting in April, meaning there will be no increase in the charge local residents are asked to pay for District Council services next year.

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Lib Dems Propose a DIY Household Waste Disposal Day

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 by Norfolk Liberal Democrats

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January News Round Up

Latest responses from Lib Dem spokesmen to actions by Norfolk County Council.

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Liberal Democrat District Council independently recognised for strong performance on COVID grant support

Liberal Democrat controlled NNDC is "immensely proud" of officers administering vital Government grants

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Justice for Disability Network Norfolk

We are delighted that the Disability Network Norfolk have been successful in their legal challenge against the reductions in the Minimum Income Guarantee (the amount which the Council says someone is “allowed” to keep to live on after charges for support services are taken from their benefits) by Norfolk County Council.

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Opposition groups at County Hall unite in attempt to reverse Holt Hall closure

A challenge to the decision to close Holt Hall involving the two main opposition political groups at county hall was launched today. A special council meeting is being requisitioned to pressure the Conservative cabinet to reverse the closure and sell off decision and instead find a long term solution to keep outdoor learning for young people from Holt Hall.

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Lib Dems Say No to Holt Hall Closure

The extent of the Tory run County Council’s failure is shown in the report to the Cabinet meeting on 7 December 2020 on the future of Holt Hall. The Council has lost £270,000 over the last three years through its conservative running of the service.

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Outdoor Learning Too Important To Be Cut So Cheaply

It is clear from the report to the Norfolk County Council Scrutiny Committee meeting on 13 November 2020 on the future of Holt Hall that this is a decision just to asset strip the building and raise capital receipts for the council.

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