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  • Councillor Judith Lubbock
    Article: Oct 8, 2015

    City Councillor Judith Lubbock has raised concerns about the timing of changes to parking charges at Norwich City Council run car parks. The changes will see rises of 10p per hour, with St Giles charges changing to £1.80 an hour and St Andrews to £1.70. Other car parks to rise 10p per hour are Chantry, Chapelfield East and Pottergate.

  • Cllr Caroline Ackroyd at the Marston Marshes work day
    Article: Oct 4, 2015

    Excellent weather and good company helped to make Saturday's session at Marston Marshes, organised as part of the Norwich City Council Get Involved Week, a rewarding experience.

    Cllr Caroline Ackroyd and Cllr James Wright were able to join volunteers clearing scrub, coppicing willow along the dyke edge and then burning the brash.

  • European flags
    Event: October 15, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Livingstones Pub and Restaurant, 4 White's Lane, Lowestoft, NR33 7TF

    A European Referendum Debate between UKIP and the cross-party 'YES' European Movement, involving local Liberal Democrats from Lowestoft.

    The lead speaker for the 'YES' side will be Laura Sandys, the Chair of European Movement and the former MP for South Thanet. She will be debating, Douglas Carswell, the lead speaker for the 'NO' side. Adam Robertson, a local Lib Dem activist, will be the 'YES' side second speaker.

    The debate is likely to involve heated discussion on the Common Fisheries Policy, Area Assisted Funding from the European Union, alongside many more issues, in relation to the EU.

    Come along and show support for why, Britain, should stay in the EU.

    Adam Robertson · adamrobertson@ymail.com · 01502 580983

  • Free school meals all primary schools
    Article: Oct 2, 2015

    Thousands of children across Norwich could lose their right to a free school meal under Conservative plans to review the scheme.

    Universal free school meals offer every infant child a healthy meal at lunchtime, which saves families more than £400 per child per year.

    Evidence shows where children have been given a free school dinner, their results improved compared to youngsters who didn't get one.

  • Councillor Judith Lubbock
    Article: Sep 30, 2015

    City Councillor Judith Lubbock wrote the following letter to the press on the subject of encouraging cycling as an Investment in our health.

    Mike Woodhouse's letter (EDP 29/9) criticises the City and County Council for supporting safer cycling and calls The Pink Pedalway and the Avenues in particular 'a cycle track to nowhere that no cyclists will ever use'.

  • Cllr James Wright and Cllr Caroline Ackroyd at the London refugee march
    Article: Sep 29, 2015

    Councillors in Norwich have voted unanimously in support of a motion about the current Syrian refugee crisis.

    Council resolved to:

    a) reaffirm its long held commitment to help shelter and protect refugees in Norwich;
    b) communicate a message of thanks to those Norwich residents who have responded to the crisis by offering and giving help and support to refugees;
    c) support citizen initiatives to help all refugees' resettlement and integration in local communities;
    d) ask cabinet to continue to :-

    i) work closely with the county council as the 'lead agency' and with other public, voluntary and private sector bodies;
    ii) participate in schemes to house refugees and work with the UK Border Agency to support people of all nationalities granted refuge in Norwich;

    e) call on the Government - in recognition of the need for long-term assistance - to fund support from national resources (without use of the international aid budget) for at least five years with a review after that time;
    f) call on both Norwich MPs and MEPs for the Eastern Region to support the suggested funding proposal; and
    g) ask group leaders to write to the Prime Minister asking him to recognise and respond positively to the refugee crisis in Europe.

  • European Liberal Drinks
    Event: November 11, 2015 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    White Lion, Oak Street, Norwich, NR3 3AQ

    Join us on Thursday evening for some beer/cider and bar billiards, plus a chat about all things Liberal.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2015

    Tim Farron delivered his first speech to a Lib Dem Conference as leader of the party.

    In it he called on the millions of liberals in Britain to become Liberal Democrats and join the party.

    Full text of the speech

    When I was growing up my school didn't have a sixth form. I guess that's because most of us didn't do A levels. So I went to a separate sixth form college - Runshaw in Leyland - and, in my first week, I joined the Liberal Party.

  • Article: Sep 21, 2015

    A 'Male' or 'Female' tick-box on official documents should be phased out or replaced with an 'X' option, the Liberal Democrats said today.

    The move is part of a package of measures to cut discrimination against transgender and intersex people.

    Current practices make it difficult for a transgender person to have their gender recorded accurately.

  • Article: Sep 21, 2015

    Liberal Democrats have called for the Government to allow families to take children out of school during term-time to avoid crippling holiday costs.

    The party has warned that the ban on missing lessons is 'socially divisive' because it forces poorer families to break the rules or miss out on holidays altogether.