Eaton updates

  • Article: Apr 26, 2021
    By Yan Malinowski

    On 6th May, voters in Norwich will go to the polls to choose their next City and County Councillors.

    The following candidates are standing:

    Bowthorpe:

    Sean Bennett

    Catton Grove:

    Nigel Lubbock

    Crome:

    Sam Neal & Victor Scrivens

    Eaton:

    James Wright & Brian Watkins

    Lakenham:

    Paul Davies & Penny Hubble

    daviespaul1@yahoo.co.uk & pennyzenny@gmail.com

  • Judith Lubbock at Cringleford Stores
    Article: Jan 27, 2021

    Liberal Democrat councillors in Eaton continue to play our part in ensuring that the vulnerable and self-isolating members of the local community are well looked after during the current lockdown.

    Cllr Caroline Ackroyd is coordinating a scheme between the local Boots and Cringleford Stores to ensure that older people, without access to online ordering, can pay for their shopping by phone and have a volunteer deliver it.

    Please use our contact details below if you need help as we continue getting through this unprecedented situation.

    You can also sign up to our email list for important updates at norwichlibdems.org.uk/list

  • Eaton Park car park
    Article: Jan 27, 2021
    By James Wright

    The Labour run City Council are considering parking charges for Eaton Park. How do you feel about these possible charges?

    You can read the Evening News article for more information about the proposals.

    To let us have your detailed comments, please use the form below.

  • Article: Jan 24, 2021
    By Brian Watkins

    Liberal Democrat councillors on Norfolk County Council have spoken out strongly against the Conservative administration's decision to close Holt Hall Outdoor Education Centre. The move received strong public opposition, but attempts to bring about a rethink failed at a special meeting of the Council in January. Brian Watkins said, 'Holt Hall has helped to transform the lives of thousands of children across several generations. I am appalled that the Tories have not seen fit to consult the wider public properly about its future, as well as their unwillingness to look at alternative models and partnerships that could have kept this important facility open in the longer term.

  • Article: Jan 23, 2021
    By James Wright

    To: EDP letters page, via e-mail

    Dear Sirs,

    Peter Prinsley (EDP letters page, 23/01/21) highlights the fact that Liberal Democrat councillors in Eaton are keeping residents informed through our publication.

    However, he is mistaken about referring to the volunteers that delivered it. Since the start of the 'tier system', we have not asked our volunteers to deliver anything (can other political parties in the city say the same? I know that I have recently received Labour literature), and since Norwich entered tier four, and in line with government guidelines, we have been using commercial delivery services in Eaton and elsewhere, who are already making the trips to people's letterboxes.

  • Article: Jan 18, 2021

    Many people have reacted in horror to the recent pollution problems close to the University on the River Yare and its impact on habitats and wildlife in the area. Local Lib Dem councillors Brian Watkins and Judith Lubbock were amongst the numerous complaints demanding prompt action from the Environment Agency. Oil on the surface of the river had first been identified just before Christmas, and dog owners were warned not to let their pets enter the water. The Agency immediately put in place measures to contain the problem, but it was several weeks before efforts to locate the source were finally successful.

  • Article: Jan 10, 2021
    By Brian Watkins

    Norfolk County Council plan to install a signalised crossing at the Eaton Road/Newmarket Road junction. The scheme would form part of a £32million programme of improvements for Norwich, and if given the go-ahead would enable cyclists and pedestrians to cross more safely. It would also provide collateral benefits for children walking to/from CNS School. Lib Dem County Councillor Brian Watkins said that any measures to improve safety at this junction would be welcome, but that it would be necessary to consult with the public before any changes were introduced. Further feasibility and design work will take place in the coming weeks.

  • Eaton team
    Article: Jan 5, 2021

    Dear resident,

    During this current national lockdown, we wanted to make sure you were aware that we continue to work to support our community.

    In normal times, we would be out and about, chatting with residents throughout Eaton, but sadly this isn't possible at the moment.

    However, as your local councillors, we are in regular touch with the Council about what support is out there for people in our community.

  • police
    Article: Feb 12, 2020

    The Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner, Lorne Green, was recently quizzed by councillors at a special meeting of the Norwich City Council Scrutiny Committee on Feb 11.

    Committee chair and Lib Dem Eaton ward councillor, James Wright, used comments from local residents on safety and policing issues to highlight to the Commissioner issues that local residents have been facing, including anti-social behaviour, drug use, vandalism and lack of visible policing.

  • Eaton parkrun Christmas Day (Simon Wright)
    Article: Dec 26, 2019

    While many were at home, unwrapping presents and putting the sprouts on, over 1400 people descended on Eaton park to take part in the Christmas day parkrun.

    1360 runners crossed the finish line after running, jogging or walking the 5k and were supported by the 49 volunteers who made the event happen.