Eaton updates

  • Article: May 12, 2019

    Our teams spent the weekend knocking on doors, delivering leaflets and phoning voters.

    The efforts of our volunteers were amazing, and we are making a massive dent in what needs to be done this campaign.

    Voters that we were able to talk to are responding very well to our #StopBrexit message and many are switching from other parties.

  • 2019 Lib Dem Norwich City Group
    Article: May 3, 2019
    By James Wright

    The local election results are in, and I would like to thank everyone who voted Lib Dem in Norwich.

    Although we were not able to add any new councillors this year, we are now ahead of the Conservative's as Norwich's third party for the first time since 2007.

    There is much to build on for the next set of elections in 2020.

  • Article: Mar 23, 2019

    It was a day of buses, trains and automobiles for Norwich Lib Dem activists making their way to London to join the upwards of 1m who took part in the #PutItToThePeople march.

    Lib Dem Councillor James Wright took to Twitter to set out his thoughts at the end of the day.

  • Local resident Kate Heley with Cllrs Caroline Ackroyd and James Wright
    Article: Feb 21, 2019
    By James Wright

    Lib Dems back residents in road safety campaign

    The Eaton Lib Dem councillor team are backing local resident Kate Heley in her call for a crossing on Unthank Road near Judges Walk, and have met with her to look at options.

    Kate said, "This is an area that is frequently crossed, especially by students crossing from the Eaton Park area to Newmarket road or by families going to Eaton Park. Putting a crossing there would make that area much safer as there is no nearby crossing, and encourage walking."

  • Merry Christmas 2018
    Article: Dec 25, 2018
  • James Wright - Benjamin Foundation fundraising
    Article: Nov 30, 2018

    On November 15, Eaton Councillor James Wright took part in the 2018 Benjamin Foundation Sleep Out at Carrow Road, and was overwhelmed by the generosity of supporters.

    "This was my 4th time taking part in the Benjamin Foundation Sleep Out, and donations this year more than doubled what I raised last year. Thank you on behalf of all of the young people who will be helped."

  • Norwich Evening News - People's Vote
    Article: Nov 28, 2018

    It was third time lucky yesterday evening, as the Lib Dem-led attempt to get Norwich City Council to endorse a People's Vote finally secured support from the ruling Labour administration.

    The amended motion reads as follows.

    The Government has now published the text of the draft deal on the UK's exit from the European Union.

  • Benjamin Foundation 2018 - Carrow Road
    Article: Nov 16, 2018

    Last night Eaton Cllr James Wright slept out on the streets to promote awareness of the homeless crisis in Norwich and raise money for the Benjamin Foundation. This was his 4th Benjamin Foundation Sleep Out, and he was joined by over 140 others who bedded down in the car park of Norwich City Football Club for the night. Participants were delighted that Norman Lamb MP was able to pay a visit, and James would like to thank Norman for his generous support.

  • Benjamin Foundation 2018 - Carrow Road
    Article: Nov 9, 2018
    By James Wright

    On November 15, Eaton Councillor James Wright will brave the elements to take part in the 2018 Benjamin Foundation Sleep Out at Carrow Road.

    This is the 4th time the Benjamin Foundation have held this fundraising Sleep Out, and James has taken part since the beginning.

    James was prompted to campaign to raise awareness of issues around homelessness and rough sleeping after seeing the short film - Homeless and Rough Sleeping in Norwich - back in 2012. The film contained a young girl talking about her experiences of rough sleeping, and only a couple of years previously she was a student at the school where James worked.

  • Cllrs Ackroyd and Lubbock speaking with a local resident at the Bank Holiday Monday street surgery
    Article: Sep 14, 2018
    By James Wright

    The local Lib Dems have responded to the publication of the recommendations for how to proceed with the 20mph scheme in Eaton.

    Councillors spent August talking with residents, EVRA and officers about the proposals for Greenways and Church Lane, given that they were so out of proportion to what was needed. One resident described the proposed scheme as 'a sledgehammer to crack a nut'.