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  • Caroline Page head and shoulders
    Article: Mar 5, 2021
    By Councillor Caroline Page
    I argued for fair pay for County Councillors at Suffolk's Independent Remunerations Committee a couple of months back.
    Fair pay? I think all councillors should get the living wage plus pension contributions ( and they must be seen to work for it.)
    The committee's response was simple: "How can we afford to pay you a living wage? "
  • Tim Lockington in coat
    Article: Mar 2, 2021
    By Councillor Tim Lockington

    Vaccine reflections - from Ipswich Liberal Democrat Chairman Councillor Dr.Tim Lockington

    I am not an algorithm!

    Do you remember the Drama series "The Prisoner" and the memorable line, centre stage, "I am not a number, I am a Free Man"?

    The good news BIG NUMBER story of the vaccine roll-out is a rare success in the management of the Coronavirus epidemic in this Country.

  • James Sandbach wearing rosette in Framlingham
    Article: Feb 27, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats candidate for Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner says "The Police, Suffolk County Council and the District and Borough Councils need to work together on road safety issues - whether it's speed limits and speeding enforcement, or inadequate maintenance and potholes, traffic management, or dangerous in road parking -shared intelligence can help address these issues. I would want to look at how to strengthen co-ordination mechanisms."

  • Felixstowe Seafront
    Article: Feb 24, 2021
    By Jan Candy

    What a year it has been. We cannot continue in local politics as if nothing has happened. This past year we have learnt so much about each other- our friendships, our families our workplaces -ourselves- and nothing will ever be the same again. Hopefully what we have learnt will guide us towards a better future. It cannot all have been for nothing.My vision for our beautiful Felixstowe Coastal is to nurture our wounded selves and at the same time move forward into a world where we have learnt that we cannot plunder the planet and our sense of community without dire consequences. So lets move on. Build a greener more compassionate neighbourhood and call the County Council and the Government to account when we feel action on the environment, housing, social care and mental health is not being taken - or not being actioned in any way which we can benefit from. It's time to stand up and come together for us and for the future generation.

  • Oil Spillage North Lowestoft Gunton Beach (John Ellerby)
    Article: Feb 23, 2021

    East Suffolk Lib Dems have been appraised of the growing disquiet locally about the large crude oil deposit on North Lowestoft/Gunton Beach featured recently in the Lowestoft Journal and the apparent lack of action by the responsible authorities.

    It is reported that the recent storm has apparently exacerbated the problem and added to concerns that more oil buried may be exposed as a result of coastal erosion and increase the risk of the contamination of other local beaches and be a potential threats to people, animals and wildlife in the area.