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Recent updates

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  • Budget Cuts
    Article: Nov 22, 2017

    It's that time of year again, when Suffolk County Council opens its consultation on budget priorities for the upcoming year (2018-2019, in this case). This year, they are considering increasing council tax by 1.99 % on top of the additional 3% that will be added to support Adult Care Services, so households may face a possible increase of 4.99% in their payments. And even if the extra 1.99% is approved, they say that further savings of £26.9 million will be required over the coming year, so budget cuts will need to be made in some areas.

  • Neighbourhood Plan
    Article: Nov 19, 2017

    On 7th December 2017, residents of the parish of Melton will be invited to vote on their Neighbourhood Plan, being asked the question:

    "Do you want Suffolk Coastal District Council to use

    the neighbourhood plan for Melton

    to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

    If you live in the parish, make sure that you vote -- either by post (if you have a postal vote) or in person at the Burness Parish Rooms. Why is it important to take part in this exercise of local democracy? Because the neighbourhood plan really matters.

  • Liberal History Journal
    Article: Nov 15, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have many special-interest groups, one of which is the Liberal Democrat History Group, which organises events and discussion meetings and publishes material of interest in this area. They produce a quarterly journal, the Journal of Liberal History, of which the current edition is the 96th issue. The Autumn 2017 issue contains (amongst other things) articles on:

  • EU Remainer's Diary
    Article: Nov 11, 2017

    East of England Lib Dem activist Jo Hayes writes a diary post every day about the EU and her anti-Brexit campaign.

    Read it here:

    Diary Day 413: a concession is quietly made.

    https://josephinehayesblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/diary-day-413-a-concession-is-quietly-made/

     

    [This article was originally published by the Liberal Democrat European Group. You can access the home page of Jo's "Remainer's Diary" blog here.]

  • Pharmacy Logo
    Article: Nov 10, 2017

    Earlier this year, Suffolk County Council invited feedback on how Suffolk residents use pharmacy services. As a result of that feedback from the public, they "do not believe there are any gaps in provision of necessary pharmaceutical services in Suffolk".*

    They have prepared a draft "Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment" (as they are obliged to do every three years), and are now seeking comments on that draft, which you can download here. It's an enormous document, coming to 256 pages in PDF form, and chock-a-block with maps, tables and graphs. But it contains some surprisingly interesting details, such as health statistics, and projected population growth in particular areas, as well as detailed information on pharmacy provision.

You are invited...

Want to discuss a political topic? Interested in the Liberal Democrats? Or would you just like to have a pleasant get-together with a drink and a chat (politics optional)? Please come along to an informal meet-up with members of our local branches. All welcome - the more, the merrier. The Woodbridge & District Lib Dem Pint is held on the third Wednesday of the month, at The Old Mariner in Woodbridge

If you need help with Suffolk Services, or if you are concerned about local issues, do come along and talk to Caroline Page, Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Woodbridge, who holds a regular monthly surgery on the third Saturday of the month, at Woodbridge Library. (Please note that Caroline does not hold a surgery in August.) You can also contact Caroline by email on caroline.page@suffolk.gov.uk or by telephone on 07545 423837.


DateDec16 Suffolk County Councillor chat logo

Woodbridge County Councillor Surgery with Caroline Page (Lib Dem)

Saturday 16th December, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Woodbridge Library, New Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DT

DateDec20 Woodbridge & District

Woodbridge & District Lib Dem Pint

Wednesday 20th December, 7 p.m. onwards

The Old Mariner, 26 New Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DX


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