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  • David Beavan
    Article: Nov 12, 2018

    Department for Local Government launches a review of the business rates loophole

    Hot on the heels of the Chancellors Budget, and as reported by the East Suffolk Lib Dems on the 7th November, the Department for Local Government has take up the challenge lead by local Liberal Democrats and has launched a review of a business rates loophole which has allowed the owners of some second homes to register as businesses, claiming their property is available for "holiday accommodation" for part of the year.

  • Poppies (wiki images)
    Article: Nov 10, 2018

    Lest we Forget..

    On Nov. 11, 1918, fighting in World War I came to an end following the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany that called for a ceasefire effective at 11 a.m.- it was on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

    The terms of the agreement called for the cessation of fighting along the entire Western Front to begin at precisely 11 am that morning. After over four years of bloody conflict, the Great War was at an end.

  • Budget box
    Article: Nov 7, 2018

    Second Homes Campaign Takes Another Step Forward in the Budget

    As previously reported the Liberal Democrat campaign, to ensure all second home owners pay their fair share of tax, led by our own newly elected District Councillor for Southwold & Reydon David Beavan, has clearly found its way to the Treasury and the matter is now very clearly on the record:

  • National School Meals week
    Article: Nov 5, 2018


    This year, National School Meals Week takes place from Monday 12 to Friday 16 November

    As always it's a great chance for us to re-state our commitment to giving children a free, nutritious, lunch every day at school. By now we all know how popular this is and how it's improving education in our schools.

  • Budget box
    Article: Nov 1, 2018



    Commenting on the 2018 Budget, LGA Liberal Democrat Group Leader Howard Sykes said:

    "We saw nothing to tackle the massive funding crisis facing local police services, or anything of substance to address the gaping holes in our social care and school budgets.

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 groups & 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.

Southwold & Reydon meet for a Lib Dem Pint at the Southwold Sailing Club starting in May 2018

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 or by telephone on 07545 423837.

Caroline Page

Woodbridge County Councillor Surgery with Caroline Page (Lib Dem)

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

NOTE: Councillor Caroline Page apologises, but after a major operation, she will be out of contact for several weeks.Please contact your Woodbridge Town or District Councillor in the first instance.

Woodbridge & District

Woodbridge & District Lib Dem Pint

Wednesday 21st November, 7 p.m. onwards The Old Mariner, 26 New Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DX

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