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only 36% of the electorate are represented by an MP they voted for ......(GE 2019)

EAST SUFFOLK LIBERAL DEMOCRATS PRIORITIES FOR 2020 AND BEYOND

PROTECT THE PLANET, PEACE & FIGHT POVERTY

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Fighting Brexit and the three 2019 Elections have been very expensive and have stretched our resources to the limit. In 2021 we will now have the postponed Police & Crime Commissioner elections and the Suffolk County Council election campaign in May.

These 2019 campaigns would not have been possible without the tremendous support of our members and supporters to whom we are largely dependent. To everyone who donated in 2019, we say a big thank you. Campaigning, however doesn't stop with these elections and we continue to look to our members and supporters to help fund our party. Your donation will help fund our local campaigns.

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"We must become a kinder, friendlier, more loving country where we transform the economy to put people and planet first. We need to be the party that makes people for each other, not against each other..."

Jo Swinson

Recent updates from the East Suffolk Liberal Democrats

The opening lines of our five most recent articles are shown here. Click on the item heading in each case to view the full text.

  • UN.ORG Int Day for People with Disabilities
    Article: Dec 3, 2020

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Many disabled people have seen their finances hit as a result of the pandemic

    As we celebrate, we should also remember the economic and social barriers faced by so many people with disabilities.

    Recent figures for example suggest a significant number of disabled people have seen their finances hit as a result of the pandemic. And far too many have had services and support reduced or even withdrawn and feel isolated and overlooked.

  • File:SARS-CoV-2 without background.png* Public Domain * (* Public Domain * Centers for Disease Control and Prevention #23312)
    Article: Nov 26, 2020

    New Covid restrictions for Suffolk as County is put into Tier 2.

    Tier 2: High alert

    This is for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infections, where some additional restrictions need to be in place.

    In tier 2:

    • you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place

    • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space - this is called the 'rule of 6'

    • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Securemanner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs

    • pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals

    • hospitality businesses selling food or drink for consumption on their premises are required to:

      • provide table service only, in premises which sell alcohol

      • close between 11pm and 5am (hospitality venues in airports, ports, transport services and motorway service areas are exempt)

      • stop taking orders after 10pm

    • hospitality businesses and venues selling food and drink for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through

    • early closure (11pm) applies to casinos, cinemas, theatres, museums, bowling alleys, amusement arcades, funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities, and bingo halls. Cinemas, theatres and concert halls can stay open beyond 11pm in order to conclude performances that start before 10pm

    • public attendance at outdoor and indoor events (performances and shows) is permitted, limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors

    • public attendance at spectator sport and business events can resume inside and outside, subject to social contact rules and limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors

    • places of worship remain open but you must not socialise with people from outside of your household or support bubble while you are indoors there, unless a legal exemption applies

    • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees - 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 15 people can attend linked commemorative events such as wakes or stonesettings.

    • organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue

    • organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will only be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with). There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can take place with larger groups mixing

    • you can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible

    • if you live in a tier 2 area, you must continue to follow tier 2 rules when you travel to a tier 1 area. Avoid travel to or overnight stays in tier 3 areas other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities.You can travel through a tier 3 area as a part of a longer journey

    • for international travel see the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice for your destination and the travel corridors list

    END

  • Andrew T at Sizewell beach (East Suffolk Lib Dems)
    Article: Nov 24, 2020

    Sizewell C More proposed changes out for consultation but will they be enough?

    The applicant for Sizewell C (NNB Generating Company(SZC Ltd) have now submitted further proposed changes to their application to the Planning Inspectorate accepted for examination on 24th June.

    With the latest Government announcements about a series of UK mini nuclear plants and suggestions of home based investment of Sizewell C the applicant will be hoping that these changes will be sufficient to appease the opposition and the Suffolk Coastal project may be given a reprieve. Clearly significant continuing opposition from the communities impacted by the development added to opposition from within local Councils will have undoubtedly played a part in these latest changes being brought forward.

  • Stop the Tory Power Grab in planning
    Article: Nov 13, 2020

    Defend local planning and ensure your community's voice is heard

    An open letter hosted by CPRE, the countryside charity, and Friends of the Earth to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has already been signed by over 1500 elected representatives.

    The open letter is about the government's proposed changes to the planning system, as announced in August 2020 in the White Paper - Planning for the Future.

  • Biden/Harris win
    Article: Nov 10, 2020

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's victory isn't just democratic, it may have saved US democracy.

    In 70 days we will be looking forward to the inauguration of a new US President. In President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamela Harris we must hope for an end to chaos and a return to sanity in US governance and foreign policy and a return to international cooperation and renewed support for international humanitarian agencies and global agreements.

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 NORMALLY held on the third Wednesday of the month, at The Old Mariner in Woodbridge. During the Coronavirus outbreaks these meetings have been cancelled.

Felixstowe & Martlesham Branch hold regular social events which are advertised in Events

Halesworth and Framlingham area members social and political events are advertised in Events

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.


Caroline Page

Woodbridge County Councillor Surgery with Caroline Page (Lib Dem)

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

SURGERY CANCELLED DURING THE PERIOD OF THE CORONAVIRUS

Lib Dem Pint

Woodbridge & District Lib Dem Pint

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

WEDNESDAY 'PINTS' CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

VIRTUAL 'PINT' MEETINGS ARE BEING ORGANISED. CONTACT US FOR AN INVITATION SEE EMAIL ADDRESS ABOVE

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