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EAST SUFFOLK LIBERAL DEMOCRATS PRIORITIES FOR 2021 AND BEYOND

PROTECT THE PLANET, PEACE & FIGHT POVERTY

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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.

  • 72% of the British public say no to nuclear power and yes to wind. Greenpeace projects poll result onto Sizewell nuclear plant in Suffolk, UK ¬©Greenpeace
    Article: Dec 16, 2020

    East Suffolk Liberal Democrats response to the Consultation on changes to the Sizewell C project

    East Suffolk Liberal Democrat's (ESLD) have now submitted their response to EDF plans for a new nuclear power station at Sizewell and the party remains firmly opposed to the construction and operation of Sizewell C

  • Reckless no-deal Brexit ()
    Article: Dec 11, 2020

    What we knew all along - Emperor wears no clothes in the final days of Brexit

    Mythical Sovereignty to trump Jobs and Food supplies as an 'Aussie Rules Deal' beckons

    As the end game in the four year Brexit saga approaches its final days; true to form, Blustering Boris has apparently unsucessfully attempted to divide the EU 27 with a final, rebuffed and desperate phone call to the French and German leaders to circuit the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

  • Unemployment
    Article: Dec 7, 2020

    Fabian Society focusses on the double whammy of mass unemployment and temporary 'pandemic benefit' cuts

    In its report 'Double Trouble", the Fabian Society looks at the rising unemployment and the Government's plans to implement a huge cut in social security by reversing the temporary benefit policies they introduced at the start of the pandemic.

  • 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 And far too many have had services and support reduced or even withdrawn and feel isolated and overlooked.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

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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 Lib Dem Pint

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

WEDNESDAY 'PINTS' CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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