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  • Period of Human Life (L0037375 Title page, A discourse concerning the period of humane life Wellcome Library CC BY 4.0)
    Article: Jul 31, 2018

    The slowdown in life expectancy for the average person in Britain is worse than anything seen since the early 1890s, and no other country in Europe has experienced as rapid a slowdown as the UK - and no one really knows why...

    Article and research by Danny Dorling, University of Oxford and Lucinda Hiam, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine for the Conversation Trust UK Ltd and reported in the Independent on 15th MARCH stated that:

  • EU and UK Farming
    Article: Jul 30, 2018

    Councils warn rural communities face a post-Brexit 'perfect storm

    Unaffordable homes, poor connectivity, skills gaps and health inequalities are combining to create a "perfect storm" that is threatening the future success and prosperity of rural areas, council leaders reveal today.

    The Local Government Association (LGA) set up a Post-Brexit England Commission to examine the challenges and opportunities faced by non-metropolitan England. Its interim report, published at the LGA's Annual Conference in Birmingham today, sets out the measures needed to address a deepening divide between rural and urban areas of England.

  • Neighbourhood Plan
    Article: Jul 23, 2018

    Suffolk Coastal Local Plan - Consultation 20th July to 14th September 2018

    Have your say:

    The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan First Draft has been published for consultation.

    The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan, which covers the period to 2036, contains planning policies and site allocations which will be used to determine planning applications in the area. It will set out the level of growth which needs to be planned for, identify where that growth should be located and how it should be delivered.

    In 2017, Suffolk Coastal have published the Issues and Options Local Plan document for public consultation. Having considered all the comments received and assessed all of the sites received; a First Draft Local Plan has been prepared for public consultation and you are invited to let them know your thoughts on the policies and site allocations within the document.

  • Winning
    Article: Jul 13, 2018

    LIB DEMS GAIN southwold & reydon seat from the tories and get the FIRST WAVENEY district COUNCILLOR SINCE 2008

    David beavan elected with a majority of 698.

    Congratulations to David Beavan and his fantastic team of supporters for a brilliant campaign and magnificent result.

    David has campaigned locally long and hard against the second homes taxation loophole and lack of affordable housing and this result is well deserved. David, who was the runner up in last years County Council election took the seat from the tories with 71.38% of the vote. With a local electoral agreement in place, the Green Party endorsed David and the voters clearly switched their votes on a massive scale.

  • Vote today
    Article: Jul 12, 2018


    in Southwold & Reydon and in Pakefield


    VOTE David Beavan for Southwold & Reydon

    VOTE Adam Robertson for Pakefield


    Polling Stations open from 7am until 10pm

    Published and promoted by Chris Thomas on behalf of David Beavan and Adam Robertson (Liberal Democrats) all at 3, Oatlands Close, Lowestoft NR33 8LN

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)

Saturday 15th September, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Woodbridge Library, New Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DT

Woodbridge & District

Woodbridge & District Lib Dem Pint

Wednesday 19th September, 7 p.m. onwards The Old Mariner, 26 New Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DX

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