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  • Karl Reine skolegutt.jpg CCBY-SA4.0 A six year old boy with Downs Syndrome on his first day at school (Share-ALIKE 4.0 Int CC By-SA 4.0)
    Article: Apr 18, 2019

    93% OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES FACE GOVERNMENT SHORTFALL IN FUNDING FOR SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS.

    TORIES CONDEMNED FOR SLASHING LOCAL SPECIAL NEEDS BUDGET BY £615 per pupil

    Data published today by the National Education Union reveals that 93% of local authorities across England have faced a funding shortfall for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This has resulted in losses of invaluable support staff, increased waiting times for SEN assessments and cuts to specialist provision.

  • New ES Wards (Boundary Commission for England)
    Article: Apr 12, 2019

    East Suffolk District Council Wards & Candidates A-W

    The campaign to ensure that the newly formed East Suffolk District Council is not a repeat of the one party monopoly that previously dominated the Suffolk Coastal Council, is well underway. The postal votes have been delivered and decisions are being made about which candidate or candidates to support for the District, Town and Parish Councils. Naturally, we hope that there will be a change of power and direction with progressive voices leading the way to a better balanced Council willing to listen, consult and involve residents in future developments and major plans.

  • By-election celebration
    Article: Apr 9, 2019

    Congratulations to all our new Town and Parish Councillors

    Town and Parish Councils rarely attract the limelight and attention of higher authorities.

    It is nevertheless always sad to see so many local Town and Parish Councils unable to find individuals willing to put themselves forward for public office. In Suffolk we are not exempt from this situation and the consequences are that many local Councils have to function with vacancies. With fewer pairs of eyes and ears to scrutinise local plans and developments, decisions taken at a higher level may fall short for want of a voice on the ground.

  • Lib dems Demand Better (Lib Dems)
    Article: Apr 3, 2019

    Campaign for the East Suffolk District Council

    East Suffolk Liberal Democrats Launch their Election Campaign

    On Thursday May 2nd voters have the chance to help form a new District Council following the merger between the Suffolk Coastal and Waveney Councils.

    It is a chance to acheive a far better balanced Council with all 55 Councillors playing a full part in helping make the decisions in the best interests of their electors and all residents across the 29 massively enlarged electoral Wards.

  • CC BY-SA 2.0 Devan Hsu (Delta eEectronics EV charger)
    Article: Mar 31, 2019

    Suffolk and Norfolk County Councils have no formal plans for electric charging points says LGA Lib Dems FOI survey

    According to a recent Freedom of Information request by LGA Lib Dems, Suffolk andf Norfolk are two of 107 councils** in England and Wales that have no plans to expand their network of charging points for electric vehicles.

  • Reactor
    Article: Mar 28, 2019

    East Suffolk Lib Dems publish their response to the 3rd stage of the Sizewell C Consultation

    Suffolk Coastal Liberal Democrats - now East Suffolk Liberal Democrats (ESLD) - made a submission to the Stage 2 of the Sizewell C Consultation in 2017. At that time, they did will not comment on the need for a new nuclear power station at Sizewell, limiting comments to the proposals made by EDF Energy in its consultation document, in case consent for Sizewell C is granted.

  • March March 2019 Lds (Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Mar 26, 2019

    UK citizens took to the streets, the silent, peaceful Petition soared and Parliament called time on the Tory war.

    As Parliament takes control of the Brexit options, the pressure on the P.M. Government and MPs continues to build to take No Deal off the table and for the people to be given the opportunity to decide the UK's future relationship with the EU.

  • Revoke Article 50
    Article: Mar 21, 2019

    Petition to cancel BREXIT passes 1m 3m 5m signatures on Parliament site

    THURSDAY 21ST MARCH 2019

    A petition calling for Theresa May to cancel Brexit by revoking Article 50 has passed a million signatures and was approaching 1.1m at 4pm on Thursday. By 3pm Friday 22nd the figure had passed 3.3m. On Sunday afternoon it topped the 5m. Most of the Suffolk constituencies had recorded around 8k signatures; someway to go to beat Bristol West with over 31k signatures and running.

  • World Autism Week
    Article: Mar 17, 2019

    World Autism Awareness Week 1-7 April 2019

    World Autism Awareness Week 2019 is taking place between the 1st and 7th April with World Autism Awareness Day also falling in the same week on Tuesday 2nd April.

    The aim is to make the week bigger and better than ever with the intention to help create a society that works for autistic people everywhere.

  • 2 minutes to midnight Ryanicus GirraficusCC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain
    Article: Mar 16, 2019

    Parliament has been driven to the very cliff edge over Brexit.

    JUST WHEN, FOR THE SECOND TIME OF ASKING WE THOUGHT:

    .......................*This is a dead Brexit Deal, - this Brexit Deal is stone Dead, - this Deal is no more, - it has ceased to be! 'I's expired and gone to meet 'is maker!

    BACK IT COMES ON TUESDAY NEXT.