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Suffolk Coastal Liberal Democrats

Local and regional news

    Article: Aug 17, 2018


    The Local Government Association, with cross party support, has launched a nationwide consultation to kick-start a desperately-needed debate on how to pay for adult social care and rescue the services caring for older and disabled people from collapse following the Government's failure to act.

  • 2018 Conference cover
    Article: Aug 15, 2018

    Lib Dems Brighton Conference - Demand Better

    Saturday 15th to Tuesday 18th September 2018 - Brighton Centre

    The Agenda and programme for the Party's Autumn Conference has been published and over the coming days and weeks we will review some of the Agenda for our readers.

    Members can still pre-register for this Conference at

  • Recycling image
    Article: Aug 14, 2018

    Manufacturers must scrap the "smorgasbord" of plastics which are used in packaging for key foods so that councils can reduce waste sent to landfill and increase recycling, Lib Dems are warning.

    Analysis from the Local Government Association suggests that only a third of plastic used by households is able to be recycled. It found 525,000 tonnes of plastic pots, tubs and trays are used by households a year but just 169,145 tonnes of this waste is able to be recycled.

  • Police car (By Oxyman (Own work) [GFDL (, CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or CC BY 2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Aug 9, 2018

    Lib Dems would put an extra £300m into policing in the UK

    Suffolk Police would be set to gain £2,540.00 per year under the Lib Dems

    Liberal Democrats have announced they would boost investment in police forces by £300m a year. This is in stark contrast to the Conservatives who have overseen devastating cuts to community policing. Theresa May as Home Secretary and now Prime Minister has cut policing budgets by over £2bn, eroding the very fabric of community policing.

  • foodbank (wicki images
    Article: Aug 8, 2018

    An increase in demand for emergency food for children drove increased foodbank need during the summer holidays last year.

    New data published by anti-poverty charity The Trussell Trust shows today.

    Last year the number of supplies given to adults decreased slightly in the summer months, whereas the level of support needed for children was markedly higher: during July and August 2017, The Trussell Trust's network of over 420 foodbanks provided over 204,525 three day emergency supplies, 74,011 of which went to children. In comparison, during May and June 2017 70,510 supplies went to children.*

  • 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