Villages in the Broads area experience regular problems with flooding. Norman Lamb and local County Councillor Dave Thomas are working hard to get action.
Norman Lamb's tour of North Norfolk villages enters its final day tomorrow (Saturday 5th September). His annual round of street corner advice surgeries takes in around 60 villages, with ten more stops planned for the final day.
I would like to thank everyone who supported this campaign by signing my petition over recent weeks.
We gathered over 1000 signatures which is a huge response. It proves just how valued rural bus services are. I know that many people shared the page with friends on Facebook which really helped to spread the message.
I met with officials at Norfolk County Council recently to make sure that they understood the strength of support and to press the case for protecting the route. They told me that although First have decided to withdraw the No 12 route, Sanders and Konnect will be adapting their existing timetables to make sure local communities still receive a good bus service. The County Council officials told me that the services should be pretty much as good as the route withdrawn by First.
I am delighted that Sanders Coaches will be creating a new service, the No 10, which will serve Stalham, Catfield, Lundham, Horning and Hoveton. This sounds like really good news but I would encourage you to let me know what you think once the new timetables are published. The amended services will be the X11 operated by Sanders and the 71 operated by Konnect.
It is important that fares remain affordable and that the new routes continue to operate on a regular basis, so I would be really grateful for your feedback once the services start on 21 September.
Thank you to everyone who supported this important campaign!
North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb says the planned closure of Stalham’s two banks is a ‘real blow for customers’ and must be followed by action to ensure businesses in the town do not suffer. He has written to the Chairman of Barclays urging them to think again. He is also writing to Nat West.
The North Sea surge of December 2013 had an impact on many homes and businesses along the North Norfolk coast. North Norfolk District Council, the Environment Agency and other organisations have worked together with those affected to help to rebuild lives and improve future resilience. Without new protection, the risk of further erosion remains for these homes, businesses and the Bacton Gas Terminal, a site of critical national infrastructure which processes up to 30% of the UK’s gas supplies.
Norman Lamb's 2015 Village Tour schedule
Across North Norfolk, hundreds of people are helping out Norman Lamb's campaign for re-election.
Over 700 poster boards have now been put up in gardens across the constituency. Nearly 200 people have donated to Norman's campaign in the past month, raising £6725 so far to boost Norman's campaign.
And over a hundred people have been delivering leaflets, knocking on doors, making phone calls, or helping out in the office to keep Norman's campaign running!
Liberal Democrats have set out a package of measure to help rural areas thrive.
The plans set out by Nick Clegg in a Countryside Charter will create more than 300,000 new jobs and ensure people living in rural areas have access to the facilities they need to prosper.
1 in 4 of us will develop a mental health problem at some point in our lives - and 75% of these conditions develop by the age of 18. If people don’t get the support they need in childhood and adolescence it can have an impact on the rest of their lives.
And in today’s budget, Liberal Democrats are acting decisively to make sure the best possible support is available, with £1.25bn of new investment in young people’s mental health services, and a clear blue print for delivering the transformation needed.
I can remember acutely the sense of anger that many people felt when in the early months of this government about changes to university funding and tuition fees. I personally regret deeply making a promise that we could not be certain we would be able to keep.However, I also believe that the changes we made were an improvement on the unfair system that had existed before.