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  • Coins
    Article: Jun 6, 2021
    By Paul Daley

    As a local party, we are planning so that, we can gain more seats in Ipswich and through this, to make a difference. To do so however we do need to increase our income to fund the extra expenditure this will require. We are forming a fundraising and Social events team to help plan this and over coming months, there will be a number of opportunities to help make a difference.

  • Holywells Parking 2
    Article: Apr 29, 2021
    By Paul Daley
    One big issue in Holywells is lack of parking for Holywells park and the subsequent impact on the Cliff Lane and Rivers area.
    Paul Daley, our Candidate in the ward has looked at this issue and has the following to say about it :-
    There is much parking on grass verges which both spoils the verge and causes inconvenience for residents . Part of the problem has been caused by making the Holywells park Car park only for disabled and for permit holders such as the Bowls club. Holywells is a popular park which can be one of the jewels in Ipswich crown, but it needs to reflect that people need to get there. There is added pressure on parking due to the popular line of shops on Cliff Lane which also has inadequate spaces
  • Article: Mar 22, 2021

    Lib Dems Manifesto for Suffolk Launch

    'Getting Suffolk back on its Feet' - Reconnecting, Reviving & Regenerating Communities.

    page2image5501120Lib Dem Deputy Party Leader, Daisy Cooper MP will join Suffolk Liberal Democrats on Monday March 22nd to speak to members and supporters before the virtual launch of their Manifesto for the County Council and Police & Crime Commissioner Elections on 6th May.

    Chair of Suffolk Liberal Democrats, Jon James said: 'Since 2005 the Conservatives have run the County Council and in those 16 years there has been a lack of investment in critical public services and innovation and now the pandemic has added further damage to our local economy. We need to urgently repair and redress the imbalance in the support available to families who have disproportionately suffered economically, physically and mentally. Our care system is in crisis through a lack of funding and a joined-up approach between health and social care. The pandemic has shown up the paucity of the mental health provision and our children's education and young people's training has been disrupted. There are poor levels of connectivity and transport especially in rural areas and an ageing infrastructure needs rebuilding. We also need a fairer funding for our police service to achieve a safer Suffolk.

    The Suffolk Liberal Democrat Manifesto focuses on the need to reconnect with our communities boost our economy, respond to climate change and lead the recovery from Covid reversing years of failure to invest in Suffolk's public and police services'.

    Despite the Government's decision to hold these elections during the lockdown with significant restrictions on campaigning and added costs the Party is looking to add to its seats at the elections on May 6th.

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  • Article: Mar 19, 2021
    By Councillor Oliver Holmes

    Councillor Oliver Holmes explains why Suffolk County Council needs an integrated transport policy.

  • Tim Lockington in coat
    Article: Mar 2, 2021
    By Councillor Tim Lockington

    Vaccine reflections - from Ipswich Liberal Democrat Chairman Councillor Dr.Tim Lockington

    I am not an algorithm!

    Do you remember the Drama series "The Prisoner" and the memorable line, centre stage, "I am not a number, I am a Free Man"?

    The good news BIG NUMBER story of the vaccine roll-out is a rare success in the management of the Coronavirus epidemic in this Country.

  • Inga Lockington head and shoulders 2/21
    Article: Feb 28, 2021
    By Councillor Inga Lockington

    COVID-19: 'Think about other people': Queen speaks out on vaccine hesitancy. This was one headline in the news two days ago.

    Yes, please listen to Queen Elizabeth when she speaks out about the importance of taking up the offer of the vaccine when you receive that offer, not only for your own sake but also for other people's sake. I had my first vaccine over three weeks ago.

  • Give Carers a Break
    Article: Feb 17, 2021

    Carers are under enormous pressure - most carers are now exhausted.

    Most haven't had a single break since the pandemic started.

    Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to give carers a break.

    We're calling for emergency funding to councils so they can offer every unpaid carer the support services they need to take a weekly break.

    Cllr. Inga Lockington says: "I support the Give Carers a Break Campaign. I know that being a Family Carer at any age can be very rewarding but also very hard work physically and emotionally. The impact of physical or psychological disability, or dementia is always very individual, Everyone has their own story, both carer and cared for. If you are caring for someone who is restless at night you might find you don't sleep either but still have to be the Carer during the day. In Suffolk we are lucky to have Suffolk Family Carers, and other specialised charities that can provide support through knowing about the nature of the problems carers face.
  • Recycling leaflet
    Article: Feb 15, 2021
    By Councillor Inga Lockington

    Councillor Inga Lockington writes:-

    As the recycling rate in Suffolk had dropped the County, Borough & District Councils decided to issue residents with a new leaflet to remind us of the importance of recycling and putting only the correct waste in the Recycling Bin.
    I found my leaflet one day when putting leaflets in the Blue Bin. It had arrived inside folded inside a larger Pizza Leaflet together with other adverts.