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March: what has been happening in Suffolk

Suffolk’s School Transport Consultation   This finished at the end of February. I hope that Woodbridge Town council put in a response, as I aAsuggested in my report last month, bearing in mind the impact these proposals will have on everybody in the town.

I obviously responded with my own concerns, and held an awareness-raising stall in the Woodbridge Thoroughfare the Saturday before the consultation finished. This resulted in 25-30 new submissions. Additionally, Suffolk County’s LibDem Green & Independent Group put in a group response, which I attach (below).

Concerns raised over accountability and transparency of Suffolk Public Sector Leaders Board   The Suffolk Public Sector Leaders Board (SPSLB) is made up of council leaders and chief executives from across Suffolk, as well as the PCC, chief fire officer and representatives from Suffolk’s Clinical Commissioning Groups. Some of these are elected and some, as you can see, are not. The SPSLB controls a large pot of money, made up of £7.447m from the Suffolk business rates pool and £3.23m of central government funding received as part of the Transformation Challenge Award.  Continue reading March: what has been happening in Suffolk

Woodbridge Town Council election 2015: LibDem results

Whatever the national situation, I’m pleased and proud to announce that all four of your LibDem Woodbridge Town Council candidates were elected to stand for the 2015-19 term – a 100% success rate.

Kay YULE, Riverside, Vic HARRUP, Seckford and Patrick GILLARD, Kyson were all re-elected to their wards.

Newcomer, Sheena RAWLINGS, standing for the first time and replacing longstanding LibDem Councillor Diana BALL, polled the most votes in FARLINGAYE ward to come a comfortable first. Amazing work, Sheena!

Suffolk Coastal Li Dem parliamentary candidate James Sandbach covered the entire constituency tirelessly and attended all the hustings, speaking passionately about liberal values and priorities – but unfortunately the national mood was against him. This is a loss to the constituency.