Thursday, 4 September 2008

I'M ADDRESSING A LARGE MEETING OF COUNCILLORS IN THE LOWESTOFT AREA ABOUT THE FUTURE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK, LATER TODAY...

 

A meeting is being held at Lound Parish Hall today [at 7.30], Thursday 4th September for all Parish Councillors and Clerks from: Ashby, Blundeston & Flixton, Carlton Colville, Corton, Gisleham, Herringfleet, Lound, Oulton, Somerleyton and Hopton. [The purpose of the meeting is to give all the Parish Councillors the opportunity to learn about the Boundary Committee proposals and about various Parties' views of them, before returning to their respective Parishes to discuss the proposal and submit their views to the Committee.]

 

In my speech to the meeting I will be stressing the commitment of Norwich and Norfolk Green Parties to local government and to resisting any drive towards centralisation / toward overly large administrative areas for local government. This implies very strong reservations about the 1- or 2- or 3- unitary models currently being proposed for Norfolk (and Lowestoft).

 

The Green Party strongly believes that Lowestoft should have a far more local council than any of the Boundary Committee proposals would give it; that means that we would back either a 'Yartoft' Council (comprising Yarmouth and Lowestoft, a mostly-urban area with mostly urban needs, in common) or simply the status quo. Preserving the status quo would be far preferable than taking all the power away to somewhere remote in Norfolk.

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A meeting is being held at Lound Parish Hall today [at 7.30], Thursday 4th September for all Parish Councillors and Clerks from: Ashby, Blundeston & Flixton, Carlton Colville, Corton, Gisleham, Herringfleet, Lound, Oulton, Somerleyton and Hopton. [The purpose of the meeting is to give all the Parish Councillors the opportunity to learn about the Boundary Committee proposals and about various Parties' views of them, before returning to their respective Parishes to discuss the proposal and submit their views to the Committee.]

 

In my speech to the meeting I will be stressing the commitment of Norwich and Norfolk Green Parties to local government and to resisting any drive towards centralisation / toward overly large administrative areas for local government. This implies very strong reservations about the 1- or 2- or 3- unitary models currently being proposed for Norfolk (and Lowestoft).

 

The Green Party strongly believes that Lowestoft should have a far more local council than any of the Boundary Committee proposals would give it; that means that we would back either a 'Yartoft' Council (comprising Yarmouth and Lowestoft, a mostly-urban area with mostly urban needs, in common) or simply the status quo. Preserving the status quo would be far preferable than taking all the power away to somewhere remote in Norfolk.

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