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Green councillors call for an end to secrecy of "cosy leaders club"

06 February 2018

Green councillors in two of Suffolk's local authorities have called for an end to the secrecy of a little known elite body that is making decisions on spending Suffolk tax payers' money. The Suffolk Public Sector Leaders group, which comprises the leaders of all eight local authorities in the county plus the Police and Crime Commissioner, has been meeting in private for several years. Minutes and agendas are not published. It has acquired a pot of about £6 million from a proportion of the business rates collected around the county. In December it announced it was spending an unspecified sum on a private consultancy to draw up a business case for a controversial Sudbury bypass.

Funding for childcare providers in Suffolk set to finally improve

15 January 2018

Childcare providers are likely to receive an increased hourly funding rate of £4.00, a report from Suffolk County Council’s School Forum has revealed. Providers in Suffolk and nationally have been warning of a crisis within the childcare industry for many months now, with countless businesses struggling to stay afloat due to a disgraceful lack of funding and support.

Citizens Advice budget cuts are a short-sighted and harmful decision

15 January 2018

Citizens Advice charities in Suffolk will face a funding cut of £20 000 next year, despite increasing need for the services they provide. The cuts come as part of a savings plan for 2018-19 drawn up by the Conservative administration at Suffolk County Council. With a budget gap of £26.8m, it is clear that the Council will need to change and adapt in order to continue providing vital services to the residents of Suffolk. However, a cut of £20 000 to such a valuable service is short-sighted

Unanimous support for new recycling system

08 December 2017

Councillors at Suffolk County Council have unanimously supported a motion calling on the government to radically rethink the way we recycle. The motion was proposed by the Liberal Democrat, Green and Independent Group. During the debate, Green Party Councillor Robert Lindsay also urged the Council to investigate its own plastic policy, citing the extortionate amount of plastic wasted in the canteen at Endeavour House. Chairman Stephen Burroughs and Suffolk County Council’s Interim Chief Executive agreed to examine this concern.

Green Party member responds to Konings planning application

20 November 2017

Green Party member Michael Sheppard has written to the Suffolk Free Press expressing his concern about the plans for the former Copella fruit juice business.

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A Green Vision for Babergh

09 November 2017

Babergh Green Party unveils its own vision for the district and its citizens in response to the council's local plan

No Bypass anywhere near Sudbury Water Meadows

10 October 2017

Please sign the petition to save the water meadows

Fabulous Turnout for Green Party Event

02 October 2017

Over 70 people attended Carl and Andrew Sterling's jazz, soul and classical music event at Woolverstone Church

Suffolk's cabinet forced to rethink on school bus cuts after intervention by opposition

29 September 2017

Scrutiny committee on Suffolk County Council has voted by seven to four to stop a proposed consultion on school buses and send the plan back to cabinet to reconsider

Cosford Councillor demands rethink of proposed school transport changes

13 September 2017

Cosford’s councillor Robert Lindsay, whose division will be affected by the proposed changes, said: "It was quite clear that this proposal was being rushed into a consultation without the implications on childrens' education being thought through.

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