A £388.8m budget for Norfolk has been agreed after crunch talks, despite last-minute efforts to prevent cuts - but another £95m in savings must still be found over the next four years.
The chairman of the Conservative party has “expressed regret” that members of his own party at Norfolk County Council voted to increase their allowances.
Pressure is mounting for controversial cuts to bus subsidies in Norfolk to be ditched, with calls for a proposed council tax increase to be used to stave off the saving.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk has denied a “power grab” as an independent report concluded he should govern the county’s Fire and Rescue Service.
Roundabout and lights are no-go
The leader of Norfolk County Council has said councillors did the right thing in sticking with a 10.5pc increase in their allowances.
Norfolk county councillors have voted to stick with a controversial move to increase their allowances by 10.5pc.
The councillors who will vote on whether or not to go ahead with a controversial increase in allowances, received more than £1m last year, figures have revealed.
People in Norfolk could see even more added to their council tax bills this year, but council bosses say that could ease strain on services.
Expenses rise is not deserved at all
In the first of a series looking at the year gone by in several key areas, Dan Grimmer puts the focus on local government.
I saw an otter at Darby’s Hard
Campaigners fighting an increase in councillor allowances have been out in Great Yarmouth gathering names for a petition.
County councillors have voted to increase their allowances at a time when services across Norfolk are facing cuts.
The decision by Conservative and independent councillors to award themselves an allowance increase has been branded as “unbelievable” by one of the county’s MPs.
A flurry of fury is raining down on councillors who voted to give themselves a big increase in their allowances.
A £98m pledge from the chancellor in his Budget means work could start in 2020 on a new bridge which will open up investment for the whole region.
The leader of Norfolk County Council has claimed the two tier system of local government has “run its course” and pushed for a referendum for a unitary authority.
An ambitious vision to create 88,000 jobs, boost the Norfolk and Suffolk’s economy by £17.5bn and encourage 30,000 new businesses has been unveiled.
We want a third river crossing for Great Yarmouth.
Leader of Norfolk County Council Cliff Jordan has pledged not to close any fire stations, libraries, museums or children’s centres despite the prospect of a further £125m of cuts to the county budget.
Major plans to find £125m worth of savings over the next four years from the Norfolk County Council budget will be discussed by councillors today.
The leader of the Conservative group on Norfolk County Council saw off a leadership challenge yesterday, after the party celebrated their triumph in the local election.
Improvements to the A47 and the railways were at the centre of the launch of the Conservative Party’s manifesto for May’s county council elections.
People in the region are facing the biggest hike in their council tax bills for a decade, with those living in Band D properties facing an annual increase of around £66.
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