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Here you will find our latest articles covering local issues and party policy, as well as reports from Tribune Councillors.

Time to end draconian school uniform rules in Great Yarmouth

With the recent return of children to school this September, many parents and families faced the familiar foe of ensuring their child or children had the correct school uniform. The biggest issue complained about locally is specialist single suppliers of uniform. Many parents have argued that the cost is too much and the specific requirements of uniforms has increased over the years. This means that […]

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Full response to Council Leader on free parking

Following Tribune’s article on the ambition to see free parking in our Borough, Conservative Council Leader Graham plant slammed the idea, threatening higher taxes if it were ever brought in. Our full response to this below. We welcome a response from Council Leader Graham Plant on the Tribune Party’s ambition to have free parking in our Borough. Other Councils in Norfolk, such as Breckland, manage […]

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Great Yarmouth Council should bring an end to parking charges

In 2012 Great Yarmouth Borough Council raised £296,000 in parking charges but this figure has more than tripled in recent years to £935,000 in 2017. Our Council must do better when it comes to enticing people to visit and shop in our Borough. Councils like nearby Breckland already have free parking in places like Attleborough, Dereham, Swaffham and Thetford and this sees a cost of around £190,000.We […]

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Time for Great Yarmouth to follow other Councils example with a Universal Credit Rent Guarantee Scheme

Whilst the national political parties continue to bicker over Universal Credit, our local Councillors whom continue to be bound by their party need to look at local ways in which they can help to alleviate the problems caused by it. Liverpool city council claimed to have spent £175,000 from its local welfare provision scheme on Universal Credit claimants in 2017, while Shropshire council said it […]

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No Influence?

76% of residents feel no influence on local decisions

UK polling company YouGov has released troubling new data that gives a clear indication about people’s feelings on the local area and how little influence they feel they have. New research carried out by YouGov has allowed them to produce a model that suggests a significant number of people living in Great Yarmouth feel that the town is “getting worse“. This is an opinion that […]

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Tribune proposes protection for Universal Credit recipients

Tribune believes that Great Yarmouth should follow in the footsteps of other Councils that offer schemes to protect Universal Credit recipients from falling into rent arrears through no fault of their own, by offering to cover the cost until their payments come through. Tribune party members have spoken to residents affected by issues with the Universal Credit system, as well as landlords who let to […]

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Tribune policy focus: Environment

Tribune is pleased to announce our policies for the 2018 Local Elections, which we believe will have a huge impact on the day-to-day lives of the people in our Borough. We have grouped our aims and objectives into three headline categories: Environment, Transparency, Business. This article is taking a specific look at our Environment policies. You can read more about Tribune, our principles and aims on our About […]

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Tribune stands 8 candidates for first ever local election

Tribune is to take part in our first ever local election in Great Yarmouth, putting forward 8 candidates. In what will be a key test for the party, we will be fielding eight Borough Council candidates in the upcoming local election, with Cllr Adrian Myers defending his seat in Lothingland. Tribune is a new political party for Great Yarmouth and we believe there is no […]

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Town centre footfall figures ‘not entirely accurate’

It is becoming a common occurrence with official figures issued by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, that even small investigations leave the Council struggling to answer precisely how they arrived at the figures given. Following a report on the recent debacle over the loss of £118,966 on an ice rink in the town centre the Tribune Party has pursued an answer as to how the council arrived […]

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