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

Tribune Party Opposed to Change In Voting Cycle

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is considering changing the current voting system. Under the proposed changes there will only be Borough elections every four years and the electorate will elect all 39 councillors in a single poll. In a statement from party leader Mike Monk, Tribune has announced its opposition to these changes. “We are told that this change would save our town £30,000 per year. […]

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Council Tax Discretionary Discounts

Council Tax Discretionary Discounts Facts:On 3 November 2016, full council reviewed the council tax discretionary discounts and agreed to amend the scheme for 2017/18. This includes:·        Reducing the discretionary discount on unoccupied and furnished dwellings with planning restriction on periods of occupancy from 50% to 10%. This will apply to about 1,700 properties and save an estimated total of £364,000 for Norfolk County Council, Norfolk Constabulary, and […]

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The Danger of Fires in Woodland

I received a phone call from a resident who informed that two fire appliances had been called previously to a fire in Fritton woods. This was not the first time that the fire service had been called out to deal with such a fire.On investigation it would appear that these fires are “peat” fires which spread underground. They are usually started by people who light […]

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Are we going to lose our ticket office in Great Yarmouth?

Dear reader, Please find below an email sent to Tribune Councillor Adrian Myers from the RMT General Secretary, Mike Cash. Followed by the response by Cllr Adrian Myers. ____________________________________Dear Cllr Adrian Myers, Closure or reduced hours working at station ticket offices by Abellio Greater AngliaYou will have seen in the news our concerns over proposals put forward by Dutch/Japanese privateer Abellio to close ticket offices and cut staff in a […]

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Continued Misery for Belton & Burgh Castle

 Our works in Belton are unfortunately overrunning owing a number of factors, including ground conditions and the sheer number of other utility services in the terrain. The ground conditions and a high water table have meant that our teams have had to deploy extra trench support and spent more time than anticipated digging in their working area. I have attached a presentation the project team […]

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Adrian on Harbour Radio interviewed by John West

  Adrian on Harbour Radio interviewed by John West discussing gulls, council chamber and ward council work.The town centre regeneration, the market place and Tribunes plans for the future.  In addition Adrian has now started a fortnightly surgery at our offices from 11am until 1pm on a Wednesday. Anyone can attend but to save a clash of appointments, please book a time via our website. The next […]

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16th May 2017 Full Council Meeting

 After the full council meeting held on Tuesday 16th May. Despite attempts by UKIP to keep councillor Myers from carrying out his duties to full capacity by denying him places on various council committees, Adrian has secured the following.1. Local plan working group.2. Area museums3. Civic working group4. Housing appeals5. Future vision working group6. The constitutional working partyAs well these activities, Adrian attends three parish […]

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Democracy?

Almost 100 councillors in Wales will be reappointed without being challenged at the local elections. On Thursday, 7.3% of Welsh local authority seats will be uncontested, with 92 councillors returned without any votes being cast. Professor Roger Scully, of Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre, said it made a “Mockery of democracy “Leaving the EU the BBC the Greens and Lib Dems say it will be […]

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AA boss suggests drivers pay by the mile

AA president Edmund King and his wife Maria, an economist, have been shortlisted for the Wolfson economics prize after suggesting a scheme which would see drivers charged by the mile to use roads. They claim it would generate more money for Britain’s roads while costing drivers less. The proposal would also allow concessions for people with disabilities and those living in remote rural areas, while […]

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