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Councillors told of 'horror' over town pub licence bid

21 September 2021
Councillors told of 'horror' over town pub licence bid

Councillors told of 'horror' over town pub licence bid

21 September 2021

A hearing has taken place on proposals to grant a new licence to a historic town pub – but not everyone is happy about it.


Social care facing 'perfect storm' of problems, senior Norfolk official warns

21 September 2021
Social care facing 'perfect storm' of problems, senior Norfolk official warns

Social care facing 'perfect storm' of problems, senior Norfolk official warns

21 September 2021

Norfolk County Council's head of adult social care says the scale of the challenges facing the sector is giving him "sleepless nights".


District council partnership set to continue - at least for now

05 September 2021
District council partnership set to continue - at least for now

District council partnership set to continue - at least for now

05 September 2021

A new agreement is set to begin, only months after the old one ended.


East of England Ambulance Service prepares to call for military assistance this winter

03 September 2021
East of England Ambulance Service prepares to call for military assistance this winter

East of England Ambulance Service prepares to call for military assistance this winter

03 September 2021

Continued pressure on resources means unprecedented steps may have to be taken in coming months to keep paramedics on the road.


Serco defends its bin collection record to Breckland councillors after allegations of bullying

02 September 2021
Serco defends its bin collection record to Breckland councillors after allegations of bullying

Serco defends its bin collection record to Breckland councillors after allegations of bullying

02 September 2021

Councillors have raised concerns about staff bullying and welfare at the contractor in charge of collecting bins in Swaffham.


Consultation plea over West Norfolk Council climate change strategy

01 September 2021
Consultation plea over West Norfolk Council climate change strategy

Consultation plea over West Norfolk Council climate change strategy

01 September 2021

But council chiefs say they have to get on with tackling the issue, rather than seeking the public's views.


'Secrecy' claim over £25 million King's Lynn Town Deal proposals

25 August 2021
'Secrecy' claim over £25 million King's Lynn Town Deal proposals

'Secrecy' claim over £25 million King's Lynn Town Deal proposals

25 August 2021

Officials defended their handling of a multi-million funding package which is set to head Lynn's way.


Naturist campsite 'had no music licence for 20 years', West Norfolk Council hearing told

25 August 2021
Naturist campsite 'had no music licence for 20 years', West Norfolk Council hearing told

Naturist campsite 'had no music licence for 20 years', West Norfolk Council hearing told

25 August 2021

Officials only discovered the problem following a noise complaint, councillors heard.


Road building policies must be reviewed, environmental campaigner tells A47 inquiry

20 August 2021
Road building policies must be reviewed, environmental campaigner tells A47 inquiry

Road building policies must be reviewed, environmental campaigner tells A47 inquiry

20 August 2021

Plans to upgrade part of the main road link to and from West Norfolk are being examined by a government inspector.


Village traveller site extension proposal backed by councillors.

17 August 2021
Village traveller site extension proposal backed by councillors.

Village traveller site extension proposal backed by councillors.

17 August 2021

A neighbouring resident told West Norfolk councillors he felt 'surrounded' by the plots.


Homeowner's discrimination claim as council rejects house use restriction plea

17 August 2021
Homeowner's discrimination claim as council rejects house use restriction plea

Homeowner's discrimination claim as council rejects house use restriction plea

17 August 2021

A homeowner says he will challenge a decision to block him from using his seaside house for more of the year than he currently can.


West Norfolk councillors say no to neighbouring burner bid

13 August 2021
West Norfolk councillors say no to neighbouring burner bid

West Norfolk councillors say no to neighbouring burner bid

13 August 2021

A special planning meeting today heard claims the technology was not needed in this region, or anywhere else in Britain.


'Ugly' housing estate proposals rejected

12 July 2021
'Ugly' housing estate proposals rejected

'Ugly' housing estate proposals rejected

12 July 2021

Proposals for the final stage of a long-running regeneration scheme were compared to the old Soviet Union during a planning meeting.


'We deserve facilities as good as the rest of the country.' Borough council backs fight for new King's Lynn hospital

09 July 2021
'We deserve facilities as good as the rest of the country.' Borough council backs fight for new King's Lynn hospital

'We deserve facilities as good as the rest of the country.' Borough council backs fight for new King's Lynn hospital

09 July 2021

A motion backing calls for a rebuild was unanimously passed by councillors.


County pleads for 'sustainable' social care funding

06 July 2021
County pleads for 'sustainable' social care funding

County pleads for 'sustainable' social care funding

06 July 2021

County council leaders say the crisis of local government finance will not be solved unless care costs are addressed by ministers.


Breckland Council backs move to smoke-free base

22 June 2021
Breckland Council backs move to smoke-free base

Breckland Council backs move to smoke-free base

22 June 2021

Anti-smoking campaigners have welcomed the move, despite concerns that vaping and e-cigarettes could also be banned by the authority too.


West Norfolk village housing scheme backed by councillors despite 'oppressive' objections

16 June 2021
West Norfolk village housing scheme backed by councillors despite 'oppressive' objections

West Norfolk village housing scheme backed by councillors despite 'oppressive' objections

16 June 2021

Councillors have approved an initial scheme for more than 20 new homes, despite dozens of objections from residents and community leaders.


West Norfolk village glamping site backed by councillors

15 June 2021
West Norfolk village glamping site backed by councillors

West Norfolk village glamping site backed by councillors

15 June 2021

Councillors have given a temporary reprieve to a holiday complex which was opposed by transport officials on safety grounds.


Plans to shake up Norfolk's electoral boundaries

09 June 2021
Plans to shake up Norfolk's electoral boundaries

Plans to shake up Norfolk's electoral boundaries

09 June 2021

The move is to equate the number of electors in each constituency but will not alter the number of MPs.


£25m boost for King's Lynn town centre

08 June 2021
£25m boost for King's Lynn town centre

£25m boost for King's Lynn town centre

08 June 2021

Includes money for refurbishment of Guildhall.


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