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New Year message from leader of Norfolk County Council, Lynn News letters

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2019 has seen major progress at the county council. Our Together, for Norfolk plan has provided clear direction and priorities. An independent peer review said that there is a strong sense of a “reboot” and clear leadership.

This year’s achievements include becoming the top-rated county council for highway maintenance; a new early childhood and family service, offering more targeted support for families with children aged from 0-5; making major infrastructure improvements, from the A140 Hempnall roundabout to the Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing and the West Winch scheme; an independent survey showed that 75 per cent of people are satisfied with the way the county council runs things – up from 42 per cent, five years ago; work starting on our first extra care scheme, in Fakenham.We’re investing £29 million in 3,000 more care places across the county.

2020 should be a year of opportunity, with Brexit resolved and the prospect, with a new government, of building new relationships and stepping up our campaign for fairer funding.

Cllr Andrew Proctor. (24983305)
Cllr Andrew Proctor. (24983305)

So, watch this space – it should be a significant and rewarding year.

Andrew Proctor,

Norfolk County Council leader

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