After a long period of silence from Norfolk County Council we have finally achieved a comment from Councillor Cliff Jordan in today’s Eastern Daily Press. Right of access talks: it’s now in the owner’s hands Cliff Jordan, Cabinet Member for Efficiency, Norfolk County Council Norfolk County Council has no wish to obstruct or delay a new car park for Holt, but it will not shirk its responsibility to secure a fair return for Norfolk tax payers for a valuable right of access needed by a commercial enterprise. The council’s actions have been grossly misrepresented. Far from increasing its demands or “moving the goalposts” it has negotiated in good faith while being flexible. When the owner objected to a one-off capital payment, it was the council that proposed a profit sharing approach. Various proposals have been put on the table, but none has included a demand by the council of anything close to the reported “20-30 percent of gross profits” – although that is the scale of contribution that a private owner of the access strip might have expected. In September the council made its recent proposal, varying an offer made to the site owner, in part simply to link payments to inflation. The council has received no formal response to this. Instead, the owner decided to pursue a claim, which he made earlier, that the access he needs is covered by a Public Right of Way. Unfortunately, legally securing a Public Right of Way involves a protracted legal process in…
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Baroness Hollis addressed North Norfolk Labour Party members and local people on the benefits system last night (Thursday evening). Speaking at Cromer Community Centre, the former Norwich City Council leader explained why she supported the proposed ‘Universal Credit’, but explained how the positive changes would be undermined by the government’s cuts. She tried to dispel the myths about the benefits system as well as explaining how the House of Lords were trying to water down some of the government cuts. Interested members of the public travelled from as far as Great Yarmouth to attend the event.
Just a reminder that Baroness Hollis of Heigham will be talking about the Welfare State on Thursday evening in Cromer. The former Norwich City Council leader and former government minister will be talking at an event hosted by North Norfolk Labour Party. Thursday’s event is open to all and will take place at 7.30pm in Cromer’s Community Centre on Garden Street.
Every resident in the town this weekend will receive a leaflet from North Norfolk Labour detailing how they can help with the campaign. To find out more by visiting the Stop the Stalemate web page.
A letter from North Norfolk Labour Party in the Eastern Daily Press today.
You are invited to a talk describing the effects on The Welfare State and the benefit system of the proposed new Universal Credit. Presented by Baroness Hollis of Heigham, Labour member of the House of Lords and former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions. The event takes place Thursday 1st December at 7.30pm in Cromer Community Hall, Garden Street, Cromer. This will be open to all members of the public – membership not required.
On Saturday 12th November there will be a North Norfolk Labour Quiz Night at Cromer Community Centre. We’ll be providing the cheese – you just need to provide the wine. The quiz begins at 7.30pm and the cost of entry to the event is just £2. This event is open to both members, supporters, and non-members. If you wish to attend please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
A story in the EDP about the Cromer Crab Company provides hope for workers at the factory.