Norwich

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Western Link

in principle the western link isn’t a bad idea and a lot of opposition could be avoided if it wasn’t just functional but also a landmark. most people are simply opposed to it because it will likely be some anonymous viaduct with no design quality. people are not opposed to these things if they are […]

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Celebrating neglected spaces

let artists use more spaces like disused walls, car parks, the magdalen street flyover to bring vibrancy back to forgotten places. The flyover is a divide between people, businesses and footfall so make it a destination, an entrance, a landmark gateway. Similar principle to camden docks could be used.

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Better transport links

Better and cheaper transport links to the city from the outer towns such as Brandon and Thetford, as this will open job opportunities to all. Currently there is 2 trains within 15 minutes of each other in an hour. A more regular bus service would also be appreciated if posible.

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Tackle the homelessness issue

Homelessness has exploded in Norwich over the last few years, can’t walk a minute in the city centre without seeing someone homeless. There needs to be some serious investment in some housing for the homeless, alcohol and drug support and some sort of jobs program or project to make them contributing members of society and […]

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Greener spaces

How can we make the city green? Both in terms of sustainability and planting more trees and plants? Maybe planting bee friendly plants on top of bus stops and other dead space?

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Food waste collection

Food waste collection service for south Norfolk area. Specifically the estates that are closer to the city. The excuse that we are rural and trucks cant service the area because of this is not a very good one. Many new estates are being built without the provision so a lot of waste is going to […]

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Adult sized jungle gym in park

I believe that our parks are important resources, for social development as well as general fitness. Therefore, it is important to keep these spaces engaging for all members of the community. An adult sized jungle gym would allow people to exercise and play, alongside others members of the community. Thus, improving mental health and well-being, […]

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Clean Chapel loke

Chapel loke tunnel through the house is dirty and disgusting, simple solution would be to paint it in lovely bright colours, could be even some artist creating a unique spot, solnit would turn into an instagrammable spot. Also the flower bed further down the alley needs cleaning!!

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Mental Health Walk in Centre

We have a walk in centre for physical ailments but poor mental health can also affect physical health long term. There is a lack of accessible mental health support in the city..whereby someone can walk I and just say..I need to talk to someone..I need to talk. The mental health walk in centre would house […]

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Tackling litter

Littering and fly tipping is a huge issue in Norfolk. I’d like to see education/signage/fines about littering and the consequences on our wildlife and eco systems.

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Homeless shelter

That we create a safe place for those homeless to come, maybe pay a small fee or it could be charity run. A place to stay, shower, eat and have support.

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Public transport

Reinstate the tram system as the buses constantly contribute to, and suffer from, the very congestion they are supposed to remove. At least trams will have dedicated lanes and priority over other traffic to effectively provide the public transport that Norwich city centre so badly needs if it wishes to be car free but remain […]

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Tram

A tram running only from my home to the city centre please.

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Wildflower areas

Plant/create more wildflower areas for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Places such as the banks of the NDR and sides of the roads in Norwich which only have trees and ‘normal’ grass. We need to make it a little more wild so we can help the pollinators greatly.

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Create a buzz in the city at night

Past 5pm the city centre dies and there is almost nowhere to enjoy casual dining with family. Encourage independents and create a stunning undercover seated area at the top of the market to eat in the evening and enjoy a pint. Take a look at Liverpool for instance, day or night the back streets and […]

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Anglia Square

Renovate or remove the ugly unused office blocks above Anglia Square, replaced by AFFORDABLE housing and modern park area on wasteland.

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Parking At Norfolk and Norwich

Improvements for parking at the N&N. As it stands we are paying non NHS companies to queue far too long to find a space in what will already be stressful circumstances. This is a disgrace. The money made from ill people or their families should not be anyone’s profit and should be put back into […]

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Cycle paths

I would love to see investment in safe cycle paths throughout the city, similar to cities in Holland and Germany. It would be great for reducing carbon emissions, solving the traffic congestion and promoting healthy habits for both adults and children, the latter whom would be more likely to cycle if routes were separate from […]

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Cycle paths

I would love to see investment in safe cycle paths throughout the city, similar to cities in Holland and Germany. It would be great for reducing carbon emissions, solving the traffic congestion and promoting healthy habits for both adults and children, the latter whom would be more likely to cycle if routes were separate from […]

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GP SURGERIES, DENTISTS & SCHOOLS

More GP surgeries, dentists and schools to cope with the extra housing. It is clear that if you build more houses then you need more infrastructure to look after the people in those houses. Mental health and SEN support also needs restructuring as is currently not fit for purpose.

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More off road cycle paths

Many more people would consider leaving their cars behind and cycling if they didn’t have to tackle dangerous roads. Our county has the perfect terrain for cycling yet we are miles behind other counties for cycle routes. A fantastic way to encourage health and fitness and fight climate change.

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Better Public Transport – Buses

It is often agreed upon that the public transport, specifically in regards to buses, in Norfolk is severely lacking. The buses are often late, sometimes early and, most concerning of all, the buses are highly limited as to which areas within Norfolk that they pass through – and if you live in an area that […]

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Support for local business

Support local business buy offering zero business rate for small local companies that use 50% or more products and produce sourced within East Anglia. As more of the big national, international and off shore companies take profits away from the region and not plough the money back in to the area it’s East Anglia which […]

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Bus services

Improve regular rural hydrogen bus services into Norwich at affordable prices for us to use and less cycle tracks that aren’t used

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Trams

In putting trams through the city centre to the outer region of Central Norwich.

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Improve bus travel

I would like to suggest that the money be spent on modern buses and to improve the frequency of some routes at times like rush hour and weekend and for more services for the countryside in to Norwich

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Invest in the library service

Libraries are being asked to respond to the community’s greater needs. Library assistants on top of their core responsibilities also act as social workers, job seeker support, mental health workers, educators and community developers, looking after the elderly, children, new parents, isolated individuals, communities at risk. The social value of libraries increases every years, and […]

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Clean up the streets

When compared to towns likeIpswich, the streets of Norwich are far dirtier. Gum, litter, uneven pavement, are things that leave an impression. Norwich could improve greatly with proper street and more noticable cleaning services.

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Invest in young children

Provide funds to reinstate the work done so effectively by Sure Start Children’s Centres. Helping struggling parents give their kids the best start in life is a no-brainer. Sure Start services It help parents gain skills and confidence to ensure children can get the best out of life/nursery/school from the outset so they are not […]

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Plant some trees… to stop noise

Several housing estates are popping up, alongside the A47 dual carriageway (I live on one). The developers promised to build “a bind”, a mount of earth to deflect the traffic noise. It’s completely ineffective. How about we use some of this government money to plant some evergreens (trees), along the dual carriage way border. This […]

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Tram

Dig up and re commission the old electric tram routes to reduce cars on the road and help with pedestrian movement around and into the city,

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Roads and speed bumps

Alot of roads in and around Norwich especially around on housing estates need resurfacing,big potholes filled in repairs to speed bumps that have sunk so one side is higher then other take Beverley road for instance. Repair and maintain what is in place first before putting new improvements in place. More available Car parks on […]

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A world class public Art Gallery & Museum

Despite its fantastic community of creative artists and makers Norwich, and Norfolk is seriously lacking in a large, Tate-style (‘Tate East’?) Art gallery / museum. The gallery could reflect Norwich’s famous ‘welcoming the world’ nature and house a collection of contemporary international art as well as showcasing arts and crafts from the East of England. […]

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Smart traffic lights

Congestion travelling through and around Norwich is getting increasingly worse, much of which could be eased with a smart traffic light system in place that monitors traffic routes and responds to ease flow. In turn this would reduce carbon emissions from vehicles stuck in traffic.

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Green space and electric buses

I think there should be more green open space and electric buses should be a standard in the city to help the environment and cut harmful pollution out of the air that we’re breathing. Also stop building on green space. So many new housing developments destroying woodland and fields, Thorpe woods as an example.

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Free gym

We could do with outdoor gyms with basic equipment in public spaces. Free to use and free to access such as in a park or community area. It would encourage people to use the equipment and to get fit. It would also mean people on lower incomes can access gym equipment. Adults could use the […]

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Better Public Cleaners

All through the city is litter, food and literal urine on the floor and its hardly ever cleaned. Bins are usually full also, instead if spending money on fixing roads and whatnot it should go to the things that really make a difference.

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council housing

Spend the money on new council housing protected from right to buy in order to create secure affordable homes for families and by so doing, help to lower and stabilise private sector rents and house prices more generally.

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Affordable housing

Much more low rent private housing is needed for our young people. There’s some lovely examples in Norwich of student accommodation and the goldsmith street development which won an award. Sadly, none of this housing is accessible to young people on low incomes. Recent developments of apartments like sentinel house would be ideal for young […]

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Another Car Park West of City

Norwich needs more car parking spaces to support the city and deal with the increased demand from housing development around the city. Chapelfield is typically full and backed up most weekends, as is the NCP at top of St Stephens. This drives traffic through the city looking to other car parks such as St Andrews, […]

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Affordable travel

Affordable buses in and around Norwich. The traffic is out of control in Norwich, it takes such a long time to drive ANYWHERE, but nobody can afford the bus fair, it’s not tempting people to not use their cars!

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Govt owned supermarket

Investment in a supermarket which is owned and run by the government, the profit of which would go to NHS hospitals in the area. Instead of food banks it could cater for the poor and homeless who can’t afford to buy food and other necessties of life with the profit made in sales.

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Reliable public transportation

Norwich needs municipal public transportation- reliable on timetable with good network and affordable for all. Having ONLY private bus companies servicing the city isn’t right neither acceptable, nor affordable for the users (except elderly of course who are travelling for free). If bus companies were actually there to transport people and not make money out […]

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Roads

Pot holes across Norwich and improving roads and public transport

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House of Nationalities

For minorities in Norwich, a place where they can showcase their culture, practice their traditions, organize programs. I can participate professionally in the creation of the Hungarian Center and Library. Contacts can be established in the fields of Culture (eg lectures, exhibitions), Economy (eg fairs), Education, Science.

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Better bus services

Push for first bus to improve services or find an alternative. Eco buses that actually run on time and turn up. Bad bus services has been linked to poor schools and education. As a ‘deprived’ area for schooling, this should be vital. Plus the roads and parking in Norwich can not handle the current load. […]

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Homeless

Seeing how Birmingham have used containers to make halfway homes to get people back into society, I find the saddest part about our lovely city is the homeless sleeping on the pavement.

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Local youth centres // training

Knife crime is a part of our life now, and with it growing it’s no longer a gang related subject, it’s the general public and vulnerable that are targeted also, would be good to have more local youth centres focused around education and training, inspire young people to be imaginative and creative, a social hub […]

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Invest in Lifelong Learning

Create a wider range of adult education classes. Make classes free for rough sleepers to help them learn the skills they need to find work and shelter. Provide free English (ESOL) classes for refugees and asylum seekers to help them integrate more effectively. Offer free community language classes for everyone to ease community cohesion and […]

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Tram

An electric tram from the Airport Park & Ride to Norwich Train station and from the train station to the N&N hospital via Castle Mall, the Forum/Theatre Royal and UEA.

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Free trams in the city centre

Free trams that run within the city centre. It’ll help improve public transport for those already living in Norwich, alongside making more businesses and areas easy to access for everyone. The city of Melbourne in Australia has free trams in their centre, I think something similar in Norwich would be a great addition instead of […]

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Adequate and Safe Cycle Paths

Better and safer cycle routes to places out of the city centre, for example for those working in places like Rackheath Industrial Estate. Places like this have very poor bus routes as it is, so having cycle paths will encourage people to drive less, which will help get our emissions down and also be a […]

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CYCLE PATHS!

We NEED more Cycle paths!! Our City council is pressing for its people to “GO GREEN” and “JOIN CYCLE TO WORK SCHEMES”, but when roads like Earlham road and Dereham road are lined with poor quality pavements and pot hole ridden roads, how can we truly say we’re a fine city. My cycle to work […]

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Create carbon neutral Norwich

Our aim should be to make Norwich carbon neutral or better still carbon negative, before the end of the decade. We should invest in sustainable transport, measure to extract carbon from the atmosphere such as city trees and green walls. Make buildings more efficient. Invest in clean energy.

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Helping the homeless

Everywhere I go in Norwich there are so many people living on the streets having to beg and sleep rough, I get asked by at least 3 or 4 people if I have spare change every night I walk home from work. There is a young disabled homeless woman who will sit outside our shop […]

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Build community Hospital or GP practices

With more housing developments being built, and elderly population ever increasing; the hospital’s in Norfolk are struggling to cope with the sheer number of people to treat. When they are medically fit for discharge, and simply awaiting for community care packages to have capacity, they are stuck in hospital, bed-blocking for acutely unwell patients. This […]

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A centre for the Arts

Norwich lacks a fit for purpose Arts venue. Somewhere that could hold concerts and have exhibitions. For a cultural city this is something lacking. Venues are often repurposed and so not ideal and small.

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Public transport

Public transport in norwich is in need of a real revamp. There is one bus that takes hospital workers to the hospital before 7am shift starts. The bus service is often late and many rural towns are subject to one bus a week. In theory, a rail service that reaches more towns and villages is […]

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Shelters for the homeless

The number of homless people in norwich has soared over the years. There have been numerous cuts to services available to these vulnerable people. A section of the funding should be used to create a shelter. Many other cities have created a space for those in need to use overnight with camp beds etc. During […]

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Electric Buses

Let’s get all buses going into the Norwich to run off electric, this will help the environment, minimise pollution and create a cleaner city

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Help the Homeless

Set up a purpose built property for the homeless. Organise a support system for them, make them feel part of the wider community and keep them safe. They are human beings and need more opportunities to achieve positive things.

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Parking for students

A parking space for university students who live far away and would prefer to drive home than take a train. It could be in a field; doesn’t need to be fancy. And the fee should be reasonable; an opportunity for extra funding for council.

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Planting trees and flowers

Our beautiful city has a lot to offer. Amazing market, lots of shops, restaurants etc. But how about investing in nature? Planting trees and flowers in and around the city would be fantastic for everyone! Not only trees provide shelter on hot sunny days and rainy ones too but they give us oxygen – something […]

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Gigabit Fibre

There are currently no plans for Ultra-fast broadband in many areas of Norwich. We have a small but creative tech scene and a growing population. Lots of new housing estates are putting a strain on already shaky broadband. Get full fibre rolled out to everywhere within the A47 & NDR and then spread out from […]

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Indoor Events / Concert Arena

Build an indoor events / concert arena to host approx. 10,000 people for use to host bigger national and international events from bigger music artists or sporting events etc. In Norwich we have no appropriate venue or arena for such events, often feeling isolated outside from larger areas of the UK and having to travel […]

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Counselling services

There is no provision in Norfolk for counselling people on the NHS. What services there are are designed to talk through groups of people in techniques for well being. This is not enough for people in crisis. Even if you are suicidal there is NO help unless you need to be committed. So many seriously […]

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More Trees

Any spare land should be planted with trees or shrubs for pollinating insects. Less money spent slowing down traffic, which in it self causes more pollution.

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Promote more use of the river Wensum

Floating pontoon walkways to connect riverside paths (Duke Street to Blackfriars bridge) allowing for a continuous walk along the river all through Norwich. Promote canoe use, water taxis, gondolas (like Cambridge) sightseeing boats (like Amsterdam). Electric day boats (like Windermere). A raft race (like we used to have!). Encourage businesses to be more welcoming to […]

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Norwich Lido

With global warming I think a Lido with a traditional outdoor heated swimming pool, toddler and baby pools, extensive grassed areas for sunbathing, communal brick BBQ’s and picnic seating would be a great attraction in Norwich and would provide people with a sociable, open air place to swim. It would also be a great tourist […]

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New buses

New buses for Norwich as Norwich has some of the UKs oldest buses dating back from 2002! Also make the buses more reliable if traffic is to reduce as you cannot relay on the buses in Norwich!

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Ice rink

Local hockey team need somewhere to practice, great for growing the love of sport already present in Norwich. Could grow a team, potentially qualify for EIHL, bringing in fans.

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Rebuild the ice rink!

The dilapidated ice rink on the outskirts of Hellesdon is a sad sight to see, and this would be an amazing opportunity to rebuild it and turn it back into an incredible ice rink or possibly a swimming pool, creating jobs and a great place for families to go near the city centre – things […]

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Health Care

Building more elderly care homes, this has a massive impact on; – Local acute hospitals being full and unable to discharge due to a lack of homes. Resulting in poor waiting times in A&E as we have no movement. -Mental health – mental health hospital are unable to discharge to care homes due to the […]

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Waterpark

A lot of people i know feel there is a lack of lesuire facilities in norwich, we just have the basic bowling and cinema complexes. An indoor waterpark open all yeah round would be perfect for all ages, something similar to that found at the centre parcs in Thetford. Bring the fun back to Norwich!

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Norfolk Music Service

Reverse the proposed cuts to numbers of peripatetic music teachers and reverse the proposed increase in fees for tuition. Maintain our enviable music service keep it and accessible to as many as possible.

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Re-Build Ancient City Gates

The top of St Stephens street is pretty ugly when you arrive in Norwich. Both the Wilkinson and Iceland building exteriors are pretty ordinary. It would be fantastic to re create and build a very large scale flint city gate entrance. This could be designed with traditional old style and new, but could become a […]

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Revatalise Public Transport

Investment in more eco friendly electric powered buses that are reliable and have expanded routes would benefit Norwich in multi faceted ways. People do not take the buses because they are expensive, unreliable and have limited routes. Norwich has a massive commuter population which travel to Norwich daily. Investment in cheap public transport could see […]

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Legal Graffiti Walls

The current Anglia square walls limit artists, as they play such a major role in such an area, I believe other places could benefit lots more attention and tourism, more expression for norwich.

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Social Care

People who receive direct payments don’t get the full support they need because the council is too tight with the money. I know people who have disabilities and can’t move only get 7 hours a week when they are entitled to 24 hours care a day.

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Improve Public Transport in Norwich

Please improve public transport in Norwich Invest in bus services so different parts of Norwich and the outskirts are more connected Better connections to the NNUH hospital and Bowthorpe area Buses on time and more regular, running later at night and earlier in the morning Create oyster card for Norwich Make bus fares half price […]

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Boost the Norwich Arts Scene

Institutions and organisations such as The Norwich Theatre Royal, The Garage Norwich, Open Norwich, Norfolk Arts Trust and many more offer the creative industry in Norwich a space to develop and thrive whilst putting Norwich on the map. However, with the ever growing running costs, institutions like these face a troubling future. As a young […]

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Tree planting

Trees are badly needed in our fight against climate change, flooding and biodiversity loss. We urgently need more trees in and around Norwich. Many streets don’t have a single tree on them. They do so much good for the environment and have proven mental health benefits in our overcrowded grey world.

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Anglia square.

Now there was plans up ages ago saying anglia square was going to be rebuilt but I think that they should this time actually knock it down and rebuild it because places like that is why Norwich gets a bad name. It’s an absolute eyesore! As well as doing something with the carpark and derelict […]

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Arts

More funding into public art spaces and opening arts education to the wider public

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Revivify Adult Education

Rather than a new-build project, reverse the cutbacks in Adult Education e.g. to Wensum Lodge – making courses accessible to all, providing study grants, employing teachers on stable contracts. Put the focus on inspiring education for school leavers, the unemployed, those who have lost their jobs. Those who did not enjoy school. Prioritise wellbeing and […]

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