Norwich City Council

Election results for 2019

    Elected in 2019
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    27
    27
    -4
    Elected in 2019
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    9
    9
    +4
    Elected in 2019
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    3
    3
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Stall for feeding homeless removed

Stall at the Haymarket, Norwich
Google

A stall which was used by volunteer groups handing out food to homeless people has been removed.

Norwich City Council said it had taken down the covered stall on the Haymarket opposite Primark, following advice on social distancing during the Coronavirus outbreak.

"We’re not planning to bring our stall back," it added.

"The expert medical guidance on social distancing has highlighted the importance of best practice around food provision for the most vulnerable.

"This is about making sure we get food to people safely, rather than bringing people to food, and we are working positively with a number of groups involved in providing food in this way."

It said it was working with organisations to engage with rough sleepers, secure temporary accommodation and deliver food to people directly.

Some volunteer groups criticised the decision on social media, as reported in the Eastern Daily Press.

Norwich homeless food stall
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Green Party wins four more seats in Norwich to hit Labour

The Green Party reduced the massive Labour hold on Norwich City Council slightly by winning four more seats.

The representation of the 39 seats is now:

  • Labour 27
  • Green Party 9
  • Lib Dems 3
Clive Lewis
BBC

The success of the Green Party and the emerging national election results picture brought a reaction from Labour's Norwich South MP Clive Lewis.

He said the party was being dragged in four different directions.

"We've got customs union, hard Brexit, revoke and the people's vote," he said.

"If we don't sort ourselves out the head is going to pop off and the four horses are going to gallop off in four different directions elsewhere."