14th May: Norman has called on Lewes District Council to do "all it can" to influence the organisers of the Gentleman of the Road Stopovers tour to overturn the reported no re-entry policy at the festival. The festival, feturing mumford and Sons, is expected to be an excellent opportunity for small businesses in the town and open up a huge customer base for the weekend. However, this could be jeopardised as it has been reported that there is to be a no re-entry policy. More.
Pictures of the launch of Always Tomorrow, on a freezing cold Monday morning are available at Norman's flickr photostream.
22nd Apr: After nearly ten years in the making, an interchange at Newhaven Town Train Station has been given the go ahead, in a move welcomed by Norman, who has been campaigning for better integration between bus and rail at the station for many years. More.
15th Apr: Norman welcomes news that nearly a thousand of the poorest toddlers in East Sussex will benefit from 15 hours of free childcare a week from September. More.
10th Apr: Norman condemns Veolia "acting like an occupying force, aided and abetted by the Tory county council". Objections to Veolia's appeal regarding early morning lorry movements must be lodged by 26th April. Objections can be lodged by going to the case page at Lewes District Council. Scroll to the bottom and click the link for "Comment on this case". More.
10th Apr: Norman welcomes news that construction of the Lewes to Kingston cycle path got underway this week, a path which he says "will create a picturesque safe route of travel between the town and the village for cycling enthusiasts". More.
20th Mar: Norman welcomes news that 38,000 people in the Lewes constituency will benefit from a tax cut according to their local MP Norman Baker, as the Lib Dems today secured the fulfilment of their number one Manifesto commitment of raising the personal income tax allowance to £10,000. More.
25th Feb: Norman welcomes January's unemployment figures, which show that the number of those unemployed in the Lewes constituency has fallen by 138 from the same time last year. More.
15th Feb: The Woodland Trust has written to local MP Norman Baker to praise him and his government colleagues' approach to the nation's forests. More.
30th Jan: Norman announces that local train stations in Lewes, Hassocks, Eastbourne and Brighton are to receive over £1.3million of coalition government funding to improve integration between cycling and rail. More.
18th Jan: Norman welcomes the new single tier pension announced this week as "a fairer pension for all" and "a much needed improvement our pension system". Lib Dem Pensions Minister, Steve Webb, has outlined reforms to the state pension for everyone retiring after 2017 that will provide a one-tier pension which will be the equivalent of £144 per week. The current state pension is £107.45. More.
18th Jan: Norman congratulates local organisations Think Free Limited and the Landport Community Allotment Garden for securing nearly £20,000 from the Big Lottery Fund, as well as Relate which works throughout the county and has secured over £7,000. More.
21st Dec: Norman welcomes the Education Secretary's decision to provide substantial capital investment for post 16 education at Seaford Head. More.
We oppose the current plans to remove trauma & orthopaedics and general surgery and support keeping all core services at the Eastbourne DGH. Some core services are interdependent. It is likely the loss of orthopedics and general surgery could impact on 24/7 A & E full service, 24/7 in-patient Pediatric beds, 24/7 Consultant - led Obstetric service, 24/7 acute Medical and Coronary care beds, 24/7 acute Surgical, I.T.U. & H.D.U. beds and any downgrade in Maternity and Children's services.
14 Dec: Norman welcomes the fall in unemployment in the Lewes constituency since October, which is being replicated nationally. More.
13 Dec: Eligible local jobseekers will be given free bus travel on any of the routes run by Brighton and Hove Buses, as well as routes run by some other companies, for one month from January 1st 2013, in a deal brokered between the Greener Journeys campaign, bus companies and encouraged by Norman, who, in his capacity as Transport Minister, has been pushing for bus companies to do more to provide support for young people. More.
7 Dec: "An unsightly eyesore that must be rectified" is Norman's view of the Clinton Cards site, and he is calling on the company's administrators, Zolfo Cooper, to make the shop more presentable. More.
7 Dec: Norman says 18,240 people in East Sussex will be lifted out of paying tax altogether and 173,900 will see a tax cut, following this week's Autumn Statement. More.
30 Nov: Norman says the county council must now move ahead swiftly with the roll-out of broadband locally, including rural areas, following the decision of the European Commission to approve the Coalition's £530million state aid to support superfast broadband. More.
23 Nov: Norman is calling on Lewes District Council to stand up for residents of Newhaven when considering Veolia's planning application which, if approved, will see lorry movements start at 4am, six days a week, providing a huge nuisance for local people. More.
22 Nov: From December Plumpton will benefit from an hourly Sunday service to and from London Victoria, which Norman says: "will cut journey times and provide a convenient service for station users seven days a week". More.
20 Nov: "I was unfortunately right," says Norman. "Two-tier health service in East Sussex is becoming a reality." More.
19 Nov: Norman will be in attendance at Lewes Train Station on Saturday the 24th of November at 9am to receive a petition collected by the owner and staff of The Runaway which lists public support for them to retain the running of the café at the station. More.
15 Nov: Norman welcomes good news for local Post Offices in Lewes, Newhaven, Polegate and Seaford, which have been put on a stronger footing for the future. The coalition government has announced that for at least the next seven years the Post Office will continue to deliver tax disc and driving licence services. More.
14 Nov: Norman is asking Lewes District Council to work with the Police to combat the recent wave of prominent graffiti appearing across Lewes. More.
14 Nov: Norman welcomes today's announcement of radical reforms to maternity leave which create greater flexibility and equality. More.
31 Oct: Norman backs David Rogers for Police Commissioner election. David has been a councillor in Sussex for over 35 years and has served as Chair of Sussex Police Authority. The election is expected to be a straight fight between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, and the Lib Dems are confident that David's experience in working to combat crime in Sussex will convince voters to back him. More (external link).
16 Oct: Norman has called the revised boundaries released by the Boundary Commission "swapping one bad proposal for another" as Newhaven will be split in two and Seaford will end up at the tail end of a stretched out coastal constituency. More.
10 Oct: Norman has enlisted the Ministry of Justice to get the ball rolling to clear up the unsightly graffiti on the front of the court which have appeared in recent weeks. More.
10 Oct: The scrapping of the planned rise of RPI+3 on rail fares has been welcomed as a victory for local MP Norman Baker who has fought tirelessly to keep rail fares down. Fares for 2013 and 2014 will now rise in line with the policy inherited by the last government of RPI+1. More.
3 Oct: In a move condemned by Norman, Lewes District Council is proposing to make cuts to council tax benefit in a way that will severely impact working people on low incomes. He is calling for the council to make savings by alternative means that protect this group. More.
2 Oct: E.ON has named Newhaven Port as the operations and maintenance base for the proposed Rampion offshore wind farm. Norman comments: "This is fantastic news for Newhaven, and something I have lobbied hard for." More.
1 Oct: From today rules outlawing clamping on private land come into force. Norman says: "The dark days of private clamping are now behind us." More.
24 Aug: Kittiwake nesting in Seaford is flourishing according to Seaford's MP Norman Baker, who has commended the work of the RSPB to educate the public on the fragility of the species through its "Date with Nature" programme. More.
21 Aug: Norman welcomes the decision taken by Arrowcroft to resubmit their planning application for Newhaven's Railway Quarter. More.
1 Aug: Norman announces that from this month, local passengers will be able to find out if train services run on time to within a minute. More.
31 Ju1: Norman welcomes the news that four schools in his constituency have opened their doors this summer and utilised a portion of the government's £50million summer schools fund. More.
31 Ju1: Norman congratulates Chailey Sports Club on securing £50,000 from Sport England. More.
23 Ju1: Norman announces that from this month, local passengers will be able to find out if train services run on time to within a minute. More.
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