1. ITV Report

Norfolk council tax set to rise by nearly 5%

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Kate Prout

They had threatened a substantial hike in council tax was needed to subsidise services for vulnerable people and today Norfolk County Councillors delivered on their promise.

A 4.8% increase is needed to provide £25 for adult social care and another £9 million for failing childrens' services.

A protest outside County Hall in Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"There's nothing I can do about it, if I could. There's no way I would put up council tax right up coming into an election. It's just that I have to. We've got to look after the people of Norfolk. Not just the vulnerable people but the frontline services are important to me, to you, everybody. We need a road repaired properly, we need our libraries open and functioning properly. We need our fire service to work for us, we need our recycling centre open. All these are important"

– Cliff Jordan, Leader. Norfolk County Council