South Cambs Lib Dems take Tory seat

by johnwilliams on 6 May, 2017

South Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats held back the Conservative tide by retaining their existing five Cambridgeshire  County Council seats and gaining one from the Conservatives.  We also got within two votes of taking a second Conservative seat. In the Fulbourn Division I received 1,217 votes, with my Conservative opponent polling 899, Labour 548 and the Greens […]

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Liberal Democrats launch manifesto for Cambridgeshire

by johnwilliams on 17 April, 2017

Our manifesto promises to offer a listening, caring and responsible alternative to the Conservatives at Shire Hall. So what would the Lib Dems do? we’d make the money available to support social care in the community. And we’d do that in partnership with parish and town councils and bring together other local agencies so that […]

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People in Cambridgeshire are being asked their views on pharmacies and dispensaries across the county. The consultation, commissioned by the Cambridgeshire Health and Wellbeing Board, which finishes on 30 April 2017, asks people’s views on pharmaceutical services for now and in the future. Pharmaceutical services include filling prescriptions, selling medicines that don’t need a prescription, […]

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Broken promise of more money for our schools

by johnwilliams on 21 February, 2017

Cambridgeshire education chiefs are warning that the Conservative government’s proposed changes to school funding will leave many of the county’s schools worse off contrary to promises that more money would come to county schools. Cambridgeshire County Council want the government to revise their formula to reflect better the rural character of the county and to […]

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Cambridgeshire Tories turn deaf ear to funding crisis

by johnwilliams on 15 February, 2017

The Conservatives on Cambridgeshire County Council with the help of three independent councillors chose to push through by one vote a totally inadequate budget based on a 2% council tax rise for adult social care only, rather than the 4 or 5% rises being supported by the majority of Conservative run County Councils. This decision […]

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South Cambs backs BT phone box fight

by johnwilliams on 18 January, 2017

When BT announced it wanted to remove the two remaining phone boxes in Fulbourn village I didn’t see it as inevitable believing that one of them was needed. Fortunately BT wrongly described the phone box I wanted to keep in Cambridge Road Fulbourn so I forced BT to re-run its consultation on it and used […]

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Two developers have indicated they want to build a small number of homes on land in the Green Belt either side of Balsham Road Fulbourn at the speed calming chicane. The one on the south side involves a 100% affordable housing scheme by Accent housing association with all homes ring fenced for local people. In […]

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Local cycling gets a boost

by johnwilliams on 22 December, 2016

The shared cycle and pedestrian path planned along the B1102 between Lode and Stow-cum-Quy has been given planning permission. The work will start soon and will enable Stow residents to reach schools and the health centre in Bottisham safely by bike. I spoke in favour of the shared path at the planning meeting and urged […]

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County steps in to replace withdrawn bus route

by johnwilliams on 16 December, 2016

I must raise my hat to the public transport team at Cambridgeshire County Council who have managed to organize a replacement bus service a very short notice for the one Stagecoach is withdrawing on 3rd January which serves the 900 residents of Teversham village which has no facilities – not even a pub! Stagecoach is withdrawing […]

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Last week Fulbourn Primary School showed plans to change and extend its buildings whilst maintaining their single height to increase its pupil capacity not only to meet the increasing number of children from the current village but also the development of the Ida Darwin Hospital site for up to 275 additional homes. The hospital has […]

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