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Bus company Whippet puts profit before customers

by johnwilliams on 11 August, 2017

The bus company Whippet now owned by Australian transport multinational Tower Transit has told Cambridgeshire County Council and the Traffic Commissioner that it no longer wants to run the subsidised route 18 which runs between Cambridge City and Newmarket via Teversham, Fulbourn, the Wilbrahams and Six Mile Bottom and will stop at the end of […]

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Conservative county councillors have torn up the recommendations of an independent pay panel and voted themselves a massive pay rise instead while residents face cuts to front line services. The independent panel had been asked to advise on the allowances paid to county councillors for doing their duties. The panel interviewed a range of councillors, […]

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Sign the petition to stop the Children Centre cuts

by johnwilliams on 16 July, 2017

Cambridgeshire County Council is threatening to close 19 of the 40 Children’s Centres in Cambridgeshire in order to cut £1 million pounds from their budget. The Conservative run council is consulting on this over the summer holidays when most families have other things on their mind. Some of the things Children’s Centres offer families include: […]

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Worry over future of Haggis Gap Health Centre

by johnwilliams on 30 June, 2017

The Health Service Journal has reported that the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group has the biggest deficit of all CCGs in the country and so far the CCG is refusing to detail what its Sustainability and Transformation Plan to reduce this deficit  has in store for NHS patients and staff. But we do know […]

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  Here in South Cambridgeshire we are facing a melt-down in our public services due partly to year upon year of Conservative cuts but also because the cost of living here matches that of London but the pay of our public sector workers doesn’t. The amount of money workers are taking home continues to fall […]

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Today South Cambridgeshire District Council failed to empty the green bins in seven streets in Fulbourn village. Since the Conservatives introduced new kerbside collection rounds for our black, green and blue bins jointly with the City Council every week someone in Fulbourn has failed to have their bin emptied. This time the council says it […]

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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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