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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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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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