Filed under Cambridgeshire County Council

Is it time to change the way local authorities are funded?

Local authorities provide most of the public services that people use on a day to day basis. From highways to children’s services, social care to street cleaning and libraries to waste disposal it’s all provided by local authorities so are many other services. Funding for local authorities is from our council tax and a government … Continue reading

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Cllr John Reynolds – He will be missed

Cllr John Reynolds – He will be missed

I have just found out that Cambridgeshire County Councillor John Reynolds has died. I am shocked and my thoughts go out to his family and in particular his wife Diana. John has held high office at the County Council since first being elected in 1981. He was the local member for the Bar Hill Division … Continue reading

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Post election wash up

Today is a very interesting day for me as it is my first day of not being a councillor and more importantly not being the leader of the county council. The sense of laying down a heavy load is very energising with the expectation of new challenges and opportunities ahead. Perhaps even a glorious summer … Continue reading

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Lib Dem meltdown in Cambridgeshire?

It has been interesting to watch the campaigning across Cambridgeshire. A few years ago the Lib Dems seemed to enjoy increasing popular support. It is likely that this was as a result of a backlash against Labour over the Iraq war rather than any positive policies put forward by the Lib Dems. During this Lib … Continue reading

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Electioneering

Response on the door step in my Fulbourn division remains very positive. People seem to get the difficult times we are in but like to see our focus on helping to stimulate the economy whilst at the same time supporting vulnerable people. This afternoon I took time off from my own division to go and … Continue reading

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Treading Wind Farm public inquiry – Wisbech

In Wisbech today it was my pleasure to speak at the public inquiry to strongly oppose the wind farm. I made the point that whilst I am not an expert on planning I do have the largest democratic mandate, representing all 680,000 people of Cambridgeshire. I made three points. Firstly, I believe that the will … Continue reading

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