Tagged with Cambridgeshire

Mad, Mad world of politics

I’m just pinching myself to make sure today has not been  a dream. Did I hear Cllr Brooks-Gordon, Cambridge City Liberal Democrat County Councillor, on the radio calling for brothels to be opened in Cambridge? I know that I am keen on Cambridgeshire being open for business but that seems to be taking things to … Continue reading

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Talking or doing that is the question?

I am regularly reminded by the Liberal Democrat opposition in the County Council that running the council is not like running a business. It is certainly different but I do believe that common sense, efficiency, listening to the people of Cambridgeshire (customers?) and spending money wisely should be even more important as it is public … Continue reading

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Chief Exec of County Council takes voluntary pay cut

I spoke a lot about the importance of strong political leadership when I became Leader of the Council a few months ago. There’s lot of ways you can demonstrate this. Being clear about your objectives, making sure the Council’s policies and actions deliver them, never forgetting our promises to the electorate and residents. Deliver on … Continue reading

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Huntingdonshire Regional College – annual awards

Sometimes being the Leader of the Council feels really special. Tonight I had the honour to not only attend the Huntingdonshire Regional College annual awards, but to make the motivational speech. Young people often get a bad press but tonight was all about celebrating their success. It was fantastic to see our civic dignitaries looking … Continue reading

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Cambridge City. – in your patch

On my return from Fenland I attended an event hosted by the Colleges children centre off Campkin Road, Cambridge. This was attended by city councillors, county councillors and officers. This children’s centre is yet another great example of providing a service to families. I have a particular interest in this area of Cambridge building on … Continue reading

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Fulbourn Division Parish Report – July 2011

Parish Council report from County Councillor Nick Clarke COUNCIL CHAIRMAN LEADS ARMED FORCES DAY CEREMONY The Chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council, accompanied by Captain Victor Lucas RN, Deputy Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire, and Nick Clarke, Leader of the County Council lead the County Council’s flag-raising ceremony in recognition of national Armed Forces Day. Capt Lucas inspect … Continue reading

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Full Council – 17th May 2011

The big day had arrived. After having been in the role of leader designate since 15th April, it was with a huge amount of excitement and sense of relief that the day had arrived when I would officially take up the role of Leader of the Council. In the last few weeks I had been … Continue reading

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