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Election results – a win for Anna

by Hazel Smith on 26 May, 2014

Anna Bradnam was elected as our District Councillor by 997 votes to 243 over the Labour candidate. She wore out a lot of shoe-leather knocking on doors and talking to people in Milton during the election period, and I know she is looking forward to representing Milton at South Cambs council. On South Cambs council […]

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Councillors have received notice that Cambridgeshire County Council is going to allow the operators of the Park and Rides including Milton to charge £1 for parking from May 2014. Milton Parish Council has opposed this and so have your councillors. If you feel strongly that this may bring more traffic into Butt Lane, you can […]

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What you are saying on the doorstep

by Maurice Leeke on 23 April, 2013

Waterbeach Development Judging by the comments of local people, it seems that the penny is beginning to drop about just how large the Conservatives’ proposed New Town will be. Many people have said that they thought it was just the airfield that was threatened. They hadn’t realised that the Conservatives are also proposing that all […]

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What is the County Council for?

by Barry Platt on 16 April, 2013

County councils exist to ensure that certain services are available to the residents of their area. Cambridgeshire county council is currently run by the Conservatives; the Liberal Democrats are the main opposition.  The Conservatives have just increased the council tax by 2%. Are the Conservatives doing a good job of providing basic services? Hardly.  They […]

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Taking Care of our Money

by Barry Platt on 10 April, 2013

According to the financial commentators the economy is on a knife-edge over whether we are going through a triple-dip recession.  The government, despite all the cuts it is making, is still spending much more than it is collecting in taxes.  Many businesses are struggling and some are having to give up altogether. Those are the […]

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Cambridge Science Park station plans take shape

by Hazel Smith on 8 August, 2012

Hazel and Michael attended another meeting at Shire Hall about plans for the new station. They are considering what bus routes might stop there: the guided buses could continue straight along the old railway line (after crossing Milton Road), in an extended guideway. Also the Citi2 buses could turn there instead of at the Science […]

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Milton update

by Hazel Smith on 9 June, 2012

Hazel reported to the Milton Annual Parish meeting in April about the year’s activities.

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Milton bucks the trend – great election result

by Hazel Smith on 16 May, 2011

Many thanks to all Milton ward residents who voted for me. The result was Hazel Marion Smith Liberal Democrat 807        54.27% Gerda Ann Covell Conservative 471 31.67% Alexandra Mayer Labour 209 14.06% The turnout was 48%, close to the average of 49% in South Cambs as a whole.

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Environmental Health This year I have been shadowing the Environmental Health portfolio, which has continued to be interesting. The introduction of the new blue bins for recycling went well in October and residents are now recycling more than before, with more people participating. Most areas of South Cambs have blue bins – it is reported […]

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County slashes services

by admin on 23 January, 2011

The County Council has unveiled its ‘Integrated Plan’ covering the next five years, which aims to save £50.4 million in 2011/12 and £160.6 million over the life of the plan. The proposals are the Council’s answer to the most difficult financial situation in its history, as the Council deals with the increasing pressures of demand, […]

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