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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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Making the A10 Safer

by Barry Platt on 31 March, 2013

  There is a long record of local campaigning to improve the safety of the A10, some of which have resulted in positive action such as the recent speed reduction on the A10 between Cambridge and Waterbeach airfield. This was the result of years of hard work by local people, particularly Michael Williamson who is […]

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Waterbeach Development Update

by Barry Platt on 24 March, 2013

Decisions will soon be made about the future of the barracks site at Waterbeach.  If a major development is allowed there it will have a big impact, not just on Waterbeach, but on Milton and Landbeach as well. Maurice Leeke is opposed to a new town at Waterbeach. He supports appropriate redevelopment of the built-up […]

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Residents of Waterbeach and Landbeach have given a very clear and consistent view in their replies to the survey carried out by the Liberal Democrats. Local people are not opposed to development at the former barracks, but believe that it should be restricted to the part of the site that is already built-up.  This would […]

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Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government have delivered £12 million in extra funding to schools in Cambridgeshire. The cash is an increase in the Pupil Premium funding, which targets extra money to schools depending on the number of children from disadvantaged backgrounds they have. It is a major Liberal Democrat priority that is being delivered […]

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Work starts at North Lodge Park

by Hazel Smith on 11 November, 2012

Work has started to demolish the EDF buildings behind Milton Hall, and Bellway Homes will be building 89 new houses and flats starting next year. North Lodge itself is to be renovated as part of the scheme, and the old training area with dozens of different electricity poles will be turned back into an area […]

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Give your views on Cambridge Science Park station

by Barry Platt on 31 October, 2012

Plans are advancing for the proposed new Cambridge Science Park station, which Liberal Democrats in the county have been campaigning for since the early 1990s. Cambridgeshire County Council is consulting on the plans for the station in Chesterton Sidings, near the Science Park, St John’s Innovation Centre and the Cambridge Business Park. Cambridgeshire County Council […]

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Ely Bus Victory

by Maurice Leeke on 18 October, 2012

“People Power has won the day, and we will be getting a bus service to Ely,” announced a delighted Maurice Leeke.  “I would like to thank all the local residents who have joined me in signing petitions, contacting bus operators, attending meetings, speaking to local councils and supporting the campaign for the return of this […]

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At a packed meeting in Waterbeach on Friday (28th September) Maurice Leeke, a former Liberal Democrat councillor for Waterbeach, set out his plans for a weekly bus service from Waterbeach and Landbeach to Ely.  This would replace in part the service lost when Stagecoach withdrew this part of their service in June. The idea is […]

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