Milton and Beaches Lib Dems

Lib Dem Team for Waterbeach, Milton, Landbeach and Chittering Learn more

Dear Mr Cameron Now that the some of the fuss, and floodwater, has subsided, perhaps we can start to consider some of the lessons to be learned from the recent flooding. Fortunately Cambridgeshire was spared the worst effects of this winter’s storms. Had the winds been northerlies rather than westerlies it could have been a […]

Read more    Leave a comment

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 […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Planning Update on “Science Park” Station

by Hazel Smith on 21 December, 2013

Hazel Smith writes: I attended the planning meeting at the Cambridge Guildhall on Wednesday to give my views and to represent Milton Parish Council on the application for the new ‘Science Park’ station at Cowley Road. The main thrust of my argument was that the station will be a huge asset to this area, but […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Have Your Say on “Waterbeach New Town”

by Barry Platt on 22 July, 2013

The Conservatives at South Cambridgeshire District Council are pressing on with their plans for a new town at Waterbeach. The proposals are for between 8,000 and 9,000 houses, covering an area over four times as large as the current village of Waterbeach. It includes the land from the A10 to the railway, and from Denny […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Thank you for your support in the County Election

by Maurice Leeke on 3 May, 2013

Having just returned from the election count in Cambourne, I would just like to a say a heartfelt “thank you” to all of you who supported me in the election. I really do value the confidence you have shown in me and I am looking forward to working for the whole community as your County […]

Read more    Leave a comment

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 […]

Read more    Leave a comment

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 […]

Read more    Leave a comment

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 […]

Read more    Leave a comment

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 […]

Read more    Leave a comment

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 […]

Read more    Leave a comment