Local Issues Toft

Tumi Hawkins re-elected in Caldecote Ward South Cambridgeshire 2014 Election

The ┬áresult is official – I have held onto my seat in the recently concluded local elections in South Cambridgeshire District. The turnout was 46.15% of the electorate and it was good to see so many people turn out, despite the sometimes awful weather that we experienced during the day.   The final count took […]

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Bedroom tax policy adopted by Housing Portfolio holder

From April 2013 Welfare Reform changes have taken place which means Housing Benefit is potentially reduced for households deemed to be under-occupying a property. This is the so-called “bedroom tax” that has been much talked about.   There is no definition of a minimum bedroom size set out in legislation. The Department of Work and […]

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Council releases new SHLAA assesment with revised data for Bourn Airfield Development

Two weeks ago, South Cambridgeshire District Council announced it was extending the consultation period for the new draft Local Development Plan by two week and would provide some revised housing data information, intended to rectify an omission. The StopBAD campaign had its first victory in its fight to stop the Bourn Airfield Development by highlighting […]

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Council runs Local Plan Exhibitions for residents

The Future of South Cambridgeshire is at stake as the District Council goes into the final stages of preparing a new Local Plan that will set out the vision for the district over the coming years up to 2031.   A public consultation for the Proposed Submission Local Plan began on Friday 19 July running […]

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Bus petition with seven hundred signatures presented to county council

Transport is a fundamental requirement for those of us who live in the rural areas of our county. Some of the services cannot be run without some form of subsidy but unfortunately Cambridgeshire County Council political leaders do not seem to have grasped that and have decided to remove all subsidy to our bus services. […]

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