South Cambridgeshire announces strategic partnership with Huntingdonshire and City Councils

Tuesday 1 July 2014   Over half a million pounds to be saved as first steps in strategic partnership announced   Sharing building control, legal and ICT services could save neighbouring councils over half a million pounds under a planned new strategic partnership.   In cabinet papers published today (Tuesday 1 July) by South Cambridgeshire […]

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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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UKIP Councillor and MEP Candidate Advocates Discrimination Against Women And Gay People

Hardly a day goes by without some politician being hauled up by the press for saying something they shouldn’t have said. This item about the UKIP Lewes Councillor Donna Edmunds came to my attention as it is trending on facebook, albeit with a slightly distorted version. So I figured I better investigate to get the […]

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The SCDC Local Development Plan – How Councillors Voted

The debate, if one can call it that, that took place on 13th March 2014 on the proposed draft local development plan ended in a vote that was closer than most people expected. I have already given you a flavour of what occurred in a previous article. The voting was recorded and following is the […]

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SCDC Draft Local Plan Voted Through By Small Margin

At the full council meeting held on Thursday 13th March 2014, councillors at South Cambridgeshire District Council voted by a small majority to accept the proposed draft local development plan and send it off to the Planning Inspector for examination. 27 councillors voted for, 21 against and 5 abstained. In short, 26 of the

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