There are three flashing speed signs in Oakington and Westwick and none of them work. They’ve been there for about 3 years and they’ve never worked. One of them’s even been decapitated. They were installed as a part of the ‘A14 rat running fund’ and are a classic example of wasting money. Read the rest of this entry.
People desperate for financial and legal advice are less important than party political one-upmanship. This seems to be the only conclusion possible from the rejection, by the Conservatives in charge of the County Council, of a plan to grant £100,000 immediately, and more next year, to advice agencies such as the Citizens’ Advice Bureau. This was the objective of a motion proposed by the Lib Dems last week. Read the rest of this entry.
Cabinet papers released by Cambridgeshire County Council make it clear that the guided bus project will be late in delivery, it will be expensive and it will not deliver all that was promised. Read the rest of this entry.
Another week, another by-election and another Lib Dem gain from the Conservatives. Just right for Christmas! This by-election, for the Cambridgeshire County Council division of Hardwick, came about as a result of the disqualification of the sitting Tory councillor. Local campaigner and activist Fiona Whelan had been preparing to fight the seat next year but got an early chance to show what she could do. She took it and delivered. Well done Fiona. Read the rest of this entry.
At the recent by-election for the Teversham seat on South Cambs District Council Lib Dem Frances Amrani won the seat in a 3 cornered fight. The seat had previously been held by the Tories but this time Frances easily took first place with a 5% point margin. Read the rest of this entry.