Local News

SCDC report – October 2011

Items of interest from South Cambridgeshire District Council, reported by Bar Hill Councillors Bunty Walters and Roger Hall.Leading change award for South Cambs.Youth Council in South Cambridgeshire.Sudy to shape Gypsy and Traveller plans.  

Inter Constituency Quiz 2011 - results

The second Inter Constituency Quiz between South Cambridgeshire (SCCA), South East Cambridgeshire (SECCA) and Cambridge City Association (CCCA) took place at Bottisham British Legion on Saturday, 8 October. 

John Reynolds' County report – October 2011 (1)

New Children's Centre for Bassingbourn and Gamlingay openedCounty Council Chairman John Powley was the guest of honour when he officially opened Cambridgeshire's latest Children's Centre in Bassingbourn on 1 October – it includes Gamlingay in its catchment area.  Cllr Powley cut the ribbon and a celebratory cake – which was all part of a fun day for local families.John's other reports cover:New Children's Centre for Bassingbourn and Gamlingay opened.Residents to have their say on new Cambourne secondary school on 12 October.Woodland improvement grant for Histon and Girton.County Council to stay focussed on safety measures on the A1307.Library e-book service of to flying start.Cambridgeshire bucking national trend.Using your time for the good of the community.Council Tax Freeze Grant.Beginners workshop – climb your family tree for free.Extra support for families with multiple problems.A bishop's blessing for new school buildings.Celebrations the primary consideration at Ditton Lodge.Policing updates
      Go-ahead given for four joint functions.
      Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and Police and Crime Panels (PCP).Tips on buying petrol and diesel. 

Inter Constituency Quiz 2011

A great fun evening between SCCA, SECCA and CCCA – so come and join in and help South Cambridgeshire Conservative Association to win the Annual Trophy! 

John Reynolds' County report – September 2011 (2)

–––––––––– o dearth of the salt in CambridgeshireCambridgeshire County Council's gritting teams are geared up and ready to go for the winter season – whatever the weather brings. A fleet of 39 specialist gritters – six of them newly acquired for this season – and their team of around 100 highly trained drivers are ready to hit the road loaded with some of the 10,000 plus tonnes of salt which is stockpiled at depots around the county.–John's other reports cover:No dearth of the salt in Cambridgeshire.Going for gold: the Olympic heritage of Cambridge.Emerging library vision agreed.Recycle your rigid plastic with us.Leaders give broadband backing for greater good of Cambridgeshire.Have your say on bus changes in Cambridgeshire.Communities put in the hot seat to shape services and priorities.Going places Cambridgeshire ready for growing places fund.Extra support for families with multiple problems.Trading Standards take charitable approach to helping homeless people.Planning and other updates
      Cambridge North West.
      Northstowe.
      Alconbury Enterprise Zone. 

CPF meeting – 27 September

It's the Association's first Conservative Political Forum (CPF) meeting for a little while.  For most of us living in the essentially rural area of South Cambridgeshire, the topic – Natural resources – is one that surrounds us on all sides.

Blue bin caddy increases paper quality

South Cambridgeshire's paper only caddy, introduced as part of a new scheme last year has seen an increase in the quality of paper collected. 

John Reynolds' County report – September 2011 (1)

Cambridgeshire County Councillor John Reynolds' round up of County matters – covering:Superfast broadband project gets go ahead for Cambridgeshire – updated.Bus pass renewal improvements help you sit back and ride.A new station could be built in Chesterton.Cambridgeshire’s NESTA egg could help hatch transport plans in UK – updated.Housing developments.Pupils join MPs in fairer funding campaign.A14 progress report.Suspended sentance for selling countereit goods.New tip raises the roof.Busway news
      Work begins on final section of Busway cycle link.
      Busway as operators confirm extra services. 

John Reynolds' County report – 28 August 2011 (4)

Cambridgeshire County Councillor John Reynolds' round up of County matters – covering:Work begins on final section of Busway cycle link.Booming Busway as operators confirm extra services.