SCDC press releases – December 2011

A selection of stpries from South Cambridgeshire District Council's press office.Nominations open for annual red carpet arts event.We’re dreaming of a green Christmas.Don’t fall fowl of food poisoning this Christmas.Chinese Fujian delegation visits South Cambridgeshire.Investigators warn ‘net closing’ on fraudsters.Fly tipper punished for ‘potentially endangering human health’

John Reynolds' County report – December 2011 (1)

Track your views on new transport link at Whittlesford stationDuxford and Whittlesford residents are being asked to give their views to help launch a new smart and local bus franchise to help villagers get to the station and travel in the community.The other items in John's report are:Cambridgeshire celebrating London 2012.Beware of emergency drainage scam.Draining of the fens recorded for posterity thanks to grant.Road safety upgrade to Madingley Hill.Computer virus warning after scam catches people in Cambs.Chesterton train station on the right track.County's A14 campaign secures major boost for economy.Communities champion new vision for libraries.Library friends groups recognised at special event.'Good neighbour' call from county council care chief.Cambridgeshire joins fair fares campaign.It's your call - drivers urged to take the taxi.Let there be light – find out where and when.Shop safe to ensure yule not be disappointed with what Santa brings.Developing a Park & Ride service fit for the future

John Reynolds' County report – November 2011 (3)

A14 news welcomedTransport chiefs at Cambridgeshire County Council have welcomed news that improving the A14 could be included in the Chancellor's Autumn statement. The County Council has been leading, with our partners and local MPs, a campaign to make sure the vital road improvements stay on the Government's agenda.Other items in John's report:Cash available for local community improvements.Multihog is a first for Cambridgeshire.Commitment wins schools national recognition.Traders praised for 100% pass rate in challenging underage customers.Information day to urge business to tap into new technology.County Council wins funding to help protect ancient monument.Take the Rideway next to the Guideway.Street lighting private finance initiative.How to report street lighting faults.Busway will be the guide for green development.Conservative MEPs oppose EU budget rise.Cambridgeshire fire and rescue service – Community Champion Scheme.Police matters
     Tough decision for police authority.
     A year to go until Police and Crime Commissioners.
     The existing Police Authority’s responsibilities

Robert Sturdy's Strasbourg report – November 2011

Writing from Strasbourg, Robert says that he is again extremely disturbed on the issue of the EU's budget, which for the 17th year tunning has not been approved by the EU's auditors.  He also comments on flexibility in the labour market, the seriousness of the bee, the EU's Global Adjustment Fund, water and a visit to Strasbourg by 47 students from Mildenhall College of Technology.

CPF Director in Arrington

Natalie Elphick - Conservative Policy Forum Director speaking at the 2011 SCCA CPF dinner, Hardwicke Arms, Arrington, 18 November 2011.

SCDC report – November 2011

Items of interest from South Cambridgeshire District Council, reported by Bar Hill Councillors Bunty Walters and Roger Hall.Residents of South Cambs are being asked to help shape South Cambs vision.Grants to develop future sporting champions.National home swap for South Cambs council tenants.A housing watchdog has named South Cambridgeshire District Council as a top performing local authority for services to tenants. 

John Reynolds' County report – November 2011 (2)

Drive your business costs down with workshops for young drivers at work

With twenty per cent of work related road casualties involving drivers under 25, road safety experts have launching a new scheme to tackle the problem.Other items in John's report:Children's services continue to perform well - OfSTED.Contracts signed in groundbreaking Hinchingbrooke Hospital franchise.Don’t ruin your look with fake Ugg boots.Partnership approach to beat the winter blues.Cambridgeshire future transport.A14 begins to move thanks to Cambridgeshire – led campaign.Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority. 

John Reynolds' County report – November 2011 (1)

Councillors back plans for Swavesey short stay car parkPlans to put a short stay car park at Swavesey for The Busway have been backed by local councillors. Cambridgeshire County Council's Cabinet have agreed plans to build the short stay car park to pick up and drop off users of the nearby Busway stop.John's other reports cover:Be bright, be seen as the nights draw in.People given a choice over local highway improvements.County Council to co-ordinate work to further improve safety on A1307.Government announce extra funding for school places.Cambridge schools celebrate completion of new buildingsMajor plan for county's future gets green light.Appeal for more adoptive families.Trading Standards' news          Making sure vitamin sales are ‘healthy’.
          Why pay when you don’t have to.
          Warranties and guarantees.
          Claiming from your debit card or credit card.
          Personal protection insurance.
          European health insurance cards.
          Legal advice.

CPF Dinner with Natalie Elphicke on 18th November

Our guest speaker at this year's CPF Dinner on 18 November is Natalie Elphicke (right), the Director of the Conservative Policy Forum.  The dinner is being held at the Hardwicke Arms in Arrington, beginning at 7.30 pm.