City Council receives £13.5million to improve roads, thanks to our Membership of EU

Peterborough City Council has received major funding for two transport schemes in the city, thanks to funds from a EU backed scheme. The Greater Cambridgeshire Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has received millions of pounds from the government to invest in various projects in the area. A total of £13.5million has been allocated to the Peterborough to improve Bourges Boulevard and junction 20 of the A47 in Peterborough, over three years from 2015/16. The council will carry out improvements to junction 20 of the A47 to help ease congestion and create better access to Paston. The council will also improve the Bourges Boulevard road corridor between Thorpe Road and[…]

South Cambs Lib Dems elect new leaders

South Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats have named Councillor Bridget Smith as their new leader. Bridget Smith takes over from Sebastian Kindersley as group leader with John Williams becoming the new deputy leader. Cllr Bridget Smith, who has represented Gamlingay on South Cambridgeshire District Council since 2008, was elected last night following Cllr Kindersley’s decision to stand down as group leader at the end of his term. Cllr Smith said: “It’s been a privilege to work with Sebastian both within the group and in our division. He has led our group through challenging times and I’d like to thank him for his hard work over the last few years. “This is a[…]

Euro candidates launch election campaign with strong message on Europe #whyIamIN @LibDemMEPs

Top Euro Candidates lined up at the recent Liberal Democrat Spring Conference in York to launch their campaign for the forthcoming elections with a strong message “we are fighting to stay in Europe for a stronger economy”. Eastern Region Liberal Democrat MEP Andrew Duff was joined by South Cambridgeshire MEP candidate Belinda Brooks-Gordon. Belinda, a Girton resident and ex-County councillor for Cambridgeshire, is joined at the top of the Euro list, by barrister Jo Hayes, from Colchester, Essex. Belinda said: “We Liberal Democrats want Britain to stay in the EU because we are fighting for a stronger economy. “Millions of British jobs are linked to our trade in with the[…]

Tories agree to charge YOU for brown bin collections!

The Idea was opposed by the Lib Dem group at the Town Hall, but as always the blues choose to ignore public opinion! Not a single Tory councillor opposed the scheme at the recent meeting to discuss their proposed budget! The blue regime who control Peterborough City Council say the introduction of the charge will save them £800,000 in its first year, but completely fail to make mention of their failed garden waste recycling scheme? The service is due to come into effect from 27th May on households’ usual collection day. Until that time the garden waste collection service, which resumed this week, will continue as normal. According to the[…]

Christmas card tells Tory leader “Think again on climate change”

Climate change sceptic, Tory leader Nick Clarke has been sent a Christmas card signed by eminent academics and campaigners across Cambridge urging him to think again about his views on global warming. The festive card, sent by Lib Dem Councillor Sarah Whitebread features a picture of a wind farm and refers to Cambridgeshire County Council’s decision not to allow wind turbines to be erected on county council-owned farms. It urges county council leader, Cllr Clarke to think again about the decision and “help to keep Cambridgeshire at the forefront of the green energy revolution”. The card has been signed by Cambridge MP, Julian Huppert, Professor Douglas Crawford-Brown and Dr Terry[…]