Friday, 19 June 2009

Guided Busway Newsletter

For those that are interested, the latest newsletter is now available by clicking on the following link:

I understand that although no formal date for opening has yet been agreed, it is still hoped that the busway will be up and running at the end of the summer.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Non Emergency Calls to the Police

The Cambridgeshire Police Force’s non-emergency phone number has changed by one digit. The 0345 456 456 4 number change will make it cheaper for
members of the public to call the force.

It will also allow people with free local calls to call for free as 0345
numbers are classed as local calls. This deal is included in many landline
and mobile packages.

The old 0845 number will remain live alongside the new number until April
2011 to allow people to get used to the number and for marketing material
to be replaced as it is used up.

Of course, if it is an emergency, then 999 is the correct number to call.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Swingers Club - the saga continues

Following the dismissal of the appeal against a change of use to allow the Club, South Cambridgeshire District Council issued an enforcement notice, since Mr Hobbs was still trading. He has now appealed against that decision on the grounds that the time given to comply with the enforcement notice is too short. The Planning Inspectorate have asked for my comments. I have pointed out that the original application was refused in August 2008 and Mr Hobbs has therefore had some ten months to make alternative arrangements. I therefore see no reason why he should not now be obliged to comply with the law. I await the outcome!

Friday, 5 June 2009

Thank You

A big thank you to everyone who took part in yesterday's elections - whether you voted for me or not. The turnout for the Willingham division was 37%, which although low, in the circumstances of the past few weeks was probably quite good. I am grateful to my two opposition candidates for the way in which the campaign was conducted. I hope that I will earn your trust over the next four years.