Lorna Dupre and Mark Inskip
Your Candidates for the Sutton Ward
Sutton, Mepal, Witcham and Wentworth need better services and facilities. More doctors, play and sports facilities, school places and public transport – not just new housing.
We are delighted to announce our candidates for the elections to East Cambridgeshire District Council on Thursday 2 May.
Edge of town sites are hurting the City Centre
“An attractive city centre like ours could flourish if given the right help,” said city centre resident Matt Downey in front of one of
the empty shops.
“East Cambs Council is shirking its responsibilities to local people,” says Kevin Wilkins of Market Street. “We badly need many more homes that local residents can afford to buy or rent.”
Lib Dems would spend £2 million more on repairing roads
Above: “Our roads are in a terrible state”, say local campaigners Kevin Wilkins and Matt Downey. “The council should put money into fixing them not into building a new HQ.”
“Our roads badly need better maintenance,” say local Lib Dem campaigners Kevin Wilkins and Matt Downey.
PROPOSALS ARE BEING DRAWN UP by Sutton Parish Council for a 20MPH speed limit along Church Lane, the High Street as
far as The Brook, and roads off including Pound Lane and part of Station Road.
Unless something happens to stop it, in only 39 days the United Kingdom will leave the European Union with no deal. So what has been happening at our local councils to prepare for the effects of leaving the EU with no arrangements in place?
In breaking news this week, East Cambridgeshire district council has announced it is set to abandon its ill-fated draft local plan. The move follows the receipt by the council of the Planning Inspector’s list of the main modifications she wants to the plan before it can be accepted as ‘sound’.
Many people understandably assume rural Cambridgeshire is Conservative but elections in South Cambs last May saw years of Tory
rule brought to an abrupt end.
There the Lib Dems gained 20 seats from the Conservatives to take control of the council. Now in 2019 there will be equivalent elections in East Cambs District and the Conservatives seem to be worried by the Lib Dem threat.
One of several empty shops in central Ely which is suffering both from the general crisis on our high streets and from the effects
of council policies.
Ely City Centre is struggling thanks to wrong-headed planning policies, according to local campaigners.