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Call to Cambridgeshire County Council to cut red tape on street closures

23 January 2020
Call to Cambridgeshire County Council to cut red tape on street closures

Call to Cambridgeshire County Council to cut red tape on street closures

23 January 2020

Councillors have expressed support for a petition calling on the county council to reduce the bureaucratic “barriers” to closing streets.


Cambridgeshire County Council has fined its waste contractor £500,000 for missing its target

16 December 2019
Cambridgeshire County Council has fined its waste contractor £500,000 for missing its target

Cambridgeshire County Council has fined its waste contractor £500,000 for missing its target

16 December 2019

Waste disposal company Amey has been fined half a million pounds for sending too much of Cambridgeshire’s biodegradable waste to landfill.


Cambridgeshire schools face making cuts and potential redundancies with funding shortfall in special needs budget

21 November 2019
Cambridgeshire schools face making cuts and potential redundancies with funding shortfall in special needs budget

Cambridgeshire schools face making cuts and potential redundancies with funding shortfall in special needs budget

21 November 2019

Cambridgeshire’s overspending on high needs education has increased more than five-fold in three years according to the county council.


Complaint against Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite who has resigned was of a ‘criminal nature’

12 November 2019
Complaint against Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite who has resigned was of a ‘criminal nature’

Complaint against Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite who has resigned was of a ‘criminal nature’

12 November 2019

A letter from the chief executive of the office of the police commissioner revealed allegations against Jason Ablewhite are of a ‘criminal nature’.


Special needs pupils in Cambridgeshire are to be given tailored training to help them learn how to travel independently to school

24 October 2019
Special needs pupils in Cambridgeshire are to be given tailored training to help them learn how to travel independently to school

Special needs pupils in Cambridgeshire are to be given tailored training to help them learn how to travel independently to school

24 October 2019

'This is one of the building blocks of life that means they can go out and start enjoying a fuller life and at earlier age.'


Pothole repairs and reports balance out Cambridgeshire councillors hear

24 October 2019
Pothole repairs and reports balance out Cambridgeshire councillors hear

Pothole repairs and reports balance out Cambridgeshire councillors hear

24 October 2019

As many potholes are being repaired as are reported in Cambridgeshire, according to the chair of the county council’s highways committee.


Potholes in Cambridgeshire are to have their picture taken to show repairs have been completed

11 September 2019
Potholes in Cambridgeshire are to have their picture taken to show repairs have been completed

Potholes in Cambridgeshire are to have their picture taken to show repairs have been completed

11 September 2019

Before and after pictures will be taken for minor repairs such as potholes on Cambridgeshire’s roads.


Incidents in Cambridgeshire have made construction firm decide to provide body worn cameras to employees.

11 September 2019
Incidents in Cambridgeshire have made construction firm decide to provide body worn cameras to employees.

Incidents in Cambridgeshire have made construction firm decide to provide body worn cameras to employees.

11 September 2019

Highways maintenance workers will wear body cameras in Cambridgeshire to protect staff from aggressive motorists.


Leading IVF clinic blasts decision to continue ban on free treatment in Cambridgeshire

07 August 2019
Leading IVF clinic blasts decision to continue ban on free treatment in Cambridgeshire

Leading IVF clinic blasts decision to continue ban on free treatment in Cambridgeshire

07 August 2019

The suspension of NHS-funded routine IVF treatment in Cambridgeshire has been extended indefinitely - and will save cash strapped CCG £700k a year.


Ban on free IVF in Cambridgeshire looks set to continue

05 August 2019
Ban on free IVF in Cambridgeshire looks set to continue

Ban on free IVF in Cambridgeshire looks set to continue

05 August 2019

Despite “new information from the Department of Health,” the recommendation to the county’s NHS bosses is to extend the suspension indefinitely.


Climate change protestors urge Cambridgeshire County Councillors to take urgent action

26 July 2019
Climate change protestors urge Cambridgeshire County Councillors to take urgent action

Climate change protestors urge Cambridgeshire County Councillors to take urgent action

26 July 2019

Councillors had to step over protestors to enter Shire Hall for a county council meeting, while the group demanded action on climate change.


Wisbech county councillor brands social media guidance as 'scary' and calls for a rethink

24 July 2019
Wisbech county councillor brands social media guidance as 'scary' and calls for a rethink

Wisbech county councillor brands social media guidance as 'scary' and calls for a rethink

24 July 2019

Cambridgeshire county councillors have rejected suggested council social media guidelines, which included advice against criticising the council.


Massive rise in number of people hurt in fires

02 June 2019
Massive rise in number of people hurt in fires

Massive rise in number of people hurt in fires

02 June 2019

There was a 75 per cent increase recorded in the number of people injured in fires across Cambridgeshire last year.


Independent reporting centres set up for 'hate crime' across the district

01 June 2019
Independent reporting centres set up for 'hate crime' across the district

Independent reporting centres set up for 'hate crime' across the district

01 June 2019

Locations to record hate crime separate of the police are to be set up in every district to boost reporting in “harder to reach” communities.


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