Consultation launched on shaping aims and services in South Cambridgeshire

6 December 2012

Released on 27 November 2012

The baton is being handed over to residents, businesses and parish councils in South Cambridgeshire to help set key aims for the district over the next five years.

A ten week public consultation is underway so people living and working in the district can help shape what South Cambridgeshire District Council should continue to focus on.

Cabinet members agreed a set of draft aims, approaches and actions that focus on keeping South Cambridgeshire as one of the best places to live, work and learn in the country - but now they want to hear what people have to say before the plans are agreed.

The aims proposed build on the work carried out over the last twelve months to deliver good value services to residents and help businesses prosper.

The draft plan put forward for public consultation sees the Council focussing on further investment in economic development to create jobs and reduce bureaucracy, building the first of hundreds of new council owned homes to help provide more affordable housing for residents, being creative to reduce homelessness and driving down Council costs to try to protect core front line services despite reductions in funding.

The consultation will run until Friday 1 February.

Events are also taking place to make it easier for residents to have their say. All events will be held between 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Monday 7 January - Grantchester Village Hall, High Street
Wednesday 9 January - The Swifts, Haggis Gap, Fulbourn
Thursday 10 January - The Hub, High Street, Cambourne
Wednesday 16 January - Great Shelford Memorial Hall, Woollards Lane
Tuesday 22 January - Histon & Impington Recreation Ground, New Road

Cllr James Hockney, South Cambridgeshire District Council's cabinet member for corporate and customer services, said:

"We must continue to deliver on our promises to keep South Cambridgeshire as one of the top places to live and work in the country. We believe we have a good set of priorities to focus on but we will now hand over the baton to our communities to make sure we are on the right track. We really want people in the district to tell us what's important to them and where taxpayers' money should be spent to best effect. Residents' views will all be taken on board before any final decisions are made."

 Last Updated: 27 November 2012  16:21