Welcome to the Milton & Waterbeach ward page. The Milton & Waterbeach team cover the parishes of Landbeach, Milton and Waterbeach.
Anna Bradnam, District Councillor & County Councillor
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Judith Rippeth, District Councillor
Hazel Smith, District Councillor
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You can also get in touch with any of our main South Cambs contacts found here
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If you have an issue which you think we should be looking into, then please do get in contact with a member of the team. We are always happy to hear from you.
New Greater Cambridge Local Plan consultation launched!
South Cambs District Council and Cambridge City Council are jointly embarking on the next Local Plan, which will affect where and how we live, work and play in the Greater Cambridge area over the coming decades. Encompassing everything from housing, community facilities, business development and job creation to climate change, biodiversity, wellbeing and social inclusion, this is "the most important document most people have never heard of". And both councils are keener than ever to get as many residents as possible involved in the process, starting with the initial consultation, called Issues and Options, which is running till 26th February 2020. Video: The Local Plan Find out more and get involved
There will also be a ‘Big Debate’ on the evening of 18th February 2020, when local groups are invited to share their ideas about what should be in the Local Plan, in a fun, provocative and lively public event.
Now is also the chance to to read and comment on the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan, created by villagers and the Parish Council. This consultation closes on 24th February 2020.
Cambridge police station move – change of approach
You will recall that the previous Police and Crime Commissioner had submitted plans for a police station in Milton next to the Park and Ride, and held two meetings of pre-planning consultation in the village. Under the new interim PCC (there is an election for this post on 7th May 2020), and following a huge outcry from Cambridge City about the loss of their police station, as they saw it, the police seem to be taking a different tack now.
During February 2020, Cambridgeshire Constabulary are consulting the public on proposals to “enhance” their service for the south of Cambridgeshire. The proposals include keeping a police station (though not custody cells) in the City. Find out more and have your say
Anglian Water – sewage works move
Parish councillors in our three villages have now received an in-depth briefing on the process of moving the sewage works – with no detail. Anglia Water are waiting for the go-ahead to consult with our villages (among others) on the actual sites proposed for relocating the sewage works. When we hear anything we’ll let you know! The last thing we heard was that the £227m grant from the Housing Infrastructure Fund was to be handed over to Cambridge City Council, and the ‘deal’ agreed, before the confidential details of the proposal could be released and the consultation could begin.
Zero Carbon Communities grants
The Council's Zero Carbon Communities grants scheme, which was successfully set up last year, has recently awarded just under £121,000 to community projects that tackle carbon emissions and climate change on a local level. The pot was increased because the Council wanted to support all the brilliant ideas that met its criteria. Waterbeach Cycling Campaign received a grant of £1,200 for bike stands. Other successful applications included those for electric bikes, tree-planting, a repair cafe and an Eco-Eats festival. See the full list
Liberal Democrats run local campaigns across the District. We all support each other to do this, pooling our knowledge and efforts. You can view our campaigns on the campaigns page of this website.
Campaigns which are particularly relevant to us here in Milton & Waterbeach are highlighted below.