Gareth Wilson

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by Gareth Wilson on 4 February, 2015

A proposal from Liberal Democrats on East Cambs District Council to set up a fund to support road safety schemes in the district has been rejected by the ruling Conservatives on the council. The proposal would have enabled £40,000 a year to ve been spent on projects such as safe crossings, but was turned down […]

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Haddenham bus saved and improved

by Gareth Wilson on 27 October, 2014

At last after years of campaigning Haddenham is going to get a better bus service. Our save our bus campaign was helped by many of you putting up the posters. Working with the Parish Council and County Council officers a new bus service will replace the 106. It will now be a hourly service and […]

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Haddenham’s New Play Park

by Gareth Wilson on 7 August, 2012

  The play park is open for the children to use.  It seems to be very popular.  There are still a few jobs to tidy up the area, which will be done in the next few days.   We are looking forward to the official opening by Baroness Ros Scott of Needham Market on 6th […]

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Tory plans for a £25 million Southern Bypass for Ely have been shot down by the government. It has ordered council chiefs to remove all reference to the road from future plans for the city and look at alternatives instead. The move is a major blow to East Cambridgeshire District Council’s Tory administration which had […]

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Give Park and Ride Another Chance

by Gareth Wilson on 25 February, 2009

At yesterday’s East Cambridgeshire District Council meeting as they met to set next year’s budget. I called for a stay of execution for Ely’s Angel Drove Park and Ride. I wanted to give the service another chance to see if it can be successful by offering free parking on Saturday, good signage and with the […]

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Lib Dems Attack Move to put Mereham back on the Map

by Gareth Wilson on 12 November, 2008

A controversial move to allow the 5,000 home Mereham new town to rise from the ashes has been attacked by East Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats. They claim a new bid for Mereham should never have been accepted by the East of England Regional Assembly.And they have accused the assembly’s chairman, Tory county councillor John Reynolds of […]

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Heavy lorries threaten villages

by Gareth Wilson on 22 September, 2008

Heavy lorries carrying tons of gravel could thunder through Haddenham and Wilburton every two minutes under a controversial county council plan.There could be more than 1,000 extra lorries a day – or a massive 40 per cent increase – under the plan to allow gravel extraction at Mepal.Liberal Democrat councilors fear that children walking to school […]

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