Gareth Wilson

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LIB DEMS’ VICTORY AS TORIES STAGE U-TURN ON ADEC

by Gareth Wilson on 21 January, 2010

Campaigning Lib Dem councilors are celebrating victory in the first round of their battle to save ADEC as bungling Tories stage a dramatic U-turn. They have forced the Conservatives to re-think their decision to scrap the district’s arts provider and bring the service in-house. Pauline Wilson, Lib Dem lead member on community services said: “This […]

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LIB DEMS ATTACK SAVAGE TORY PLAN TO SCRAP ADEC

by Gareth Wilson on 21 January, 2010

Furious Liberal Democrats have attacked savage Tory cuts which will shut down arts provider ADEC. They claim the move to slash the grant for Arts Development East Cambridgeshire and bring the service in-house, is “short sighted and ill-thought out”. It will also mean that Ely’s cinema will no longer be run by ADEC but handed […]

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The Great Ouse Tidal River Strategy

by Gareth Wilson on 8 December, 2009

I was very concerned to hear that for short-term money saving reasons the Environment Agency is thinking of cutting back on dredging operations on the Great Ouse. The decision to save money is apparently based on the fact that at the moment only 45 houses are situated in the Haddenham drainage area, so the Agency […]

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Send your Lorry coments to

by Gareth Wilson on 8 December, 2009

Please return any comments you may have, marked “Advisory Freight Map” to The Traffic Manager’s Team, by 29 January 2010 using these contact details; lorries@cambridgeshire.gov.uk Tel. 01223 715547 Traffic Manager’s Team CC1303 Castle Court Shire Hall Castle Hill Cambridge CB3 0AP

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Good News on Lorries

by Gareth Wilson on 23 November, 2009

    Good News at long last after Pauline and I campaigned about the lorry traffic through Haddenham since the summer of 2002 and have been discussing the problem at every occasion since then. In particular all of our combined efforts at the cross boundary Parish Council HCV meetings has at last born fruit. Following […]

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Shirley Williams comes to Ely

by Gareth Wilson on 28 October, 2009

Shirley Williams came to Ely to talk about her new book. She used this opportunity to talk to local Liberal Democrats. She told us how much she liked Ely. She told us that the breakthrough made by Chris Howarth in Cambridge and by Norman Lamb in North Norfolk made a victory for Jonathan Chatfield much […]

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Pauline demands better service

by Gareth Wilson on 28 September, 2009

Pauline spoke at the Liberal Democrat conference in favour of large corporations and government organisations treating the ordinary citizen with respect and courtesy. Too many people have been passed from one computerised answering machine to another when what we require is to speak to a person who can sort out our problem. Many come to […]

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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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Next Time

by Gareth Wilson on 3 July, 2009

The next election will be the General Election. We do not know when this will be, but it is likely that Gordon Brown will hang on as long as possible. It will have to be in the next twelve months With the collapse in the Labour vote this seat, South East Cambridgeshire, could be very […]

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Haddenham Election Result

by Gareth Wilson on 6 June, 2009

2009 result Bill Hunt                          Conservative                   1,642              +10.02% Gareth Wilson               Liberal Democrat                 1,427              +7.54% Christopher Wilson     Labour                                    131              -10.61%

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