Theft by Former Clerk – updated

15th November 2016 

Longstanton Parish Council has been informed that following the action taken by the Council in 2012 the case bought by the CPS against the former Parish Clerk was heard at Crown Court on Monday 7th November 2016, where she pleaded guilty to theft of £17,000.
Following sentencing on 14th November, the woman was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for two years, for stealing £18,000 from the council. The theft occurred between 2010 and 2011.  An application has been made to recover the costs.

Last week to have your say on Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Devolution Deal

15th August 2016 – received from Cambridgeshire County Council

Not long left to have your say on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough devolution deal

Residents and businesses have until Tuesday 23 August 2016 to give their views on a proposed devolution deal for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Seven councils and the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership have joined together to ask Government for some powers, responsibilities and funding to be transferred from Central Government to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

This means a greater number of decisions on public services would be made locally, rather than nationally.

In the deal local people could have control over a new £600 million fund (£20million annually) to improve transport and infrastructure as well as £170 million to build more homes in the county.

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IMPORTANT Message from Heidi Allen, MP

29th June 2016

Dear All

Following the result of the Referendum I have received an unprecedented level of emails from constituents who are greatly concerned about their future and that of the UK. In order to facilitate a discussion I have arranged an open meeting to enable residents of South Cambridgeshire to express their concerns.

The meeting will take place as follows:

Saturday 2 July 2016
16.00 – 18.00 at South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6EA
Parking available.

Due to the number of emails I have received I will be posting a detailed response on my website towards the end of the week which I hope will address the concerns raised and I will update my website as and when more information becomes available from the Government.

I look forward to seeing you at the meeting on Saturday.

IMPORTANT: Connections Bus Update

15th March 2016

It is with regret that, following continued incidents of antisocial behaviour on Tuesday evenings, Longstanton Parish Council has voted to suspend the Connections Bus.  The bus will visit this evening, Tuesday 15th March 2016, for the last time until further notice.

During the suspension, the Council will continue to work with the police and local residents in order to determine the best way forward.