Where are the services we need?

Developers allowed to build expensive houses, but East Cambs Council fails to ensure public services for residents

CHarlotte Cane and Lucy Nethsingha talking about lack of public services at bus stop

Villages across East Cambridgeshire are having to cope with extra houses but public transport has been cut back severely by the Conservative-run County Council. So existing traffic problems will get even worse.

”A different approach is badly needed,” say leading Lib Dem Lucy Nethsingha and local campaigner Charlotte Cane pictured in
Swaffham Prior.

East Cambs residents are losing out on vital public services needed to maintain this area’s quality of life.

The local council has been giving developers permission to build new houses but missing are the plans for the extra doctors, schools and public transport needed to cope with the increased demand.

Existing residents are already feeling the problems caused by cutbacks:
across the district, people are having to wait weeks to see a GP with waits of more than 3 weeks in Ely.

One new school was filled by existing children before any of the new homes it was meant to cater for had even been built.

“The Conservatives running both the District and County Councils have let people down,” said Lib Dem County Council group leader
Lucy Nethsingha. “A Lib Dem council would prioritise investment in the basic public services that local families need and ensure that more housing means more public services.”

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