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Have your say on how South Cambs District Council spends its money

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A consultation on how South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) will focus resources over the next five years was launched on Monday (December 2).

The draft plan published builds on the work carried out over the last twelve months to deliver good value services to residents and help businesses prosper – and residents are now being asked to have their say.

The draft plan suggests key areas to concentrate on, including further investment in economic development to create jobs and reduce bureaucracy, continuing to increase the amount of good quality and affordable homes – including more homes as part of the biggest building programme of new council-owned homes since the 1950s, and taking an innovative approach to drive down council costs to protect front line services.

At a cabinet meeting last month councillors gave the green light for the consultation to begin after considering 12 key objectives to keep South Cambridgeshire as one of the best places to live, work and study in the country.

At the meeting councillors encouraged residents, businesses and parish councils to have their say to make sure the key areas of focus will deliver the greatest benefits for local people.

The consultation on the proposals closes on Friday 31 January.

Visit www.scambs.gov.uk/council-aims-and-objectives to view the full plans and have your say. You can also contact Richard May on richard.may@scambs.gov.uk or 01954 713366.

Cllr David Whiteman-Downes, SCDC’s cabinet member for corporate and customer services, said: “Please take this opportunity to tell us if we have struck the right balance in our plans as your feedback and views are really important.

“All councils have less and less funding but by working with communities we are committed to delivering on our promises and providing the best services possible.

“We want the area to continue to be the best place to live, work and study in the country and by being innovative we believe we can achieve this for our residents.

 

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