Update from County Council

As the year draws to a close the Council is preparing its budget for 2014/15 in the knowledge that it has through its Business Efficiency & Improvement Programme prepared as well as it can for the cut in government funding that it anticipates will come later this month when the settlement is announced. However, in preparation for further cuts in future years the Council has recently established a housing company that will not only provide a new revenue stream to protect front line services but just as importantly will help to meet housing need. Members voted recently to approve a pilot project that will see the new company, South Cambs Limited, purchase up to 40 houses for market rental. Details of this project can be found at: http://bit.ly/1dePzxk

The Council is also preparing for next year’s Community Awards and is seeking nominations. More details at: http://bit.ly/IhaNRN