Waste management company Amey Cespa proposed to build an 'energy from waste' plant near Waterbeach; in other words a large-scale incinerator. Following Cambridgeshire County Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council's rejection of their proposal, Amey Cespa chose to appeal. Happily, the Secretary of State upheld the Councils' decision and on 15th June announced that the appeal was dismissed. Amey Cespa opted not to challenge this decision, so we can all finally relax!
South Cambs Green Party was opposed to the incinerator on a number of grounds: read our submission to the planning inquiry here. The campaign against the incinerator was led by Cambridge Without Incineration, a campaign organised by local residents.
South Cambs Green Party supports the Rail Haverhill campaign. Rail Haverhill campaigns for the restoration of the railway between the Suffolk market town of Haverhill and Cambridge, including stations at Linton, Granta Park in Abington and Babraham/Sawston.
This will be the first all-out election with all 45 seats up. As usual, your local party will be working hard to make sure green voices are heard. You can help us in several ways.
Our crowdfunder is now live! We're aiming to raise £500 to cover the costs of leafleting across the district. Please support us if you can. Donate here.
We’ll be needing people to deliver leaflets, put up posters, etc. Come to the campaign launch on 11th April (King William pub, Histon at 7:30pm), or contact us to let us know you’re keen to be involved.
Make sure you’re registered to vote and remind your friends to do the same. In particular, the election will probably mark the last opportunity for citizens from the European Union to vote in a UK election. So, if you are an EU citizen then please don't forget to register.
A Green Councillor in your area would campaign for:
Green policies all stem from the fact we only have one planet and rely on it for our survival. We want better, not more. Jobs for all, not just massive profits for a few. An inheritance for future generations, and protection for the other living creatures that share this planet.
The Green Party is funded by its members and supporters, not by big business. Our politicians are allowed to follow their own judgement rather than being forced to vote along Party lines. This means you can be sure your Green representative is able to take independent decisions for the good of local people.
South Cambridgeshire Green Party believes that the UK should remain part of the EU, but should work hard to reform it. For more information about our position see Greens for a Better Europe.
A former Fison manufacturing site in Hauxton is being developed for housing by Harrow Estates. Pesticides and herbicides had been produced there from the 1940s until 2004. In an attempt to clean up the site, building contractors are now disturbing toxic chemicals beneath the surface, causing local residents to report illness and sore throats. A pressure group, 'Hauxair', has been formed to press for the process to be stopped, assessed for safety and alternative methods applied. All help is welcomed.
Our Call to Action, launched in April 2010, sets out our local ideas on policy and aims to inspire some genuine green thinking at the District Council.