Quality of life and a tight budget, say the Tories

EAST Cambridgeshire s Conservatives are promising a tight budgetary regime if they take control of the district council on May 3. They want to see more people able to live and work in East Cambridgeshire rather than travelling outside the district. It s

EAST Cambridgeshire's Conservatives are promising a tight budgetary regime if they take control of the district council on May 3.

They want to see more people able to live and work in East Cambridgeshire rather than travelling outside the district.

"It's about a quality of life issue where people have more capability to work closer to where they live which offers a greater prospect of having time to participate in their local community and their own family lives," said Conservative leader, Cllr Brian Ashton. "This, in turn, will reduce pollution from vehicles clogging up the place.

"I very much hope that the electorate will entrust us with the district and carrying forward a tight budgetary regime whilst taking a real lead in using the capabilities of the council to influence development within the district."


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The Conservatives manifesto pledges to:

# keep Council Tax increases at or below the level of increase in the Retail Price Index.

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# concentrate spending taxpayers' money on services, not on overheads.

# pursue policies on housing, leisure and sport for the benefit of all throughout the district.

# increase local employment prospects and attract additional retail services to Ely and our townships.

# challenge government services on health and policing to meet the needs of all communities across the district.

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