We are very happy to be able to introduce ourselves as the new District Councillors for Longstanton and Northstowe (now part of an enlarged ward with Oakington and Westwick).
We wish to begin by thanking Alex Riley for his many years of hard work for the village and thank him for his kind offer to assist us with any questions we might have, especially on the history and background of Northstowe.
To introduce ourselves, Sarah lives in Longstanton and has 2 preschool children. After a career in Investment Banking Technology, she now works part-time for the University of Cambridge as a Project and Events Manager. At SCDC Sarah is on the Scrutiny & Overview Committee and the Employment & Staffing Committee.
Alex lives in Longstanton, is mum to a 1 year old and works part-time as a nurse and researcher at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Alex is a substitute member of the Scrutiny and Overview Committee, and for the Cambridgeshire Health and Wellbeing Board and Cambridgeshire County Council Health Committee.
Following the elections, South Cambs District Council (SCDC) is now under LibDem control, with LibDems holding 30 out of 45 seats, Conservatives 11, Labour 2 and 2 Independents.
At the first meeting of the new council in May, council leader Bridget Smith, outlined her priorities for the new council. These were affordable homes; putting the environment first in everything we do and actively supporting business growth.
Our priority is to represent all residents of Longstanton to the best of our ability. We will be publishing regular updates in Longstanton Life and online, and also holding, regular surgeries in all three locations we represent. The first was held in Oakington in July and we aim to have the next one on September 22nd, at the Longstanton Village Market – do come along and say hello!
If you have questions about these or any other issues or would like our assistance, then please feel free to contact us on:
Sarah: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01954 489089
Alex: email@example.com Tel: 01954 202859