District Council is responsible for planning, housing, waste collection, licensing.
The County Councillor’s role is to help Shepreth liaise with County Council services, which include everything to do with highways, schools and education, social care, public health, and the public infrastructure that must accompany significant planning applications.
The County Councillor as a member of the county council has a responsibility to contribute to decision-making, but that comes alongside the primary role as an advocate for her constituents.
SHEPRETH’S DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCILLORS
DISTRICT COUNCILLOR – PHILIPPA HART
It is an honour to serve Shepreth which has become something of a second home for me since becoming your district councillor for the Meldreth and Shepreth ward in May 2014. I deal with planning, housing and environmental issues and attend committees and council meetings at South Cambs District Council offices at Camborne on behalf of this ward. In fact planning matters have come to the fore in my workload and both parishes in my ward currently face large scale planning applications. There are perks to the job – my proudest moment was judging the fancy dress competition at the Shepreth Fair, a task made easier by there only being one entrant!
I have lived in Meldreth for the majority of my life; my four children all attended Meldreth Primary School, two of them went to Bassingbourn Village College and they are now at sixth form colleges or secondary schools in Cambridge.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any issues you wish to raise.; I am always happy to help.
Following the 2017 Boundary Re-organisation Shepreth has been represented by Councillor Peter Topping who is the County Councillor for the Duxford Division of 12 villages – Great & Little Chishill, Duxford, Fowlmere, Foxton, Heydon, Hinxton, Ickleton, Pampisford, Shepreth, Thriplow and Whittlesford.
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