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What’s it all about: Devolution, the Combined Authority and your Mayor
There has been much talk recently about buzzwords such as ‘devolution’, ‘the combined authority’ and a ‘Mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’. Ahead of the elections which take place on 4th May, we’ve brought together a guide to explain what’s happened so far and why you should make your vote count.
Through a process known as ‘devolution’, councils across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough now have powers to directly control what happens in our area.
Councils will continue to deliver services for residents as they do currently. However, decisions about travel, infrastructure and housing will now be made locally by the newly formed Combined Authority who will based here in our region and who understand the real issues we face.
- Residents are reminded that Central Library in Cambridge is set to close for a week from Monday 20 March while the first floor is refurbished.
- Work starts on congestion busting bypass
- Wedding, steady, go for new website
- Kick Ash Exhibition for No Smoking Day kicks off
- Make a difference on 4 May
We'll be observing a 1 min silence at 9.33am along with all Whitehall Gov buildings, which coincides with the start of the parliamentary day
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