South Cambridgeshire District Council

South Cambridgeshire District Council

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Local Authority

Contact Info

Phone Number
+44 345 045 0500

Location

Address
South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Great Cambourne
Postal Code
CB23 6EA
City
Main city or town, IE London

South Cambridgeshire District Council is the local authority for the district of South Cambridgeshire in Cambridgeshire, England. Based in Cambourne, it forms the lower part of the two tier system of local government in the district, below Cambridgeshire County Council. The district council provides services such as waste collection and recycling, local planning and housing services, environmental health services and council tax collection.The district was formed in 1973 under the Local Government Act 1972 and took over powers from the former Chesterton Rural District and South Cambridgeshire Rural District on 1 April 1974.

The council consists of 45 councillors, representing 26 electoral wards. The Liberal Democrats currently have a majority on the council, having gained control in the 2018 local elections. Prior to this, the Conservative party had overall control of the council since 2007, although independents formed the majority of the council from its formation in 1973 until 1992. Councillors are elected to four year terms. The 2018 elections were the first of the All-out Elections under the new policy agreed in 2015 previous to that, elections for a third of all councillors took place in three years out of a four-year cycle, with one year without an election.

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