World Homeless Day – Cambridge Lib Dems call for renewed effort to address Cambridge homelessness

To mark world homeless day, Cambridge Lib Dems are calling for a renewed efforts to address Cambridge’s homeless issues. The call comes as research released this week shows that at least 449 homeless people died in the UK in the last 12 months. It also follows the detailed report on homelessness in Cambridge undertaken by Lib Dem councillors Tim Bick and Nichola Harrison, published earlier this year.  The report set out a number of recommendations including exploring a Cambridge Charter for rough sleeping and considering a Housing First approach to the provision of accommodation for people who are homeless. Rod...

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Close-up view of the cambridgeshire cliff-edge: it doesn’t have to be like this

Already, County Council budget planning discussions for February have been taking place in earnest, with a close-up view of what is increasingly accepted as potential bankruptcy by 2020.  At the same time, Council staff are being forced to take unpaid leave.  

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Lib Dems repeat call for Local Living Rent

Cambridge Lib Dems have repeated their call for Cambridge to have a Local Living Rent, based on one third of household disposable income.  The call is in response to the BBC research released today on cost of renting for young people between 22-29 across the country.  The Labour City Council has so far refused to consider such an option. The BBC research highlights that rent for a 1 bedroom flat costs over 60% of an individual’s income in parts of Cambridge. Councillor Rod Cantrill, Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate for Cambridge said, “I have been calling for some time for Labour...

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Social care profiling

I've submitted the following written question to the next meeting of the County Council: In September, it was reported that some Councils have been developing profiling for at risk residents and/or families: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/16/councils-use-377000-peoples-data-in-efforts-to-predict-child-abuse Has the County Council any plan now or in the future to do this?

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County Council newsletter September

The County Council publishes a newsletter once a month, the latest can be found at:  https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKCAMBSCC/bulletins/20cf3ba Remember this is produced by the County itself, it is not a Liberal Democrat view on issues.

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Labour’s Half-Hearted U-Turn on Shopmobilty

Labour’s Half-Hearted U-Turn on Shopmobilty

Following sustained pressure from a LibDem campaign, Labour run Cambridge City Council have today announced a 50% reduction in charges for the Shopmobilty services, which they introduced in May. Previously the service had been free.

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Call for Leadership on Minorities' Rights

Cllr Tim Bick, Lib Dem leader of the Opposition on Cambridge City Council issued the following statement in response to the resignation of Labour Cllr Ann Sinnott:  "It is incredible that the Labour Party chooses not to comment when one of its councillors resigns her seat on the council and then quits her party, bitterly criticising their counci's policy.

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About the Cambridge Liberal Democrats

The Cambridge Lib Dems are a committed campaigning organisation. We work hard to represent the residents of our city and always strive to create an open and inclusive democratic process. We hope to engage with all of our constituents so together we can work with you to make Cambridge an even better place to live.

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