'PURPLE TUESDAY’ PROMPTS NEW CALL TO CITY COUNCIL ON DISABILITY CHARGES

'PURPLE TUESDAY’ PROMPTS NEW CALL TO CITY COUNCIL ON DISABILITY CHARGES

Lib Dem City Councillors in Cambridge have welcomed the first nationwide ‘Purple Tuesday’ this week which aims to promote the awareness of businesses to the needs of people with disabilities  in navigating the retail environment. But they have also called on the City Council in Cambridge to do more to help.

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Lib Dems repeat call for a Cambridge Living Wage

Lib Dems repeat call for a Cambridge Living Wage

Lib Dem City Councillor and Parliamentary Candidate, Rod Cantrill has repeated his call for Cambridge to promote a Living Wage level which is specifically adjusted to the higher-than-average local cost of living in Cambridge.  His call comes with the announcement of the new Real Living Wage rates as part of the Real Living Wage week.  A Cambridge Living Wage would help address the high cost of living in the city that has continued to increase at unacceptable rates in the last few years. Cllr Cantrill commented: “For the majority of residents, particularly young people and families, the cost of living in Cambridge...

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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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Milton Road plans - better, but still not 'optimum'!

Liberal Democrat Councillors have judged the latest City Deal’s Milton Road proposals as “Close, but oh so far”.   “It’s right we recognise the huge strides forward the project has taken under the project manager appointed last year” said Cllr Ian Manning “but there are still fundamental flaws in the proposals that must be fixed before the project can progress.”.   The Lib Dems have identified the following headline issues:   Junction design that favours road widths over safety and convenience of pedestrians and cyclists. Confusing forward stop lines that will stop the Copenhagen style crossings working properly. Imaginative design...

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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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