Out of hours move goes through despite opposition

We're extremely disappointed to report that the Clinical Commissioning Group has decided to authorise the move of the out of horus service to Addenbrooke's despite significant local opposition.

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Chesterton Out of Hours: NO MOVE BEFORE MORE WORK HAS BEEN DONE TO PROTECT THE MOST DISADVANTAGED

Manning and Dalzell tell CCG to respect Heath Committee decision and community feelings

Cllr Ian Manning, Lib Dem East Chesterton County Councillor and candidate for Chesterton and Jamie Dalzell, Lib Dem candidate for Kings Hedges are calling on the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to respect the calls from the County Council’s Health Committee to go away and do more work on mitigation measures before the out of hours service is moved.

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Chesterton Out of Hours consultation response

Chesterton and Kings Hedges Liberal Democrats have released a joint response opposing the proposal to move out of hours services to Addenbrooke's.  The full submission can be found here:  https://t.co/i4eQIZW1rW

Cllr Ian Manning said "Chesterton contains some of the most deprived areas of the City.  Whilst we need to recognise the massive pressures on the NHS - and the failures of successive Governments of all political colours to deal with them - this is not the solution as it will disadvantage some of the most vulnerable residents of our City."


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Chesterton Community College Expansion Confirmed!

Following a school/parent led campaign, supported by Cllr Ian Manning and Cambridge Liberal Democrats, the Children & Young Person's Committee finally agreed to fund the expansion of Chesterton Community College!


Cllr Manning comments to CYP committee on Chesterton expansion

Cllr Ian Manning has submitted the following comments to today's CYP committee:

This decision should, I believe, be a no-brainer for the committee, despite the layers of obfuscation that have been piled onto it.  It is in fact the first of multiple decisions to be made about expanding places, as the figures show clearly that demand is to rise across the whole north area.  This is reflected in the recommendations in the rest of the paper, and specifically d).

Regardless of what is happening in the wider area, I need to be clear though that committee should approve Chesterton's expansion today.  Demand from areas for which is is the natural school is not being met currently, and would be by an expanded Chesterton.  That Chesterton, which was first approached by The County Council about expanding in 2013, should still be waiting for a decision should be embarrassing for us all. 
Please approve item 4 as a whole and 4c in particular.

Decision TUESDAY on Chesterton Community College expansion

Cllr Ian Manning, Lib Dem County councillor and candidate for Chesterton is calling on the County Council Children's committee to agree to fund the extension of Chesterton COmmunity College.

"All the evidence points to the need to urgently expand this much loved college." he said "I'm asking the committee to act to go ahead and fund it without any further delay."

Cllr Manning has been lobbying fellow Councillors on the committee as well as meeting with the school itself.

The latest delay happened after the Labour Chair, Cllr Whitehead, decided to postpone a decision in Febuary.


Labour put off decision on Milton Road AGAIN

Liberal Democrats are furious as Labour are once again failing to stop the disastrous plan for Milton Road, including cutting down the much loved trees, putting off a decision until after the May elections.

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2% It is as Independent Leader caves to Tory pressure

After many hours of debate and argument, the Conservatives budget amendment was passed after the 'Independent' leader, Cllr John Hipkin, changed his mind and voted with the Conservative group to allow their budget amendment through.

Their budget takes 2% for Adult Social Care, but also uses reserves to finance extra spending.

Liberal Democrats believe this is a disaster for Cambridgeshire, and specifically it's most vulnerable residents.

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Council Budget setting - 14th Feb

14th February may be a day of romance for some, but for the County Council it's the day we attempt to set a budget for the year ahead.  

Cllr Ian Manning will be supporting the Liberal Democrat group's proposal:  a 2% Adult Social Care increase plus 1.99% increase for other services, to reduce the cuts to children’s services, services for vulnerable adults and improvements in community transport and road maintenance.

Councils can raise standard Council tax by 1.99%, and levy an additional 2% for Adult Social Care over three years or 3% for two years with a 0% in the third year;  if they want to raise anymore they must hold a referendum.

 

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