Lib Dems launch 2007 Cambridge manifesto

April 14, 2007 7:55 PM

Liberal Democrat candidates and councillors joined local MP David Howarth to launch the Lib Dem manifesto for the 2007 Cambridge City Council elections.

Leader of Cambridge City Council, Ian Nimmo-Smith, commented on the launch:

"In the last seven years we have transformed the way services in Cambridge are run and were recently rated by the independent local government watchdog as one of the best in the country in areas such a tackling violent and vehicle related crime.

"Council tax levels are amongst the lowest in the country and the Council has been praised for its use of resources and financial planning.

"Our manifesto for this year's City Council elections is our vision for a dynamic and sustainable Cambridge."

Building a Sustainable Cambridge

Coun Nimmo-Smith added:

"We are tackling head on the serious challenge of reducing Cambridge's carbon footprint.

"We are setting high standards for energy efficiency and use of renewable energy in the buildings we control and we want to be able to demand the same standards from developers but the Government has turned down a bill which would have allowed Councils to go further than the Government's own building regulations.

"Throughout the city we are working to provide balanced and sustainable communities where residents have access to good local facilities and accessible public transport. Cambridge is still one of the few District Councils in the country to subsidise evening and weekend buses, something which we will continue to provide. The city is now a major success story for encouraging bus usage and we will continue to put good, reliable public transport at the centre of proposals for Cambridge's growth.

Lib Dem candidates and councillors join David Howarth to launch the manifesto

Lib Dems launch the manifesto

"We spend over £900,000 every year on youth services and this year we will be investing a further £130,000 of S106 funds into a new vehicle for the DEC youth project , providing a mobile venue for young people in the city."

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