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.
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.
Residents have approached us to request that trees be planted along the verges on Eachard Road, to match those on Woodlark.
Cambridge Liberal Democrats have announced former City Councillor Sarah Brown as their candidate for the Cambridge City Council by-election in Petersfield, which takes place on September 13th.
Last night, a petition calling on Cambridge Labour Party to scrap their unfair Shopmobility charges was presented to a meeting of the City Council.
Pictured above is local resident Sue Simms, who spoke on behalf of over 1000 petitioners.
Incredibly, Labour councillors again said no.
Last autumn the County Council consulted about a residents’ parking scheme in “Coleridge West” (the northern side of Cherry Hinton Road up to and including Coleridge Road, the southern side of Mill Road from the railway bridge to Coleridge Road and all streets in-between.)
The response rate was low & the majority in favour very small but the Council decided to press on and advertised a Traffic Regulation Order.
All representations received in response to the publication of the Traffic Order, will be reported to the Cambridge Joint Area Committee and published on the County Council website as part of the agenda for their meeting (CJAC - 24/07/18).
This committee has both City and County Council members and they will decide whether to go ahead or not at their meeting at Shire Hall, Cambridge at 4.30pm on Tuesday 24th July 2018.
After decades of talk, the Chisholm Trail is finally beginning to take shape and work is actually starting on the northern part of the Trail.
The City Deal is pressing ahead with its proposals for residents' parking in East Chesterton. This means marked bays on the road in which residents and visitors will need to buy permits to park. To find out what's proposed in your street we've made the plans available by street.