Foster Road Guided Busway Footpath

The developers working on the area behind Foster Road have now told us that they do not need to shut the entire pathway from Foster Road to the busway for the full five years originally planned - however, they still believe that a closure of up to two and a half years of the section between the new Spine Road and the busway will be necessary for safety reasons. Final plans have not yet been submitted, but feedback on the proposed closure is welcome.

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Cambridge Biomedical Campus

A planning application has been submitted for additional buildings as part of the Addenbrooke's site, just East of the guided busway. Unfortunately, residents in Trumpington were not notified and we have asked the planning officers to restart consultations to include local residents. In the interim, neighbours may wish to reply via the council's online planning system - references and descriptions are below, and the deadline for the current consultation is 15th March.

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St Andrew's Bell Ringing

St Andrew's Church have asked us to alert you that there will be a bell peel ringing on 12th March, from 0930-1230.  If you have any queries please email chestertonringing@googlemail.com 


Lib Dems call for Cambridge taxis to turn electric

Cambridge Lib Dems are offering a 5-year licence fee ‘holiday’ for newly registered private hire taxis powered by electricity. Worth over £1,000 per vehicle to operators, they see this as an additional incentive to switch to the increasing range of electric cars now on the market.

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Lib Dems report back on County Council budget

On Tuesday 16 February the Liberal Democrat County Council group found themselves locked in a long battle of wills against the Conservatives, the largest group on the County Council.

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County Council boundary changes

Over the last few months, the Boundary Commission has been reviewing the boundaries for the wards in Cambridgeshire. A few weeks ago, the commission produced their final recommendations, which can be seen here.

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County Boundaries decided - Romsey’s northern boundary stays the same

The Boundary Commission has been reviewing the divisions by which County Councillors are elected and made their decision known on 9th February.  They will be used for the elections in 2017.

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Cambridge Liberal Democrats Annual Dinner

Come to the Spring Sparkler dinner, with Graham Watson. 
With Eastern Mediterranean food by our own Super Bowl Foods, this promises to be a super evening.
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Keep the lights on by going green!

Energy saving technology is the best route to keep the city’s streetlights on at night and allow the County Council to make the financial economies it needs.

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Involve schools in planting trees, say local Lib Dems

Lib Dems are proposing that the city’s primary schools are invited to participate in a new scheme through which each year 4 pupil will be given a tree for planting at home, in a designated part of a public space or on school grounds. This is estimated at providing the city with up to 5000 newtrees over the next 5 years.

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