Lib Dems lead challenge to Central Library plans

Nine Lib Dem Cllrs have hit back against UKIP- and Tory-backed plans to privatise part of Cambridge Central Library, calling for the decision to be reconsidered so that councillors can be fully informed about this company and so that consultation with the public can be carried out. Their request for a review of the decision has been successful and it will be looked at again by a committee of senior councillors on 14th April (10am). Lib Dem members have raised doubts about KORA, the company set to take over the third floor of the library, and believe much more information is needed both about them and about how they would be operating: for example, would people have to pay to sit and read in that part of the library under their management in future? They also angry that library users were not given a say before such a huge change was agreed. It is after all a PUBLIC library.

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Julian and team mark Onesie Day for Autism Charity

Julian_Huppert_(Stock_Photo)_2012.jpgJulian Huppert and his campaign team will be dressed in colourful onesies tomorrow (Thursday, April 2) to mark World Autism Awareness Day and raise money for charity.

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Julian stands up against racism

YQ5J9852.jpgJulian Huppert will stand up against racism on Saturday (April 4) when he takes part in an event in Cambridge.

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“S106” developer contributions funding Trumpington’s flagship facilities

Construction of Trumpington’s new multi-use community centre on Hobson Square is due to start later this year, following the appointment of ISG as contractors. The new community centre will be a landmark building for the Southern Fringe and will provide a mix of community facilities, including a hall for events and activities, a public library, a café, and children’s room on the ground floor, while on the first floor there will be further library space and community meeting rooms. The second floor will be home to a new medical centre, featuring nine consulting rooms, a minor operations treatment centre and other medical facilities.

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Huppert quizzes Government on student vote under new rules

DSC04537.JPGMP Julian Huppert has quizzed the government on what measures it has taken to make sure students can go to the polls.

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Lifeworks campaigner commended by the Government

rsz_julian_and_anne_robinson.jpgCampaigner, Ann Robinson who fought to save Cambridge’s mental health drop-in centre, Lifeworks with other service users, has received a commendation from the government for her work.

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Huppert calls for tougher punishments for dangerous drivers

julian_headshot.jpgTougher punishments for dangerous drivers and better support for victims have been called for by MP Julian Huppert.

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Julian supports volunteers at city foodbank

julian.jpgMP Julian Huppert will meet organisers and volunteers at the Cambridge City Foodbank on Thursday (March 26) to find out more about how they have been helping families in the city.

 

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Huppert wins fight to bring Hinchingbrooke back into NHS

julian_at_westminster_desk.jpgMP Julian Huppert has won his fight to bring Hinchingbrooke Hospital back into public management after the failure of the £1 billion private contract with Circle.

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Manning raises concerns over consultation on cycle projects

Ian_Manning_web.jpgCambridgeshire Liberal Democrats are calling for earlier consultation with all road users on future cycling projects after recent schemes led to negative feedback.

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