When two sides don't talk - Water Lane/Street green spaces

In a wonderful example of lack of communication between the City and County Councils, I've found out that the City teams responsible for maintenance of verges/grassed areas weren't aware of the new areas created by the changes around the bend at Water Street/Lane.

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Fat cat Tuesday

Tuesday 18th July has already been labelled Fat Cat Tuesday – the day Cambridgeshire’s Conservative county councillors tore up the recommendations of an independent panel and voted themselves a massive pay rise instead.

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PETITION LAUNCHED TO HALT CHILDREN'S CENTRE CUTS

Local Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners have launched a petition to halt cuts of £1 million to children’s centres across Cambridgeshire.

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Cllr Manning Submission in Support of the Chisholm Trail

The Chisholm Trail, of which Cllr Ian Manning is Vice Chair of (the Liaison Forum) is planned to pass through Coldham's Common.

Vital to this is widening of the paths, which is seeing some opposition.  Cllr Manning has today written to the planning inspectorate in support of the proposals.

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Triangle Area parking - update

The area of Chesterton dubbed the "Triangle" - that bounded by Chesterton Road on the South, Milton Road north, Springfield Road East and Hawthorn Road West is awaiting a solution to parking issues that are plaguing residents' lives.  Cllr Damien Tunnacliffe has been working on these, and now newly elected County Cllr Ian manning is keen to support him.

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Milton Road Update

Tonight was the latest Milton Road Liaison Forum - the local meeting which is meant to be residents' way of inputting into the CIty Deal's plans for the area.

Tonight was the official consultants response to the Residents' Association/Cycle Campaign alterations to the original proposals (known as "Do Optimum"), and I'm afraid to say I'm disappointed overall.

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Lib Dems announce £5.7m fund to repair every school in Cambridgeshire

The Liberal Democrats have announced they would invest in repairing every local authority primary school in Cambridgeshire, as part of a £17bn investment fund over the next parliament to fix hospitals and schools in England. Julian and Shirley Williams met with Cambridge parents to discuss the potential impact of this investment.

The Lib Dem plan comes as figures reveal that in Cambridgeshire there are a total of 913 repairs needed across 130 primary schools equalling a total of £5.7m.

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Lib Dems call for transport improvements for north Cambridge

Following the recent opening of Cambridge North, Liberal Democrat candidate Julian Huppert and Chesterton County Councillor Ian Manning have set out a 5-point plan, including setting up a Station Users' Forum, to maximise the station’s effectiveness and impact.

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Cambridge North: what needs correcting

Whilst it is very welcome that Cambridge North station is finally open, there are a number of issues that Cllr Manning Cllr Anna Bradnam (waterbeach) and the Chesterton team are dealing with - read on for more detail.

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Julian visits Riverside Victoria Project

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Earlier this week Julian visited the Victoria Project, which offers specialised support and accommodation for homeless individuals in Cambridge, particularly those who have experienced addiction or mental health issues.

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