North of Milton Road Parking Survey live

Letters are going out via volunteers to all streets in Chesterton North of Milton Road so residents have another opportunity to give me a steer on how to respond to the City Deal resident parking plans.

What next for the Grafton Centre?

The City Council has published a consultation on the future of the Grafton Centre and surrounding area:

Please send your thoughts to us as well as the Council!

88% parking charge increase is outrageous, say Cambridge Lib Dems

Lib Dem councillors have slammed county council plans for an 88% price increase on visitor parking permits within Cambridge’s 16 existing controlled parking zones.


Residents living within these zones can purchase day permits for their visitors, currently at a cost of £1.60 per day. This figure is set to rise to £3 (or £15 for 5). Figures released by the council show they expect to issue around 130,000 of these day permits next year, producing an extra £120,000 compared with the current year.

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Large Funeral @ St Andrew's Church, 17th October, 1100

We've received notice there will be a large funeral at St Andrew's Church on the 11th October at 11 - please plan your movements accordingly as the number of people attending may cause congestion.

Parking: Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ was originally created off the back of meetings held specifically for the areas of Chesterton County Division north of milton road (the Hurst park Estate and surrounds).

As of 2017-11-28 I've started to generalise it.

The original list of questions came from a meeing I held with residents of the area above, hence some of it is specific to that area;  I've now added specific questions relevant to other areas.

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Parking workshop Wednesday 11th 1800-2000

A reminder that I'll  ( Cllr Manning) be running a workshop on parking controls for the Chesterton area North of Milton Road from 1800-2000 on Wednesday at Milton Road Lilbrary.

Please let me know if you are thinking of attending, or you wish to be kept updated.

All residents are welcome to attend:  worth noting that I'll be starting from a blank canvass, rather than starting with the Council officer drawings, as a result of feedback from my FAQ meeting last week.

I'll publish a copy of FAQs from the meeting last week later tonight.

Want to improve your local highway?

Do you have an idea for a small improvement to your local road environment?  This Sunday 15th October is a deadline for applying to a fund to realise your ambitions.

The County Council has a scheme for funding changes up to £10,000, and Cllr Manning and the rest of the North Cambridge Lib Dems want to hear from you for your ideas!

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Milton Road Update: Trees & Landscaping Workshop

An illusion of choice and an opportunity not to be wasted

On Tuesday (3rd October), I attended the second GCP workshop regarding the development of the ‘final’ designs for City Deal alterations to Milton Road. This workshop focussed on trees, the removal of which under original proposals led to outcry from local residents and the development of their own Do-optimum alternative.

Cllr Ian Manning has provided a summary of the workshop structure and explained his concerns regarding the project. Here I note my own observations.

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North of Milton Road Parking: FAQ meeting tonight

Reminder that I'll (Cllr Ian Manning) be at Milton Road Library tonight, 1800 - 1900 to answer questions about the proposals for parking restrictions north of Milton Road.

This will help me build up an FAQ to publish on here ahead of the workshops.

See for the history.

When is a tree not a tree? Milton Road LLF Tree Workshop

The answer I was fearing, and I'm afraid got, is "When it's a way of not really consulting."

Last night I attended the second of two workshops for the City Deal Milton Road LLF.  This was meant to be on "trees" but actually had two sections:  one on types of trees and one on creating "senses of place" at certain points along the length of Milton Road.


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