The North Area includes Arbury, East and West Chesterton, and Kings Hedges, and has an active Lib Dem team. See our blog below for what we've been doing for your area recently!
Liberal Democrat Councillors have judged the latest City Deal’s Milton Road proposals as “Close, but oh so far”.
“It’s right we recognise the huge strides forward the project has taken under the project manager appointed last year” said Cllr Ian Manning “but there are still fundamental flaws in the proposals that must be fixed before the project can progress.”.
The Lib Dems have identified the following headline issues:
- Junction design that favours road widths over safety and convenience of pedestrians and cyclists.
- Confusing forward stop lines that will stop the Copenhagen style crossings working properly.
- Imaginative design concepts around the library area, which came out of resident workshops, seem to have been totally forgotten.
- There’s still no guarantee the beautiful tree line will be replaced with the same quality as is there now.
- With the aim of getting buses to Mitcham’s Corner more quickly, we still don’t have a convincing explanation for how this will integrate with potential changes to the gyratory system
Newly elected Cllr Jamie Dalzell said: “I’m worried that, with Mayor Palmer’s pressure for delivery over quality, we’re getting less than the full picture here. There are many unanswered questions, and a disappointingly large amount of shared use pedestrian/cycle path, which are dangerous for both groups.”
Read on for more detailed comments from the team:Read more
I've submitted the following written question to the next meeting of the County Council:
In September, it was reported that some Councils have been developing profiling for at risk residents and/or families:https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/16/councils-use-377000-peoples-data-in-efforts-to-predict-child-abuseHas the County Council any plan now or in the future to do this?
The County Council publishes a newsletter once a month, the latest can be found at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKCAMBSCC/bulletins/20cf3ba
Remember this is produced by the County itself, it is not a Liberal Democrat view on issues.
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.Read more
After many months of campaigning by residents and the local school, the Greater Cambridge Partnership (City Deal) has agreed to think again on its plans for dangerous advisory cycle lanes on Nuffield Road.
I've received notice that an emergency order has been applied to close Fen Road around the level crossing between 0030 and 0830 on the 27th May.
The full order is attached. I've asked for an explanation of why, and I'm very conscious that this with a lack of notice could exacerbate the problems in the area.
The next meeting of the Chisholm Trail "local liaison forum" - the public facing meeting about the project is on the 15th May at the Shirley School.
On Tuesday 1st May Cllr Anna Bradnam and I took time out of our election campaigns to talk to Network Rail about Fen Road Level Crossing. Along with local business owner Ian Litterick we asked them about barrier downtime, the effects of crime and anti-social behaviour on the crossing, and how they see the crossing's future. They have made some improvements in the area, will be trialling others, and are committed to keeping us informed about changes.Read more
There is a planned workshop, run by Cambridge Hack, on the City deal Local Liason Forums. It asks attendees to answer a number of questions, and I'm interested in what resident attendees think.Read more