North Area

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!

Tivoli plans sent back to the drawing board

Tivoli plans sent back to the drawing board

Unpopular plans to convert the Tivoli on Mitcham’s Corner, former cinema and pub, into luxury apartments overlooking the river have today been rejected by City Council planning officers.

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Jamie Dalzell and Cheney Payne, pictured alongside the now derelict cinema with former City Mayor Ian Nimmo-Smith, who they have been working with to campaign for better plans.

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Fen Road Level Crossing - March 2018 Update

Level crossing and DfT letterhead

Following the research I (Owen Dunn) did late last year into the operation of the Fen Road level crossing I sent a letter to the Rail Minister, Jo Johnson, asking whether anything could be done to improve the situation.  I've now had a reply from the DfT's policy lead on level crossings.

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School governor demands rethink of Nuffield Road cycle lanes

Busy traffic outside the Shirley School on Nuffield Road

It has emerged that the governors of Shirley School on Nuffield Road were not properly consulted about Labour's revised plans for cycling on Nuffield Road.  The Liberal Democrats had won public support for the City Deal providing a proper segregated cycle path but Labour councillors vetoed that in favour of dangerous on-road advisory lanes.

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Triangle/"Irregular Rhomboid" parking controls - update 2018-02-12

Parking Update – Public meetings

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I wanted to make sure you are up to date on where we are with the proposals to bring in parking controls in the streets bordered by Springfield Road to Hawthorn Way. Hopefully you’ll recall we surveyed you about the plans that were to be imposed
on you.   Read on for the results and the dates of public meetings...

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Corridors into Chesterton: A10 study response

On Thursday 8th February, the County Council's Economy and Environment Committee will consider a study into the future of the A10 corridor: item 7 on this agenda .  Along with fellow Lib Dem Councillors I've submitted a response to it.

In addition to the joint response I've stated that the corridor should include segregated cycleways.

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Lib Dem Success: Graffiti removed from Nun's Way

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The King's Hedges Lib Dems are pleased to have brought about the removal of graffiti from Nun's Way.

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Cllr Manning radio interview on Chisholm Trail

I did a radio interview on the effect that Carillion's collapse will have on the Chisholm Trail - for those interested, check it out here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05rq8fb#play - starts at 43 minutes in.

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Fen Road problems update 2018-01-19

Residents will be aware that criminal incidents are still happening along Fen Road, though thankfully there has been no repetition of the smashed windows from before the new year.

Read the latest...

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County Council newsletter January 2018

The County Council produce a "members newsletter" once a month, and you can read it here:

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/CCC-Member-Newsletter-January-2018.html?soid=1102102907030&aid=2Il9D0FLodg

This is written by officers (staff), so will present one side of any story, but I hope it is of some interest.

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Storm Eleanor and power cuts

We've received a reminder from UK Powernetworks (responsible for most electrical supply to residents in the UK) on what to do if predicted high winds cause power outages.

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