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!

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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North Cambridge Recreational Facilities

Residents of the Woodhead Drive area will have been pleased to note last month that the play ground equipment, which had been removed due to vandalism, is now in the process of being replaced.  

The North area of the City has some beautiful parkland and natural areas.  The Liberal Democrats are keen to ensure this is being used well for the benefit of the whole area.  See below for an opportunity to contribute your ideas for how the Liberal Democrats could develop this in your area.

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Fen Road Level Crossing Cuts Off Communities

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Residents have been complaining about the barriers on the Fen Road level crossing being down more than they should be, and more than they were before Cambridge North opened.  Working with Cllr Manning and Milton's Cllr Anna Bradnam, I (Owen Dunn) have been investigating how much of a problem this is.  The short answer is that in the hour I picked one December morning the barriers were down for 45 minutes.

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Highways works 16th - 31st December

Highways works planned until the end of the year affecting the wards in the north of the City include Green End Road and Highworth Avenue...

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Stagecoach bus changes Jan 2018

Stagecoach have announced a number of changes to bus services across Cambridgeshire - table attached.

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Cllr Manning - written questions to full council 2017-12-12

One of the rights Councillors have is to submit written questions to full Council requiring an answer.

I've (Cllr Manning) submitted two to the next full Council on topical matters.

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Fen Road update 2017-12-03

I wanted to add another update on the recent issues around Fen Road, including plans to start a new community group I'm supporting.

 

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Triangle/Irregular Rhomboid parking update 2017-11-28

A brief update from my survey work with residents of the "triangle" area (Springfield Road to Hawthorn Way, and streets inbetween).

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Parking Charges Update - Success!

On Tuesday the County Council's Highways committee considered four parking issues (click on the link for the report):  

  • the ending of the parking charge at the Park & Ride sites
  • on-street parking charges
  • residents' parking scheme permit charges for both residents' permits and visitors' permits
  • a plan to develop more residents' parking schemes in the city

Up to this point Labour and Conservative Councillors had been pushing upping permit charges and pushing parking schemes, with Lib Dem Councillors more cautions on both fronts, and objecting in principle to the stratospheric 88% rise in visitor permits.

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