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  • Tim Bick
    Article: Mar 19, 2014

    Cambridge City Council Leader, Tim Bick has welcomed the Chancellor's announcement today (Wednesday, March 19) that the long-awaited City Deal can go-ahead, bringing £1 billion worth of investment in local infrastructure.

    George Osborne's announcement in the Budget was the culmination of 18 months' work and negotiation by the City Council and its Greater Cambridge area partners for an innovative "gain share" scheme.

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Mar 17, 2014

    Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Ian Manning has called for full council meetings to be streamed on the internet and votes recorded to prevent some members "hiding" in the council chamber.

    Cllr Manning, who represents Cambridge's East Chesterton, claims the move will give the public an opportunity to judge whether councillors' stands on particular issues are backed up by their voting record.

  • Colin Rosenstiel
    Article: Mar 17, 2014

    County Tories have been accused of riding rough shod over the residents of Cambridge after workmen moved in to tear down the city's heritage street lights.

    Contractors began removing the lights in Victoria Street today (Monday, March 17) ignoring a drive by residents and councillors who were trying to secure funding to restore them and assurances given by contractor, Balfour Beatty in December.

  • Julian Huppert at Bewick Primary School for World Milk Day
    Article: Mar 13, 2014

    Cambridge MP Julian Huppert has been congratulated in Parliament for his "robust campaigning" on extra funding for Cambridgeshire schools as it was announced that they will get an extra £20 million from next April.

    Julian received praise from Schools Minister, David Laws who said that areas like Cambridge, which have seen an unfair amount of funding would receive the greatest boost.

  • Tim Bick collect Leader's Award from Nick Clegg
    Article: Mar 10, 2014

    Cambridge Liberal Democrats' work with the homeless on the city's streets has won them an award.

    The group, which leads Cambridge City Council, was presented with the Leader's Award at the Lib Dem Spring Conference in York at the weekend for the emphasis it puts into rehabilitating the homeless, many of whom are suffering addictions and/or mental health problems.

  • Kilian Bourke
    Article: Mar 10, 2014

    Cambridge's multi-national businesses on Mill Road epitomise the benefits the European Union brings to 21st century Britain, Councillor Kilian Bourke told the Liberal Democrat Spring Conference yesterday (Sunday, March 9).

    Abdul Arain's business Al Amin, in particular illustrates how the local and international go together seamlessly in the UK, Councillor Bourke told delegates while supporting the conference motion "In Europe, In Work".

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Mar 7, 2014

    Labour has been accused of scaremongering after telling residents of Cambridge's East Chesterton that there are plans to build on a floodplain on the site of the Chesterton Bowls Club.

    The party's forthcoming election candidate, Dr Peter Sarris told householders that a plan to build 250 homes on the site in Logan's Way was being advocated by the campaigners against development on Wort's Causeway and Cambridge Past and Present.

  • Catherine Smart
    Article: Mar 7, 2014

    Cambridge City Council Deputy Leader, Catherine Smart warns spiralling house prices and rents could block the city's economy as she calls for a fairer system for privately rented homes.

    With house prices 12 times the average salary she claims the city is near breaking point as more and more people struggle to get a home of their own.

  • Councillor Rod Cantrill
    Article: Feb 18, 2014

    Cambridge residents fighting to save the leisure centre at the city's Doubletree by Hilton hotel have been given a glimmer of hope.

    After lobbying by Cambridge City Councillor, Rod Cantrill and objections from residents, planning officers have accepted that a scheme to convert the hotel's existing swimming pool and fitness building into extra bedrooms is contrary to the city's planning policy on leisure facilities.

  • Andrea Reiner Market Ward 2011
    Article: Feb 6, 2014

    Cambridge Liberal Democrats have proposed a six year programme aimed at improving local centres around the city thanks to a substantial increase in income from business rates for the City Council after funds were freed up by the government and returned to local authorities.

    Mitcham's Corner will be the first area to undergo improvement for residents and traders under the ambitious programme revealed by Cambridge Liberal Democrats.

  • Mike Pitt
    Article: Feb 5, 2014

    Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright has pulled out of a neighbourhood meeting because the 9pm finishing time was too late leaving Cambridge Liberal Democrats furious.

    Sir Graham had agreed to attend Cambridge City Council's North Area Committee meeting tomorrow (Thursday, February 6) as members set police priorities for the coming quarter.

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Feb 4, 2014

    Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Ian Manning is calling for the enforcement of new 20mph limits to the north of Cambridge to be included in police priorities for the coming quarter.

    Cllr Manning, who represents East Chesterton, is urging members of the city's North Area Committee to recommend including the new speed limits when priorities are set at their meeting on Thursday (February 6).

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Jan 31, 2014

    Lib Dem County Councillor, Ian Manning is to challenge cross-party councillors to do more to encourage young people in the city to vote.

    The move has been inspired by the national Bite the Ballot campaign, which aims to empower young people to act to make their votes and opinions count, and Cambridge campaigner, Antony Carpen who blogs as @Puffles.

  • Julian Huppert at Westminster
    Article: Jan 28, 2014

    MP Julian Huppert will call on Parliament today (Tuesday, January 28) to provide more support for excellent colleges such as Cambridge Regional College and Hills Road and Long Road Sixth Form Colleges.

    He will highlight the low funding that they receive, the fact that unlike schools, they have to pay VAT, and that controversial funding cuts to education for 18-year-olds will have a significant impact on disadvantaged students.

  • Julian Huppert at pub
    Article: Jan 23, 2014

    Cambridge's Lib Dem-led City Council has been congratulated by Labour's Shadow Minister for its action to save the city's pubs.

    MP Julian Huppert told Parliament that new council planning policies, supported by the Campaign for Real Ale, have not only prevented pubs in the city from closing but have encouraged others to reopen.

  • Julian Huppert and apprentice Jo Start
    Article: Jan 18, 2014

    Former Cambridge Regional College student, Jo Start told MP Julian Huppert how her apprenticeship has all the right ingredients to help her become a top chef when she met him.

    Julian visited 17 year old Jo at Cambridge University's Corpus Christi College as part of his new monthly initiative Celebrating Apprenticeships.

  • Clare Connon and Julian Huppert
    Article: Jan 15, 2014

    A campaign launched by Paralympic hopeful, Claire Connon and Cambridge MP Julian Huppert urging residents to report broken pavements across the city has drawn numerous examples.

    People have been visiting the website www.fixourpavements.co.uk to log their complaints saying some pavements are so dangerous they are unusable.

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Jan 14, 2014

    A call for more joined-up discussion on Cambridge's Chisholm Bridge project to make sure residents have the full picture has been made by East Chesterton's County Councillor, Ian Manning.

    Cllr Manning is concerned that the project is being discussed by different committees across three different councils and residents have to attend meetings across the district to hear all the arguments.

  • Julian Huppert signing Holocaust Book of Commitment
    Article: Jan 14, 2014

    Cambridge MP Julian Huppert remembered victims and survivors of the Holocaust when he signed a Book of Commitment yesterday (Monday, January 13).

    Julian has also signed a Commons' Early Day Motion marking the 69th anniversary of the Liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau and urging all members to sign the book so that future generations will understand the appalling atrocities that led to the largest mass murder in history.

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Jan 13, 2014

    Cambridge residents are being urged to sign a petition calling for action to protect cyclists and pedestrians in East Chesterton before someone is seriously injured.

    Councillor Ian Manning, who represents the ward on Cambridgeshire County Council, is concerned about safety on a route from the High Street to Chesterton Road.