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  • Ed Cearns
    Article: Sep 24, 2014

    Cambridge Liberal Democrats are fighting to stop a £400,000 permanent long-distance bus stop at the city's Parkside after complaints from residents.

    They claim the National Express buses would be better stopping at the railway station or Park and Ride sites instead where they could link up with other forms of transport and where infrastructure either will or can be more easily provided.

  • andy blackhurst
    Article: Sep 15, 2014

    Cambridge Liberal Democrats have welcomed a package of measures from the government which will cut red tape making it easier to build new homes.

    The measures will save housebuilders and councils £114 million a year while still making sure houses are built to demanding standards.

    Andy Blackhurst, Cambridge Lib Dem Spokesperson on Housing said: "This is extremely good news for housebuilders and councils. It simplifies the rules, giving more control to people on the ground to make the decisions that are best for their local areas rather than being dictated to by Whitehall.

  • NA
    Article: Sep 3, 2014

    Cambridge City Councillor, Nick Avery fears that plans for a new five-storey office building could lead to further traffic congestion and has called on planners to consider installing a guided bus stop outside.

    Cllr Avery, who represents Trumpington is worried about the impact of the project which will provide a new headquarters in Shaftesbury Road for Cambridge Assessment - Cambridge University's international exams group.

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Jul 29, 2014

    Fears for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists as long-awaited work begins on Cambridge's Milton Road underpass today (Tuesday, July 28) have been expressed by Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Ian Manning.

    Cllr Manning, who represents East Chesterton, is worried that vulnerable road users could be put at risk as an alternative route means pedestrians have to cross the busy road at several points. The work also leaves cyclists competing with traffic for restricted road space.

  • Councillor Rod Cantrill
    Article: Jul 14, 2014

    A move to give Cambridge City Council accreditation as a living wage employer, driven by the city's Liberal Democrats, looks set to win the backing of councillors today Monday (July 14).

    The accreditation, from the Living Wage Foundation, will recognise the city council along with 700 other organisations across the country which pay their staff the living wage.

  • Rod Cantrill
    Article: Jul 11, 2014

    A lighting trial has been launched across the foot and cycle path on Cambridge's Lammas Land after a Newnham Liberal Democrat survey of residents found that most supported some form of lighting across the open space.

    The trial has been launched by Cambridgeshire City Council and a small number of solar studs have been installed on foot and cycle path and will remain in place until the end of September. If there is resident support for the trial, then solar studs will be installed along the length of the path. The scheme is being funded from the City Council's environmental improvement scheme.

  • Catherine Smart
    Article: Jul 11, 2014

    Cambridge Liberal Democrats have attacked Labour's "short-sighted" plan to take £800,000 out of a fund to beat congestion in the city claiming it could cause "real harm".

    The Lib Dems invested more than £1 million into the Keep Cambridge Moving Fund to ease congestion in the city arising from the widening of the A14.

  • Catherine Smart
    Article: Jul 10, 2014

    Cambridge Liberal Democrats have hit out at Labour's radical move to "police" the city's open spaces by doubling the City Council's enforcement team.

    They claim immediately "criminalising" dog fouling or littering is inappropriate and not good for the city in the long term.

    Instead they propose the creation of four seasonal part-time Park Rangers to look after the most used public open spaces at the busiest times of the year.

  • Andrea Reiner Market Ward 2011
    Article: Jul 7, 2014

    Cambridge residents fear that Labour plans to revise priorities for a £635,000 improvement scheme could mean a long-awaited Mitcham's Corner project is kicked into the long grass.

    Their concerns have been taken up by Cambridge Liberal Democrats who put Mitcham's Corner at the top of the priority list for the Cambridge City Council scheme to improve local centres.

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Jul 4, 2014

    Cambridge residents are celebrating after Lib Dem Councillor Ian Manning secured the final piece of funding to put an end to their parking problems.

    Residents on the VIE estate in East Chesterton has been blighted by inconsiderate parking as drivers park outside marked bays since the roads were adopted by Cambridgeshire County Council two years ago.

  • andy blackhurst
    Article: Jun 30, 2014

    Cambridge Liberal Democrats have attacked Labour's decision to block the redevelopment of council home sites in the city fearing it may increase council waiting lists.

    And they are worried that a plan to put 100 per cent social housing on council-owned sites could be a backward step resulting in a return to the council estates of the past.

  • Rod Cantrill
    Article: Jun 25, 2014

    Cambridge Liberal Democrats fear sweeping changes to the City Council's area committees could seriously reduce residents' say in decision making.

    The changes mean that all planning matters will be discussed by the full planning committee at the city's Guildhall rather than in area committees across the city.

  • Wulfstan Way traders
    Article: Jun 23, 2014

    Cambridge shopkeepers fear their businesses have been put at risk after they were caged in by scaffolding for roof repairs.

    The traders at Wulfstan Way have seen takings fall as customers drive past without stopping unaware that the shops are open.

    And despite the scaffolding going up two weeks ago, work has still not started on the roof of the council-owned building.

  • Julian Huppert MP
    Article: Jun 13, 2014

    Cambridge Liberal Democrats have voted to support party leader, Nick Clegg in the run up to the General Election.

    After a lively debate at a meeting in Cambridge this evening (Friday, June 13) at the city's Unitarian Church attended by around 80 members, members decided by secret ballot to back Mr Clegg to lead the party through to May 2015.

  • Tim Bick
    Article: Jun 1, 2014

    Cambridge Liberal Democrats have brought forward an experienced leadership team for their new role in opposition at the City Council.

    Tim Bick continues as leader of the Liberal Democrat group, moving from Council Leader to Leader of the Opposition at the Council's annual meeting next week. Catherine Smart will continue as his deputy, but moves from her long time housing focus to speak for the opposition on Planning & Transport.

  • Ian Manning and MJ Black at Milton Road roadworks
    Article: May 2, 2014

    County Councillor Ian Manning and disability rights campaigner, MJ Black have teamed up to attack the way a major utility company has cordoned off roadworks on a busy Cambridge street.

    They fear barriers erected around the work being carried out by the National Grid in Milton Road put cyclists, pedestrians and disabled people at risk.

    The barriers block the cycle lanes near a busy junction opposite the Golden Hind pub directing cyclists onto the shared use path alongside. Confusingly cyclists are then instructed to dismount.

    Despite the problem of mixing a high volume of cycle traffic with pedestrians on a narrow path, a second set of barriers have been put in place restricting access for disabled people.

    Cllr Manning, who represents East Chesterton on Cambridgeshire County Council went to the site to discuss with the National Grid team carrying out the work.

    "These works are a farcical example of how not to cater for the most vulnerable users of our roads and paths," he said. "Cyclists are given inconsistent messages, pedestrians have already cramped space impinged upon further and most unacceptable of all, wheelchair users are totally blocked from using the path."

    To demonstrate the impact, Ian asked disability campaigner Mr Black to come to the site in his wheelchair

    "It is totally wrong that site workers can block wheelchair access on a public footpath without specific agreed permission before work starts," said Mr Black.

  • Why are you IN?
    Article: Apr 24, 2014

    Today, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched the Liberal Democrats' 2014 European election campaign. The launch took place in Colchester at a rally with activists and supporters, followed by a public town hall-style Q&A session hosted by Heart FM.

    Speaking at the launch event, Nick Clegg said:

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Mar 27, 2014

    Leading Liberal Democrat County Councillor, Ian Manning has accused councillors of dividing the council's upper management and the lowest paid.

    His attack came after some councillors failed to support his bid to protect the authority's lowest paid members of staff by making sure their wage scales kept pace with the highest.

  • Kilian Bourke
    Article: Mar 26, 2014

    A call for Cambridge's long-awaited Chisholm Trail to be funded with the first tranche of money from the City Deal has been made by Liberal Democrat County Councillor, Kilian Bourke.

    Cllr Bourke, who represents Cambridge's Romsey ward, suggested the strategic cycle route should be a top priority as county councillors discussed the government's approval of the Greater Cambridge City Deal at full council yesterday (Tuesday, March 25).

  • Julian Huppert
    Article: Mar 19, 2014

    MP Julian Huppert has welcomed a Budget which puts more money in people's pockets, creates more apprenticeships and helps businesses to grow.

    He said the Budget, delivered today (Wednesday, March 19), also brought some welcome news for pensioners and researchers and has given incentives for people to save.