Immy Blackburn-Horgan is a local community champion who already has a track record of standing up for our area. Immy has lived in Cambridge since 2018 and is co-founder of the RedCross Areas Residents Association.
As Secretary of the RARA, Immy has worked closely with local councillors, residents, volunteers, workers and the police to fight for our local area.
She has worked hard to tackle criminal and anti-social behaviour on our streets such as drug dealing, illegal and dangerous parking, and litter and fly tipping.
You may also have seen Immy volunteering at the Food Hub, at the church cafe, at Nightingale Community Garden or with the Queen Edith’s Community Forum at their skip day
Immy is particularly passionate about giving vulnerable children and young people the best opportunities in life. That is why she is a volunteer leader with the Police Cadets - so young people have alternative activities to anti-social behaviour.
Immy has also recently completed a Degree Apprenticeship through the NHS in Biomedical Science, and works part-time at the Genomics Lab at Addenbrookes Hospital.
If elected, Immy will use her experience of standing up for the Red Cross Lane area to fight for all of Queen Edith’s. Working alongside Lib Dem Cllrs Karen, Daniel and Alex, Immy will work to ensure our community is listened to - not taken for granted
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Immy has worked with the Council and the Police’s Community Payback scheme to clean up litter in Queen Edith’s.
She supports the Lib Dem team’s proposal to reverse cuts to the council’s anti fly- tipping and litter officers.
Immy helped establish Hope’s Friendship Garden with Children on Red Cross Lane alongside a noticeboard for local business and the council.
This has now expanded with Ed’s Orchard opened by Lib Dem Cllr Daniel Lee.
Immy is passionate about tackling drug dealing and anti-social behaviour.
She helped set up Red Cross Lane Area Neighbourhood Watch, approved by the police, and helps clean up spaces such as Nightingale Community Garden.
When Lib Dem Cllr Amanda Taylor conducted a traffic survey to tackle anti-social parking, Immy worked to ensure all views on both sides were listened to.
As a result, yellow lines were painted and CCTV has now been installed.