Level Crossing Smash Shows Need For Action

Last night (April 10th) a van smashed through the closed level crossing barriers on Fen Road while trying to escape from police.  It is fortunate that trains were able to stop or the consequences could have been much worse.  The smash again cut off people living beyond the level crossing and shows the need for a long term solution to improve access to this area so this dangerous level crossing can be closed.  Please sign our petition!

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LIB DEMS LAUNCH LOCAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN

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Cambridge Liberal Democrats have launched their campaign for the local elections on May 2nd with a bold plan for a Cleaner, Greener, Fairer Cambridge.

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Whitworth house closure - update 4

After tonight's meeting I wanted to provide further updates on the situation with whitworth house.

The headline is that a small group, consisting of myself, Whitworth Trust volunteers, women's support workers, Orwell officers and the Castle County Councillor, will get together to try and provide more evidence to support the case for Whitworth House being retained. 

If anyone is willing to help with my work on this, please contact me.

This was something I suggested, having idenitfied the paper goign to be committee will be finalised within approximately the next couple of weeks.  There are wider questions here, but this is the immediate challenge facing us.

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Whitworth house closure - update 3

There is some good news but still uncertainty after a meeting held on 2019-02-14 with a follow up planned this week.

I (Cllr Ian Manning) met with officers from Orwell Housing, The County Council, the Whitworth Trust (the charity that supports the house) and women's groups on 2019-02-14.  Whilst it was a private meeting with no agreement to publish minutes, I want to update interested residents on what came out of it and follow up since.

I made sure we got timescales, actions, and a follow up meeting to ensure we have a chance of saving the service.

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CAMPAIGNERS CELEBRATE AS SHOP MOBILITY CHARGES FINALLY GO

Shop Mobility will today become a free service to disabled and less mobile people after a year when charges imposed by Labour-run Cambridge City Council sent usage into free-fall.

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LIB DEMS SELECT LOCAL TEAM FOR TRUMPINGTON

Cambridge Lib Dems have announced the selection of an all local team for the upcoming City and County elections in Trumpington.

Trumpington resident Dan Summerbell will be joined by fellow Trumpington residents Peter Lord for the second City Council seat and former County Councillor for Trumpington Barbara Ashwood for the vacant County Council seat.

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Why our Highways haven't been invested in properly

A friend and colleague, Cllr David Jenkins, has written this excellent blog which explains the con that is the Conservatives' claims of Highways investment:  https://cllrdavidjenkinscom.wordpress.com/2019/02/06/highways-investment-its-a-con/


NHS DECISION PROMPTS RENEWED LIB DEM PLEA TO CITY COUNCIL ON 'PERIOD POVERTY'

Liberal Democrats are renewing their call on the City Council to address ‘period poverty’ in Cambridge, following the news that the National Health Service has decided to recognise the issue for people staying hospital.

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Elizabeth Way to Chesterton Road - a vision for better

Dear Resident
How much better could Elizabeth Way & Chesterton Road be? How much greener? How much safer?

...and how would you do it?

PUBLIC DROP IN MEETING: 27th February 1800 – 2000, The Waterman, rear shed

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Chesterton Triangle parking - survey results and update 2019-02-16

This is an update on where we are with resident parking plans for the Chesterton Triangle area, and the idea of a possible merger with the Ascham area.

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