Cautious welcome for open spaces win in North East Cambridge masterplan

Public Open space is to be nearly tripled in the proposed development at North East Cambridge following a campaign of protest - and this is being given a cautious welcome by campaigners.

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A bold vision of change for Elizabeth Way

We hear so many complaints from residents of reckless, noisy driving and crippling levels of pollution and congestion on Elizabeth Way. Your local Lib Dems want to do something about it. 

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How can we improve our cycle routes?

Climate change is without doubt the most critical and urgent issue facing our generation.  In Cambridge, we need ambitious, strategic thinking to tackle climate change.  As local councillors, it can feel frustrating that the national government, and the many layers of local bodies and organisations in Cambridge, can make it very difficult to bring about the rapid change we need.

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Castle Lib Dems celebrate as Castle Mound public access is officially put on the map

Castle Mound represents the heart of the city’s “town” history.  Cambridge Castle was originally built after the Norman conquest, and over the centuries has served as part of the site of a Roman town, a fortification during the English Civil War, the county goal and, most recently, the home of Cambridgeshire County Council.

Since the Conservative Councillors decided to move the County Council headquarters to Alconbury Weald in 2018, there has been huge uncertainty over the future of Castle Mound.  With Shire Hall set to be turned into a new hotel, people across the city feared that this would lead to the developers stopping public use of the Mound.

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Caroline Stoddart: Why we need a footpath strategy

Something which is raised regularly by residents from all different areas is the poor maintenance of many of our footpaths and cycle ways in Castle.  Where I live, I am constantly asking the Council to trim back the vegetation overhanging the pavement on Madingley Road, reporting potholes and have campaigned tirelessly for more rubbish bins and litter picking.  I am very proud to have campaigned to add two new bins to Madingley Road recently, when previously there were none at all between Queen’s Road and Eddington.

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Celebration at commitment to cease single-use plastic

Cllr Katie Porrer has spoken today of her delight that the motion she took to last night’s meeting of Cambridge City Council to cease single-use plastic in all events on city council land was passed unanimously. Cllr Porrer speaks for the Lib Dems on Open Spaces and represents Cambridge’s Market Ward where many events are hosted on the city’s public open spaces.

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Reverse Universal Credit cutback

Lib Dem Councillor Daniel Lee (Queen Edith’s) is using the full City Council meeting on Thursday 21st October to challenge the government’s callous cut of the Universal Credit uplift; a decision that will leave 3500 people in Cambridge having to decide between turning on their heating and buying food this winter. 

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Stop street racing - Lib Dem Councillor calls for action

Bring agencies together to stop noisey street racing of cars and motorbikes around Cambridge: this is the plea from Lib Dem city councillor Olaf Hauk. Cllr Hauk, who represents Trumpington, has tabled a motion for this Thursday’s meeting of the council, calling on the council to bring together Police and Highways Authority to define a strategy to combat the problem.

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Cambridge Lib Dems react to local plan

In response to the publication the of local councils’ draft ‘issues and options’ Local Plan document, Cllr Tim Bick, Lib Dem group leader on Cambridge City Council, issued the following comment: 

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Lib Dems celebrate winter lido opening

Following a consultation, it has been announced that Jesus Green Lido will open into the autumn and winter months. Cllr Tim Bick, who brought a motion in favour of extended opening months, said:

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