Funding available for open spaces and community facilities

key_piggy-bank-2889042_640.jpgFunding opportunity! "S106 funding" (the name comes from the section of the act it refers to) is available for public open spaces and parks in (or near) the Chesterton wards, and for community spaces (eg places like Brownsfield Youth Centre).

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Some good news - Drain repairs, Speed hump repairs and making the High Street mini round about safer

key_miniroundabout.pngI’m pleased to give you three pieces of good news; I’ve secured funding for some local improvements in Chesterton.

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Potential gathering on Midsummer Common

key_330px-Midsummercommon.jpgThere are low level (from social media monitoring) suggestions that there could be a gathering on Midsummer Common on Saturday to mark the occasion that would have been Midsummer Fair.

[edit]To be clear: the information above came from the Police, no Councillors or Lib Dems have done any monitoring of people's social media[/edit]

Cllr Ian Manning has been in contact with the Police, City and County Councils about this.

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Coronavirus Update 4

This is the fourth of our brief updates on council-related matters during the lockdown.

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Disabled access should be retained over Mill Road bridge

Petersfield & Romsey Lib Dems are campaigning to retain access for disabled drivers over Mill Road bridge, see here:

https://www.cambridgelibdems.org.uk/disabled_should_not_lose_out_when_mill_road_bridge_is_closed


Lib Dems call for public discussion on Cambridge monuments

In relation to the current controversy over public monuments associated with the slave trade, Liberal Democrat councillors on Cambridge City Council issued the following statement in relation to Cambridge:

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Standing in solidarity with black communities

Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats are joining this protest today to show we stand in solidarity with black communities in the USA, UK and around the world.  We know we are living through a moment in history where our values are challenged, and as liberals we stand on the side of racial and social justice. 

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Coronavirus Update 3

Market Ward's local councillors have put together a new update with key information on local services, which we hope will be helpful. We are all grateful for the acts of kindness and committed public service that abound in these difficult times. It obviously remains vital for us to follow the guidance that is being set and to hope for a gradual end to this crisis. Stay safe!

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Lib Dems welcome public participation in ‘virtual’ city council meetings

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Liberal Democrats on Cambridge City Council have welcomed proposals which enable members of the public to watch and speak in council proceedings when they re-start as ‘virtual meetings’ this week. 

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WATCH: Lib Dems Across Cambridgeshire Oppose Conservative Attack on Democracy

Liberal Democrat councillors from across Cambridgeshire spoke out in opposition to the Conservative County Council plans to scrap CJAC (Cambridge Joint Area Committee), a highly-valued transport committee that brings together county and city councillors.

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