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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Coffee, croissants and civil disobedience: residents stage breakfast protest to protect Cambridge trees

Chesterton residents were shocked this week when the Labour City Council announced 8am tree works at 5.30pm the night before, which would have seen trees on Alexandra Gardens irreparably cut back and lose 70% of their canopy.  However, the works were halted on Tuesday when residents staged a breakfast protest underneath the affected trees. More people joined the protest on Wednesday morning.

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Cambridge Lib Dems frustrated by Labour and Tory failure of leadership on Mill Road bridge

Cambridge Liberal Democrats have expressed their intense frustration after a Labour County Councillor on the Highways Committee voted with the Conservatives to re-open Mill Road bridge to all traffic, turning away from sensible compromises which could have brought the community together.

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Lib Dems welcome council response to winter lido opening initiative

Cllr Tim Bick this week welcomed the council’s response to his motion calling for options to be examined to open the Jesus Green Lido beyond the summer season. 

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Anti-pesticide campaigners’ cautious welcome to Council response

Cambridge Liberal Democrats and Pesticide-Free Cambridge welcome moves towards making City pesticide-free, despite removal of key deadlines from council motion by Labour group.

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Government must think again on 'Developers' Charter'

A call to the government to pull back from its sweeping changes to the planning system is to be made by Liberal Democrat councillor Ingrid Flaubert at Cambridge City Council’s meeting on Thursday.

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