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.
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/
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.
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
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.
Further to https://www.cambridgelibdems.org.uk/whitworth_house_closure_update_1 , the County Council has relased a "breifing note" for Councillors about housing related support in general, part of which addresses the Whitworth House Closure. I'm publishing it in full here, but am still chasing the actual detail of the report mentioned that led to the removal of the funding for Whitworth - when it's stated that Whitworth didn't provide best value:
What is the detail that led to this calculation?
What consultation was done with Whitworth?
Further, the fact is that we may be in a situation where Orwell moves out of Cambridgeshire, so I've written to them to ask their intentions.
A full presentation for Councillors has been arranged soon, so please do contact me if you've any further specific questions you'd like addressed.
Major works are planned to replace the damaged bridge expansion joints to Elizabeth Bridge on Elizabeth Way, Cambridge over the River Cam.
In December 2018, I became a British citizen by naturalisation, and in so doing have also finally become a European Union citizen after living here (in the EU and the UK) for over 10 years.
Both Cllr Jamie Dalzell and I (Cllr Ian Manning ) are working to respond to this: https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/whitworth-house-saved-my-life-now-they-want-to-close-it-9061552/
This is a a decision driven by County Council cuts, but primarily by the results of a report into provision of this and similar types.
This report was produced based partly on the St Bail's pathway concept - https://stbasils.org.uk/how-we-help/ .
I've asked for a copy of the report, and for what consultation was done with Whitworth and/or Orwell over this.
Liberal Democrats have today published their budget proposals for Cambridge City Council, calling for cleaner, greener and fairer policies and claiming that, with Labour having their chance to run something locally, their walk is falling short of their talk.