City Centre Team Welcome Market Square Study

Local Lib Dems have hailed the publication of a new feasibility study focused on improving Cambridge’s Market Square. Published by the City Council, the document looks at a range of ways the Square could be rearranged and refurbished to allow greater use by the community, whilst retaining a vibrant trading market.

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ROD CANTRILL TIPPED TO WIN IN CAMBRIDGE

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A new poll by respected polling company Survation shows that voters in Cambridge are backing the Liberal Democrat candidate Rod Cantrill to be the City’s next MP.

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Market Team Push Back Against Hostel Cuts

Market Councillor Tim Bick used October's meeting of Cambridge City Council to call on the County Council to halt the withdrawal of funding from specialist hostels for rough sleepers, with a particular focus on Willow Walk which is located within the Ward. His motion, seconded by fellow Market Councillor Katie Porrer, was passed unanimously by the Council.

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Lib Dems Provide Leadership at People's Vote March

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Liberal Democrat MEP's and parliamentary candidates attending Saturday's People's Vote march in London led the way, providing Cambridge, South East Cambs and the Eastern Region with the leadership so badly needed at this time of political crisis.

Eastern Region MEP Lucy Nethsingha was joined by Cambridge parliamentary candidate Rod Cantrill and South East Cambs parliamentary candidate Pippa Heylings at the front of Lib Dem column.

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City Fibre cabinet installs must be delayed until a proper plan is in place - Cllr Ian Manning

cityfibre_cabinet.jpgCity Fibre is a project to provide super fast broadband to homes in Cambridge.  It started in the North of the City earlier this year, with a very agressive timetable of works to install cables under residental streets.

I've (Cllr Ian Manning) been working with officers to try and ensure the works are carried out in ways that don't unduly disrupt residents - many people have had serious issues with the work as it has continued.  

Most recently there have been complaints from residents about the location of the cabinets that support the connections to houses, and I've been following this up - I'm now demanding a freeze on more installs & authorisation of cabinets until after officers have met to agree a proper plan and involve local Cllrs and residents in the locations of the same.

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Lib Dems Call for King's Parade Barrier Rethink

Cambridge Lib Dems have called on the City Council to reconsider urgently its plan to install a barrier across King's Parade. The proposed installation, due to take place this autumn, would lead to loss of disabled parking spaces in the city centre and a substantially narrowed route of access for cycle traffic outside of peak hours.

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West Chesterton Parking: combined scheme more survey results

Here is more detailed street by street breakdowns of answers to my informal survey on parking controls, as well as other results from the survey.

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Cheney & Greg seek improvements for Huntingdon Road zebra crossing

Local Councillors Cheney and Greg are working to improve our area through the Local Highways Improvement Programme and Environmental Improvement Programme.

These schemes allow City Councillors to make small changes to their areas to improve the safety of highways and the quality of the local environment.

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Councillors call on Labour to find a residents' parking solution that works for all

The formal consultation about the proposed Benson North has now ended.  55% of respondents to the consultation were in favour of residents’ parking proposals, so the County Council has a mandate to continue to implement them.

The statutory consultation is the final stage before the scheme is implemented, and this will be open until 27th August.  The scheme will then be taken to the Cambridge City Joint Area Committee in October.  Cheney sits on this Committee, so will be in touch when the agenda is published to ensure residents who wish to speak can do so.

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Disappointing compromise for Histon Road

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The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) has outlined its programme of roadworks for improving Histon Road. This will involve total closure of almost all of Histon Road to southbound vehicles for 18 months starting this coming winter. Vehicles will still be able to travel north along Histon Road and cyclists and pedestrians will be able to go in both directions. 

 

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