Council Update: What we have been doing since May

Faulty arithmetic compounds ‘out of control’ complaints at City Council

Lib Dems demand action as complaints reach 10 year high.

key_complaints3.jpgReports released this week show that Cambridge City Council saw an alarming 66% increase in the number of complaints last year, with deterioration across almost all services. This is the 5th year running in which complaints have increased, with a rise reported every year since the Labour party took control of the Council in 2014.

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Chesterton Road planning application call in -19/0981/FUL

I've "called in" planning application 19/0981/FUL .  Calling in is the process by which a local Councillor can insist that a planning application decision is made at committee rather than by an individual officer under delegated powers.

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City Centre Councillors Meet with Police

Representing the city centre as Councillors brings with it a complex set of issues relating to antisocial behaviour, the nighttime economy and criminal activities. Having always enjoyed strong relationships with our neighbourhood police force through biannual reports at the West Central Area Committee, we have taken this further by arranging additional regular face-to-face briefings.

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West Chesterton Parking: combined scheme initial survey results


These are the results of the citizens on for the initial results of the parking survey ( ) I'm reporting back initial results as of the time of writing.

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Councillors Bid for Local Improvement Grants

Working with residents, your local Lib Dem councillors have recently submitted various bids to the County Council and City Council to bring forward projects which would make our area even better.

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Lib Dems call for Remain to Stand United


Lib Dem city councillor Jamie Dalzell used his speech to the Defend Democracy rally to call for a Government of National Unity to remove Boris Johnson from power.

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Chesterton Local highways bids - five progressed


As noted in a previous blog post I had to select five top bids to progress to the next stage of the LHI process.  I'm going to explain which ones I've selected, and some reasons for those as well as the ones I didn't progress.

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Sewage Works Development Update - the NECAAP forum

As residents will hopefully be aware, the Councils are in the process of preparing for the potential development of around ~7000 homes on the current site of the sewage works near to Cambridge North.

How wil this happen?  How will decisions about the shaping of this take place?


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West Chesterton parking upate 2019-08-17

Further to my last update on parking controls in West Chesterton this is a further update.

My intention is to ask residents of the chesterton triangle area and hurst park areas if they are willing to go ahead to ask the Ascham area if it will expand to be one large scheme covering all three areas.

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