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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Chesterton Local highways bids 2019

This year the local highways process is slightly different, in that a cap of 5 bids per division has been placed.  The local County Councillor, me in the Chesterton case, has to rank the top five to go to the next stage of the process.  Read on to find out what bids have come in for Chesterton.

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Large funeral - 29th July @ 1pm

We've been alerted there is a large funeral St Andrew's Church on Monday 29 July at 1pm.  Alternative arrangements that Cllr Ian Manning put in place for traffic on St Andrew's Road to exit via the VIE estate will be in place.

Cambridge Liberal Democrats welcome Jo Swinson as Party Leader


Cambridge Liberal Democrats have welcomed the election of Jo Swinson, the MP for East Dunbartonshire, as the Leader of the Liberal Democrats.  Jo won the leadership election this afternoon, receiving 47,997 votes.

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