Lib Dems welcome recommendation for continued funding for Whitworth house

Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats are welcoming a paper published today that recommends continuing funding for Chesterton’s Whitworth House for at least a further 18 months.

Cllr Ian Manning, who worked with the County, the provider Orwell Housing, as well as volunteer representatives from the Whitworth Trust and local women’s groups, welcomed the news: 

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City Lib Dems celebrate great night at the polls

Liberal Democrats in Cambridge are celebrating after a great night.  With four new councillors and an increased share of the vote, Cambridge Lib Dems are determined to keep working for a city that delivers for all its residents.

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Chesterton Triangle, Ascham & Hurst Park area: parking update

This is an update on seperate proposed or to be implemented parking schemes covering the following areas:

Chesterton Triangle (Springfield Road to Hawthorn Way and those streets inbetween (ie Herbert, George, Chesterton Hall Crescent)

Ascham area

Hurst Park area (Hurst Park Avenue, Highfield, Orchard, Leys Road & Avenue, Arbury Road (lower half), Mulberry Close & Highworth Avenue)

I've also included links to the history, please hit Read More... 

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Level Crossing Smash Shows Need For Action

Last night (April 10th) a van smashed through the closed level crossing barriers on Fen Road while trying to escape from police.  It is fortunate that trains were able to stop or the consequences could have been much worse.  The smash again cut off people living beyond the level crossing and shows the need for a long term solution to improve access to this area so this dangerous level crossing can be closed.  Please sign our petition!

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LIB DEMS LAUNCH LOCAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN

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Cambridge Liberal Democrats have launched their campaign for the local elections on May 2nd with a bold plan for a Cleaner, Greener, Fairer Cambridge.

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Whitworth house closure - update 4

After tonight's meeting I wanted to provide further updates on the situation with whitworth house.

The headline is that a small group, consisting of myself, Whitworth Trust volunteers, women's support workers, Orwell officers and the Castle County Councillor, will get together to try and provide more evidence to support the case for Whitworth House being retained. 

If anyone is willing to help with my work on this, please contact me.

This was something I suggested, having idenitfied the paper goign to be committee will be finalised within approximately the next couple of weeks.  There are wider questions here, but this is the immediate challenge facing us.

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Whitworth house closure - update 3

There is some good news but still uncertainty after a meeting held on 2019-02-14 with a follow up planned this week.

I (Cllr Ian Manning) met with officers from Orwell Housing, The County Council, the Whitworth Trust (the charity that supports the house) and women's groups on 2019-02-14.  Whilst it was a private meeting with no agreement to publish minutes, I want to update interested residents on what came out of it and follow up since.

I made sure we got timescales, actions, and a follow up meeting to ensure we have a chance of saving the service.

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CAMPAIGNERS CELEBRATE AS SHOP MOBILITY CHARGES FINALLY GO

Shop Mobility will today become a free service to disabled and less mobile people after a year when charges imposed by Labour-run Cambridge City Council sent usage into free-fall.

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LIB DEMS SELECT LOCAL TEAM FOR TRUMPINGTON

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.

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Why our Highways haven't been invested in properly

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/


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