Lib Dems celebrate affordable housing for local keyworkers

Thanks to the work of Liberal Democrat councillors, Queen Edith’s has today set an important precedent in how we build sustainable communities by prioritising a proportion of affordable housing for qualifying people with a local work or family connection.

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Campaign for local keyworker housing set to be decided

Liberal Democrat councillors are set to find out if their campaign for local keyworker housing is successful when outline planning permission for the GB1 housing development in Queen Edith’s is considered by the planning committee on Wednesday 3rd February.

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Petersfield Lib Dems oppose St Matthew's Piece development

Petersfield Liberal Democrats are adding their voice to opposition to the new development planned for St Matthew's Piece.

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Cambridge Lib Dems win water conservation scheme approval

Cambridge City Liberal Democrats are celebrating the first successful opposition amendment to the City Council's housing budget in over a decade. 

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Lib Dems propose Council action on water conservation

Cambridge City Council's Liberal Democrat opposition have proposed measures aimed at reducing water consumption across the city’s 7000 council homes in their amendment to next year’s housing budget.

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Cambridge Market set to re-open

Cambridge Liberal Democrats were delighted to learn about Cambridge City Council's aim to reopen Cambridge market on Monday 18th January.

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Lib Dems call special council meeting in bid to re-open market

Liberal Democrat city councillors are to take unusual steps to secure the re-opening of Cambridge market.

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Cambridge Market: End 'dither and delay'

Lib Dem opposition councillors have criticised the delays and confusion created by Labour councillors who have doubled-down on their decision to shut Cambridge's open-air market, despite new national lockdown guidelines clearly specifying that outdoor market stalls selling essential supplies can continue to trade. The opposition group remains concerned that the prolonged closure is forcing vulnerable people into indoor shops for their essential supplies.

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Cambridge Lib Dems question market closure decision

Lib Dem city councillors have questioned the Council's plan to close Cambridge's market, after the snap decision was taken without consultation with traders or councillors on Wednesday.

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Fighting Bike Theft

The Trumpington Team Helped Local Residents To Register Their Bikes

One stolen bike may not look like a big deal (if it's not yours), but thousands of stolen bikes are organised crime. As Trumpington resident James Hems writes in the Winter Edition of Camcycle Magazine (pages 30-33), approximately 9000 bikes are stolen in Cambridge every year - 25 bikes per day! This is four times the national average, and twice as many as in Oxford. Only about 5 % of bike theft victims are reunited with their bikes - but this number could be significantly higher if more people registered their bikes. Importantly, this could also lead the police to the gang leaders who organise bike theft on a grand scale. Knowing that bikes in a certain area are registered may also put thieves off in the first place.

The Trumpington team raised awareness of this issue and helped local Trumpington residents to register their bikes in an event at Trumpington Meadows on December 19th. The organisers Olaf Hauk and Philippa Slatter as well as their team members got their hands dirty and turned a number of bikes upside down in order to find their registration numbers. Many passers-by were given more information on why and how to register their bikes and were pointed to the useful tips in the Camcyle article mentioned above. If this becomes common practice in the community, then the message to bike thieves is very clear: There is nothing for you to do in Trumpington!

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