Liberal Democrats are renewing their call on the City Council to address ‘period poverty’ in Cambridge, following the news that the National Health Service has decided to recognise the issue for people staying hospital.
How much better could Elizabeth Way & Chesterton Road be? How much greener? How much safer?
...and how would you do it?
PUBLIC DROP IN MEETING: 27th February 1800 – 2000, The Waterman, rear shed
This is an update on where we are with resident parking plans for the Chesterton Triangle area, and the idea of a possible merger with the Ascham area.
Further to https://www.cambridgelibdems.org.uk/whitworth_house_closure_update_1 , the County Council has relased a "breifing note" for Councillors about housing related support in general, part of which addresses the Whitworth House Closure. I'm publishing it in full here, but am still chasing the actual detail of the report mentioned that led to the removal of the funding for Whitworth - when it's stated that Whitworth didn't provide best value:
What is the detail that led to this calculation?
What consultation was done with Whitworth?
Further, the fact is that we may be in a situation where Orwell moves out of Cambridgeshire, so I've written to them to ask their intentions.
A full presentation for Councillors has been arranged soon, so please do contact me if you've any further specific questions you'd like addressed.
Major works are planned to replace the damaged bridge expansion joints to Elizabeth Bridge on Elizabeth Way, Cambridge over the River Cam.
In December 2018, I became a British citizen by naturalisation, and in so doing have also finally become a European Union citizen after living here (in the EU and the UK) for over 10 years.
Both Cllr Jamie Dalzell and I (Cllr Ian Manning ) are working to respond to this: https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/whitworth-house-saved-my-life-now-they-want-to-close-it-9061552/
This is a a decision driven by County Council cuts, but primarily by the results of a report into provision of this and similar types.
This report was produced based partly on the St Bail's pathway concept - https://stbasils.org.uk/how-we-help/ .
I've asked for a copy of the report, and for what consultation was done with Whitworth and/or Orwell over this.
Liberal Democrats have today published their budget proposals for Cambridge City Council, calling for cleaner, greener and fairer policies and claiming that, with Labour having their chance to run something locally, their walk is falling short of their talk.
An update you on progress on parking schemes in West Chesterton; this covers:
- the Hurst Park Area (Hurst Park Avenue, Highfield, Orchard, Leys Road & Avenue, Arbury Road, Mulberry Close & Highworth Avenue) - in the County Chesterton division so under County Councillor Ian Manning's remit
- the "Chesterton Triangle" (Springfield Road to Hawthorn Way and those streets inbetween (ie Herbert, George, Chesterton Hall Crescent) - in the County Chesterton division so under County Councillor Ian Manning's remit
- The Ascham area - outside the County Chesterton division
- The Victoria road area - outside the County Chesterton division
The latter two were subject to decisions to go ahead with schemes we do not believe are adequate at the CJAC meeting of 2018-11-27.
The authors of a major local report on rough sleeping and street life issues have re-issued their call for action to unite the city to reduce the numbers of people sleeping and begging on the city’s streets.