Lib Dems Call for King's Parade Barrier Rethink

Cambridge Lib Dems have called on the City Council to reconsider urgently its plan to install a barrier across King's Parade. The proposed installation, due to take place this autumn, would lead to loss of disabled parking spaces in the city centre and a substantially narrowed route of access for cycle traffic outside of peak hours.

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West Chesterton Parking: combined scheme more survey results

Here is more detailed street by street breakdowns of answers to my informal survey on parking controls, as well as other results from the survey.

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Cheney & Greg seek improvements for Huntingdon Road zebra crossing

Local Councillors Cheney and Greg are working to improve our area through the Local Highways Improvement Programme and Environmental Improvement Programme.

These schemes allow City Councillors to make small changes to their areas to improve the safety of highways and the quality of the local environment.


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Councillors call on Labour to find a residents' parking solution that works for all

The formal consultation about the proposed Benson North has now ended.  55% of respondents to the consultation were in favour of residents’ parking proposals, so the County Council has a mandate to continue to implement them.

The statutory consultation is the final stage before the scheme is implemented, and this will be open until 27th August.  The scheme will then be taken to the Cambridge City Joint Area Committee in October.  Cheney sits on this Committee, so will be in touch when the agenda is published to ensure residents who wish to speak can do so.

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Disappointing compromise for Histon Road



The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) has outlined its programme of roadworks for improving Histon Road. This will involve total closure of almost all of Histon Road to southbound vehicles for 18 months starting this coming winter. Vehicles will still be able to travel north along Histon Road and cyclists and pedestrians will be able to go in both directions. 


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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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