Parking Charges Update - Success!

On Tuesday the County Council's Highways committee considered four parking issues (click on the link for the report):  

  • the ending of the parking charge at the Park & Ride sites
  • on-street parking charges
  • residents' parking scheme permit charges for both residents' permits and visitors' permits
  • a plan to develop more residents' parking schemes in the city

Up to this point Labour and Conservative Councillors had been pushing upping permit charges and pushing parking schemes, with Lib Dem Councillors more cautions on both fronts, and objecting in principle to the stratospheric 88% rise in visitor permits.

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Woodhead Drive Play Equipment

Missing swing at Woodhead Drive

After speaking to residents of the Woodhead Drive and Gladeside area last week, it was brought to my attention that the play area between Woodhead Drive and Gladeside is currently missing some swings.

I have contacted the relevant officer at the City Council, and am pleased to inform you that replacement swings are on the way, and should be installed within the next 3 months.

Fen Road update 2017-11-25

Further to previous posts, I wanted to provide an update on issues along Fen Road for residents.

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A problem solved: ticketing made clearer

Further to and a number of emails with customer services at Abelio, I'm really pleased to say that significant improvements have been made to the ticket terminals.

The in station booths now warn you when selecting Greater Anglia tickets with a pop up and are clearly marked.

Unfortunately, Network Rail's journey planner doesn't make it clear, something I've taken up with them.

Police restructure

We've received the attached letter from the Police and Crime Commissioner's office about changes to Policing.


Victoria Road Parking zone

Recently I (Chesterton Cllr Ian Manning) became aware that residents nearby were to have parking restrictions – but that their Labour Councillor hadn’t asked them. I put a stop to this as the area came within my Chesterton County division.

 Separately, Labour Councillors have marked your area to get restrictions: so our activist Jamie Dalzell is really keen to check you are aware, and aware of what form they will take.


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Triangle / North Milton Road parking updates

Further to the work I've done with residents (including 3 meetings, 2 complete letter drops of the estate and a survey) I'm pleased to announce there is progress on the proposals for parking restrictions that Labour Councillors were keen to push through.

I hope residents agree that I have ensured that they've been listened to and have worked with them to achieve a sensible way forward.


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Fen Road Problems Update

EDIT:  2018-01-19:  update here:

EDIT 2017-12-03:  latest update here:

Residents will have seen a number of serious issues around Fen Road in the last 2 months.  Councillor Manning is trying to work with residents and authorities to put a plan in place to improve things.

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Chesterton Triangle area parking survey live

After correcting mistakes in the process around parking controls North of Milton Road, the North team are turning their attention to checking residents in the triangle area know what could be facing them.  The survey is here:


Anger as Labour Councillors support 88% increase in visitor parking charge

There has been an angry reaction to Labour councillors’ support for the county council’s proposed 88% price increase on visitor parking permits used within Cambridge’s 16 residents’ parking zones. The council expects to issue around 130,000 of these permits next year.


At the Cambridge Joint Area Committee yesterday (Tuesday 24th October), five Labour councillors spoke in support of the county council’s proposals to increase the charge from £1.60 to £3. The move was opposed by all four Liberal Democrat committee members. 

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