The North Area includes Arbury, East and West Chesterton, and Kings Hedges, and has an active Lib Dem team. See our blog below for what we've been doing for your area recently!
This blog post attempts to update residents on the status of residents’ parking across West Chesterton and East Chesterton.
There is an added level of complexity because the County Divisions do not match the City ones. There is a Chesterton Division at County level, but West and East Chesterton Wards at City. This is important from an accountability perspective, as residents’ parking is a County matter. I’ve tried to note in each area update which Division (County) and Ward (City) it is in.
Please read on for a summary of the main areas, and a lot of detail on the work that has been done since 2017 to find workable solutions.Read more
I took a walk around the division with a highways officer, to discuss a list of issues with him, partly based on my own observation and partly that residents have raised with mme (including both East and West Chesterton as it's too complicated to explain the boundaries!). I've written up a list of actions I've taken...Read more
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:Read more
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)
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...Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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/
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.Read more