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!
I'm posting this as a few queries have come in recently, and although we did feature this in newsletter update, thought it worth adding another post here.
As you'll be aware there is a City Deal project to bring in parking controls across Cambridge City. We alerted people to this last year https://www.cambridgelibdems.org.uk/east_chesterton_parking_further_notes .
After consultation online and on the doorstep, there was clearly no desire overall to bring in controls, so we've decided to not consider them further for now. The only reason for saying "for now" is that other nearby areas are progressing, so we may want to reassess if there is a knock on effect of displacement parking.
Latest update: Arbury Road likely to be closed until Friday 2019-01-18 - three way temporary lights will go in at the Milton Road junction from today/tomorrow and crews are working overnight to fix the leak.
I've asked for some analysis to be done on the effect of traffic elsewhere in the City on the closure.
The County Council publishes a highlights newsletter each month, this is the latest - please bear in mind this is the County's own view, not mine or a Liberal Democrat view on the Conservative-led Council!
Apologies for the delay in getting this survey live, due to my illness. The survey can now be found here:
Liberal Democrat Councillors have judged the latest City Deal’s Milton Road proposals as “Close, but oh so far”.
“It’s right we recognise the huge strides forward the project has taken under the project manager appointed last year” said Cllr Ian Manning “but there are still fundamental flaws in the proposals that must be fixed before the project can progress.”.
The Lib Dems have identified the following headline issues:
- Junction design that favours road widths over safety and convenience of pedestrians and cyclists.
- Confusing forward stop lines that will stop the Copenhagen style crossings working properly.
- Imaginative design concepts around the library area, which came out of resident workshops, seem to have been totally forgotten.
- There’s still no guarantee the beautiful tree line will be replaced with the same quality as is there now.
- With the aim of getting buses to Mitcham’s Corner more quickly, we still don’t have a convincing explanation for how this will integrate with potential changes to the gyratory system
Newly elected Cllr Jamie Dalzell said: “I’m worried that, with Mayor Palmer’s pressure for delivery over quality, we’re getting less than the full picture here. There are many unanswered questions, and a disappointingly large amount of shared use pedestrian/cycle path, which are dangerous for both groups.”
Read on for more detailed comments from the team:Read more
I've submitted the following written question to the next meeting of the County Council:
In September, it was reported that some Councils have been developing profiling for at risk residents and/or families:https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/16/councils-use-377000-peoples-data-in-efforts-to-predict-child-abuseHas the County Council any plan now or in the future to do this?
The County Council publishes a newsletter once a month, the latest can be found at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKCAMBSCC/bulletins/20cf3ba
Remember this is produced by the County itself, it is not a Liberal Democrat view on issues.
The City Deal is pressing ahead with its proposals for residents' parking in East Chesterton. This means marked bays on the road in which residents and visitors will need to buy permits to park. To find out what's proposed in your street we've made the plans available by street.Read more
After many months of campaigning by residents and the local school, the Greater Cambridge Partnership (City Deal) has agreed to think again on its plans for dangerous advisory cycle lanes on Nuffield Road.