Cambridge News

Residents and Labour East Chesterton City Councillors Gerri Bird and Margery Abbott were at the bus stop in Fairbairn Road this morning to catch the 0934 bus which was the first stop for the new 117 Whippet Coaches bus service to the City Centre from East Chesterton.  A petition to save the service had been signed by hundreds of East Chesterton residents in December and supported by Cambridge's MP, Daniel Zeichner, following the news that Stagecoach were withdrawing their own service from the Fen Road area.

It's All Aboard the new 117 Bus Service from East Chesterton

Residents and Labour East Chesterton City Councillors Gerri Bird and Margery Abbott were at the bus stop in Fairbairn Road this morning to catch the 0934 bus which was the... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP joined local campaigners outside the Guildhall on Market Square to take a stand against the politics of hate and racism.

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Daniel Zeichner MP: "Let's build bridges not walls"

Daniel Zeichner MP joined local campaigners outside the Guildhall on Market Square to take a stand against the politics of hate and racism. Read more

Labour Councillors from across the north of the city have reacted to the news that Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group will start a public consultation on 23rd January about the possible closure of the Chesterton Out of Hours service in Union Lane, Chesterton and its relocation to the Addenbrookes site in Queen Ediths.

Councillors say CCG must think again on proposal to move Chesterton Out of Hours Service to Addenbrookes

Labour Councillors from across the north of the city have reacted to the news that Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group will start a public consultation on 23rd January about... Read more

Angry residents have been complaining to East Chesterton's Labour City Councillor, Gerri Bird, that a £285,000 road scheme in Fen Road.has made antisocial driving there worse.  The scheme was put in by Cambridgeshire County Council and was said to be for traffic calming, cycling and walking improvements but residents claim that the speed of cars has actually increased.

Shock as New Traffic Calming Scheme in Fen Road makes Anti Social Driving worse

Angry residents have been complaining to East Chesterton's Labour City Councillor, Gerri Bird, that a £285,000 road scheme in Fen Road.has made antisocial driving there worse.  The scheme was put... Read more

Councillor Jocelynne Scutt, County Councillor for West Chesterton in Cambridge, has spoken out against reports that the government plans to introduce Voter ID at polling stations for the elections in May 2017. The government is expected to announce in the New Year that it has accepted most of the detailed proposals in a report by Sir Eric Pickles in August 2016 which he claimed would address voter fraud. Requiring people to show ID in the form of a passport, driving licence or utility bill at the polling station is expected to be at the heart of the proposals with pilots rolled out across the country for May 2017.

Councillor says Government Proposals for Voter ID at polling stations will push many into an Electoral Black Hole

Councillor Jocelynne Scutt, County Councillor for West Chesterton in Cambridge, has spoken out against reports that the government plans to introduce Voter ID at polling stations for the elections in... Read more

Councillor Anna Smith, the City's Executive Councillor for Streets and Open Spaces, joined Cambridge City Council's Enforcement Team to highlight the current flytipping campaign. As part of her shift, Councillor Smith visited a public recycling centre in Newmarket Road where a range of trade and non-recyclable household waste had been dumped.

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City Streets' Chief Reminds Residents not to Dump Rubbish at Christmas

Councillor Anna Smith, the City's Executive Councillor for Streets and Open Spaces, joined Cambridge City Council's Enforcement Team to highlight the current flytipping campaign. As part of her shift, Councillor... Read more

Councillor Lewis Herbert, Leader of the Labour run Cambridge City Council, has spoken out after Communities Secretary Sajid David confirmed changes to New Home Bonus (NHB), which are expected to save £240 m, which will then be diverted to councils (like Cambridgeshire County Council) to be spent on adult social care. NHB is paid to councils to compensate them for delivering new homes.

City Leader's Warning Over Risk to City's Growth from Diverting New Homes Bonus

Councillor Lewis Herbert, Leader of the Labour run Cambridge City Council, has spoken out after Communities Secretary Sajid David confirmed changes to New Home Bonus (NHB), which are expected to... Read more

The Chairman of the Greater Cambridge City Deal Board has today underlined his commitment to listening to the public response on peak-time congestion control points.

Work is currently underway to assess the public response to an eight-point plan to tackle congestion in the city, including the concept of six virtual road closures on key routes to manage traffic.

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Cllr Herbert, leader of Cambridge City Council said: “Along with other Board members, I am immensely grateful to all the respondents who have provided a wealth of insight and information about how we can best tackle traffic congestion in Cambridge, and have responded in detail on the consultation that closed ten days ago.
"From what I have read and heard so far in responses to the consultation one aspect, the proposal for the six Control Points, has serious problems given the evidence on the scale of its negative impacts on city businesses and residents, and at this stage I am unconvinced that it is viable.

"I know that other Board members have also been considering these issues and share the view that that the proposed scheme for six Peak-time Congestion Control Points (PCCPs) needs full review.

"This will be part of the next stage once the City Deal has completed the assessment of all the 9000 returned surveys and over 1000 more detailed responses and prepared an initial report for the Board and Assembly, learning from the consultation responses.


"The officer team will then consider all the evidence, evaluate and work up further proposals for demand management to address growing peak-time central city congestion.

"Only by removing avoidable peak vehicle journeys can we restore bus reliability, cut massive journey delays for travellers, and end the wider damage to the quality of life of both residents and travellers and the risk to city's current and future prosperity.

"It is heartening that there is clear and strong community support for this and tackling congestion and a recognition that a far higher percentage of journeys need to be non-car. And the eventual solutions need to be acceptable to the wider community, while recognising that no solution is going to be universally popular.

"Once work on the updated proposals and any additional options has been completed, I am also committed to ensuring that the City Deal again seeks the views of residents, commuters (including bus passengers), businesses, stakeholders and the City Deal Assembly before any final decisions."

Labour says no to Peak-time Congestion Control Points

The Chairman of the Greater Cambridge City Deal Board has today underlined his commitment to listening to the public response on peak-time congestion control points. Work is currently underway to...

Cambridge residents will come together to discuss the implications of the Brexit vote on the environment.

A special public meeting has been organised by Daniel Zeichner MP. The free event will be held from 7pm – 8.15pm on Friday 16 September at Cambridge Rugby Club, Granchester Road, Cambridge, CB3 9ED

Due to the need to plan capacity, the event will be ticketed but it is open to anyone who would like to attend. Places can be reserved at:www.danielzeichner.co.uk/brexitenvironment.

Speakers are set to include Fiona Harvey, an award winning Guardian Environmental Journalist, Martin Garratt from Cambridge CleanTech and Kerry McCarthy MP, Former Shadow Environment Secretary.

Many of the laws and regulations that protect nature come from the EU. Some have been incorporated into UK law, but after Brexit they could be repealed.  Other regulations only exist as EU directives and could end abruptly.

Daniel Zeichner MP said: “I don’t think when people cast their votes many were thinking about bees, the birds in their gardens, air pollution and our rivers. Yet the outcome of the referendum will have profound impacts on our environment.

Many people are talking about “red lines” after Brexit, I think it is time to demand some “green lines” from the Government.” 

PUBLIC MEETING: What does Brexit mean for the Environment?

Cambridge residents will come together to discuss the implications of the Brexit vote on the environment. A special public meeting has been organised by Daniel Zeichner MP. The free event will be held...

Plans are being drawn up that could see radical cuts to NHS services.

According to the available documents, by 2021, the NHS in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is projected to be £250m short of the funds it needs to balance its books while maintaining the same level of care for patients. 

Planned cuts to NHS

Plans are being drawn up that could see radical cuts to NHS services. According to the available documents, by 2021, the NHS in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is projected to be... Read more

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