Cambridge News

Councillor Peter Roberts, the Labour run City Council’s Executive Councillor for Environmental Services and the City Centre, has welcomed the news that Cambridge has been awarded £426,000 from the Department of Transport to install new dedicated electric charging points for taxis.  

Environment Chief Welcomes City’s Success in New Funding for Electric Charging Points for Taxis

Councillor Peter Roberts, the Labour run City Council’s Executive Councillor for Environmental Services and the City Centre, has welcomed the news that Cambridge has been awarded £426,000 from the Department... Read more

Councillor Jocelynne Scutt, Labour's County Councillor for West Chesterton, who has been campaigning with residents Kelley Green and Elisa Meschini against the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) proposals to relocate the Out of Hours Service from Union Lane Chesterton, has said that the measures proposed to lessen the impact are inadequate and hastily cobbled together.. She called on the CCG Board to reject the proposals when they meet to consider them in Chatteris.

Leading County Councillor says CCG proposals to help those affected by plans to move the Out of Hours GP service are Inadequate and Hastily Cobbled Together

Councillor Jocelynne Scutt, Labour's County Councillor for West Chesterton, who has been campaigning with residents Kelley Green and Elisa Meschini against the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) proposals to relocate the... Read more

Campaigners against the controversial plans from the Cambridgeshire Clinical Commissioning Group have vowed to continue the fight after the County Health Committee approved the plans at a ‘bizarre’ meeting. Since the meeting, Healthwatch, a health and social care champion with statutory powers, has recommended a re-think on the proposals and raised similar concerns about the consultation to those raised by the campaigners.

Campaigners against the CCG plans to move the Chesterton Out of Hours Service Vow to Fight on after County Health Committee approves Plans

Campaigners against the controversial plans from the Cambridgeshire Clinical Commissioning Group have vowed to continue the fight after the County Health Committee approved the plans at a ‘bizarre’ meeting. Since... Read more

Councillor Kevin Price, Deputy Leader of Cambridge City Council and Labour's candidate for the May Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Mayoral elections, has said that the visit by Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, was a missed opportunity to talk about the important issues facing the whole area including all the different councils and shouldn't have been used as a partisan party political event.

Labour's Mayoral Candidate says Wrong for the Devolution Deal Signing Event to be used as Political Stunt

Councillor Kevin Price, Deputy Leader of Cambridge City Council and Labour's candidate for the May Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Mayoral elections, has said that the visit by Sajid Javid, the Secretary... Read more

Campaigners against the threat from the Cambridgeshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to close the Out of Hours GP surgery in Chesterton, and relocate the service to Addenbrookes, are took the fight to the County Council when its Health Committee met to hear a report from the CCG on the plans.

Campaigners against CCG Proposals to relocate Chesterton's Out of Hours GP Service take Fight to County Council

Campaigners against the threat from the Cambridgeshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to close the Out of Hours GP surgery in Chesterton, and relocate the service to Addenbrookes, are took the... Read more

Leading Labour councillors in Abbey Ward have called for Grosvenor to rethink its strategy to cope with the additional traffic demands from their plans to redevelop the Cambridge United football stadium in Newmarket Road.

Abbey Councillors Call for Transport Plan Rethink on Stadium Proposal

Leading Labour councillors in Abbey Ward have called for Grosvenor to rethink its strategy to cope with the additional traffic demands from their plans to redevelop the Cambridge United football... Read more

Labour Councillors in Cambridge responded immediately to news that Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee deferred plans for parking consultations in 20 out of 26 proposed consultation areas across Cambridge, to await a strategy and impacts assessment by the County Council and with dates yet to be set for the promised consultations.

Labour Councillors Call for Residents Parking Consultations to Proceed across Cambridge without Delay

Labour Councillors in Cambridge responded immediately to news that Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee deferred plans for parking consultations in 20 out of 26 proposed consultation areas... Read more

 Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, visited Cambridge on Saturday to help launch the campaign for Labour's candidate for the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Mayor, Cllr Kevin Price, ahead of the election in May.                  

Jeremy Corbyn visited the Water Lane council housing development in Cambridge delivered by the Labour-run City Council, of which Kevin Price is the Deputy Leader and Executive Councillor for Housing. He then addressed Labour Party members and activists to launch Labour's campaign for the Mayoral and County Council elections in May.

Jeremy Corbyn joins Councillor Kevin Price to launch Labour’s Mayoral campaign

 Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, visited Cambridge on Saturday to help launch the campaign for Labour's candidate for the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Mayor, Cllr Kevin Price, ahead... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP attended Sleep Easy in support of participants who spent one night sleeping rough to raise awareness of the hardship endured by homeless young people and raise funds for YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

Daniel Zeichner got involved in the event in Cambridge as part of the first ever national YMCA Sleep Easy Week which saw YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough join forces with 14 other local YMCAs across the country to raise awareness of youth homelessness.

Daniel Zeichner MP to attend Sleep Easy in support of YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Daniel Zeichner MP attended Sleep Easy in support of participants who spent one night sleeping rough to raise awareness of the hardship endured by homeless young people and raise funds... Read more

Labour leaders on Cambridge City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council have reacted to news that the government may have signed a 'sweetheart' deal for the Conservative run Surrey Council to call off the controversial referendum Surrey had planned for a 15% council tax increase to plug the hole in its social care budget.   The deal was revealed in Prime Minister's Question Time yesterday (8 February) when Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn read out texts which the Leader of Surrey County Council, David Hodge, had sent to the Labour Leader of Newcastle Council rather than to a DCLG official.

Labour Leaders Say Surrey’s ‘Sweetheart Deal’ wrong as Cambridgeshire Social Care Budget Starved for Cash

Labour leaders on Cambridge City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council have reacted to news that the government may have signed a 'sweetheart' deal for the Conservative run Surrey Council to... Read more

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