I’m Katie Thornburrow. I’ve lived in Cambridge for over thirty years, many of them in Trumpington, working as an architect with my own practice in central Cambridge, specialising in sustainability and the care of older buildings. I’ve also been involved in building social housing in Cambridge, and know how important it is to get it right.
I believe in sharing my expertise, and have taught architecture for adult education classes at Long Road and helped teach design skills at six primary schools, as well as taking school students on work experience in my office. I also helped the local Buddhist Centre improve their facilities.
I’m very concerned about how we get good, nutritious food and the importance of the food supply system, and I’m a member of Cambridge Sustainable Food which campaigns on these issues. There are too few places for people to shop for affordable food in Trumpington, and it’s one of the issues I’ll take up if elected. I also know that when the traffic is bad, it can really make your life difficult, and I’ll work hard to fix the congestion and transport issues that Trumpington faces.
Why I’m running
Cambridge has a Labour-run City Council that is already doing an enormous amount for the people of Cambridge, and I believe I can be an effective advocate for our local community.
I want to be a new voice campaigning for the small businesses and our small centre, for improving public transport, supporting local shops and businesses, and building a thriving community.
Trumpington is a fast-growing part of Cambridge and over the years I’ve lived in the area I’ve seen it transformed, with new estates, new offices and many new people. The process isn’t over yet, and local residents need an effective voice speaking out for them in the City Council.
Throughout my career I’ve learned to listen carefully to people to ensure they get what they need from their homes, and I’ve also learned to deal with the planning system – something that every councillor needs to do.
Running my own business for many years means I understand the pressures that small and medium sized businesses face, and my years as a working parent with young children mean I know about juggling priorities, an important skill for any councillor.
Get in Touch
If you have any issues, want to know more about me or want to help out with my campaign, I'd like to hear from you. Please get in touch by the following:
Telephone: 07480 246939
Post: The Trumpington Labour Team, FREEPOST 9653, Alex Wood Hall, Norfolk St, Cambridge CB1 2LD