Local Labour councillors work hard for the local community, listening to residents’ concerns and pushing for improvements to the local area.

Here are three ways Abbey Labour councillors are delivering positive outcomes for residents on Meadowlands Road, the Homing, the Westering, Sunnyside and Mansfield Way.

  1. Successfully working with residents to move the radar.

Abbey Labour councillors worked closely with local residents on the successful campaign to move Marshall’s radar tower due to the visual impact and effects on local residents. The independent review initiated after councillors and residents objected to the radar’s placement and called on Marshall to find a new location concluded that the radar would be better situated in another area to the west corner of the airport site.

It’s essential that residents and the planning authority are properly consulted about the new proposed location. This transparency will be key to helping prevent negative impacts and rebuilding trust between Marshall and the community.

  1. Fixing the footpaths. 

Before lockdown, a large number of residents signed a petition initiated by Abbey Labour councillors calling on the Cambridgeshire County Council to resurface the footpaths in the area. As a result of the campaign, the footpaths have been entirely resurfaced, making the area much safer for pedestrians and wheelchair users.

  1. Bidding for funding to improve street lighting.

Many residents have mentioned that the Homing, the Westering, and Sunnyside are very dark at night and that more streetlights are needed. That’s why we’ve applied for funding from the County Council for more streetlights in the area. The bid was presented to a panel of the County Council on the 10th of February, and we will hear the outcome likely at the end of March.

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