At the next City Council election, Petersfield will grow – that is, more streets and areas of Cambridge will become part of the ward.
Specifically, areas around Cambridge station, Mill Park, Brooklands Avenue, Aberdeen Avenue and Glenalmond Avenue will become part of Petersfield ward. St Paul’s Walk and Cambridge Place move to Market ward. Meanwhile, St Matthew’s Gardens and some parts of York Street, in the north of the ward, will become part of Abbey ward. These changes are due to Boundary Commission changes to the ward boundaries in Cambridge to make them all more equal in terms of their number of electors.
The boundaries of the Petersfield division of Cambridgeshire County Council (currently represented by Labour councillor Linda Jones) will not change, however. This larger electoral region already contains the areas around Aberdeen Avenue, Glenalmond Avenue, Mill Park and the station that are moving into the city council ward. It also includes the areas immediately north of the Botanic Garden such as Norwich Street and Bateman Street. These streets are currently part of Trumpington city council ward, and will become part of Market ward.
Petersfield’s Labour councillors have for some time been dealing with residents’ issues in the new areas of Petersfield. This work has included sorting out issues of anti-social behaviour in the Mill Park area, responding to planning issues concerning the Flying Pig pub, and support for local highways improvements on Brooklands Avenue.
At the next local election, you will have the opportunity to vote for both City and County councillors, as well as for the Police and Crime Commissioner and Combined Authority Mayor.
Your current Labour councillors and MP can be contacted at the details on this website.
The map below details how parts of the present Trumpington city council ward move into Petersfield, and other parts into the neighbouring Market ward.