City Councillor for East Chesterton Ward

Gerri Bird - City Councillor for East Chesterton Ward
Contact Gerri Bird
  • 5 Grieve Court, Cambridge, CB4 1FR
  • 01223 425595
  • gerri.bird@cambridge.gov.uk

Gerri has lived in East Chesterton for 27 years, and knows the area like the back of her hand. She remains as committed to fighting for local residents as ever.

Gerri’s major priorities are to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime and improve the cleanliness of our area.

Gerri says, “I regularly meet with the people in order to make East Chesterton a safer place to live, and am particularly keen to tackle the problems with dangerous driving and other reckless behaviour around the Fen Road area. I recently was successful in getting CCTV installed to help tackle the problem, and I will continue to co-operate closely with concerned residents and local police to stamp out these problems.”

“I have recently toured the area with City Council officers pointing out litter and grime hotspots, and I will chase them up to make sure that cleaning and enforcement action is increased.”

“I’m also working very hard with Daniel Zeichner, your Labour Cambridge MP, to stop the City Centre post office being closed.”

First elected in 2011, Gerri is also a determined advocate for the rights of disabled people, having been central to the campaign to save the Lion Yard toilets from the Lib Dems’ plan to close them.

Gerri has also been working on:

  • Reducing bike theft at Cambridge North Station. Rail users have been attaching their bikes to stands that are not themselves attached to the ground, making theft easier. Remember to secure your bike properly and register it with: https://www.immobilise.com/help/registerbike
  • Getting the Green End Road park light fixed
  • Cracking down on anti-social behaviour around Scotland Road play area. There is also a real dog mess issue around that area that Gerri has asked to be cleaned up. She is also pressing for the dog warden to make regular patrols to deter irresponsible patrols to deter irresponsible dog owners
  • Tackling speeding in the Fen Road area. Gerri is in contact with the police and county council officers to attempt to secure better signage and enforcement

In 2019, Gerri was named as 1 of Britain’s 100 Most Influential Disabled People on the Shaw Trust Power 100.

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