City Councillor for Cherry Hinton and Deputy Mayor of Cambridge

Cllr Mark Ashton - City Councillor for Cherry Hinton and Deputy Mayor of Cambridge
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I have lived in Cherry Hinton since 1971. Our children went to school here, and my wife and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. You elected me as your councillor 9 years ago and it’s been a privilege to serve my community. I also chair Cherry Hinton Residents Association, volunteer at Darwin Nurseries, and help with the Barnwell Baptist Church Owls – a group for pre-school children.

One of the activities I’m involved in, and have really missed during lockdown, is the monthly Sunday morning community café here in Cherry Hinton, where I try to tempt you with coffee teas and cakes. I’m looking forward to getting the new percolator going! The emergency food effort here in Cherry Hinton has been remarkable, and I look forward to seeing community food projects develop here in the future.

My time as a councillor has just flown by, yet there have been real gains, with the new Community Hub and cafe in the Library now gaining approval, improvements to the High Street and Rectory Terrace, the new pavilion and equipment on Cherry Hinton Rec, new village signs, bus shelters and paths, and various other improvements including the High Street War Memorial, Tenby Close play areas, bollards by Dorrington’s – and much more.

There is still plenty Labour can do, with more changes coming including improvements to the Robin Hood Junction; important housing schemes for the land north of Teversham Drift and for the Colville Road flats; updating the shops on Colville Rd, the ongoing struggle to get appropriate traffic measures for Rosemary Lane and Church End.

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