City Candidate for Coleridge

Rosy Moore for Coleridge - City Candidate for Coleridge
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My name is Rosy Moore and I am re-standing to be a city councillor in my home ward of Coleridge on Cambridge City Council. I have been a councillor for five years and for the past four of those years I have also been the Executive Councillor for Climate Change, Environment and the City Centre.

I’m originally from Lambeth in South London but moved to Cambridge nearly seventeen years ago and have lived in Coleridge ward that whole time. I work as a mental health support worker and I am a single mother to three teenagers, and one grown up.

As a local resident I know Coleridge well but I have got to know it even better over the past five years after regularly speaking to residents on the doorstep. Locally I have secured funding for; new playground equipment at Lichfield Park, markings for bus stops and various set of new yellow lines, improved pedestrian access with new trees and planting at the Hobart/Suez road block plus I have represented Coleridge residents at planning committee, worked with residents to get the best residents parking scheme in Coleridge West and represented local residents at a wide variety of meetings and committees.

During the past year I have been instrumental in setting up and running Coleridge Community Action which has supported vulnerable residents throughout the pandemic; collecting prescriptions, going shopping, getting support for those struggling financially and of course just being a friendly listening ear at the end of a phone.

In June last year we also opened the Coleridge Food Hub in St Thomas’s Hall and have run it every single week since then. The hub provides food and essential household goods to anyone who is struggling whilst also preventing unnecessary food waste from local shops and food businesses.

We hope to continue this excellent community work into the future so if you would like to get involved then please do get in touch with me.

As a lifelong campaigner for the environment, it has been a real privilege to be involved with the council’s work on climate change and air quality. As Executive Councillor I have proposed a number of motions and agreed new policies and strategies which will play an important role in reducing the council’s carbon footprint and will help to improve air quality across the city.

These include; a new Air Quality Action Plan, the council’s new Climate Change strategy (which has a target of being a net zero carbon council by 2030), declaring a Climate Emergency, bringing in the council’s first Sustainable Food Policy, the council’s first Electric Vehicle and Infrastructure Strategy (which means that all new council vehicles will be electric as standard, unless it’s really not feasible, and should ensure a fully electric fleet by 2028), the Electric Vehicle Taxi Licensing Policy (so that all taxis licensed by Cambridge City Council will be zero or ultra-low emission by 2028) and agreeing a new livery for Cambridge Hackney Cabs (silver with a green stripe) to make them easily recognisable. I have also overseen the purchase of the council’s first electric bin lorry (we should be getting our second one later this year), which will reduce the council’s carbon footprint whilst improving air quality as it collects our waste and recycling.

As part of our declaration of a climate emergency I proposed the Cambridge Climate Charter which the council has worked on with Cambridge Carbon Footprint and which has just received a certificate of excellence from IESE. You can sign up to the charter as an individual, as a household or as a business.

I hope to be re-elected in May so that I can continue to represent the people of Coleridge in the work of the council, to improve vital services that residents rely on and to ensure that the council works collaboratively with all communities across Cambridge and listens to residents.

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