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I have lived in Chesterton for over 20 years and my children went to our local schools at Milton Road and Chesterton Community College. I have always been involved in community issues and projects, whether that’s as a school governor or a resident, and I also helped found Chesterton Festival.

I am standing for the City Council this May because I want to help keep West Chesterton a special place to live. It’s important that we get the plans for changes to Milton Road right, and that we continue to fight poor planning applications in the ward like the recent plans for the Tivoli pub.  Mitcham’s Corner has improved greatly in the last few years and we need to make sure that continues and the hard work of residents in helping shape the vision for it is taken forward.

I hope you will give me your support on 3 May.  If elected to the City Council I will work with your other City and County Labour councillors to stand up for Cambridge and for West Chesterton.

Kind Regards

 

Clare King

 

Clare King for West Chesterton

Dear Resident I have lived in Chesterton for over 20 years and my children went to our local schools at Milton Road and Chesterton Community College. I have always been...

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Improved the path from Leys Avenue to Arbury Court

Secured Environmental Improvement  funding to resurface  the path removing trip hazards from tree roots

 

 

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Reduced the parking on the pavement outside the Co-op 1 Milton Road

Worked with County Officers  to get enforceable double yellow lines

 

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Future improvements to cycle signage

Secured Local Highway funding to improve signage  so it is clear where cyclists should go

 

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Stopped development of the Tivoli as a block of flats

Submitted detailed objections to the Planning Application, which was then rejected by city planners.

 

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Replaced fencing in Hawthorn Way and Chestnut Grove

Secured Environmental Improvement  funding to replace fencing which was  letting down the area

 

Your West Chesterton Labour Team - working for you

    Improved the path from Leys Avenue to Arbury Court Secured Environmental Improvement  funding to resurface  the path removing trip hazards from tree roots       Reduced the...

Mike Sargeant has been working for the last few months to get double yellow lines outside the Co-op at 1 Milton Road.1_Milton_Road_improvements.jpg

" There was a real problem with cars and vans parking on the pavement outside the Co-op and stopping people with wheelchairs from getting through." says Mike. "I have worked with County Officers to get the double yellow lines and this has really helped. There are still issues, but I am working to make sure that traffic wardens have the maximum powers to enforce parking restrictions in this area. If you have problems elsewhere, please let me know."

 

 

Reducing the parking problems outside the Co-op

Mike Sargeant has been working for the last few months to get double yellow lines outside the Co-op at 1 Milton Road. " There was a real problem with cars...

Clare King and City Councillor Mike Sargeant have successfully objectedMS_CK_Tiv.png to the over development of the Tivoli.

“Our area needs a good range of leisure facilities as well as homes for local people.“ says Clare.

“This proposal would have achieved neither and I am pleased that it has been refused.”

 

Saving the Tivoli

Clare King and City Councillor Mike Sargeant have successfully objected to the over development of the Tivoli. “Our area needs a good range of leisure facilities as well as homes...

West Chesterton was recently identified as one of the best placesHumberstone_Landscape.jpeg to live in the East of England but we need to make sure that new developments in the ward are high quality to keep it that way.

Labour’s City Council candidate, Clare King, who has years of experience in planning matters, said: “The development of Mitcham’s Corner is one of my top priorities. We must also challenge developers more on design as well as on making sure they provide good infrastructure and green spaces on larger developments.”

 

Clare King calls for better developments

West Chesterton was recently identified as one of the best places to live in the East of England but we need to make sure that new developments in the ward...

Over 150 residents met at Chesterton Community College in January at the Local Liaison Forum (LLF).city_deal_bus_web.jpg

Outcomes of residents, stakeholders and officers’ workshops and concept design groups were outlined by the project team.

Residents engaged in a rigorous review of diagrams illustrating modelling outcomes, with interests of pedestrians emphasised and safety features of crossings for cyclists, walkers and car drivers being carefully scrutinised.

Summing up, Cllr Jocelynne Scutt, LLF Chair, expressed her sincere thanks to residents ‘for their sterling efforts to develop a scheme ensuring residents’ interests were prominent, with Milton Road and neighbouring streets recognised as a residential neighbourhood as well as a prominent route into Cambridge’.

She observed: ‘Working together has meant the developing scheme has many elements we can all support. We now have more time to sort out detail on bus lanes, trees & landscaping, walking and cycling.’ Residents’ voices will continue to be heard – and listened to.

 

Making all our voices matter - Milton Road update

Over 150 residents met at Chesterton Community College in January at the Local Liaison Forum (LLF). Outcomes of residents, stakeholders and officers’ workshops and concept design groups were outlined by...

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  • Retain frontage
  • Build 16 x 1 and 2 bedroom apartments
  • A commercial unit on the ground floor

You have until 26th January to comment on this application.

As your local Labour councillors and members we are very concerned about this application which would mean the loss of the Tivoli pub and we will be submitting objections which will cover a wide range of concerns including:

  • The owners, Wetherspoon are responsible for this much loved building and should be taking responsibility for rebuilding the pub rather than seeing it as an investment opportunity
  • The impact of the proposed building in terms of its height and mass as seen from both Mitcham’s Corner and Jesus Green
  • The application documents are of very poor quality and a substantial number of vital documents such as a transport statement or any justification for the loss of the pub are not included.

Detail and comments are at  idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/

or to Planning Services,  Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH 

The Reference is 17/1771/FUL

We’d also welcome your views and comments.

 

Let's save the Tivoli

A planning application has been lodged for the Tivoli: Retain frontage Build 16 x 1 and 2 bedroom apartments A commercial unit on the ground floor You have until 26th...

MS_CK_Chestnut_fence_2_web.jpgYour Labour Team is getting the most out of funding available to local areas:

  • Resurfacing of the path through to Arbury Court
  • Double yellow lines at junctions

Coming soon:

  • Additional seating for weary legs
  • Speed display unit to discourage speeding
  • Cycling improvements in Manhattan Drive /  Cutter Ferry Path
  • New fencing in Hawthorn Way and Chestnut Grove

Your ideas and concerns:

Please let us know : West Chesterton Labour. FREEPOST 9653, Alex Wood Hall, Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD

 

Looking after West Chesterton

Your Labour Team is getting the most out of funding available to local areas: Resurfacing of the path through to Arbury Court Double yellow lines at junctions Coming soon: Additional...

Residents, residents' associations and Camcycle have a great 'win'!city_deal_bus_web.jpg

Milton Road Concept has been approved by Greater Cambridge Partnership Board (City Deal) based on the 'Do Optimum' proposal supported by Residents' Associations & Camcycle.

Currently:

  • 'Trees' and Bus-stop Workshops with residents;
  • More discussion on 'Trees';
  • Detailed design-work ongoing on Junctions, Roundabouts and Bus Lanes.

Then:

  • Local Liaison Forum LLF, Councillors, Residents’ Associations, Camcycle review of workshop outcomes and detailed design;
  • Outcome for approval by Assembly & Board;
  • Consultation - We are determined this will be a real consultation.

 

Milton Road City Deal Update

Residents, residents' associations and Camcycle have a great 'win'! Milton Road Concept has been approved by Greater Cambridge Partnership Board (City Deal) based on the 'Do Optimum' proposal supported by Residents' Associations &...

Residents' parking remains a thorny issue throughout West Chesterton.RP_JS_CK.jpg

Possible solutions are complicated by County boundary changes. Three Councillors are involved - Cllrs Claire Richards (Castle), Jocelynne Scutt (Arbury) and Cllr Ian Manning (Chesterton), each responsible for different areas.

We are working with residents in the Victoria Road 'parking zone' and Ascham / Metcalfe 'parking zone' to provide residents an opportunity to discuss possibilities with County officers.

Cllr Richards organised a Stakeholders meeting for Victoria, and Cllr Scutt organised a Workshop for Ascham / Metcalfe. 

Cllr Richards is working with residents of Green's Road and Primrose Street  to see whether more parking spaces can be fitted into the 'zone' whilst accommodating access for emergency and refuse vehicles.

Cllr Scutt is working with residents of Ascham / Metcalfe bearing in mind that four schools exist in that locality, with drop-offs and cycling safety features, and that Milton Road Library and the Nursery on Milton Road need spaces for library users and nursery staff.

We are determined to ensure that residents are able to decide what is best for their areas, with the best information and options available. Please contact us with your views.

 

Residents' Parking Update

Residents' parking remains a thorny issue throughout West Chesterton. Possible solutions are complicated by County boundary changes. Three Councillors are involved - Cllrs Claire Richards (Castle), Jocelynne Scutt (Arbury) and Cllr...

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