Residents' parking concerns are high on Labour's agenda.Parking_3.png

“We are working towards a proposal that could remove the commuter problem altogether.“ says Cllr Jocelynne Scutt

“We have taken into account representations from residents - including individuals and residents' association representatives.  We have also ensured that officers have given us the best legal advice on  the various options.

We will be taking into account the changes that may be brought about by the City Deal in Milton Road.. The key issue is that we don’t cause a domino effect where cars are displaced into other streets.”

“We are looking for a win / win where parking controls combined with improved and cheaper buses including Park and Ride will reduce congestion.” says Jocelynne.

Jocelynne and Kelley Green  discussing parking

 

Sorting out commuter parking

Residents' parking concerns are high on Labour's agenda. “We are working towards a proposal that could remove the commuter problem altogether.“ says Cllr Jocelynne Scutt “We have taken into account...

Cllr Gerri Bird welcomes changes to local policingGrumpys.jpg

“ Even before I was elected to represent Chesterton I was raising the issue of crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in parts of our ward.  Persistence has now paid off.  The local Police Prevention Team have agreed to start targeting parts of East Chesterton,   

They will be prioritising repeat offenders and those areas which suffer most from crime. This should lead to a reduction in crime and the fear of crime, in our area"

Stop Press

Police have taken action against crime at the corner of Scotland Road and Green End Road. For too long this has been a hotspot of crime and anti-social behaviour. Hopefully this will see improvements in the area.

Gerri and Kelley Green 

find ‘hippy crack’ canisters

 

Good news about Policing

Cllr Gerri Bird welcomes changes to local policing “ Even before I was elected to represent Chesterton I was raising the issue of crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in parts of...

Many residents have approached us about the City Deal proposals to close Union Lane at its junction with Milton Road.Union_Lane2.jpg

City Councillor Gerri Bird is Vice-Chair of  City Deal Milton Road Liaison Forum which has been looking at this.

Gerri says “Most residents who we have called on say they are against the closure of Union Lane as it means access to our area would only be through the High Street and Green End Road.

People from outside the area are worried about access to Chesterton Medical Centre. There are  also concerns about access to schools and shops.”

 

 

 

Do you want Union Lane closed?

Many residents have approached us about the City Deal proposals to close Union Lane at its junction with Milton Road. City Councillor Gerri Bird is Vice-Chair of  City Deal Milton...

Mitcham's Corner is being designated as an Opportunity Area in the new Local Plan for Cambridge. spd_diag.png

Cambridge City Council proposals aim to set a framework for development of the area:

  • Removal of the gyratory system
  • A large open space for relaxing
  • Reduced traffic domination
  • Improved local shopping and leisure
  • Improved cycling and pedestrian features
  • Better developments

The latest issue revolves around the Tivoli – the owners do not intend reopening the pub. We all need to ensure the character of the area is retained and improved. We need to ensure that this important site is not taken over by developers with no regard for the vitality of the area. Please have your say on this and other aspects of these proposals.

Details are available at www.cambridge.gov.uk/mitchams-corner-spd, and Milton Road Library, Ascham Road.

There will also be exhibitions on Wednesday 14 September 2016, 3pm to 8pm and Wednesday 5 October 2016, 3pm to 8pm at Victoria Homes Pavillion, Victoria Road.

You can have your  say until 17 October policysurveys@cambridge.gov.uk 01223 457200 or

write to: Planning Policy Cambridge City Council PO Box 700 Cambridge CB1 0JH.

 

Consultation on Mitcham's Corner - have your say

Mitcham's Corner is being designated as an Opportunity Area in the new Local Plan for Cambridge.  Cambridge City Council proposals aim to set a framework for development of the area:...

New library and community building for Ascham Road —  Have your say

The County Council has lodged a planning application for the redevelopment of Milton Road Library.  The new building will replace thePicture1.png existing library which unfortunately has structural problems. Flats on the upper two floors will pay for the cost along with developer contributions through the City Council for enhanced community facilities to be provided alongside the library on the ground floor. 

You can see more details at www.cambridge.gov.uk/view-and-comment-on-a-planning-application searching for reference 16/1130/FUL . Residents will be able to view the plans at Milton Road Library and we are seeking to ensure officers will be present to discuss and hear residents’ views. The deadline for comments is Friday 5th August.

 

Milton Road Library Development

New library and community building for Ascham Road —  Have your say The County Council has lodged a planning application for the redevelopment of Milton Road Library.  The new building...

Key to improving transport locally are buses. Stagecoach Managing Director Andy Campbell milton_road_bus.jpgwill be at North Area Committee, North Cambridge Academy, Arbury Road, Cambridge CB4 2JF 6.30pm 9th June. Come and ask him your questions.

 

Come and Quiz Stagecoach

Key to improving transport locally are buses. Stagecoach Managing Director Andy Campbell will be at North Area Committee, North Cambridge Academy, Arbury Road, Cambridge CB4 2JF 6.30pm 9th June. Come...

Newly elected City Councillor Mike Sargeant fully appreciates the support he received on election day and also the congratulations heMike_13.jpg received afterwards.

“Labour’s approach of listening to residents and working with you to address local concerns struck a chord” says Mike. “ I will be on the City Council Environment Committee which looks after planning and transport. I will therefore be able to represent many of the issues that you have raised in the 4 years I have been calling on you. “

“ We will continue to stay in touch by calling at least once a year” says Mike.

Thanks from Mike Sargeant

Newly elected City Councillor Mike Sargeant fully appreciates the support he received on election day and also the congratulations he received afterwards. “Labour’s approach of listening to residents and working...

When Labour took back control of the City Council in 2014, one of the first thing we did was to appoint Polly Plouviez as Picture1.pngChesterton Coordinator

- the Lib Dems voted against this when in charge!

  • 7 shops were empty — now there are 2!
  • Christmas lights shone bright for the 1st time
  • We have had 2 successful markets
  • “Increasingly lively mix of pubs, cafes and shops." Cambridge News 11th March 2016

Meanwhile officers at the City Council are working with groups like Friends of Mitcham's Corner to create an Opportunity Area and sort out the roads. 

Mike Sargeant says “I am very pleased to have secured funding for the Chesterton Coordinator.”

 

No more empty shops

When Labour took back control of the City Council in 2014, one of the first thing we did was to appoint Polly Plouviez as Chesterton Coordinator - the Lib Dems...

Mike Sargeant spoke at the City Deal Assembly meeting, asking them to come to see Milton Road for themselves.

This has now been arranged. “I’m pleased to see the Assembly members come to our area” says Mike. “ They need to see how their ideas would affect us.”

 

City Deal Assembly comes to Milton Road

Mike Sargeant spoke at the City Deal Assembly meeting, asking them to come to see Milton Road for themselves. This has now been arranged. “I’m pleased to see the Assembly...

Mike Sargeant has worked tirelessly with County Councillor Jocelynne Scutt to improve our area.Mike_9.jpg

“Jocelynne and I call on all residents at least once a year.” says Mike. “ That’s how we know what your concerns and hopes are.”

  • Mitcham’s Corner for residents — local shops, pubs and cafes — not a roundabout
  • Safer segregated cycleways
  • Better developments enhancing the area
  • Reduced congestion
  • Buses serving the area
  • Reduced impact from commuter parking
  • Review of the school catchment area

“If you elect me, these will be my priorities

Mike's pledges for West Chesterton

Mike Sargeant has worked tirelessly with County Councillor Jocelynne Scutt to improve our area. “Jocelynne and I call on all residents at least once a year.” says Mike. “ That’s...

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