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...

A packed meeting at Chesterton Community College heard County Council Officers answer questions on parking - on of the DSCN8507.JPGtop issues in West Chesterton.

Officers stressed that it was unlikely that permission for Residents' Parking would be given to 1 street because of the domino effect into neighbouring streets. An area is likely to be bordered by major roads such as Chesterton Road, Elizabeth Way and Milton Road. The majority of residents would then need to be in favour.

County Councillor Jocelynne Scutt explained that a working group was being set up with Council and City Councillors to look at a joined up approach to parking for the City.

Moving forward on Parking

A packed meeting at Chesterton Community College heard County Council Officers answer questions on parking - on of the top issues in West Chesterton. Officers stressed that it was unlikely...

The proposed re-development of Milton Road Library has raised much discussion and concern.

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Please make sure you comment at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/directory_record/37669/milton_road_library_cambri%20dge%20We%20will

The deadline is 8th March

Proposed redevelopment of the Milton Road Library site

The proposed re-development of Milton Road Library has raised much discussion and concern. Please make sure you comment at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/directory_record/37669/milton_road_library_cambri%20dge%20We%20will The deadline is 8th March

Labour councillors across the north of the City, and their local ward branches, have joined forces to answer the Greater City_Deal.pngCambridge City Deal consultations on proposals for Milton Road . Click Milton Road to open

Whilst welcoming the potential for substantial investment in transport infrastructure offered by the City Deal, our submission argues for a sharper focus on local connectivity and the need for schemes to benefit residents whilst tackling the existing and future demand for traffic arising from the City's planned growth.

As the individual schemes come forward we must also use local knowledge to ensure that they meet, not only the needs of commuters and visitors coming into the City but also local residents who need to be able to go about their daily lives and access shops, libraries and community facilities easily.

We have valued the contributions of many residents associations across the area to influence the plans and we now plan to meet with City Deal transport officers to discuss the next stage in more detail.

 Mike Sargeant, a local resident from the West Chesterton Labour Party, who has been very active in questioning details of the proposals for Milton Road at the City Deal meetings, said: "We know there is no single solution to solving the congestion that already plagues Milton Road and the wider city highway network. These schemes need to be set against a larger plan for the City and surrounding area but we want those taking the decisions to get the right balance between those using Milton Road and the needs of residents who live on or near it."

Labour's response to the City Deal in Milton Road

Labour councillors across the north of the City, and their local ward branches, have joined forces to answer the Greater Cambridge City Deal consultations on proposals for Milton Road ....

Mike_9.jpgLabour’s candidate for the 2016 City Council Elections is hard working Mike Sargeant .
Mike has been campaigning on behalf of local people since moving into the ward, in Gilbert Road, in 2000 - over 15 years!
  • Governor at Milton Road School
  • Improved lighting and cycling on Gilbert Road
  • Funding for the Sports Pavilion at Chesterton Community College
  • Funding for the Chesterton Coordinator transforming Mitcham’s Corner
  • Represented local people at City Council Planning Committee
  • Secured more bins in local streets
  • Resolved issues for local residents

 Mike says: “My family have been to the local schools as well as being involved in local scouts, brownies and choirs. To me, West Chesterton is where I live, a great area for local residents and I do all that I can to keep it that way and improve it."

 

Mike Sargeant— local resident & campaigner stands for Labour

Labour’s candidate for the 2016 City Council Elections is hard working Mike Sargeant . Mike has been campaigning on behalf of local people since moving into the ward, in Gilbert...

Labour has been listening to your views about the Milton Road City Deal Consultation. We’d like to thank all of the people whoCity_Deal_Consult.jpg have been in contact with us and particularly the residents who have set up Residents’ Associations and held meetings for local people. This has been an impressive effort, and will contribute to the development of the plans. 

Local campaigner and resident Mike Sargeant says "Our views on the proposals from County Council Officers have been shaped after listening to all of these contributions and we believe it is right that we share our thoughts with you at this stage:

  • We need to enable more people from South Cambridgeshire and local residents to use buses and cycles rather than cars, with more peak-time Park and Ride and buses for commuters and residents
  • We need segregated cycle lanes and pavements on Milton Road to encourage cycling, prevent clashes with cars and pedestrians and cut air pollution on the road
  • 2 bus lanes are not needed on Milton Road.  Single Bus Lanes should be provided only where they improve the flow of buses
  • High quality trees and verges are an essential part of retaining and improving the residential nature of Milton Road for local people
  • The City Deal needs to consult with residents on parking options at the next stage
  • Any scheme needs to cut rat running in our residential areas and retain resident access at key junctions along the road

We need citywide proposals to cut car commuting and tackle the worst congested routes like Milton Road."

Labour's views on the City Deal for Milton Road

Labour has been listening to your views about the Milton Road City Deal Consultation. We’d like to thank all of the people who have been in contact with us and...

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