Although Mitcham’s Corner looks like a building site, plenty of green shoots show it is becoming a local centre to enjoy rather than a traffic roundabout.
Soon after taking back control of the City Council, Labour appointed Polly Plouviez as Chesterton Coordinator. A lot of Polly’s work has been behind the scenes – encouraging businesses that West Chesterton is the place to be.
Polly has also been working with the Friends of Mitcham’s Corner and City and County Councils on longer term plans for Mitcham’s Corner including removing the gyratory system which has blighted the area for so many years.
One positive lesson for West Chesterton is Mill Road’s quarterly farmers’ market. West Chesterton’s Barclays Bank is giving access to their car park for community events – the first being Mitcham's & More September Festival.
Applauding the hard work put in by the community and the way so many people joined in to make it a success., County Councillor Jocelynne Scutt said: “I had a great time at the Festival and enjoyed seeing so many familiar and happy faces. West Chesterton is such a varied community with diverse interests, and it is great to see everyone working together as a community, and to be a part of it.”
Ideas for activities and improvements?
Contact Polly at the City Council, or get involved with Friends of Mitcham’s Corner who are working closely with the Councils developing an area Master Plan.
Plans are also under way for lighting up Mitcham’s Corner and Chesterton Road over the festive season. Polly Plouviez is working on this with a lighting designer from e-luminate festival studios.
Local resident Carina O’Reilly, City Council Executive Councillor for City Centre & Public Places says: “Labour is committed to Cambridge being vibrant and successful in all parts of the city. Polly’s work shows our commitment to this and our officers are working closely with her in delivering for West Chesterton.”