Thursday, July 30, 2009
Cambridge City Council is hosting the nPower Cricket in the Park event on Parker's Piece this weekend
The English Cricket Board and nPower are providing a free cricket carnival and big screen on Parkers Piece so that people can enjoy the excitement of watching Sky Sports' coverage of the third Ashes test between England and Australia live from Egbaston whilst enjoying cricket activities and a fun day out.
The Council’s Sports Development Service and Cambridgeshire Cricket Board will be working alongside the event to provide information and opportunities promoting cricket to people of all ages and abilities.
The event takes place on both Saturday and Sunday and doors are open from 10.00am to 8.30pm. Further information can be found at the ECB’s Cricket in the Park website: www.ecb.co.uk/cricketinthepark
Monday, July 27, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Cllr Ray Manning, the Conservative leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council put it perfectly when he said (my emphasis):
"Removing this crucial infrastructure funding will put us in a very difficult position and could put existing projects in jeopardy. I very much doubt, however, that the government will reduce housing targets accordingly.
"We want to see new homes and communities that we will be proud of – not developments without the schools, health services and community facilities necessary to make them work."
Hot on the heals of other scandals such as the negative housing subsidy to Cambridge (sounds a bit like a 'zero percent rise', doesn't it?) and under-funded 'free' concessionary bus fares, it rather looks as if the Government doesn't care about Cambridge.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
- Aspire to make information available online by default.
- The Council will publish all Freedom of Information requests and responses online (unless there is reason not to like a request being libellous etc) (similar to www.whatdotheyknow.com)
- The Council will publish details of all Councillor's allowances, expenses, benefits in kind etc
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The new bus terminal at Cambridge Railway Station will allow passengers to leave the train and get straight onto a guided bus. Using the purpose built guideway passengers can then glide smoothly to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in four minutes. It will also provide a direct link to and from St Ives, and the villages in between, to Cambridge Railway Station.
To build the new stop the short stay car parking at the station will be permanently moved to the opposite side of the entrance roundabout. The marking out of this parking area has already begun so station users will not be affected."
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
This is a day earlier than was planned and therefore at a different location. The meeting was moved for the convenience of the committee's Labour councillors, who sheepishly admitted that it was so they could attend a social with Harriet Harman. This no doubt avoids a tricky dilemma between the charms of the Minister for Women and Equality and attending the council meeting!
There is no neighbourhood policing item on the agenda this time so aside from the open forum (intended for members of the public to ask questions) the main item of interest to Coleridge is likely to be a planning application for the old Cambridge Building Society building on Cherry Hinton Road: "Change of use from A2 (financial and professional services) to A3 (restaurants and cafes)."
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
While Coleridge Conservatives are pleased that the council is finding ways to save taxpayers' money, we do think that the access point that the City Homes South office provides for local residents is valuable. We would therefore like to see options considered to allow the office to be used in future as a general outpost for access to services provided by the Customer Service Centre.