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Contents Cambridge City Council online Website: cambridge.gov.uk twitter.com/camcitco facebook.com/camcitco Customer Service Centre Mandela House, 4 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1BY Email: enquiries@cambridge.gov.uk Phone: 01223 457000 Monday - Wednesday & Friday 8am - 6pm Thursday 9am - 6pm (Calls may be recorded for training purposes)

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Hearing impaired via typetalk Phone: 18001 01233 457000 After hours emergency number: 01223 457457 Cambridge Matters editorial Cambridge Matters, Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH Email: cambridgematters@cambridge.gov.uk Phone: 01223 457000 If you need any of the information in this magazine in a different format or language, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 01223 457000. Cambridge City Council does not necessarily endorse the products or services featured in advertisements in this magazine. When you have finished with this magazine, please recycle it in your blue bin.

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Working for a healthy, safe and enjoyable city

Olympic flame will light up Cambridge It’s now just a few days until the Olympic flame arrives in Cambridge heralding one of the highlights of the city’s summer. The flame will arrive in Cambridge on July 7 and make its way through the city to a special celebration stage on Parker’s Piece where crowds attending the three-day Big Weekend celebrations will see it light up a large cauldron. There will be a spectacular carnival-style procession to celebrate the flame’s arrival – the culmination of a four-month community arts project entitled ‘A Field for Dreams’, which has involved artists and local groups from all over the city and celebrates the key Olympic and Paralympic themes: equality, diversity, peace and a healthy environment. Before arriving at Parker’s Piece the flame will be carried west along Newmarket Road (A1303), turning left into Barnwell Road and Brooks Road (A1134) at approximately 6pm, before turning right to make its final approach to the city centre along Mill Road. Residents are expected to turn out in large numbers to watch the flame pass by. All those who live on the route will have received a letter by the end of June with information about what to expect and details of rolling road closures. Mill Road will be closed from late afternoon. Those visiting the centre of the city to see the torch procession or join the celebrations on Parker’s Piece should consider using public transport and allow plenty of time to get into Cambridge as it is expected to be busy. Early on the morning of Sunday 8 July the flame will depart Great Court, Trinity College by punt and travel along the River Cam where it will disembark by Magdelene Bridge. From here it will be carried north out of the city via Magdalene Street, Castle Street and Huntingdon Road (A1307). After leaving Cambridge on 8 July it will run through St Ives and Huntingdon where it can also be cheered on its way. Cambridge City Council has put on the free celebrations to mark the flame’s visit in association with London Organising Committee of Olympic and Paralympic games, and the three national sponsors of Olympic Torch Relay, Coca Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung. ■

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Swimming Don’t forget that Cambridge has plenty of indoor and outdoor swimming pools and paddling pools to cool off in over the summer holidays. Website: cambridge.gov.uk/pools Phone: 01223 457532 ■

Enjoy the free Big Weekend July 6 to 8 The Big Weekend, which will host the Olympic flame, is part of Cambridge City Council’s ‘Summer in the City’ – a programme of summer events. This year it will feature an exciting range of entertainment, including live bands, dance performances, displays, market stalls and fireworks. Following the Olympic theme, the sports zone at the Big Weekend will also be a hive of activity with more than 30 clubs and community groups coming to demonstrate their activities and sports through interactive workshops and taster sessions. Activities include golf in a large inflatable net, interactive sport science demonstrations and a range of sports coaching in different languages. On July 8, the city’s third Asian Mela (a celebration of Asian culture) arrives on Parker’s Piece. The Big Weekend becomes Mela-themed with Asian music and food alongside the other activities which that day include a six-a-side football tournament and penalty competition. ■

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inspire summer of fun Olympic walks There are six self-guided walks around the city that provide people with easy-to-follow routes that join together the colleges, Anglia Ruskin University and points of interest in the city, with information about local sporting heroes and Olympians. The walks range from 1.2 to 11.7 miles – all together the six routes total the marathon distance of 26 miles. One of the walks is accessible for wheelchair users. All the routes are available at: Website: walkcam2012.co.uk Visit: Tourist Information Centre on Peas Hill or the Customer Service Centre, 4 Regent Street. ■

Come and take part in the mini world cup

Multi-cultural mini world cup (7-a-side) 14 -15 July, Abbey Leisure Complex, Pool Way Adults’ competitions take place on the Saturday and junior events on the Sunday. Phone: Cambs FA on 01223 209035. ■

ChYpPS summer programme

Local community centres There are seven Cambridge City Council run community centres across the city. They run weekly events of programmes that include something for everyone from toddlers groups to tea dances, and computer lessons to salsa. See what’s on at your local community centre: Website: cambridge.gov.uk/community ■

Cambridge City Council’s ChYpPS (the Children and Young People’s Participation Service) will be running over 250 local, free events for school aged children this summer holiday. Activities include sports and games in local parks across the city, activities on the ChYpPS community play boat and on The Dec - their activity bus that visits different areas of the city. They are all free and you don’t need to book or stay all day – just turn up. Their full programme will be available from early July. ChYpPS also have their own stage at the Big Weekend and will be running several larger community events in the city as part of their Big Wednesdays and Neighbourhood Thursdays projects.

Neighbourhood Thursdays: 2 August 2pm - 4pm at Thorpe Way Rec 9 August 2pm - 4pm at Green End Road Rec 16 August 2pm - 4pm at St Albans Rec 23 August 2pm - 4pm at Cherry Hinton Road Rec Facebook: facebook.com/chypps Website: cambridge.gov.uk/chypps Phone: 01223 457873 ■

Big Wednesdays: 1 August 12noon - 3pm at Cherry Hinton Hall, Coldham’s Common 8 August 12noon - 3pm at Jesus Green 15 August 12noon - 3pm at Lammas Land

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Cambridge has been chosen to host the Paralympic torch on the afternoon of Friday 24 August. Its arrival will be celebrated as part of the final day of the city council’s Parasport programme at Netherhall Sports Centre, Queen Edith’s Way. Sitting volleyball 21 August 12noon - 2pm Netherhall Sports Centre, Queen Edith’s Road.

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Disability Sports and Arts Festival 9 September 10am - 3pm Chesterton Sports Centre, Gilbert Road This is being held on the final day of the Paralympics and is a free festival with lots of taster sessions, aimed at young people and adults with a disability plus their families and carers.

The Parasport programme, which runs from 13 to 24 August at centres across the city, offers able and disabled children and young adults the opportunity to try Paralympic sports in the build-up to the Paralympic Games. Activities on offer include swimming, wheelchair basketball, martial arts, cycling and boccia, which is a game similar to bowls. Some of the other Paralympics-inspired activities happening across the city during the summer include: Wheelchair basketball 15 August 12noon – 2pm Cambridge Regional College, King’s Hedges Road.

Rush hockey taster sessions Every Thursday evening until 30 August 8.15pm - 9.15pm Cambridge Regional College, King’s Hedges Road. All abilities, age 16+

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• To book or for more information on any of the activities and a copy of the full Parasport programme, get in touch: Website: cambridge.gov.uk/london 2012 Facebook: facebook.com/cambridgesport Email: sportsdevelopment@cambridge.gov.uk Phone: 01223 457532

Goalball

Cambridge now has its own goalball team, the Cambridge Dons, made up of sighted and visually impaired adults. Goalball is the only team sport played at the Paralympics but is inclusive to blind and sighted people as all participants wear blindfolds. The ball, which contains a bell so it can be located, is bowled along the floor across the goal line of the opposing team to score. The Cambridge Dons, which the city council helped to set up in January, took part in their first national tournament in April and came third. The Cambridge Dons meet every Friday at 6.30pm at Netherhall Sports Centre, Queen Edith’s Way. New members are always welcome. The Cambridge Dons team

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 Non-compostable items

 Plastic & plastic bags

Untreated wood and sawdust

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General rubbish

 Rubble  Bricks  Soil  Very heavy items

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ov.uk/newbin • Website: cambridge.g.gov .uk Email: bins@cambridge Phone: 01223 458282

Changes to bin

collection days

Almost a quarter of households will have their bins collected on a different day from 30 July. As reported in the spring edition of Cambridge Matters, computer software has been used to work out the most efficient way for city council bin trucks to make their collections across the city. Finding the best route will save time and require fewer vehicles, which will reduce the cost of the service. The new routes have now been confirmed and on 30 July all the routes will be updated.

This means bin collection days for around a quarter of households in the city will change. If your bin day is going to change, you will receive a sticker on your black bin in July with details of your new collection day. If you would like to check if your bin days will change, all the changes have been published on the city council website. If any other changes will affect you such as the order in which you put out your blue, green and black bin for collection, you

will receive a letter explaining what you need to do. Put your bin out by 7am From 30 July all households are asked to make sure bins are put out ready for collection from 7am. This is because even if your day isn’t changing, your collection may be earlier as part of the new routes. The bin lorries will not be able to come back later to empty bins that were not out in time for the collection. ■

Coming soon - even more plastic recycling Residents will soon be able to put more plastic packaging in the blue recycling bins. From 30 July, plastic pots, tubs and trays can all be recycled in the blue bin. These non-bottle plastics have had a low market value, but over the last few years this has increased so that it is now financially possible for the city council to collect them and send them for processing - which is what residents have requested. They will be sent with all the other materials from the blue bins to the sorting plant in Peterborough, which will separate them out and transport them to recycling plants and manufacturers. The UK non-bottle plastics recycling industry is in its infancy, so most plastics will be sent to main global manufacturing centres such as China. As the UK imports more goods from China than are exported, the plastics will be transported on ships that would otherwise return to China empty. New plastic recycling facilities are being built in the UK so in time more plastics will be recycled here. As a handy reminder cut out the poster opposite and stick it up in your kitchen to remind you what you can recycle. ■

• Website: cambridge.gov.uk/bins Phone: 01223 458282 Facebook: facebook.com/recycleforcambridge

Here’s a summary of what plastics can and can’t be put in your blue bin: Plastics – yes please!

No thank you

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Plastic bottles of all types Yoghurt pots Margarine or spread tubs Ice cream tubs Trays from chocolate and biscuit boxes Trays from meat, vegetables and fruit Clean plant pots Lids, triggers and bottle tops Sandwich packets Cream, custard and soup pots. Please rinse them to remove food before putting them in your blue bin.

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Hard plastic items such as toys, washing-up bowls and storage boxes Plastic film or wrapping Plastic bags Expanded polystyrene Bubble wrap

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Working to support communities

Can you get funding

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If you’re a member of a community group then you may be able to apply for funding for a project you are working on. Cambridge City Council provides funds for a range of different groups and projects in the city.

Sustainable city project grants If you have an idea for a ‘green’ project that will benefit the local community you may be eligible for a sustainable city project grant. These are available to Cambridge-based groups and organisations whose work supports the city council’s environmental objectives. The Growing Spaces urban food project run by Transition Cambridge is one example of a recent grant recipient. The group aims to inspire residents to grow their own food, reduce waste and become less reliant on imported food. They do this by transforming underused and unloved spaces into areas for

Planting herbs in neglected containers in Norfolk Street

community food growing. Spaces range from gardens to containers outside offices and fruit trees in public open spaces. There is still funding available for 2012 - groups can apply for up to £5,000 (to cover no more than 50% of the total cost of a project). Applications for projects starting in 2013 will be invited for submission in September this year. ■

• Find out if your project may be eligible: Website: cambridge.gov.uk/grants Phone: 01223 457046 Email: sustainablecity@cambridge.gov.uk

Area committee grants The city council also provides area-based grants. These range from £200 to £5,000 for groups and voluntary organisations working on projects in the city that benefit residents in one of its 14 wards. Applications for funding are considered at one the four city council area committees that cover each quarter of Cambridge. Examples of projects that may receive an area committee grant include activities for residents on low incomes and projects that improve access to the arts and sport or raise

Planting at Brownfield’s community centre

awareness of cultural diversity. Local newsletters, festivals, street parties and summer outings for the elderly are some of the projects that have been funded through area committee grants in the past. The closing date for the next round of applications is 30 September. ■

• Find out how to apply:

Website: cambscf.org.uk Phone: 01223 457968 Email: elaine.shortt@cambridge.gov.uk

Tenants’ initiative scheme This grant gives city council tenants and leaseholders a chance to fund new projects in their estates and neighbourhoods. Successful bids have included flowerbeds, bike sheds, seating, security improvements and play equipment. The maximum grant is £7,000, and the support of the local housing officer is needed. ■ ants

• Website: Website: cambridge.gov.uk/gr Phone: 01223 458323

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Managing the growth of Cambridge

What should Cambrid

What type of city do you want Cambridge to be? As your children and grand the questions being asked of residents by the city council in a far-reaching c The consultation marks the start of a review of the city council’s key planning document called the local plan. The local plan is used to guide decisions on matters ranging from the location of new housing, schools, parks and open spaces to the design requirements of the new houses and community centres. The last local plan was published in 2006 and

What does the consultation cover?

• Transport • Urban design and

• The natural environment • The historic built

conservation

• • •

environment Higher and further education Tourism Water resources and flooding

• •

• • •

How many new homes should there be in Cambridge by 2031? Where should new homes go? How many jobs should be created and where will the people doing those jobs live? What standard of design do we expect in new buildings in the city? What type of community facilities should be provided where new homes are built? How do we best protect the historic city centre but meet the demands of a growing city? Should tall buildings be allowed in the Cambridge skyline? How can the city reduce its carbon footprint? What’s the city’s transport priorities?

Give your views by 27 July Don’t miss the chance to have your say about the Cambridge of tomorrow – get a copy of the issues and options paper and submit your views by 5pm on Friday 27 July 2012. All documents are available online. Website: cambridge.gov.uk/localplanreview Respond online: http://cambridge.jdi-consult.net/ldf Email: policysurveys@cambridge.gov.uk Phone: 01223 457000

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One of the city’s newest homes at Trumpington Meadows

What’s your view?

• Housing • Employment • Shopping • Community facilities • Climate change and

sustainable development

as new legislation has come into effect now is the time to update it. The consultation asks residents for their views on the issues and options that should be covered in the local plan such as how many new homes should be built, where homes should be located and how many jobs should be created in the city.

Visit: There are a number of exhibitions where you will also be able to talk to planning officers • Tuesday 3 July, 3.30pm - 8pm, Cherry Hinton Village Centre, Colville Road • Wednesday 4 July, 10am - 8pm, Small Hall, Guildhall, Market Square • Saturday 7 July, 10am - 3pm, The Big Weekend, Parker’s Piece • Tuesday 10 July, 3pm – 8pm, Brown’s Field Community Centre, Green End Road • Saturday 14 July, 1pm - 5pm, Ross Street Community Centre • Monday 16 July, 10am – 8pm, Small Hall, Guildhall, Market Square

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Managing the growth of Cambridge

ridge be like in 2031?

d grandchildren grow up what do you want the city to offer them? Those are ching consultation on priorities for the future of the city.

Local plan timeline Consultation on the issues and options started on 15 June and will run until 5pm on 27 July. All responses will then be considered and a draft local plan will be prepared in early 2013. This draft plan will be published for further consultation and then it will be submitted to the government and scrutinised by an independent inspector. The approved local plan will be published and used from April 2014. 15 June to 27 July 2012 Consultation on issues and options paper including exhibitions. August 2012 to January 2013 Review all comments and feedback from the consultation and use this

information to prepare a draft local plan. Autumn/Winter 2012 Consultation on site options. March 2013 to April 2013 Consult Cambridge residents on the new draft local plan. July 2013 Submit the draft local plan to the Secretary of State for examination. November 2013 to January 2014 Independent examination. April 2014 Make any recommended changes and adopt the local plan. ■

The future of public transport Cambridge County Council are also currently consulting on what a new transport strategy for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire should look like. • See their website for more information: Website: cambridgeshire.gov.uk/ transport/strategies

Public house consultation At the same time as consultation about the local plan is taking place, residents are also being asked for their views on the protection of pubs in the city. There has been concern from local people that too many pubs are closing down and being replaced with housing. As a result, the city council has carried out a study and produced some planning guidance which is designed to safeguard pubs so that they are only

redeveloped if they are no longer needed. Residents are being asked to comment on this draft guidance by 27 July. All the views received will then be taken into account and the revised guidance will be adopted from Autumn 2012. This will then be used to help determine all pub planning applications until the full new Local Plan is adopted in April 2014. ■

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Elections for police and crime commissioners will take place across England and Wales (except London) on 15 November. This election means that the register of electors will be updated earlier in the year than usual. The purpose of this is to make sure everyone who is eligible to vote is registered in time for the November election. Over the summer, households will receive a green registration canvass form asking for details about who lives in the property. Every household is required to respond, even if the details of people living in the property have not changed since last year or no one living at the address is eligible to vote. If there are changes, simply update the form and return it using the freepost envelope that is provided. If the details on the form are all correct then you can confirm this by calling the automated freephone number on 0808 284 1492 or by going online to elecreg.co. uk/cambridge. Alternatively you can simply post the form back in the freepost envelope provided. Forms should be returned as soon as possible. If there is no reponse from a household, canvass officers will make personal visits to remind

householders to respond. You need to return your form by 15th October. There will be more information about the police and crime commissioner elections in the autumn edition of Cambridge Matters, which is due out in September. ■

• For more information, get in touch: Website: cambridge.gov.uk/elections Phone: 01223 457048

And the winner is… Thank you to everyone who replied to our Cambridge Matters reader survey that was published in the spring edition. Your feedback is being used to make improvements to the newsletter. The winner of the £40 Jamie’s Italian restaurant gift voucher is Mrs HornbyLove in Arbury Ward. ■

• If you have any comments on Cambridge Matters, we welcome your feedback. Email: cambridge.matters@cambridge.gov.uk Phone: 01223 457283

Have your say about our website and win Tell us how we can improve our website and you could win afternoon tea for two at Hotel du Vin on Trumpington Street. The city council’s website at cambridge.gov.uk already provides information and online services but now we’re looking to do even more to meet your needs. Simply complete the online survey at: cambridge.gov.uk/webfeedback. The survey is open from 21 June to 27 July and everyone who enters and provides their contact details will be entered into our prize draw for an afternoon tea for two kindly donated by Hotel du Vin. All feedback received will be used to improve the design, content and features of the website. ■

• Survey: cambridge.gov.uk/webfeedback Phone: 01223 457285

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represent life in Cambridge. Also, link to other city council facebook pages from the main pages such as the city council’s sports and development service for details of sporting activities taking place across the city. Not on Facebook? Follow the city council on Twitter, twitter.com/camcitco, or keep up to date with all the news on the website. ■

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The city council and your councillors

Your city counc The local elections in May brought some changes to the political make-up of the city council with some new councillors elected to serve residents. Find out about your city councillors on the next four pages. What do councillors do? City councillors are elected to represent the views of residents in their area. All councillors are involved in setting the council’s budget, agreeing a policy framework and making decisions. You can talk to your local councillor about any local issues that affect you or your neighbourhood. See the contact details on pages 22 and 23. Choosing councillors - local elections Local elections allow residents to choose their local councillors. City council elections are held three years out of four, with one councillor from each ward retiring or standing for re-election each year. Every fourth year there is a break from city council elections and elections for county councillors are held (next due in May 2013). This means that each Cambridge ward is also represented by a Cambridgeshire county councillor. Find out more on the Cambridgeshire County Council website: www.cambridgeshire.gov. uk/council. Following the May city council elections, the Council is made up of: • 21 Liberal Democrat councillors • 19 Labour councillors • 1 Conservative councillor • 1 Independent councillor

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The Council is now described as being in ‘no overall control’ because no single political group holds a majority of the 42 council seats. However, the Liberal Democrats remain the largest political group. What do executive councillors do? One leader of the Council and six executive councillors make decisions about the future planning and resourcing of services in their service areas. • Tim Bick – leader of the council and executive councillor for strategy • Catherine Smart - deputy leader and executive councillor for housing • Julie Smith – executive councillor for customer services and resources • Mike Pitt – executive councillor for community development and health • Rod Cantrill - executive councillor for arts, sport and public places • Tim Ward - executive councillor for planning & climate change • Jean Swanson – executive councillor for environmental and waste services Mayor of the city A mayor and a deputy mayor are chosen each year from among the 42 city councillors. This year Cllr Sheila Stuart was chosen as mayor and the new deputy mayor is Cllr Paul Saunders. The mayor chairs council meetings and carries out around 500 civic engagements every year, representing the council and the city.

The new Mayor, Cllr Sheila Stuart

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The city council and your councillors

ncillors Council meetings Many big decisions are made or reviewed at council committees where councillors discuss policies, services and funding. These meetings are open to the public. To find out which councillors sit on which committees, when and where future meetings will take place, to read minutes from previous meetings and to see papers for forthcoming meetings, contact us:

• If you would like to raise an issue at a Council or committee meeting, please contact us. Website: cambridge.gov.uk/democracy. If you want to know what issues councillors will be discussing in the future, you can look at the forward plan: Website: cambridge.gov.uk/forwardplan Visit: Guildhall Reception, Market Hill during office opening hours Email: democratic.services@cambridge.gov.uk Phone: 01223 457013

Council meetings

Residents are invited to attend the city council’s public meetings. You can check meeting dates at: www.cambridge.gov.uk/democracy or by calling 01223 457000. All meetings take place at the Guildhall, Market Square in central Cambridge unless stated otherwise. All dates below were correct at time of going to press. • Strategy and Resources Scrutiny Committee, Mon, 9 July, 5pm • Council, Thurs, 19 July, 6pm • Planning Committee, Wed, 25 July, 9.30am • Planning Committee, Wed, 22 Aug, 9.30am • The Executive, Mon, 17 Sept, 6pm • Housing Management Board, Tues, 18 Sept, 5.30pm • Planning Committee, Wed, 19 Sept, 9.30am • Civic Affairs Committee, Wed, 19 Sept, 6pm • Environment Scrutiny Committee, Tues, 9 Oct, 4pm • Community Services Scrutiny Committee, Thur, 11 Oct, 1.30pm • Strategy and Resources Scrutiny Committee, Mon, 15 Oct, 5pm

Map of the city council wards and areas

Area committees Councillors meet every eight weeks to discuss issues in specific areas of the city at area committees. There are four area committees – north, south, east and west/central – and each is made up of the city councillors and county councillors who represent each ward. Members of the public are encouraged to attend, ask questions of councillors, raise matters of concern and take part in debates about decisions affecting the local area. Typical issues discussed include planning applications, grants for community development, leisure and environmental improvement projects (see page 11) and setting police priorities based on local issues.

Next area comm ittee dates:

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North Area Committee

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Arbury Carina O’Reilly 97a Victoria Road, CB4 3BS carinaoreilly@gmail.com

King’s Hedges T: 07791 227953 Labour

Nigel Gawthrope 15 Perse Way, CB4 3SG nigel.gawthrope@cambridge.gov.uk

T: 07885 976830 Labour

T: 07964 280689 Labour

T: 07974 392234 Liberal Democrat

Mike Todd-Jones 2 Tedder Way, CB4 3RJ mike.todd-jones@cambridge.gov.uk

Labour & Co-operative

Kevin Price 12 Lavender Road, CB4 2PU kevin.price@cambridge.gov.uk

Tim Ward 12 Harding Way, CB4 3RR tim@brettward.co.uk

T: 316389 Liberal Democrat

Simon Brierley 9 Markham Close, CB4 2PX simon.brierley1@googlemail.com

T: 353937

East Chesterton Gerri Bird 5 Grieve Court, CB4 1FR gerribird@sky.com

West Chesterton Labour

Damien Tunnacliffe 45 Pretoria Road, CB4 1HD damientunnacliffe@yahoo.co.uk

T: 07514 939459 Liberal Democrat

Susannah Kerr 101 Gilbert Road, CB4 3NZ susannahfkerr@gmail.com

T: 457238 Liberal Democrat

Max Boyce 18 Springfield Road, CB4 1AD maxboyce@cix.co.uk

T: 358292 Liberal Democrat

Margery Abbott 85 Darwin Drive, CB4 3HQ margery.abbott.labour@hotmail.co.uk

T: 07766 092034 Labour

Mike Pitt 19 Kirby Close, CB4 1XP mike@einval.com

T: 709544 Liberal Democrat

South Area Committee

T: 457239

Trumpington

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Wards: Trumpington, Cherry Hinton & Queen Edith’s For more information on South Area Committee meetings and how you can get involved please contact us on 01223 457000 or go to www.cambridge.gov.uk/areacommittees

Cherry Hinton Robert Dryden 8 Bird Farm Road, Fulbourn, CB21 5DP robert.dryden@cambridge.gov.uk Russ McPherson 184 Church End, Cherry Hinton, CB1 3LB russ.mcpherson@cambridge.gov.uk Mark Ashton 23 March Lane, Cherry Hinton, CB1 3LG mark.ashton@cambridge.gov.uk

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Wards: Arbury, East Chesterton, King’s Hedges & West Chesterton For more information on North Area Committee meetings and how you can get involved please contact us on 01223 457000 or go to www.cambridge.gov.uk/areacommittees

Shapour Meftah 104 Foster Road, CB2 9JR shapour.meftah@cambridge.gov.uk

T: 512647 Conservative

Andy Blackhurst 34 Foster Road, Trumpington, CB2 9JR andy.blackhurst@cambridge.gov.uk

T: 511937 Liberal Democrat

Sheila Stuart (Mayor) 3 Aberdeen Square, CB2 8BZ sheilastuart17@gmail.com

T: 457233 Liberal Democrat

Queen Edith’s T: 457246

Jean Swanson 75 Cavendish Avenue, CB1 7UR jsswanson@ntlworld.com

T: 248319 Liberal Democrat

T: 457227

George Pippas 5 Mowbray Road, CB1 7SR george.pippas@cambridge.gov.uk

T: 473223 Liberal Democrat

Sue Birtles 54 Hartington Grove, CB1 7UE sue.birtles@cambridge.gov.uk

Labour & Co-operative

Labour

Labour

T: 07774 570976 Labour & Co-operative

T: 573797

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East Area Committee

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Abbey Caroline Hart 3 Galfrid Road, CB5 8ND caroline.hart@cambridge.gov.uk Adam Pogonowski 24 King Street, Rampton, CB24 8QD aepogonowski@gmail.com Richard Johnson 688 Newmarket Road, CB5 8RS richard.johnson@cambridge.gov.uk

Coleridge Labour

Jeremy Benstead 47 Gilbert Road, CB4 3NX j_benstead@live.co.uk

Labour

T: 07807 396306 Labour

Lewis Herbert 77 Cherry Hinton Road, CB1 7BS lewis.herbert@cambridge.gov.uk

Labour & Co-operative

George Owers 238a Mill Road, CB1 3NF george.owers@cambridge.gov.uk

Labour & Co-operative

T: 457242

T: 07413 626990 Labour & Co-operative

Petersfield Sarah Brown 23 Ravensworth Gardens, CB1 2XL sarah.brown@cambridge.gov.uk

Wards: Abbey, Coleridge, Petersfield & Romsey For more information on East Area Committee meetings and how you can get involved please contact us on 01223 457000 or go to www.cambridge.gov.uk/areacommittees

T: 351669

T: 721027

T: 07833 012979

Romsey T: 710580 Liberal Democrat

Zoe Moghadas 62 Greville Road, CB1 3QL zoe.moghadas@cambridge.gov.uk

T: 07813 700986 Labour

T: 213803 Liberal Democrat

Gail Marchant-Daisley 120 Ross Street, CB1 3BU gail.marchant-daisley@cambridge.gov.uk

Labour

Paul Saunders (Deputy Mayor) 34 Ross Street, CB1 3BX lo_maximo@hotmail.com

Kevin Blencowe 16 Ferndale Rise, CB5 8QG kevin.blencowe@gmail.com

T: 07914 700602 Labour

Catherine Smart 136 Ross Street, CB1 3BU chlsmart@cix.co.uk

T: 511210 Liberal Democrat

John Hipkin 15 Oxford Road, CB4 3PH castleindependent@gmail.com

T: 564126 Independent

Simon Kightley 6 Sherlock Court, CB3 0JB simon.kightley@googlemail.com

T: 457263 Liberal Democrat

Philip Tucker 11 Maltings Close, CB5 8EB tuckerphilipa@btinternet.com

T: 210036 Liberal Democrat

West/Central Area Committee

T: 722214

Castle

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Wards: Castle, Market & Newnham For more information on West/Central Area Committee meetings and how you can get involved please contact us on 01223 457000 or go to www.cambridge.gov.uk/areacommittees

Market

Newnham

Tim Bick 13 Warkworth Street, CB1 1EG tim.bick@btinternet.com

T: 07720 413173 Liberal Democrat

Rod Cantrill 11 Millington Road, CB3 9HW rcantrill@millingtonadvisory.com

T: 368928 Liberal Democrat

Andrea Reiner 24 Hurst Park Avenue, CB4 2AE andreareiner23@gmail.com

T: 07717 693858 Liberal Democrat

Sian Reid 27 Millington Road, CB3 9HW sianreid27@gmail.com

T: 356100 Liberal Democrat

Colin Rosenstiel 17 Grafton Street, CB1 1DS rosenstiel@cix.co.uk

T: 368326 Liberal Democrat

Julie Smith Flat 15, Robinson College, CB3 9AN julie.smith@cambridge.gov.uk

T: 766259 Liberal Democrat

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