November 29th, 2013 by Ian Manning
Early notice has just been received that the new rail station, part of which is in East Chesterton, will seek planning permission to go ahead, at a committee meeting on the 18th December.
This is the permission for the project to go ahead in a legal sense, and is a momentous point for East Chesterton and Cambridge.
Cllr Ian Manning said: “I’ve worked hard, and cross party, with the project team to seek to both get the best from the station project, and mitigate against knock on effects – from getting a guarantee of ~£30,000 to combat parking issues, to making sure the Bramblefields entrance proposal is balanced and will be decided upon by local residents.”
November 28th, 2013 by Ian Manning
Cllr Manning has responded to complaints received from neighbours over parking around the Tescos on the High Street.
“I’ve pressed the County Council, and the loading bay sign has been replaced.
Highways officers are now patrolling – I’d welcome feedback as to whether inconsiderate parking around the shop has got better.”
November 25th, 2013 by Ian Manning
Residents have spotted a mysterious ‘box’ has appeared under the Elizabth Way underpass, and Cllr Manning is investigating with Highways officers:
November 22nd, 2013 by Ian Manning
Cambridgeshire Police are to be asked to prioritise policing of 20mph speed limits in Cambridge when they come into force next year following a call from East Chesterton County Councillor, Ian Manning.
Cllr Manning gained support from his fellow councillors on the city’s North Area Committee to formally raise the issue with the police to make sure the new limits are effective.
His call came after residents questioned how effective the new limits would be and whether there would be training offered for drivers who break the rules.
“It is vital that the police take the enforcement of the new 20 mph limits seriously.” said Cllr Manning. “There is support from the Police and Crime Commissioner and from the Chief Constable, so I’m pleased fellow councillors on the North Area Committee supported my call for us to formally ask it be set as a priority too.”
 The City Council is currently consulting on the City wide scheme, with a decision expected from the County Council cabinet in January.
 If it is approved, the scheme is likely to be enacted first in the North of the City from February
November 19th, 2013 by Ian Manning
Fen Road & Nuffield Road Area Residents’ Association will have their AGM on Tuesday evening, 1900, at The Shirley School (off Nuffield Road).
For more details, please see their website, here:
Thursday, November 7th, 2013 by Ian Manning
Cambridgeshire Lib Dems want the county council to give their full-time staff flexible working to allow them to attend the Tour de France when it passes through Cambridge and South Cambs next summer.
As the race is due to visit the area on Monday, July 7, it could be difficult for full-time workers to take time off to watch.
Cambridgeshire County Council staff and managers should be given flexible arrangements to attend the event, they say. And they want the county council to encourage other businesses to do the same.
They have put forward their idea in a motion to the council recognising the “excellent working relationship” between the county council and Cambridge City Council which secured the third stage of the 2014 race for Cambridge and South Cambs.
Councillor Ian Manning, who represents Cambridge’s East Chesterton on the county council said: “This is a unique opportunity for the people of Cambridgeshire and it would be a real shame if they were to miss out on witnessing this historic event when flexible working could allow them to attend.
“I hope the county council and other businesses across Cambridgeshire will find ways to allow their staff to enjoy the event and be part of history in the making.”
Friday, October 18th, 2013 by Amanda Taylor
Cambridgeshire County Council has teamed up with Ben Hayward Cycles of Cambridge and Outspoken to organize four ‘Bike Revolution’ events in sixth form colleges in Cambridgeshire, to promote safer cycling.
Students can take their bikes along for a free Dr Bike maintenance check and to get a set of discounted bike lights fitted. Other fun activities include pedalling your way to a fruit smoothie and competitions and challenges on bicycle related issues that aim to educate as well as entertain. Here is a picture of Harry, a Hills Road student, who kindly let me take a photo of him pedalling like fury to produce a delicious fruit smoothie.
The County’s Cycling Team was offering information and taking the opportunity to consult about the proposed improvements for the Perne/ Radegund Road roundabout, as well as canvassing for other suggestions of cycleways that needed improvement.
Next week, there will also be the chance to find out more about the 2014 Tour de France stage that is starting in Cambridge. Be outside the Senate House at 12 noon for an exciting announcement about the route!
Bike Revolution was at Hills Road VI Form College today, very busy. Next week it will be at Long Road on Tuesday and CRC on Thursday next week.
- 16th October (10:30 – 13:30): Huntingdonshire Regional College
- 18th October (11:00 – 14:00): Hills Road College
- 22nd October (12:00 – 15:00): Long Road College
- 24th October (11:00 – 14:00): Cambridge Regional College
October 18th, 2013 by Ian Manning
The parking restrictions planned for the new Primary School are set to soon be sent for ‘formal advert’ – the first stage of the process that will lead to them being implemented.
“It’s been a long road to this point, with a number of meetings with local residents concerned about what will happen.” said Cllr Ian Manning “Unfortunately Council resources meant they weren’t in place before the school opened, but fortunately with only one class at the moment, there is little problem with parking.”
Given the school is now open, Cllr Manning is in conversation with the Head and with the organisation running the Nursery to determine the correct time to enact restrictions over.
October 16th, 2013 by Ian Manning
Further to , Cllr Manning has been able to confirm that the bulbs have indeed been replaced, and the brightness increased.
Consequently, he wants to know whether residents want, or would accept, a partial dimming of the lights.
“I know several residents have had their sleep affected by the increase in brightness.” Ian says “so the question is, are other residents affected, and for those not affected, would a small decrease in brightness be acceptable?”.
To this end Ian and a resident has started a petition to see how much support this is (or isn’t!):
If you support it please sign the petition – equally if you don’t, please contact Cllr Manning to let him know/know any concerns.
October 3rd, 2013 by Ian Manning
The local committee covering issues for both the City and County Councils in our area is tonight, at the Shirley School.
Planning matters will be dealt with from 1800, agenda here: http://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=199&MId=1240&Ver=4
The main agenda starts from 1930 : http://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=199&MId=2469&Ver=4
Of particular note is the Police priority setting in the main agenda, as well as priorities for spending developer contributions.