Julian Huppert, MP for Cambridge, has recieved a response from DEFRA over the issue we raised about sewerage supply on the Fen Road area.
Clearly this is a disappointing response although at least some sympathy is shown with the situation. Cllr Manning and Cllr Smith will now consider the next steps.
Further to http://eastchesterton.mycouncillor.org.uk/2011/06/13/grassy-corner-cleanup/ we can now share the full detail of the appalling decision to not uphold Cll Hazel Smith’s appeal to get proper sewerage in:
Cllr Manning comments “Hazel and I will be discussing the next steps very soon.”
Cllr Ian Manning today attended a city council run event promoting opportunities for participation in sports and arts for people of all levels of disability in Cambridge.
Cllr Manning, attending alongside fellow Liberal Democrat councillors Simon Knightly, Rod Cantrill, Sarah Whitebread, Ian Nimmo-Smith and Mayor of Cambridge Cllr Shelia Stuart commented “This was a really good example of how the Liberal Democrat City council work to promote inclusiveness in sport and art across the city. I felt particularly impressed taking part in the dance workshop in a wheelchair myself – it gave me a real sense of perspective on the challenges and opportunities for residents of our city with disabilities.”
Cllr Manning also said “I met several volunteer groups at the event, including “You Can” and hope to help them achieve their aim of encouraging facilities for disabled cycling provision in conjunction with the City and County Councills”.