Lost Cambridge

For those of you interested in Cambridge’s local history…

I run the local history project Lost Cambridge.

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New reports on water resources and local transport published

…as the party political debate in the Cambridge Independent heats up. If you thought local government in/around Cambridge was complicated (As I wrote in my previous post), it just got even more so. You can read the article by the Chair of South Cambridgeshire’s Conservatives on house building targets here. In it, he is criticalContinue reading “New reports on water resources and local transport published”

Who made keeping up with local democracy so complicated?

Trying to keep up with which institution is doing what can be ever so confusing that I’m surprised they managed to keep up with each other. Weekly/fortnightly vlogposts on local democracy in Cambridge is my latest attempt to try something new in making more people aware that local government exists and makes decisions that affectContinue reading “Who made keeping up with local democracy so complicated?”

Which local election candidates want to support light rail for Greater Cambridge?

And who will go public in the run up to the election? If you’re not already aware, South Cambridgeshire District Council has local elections for all of its seats in May 2022, and Cambridge City Council has elections for a third of its seats – which will be the elected councillors that polled the fewestContinue reading “Which local election candidates want to support light rail for Greater Cambridge?”

Will any local political parties talk about extending Cambridge City Council’s boundary &/or making it a unitary council?

All of the 2015 General Election candidates representing political parties in Cambridge agreed that Cambridge needed to become a unitary council. Where they disagreed was where the boundaries should be drawn. I’m posting a few more things about the local elections in May 2022 because what the electorate in South Cambridgeshire decide could have aContinue reading “Will any local political parties talk about extending Cambridge City Council’s boundary &/or making it a unitary council?”

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