Category: Article

  • Cambridge City Council Representation at Cambridgeshire Health Committee

    Cllr @nmassey79 of Abbey Ward, Cambridge, @CambridgeLabour was expected at the meeting to represent @CamCitCo but isn’t present. Cllr Massey also represents @CamCitCo on the governing body @CUH_NHS Addenbrooke’s so has a key coordination role. — Richard Taylor (@RTaylorUK) May 5, 2020 As we are in the middle of a serious pandemic I […]

  • Bizarre Tweets by Cllr Peter Lord of Trumpington

    …I don't know about you, but fortunately many of my followers appear to be fit young women who just need a little financial assistance to get to Cambridge, but would doubtless be happy to go canvassing for you when they arrive… — Peter Lord, Esq. #FBPE (@peter_lord) 10 August 2019 Throwing myself into local community […]

  • Tragic Circumstances Surrounding Crime Reporter Raymond Brown’s Court Appearance

    On Monday the 12th of August 2019 I attended Cambridge Magistrate’s Court where Raymond Brown, who served as Cambridge’s crime reporter for many years, was due to face trial following an allegation of possession of a controlled substance. I thought it was worth seeking to observe the hearing as I was interested in seeing if, […]

  • Basic Failure of Open Justice at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court

    On Monday the 12th of August 2019 I attended Cambridge Magistrates’ court to observe proceedings, with a view to reporting on them if anything newsworthy took place. I was not able to obtain information which I understand I was entitled to and which I felt I needed both to decide which cases to observe and […]

  • Suggesting Rejection of Party Name Application – Change UK – The Independent Group

    On the 9th of April 2019 I wrote to the Electoral Commission suggesting they reject the application to register “Change UK – The Independent Group” as the name of a political party. I think it’s really important people aren’t misled into voting for party politicians thinking that they’re independent. I wrote: The registration of this […]

  • New CCTV Camera on Fen Road

    Fen Road in Cambridge where councillors have taken down a lamppost; installed a new extra-tall pole, put the streetlight back on it and put a CCTV camera on the top. This follows a vandalism of previous, lower, CCTV camera in the area. — Richard Taylor (@RTaylorUK) 11 December 2018 It’s amazing that we need […]

  • Large Dogs Harrassed Cyclist and Pedestrian on Fen Road in Cambridge

    Resident Ruth Yule addressed councillors at Cambridge’s North Area Committee on the 12th of September 2018 to relate an experience on the city’s notorious Fen Road: Can I add to the dangerous dogs saga? Monday afternoon about four o’clock walking home along Fen Road minding my own business, there’s a poor woman cyclist with two […]

  • Semi-Vertical Cycle Parking for University Arms Hotel

    Builders working on the @university_arms hotel in Cambridge have discovered they don’t have room to install the planned cycle parking racks in the basement so are asking councillors if “semi-vertical” racks would be OK for most of the spaces @CamCycle — Richard Taylor (@RTaylorUK) 11 March 2018 I have written to the council: […]

  • Urging NHS England’s Chief Operating Officer To Increase Transparency in the NHS

    On the 24th of October 2017 I got the opportunity take my local campaigning for more openness and transparency in the NHS right to the top of the organisation. Fellow Cambridge based activist Sam Smith had written to Matthew Swindells, one of NHS England’s directors, and effectively the organisation’s Chief Operating Officer, introducing him to […]

  • Cambridgeshire Police on Drivers Overtaking Cyclists

    Cambridgeshire Police have recently made some astonishing statements suggesting its fine for drivers to overtake cyclists even when there isn’t really space to do so. Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner made a statement which doesn’t really address the issue and I have been quoted in a Cambridge News article : “Outcry as police boss ‘fails […]