Tag Archives: Arbury

City Council Consulting on Its Proposal to Deface Riverbank

Illustrative design of potential mooring bollards; Cambridge City Council is currently consulting on if these should be installed along the riverbank on Midsummer Common, Jesus Green and Stourbridge Common. Cambridge City Council is currently running a consultation on mooring on the River Cam. A River Frontage Management Questionnaire is available as a Microsoft Word document [...]

Single Streetlight Foils Four Wannabe MPs

All elected representatives in West/Central Cambridge want a street-light under this archway, yet the county council refuse to fund the electricity. Four of of the six Liberal Democrats who are seeking to be the Lib Dem candidate for Cambridge in the forthcoming general election took part, as councillors, in the West / Central Area committee [...]

Taming Guerrillas Could Save Cambridge City Council Money

There are currently patches of bare soil outside the shops in Akeman Street, Arbury. At the North Area Committee on the 12th of November 2009 Cambridge City Councillors agreed to spend an incredible £4,750 on replacing plants on a tiny plot of land in-front of the shops on Akeman Street. Councillors were told that plants [...]

Practical Places to Live Verses Conservation

An application to put a front dormer window in the roof of 7 Pretoria Road, and build a rear roof extension, was considered at Cambridge City Council’s North Area Committee on the 27th of August 2009. The house is in the recently introduced “De Freville Avenue” conservation area. Other houses on the street light their [...]

Asking Questions About The Police’s Attitude to Photographers in Cambridge

Youths with an off-road motorbike look for more youths with similar vehicles on French’s Road, Arbury. On Thursday the 20th of August I attended Cambridge City Council’s West/Central Area Committee. Part of the meeting was dedicated to allowing members of the public ask questions of the police. PC Simon Railer gave the police presentation, this [...]

Chesterton Road Zebra Crossing – Lighting Maintenance Problems

The zebra crossing on Chesterton Road between Carlyle Road and the Jesus Lock footbridge has been an accident blackspot, however following the installation of fantastic quality floodlighting and orange LED halos around the belisha beacons (Zebrite Belisha Beacons ) the number of incidents appears to have been falling. From what I can glean from the [...]

Asking the Police to Record The Costs of Crime

I am concerned Cambridgeshire Police are not recording the costs of criminal damage like this. During Sgt. Wragg’s update on North Area policing at Cambridge City Council’s North Area Committee on the 2nd of July 2009 he said he had received no suggestions on ways to improve the police’s regular reports. When he invited me [...]

Proposed Demolition of 13 Chesterton Road Cambridge

On the 4th of March 2009 Cambridge City Councillors on the planning committee are going to consider an application to demolish 13 Chesterton Road and replace it with a modern block of flats. The proposal has attracted lots of comments from people opposing the demolition of the existing building on aesthetic, historical and environmental grounds. [...]