Tag Archives: Cambridge

Neighbourhood Police Officers in Cambridge to Routinely Carry TASER from January 2013

TASER armed officer in the UK Cambridge’s Community Safety Partnership on the 14th of December 2012 received a presentation on TASER use in Cambridge by Chief Inspector Neil Sloan of Cambridgeshire Police. To-date in Cambridge only specialist firearms officers have carried and used TASER weapons, no officers have routinely patrolled with the weapons, or carried [...]

Only 2.48 Percent of Cambridge’s Electorate Made Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright Their First Choice

Cambridgeshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner Graham Bright gained the first choice votes of only 2.48% of the electorate in Cambridge. In Cambridge, as in Peterborough, Labour’s Ed Murphy was the most popular first choice. More voters in Cambridge spoilt their papers than voted for two of the candidates. The first preference results for Cambridge were [...]

36 Barton Road Cambridge

Rejected Proposal For New House at 36 Barton Rd On Thursday the 21st of June 2012 I attended Cambridge’s West/Central area committee, where the first item on the agenda was deciding on a planning application to build a substantial new detached house at 36 Barton Road, on the corner by Barton Close, with access to [...]

Lighting Parkers Piece on West Central Area Committee Agenda

Ground Level Lights at Cambridge Leisure In the run up to the 2012 local elections Cambridge Liberal Democrats decided to stand up to those who usually exert greatest influence in Cambridge, the largely elderly home owners who populate the residents associations, and made an election commitment to improve lighting on Cambridge’s green spaces. Specifically the [...]

Cambridge Community Safety Partnership – May 2012

On the first of May 2012 I attended a meeting of Cambridge’s Community Safety Partnership, held in the Guildhall. The meeting was rendered almost pointless by the absence of both elected councillors who should have been there, Cambridge City Council’s executive councillor for policing, Tim Bick (Liberal Democrat) and Police Authority representative and the partnership’s [...]

Questioning The Executive Councillor for Policing at Cambridge City Council

Cllr Tim Bick, Executive Councillor for Policing, Cambridge City Council. On the 19th of April 2012 I used the public speaking slot at a full meeting of Cambridge City Council to ask the executive councillor for policing, Tim Bick (Liberal Democrat, Market) what he had been doing in that role. I said I thought the [...]

Police Issuing Fixed Penalty Notices for Dog Fouling

On the 19th of April 2012 Cllr George Owers (Labour, Coleridge) asked an oral question about dog poo at a full meeting of Cambridge City Council. Cllr Owers’ question was: “In light of the council’s catastrophically poor record at taking enforcement action against irresponsible dog owners for dog-fouling, are there plans to co-operate with PCSOs [...]

Labour Anti House Sharing Motion Defeated

On the evening of the 19th of April 2012 I observed Cambridge City Council debate a Labour motion on the subject of regulating shared houses in the city. The motion talked of capping the number of properties available to sharers and extending the council’s definition of a House in Multiple Occupation to include all properties [...]

Labour Plans to Push House Sharers Out of Cambridge

Spot the shared houses. Many streets in North Cambridge contain lots of shared houses which are indistinguishable from their neighbours. As has been reported in the Cambridge News Labour Councillors Marchant-Daisley and Todd-Jones are putting forward a motion to Cambridge City Council’s full council on Thursday the 19th of April 2012 calling for a cap [...]