Tag Archives: Castle Ward

Police Claim People Accept Bike Theft in Cambridge

On the 5th of September 2013 I observed Cambridge’s West Central Area Committee where councillors have the opportunity to hold the police to account for their performance and get to democratically set the local police priorities. During the policing agenda item the following exchange occurred: Cllr John Hipkin (Castle, Independent): There’s this kind of culture [...]

Dutch Style Cycleways for Huntingdon Road

Cllr John Hipkin’s latest email newsletter (which he doesn’t publish on the web) carried an article headlined ” Dutch style cycleways on the Huntingdon Road?”. The message, sent on the 30th of August 2013 stated: Please keep a lookout for consultation documents hitting your doormat in the next few weeks and do go to the [...]

Student Hustings for Cambridge City Council Candidates

Conservative Candidate Andre Beaumont (Newham) Addresses the Student Hustings On the 30th of April 2012 I observed a hustings run by the Cambridge University Students Union for candidates from the Castle, Market, Newnham and Queen Edith’s wards on Cambridge City Council (wards selected for their large Cambridge University student populations). The event had been advertised [...]

Providing Open Space in the City as Cambridge Grows

Cambridge Liberal Democrats prefer spending money enhancing existing spaces like Jesus Green, rather than requiring developers to provide new green space as the city grows. At Cambridge City Council’s full council meeting on the 22nd of April 2010 the Labour opposition challenged the ruling Liberal Democrats over a message they’ve been putting out during the [...]

Castle County Councillor Belinda Brooks-Gordon Standing For Parliament in Haverhill

A few days ago I noticed that Belinda Brooks-Gordon, the Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Castle Ward in Cambridge, had blocked me from following her on Twitter. This piqued my interest so I made sure I monitored her public twitter feed carefully. On Friday she posted a tweet saying she was in Haverhill and I [...]