Tag Archives: Chesterton

Cllr Ian Manning Threatens to Blackmail Tesco Over Contribution to Chesterton High Street Improvements

I observed Cambridge’s North Area Committee on Thursday the 3rd of July 2014. One of the items on the agenda was the consideration of various environmental improvement schemes for the area. One proposal was to improve the area in-front of the Tesco mini-supermarket on High-Street Chesterton. This is one of my local shops and I’ve [...]

Secret Meeting on Wednesday to Discuss Cycling And Parking on Church Street Chesterton

Cars often park illegally on Church Street in Chesterton. As part of a scheme to make the road more attractive to cyclists Cllr Clare Blair wants parking formally permitted. At the North Area committee on the 4th of March 2010 I asked a public question about consultation in relation to a proposed Arbury Park to [...]

Councillors Approve Police Seizure of Cars Which Avoid Speed Humps

Councillors approved police proposals to confiscate vehicles, like the one pictured, which swerve to avoid the Fen Road speed cushions. Drivers in North Cambridge who drive between, rather than over, speed cushions are to face confiscation of their vehicles under a new police priority approved by Liberal Democrat county and city councillors at the North [...]

Vie Residents Highlight Poor Planning

Residents of the Vie development in Cambridge are highlighting problems which councillors ought to have addressed during the planning process. In September 2008 Ian Manning used mySociety’s Pledgebank website to help start a residents association for those living in the Vie development in Chesterton. Mr Manning is currently chair of the association; he emailed a [...]

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 [...]

Penny Ferry – June 2008

Cllr Liddle, In your absence (reported as being due to a collapsed ceiling in your front room) at yesterday’s North Area Committee you were appointed as to “champion” the environmental improvement scheme for the car park, hailing way and green area at Penny Ferry, Chesterton. I think this scheme has enormous potential to rejuvenate this [...]

North Area Committee – March 2008

I attended Cambridge City Council’s North Area Committee meeting on the 6th of March 2008. The official minutes won’t be published for many weeks and judging by past experience they’ll miss out the interesting bits. So here’s my recollection: Councillor Nimmo-Smith updated the meeting on his discussions with Anglia Water, The Environment Agency, South Cambridgeshire [...]