Tag Archives: Market Ward

Woman Urinated on Cambridge Bowling Green As Public Toilets Are Locked in Evenings

On the 23rd of August 2013 Cambridge based artist and singer Robjn Barker tweeted to report: My mother said she had to piss on the bowling green because there isn’t a toilet open in Cambridge Cambridge City Council runs twenty public toilets in the city. None, not even the coin-operated ones, are open after 8pm [...]

Police and Crime Commissioner Bright on 20 MPH Enforcement in Cambridge

Cambridge’s councillors introduced a 20 mph limit on Maid’s Causeway in August 2010; but signed it poorly so it had no impact on speeds and the police have been unwilling to enforce it as they take the view that, given the state of the signage, that would be unfair. At the West/Central Area Committee on [...]

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 [...]

Councillors Ignore Cycle Parking Policy Again – King Street Takeaway

60 King Street, Cambridge On the 3rd of November 2011 I observed Cambridge’s West/Central area committee approve planning permission for a takeway on King Street. The approval, by the committee made up of all Liberal Democrats along with independent Cllr Hipkin, was in contravention of the council’s policy on the provision of cycle parking. Cllr [...]

Liberal Democrat Run Cambridge City Council Revving Up Chainsaws to Fell Trees on Fitzroy Street

Liberal Democrat Run Cambridge City Council Is Proposing to Fell Two of the Four Trees Outside Waitrose on Fitzroy Street Cambridge City Council are proposing to fell two of the four trees outside Waitrose on Fitzroy Street in Cambridge. City Council document describing the proposal and the reasoning for it. – PDF A consultation was [...]

Friends of Midsummer Common 2010 AGM

Midsummer Common – Cambridge On the 17th of March 2010 I and about thirty others attended an annual general meeting of the Friends of Midsummer Common. This was a meeting, open to all, which had been advertised on the common. Interesting Points Council officer Alistair Wilson reported that the Horse Chestnuts on Victoria avenue have [...]

New Dispersal Zone for Sidney Street and the Market Square Discussed

The door into the West/Central area committee. Council rules prevented me from taking a more interesting photo showing councillors and the police inside the meeting. On the 4th of February I observed the West Central area committee where councillors were considering, at an early stage, the possibility of a new dispersal zone in the city [...]

Police Not Railings To Tackle Round Church Problems

For the second time councillors rejected proposals to reinstate railings around the Round Church in Cambridge. At Cambridge City Council’s West-Central Area Committee on the 10th of December 2009 councillors rejected a proposal to contribute public funds to the reinstatement of the railings around the Round Church in central Cambridge. Councillors had rejected the idea [...]

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 [...]