Tag: Trees

  • New Tree Planting Suggestions for Milton Road

    I and others have been lobbying for cherry trees which have been lost from Milton Road in Cambridge to be replaced for a few years now. Many newly planted trees have been lost to wind damage and more established trees have been felled by Cambridge City Council chainsaws. The street is still beautiful, and striking […]

  • Cambridge MP Hustings 2015 – Arts Culture and Quality of Life

    On the evening of Thursday the 19th of February 2015 I observed a hustings event with four of the candidates to be Cambridge’s MP held at the Cambridge Junction. The event was titled Arts, culture and quality of life – The Political Debate. Candidates taking part were Conservative Chamali Fernando, Labour’s Daniel Zeichner, Green Rupert […]

  • Alexandra Gardens Trees Threatened Yet Again

    How Alexandra Gardens Trees May Look After Proposed Works The trees in Alexandra Gardens in Arbury, Cambridge are yet again under threat from Cambridge City Council chainsaws. The council has published two documents as part of a consultation: Report on Alexandra Gardens Tree Root Damage Claims Tree Works Order The tree works order proposes a […]

  • Cambridge South Area Committee Farce – February 2015

    I observed Cambridge’s South Area Committee on the evening of Monday the 2nd of February 2015. The meeting was the most farce-ridden disheartening display of attempted democracy I’ve observed. Almost every element of the meeting was either a farce itself or highlighted a farce elsewhere in one of Cambridge’s local councils. Cllr Amanda Taylor claimed […]

  • Milton Road Made Top Priority for Greater Cambridge City Deal Spending

    On the 28th of January 2015 the Greater Cambridge City Deal Board decided to make spending £23.04m on Milton Road in Cambridge their top priority. The board was taking decisions on how to allocate money the UK nationally is investing in Greater Cambridge through the City Deal. The leaders of Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge City […]

  • New Path Under Jesus Green Plane Tree Avenue

    I observed the Annual General Meeting of the Jesus Green Association on the 3rd of December 2013 where detailed plans for a new path under the plane tree avenue on Jesus Green were revealed. The detailed plans were not presented to the last West/Central Area committee, nor are they linked from a webpage on a […]

  • Segregated Cycleways for Hills Road

    Improving the cycleways on Hills Road was included in Cambridgeshire County Council’s application to central government for a “Cycle City Ambition Grant”. The grant application was successful, and £4.1m has been announced to “shift cycling up a gear” in the Greater Cambridge area. It has already been revealed that consultation on the details of another […]

  • Council Ignoring New Trees Which Fail in Cambridge

    Remains of Recently Planted Tree. Milton Rd, Cambridge Cambridge City Council has planted lots of new trees in Cambridge in recent years. While the majority of the new trees are doing well, some have failed to thrive. A certain fraction of failure is to be expected and is not in itsself a problem; however I […]

  • 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 […]

  • Councillors Make Odd Choice of Path to Fix on Jesus Green

    Councillors deemed this path the worst on Jesus Green and earmarked £30K for work on it. I observed Cambridge City Council’s West/Central Area Committee on Tuesday the 21st of June 2011. Councillors decided to provisionally allocate around £30,000 to what their officers described as the worst path on Jesus Green – the one from (not […]