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Working to create one Cambridge – fair for all
Inside: An update on
how Cambridge City Council
is working to improve our city

Working to create one Cambridge – fair for all


A message from already completing 242 since 2015. We seek your support and vote
Cllr Lewis Herbert: 2018 sees the Council’s biggest again this May, so we can continue
investment in Cambridge’s future to create one Cambridge – fair for
Dear Resident, for over a decade, making the most all. Read here about over 50
of previously underused assets like examples of the 100s of council
Your Labour councillors projects currently underway – and
Mill Road depot and Park Street car
(pictured above) have worked please let me know your ideas for
park. This is crucial, because in 2019
hard for four years to transform how we can further improve our
we will not receive a penny piece in
Cambridge for the better, since
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central government core grant. great city in 2018 and beyond.


Labour was elected to run the city
in 2014. Labour has protected and Standing up for
improved the services you value Cambridge is vital, Councillor Lewis Herbert
most, and added new initiatives and we work in Leader of Cambridge City Council
www.labour.org.uk

you wanted, including: brighter partnership with lewis.herbert@cambridge.gov.uk


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city’s prosperity through £1.5m in the police 12% an
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sewage works with housing. nge of activities,
leading employers to adopt the ‘Night markets’, like
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Real Living Wage of at least We want to retain a strong County E-luminate, Big
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Transport Housing Environment Equality

Improving Cambridge transport - Labour is: Tackling the city’s housing crisis – Labour has: Creating a cleaner, greener Cambridge – Labour has: Making Cambridge more equal – Labour has:
• Tackling gridlock with funds to scrap the • Built 242 new council homes since 2015 and is working to deliver • Reorganised every bin round to save 20,000 lorry miles and • Helped 30 more local employers become Living
Park and Ride car park charge and through 500 more new council homes, using the £70,000,000 won for collected 8 million recycling and waste bins. Wage accredited, bringing the total to 56 with the
extra peak-time parking charges in the city Cambridge through the Devolution Deal. • Maintained our free pest control service and dealt with over University the latest addition and budgeted to pay all
centre. • Prevented homelessness for over 2,000 households and is helping 1,000 call-outs for rats and other pests in the last year alone. Council staff a minimum of £10/hour from April.
• Backing bikes via Greater Cambridge families maintain their tenancies by topping up their Housing • Secured £625k for electric taxi rapid-charge points; we've • Provided 3,000 free swims for children from low-
Partnership, starting with the Chisholm Benefit. just installed our first two, with six more to follow this year income households.
Trail, part of £20m new investment in city • Brought back over 100 empty, private sector homes into use • Established the Cambridge Climate Change Leaders event. • Funded CAB support service to help Universal Credit
cycling routes – in addition to five new since 2015. • Handed out 374 fixed penalty notices for litter, 36 for fly- claimants avoid debt.
cycling priority schemes across Cambridge, • Built first homes using our own council workforce in over 30 tipping, and 24 for abandoned vehicles in the last year. • Helped 120 low-income households save an average
£150k for extra city centre secure cycle years, in Romsey. • Installed new recycling bins alongside litter bins throughout of £230 from their fuel bills.
parking, and working with the police and • Helped over 300 of the most vulnerable residents affected by the city. • Funded advice services at GP surgeries for people
Cambridge Cycling Campaign to identify welfare reform, including the Bedroom Tax, to stay in their homes. • Planted more trees, almost double the number that were experiencing poor mental health and in financial
initiatives to make cycling even safer. • Reduced rough sleeping in the city by a third last year, even lost, and provided £5,000 extra for the ‘A new tree planted difficulty.
• Consulting on Residents’ Parking Zones though it rose nationally. We help long-term rough sleepers off the for each new baby born’ scheme. • Recruited 80 Digital Champions to help more people,
where local people want them in street with a clinical outreach team, and are now planning two • Improved play areas, pavilions, landscaping, noticeboards including the over 60s, get online.
Newnham South, Coleridge West, Accordia, Housing First projects. and benches, and renovated the paths across Parker’s Piece. • Doubled the number of Credit Union members in
and Staffordshire in Petersfield. • Created Cambridge Street Aid so people can donate towards • Enabled 860 hours of time credits for volunteers on Open four years by setting up neighbourhood deposit
• Looking to the future by helping to win grants to help rough sleepers, with £25,000 in donations so far. Space projects. points and initiatives like the ‘Junior Savers’ scheme,
£3.2m of funding to trial six autonomous • Cracked down on rogue landlords with legal action on safety and • Backed communities by changing the charging policy for which sets up free savings accounts for children.
vehicles on a busway between Cambridge overcrowding. open-space use to prioritise community groups, supporting • Protected the full budget of our Children and Youth
station / Addenbrooke's and Cambridge • Housed vulnerable Syrian refugees: 100 by the end of 2018. new community centres in Eddington and Trumpington, and Services, which was cut by 44% – £340,000 – in the
South / Trumpington. • Taken action after the Grenfell tragedy by inspecting and advising creating new grants for public art. last year that the Lib Dems ran the council.
• On track with rail by securing, with on safety in high rises. • Planted more wildflower pictorial meadows, including at • Organised major series of events on women’s
partners, commitments to create a South • Invested in council estates, including green spaces and fencing. Parker’s Piece, Coleridge Rec and Barnwell Road. equality, to celebrate the centenary in 2018 of the
Cambridge rail station by 2022 and planning • Redeveloping Mill Road depot, including 50% council housing. • Planning to trial a ‘zero chemicals’ approach in two parks. first votes for women.
for a ‘Cambridge Autonomous Metro’
accessing north–south and east–west Despite Tory cuts – Labour has: • Opposed £900,000 Delivering for Cambridge – Labour continues to:
tunnel links. Standing up Children’s Centres cut,
• Ended charges for child burials at • Bid for £193,000,000 to create a new community in NE Cambridge – funding the
• Creating with operators safer, cleaner taxis for Cambridge Cambridge City Cemetery and at the moving county offices to moving of the sewage works to unlock an asset frozen under the Lib Dems.
with CCTV in all cabs and private hire isolated Alconbury, the
crematorium. • Invest in a digital strategy to enable residents to report problems easily online.
vehicles, Cambridge taxi colours, and safe- closure of Cambridge
• Expanded work on tackling • Tackle anti-social behaviour through working with the police and local businesses.
guarding training for all drivers. Magistrates’ Court
domestic abuse, including holding • Support the Junction in a long-term redevelopment plan.
• Ensuring tougher standards for our taxis, (pictured), and moving the
a conference on ‘Coercive Control’. • Work with Cambridge United Community Trust and run our successful volunteer fair.
higher than other councils. central police station.
• Developing plans for Park Street car park • Supporting our city’s Business Improvement District to win
Making the city centre the best it can be – Labour is:
toImproving our use.
improve it for future city centre their second term, ensuring extra investment of over £800k Working together
• Working on creating extra new cycle parking at Queen Anne
and supporting community Terrace, East Road, Free School Lane and Jesus Green Lido (with
for the city centre, including taxi marshals and rapid- with our partners
response street cleaning.
space for an extra 116 bikes).
• Developing plans to improve Jesus Green lido and
• Building new toilets on Silver Street after listening to residents. undertaking a major study on improving the Market Square.
• Improving accessibility across the city by limiting A-boards on • Installing public art at Parkers Piece, linked to the World
pavements. Cup, plus launching a public art project along the River Cam.
• Installing 103 new, high-tech CCTV cameras in the city centre.