Covid-19: the questions that need to be asked

key_lucynnew.pngAs the Government starts to release lockdown, seemingly against the recommendations of many of its advising scientists, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Liberal Democrat group leader Cllr Lucy Nethsingha has written to the County Council’s chief executive and Cambridgeshire & Peterborough’s Director of Public Health.

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Win for Active Travel!

Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats are celebrating after their proposal to seize the moment for Active Travel was passed successfully at the County Council!

"It's a fantastic result, and I'm looking forward to working quickly on the detail." said Highways & Transport lead, Cllr Ian Manning.

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County must act now to support Active Travel - Cambridgeshire Lib Dems

Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats are pressing for action now on Active Travel, as well as safety measures for those using public transport, with a motion to the County Council on Tuesday 19th May.

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New charges for Adult Social Care

A range of new or increased charges could be on the way for people in Cambridgeshire who receive care from the county council. A consultation by the county council on the new charges is now online, and there are a number of consultation events, including in Ely on the afternoon of Monday 28 October.

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County should look to New York for Highway ideas - Manning

Cambridgeshire should look to the streets of New York for innovative ways to solve some of its road and transport problems.

That’s the view from Liberal Democrat County Councillor, Ian Manning who is challenging highways officials to learn from the American city when making changes to public spaces.

He's proposing using the trialling methodology in Cambridgeshire at a meeting of Cambridgeshire County Council's Full Council on the 15th October 2019.

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LIB DEM CALL FOR WILD FLOWERS

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Liberal Democrat county councillor Nichola Harrison is calling on Cambridgeshire County Council to bring wild flowers and wildlife back to verges across the county.

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Campaign Assistant wanted

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Liberal Democrats are on a roll, with rising numbers of councillors and members following local election successes. We now seek a campaign assistant to tell the world what the new councillors are doing, and maintain the momentum for future elections. You will liaise with councillors and communicate their campaigns and successes by creating engaging and compelling content for print and on line publications, and by promoting stories to the local media.

You’ll have a great standard of written English and be able to translate council-speak, have a working knowledge of DTP, and a commitment to Liberal Democrat values.

Salary:  £18,000 pro rata

Hours:  37.5 hours a week, 5 days

Tenure:  Fixed term contract for 3 months

Location:  To work from home

Closing Date: Midday, 19th July 2019

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Cambridgeshire NHS facing funding crisis

Commenting on the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group’s unprecedented funding crisis, which requires savings of £33 million in this year’s budget, Cambridge’s Liberal Democrat lead member for health Cllr Susan van de Ven said:

"Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have one of the fastest growing populations in the country, but one of the most poorly funded health systems. For years the Government’s funding formula has failed to recognise the needs of our area.  The situation has now reached crisis point, leaving our local Clinical Commissioning Group facing difficult and unpalatable choices. 

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Lib Dems celebrate leading cross party agreement for Cambridgeshire to declare a climate emergency

Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats are delighted to have successfully persuaded a cross-party agreement to get Cambridgeshire County Council to declare a Climate Emergency as a packed public gallery looked on.

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County Council has farm gate questions to answer

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Cambridgeshire County Council has questions to answer over its handling of the farm gate affair, in which a senior Conservative Councillor has become the tenant of one of the County council's farms.

Lib Dem group leader Lucy Nethsingha has written to the council to ask:

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