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Cambridge welcomes royal baby

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:56

Following the announcement of the birth of the royal baby boy, Cllr George Pippas, Mayor of Cambridge, said: “This is wonderful news and I know there will be many people in Cambridge who will be delighted to hear of the new arrival.

“I have written to their Royal Highnesses to offer congratulations and to wish them joy and happiness.”

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Time running out for registering to vote on 3 May

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:43

RESIDENTS who have not yet registered to vote in the local elections on 3 May are being urged to do so before Tuesday night’s deadline.

Residents wishing to vote in the city council elections can still register to vote online up until 11.59pm tomorrow, Tuesday 17 April.

To register, people need to visit and have their National Insurance number to hand. The process should only take a few minutes.

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Prestigious award nominations for Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:00

The Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service, with the University of Cambridge, has been shortlisted for UK-wide awards that showcase the best in recycling and waste management, for work on a large underground bin system.

The service is a partnership between South Cambridgeshire District and Cambridge City Councils. Its efforts in helping develop and collect waste from the largest underground bin system in the UK at Eddington, the University of Cambridge’s North West Cambridge Development, have been recognised ahead of the MRW National Recycling Awards 2018.

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Local election candidates announced for Cambridge

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 09:52

ON THURSDAY 3 May, elections take place across the city for 15 of the 42 seats on Cambridge City Council.

Nominated candidates for the Cambridge City Council elections are as follows.

* Denotes sitting councillor seeking re-election



First   Names



Naomi Anne







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City council elections on 3 May - register to vote by 17 April

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:06

ELECTIONS are taking place across the city on Thursday 3 May this year to elect councillors to 15 of the 42 seats on Cambridge City Council.

If residents wish to vote at these elections they must be registered by 11.59pm on Tuesday 17 April.

Residents already on the electoral register do not need to take any action and will automatically receive a poll card by 10 April.

Residents aged 18 or over on polling day can vote in these elections if they are a British, Irish, qualifying Commonwealth, or European Union citizen and have registered to vote in Cambridge.

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Awards celebrate the best building designs and most considerate contractors

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 22:10

THE BEST new construction projects, and the companies that have worked to keep the impact of their building work to a minimum, were among those honoured at an awards ceremony today (26 March).

The Cambridge Design and Construction Awards and the Considerate Contractor Scheme Awards, hosted by the Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry(CFCI) and co-sponsored by CFCI, Cambridge City Council and Cambridge News, were held at the McGrath Centre, St Catharine’s College.

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Egg-stra recycling call for Easter bin collections

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 17:08

Chocolate lovers in South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge are being reminded to think green and recycle extra aluminium foil, plastic and cardboard this Easter.

Easter is the biggest chocolate-selling period of the year after Christmas. Around 80 million chocolate eggs are sold in the UK, generating almost 5,000 tonnes of foil, plastic and card.

This can all be recycled by residents in their blue bins.

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New community hub in Trumpington opens its doors on 4 April

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 14:54

THE CLAY Farm Centre opens its doors to the public on Wednesday 4 April at 9am.

The new community building in Hobson Square, Trumpington, will be managed by Cambridge City Council in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council, Trumpington Medical Practice and BPHA housing association.

It has been built in the heart of the new southern fringe development in Trumpington to serve the existing and new communities in the area.

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Residents invited to shape plans for new community centre

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 12:17

RESIDENTS are being invited to attend drop-in sessions to discuss draft plans for replacing Cambridge City Council’s community centre at 82 Akeman Street in Arbury, as part of a wider redevelopment scheme.

The drop-ins have been arranged at 82 Akeman Street, CB4 3HG on:

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Cambridge City Council implements new minimum wage for staff of £10 per hour

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:16

FROM 1 APRIL all staff at Cambridge City Council will be paid a minimum of £10 per hour.

The new minimum pay was agreed as part of the council’s budget and pay policy which was approved at a meeting of Full Council on 22 February.

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Web consultancy commits to the Real Living Wage

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 14:15

A CAMBRIDGE-based web consultancy has joined the growing Living Wage movement in the city by becoming accredited with the Living Wage Foundation.

HiTeam Ltd (also with the trading name of Web Works Well) became accredited with support from Cambridge City Council.

The company is the 57th Cambridge employer to become Living Wage accredited, demonstrating their belief that a fair day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.

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Council sets out 10 year vision for Hobson's Brook corridor

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 09:18

THE future of a historic Cambridge waterway is set to be boosted by a new 10-year plan from Cambridge City Council, which will help to conserve and enhance its heritage, environmental and amenity value.

Hobson’s Brook runs from Nine Wells Local Nature Reserve, near Addenbrooke’s Hospital, into the city centre. As it nears the city centre, the brook flows partially along Hobson’s Conduit, the drain built in 1614 to transport clean water to the city.

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Date set for High Court unauthorised punting injunction hearing

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 15:23

A HIGH COURT hearing on Cambridge City Council’s application for an injunction to ban unauthorised punt businesses from using all Cambridge City Council owned land to access the River Cam will take place in May.

The council is committed to improving the quality of the city centre experience for residents and visitors.

This includes reducing the levels of nuisance related to the activities of city centre unauthorised punt operator businesses, as they seek to attract customers.

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New money for initiatives to tackle poverty

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:21

Cambridge city councillors have given the green light to £305,000 funding for eight projects aimed at improving the lives of Cambridge residents who are hardest hit by the high cost of living.

The money is being allocated to the eight schemes from the council’s Sharing Prosperity Fund, which was set up to pay for initiatives that fall within the scope of its Anti-Poverty Strategy.

Since 2014, a total of £1,329,000 has been allocated to 25 projects aimed at tackling poverty in Cambridge as part of the strategy.

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Council to provide funeral services for younger people free of charge

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 16:43

CAMBRIDGE City Council is to provide free funeral services for people under the age of 16 from April 1.

The new policy aims to provide families with a measure of support at a very difficult time, particularly those who may otherwise struggle to pay for the kind of service they would want for their loved one.

The move to provide funerals free of charge for under-16s has been supported by local funeral directors, who work closely with the council’s Bereavement Services team.

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Mayor saddened by news of the death of Professor Stephen Hawking

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 09:31

COMMENTING on the death of Professor Stephen Hawking, Cllr George Pippas, Mayor of Cambridge, said: “I am saddened to learn of Professor Hawking’s death.

“His academic achievements were remarkable and his life story was an inspiration to so many.

“As well as being a renowned physicist he was one of our city’s most prominent figures. His life and work will be remembered by people around the world and not least in Cambridge.”

The flag has been lowered to half-mast over the Guildhall today as a mark of respect for Professor Hawking.

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Council helps more than 85 people fleeing war in Syria and elsewhere to resettle in Cambridge

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 16:27

A TOTAL of 85 people in 18 families from Syria and other countries have so far been resettled in Cambridge as part of Cambridge City Council’s response to the government’s commitment to resettle 20,000 refugees.

Cambridge City Council had earlier pledged to resettle at least 100 people fleeing wars in Syria and elsewhere under the Home Office’s Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.

The council has worked closely with many volunteers, voluntary organisations and housing providers to help the newcomers with the major transition of settling in Britain and Cambridge.

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New action plan set to tackle air quality and pollution

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:05

AMBITIOUS plans to improve air quality in Cambridge have been set out by Cambridge City Council in its proposed new Air Quality Action Plan.

The proposed plan, to be discussed at Environment Scrutiny Committee this week, sets out the council’s priorities in the next five years, for improving areas of poor air quality and maintaining areas of good air quality as Cambridge continues to grow.

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Sprinkler systems to be upgraded at mult-storey car parks

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 13:39

WORK to upgrade sprinkler systems at two of Cambridge City Council’s multi-storey car parks has started.

The existing sprinkler and fire suppression systems on the below-ground levels of Grand Arcade car park are being fully upgraded, with work starting earlier this week.

The work at Grand Arcade car park will be carried out initially during less busy operating periods of the day and night, and then at night only from 1 April.

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Report recommends Park Street site be redeveloped as hotel and underground car and cycle park

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 17:22

A REPORT for Cambridge City Council is recommending that Park Street Car Park be redeveloped as a hotel – potentially an aparthotel – and a new underground car and cycle park below it.

Last November councillors approved a rolling programme of refurbishments for Park Street Car Park, to be carried out while further plans for the possible long term redevelopment of the site were investigated, resulting in this report.

Since then the Cambridge Investment Partnership (CIP) has been reviewing options for the site, including commercially viable options for the site.

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