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Lib Dem Councillor, Sarah Brown, who heads up public health, sports and leisure and children’s services on the City Council, has been busy putting in place a new initiative aimed at teaching disadvantaged children to swim. Figures show that increasing numbers of children reach secondary school age unable to swim two lengths of a pool, […]

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This is the speech I gave at Full Council in June, 2013, opposing access to any future housing development on the Mill Road Depot Site via Hooper Street: Mr Mayor, I’d like to address an issue of significant concern to lots of the residents I represent. During the issues and options consultation for the new […]

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My Speech to Council on the “A14″ Motion

by Sarah Brown on April 18, 2013

This is the speech I just gave to Council on Cllrs Bick and Ward’s A14 motion. Madam Mayor, I want to speak to the safety issues mentioned in part (a). I am not against safety improvements to the A14. I am not against work which will improve its throughput as well as its safety. Madam […]

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This is the speech I just gave in council on the “Bedroom Tax” motion raised by Cllrs Price and Birtles: Madam Mayor, I’m not going to try and score any political points. I just want to state that I regret the situation where people who are already struggling to make ends meet are faced with […]

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Ward Planning Update

by Sarah Brown on March 20, 2013

Planning and tree works applications received between the 4th and 17th of March for Petersfield ward are as follows: Reference Address Details 13/0238/FUL Spice Gate 14 Mill Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 2AD Extension to rear of property to form ten studio flats 13/0277/FUL Land And Car Park At Claremont Hills Road Demolition of existing lock […]

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Lib Dem Councillor Sarah Brown today called for the introduction of Bylaws governing public use of Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits Nature Reserve to be deferred, pending further review. Speaking at a meeting of the City Council’s Community Services Scrutiny Committee, Sarah expressed concern over how the proposed bylaws would restrict activities such as picking berries, […]

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Ward Planning Update

by Sarah Brown on February 26, 2013

Planning and tree works applications received between the 11th and 24th of February for Petersfield ward are as follows: Reference Address Details 13/0114/FUL 12 St Barnabas Court Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 2BZ Two storey side extension following demolition of existing brick shed to front. Erection of single storey brick shed at rear. 13/0197/FUL 152 Gwydir Street […]

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Ward Planning Update

by Sarah Brown on February 16, 2013

Planning and tree works applications received for the week between the 4th and 10th of February for Petersfield ward are as follows: Reference Address Details 12/1600/CAC CityRoomz Station Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 2TZ Demolition of ‘CityRoomz’ building (former Sleeperz Hotel), and former railway offices to north. 12/1612/LBC British Transport Police Station 55 Station Road Cambridge […]

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Ward Planning Update

by Sarah Brown on January 28, 2013

Planning and tree works applications received for the 2 weeks between the 14th and 27th of January for Petersfield ward are as follows: Reference Address Details 12/1623/FUL 4 Gwydir Street Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 2LL Part single storey, part two storey rear extension 13/0069/FUL 84 Sturton Street Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 2QA Single storey extension and loft […]

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Bin Collection Update

by Sarah Brown on January 22, 2013

The adverse weather conditions have led to some bin collections being missed this week, and is expected to do so tomorrow as well. The City Council will continue to work on catching up any outstanding collections from Monday and Tuesday, as well as carrying out Wednesday’s collections, where possible. If your bin doesn’t get emptied […]

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