Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Tree planting in Darwin Drive

by Alan Levy on 10 December, 2012

The Darwin, Erasmus, Akeman Street Residents’ association (DEARA) held a tree planting afternoon recently. The event was organised by DEARA stalwarts Dan and Amy Ellis along with other local residents and assisted by council staff. The object was to plant a hedgerow in front of an ugly wooden fence next to the car park at […]

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Rackham Close environmental improvements

by Alan Levy on 11 March, 2012

The city council is undertaking a consultation on planned environmental improvements to Rackham Close. The proposed improvements are the result of an exercise involving residents’ representatives, council officers and the Arbury Lib Dem team. The improvements include: demolition of two brick walls and unused garages pavement widening creating a new grassed area improving existing planting […]

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New Conservation Area for the Triangle

by admin on 21 February, 2012

The City Council is proposing to create a new Conservation Area which will cover part of the south of the ward: most of the streets in the Arbury Triangle. The proposed Conservation area goes from Castle and across to West Chesterton. The proposals will have a formal consultation from 19th March to 30th April 2012: […]

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Eco-mural at mayfield school

by Amy Ellis on 21 August, 2011

Amy recently planned and painted a four sectioned mural in mayfield school with assistance and ideas from over 60 pupils between the ages of 6-11 yrs old.

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Improving the environment in Arbury

by admin on 2 April, 2011

Lib Dem City Councillor Alan Levy has been instrumental in the repairing and re-stocking of  the planters at the junction of Stretten Avenue and Akeman Street and at the two junctions of Akeman Street and Darwin drive. “The planters were originally installed in the 1980s and were in urgent need of repair and refurbishment. At […]

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Worried Cambridge Liberal Democrats have urged county Tories to carry out a full consultation on changes to street lighting in the city warning that “one size doesn’t fit all”. They welcome the chance to reduce street lighting across the county by around 11 per cent to save energy but are concerned that changes may not […]

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Dropped Kerb – Alex Wood Road

by Tim Ward on 6 March, 2011

This new dropped kerb with its pathways has been installed in Alex Wood Road for the benefit of a disabled local resident who will be saved having to go the long way round on their mobility scooter. Arranged by Cllr Tim Ward, this work was funded by the city council’s North Area Committee. The committee […]

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Alexandra Gardens trees reprieved

by admin on 5 March, 2011

Local Lib Dem councillor Alan Levy was instrumental in the decision by the City Council to reconsider proposed work on the Alexandra Gardens trees. The decision was made so that the council could consult further with local residents and obtain another independent report about the trees and the nearby property that the trees are accused […]

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