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'ONE CAMBRIDGE - FAIR FOR ALL'

 Click here for our detailed plans and pledges to change Cambridge for the better.

Vote for a Labour led Council this May, and we pledge to


•          Protect essential services despite massive Coalition cuts in Cambridge funding

•          Reinstate the pest control service being axed by the Lib Dems

•          Tackle anti-social behaviour, and cut litter and dog fouling

•          Set up a 'Sharing Prosperity Fund' so everyone in Cambridge benefits from growth

•          Lead a citywide Living Wage campaign 

•          Make our city centre accessible to all

•          Build more affordable homes

•          Tackle rogue landlords, and

•          Ensure a better deal for Council tenants.

We will also undertake efficiency reviews across the council to deliver quality services at lower cost.


It is time for a change in Cambridge.   

Vote for ‘One Cambridge - Fair for All’.  

Vote Labour on Thursday 22nd May in the City and Euro elections.  



If you want to raise an issue or ask a question relating to the
Labour Manifesto in Castle Ward, please email me at
mark.a.reader58@gmail.com or txt/ring me on 07534 588 362


See also our ward campaign webpages and contacts for local Labour Councillors.

 

Mark Reader
Your Labour Party Candidate for Castle
(Above with MEP Candidate for East Anglia Alex Mayer, and below at the launch with the Labour team and Douglas Alexander MP)

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One Cambridge - Fair for All

LABOUR’S 2014 MANIFESTO FOR CAMBRIDGE 'ONE CAMBRIDGE - FAIR FOR ALL'  Click here for our detailed plans and pledges to change Cambridge for the better. Vote for a Labour led Council this...

Congestion near the junction on Mt PleasantTraffic, parking and transport are the top concerns for residents in Castle. Survey results showed that commuter parking, congestion, cycling and buses were the main worries of the majority of the several hundreds of residents we've spoken to in recent months.

 However, many residents also wanted to tell us how much they liked living in the area. "Most people are happy here and mention nothing that bothers them greatly," says Mark Reader, Labour Party Candidate for the city council. 

In descending order, the most mentioned concerns were:

- parking

- traffic congestion and rat runs

- cyclists and cycling

- buses and taxis

- pedestrian crossings

- anti-social behaviour

Castle ward's green spaces or streets, and public transport services, were the most praised. People also praised shopmobility - and one or two even praised local parking.

Of greatest concern were speeding down Canterbury Street and the narrow pedestrian crossing at the junction between Victoria and Histon Road (which also has very bad traffic flow).

Similarly, says Mark, "there is a general sense of unease about the consequences of big property developments around Cambridge." And "Shared prosperity - with opportunity and affordable housing for all - is a real priority for Cambridge - which the Cambridge Labour Party is committed to do something about"

Residents also stressed to Mark the need for community and activities for the elderly around Castle.

Traffic is the top concern in Castle

Traffic, parking and transport are the top concerns for residents in Castle. Survey results showed that commuter parking, congestion, cycling and buses were the main worries of the majority of...

Darwin Green - New EstateMost landlords are admirable, but a few are reluctant to carry out necessary repairs and charge excessive rents. And few even fail to keep homes to expected standards.

In fact, when a property is vacant, sometimes tenants and neighbours have great difficulty to contact the landlord to report problems - like leaking plumbing.

Oxford and the London Borough of Newham are designated areas where private landlords are compelled to join a register. This creates greater transparency - and an efficient method of checking standards.

Mark Reader, Castle Ward candidate, and the Labour team, will explore experience elsewhere and consult on designated registers and on how best to deal with rogue landlords.

 Tell us what you think - comment below!

Landlords in Castle

Most landlords are admirable, but a few are reluctant to carry out necessary repairs and charge excessive rents. And few even fail to keep homes to expected standards. In fact,...

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