April Update – Mayoral Hustings, Cafe Discussions, Imagine 2027

The Cambridge Commons Mayoral Hustings
25 April, 6.30pm, Friends Meeting House

Come and discuss the future of our city with the mayoral candidates for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

In this new election, we’ll be using a novel, conversational format to encourage a more open, honest dialogue.

With Cambridge now the most unequal city in the UK, your say matters.

This election will determine who will oversee a £600m budget for the economy, a £170m budget for housing and the future integration of local health and social care services.

Book now and help us raise awareness of inequality:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-cambridge-commons-mayoral-election-hustings-on-inequality-25th-april-tickets-33318495517

GET INVOLVED: We are also looking for your input on how to make this a high impact discussion. If you would like to help contribute to the format of this event, please email George – george.weyman [at] gmail.com.

Our Cambridge cafe-discussion series
Kings Hedges Family Support Project, 8 April

The Kings Hedges Family Support Project has been supporting families in Cambridge for 23 years.

Come and hear about this remarkable work and discuss reflections for the future with Pat Mackenzie, a Trustee and social work professional.

The ‘Our Cambridge’ series runs every second Saturday of the month, from 11-12 midday in the Lower Hall, St Andrews Baptist Church behind Livingstone’s Cafe.

FIND IT: https://goo.gl/maps/dPrNLSPKkJ32

Imagine 2027

Would you be interested to join our most ambitious project yet?

The Imagine 2027 series aims to give an upbeat vision of a fairer
society ten years from now. Each talk will be on a different theme
(health, justice, politics, the environment), given by a thought
leader who can inspire and engage you.

We are looking for people interested to help identify speakers with a national profile, book venues, develop publicity materials, and build our digital presence.

If you or someone you know can help, please contact Alastair at abreward [at] hotmail.com.

Join Us

The Prime Minister this week triggered Article 50, beginning the
process of our exist from the European Union.

The government is now actively saying it wants to build a fairer
society built not on privilege but merit http://bit.ly/2ongPpV.

Good. Let’s get on and bring in a living wage for all, legislation for workers on company boards, land and taxation reform, affordable public housing, properly funded social care and progressive education.

This is a critical time. So please get involved – we need every single minute you can offer. Please contact us http://www.thecambridgecommons.org/contact/

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