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Challenge the mayoral candidates on inequality and get beyond the spin

Challenge the mayoral candidates on inequality and get beyond the spin

We are hosting a conversation with mayoral candidates where you can get beyond the politician and meet the person inside. Taking place at the Friends Meeting House in Jesus Lane on Tuesday 25 April at 6.30pm,… Read more »

Latin graffiti is a wake up call for Cambridge

Latin graffiti is a wake up call for Cambridge

The Cambridge News this month published our opinion piece arguing for reforms to the housing market to stop growing inequality in Cambridge. We say that the mysterious appearance of Latin graffiti on a new housing development on Fen Road… Read more »

‘How can we make a difference?’ Young people discuss housing, work and transport at Cambridge Commons event

‘How can we make a difference?’ Young people discuss housing, work and transport at Cambridge Commons event

Students from sixth form colleges in Cambridge called for a greater role in their city at a workshop organised by The Cambridge Commons. The event, dubbed Talkin bout Our Generation, gave 16-18 year olds a chance… Read more »

Our Cambridge: Discussion series to tackle family, schools, mental health & housing

Our Cambridge: Discussion series to tackle family, schools, mental health & housing

Jean Goodrick, 2017 Feb 05

Our Cambridge – 2017 Programme Second Saturday of each month: 11 March, 8 April, 13 May, 10 June, 8 July 10.45am (for 11.00am start) – 12.00pm Lower Hall, St Andrew’s Baptist Church (behind LivingStones Cafe), 43 St… Read more »

Talkin Bout our Generation: Cambridge Commons to convene assembly for Millennials

Talkin Bout our Generation: Cambridge Commons to convene assembly for Millennials

People try to put us down, just because we get around. So sang The Who in 1965. What would be the Millennials’ version? With Brexit, a housing crisis and rising inequality, Millenials in Cambridge face an uncertain… Read more »

What’s our vision for Cambridge?

What’s our vision for Cambridge?

George Weyman, 2016 Sep 13

What is the vision of The Cambridge Commons?  What are our values and how will we apply them? How can we best work together to achieve these goals?These were among the… Read more »

Our Cambridge: Cafe-style discussion group of Cambridge issues

Our Cambridge: Cafe-style discussion group of Cambridge issues

George Weyman, 2017 Feb 05

Our Cambridge – 2017 Programme Second Saturday of each month: 11 March, 8 April, 13 May, 10 June, 8 July 10.45am (for 11.00am start) – 12.00pm Lower Hall, St Andrew’s Baptist Church (behind LivingStones Cafe), 43 St… Read more »

Protest about plans to “supersize” Cambridge

Protest about plans to “supersize” Cambridge

Stuart Weir, 2016 Jun 27

View/print the poster here. Supersize Cambridge Monday July 4th 7-9pm Great St. Mary’s Church Cambridge You are invited to a major debate on the future of Cambridge on Monday 4 July. … Read more »

The Struggle for Social Housing

The Struggle for Social Housing

Stuart Weir, 2015 Nov 27

Read the report here: Cambridge’s Struggle for Social Housing, John Marais 2015 In our first Fairness Review, Cambridge: Wealth and Want, earlier in the year, we wrote that “house prices and rents… Read more »

Poverty in Cambridge – Can local government meet the growing need?

Poverty in Cambridge – Can local government meet the growing need?

Stuart Tuckwood, 2015 Aug 26

To take genuine action, councils have to begin re-establishing real local democracy Cambridge City Councillors, Labour, Lib Dem, Independent, Green and Tory, unanimously passed an emergency motion at the last full… Read more »

Cambridge: Wealth and Want, Fairness Review: May 2015

Cambridge: Wealth and Want, Fairness Review: May 2015

Stuart Weir, 2015 May 05

The Cambridge Commons has now published its Fairness Review 2015, ‘Cambridge: Wealth and Want‘ – a shocking dossier of poverty and deprivation in a ‘hidden’ Cambridge. You can buy a physical copy… Read more »

Universal Credit – A Blunt Instrument

Universal Credit – A Blunt Instrument

Mark Page, 2015 Apr 20

Deborah Padfield argues that universal credit might look tidy on paper but the reality is that it does not recognise the complexity of our lives. Evangelical whackos like Ian Duncan Smith… Read more »

Building more council housing

Building more council housing

Mark Page, 2015 Feb 06

A government commissioned report by Natalie Elphicke and Keith House offers recommendations for improving councils’ performance in house-building. The authors believe that “councils should be responsible for assessing and then meeting… Read more »

An unaffordable city?

An unaffordable city?

Deborah Padfield, 2015 Feb 07

Winter’s a bad time to be street homeless. It’s much less common in Saffron Walden where I work than in Cambridge, but even we had three street homeless clients around Christmas…. Read more »

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