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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 »

Four things that councils can do to reduce inequality today

Four things that councils can do to reduce inequality today

Ahead of the upcoming local and regional elections in the UK on 4th May, please help us reduce inequality by asking people standing for election in your area to commit to The Fairness Four actions, which are: Evaluate the… Read more »

How a Cambridge social entrepreneur helped break the isolation and anxiety of parenthood for families in Kings Hedges

How a Cambridge social entrepreneur helped break the isolation and anxiety of parenthood for families in Kings Hedges

How can we help new parents to tackle feelings of of isolation and anxiety?   This was the central goal of the Kings Hedges Family Support Project set up by local social entrepreneur Pat Mackenzie 23 years ago. Speaking… 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 »

Cambridge City Deal: What role for social justice?

Cambridge City Deal: What role for social justice?

A former Guardian editor Terry Macalister has questioned whether the much debated City Deal can bring social justice, well-being and environmental benefits to the city. Speaking in the final meeting of the ‘Our Cambridge’ series to a… Read more »

Social Care: The Catastrophe Continues

Social Care: The Catastrophe Continues

In his latest report David Plank alerts us to cuts in services being made by local councils. Successive reductions in government funding since the first austerity budget in 2011 after the great financial crash are removing £24.7… Read more »

Community life in Cambridge: How can we make change through collective action?

Community life in Cambridge: How can we make change through collective action?

George Weyman, 2016 Sep 20

How do we shape democratic change in our local community through collective action? How can we contribute to influencing the direction Cambridge is heading in? What can we do to put… 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 »

New chair of The Cambridge Commons

New chair of The Cambridge Commons

 Hello – I’m George, the incoming chair of The Cambridge Commons. With Jean Goodrick as vice-chair, I’m taking over the role from the formidable Stuart Weir who over the last couple of years has established us as… 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 »

A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death

Stuart Weir, 2016 Jul 15

A Matter of Life and Death: The Cambridge Health Gap Wednesday July 20th 7.30pm Friends Meeting House 12 Jesus Lane Cambridge CB5 8BA Please come along to the formal launch of… Read more »

Money Can Buy You Votes

Money Can Buy You Votes

Henry Tam, 2015 May 13

As pundits queue up to expound what went wrong for Labour and why the Conservatives won control, it is important to remember an old adage – follow the money. A key… 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 »

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