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Why City Deal should be paused to prevent widening of inequality in Cambridge

The Cambridge Commons has decided to lobby the City Deal board to “pause” the road works and their infrastructure proposals in the light of crucial evidence given to the government Planning Inspector last week.   The inspector was re-convening the examination of the joint Local Plans of the Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire councils, having so …

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Affordable housing in Cambridge – Surjit Dhande from Cambridge Housing Society

Join us for a meetup on affordable housing in Cambridge at Lower Hall behind Livingstone’s Cafe on Saturday 8 July, 11am. Surjit Dhande from the Cambridge Housing Society will be discussing the current crisis in affordable housing and the role of the society in tackling it. This is the last in this season of ‘Our …

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Equality Trust publishes manifesto for equality ahead of General Election

The Equality Trust has published a Manifesto for a Fairer Society with measures to address inequality. The manifesto covers work, tax, housing and education with some bold policies for candidates to sign up to. You can help by sending the manifesto to your MP. Here is some suggested wording for your email/letter: ​The UK is one …

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Cambridge Commons hustings on inequality opens new space in discussion of city future

Voters in Cambridge spent an evening discussing local issues with mayoral candidates in a new hustings format for the campaign.     Attendees were given a chance to sit with candidates in small groups around tables, introducing the topics that mattered to them. The format emphasised the need for honest dialogue over confrontation, with the discussion ranging from …

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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, this is your chance to raise the issues that matter to you in an informal setting and on a …

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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 is a wake-up call that all is not right in our city. ‘Homes for local people,’ was the tenor of …

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‘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 to air their aspirations for the future and learn about housing, work and local politics with local young experts. …

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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 Andrew’s St, Cambridge CB2 3AR.   See Map. Our programme of café-style discussion groups on Saturday mornings is back. The …

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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 future. Join us on at 2pm on Saturday 4 March to for an afternoon assembly to spell out what …

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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 questions a group of regular volunteers asked ourselves recently during a workshop at Allia’s Future Business Centre. We began by exploring what …

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