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

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 our new report,  The Cambridge Health Gap. This  meeting is open and free to all. Read the report here.

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.  Cambridge Commons is sponsoring a major meeting in Great St Mary’s church, from 7 to 9pm that evening, to

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 in Cambridge are beyond the means of the majority of local people. They are rising faster in the city

Social Care: From Crisis to Catastrophe

Stuart Weir, 2015 Sep 07 Read the report: Social Care: From Crisis to Catastrophe Order a hard copy here. Our Fairness Review for September 2015 is a meticulous investigation into the social care services for vulnerable residents in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire, ‘Social Care: From Crisis to Catastrophe‘. It concludes that the crisis in social care

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 council meeting calling for a reconsideration of George Osborne’s ‘Emergency Budget’ measures. Cross bench unity of this type is

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Magna Carta 2015: The Agenda

Mark Page, 2015 Jun 03 Magna Carta 2015: Democracy for Our Digital Future Saturday 6th June 2015 Cambridge Union Society 9A Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UB View map Directions We invite you to join us for a free conference on democratic reform in the digital age. Register right now to avoid disappointment Agenda   9:45

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 political issue in any society is whether the benefits generated by people’s joint efforts as workers and citizens should

Join Us for Magna Carta 2015

Stuart Weir, 2015 May 06 Magna Carta 2015: Democracy for Our Digital Future Saturday 6th June 2015 Cambridge Union Society 9A Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UB View map We invite you to join us for a free conference on democratic reform in the digital age. Register right now to avoid disappointment The themes are: How

The Cambridge Commons Open Evening, May 2015

Stuart Weir, 2015 May 06 The Cambridge Commons Open Evening 28th May 2015, 7.30pm – 10.00pm Friends Meeting House 12 Jesus Lane Cambridge CB5 8BA View map This is an invitation to members and non-members to an open meeting for discussion of our future aims. It is not crucial that you tell us you will attend in advance,

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 for £10 including postage; please contact us via the website or by ringing this telephone number: 07743 326422. This

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