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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 progressive values into planning and development of our city? These are some of the questions we will be discussing

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

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 an influential research & publishing organisation on issues of inequality and community. We have also organised events on big

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

TCC reports

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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

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