What’s happening to tackle inequality in 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
The Cambridge Commons Mayoral Hustings 25 April, 6.30pm, Friends Meeting House Come and discuss the future of our city with the mayoral candidates for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. In this new election, we’ll be using a novel, conversational format to encourage a more open, honest dialogue. With Cambridge now the most unequal city in the UK,
‘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.
We’re delighted to announce that The Cambridge Commons will be partnering with the Cambridge News on our upcoming assembly for young people, Talkin’ bout Our Generation. The assembly at Friends Meeting House on 4 March 2017 will be a chance for Millennials in the city to air their views on their lives and futures in
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
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 packed room of over 60 people, Macalister challenged us to explore the proposals through the extent of their commitment to
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 billion a year from councils in England. By 2014 this had already been halved and the rest will go
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
George Weyman, 2016 Oct 8 Transport is a hot topic right now in Cambridge. A major Travel to Work Area, unprecedented growth, City Deal, new railway station – how can we use these opportunities to build a transport infrastructure that is fair for everyone? You can explore the possibilities at the Central Library on Saturday 5 November, between
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
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
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