East Cambs Tories Refuse Cash for Road Safety

A proposal from Liberal Democrats on East Cambs District Council to set up a fund to support road safety schemes in the district has been rejected by the ruling Conservatives on the council.

The proposal would have enabled £40,000 a year to be spent on projects such as safe crossings, but was turned down by the Conservatives who have a majority on the council’s Corporate Governance & Finance Committee.

Jonathan Chatfield with Alison and Christine Whelan at Lynn Road, Ely

Cllr Gareth Wilson (Lib Dem, Haddenham), who proposed the funding at a meeting of the council’s Corporate Governance & Finance Committee on Thursday 29 January, said: “In our market towns and villages there are lots of opportunities for a small amount of money to make a large difference to safety on our roads. It’s very disappointing that the Conservatives didn’t support this small but potentially life-saving investment.”

Ely North campaigner Alison Whelan, who has been backing residents’ calls for a safe crossing on Lynn Road in Ely, and highlighting traffic problems on King’s Avenue, said: “Local residents are keen to see much-needed safety measures on our roads. A small amount of money from the district council would have been very helpful for schemes in this and other places across the district. It’s regrettable that the Conservatives – who are throwing millions of pounds at their new leisure centre on the A10 – failed to back this move.”

Serious about Mental Health

Serious about Mental Health

Jonathan Chatfield is campaigning to stand up for mental health, to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. Please sign his petition for more investment in mental health.

What's your cycle journey?

What's your cycle journey?

Jonathan Chatfield is campaigning for better and safer cycle ways into cities and towns such as Cambridge, Newmarket and Ely, and between the villages that make up our area. Tell him about your bike journey.