Cllr Kevin Price, Deputy Leader of Cambridge City Council, Executive Councillor for housing is Labour's candidate for Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
On Saturday 4th March Jeremy Corbyn came to Cambridge to support Kevin in his campaign
Some pictures by Marcus Hearn
Cllr Kevin Price, Deputy Leader of Cambridge City Council, Executive Councillor for housing is Labour's candidate for Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. On Saturday 4th March Jeremy Corbyn came to...
Your Romsey Councillors have worked hard to develop a plan for improving the site at the end of Cavendish Road and outside the Coop. The agreement comes after a number of meetings in which local stakeholders views were taken on board and a public consultation.
Both sites will have an underlying railway theme to celebrate the considerable part that Romsey played housing the people who managed, maintained and provided a rail service from Cambridge.
This has taken a long time - in fact at a meeting of the East Area Committee in 2013, before he was elected, Dave Baigent publicly argued 'it would seem appropriate to provide one or more meeting points and the idea of a town square involving quality paving and seating'.
Plans are also going ahead to commission a piece of art to go on the site at the end of Cavendish Road.
An artists impression of the site outside the Coop.
An artist's impression of the site at the end of Cavendish Road
Your Romsey Councillors have worked hard to develop a plan for improving the site at the end of Cavendish Road and outside the Coop. The agreement comes after a number...
From left to right Our Candidate for the County Council elections in May Noel Kavanagh (currently county councillor for Coleridge) and City Councillors Anna Smith, Dave Baigent and Sophie Barnett
Romsey Labour are here to represent the people of Romsey and to do this we have to know what they want. There are a number of ways this is done:
- we knock on peoples doors and talk to them (canvassing).
- we hold meet and great stalls (mainly outside the Coop on Mill Road)
- we attend local events (we run a stall at The Winter Fair and the proceeds are donated to Romsey Mill).
- we live in the area
- we deliver leaflets about our work
- we answer emails, letters and telephone calls
- we support local and national causes and demonstrations
- we hold monthly ward meetings and mid monthly catch ups
In outcome we hope to help people and our community
We aim to knock on everyone's door at least three times a year and whilst this does not mean we meet everyone it gives us a clear idea of the important issues in Romsey. For most of the year this is carried out on a Saturday or Sunday when we go out as a group to target specific roads. As we get closer to elections we increase our door knocking to a point when we are out everyday. Canvassers include our four councillors and members of the Romsey Labour Party and training is given to anyone who wants to join us. Without this important contact we would not be able to do our job properly and we always need more people to help.
People often think that canvassing is stressful, but its not like that at all. Almost without exception people in Romsey recognise the need for politicians to talk to the public and are prepared to take part in short debates on their doorstep. People appreciate rather than resent these interactions and when they are busy they politely say so. This week we canvassed in Great Eastern Street.
Meet and great stalls
You will probably have seen us outside the Coop on a Saturday morning. Sometimes we are there with a special message, often about a local issue or the NHS. We try to do this once a month and it is a very good way of taking the pulse in Romsey.
Most of you will have seen our leaflets. In these we try to capture national, citywide and local issues. As we get closer to the election the amount of leaflets increase and they provide a way for Labour to set out its stall. We always need help in delivering leaflets so please get in touch if you can spare 30-40 minutes every six weeks or so.
Attending local events
Each year Romsey Labour runs a stall at the Mill Road Winter Fair and all the proceeds are donated to Romsey Mill. This year we had a 'gorilla'
Helping people and our community:
- with planning problems
- we help with communications for people living in dire circumstances
- we help with the design of local improvements
- raising issues with council officers
- we raise issues that are of major concern in regard to safety
- we raise issues with the head of Cambridge's policing
- we raise issues with the Police and Crime Commissioner
Supporting local and national causes and demonstrations
Romsey Labour has a presence at most city events
Anti Trump Rally outside Great St Mary
Kevin Price Labour's Candidate for Mayor speaking at the I Daniel Blake showing organised by Momentum and Unite
Monthly ward meetings and mid monthly catch ups
We meet on the first Thursday of each month at 2000 at Ross Street Community Centre
Each month we also meet in the third week to catch up
On the third Friday in the month the whole of Cambridge's membership are invited to a Constituency meeting at Alex Wood Hall. This meeting is central to what happens within the constituency.
Of interest to Romsey this week Thursday and Saturday Public exhibition/consultation on the lakes including a look at some ideas for homes on the back of the site where...