As the campaign for the City Council Elections on May 3rd gets into full swing, our team has been out again in Trumpington, knocking on doors to find out more about the issues that matter to people. We’ve heard about traffic congestion, concerns that there are too few local shops, and of course concerns about local transport. We’ll be out every weekend – and some weekdays – between now and the election.
Yesterday I went to the Trumpington Spring Fair in the new Clay Farm Centre, which is due to open fully on 4th April. There was so much going on! I enjoy sewing and Lego and was very impressed by the Lego structures being built by the kids and the tapestries created by the Trumpington Stitchers!
Trumpington is a great place to live and work, and there are lots of community resources that we can all make use of. The new estates offer much needed homes for many and are welcome – but with lots of new residents we need shops, community resources, transport links and everything else to be in place to ensure a high quality of life.
The doctors surgery and pharmacy are due to relocated to the excellent new community centre, but we need to keep the pressure on to have the path link from Foster Road to Lime Avenue, the Addenbrooke’s-Trumpington Footpath, upgraded from an often muddy track to a well surfaced path with adequate lighting. I also hope another really useful facility uses the shop vacated by the current pharmacy to keep the small shopping centre thriving.
If I’m elected I’ll work to ensure that the interests of everyone living in Trumpington are taken into account in planning the future growth of Cambridge.