Leaflets about the GCP’s ‘Sustainable Travel Zone’ consultation are being delivered to houses across Queen Edith’s, and I hope that, by now, you know about the importance of these plans which, if implemented, would have a huge impact on everyone’s daily life.
It was obvious from the number of residents who took advantage of the opportunity to speak to GCP officers at last weekend’s Greener Queen Edith’s event that many of you feel very strongly about the proposals. However, I remain concerned that too many other people in the area either don’t know about the consultation at all; are not clear on what’s being proposed; or think they have had their say by signing one of the petitions against the charging element of the plan.
If you, or anyone you know, falls into one of these categories, please get them to listen to this week’s BBC Radio Cambridgeshire interview with GCP representatives. You may find this more accessible and informative than the GCP’s own consultation materials.
Click on the link below and scroll slightly to 7 mins 20 seconds:
The discussion reflects listeners’ concerns and questions on key topics such as the Sustainable Travel Zone boundary, operating hours, exemptions etc.
Other locally-focused opportunities to ask officers questions are:
- Drop-in public exhibition, Trumpington Meadows Primary School, 5–8pm, Monday 15 November
- GCP South Area Community Forum online webinar 6–8pm, Tuesday 22 November
Remarkably, despite having asked a week ago for clarification, I am still waiting for an explanation of the process by which any formal response to the GCP consultation from the City Council will be approved and submitted. There are no scheduled meetings of full Council or relevant committees to approve a response before the consultation closes on 23 December.
I will be preparing a personal response in the coming weeks and would very much like to hear your views as an input to that.
Let’s make sure we use the next month to have a constructive and informed discussion.