Hugh Newsam

  • posted about Shopmobility Petition on Facebook 2018-06-30 10:26:49 +0100
    I call on Cambridge City Council to scrap the new charges for Shopmobility. Will you?

    Shopmobility Petition

    We the undersigned call on Cambridge City Council to withdraw and reconsider the charges for the use of Shopmobility which it introduced on 1st April.

    440 signatures

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    Cambridge’s Shopmobility service lends mobility scooters to disabled and less mobile people to get around the city centre. This was free, but since 1st April it costs either £6 per trip plus a £48 annual subscription or £12 per trip without a subscription, by far the highest such charges in the region. 

    Social isolation is a major concern for those with reduced mobility and these unfair charges effectively close off the city centre to those at greatest risk.

    We the undersigned call on Cambridge City Council to withdraw and reconsider the charges for the use of Shopmobility which it introduced on 1st April.

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  • posted about Children's Centres on Facebook 2017-07-11 11:19:24 +0100
    No Children's Centre Cuts.

    No Cuts to Children's Centres

    3,432 signatures

    cambs_childrens_centres.pngWe the undersigned call upon Cambridgeshire County Council to halt its review of children’s centres.

    This review is being driven by a misguided council decision to cut £1 million from children’s centre budgets.

    There are wide gaps in the achievement of children in Cambridgeshire, and children’s centres have for many years provided support and guidance to families which can help narrow these gaps.  They provide good value early help services, which can prevent children from needing more expensive services later. They also provide crucial support to parents and other care-givers: knowing that a local children’s centre is there when it is needed can be a life-saver.

    The current proposals will lead to a significant reduction in support for families across Cambridgeshire.  They are being driven by pressure for budget cuts, and we call upon councillors to oppose them and to ensure parents of young children get the support they need when they need it.

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