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Support for safety measures feature at first Full Council meeting in new HQ

20 July 2022

A proposal to promote measures to slow down motorists approaching residential areas was unanimously supported by Cambridgeshire County Council at its first meeting in its new HQ at New Shire Hall.

In a cross party motion, put by Cllr Mark Goldsack and seconded by Cllr Lorna Dupre, Full Council agreed that its Highways and Transport committee should look at further measures to simplify and promote the process for local applications for ‘buffer zones; a speed limit on National Speed Limit roads as they lead directly into 30pmh residential areas.

And while the report is being prepared, the motion also asked that the Local Highway Initiative working group look at how such requests can be more effectively met within the existing scheme

Full Council also approved three other motions by a majority.

· A proposal to look at areas where the council could pilot a scheme to prevent persistent pavement parking in Cambridge City – the only area in the county where civil parking enforcement currently exists, proposed by Cllr Alex Beckett

· Improved support for the maintenance of active travel schemes which aim to help more people to walk and cycle – including lobbying government for additional funding to support this, proposed by Cllr Ros Hathorn

· A more joined up approach locally on banning junk food and environmentally damaging product advertising, including writing to Government to request a ban on such advertising in council owned and public spaces, proposed by Cllr Hilary Cox-Condron

You can see the full debate on all the motions that were approved, and those which were defeated, on the recording of the full meeting here on the council’s website You can see the full detail of each motion in the agenda for the meeting here