The document recently released by the Greater Cambridge Partnership proposed the imposition of a £5/day charge for driving within the city 7am-7pm. This amounts to an ‘indirect’ tax of £25 per week and could leave drivers worse off by £1300 per year. This is simply unacceptable at a time where hardworking people and families are grappling with a cost-of-living crisis.
While we recognise the need for a sustainable solution for travel within Cambridge, it cannot be achieved through the imposition of punitive charges. Conservatives will not stand by while working people are charged to drive around their own city and we will continue to stand up for our community and fight against any proposed congestion charges.
The consultation is now open and we encourage you to submit your views on the proposed changes at: GCP Making Connections 2022 | Consult Cambridgeshire (engagementhq.com). The deadline to submit responses is 23rd December 2022.
‘Cambridgeshire Residents Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/492989112720644
Petition against the Congestion Charge: https://cambridgeshire.cmis.uk.com/ccc_live/ePetitions/tabid/115/ID/60/-Petition-demanding-referendum-to-decide-on-congestion-charge-for-Cambridge.aspx?fbclid=IwAR24G2Uj1UPL6VVWIwhGwwvytz_23VxRsUaJgeaW0L55cfKv36Fqm_755kE
‘Mill Road Traders’ Association’ https://millroadtraders.wordpress.com/about/