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GCP Citizens' Assembly - First meeting this weekend

Published: Friday, September 6, 2019


Residents and commuters from across Greater Cambridge and beyond will take part in the first meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly this weekend.

Around 60 people will take part in the assembly to consider how to reduce congestion, improve air quality, and provide better public transport.

The Citizens’ Assembly takes place on two weekends this autumn builds up the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s Choices for Better Journeys campaign. More than 5,000 people shared their view on potential options for cutting congestion, improving air quality and significantly upgrading public transport in the spring. 

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Starting tomorrow (Saturday 07 September 2019), members of the assembly – chosen through an independent process - will hear evidence from expert speakers across a range of subjects including transport, public health, growth and sustainability.

At the conclusion of the second weekend in October, assembly members can make their own recommendations for the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s Executive Board to consider at their meeting on December 12, alongside a fully worked up package of measures to transform public transport and reduce traffic on the roads.

The GCP has been awarded £60,000 plus expert support to launch the Citizens' Assembly as part of the Government’s Innovation in Democracy Programme, jointly delivered by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

The presentations and expert panel discussions from the Citizens’ Assembly will be live streamed on the GCP’s Facebook page, and uploaded to the GCP’s YouTube page as soon as possible.

Visit the dedicated webpage on Consult Cambs to find out more information about the Citizens’ Assembly.