Local MP Daniel Zeichner has urged the people of Cambridge to get behind Cherry Hinton Hall Park and cast their votes to crown it “Best Park” in the Fields in Trust annual award. Daniel Zeichner joined Cllr Robert Dryden and local residents on Saturday 5 November at 10.30am at the Cherry Hinton Hall.
The attractive park set among mature trees has been shortlisted for the award. Best known for hosting the Cambridge Folk Festival, the park is well-loved all year round and boasts a natural area containing a lake, paddling pools, an aerial runway, and a free-to-use tennis court and table tennis tables.
Daniel Zeichner MP said: “Please vote for our local park. Let’s get a tree-mendous victory! I love walking round our local green spaces. Our parks are the green lungs of the city where people of all ages can walk, talk, run, play or sit.”
Fields in Trust Chief Executive Helen Griffiths said: "Parks and open spaces are arguably the most universal of all public services. They are used by the entire community from pre-school children through to retired adults - our nation's parks and green spaces are places to enjoy life experiences, whether that’s reaching a personal sporting milestone, teaching grandchildren to cycle, engaging with nature, having a first kiss or simply walking a much loved dog.”
People can cast their votes at http://www.fieldsintrust.org/bestpark/eastofengland before 9 November.
Cambridge residents will come together to discuss the implications of the Brexit vote on the environment.
A special public meeting has been organised by Daniel Zeichner MP. The free event will be held from 7pm – 8.15pm on Friday 16 September at Cambridge Rugby Club, Granchester Road, Cambridge, CB3 9ED
Due to the need to plan capacity, the event will be ticketed but it is open to anyone who would like to attend. Places can be reserved at:www.danielzeichner.co.uk/brexitenvironment.
Speakers are set to include Fiona Harvey, an award winning Guardian Environmental Journalist, Martin Garratt from Cambridge CleanTech and Kerry McCarthy MP, Former Shadow Environment Secretary.
Many of the laws and regulations that protect nature come from the EU. Some have been incorporated into UK law, but after Brexit they could be repealed. Other regulations only exist as EU directives and could end abruptly.
Daniel Zeichner MP said: “I don’t think when people cast their votes many were thinking about bees, the birds in their gardens, air pollution and our rivers. Yet the outcome of the referendum will have profound impacts on our environment.
Many people are talking about “red lines” after Brexit, I think it is time to demand some “green lines” from the Government.”
Daniel Zeichner MP recently made a b-line for the Botantic Gardens.
Mr Zeichner who is vice president of the Cambridgeshire bee keepers association and a species champion for the Ruderal bumblebee will join Gill Perkins, CEO of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, at the bee border, as they spot bees and discuss the future of our pollinating friends after the EU referendum.
Daniel Zeichner MP met Victorian chimney sweeps and miners to show his support for Christian’s Aid’s Big Shift campaign – which aims to make coal burning history.
With momentum towards a low-carbon economy growing around the world, the campaign urges the UK Government to publish a concrete plan to phase out coal power without carbon capture technology from the UK power sector by 2023.
Daniel Zeichner MP for Cambridge joined Christian Aid, CAFOD and Tearfund to show his support for a global agreement on tackling climate change to be agreed in Paris this December.
The MP spoke to Miguel Magalang, a local councillor from the Philippines who explained how Typhoon Haiyan devastated his homeland in 2013, and called on world leaders to do all they can to secure an ambitious global climate change agreement this year, for the benefit of the world’s poorest people.
Cambridge Cleantech launch their manifesto for the next Government in
Westminster today – Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel
Zeichner will attend the event and says that the sector is vital to the
next wave in the Cambridge phenomenon:
As the pine needles drop and it’s time to spruce up the house after the Christmas festivities, Labour’s Daniel Zeichner is reminding residents not to forget to give their gift to the environment by recycling their Christmas trees.