Today the News celebrates those people who stick their necks out to make a difference – and they can get angry.
They have featured in the News and spoken out on a raft of issued that impact the community.
It is often because of them, that things get done.
Complaining about important issues from vandalism, to parking and from pets to trees being cut down, these men and women often represent the voice of the people.
Here are some of the community campaigners we must thank:
Vandalism always angers communities and this was no different.
The locals were furious after trees that were planted to improve their area were snapped almost immediately.
Residents and businesses in the Arbury Court area believed vandals struck within hours after the two silver birches were planted last month (April 27).
The planting was part of a £200,000 city council effort to spruce up the square – so shopkeepers and locals are bitterly disappointed by the damage.
Jon West, owner of Arbury Court butcher's shop The Art of Meat, described the act as "senseless vandalism".
We've all been there
A learner driver also shared her anger.
Kristy Burton said each time she puts on her L plate drivers become "crazy" and make dangerous and rash decisions to overtake her.
The 26-year-old, from Barkway, Royston, had been trying to learn to drive for six months – but sometimes found it hard to get back onto the road after becoming anxious from "loony drivers" that "almost smash into her".
Mum-of-three Ros Hathorn was left "gutted and devastated" after the shock destruction of a wood near her home in Histon has exposed the family to the noise and pollution of the A14.
Ms Hathorn and other residents are furious after Highways England suddenly cut a vast swathe of trees protecting the village from the rattle of traffic on the major road.
Ros, 42, was left in shock when workers knocked on her door and told her they were about to start felling the trees.
The felling came to extend the slip road at Histon bringing it another three metres closer to her home.
The A14 upgrade , which is ongoing until March 2021, is expected to cost between £1.2 to £1.5 billion.
Fury at noisy builders
Loud construction work at The Grafton centre in Cambridge plagued neighbours for months leaving them furious.
The shopping centre is receiving a £28 million major revamp that includes upgrading entrances, flooring and roofs.
People living in one of Cambridgeshire's biggest villages are furious at plans to spend £54,000 on installing 'real time' computer screens in their bus stops.
Residents in Swavesey say only a few buses run to and from the village every day – and they don't need electronic signs to tell them when they're due.
Cambridgeshire County Council insists the scheme is part of a package of measures to improve public transport in the area.
But Will Wright, chairman of Swavesey parish council, said: "You couldn't make it up. We discovered purely by chance that they were planning to do this.
This really gave one mum the needle
A young mother-of-three was livid after finding a used hypodermic needle in the garden of her new council home.
Kayleigh Cross moved to the house in Carlton Way, Cambridge to find the garden heaped high with rubbish.
She said the previous tenant should have cleared the garden, and she complained to Cambridge City Council.
Angry taxi drivers warned they may take their cars off the streets of Cambridge after an explosion of alcohol-fuelled violence in the market square.
The Cambridge Hackney & Private Hire Association, which represents cabbies in the city, said some of its members were injured by "drunken revellers" in the early hours of September 30 last year.
Drivers were hit in the head and face and taxis parked at the rank were damaged by kicks and punches, the association said.
Pet 'held at ransom'
A furious pet owner whose dog escaped from her garden claims the city council "held him to ransom".
Springer spaniel Ozzy slipped through Imelda O'Neill's gate and ran off before she could catch him.
He was later picked up by the council's dog warden and taken to kennels at Ely.
Mrs O'Neill's daughter then had to stump up a fee of £135 to get Ozzy back.
Parish councillors at Rampton have been accused of "penny pinching" – because they won't pay for a wreath on a memorial marking a wartime bomber crash.
Two crew members died when a Wellington came down in flames behind the village church on August 31, 1941.
Retired butcher Graham Rose, who lives in the village, and whose father Dennis saw the doomed Vickers aircraft just before it hit the ground, has put up a plaque honouring the dead air crew, and three others whose fate was never established.
A war veteran living in one of Cambridges newest communities says it is now being hit by a crime wave after his bike was stolen and a gun fired at windows.
Derek Wallace, of Consort Avenue in Trumpington Meadows which is near the citys Waitrose superstore, says the area is now being targeted by a criminal element.
The 50-year-old, who served in Iraq and Northern Ireland, is furious after his precious cycle was stolen.
A hardware store owner went on a massive rant over litterbugs chucking trash on the A14 – and wants them to be punished Singapore style.
Neil Mackay, joint boss of Mackays ironmongers in Cambridge has had enough of the louts chucking rubbish from their cars on the road.
He is calling for tough action after witnessing drivers throwing trash out of vehicle windows and the sight of litter strewn on lay-bys on the major route.