Councillor Amanda Taylor

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Kora — kaput

by Amanda Taylor on 28 June, 2015

 On Friday, Cambridgeshire County Council‘s Highways & Community Infrastructure Committee rescinded its earlier decisions to allow Kora-Regus to set up an Enterprise Centre in Cambridge Central Library. Conservatives on the County Council, who had previously voted through the proposal en bloc (first in March and again in June), this time voted to rescind the decision […]

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Environmental blitz in Queen Edith’s

by Amanda Taylor on 20 June, 2015

In May, the City Council’s Refuse & Environment & Streets and Open Spaces teams ran a ‘ward blitz’ in Queen Edith’s, focussing on areas highlighted by councillors as needing attention. They will be reporting on this work at the next South Area meeting as well as reporting on how they have addressed specific problems identified […]

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Drugs, burglaries, parking and cycling offences

by Amanda Taylor on 20 June, 2015

The South Cambridge police have just released their report on activities over the first five months of 2015. The have been focussing on priorities set in February by the South Area Committee: the supply of Class A drugs; burglaries; speeding, and anti-social cycling and parking, especially outside schools. Here is their report: Police report June […]

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Koragate – the latest

by Amanda Taylor on 11 June, 2015

Liberal Democrats on Cambridgeshire County Council continue to defend Cambridge Library against the Council’s proposals to let Regus subsidiary Kora open an Enterprise Centre on the third floor. The call-in of the Highways & Community Infrastructure Committee (HCI) decision succeeded and the LEC proposal went to the County Council’s General Purposes Committee (GPC) in March. Cllr Roger Hickford […]

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Library Enterprise Centre: next stop Council

by Amanda Taylor on 5 June, 2015

To: Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire County Council Quentin Baker, Chief Legal Officer, Cambridgeshire County Council I wish to request a review of the decision on the Enterprise Centre taken at Highways & Community Infrastructure Committee on 2nd June, and would like it to be debated at Full Council, or at GPC, should the quorum […]

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Queen Edith’s Way and Cherry Hinton Road pavements

by Amanda Taylor on 20 May, 2015

The County Council has launched a consultation on pedestrian and cycle arrangements on Queen Ediths’ Way and Cherry Hinton Road. The aim is to address safety concerns over the shared use pavements, whereby cyclists may legally ride on the pavement. Many do so to keep out of the way of heavy – and sometimes fast […]

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Queen Edith’s being pushed eastwards!

by Amanda Taylor on 16 May, 2015

The Boundary Commission has started a review of Cambridgeshire county council electoral divisions, and is proposing to shift Queen Edith’s eastwards. Half of Hills Road and houses to its west would go into Trumpington, while Queen Edith’s would gain parts of Cherry Hinton Road and the Greystoke Road area.

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Thank you to all those who supported the Liberal Democrats in last Thursday’s elections. Amidst the political whirlwind, our city councillor George Pippas retained his seat with a good majority, with Labour and the Conservatives in second and third places respectively. Thank you for this vote of confidence. Thanks must also go to those who […]

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Cambridge Library and the Tory Enterprise Centre: FAQ

by Amanda Taylor on 29 April, 2015

Cambridge Central Library: Kora option for an Enterprise Centre FAQs Liberal Democrat councillors led the way toward securing a public consultation and forcing a reconsideration of options, and specifically reconsidering the officer-recommended Kora option, for an Enterprise Centre at Cambridge Central Library. The process has been flawed; other options have not been evaluated and the […]

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Lib Dems lead challenge to Tory library plans

by Amanda Taylor on 10 April, 2015

Nine Liberal Democrat county councillors have hit back against Conservative plans to allow a private company to take over the third floor of Cambridge Central Library – plans that were voted through by an unholy alliance of UKIP and Conservative councillors plus Cambridge’s one independent councillor, John Hipkin. The Lib Dems have called for the […]

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